The Best of Rochester!

Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. Known as The World's Image Center, it was also once known as The Flour City, and more recently as The Flower City, annually hosting the Lilac Festival. It is the county seat for Monroe County.

Rochester's city population according to the 2010 census is approximately 210,565, making it New York's third most populous city after New York City and Buffalo. It is at the center of a larger metropolitan area which encompasses and extends beyond Monroe County and includes Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County and Wayne County. This area, which is part of the Western New York region, had a population of 1,079,671 people at the time of the 2010 Census. As of July 1, 2012 Estimates indicated that this population rose to 1,082,284. Rochester was one of America's first "boomtowns" and rose to prominence initially as the site of many flour mills located on the Genesee River, then as a major manufacturing hub. Rochester is now an international center of higher education, as well as medical and technological development. The region is known for many acclaimed universities, and several of them (notably the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology) are nationally renowned for their research programs. In addition, Rochester has been and continues to be the site of many important inventions and innovations in consumer products. The Rochester area is currently home to corporations such as Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox that conduct extensive research and manufacturing in the fields of industrial and consumer products. The Rochester metropolitan area is the second largest regional economy in New York State according to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, after the New York City metropolitan area

What happening right now?

IRS: 'Broke' Sacramento landlord earned plenty

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:33:20 GMT

SACRAMENTO - The owner of a boarded-up house involved in a fatal fire last week who claimed in court documents that he's broke had an average adjusted gross income of $369,000 in three recent tax years, according to IRS documents.

Patient information may be exposed in UC Davis health system breach

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:31:34 GMT

After three doctors in the UC Davis Health System were hit with an email phishing scam, officials are notifying 1,800 patients that their personal or medical information may be compromised.

Flu outbreak continues

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:01:21 GMT

The worst of flu season may not be over yet.

Cuomo Has Sights on Public Schools in 2015

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:43:47 EST

Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to push for major changes to the state's education system in 2015, with a special focus on public schools. Capital Tonight's Nick Reisman reports.

Reporter Roundtable 12/19/14

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:41 EST

This week's Reporter Roundtable talks the latest in the legislature.

Jessica Ottney Mahar and Erik Kulleseid 12/19/14

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:08:00 EST

Jessica Ottney Mahar of The Nature Conservancy and Erik Kulleseid of the Open Space Institute join us to talk about the 2014 Open Space Conservation Plan.

Refer A Company

If you know of a high-quality, reputable, local business you think would be a good fit for this directory, please complete the form below. Thank you!
Your Name:    

Your Email:      

Type your message:   

CAPTCHA image
Enter the text shown in the box