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.
R. Carlos Carballada, addressing a crowd of 450 business and economic leaders at Wednesday's luncheon of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp., which looked at the State of Rochester's Economy:
"Anybody want to buy a Ferry? We have a special discount, until 12:01 a.m. tomorrow."