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Eb e n e z e rAl l a nb u i l tt h ef i r s tf l o urmi l lo nt h eGe n e s e eRi v e ri n Ro c h e s t e ri n1 7 8 9 . Be c a u s eo ft h ep o we rp r o v i d e db yt h eGe n e s e e , o t h e r e n t e r p r i s i n ge s t a b l i s h me n t sf o l l o we ds u i t , e a r n i n gRo c h e s t e rt h e n i c k n a me“ TheFl o urCi t y ” . Ea s t ma nKo d a kf o u n d e rGe o r g eEa s t ma n ’ sc r e a t i o no fa f l e x i bl ef i l m wa sak e yc o n t r i b u t i o nt ot h emo t i o np i c t u r e i n d u s t r y . Heh e l p e dd e v e l o pt h ep r a c t i c eo fp r o f e s s i o n a l p h o t o f i n i s h i n ga n de a s y t o us ec a me r a st h a tma d e p h o t o g r a p h ywi d e l ya c c e s s i b l e .

Th ef i r s tFi ng e rLa ke sv i ne y a r dwa s p l a n t e db yRe v e r e n dWi l l i a mWa r n e r Bo s t wi c ki nh i sr e c t o r yg a r d e ni n Ha mmo n d s p o r ti n1 8 2 9 .

Un i v e r s i t yo fRo c h e s t e rMe d i c a lCe n t e rv i r o l o g i s t sd e v e l o p e dt h e t e c h n o l o g yf o rt h ef i r s tv a c c i n et op r e v e n tc e r v i c a lc a n c e r . Ka t eGl e a s o no fRo c h e s t e r ’ sGl e a s o nWo r k sb e c a met h ef i r s tf e ma l e me mb e ro ft h eAme r i c a nSo c i e t yo fMe c ha ni c a lEng i ne e r si n1 9 1 8 . Sh ewa sa l s ot h ef i r s two ma nt os e r v ea sp r e s i d e n to fan a t i o n a lb a n k , l e a d i n gt h eFi r s tBa n ko fRo c h e s t e rf r o m1 9 1 7t o1 9 1 9 . Th eI r o q u o i sCo n f e d e r a c yo r“ Ha u d e n o s a u n e e ”we r ea mo n g t h ef i r s ts e t t l e r so ft h eFi n g e rLa k e sr e g i o n , i n c l u d i n gt h e Mo ha wk, Ono nda g a , One i da , Ca y ug a , Se ne c a , a n d Tus c a r o r ap e o p l e s .

Wi l l i a mA. J o hns o n, J r . b e c a met h eCi t yo fRo c h e s t e r ’ sf i r s t Af r i c a nAme r i c a nma y o rwi t hh i s1 9 9 3e l e c t i o nv i c t o r y .

Lo v e l yWa r r e nb e c a met h eCi t y ’ sf i r s tf e ma l ema y o r i n2 0 1 4 .

Se t hGr e e n , af a r me r s ’s o na n ds t u d e n to fn a t i v ep e o p l e , b i r t h e da ni n d u s t r ywh e nh e e s t a b l i s h e dt h eUn i t e dSt a t e s ’f i r s tf i s hha t c he r yi nt h ei d e a lwa t e r so fCa l e do ni aCr e e k. Ko d a ke n g i n e e rSt e v eSa s s o ni n v e n t e dt h ef i r s tdi g i t a lc a me r ai n1 9 7 5 . Th et o a s t e r s i z e dd e v i c ee v o l v e di n t ot h ep r o l i f i cd i g i t a lp h o t o g r a p h y t e c h n o l o g yt h a twek n o wt o d a y .


Eb e n e z e rAl l a nb u i l tt h ef i r s tf l o urmi l lo nt h eGe n e s e eRi v e ri n Ro c h e s t e ri n1 7 8 9 . Be c a u s eo ft h ep o we rp r o v i d e db yt h eGe n e s e e , o t h e r e n t e r p r i s i n ge s t a b l i s h me n t sf o l l o we ds u i t , e a r n i n gRo c h e s t e rt h e n i c k n a me“ TheFl o urCi t y ” . Ea s t ma nKo d a kf o u n d e rGe o r g eEa s t ma n ’ sc r e a t i o no fa f l e x i bl ef i l m wa sak e yc o n t r i b u t i o nt ot h emo t i o np i c t u r e i n d u s t r y . Heh e l p e dd e v e l o pt h ep r a c t i c eo fp r o f e s s i o n a l p h o t o f i n i s h i n ga n de a s y t o us ec a me r a st h a tma d e p h o t o g r a p h ywi d e l ya c c e s s i b l e .

Th ef i r s tFi ng e rLa ke sv i ne y a r dwa s p l a n t e db yRe v e r e n dWi l l i a mWa r n e r Bo s t wi c ki nh i sr e c t o r yg a r d e ni n Ha mmo n d s p o r ti n1 8 2 9 .

Un i v e r s i t yo fRo c h e s t e rMe d i c a lCe n t e rv i r o l o g i s t sd e v e l o p e dt h e t e c h n o l o g yf o rt h ef i r s tv a c c i n et op r e v e n tc e r v i c a lc a n c e r . Ka t eGl e a s o no fRo c h e s t e r ’ sGl e a s o nWo r k sb e c a met h ef i r s tf e ma l e me mb e ro ft h eAme r i c a nSo c i e t yo fMe c ha ni c a lEng i ne e r si n1 9 1 8 . Sh ewa sa l s ot h ef i r s two ma nt os e r v ea sp r e s i d e n to fan a t i o n a lb a n k , l e a d i n gt h eFi r s tBa n ko fRo c h e s t e rf r o m1 9 1 7t o1 9 1 9 . Th eI r o q u o i sCo n f e d e r a c yo r“ Ha u d e n o s a u n e e ”we r ea mo n g t h ef i r s ts e t t l e r so ft h eFi n g e rLa k e sr e g i o n , i n c l u d i n gt h e Mo ha wk, Ono nda g a , One i da , Ca y ug a , Se ne c a , a n d Tus c a r o r ap e o p l e s .

Wi l l i a mA. J o hns o n, J r . b e c a met h eCi t yo fRo c h e s t e r ’ sf i r s t Af r i c a nAme r i c a nma y o rwi t hh i s1 9 9 3e l e c t i o nv i c t o r y .

Lo v e l yWa r r e nb e c a met h eCi t y ’ sf i r s tf e ma l ema y o r i n2 0 1 4 .

Se t hGr e e n , af a r me r s ’s o na n ds t u d e n to fn a t i v ep e o p l e , b i r t h e da ni n d u s t r ywh e nh e e s t a b l i s h e dt h eUn i t e dSt a t e s ’f i r s tf i s hha t c he r yi nt h ei d e a lwa t e r so fCa l e do ni aCr e e k. Ko d a ke n g i n e e rSt e v eSa s s o ni n v e n t e dt h ef i r s tdi g i t a lc a me r ai n1 9 7 5 . Th et o a s t e r s i z e dd e v i c ee v o l v e di n t ot h ep r o l i f i cd i g i t a lp h o t o g r a p h y t e c h n o l o g yt h a twek n o wt o d a y .


B u s i n ei s B o o mi n g !

Th eFi n g e rLa k e sr e g i o ni sr a n k e d5thhi g he s tf o rpa t e nt pr o duc t i o npe rc a pi t ai nt h eU. S. Oft h ep a t e n t s p r o d u c e di nNe wYo r kSt a t e , 2 6p e r c e n tc o mef r o mo u r r e g i o n .

5 )

Ro c h e s t e rwa sAme r i c a ’ sf i r s tb o o mt o wn , k n o wna st h e“ Yo ungLi o no ft he We s t ” . Th eb i r t h p l a c eo fEa s t ma nKo da k( 1 8 8 8 ) , Ba us c h+Lo mb( 1 8 5 3 ) , Gl e a s o nWo r ks( 1 8 6 5 ) , a n dXe r o x( 1 9 0 6a sTh eHa l o i dPh o t o g r a p h i c Co mp a n y ) , t h ea r e ah a sar i c hh i s t o r yo fe n t r e p r e n e u r s h i p , i n n o v a t i o n , a n d s u c c e s s .

1 )

Wi t ho v e r1 , 5 0 0 ma n u f a c t u r e r sa n dn e a r l y 6 6 , 0 0 0i n d i v i d u a l swo r k i n g i nt h ei n d u s t r y , ma n u f a c t u r i n gi sal e a d i n g s e c t o ri no u rr e g i o n , wh i c hi s h o met ot won a t i o n a l Ma n u f a c t u r i n gI n n o v a t i o n I n s t i t u t e s–AI M Pho t o ni c s a n dt h eREMADE ( Re d u c i n gEmb o d i e d e n e r g y a n dDe c r e a s i n gEmi s s i o n s ) I ns t i t ut e .

2 )

Ea s t ma nBu s i n e s sPa r ki so n eo ft h el a r g e s ti ndus t r i a lpa r ks i nt h en a t i o n , s p a n n i n g1 , 2 0 0a c r e s . Ap p r o x i ma t e l y5 0p e r c e n t b i g g e rt h a nCe n t r a lPa r ki nNe wYo r kCi t y , i ti sh o met omo r e t h a n7 0c o mpa ni e s .

3 )

Ea tu p !Ou rr e g i o ni st h eh o met omo r et h a n1 0 0f o o d a ndbe v e r a g ema nuf a c t ur i ngc o mp a n i e s , i n c l u d i n g Co ns t e l l a t i o nBr a nds , t h ewo r l d ’ sl e a d e ri np r e mi u m wi n ea n dt h eNo . 3b e e rc o mp a n yi nt h eU. S. , a swe l la s Li De s t r iFo o d& Dr i nk, t h el a r g e s tt o ma t op r o c e s s o ri n t h ec o u n t r y . Ba l d wi nRi c h a r d s o n , Ba r i l l aAme r i c a , Bo n d u e l l eUSA, Dr . Pe p p e rSn a p p l eGr o u p , Kr a f tHe i n z , No r t hAme r i c a nBr e we r i e s , a n dSe n e c aFo o d sa r es o me o fo u ro t h e rwo r l d r e n o wn e db r a n d s .

4 )

n, f o u n d e di nRo c h e s t e ri n 6 )H18i9ck9,eymFanruefeama c t u r e st a i l o r e dme n ’ s c l o t h i n g , wi t hi t ss u i t sk n o wna r o u n dt h e wo r l df o rt h e i rqua l i t y . Ha v i n gd r e s s e d J o h nF . Ke n n e d y , t h eRa tPa c k , a n dmo r e r e c e n t l y , t h e2 0 1 6USAOl y mp i cTe a m, t h i sb r a n dh a ss t o o dt h et e s to ft i me .

g ma nsFo o dMa r ke t sb e g a na st h eRo c h e s t e rFr u i ta n dVe g e t a b l eCo mp a n yi n1 9 1 6 . 7 )We No wwi t hmo r et h a n9 0s t o r e sa n d4 7 , 0 0 0e mp l o y e e s , We g ma n si sc o n s i s t e n t l yl i s t e da so n e o fFORTUNEma g a z i n e ’ s“ 1 0 0Be s tCo mpa ni e st oWo r kFo r ” .

mo b i l e sl i k et h eCunni ng ha m, Fo s t e rSt e a m Ca r , Se l de nMo t o rWa g o n, a n d 8 )EGaeralyrlaeusstoMo t o rCa rwe r ed e v e l o p e da n dma n u f a c t u r e di nRo c h e s t e r . Si n c e1 9 0 5 , s h o p p e r sh a v eb r o ws e dRo c he s t e r ’ sPubl i cMa r ke to nNo r t hUn i o nSt r e e t . Onab u s ySa t u r d a y , t h e r ea r emo r et h a n3 0 0l o c a lv e ndo r s .

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g i ng , o u rr e g i o nh a so v e r1 2 0 1 0 )Abulseiandeessreisnionptthiecsse,pinhdoutsotnriiecss.,TanhedUima n i v e r s i t yo fRo c h e s t e r ’ sI n s t i t u t eo f Op t i c sa wa r d sa p p r o x i ma t e l y5 0pe r c e nto fa l lt h eo p t i c sd e g r e e si nt h e c o u n t r y . Th ef u t u r ei sb r i g h t !


B u s i n ei s B o o mi n g !

Th eFi n g e rLa k e sr e g i o ni sr a n k e d5thhi g he s tf o rpa t e nt pr o duc t i o npe rc a pi t ai nt h eU. S. Oft h ep a t e n t s p r o d u c e di nNe wYo r kSt a t e , 2 6p e r c e n tc o mef r o mo u r r e g i o n .

5 )

Ro c h e s t e rwa sAme r i c a ’ sf i r s tb o o mt o wn , k n o wna st h e“ Yo ungLi o no ft he We s t ” . Th eb i r t h p l a c eo fEa s t ma nKo da k( 1 8 8 8 ) , Ba us c h+Lo mb( 1 8 5 3 ) , Gl e a s o nWo r ks( 1 8 6 5 ) , a n dXe r o x( 1 9 0 6a sTh eHa l o i dPh o t o g r a p h i c Co mp a n y ) , t h ea r e ah a sar i c hh i s t o r yo fe n t r e p r e n e u r s h i p , i n n o v a t i o n , a n d s u c c e s s .

1 )

Wi t ho v e r1 , 5 0 0 ma n u f a c t u r e r sa n dn e a r l y 6 6 , 0 0 0i n d i v i d u a l swo r k i n g i nt h ei n d u s t r y , ma n u f a c t u r i n gi sal e a d i n g s e c t o ri no u rr e g i o n , wh i c hi s h o met ot won a t i o n a l Ma n u f a c t u r i n gI n n o v a t i o n I n s t i t u t e s–AI M Pho t o ni c s a n dt h eREMADE ( Re d u c i n gEmb o d i e d e n e r g y a n dDe c r e a s i n gEmi s s i o n s ) I ns t i t ut e .

2 )

Ea s t ma nBu s i n e s sPa r ki so n eo ft h el a r g e s ti ndus t r i a lpa r ks i nt h en a t i o n , s p a n n i n g1 , 2 0 0a c r e s . Ap p r o x i ma t e l y5 0p e r c e n t b i g g e rt h a nCe n t r a lPa r ki nNe wYo r kCi t y , i ti sh o met omo r e t h a n7 0c o mpa ni e s .

3 )

Ea tu p !Ou rr e g i o ni st h eh o met omo r et h a n1 0 0f o o d a ndbe v e r a g ema nuf a c t ur i ngc o mp a n i e s , i n c l u d i n g Co ns t e l l a t i o nBr a nds , t h ewo r l d ’ sl e a d e ri np r e mi u m wi n ea n dt h eNo . 3b e e rc o mp a n yi nt h eU. S. , a swe l la s Li De s t r iFo o d& Dr i nk, t h el a r g e s tt o ma t op r o c e s s o ri n t h ec o u n t r y . Ba l d wi nRi c h a r d s o n , Ba r i l l aAme r i c a , Bo n d u e l l eUSA, Dr . Pe p p e rSn a p p l eGr o u p , Kr a f tHe i n z , No r t hAme r i c a nBr e we r i e s , a n dSe n e c aFo o d sa r es o me o fo u ro t h e rwo r l d r e n o wn e db r a n d s .

4 )

n, f o u n d e di nRo c h e s t e ri n 6 )H18i9ck9,eymFanruefeama c t u r e st a i l o r e dme n ’ s c l o t h i n g , wi t hi t ss u i t sk n o wna r o u n dt h e wo r l df o rt h e i rqua l i t y . Ha v i n gd r e s s e d J o h nF . Ke n n e d y , t h eRa tPa c k , a n dmo r e r e c e n t l y , t h e2 0 1 6USAOl y mp i cTe a m, t h i sb r a n dh a ss t o o dt h et e s to ft i me .

g ma nsFo o dMa r ke t sb e g a na st h eRo c h e s t e rFr u i ta n dVe g e t a b l eCo mp a n yi n1 9 1 6 . 7 )We No wwi t hmo r et h a n9 0s t o r e sa n d4 7 , 0 0 0e mp l o y e e s , We g ma n si sc o n s i s t e n t l yl i s t e da so n e o fFORTUNEma g a z i n e ’ s“ 1 0 0Be s tCo mpa ni e st oWo r kFo r ” .

mo b i l e sl i k et h eCunni ng ha m, Fo s t e rSt e a m Ca r , Se l de nMo t o rWa g o n, a n d 8 )EGaeralyrlaeusstoMo t o rCa rwe r ed e v e l o p e da n dma n u f a c t u r e di nRo c h e s t e r . Si n c e1 9 0 5 , s h o p p e r sh a v eb r o ws e dRo c he s t e r ’ sPubl i cMa r ke to nNo r t hUn i o nSt r e e t . Onab u s ySa t u r d a y , t h e r ea r emo r et h a n3 0 0l o c a lv e ndo r s .

9 )

g i ng , o u rr e g i o nh a so v e r1 2 0 1 0 )Abulseiandeessreisnionptthiecsse,pinhdoutsotnriiecss.,TanhedUima n i v e r s i t yo fRo c h e s t e r ’ sI n s t i t u t eo f Op t i c sa wa r d sa p p r o x i ma t e l y5 0pe r c e nto fa l lt h eo p t i c sd e g r e e si nt h e c o u n t r y . Th ef u t u r ei sb r i g h t !


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