Welcome to the business page, a blog where I'll take you behind the scenes of greater Rochester's fast-changing economy. My name is Ben Rand, and I intend to introduce you to some of the personalities, concepts and events that make news in business here. I've been a business reporter for eight years in Rochester and a journalist for 18, working in four states. I grew up in Pittsford, but moved away after college for about a decade. My wife and I live in Irondequoit with our two children.
Monday Must Reads
More stories of interest in business to catch-up on this Monday morning:
- File this in the category of provocative business symbolism: Apparently Nokia wants to stir up Motorola a little bit with a store on Motorola's turf. (Chicago Sun-Times.)
- Once upon a time Rochester was the flower city. We might have surrendered that title at least in part to Miami, as this story shows. (Miami Herald.)
- The next frontier for the iPod? Maybe, the cell phone. The Chicago Tribune explains, in a story published in the Denver Post.
- Another business hardball story. Who would have thought that C-Span would get fussy over rebroadcast of some of its programming? (NY Times.)