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.

There are at least two men with ties to Western New York who are again on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires.

Paychex founder and still chairman of the company, Tom Golisano, increased his net worth by $500 million over the last year to $3 billion in the new Forbes list.

Golisano, former owner of the Buffalo Sabres, still visits the area and makes  major philanthropic donations to various local organizations, but he lives much of the year in Florida.

A medical information technology company based in West Henrietta plans to expand and add more than 80 jobs. 

eHealth Technologies, which helps hospitals and other health care providers organize and share medical information, plans to add 84 jobs over the next three years.

That according to its president and CEO, Ken Rosenfeld, who says they will be adding a variety of positions including customer service and research and development jobs. 

The Rochester area will soon host another food processing company, and that will mean millions of dollars in investment and 30 new jobs.

The announcement was made by Governor Andrew Cuomo who says that an Oregon-based company called OFD Foods will be building a $25 million manufacturing facility in Henrietta.

The 50,000 square foot facility is being built to help OFD better serve its Midwest and East coast customer base.  The plant will focus on providing freeze-drying services in bulk industrial packaging.

The Fed decided last week to raise interest rates, we asked an RIT economist about who might feel the effects of that right away.

Also, a major investor in Valeant decided to sell his shares in the company, George Conboy of Brighton Securities ponders what that might mean for the future of B + L going forward.

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

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the New York State Gaming Commission this week formally endorsed the plan announced late last month to preserve the racing season at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack.

That season had been in doubt, partly due to the difficult in trying to predict how the opening of the del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County would affect revenues. All of the various parties including del Lago helped forge this agreement.

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