Randy Gorbman

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's Director of News and Public Affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online. 

Randy has over 30 years of broadcast news experience, and was recently news director at WHAM-AM in Rochester. Randy has also been news director, writer, announcer, and producer at radio stations in several cities in New York and Connecticut, as well as working as an editor at the NBC Radio Network. He served as past president of the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters' Association, and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.

Randy has also taught journalism to local students, serving as adjunct instructor at SUNY Geneseo and Monroe Community College.

Randy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and his Master's degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Empire State College.

Wayne County based Baldwin Richardson Foods is expanding in the Town of Williamson and adding jobs.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the maker of custom food ingredients will add up to 30 new jobs and he says the expansion will also help retain the current 275 positions.

Cuomo says "the company's continued investment in Wayne County is further proof that the Finger Lakes is moving forward."

Baldwin Richardson is installing new equipment and adding at least 50,000 square feet to its current facility. They plan to break ground next Spring.

Eastman Kodak is reporting a profitable 2nd quarter, but earnings came in about half of where they were a year ago. The company earned $4 million in the quarter on a GAAP basis.

Revenues overall of $381 million were down about 10 percent compared to last year, but the company says it saw strong growth in some key product lines. Kodak now focuses on commercial printing and packaging.

Federal authorities say that five Florida men are accused of a money laundering conspiracy against Xerox.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says that Robert Lee Fisher; Bryan Day; Jason Haynes; Kyle Haynes; and David Haynes, all of Daytona Beach also face charges that include mail and wire fraud.

Prosecutors say that Fisher owned a company that was an authorized reseller of Xerox equipment.

General Electric is closing a manufacturing facility in Rochester, on Science Parkway.

The company says that less than 100 employees will be affected, although the exact number was not released.

GE issued a statement saying that in an effort to provide its customers with more competitive, efficient products and services, the manufacturing work will transition to one of the company’s partner suppliers.

Officials say that work will go to a Florida-based supplier, but that manufacturing will be performed at the company’s operations in China.

Same day grocery delivery from Wegmans is about to begin through the Instacart app. They also deliver from other retailers including CVS, Price Rite, and Petco.

The pace of small business job growth is a little slower than it was a year ago but wages are up; accelerating, at what Paychex calls, a decent pace.

BlueTie has been sold. CEO and President Robert Doty now owns the business outright. 

The WXXI Business report looks at business and economic issues facing the Rochester area including Western New York and the Finger Lakes.