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Ability Partners Foundation Sept. 30: Ability Partners Foundation’s third annual Evening of Stars Gala fundraiser raised more than $70,000 to benefit Ability Partners Foundation, which supports the programs and services offered through CP Rochester, Happiness House, and Rochester Rehabilitation. The ...

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Ontario County tops in area for refinance savings

Ontario County homeowners who refinanced their mortgage this year will save an average of $1,735 annually—the highest figure among Rochester-area counties—according to a study released on Nov. 30 by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. Based on data from the Mortgage ...

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What staying of overtime rules means for businesses

As most employers know, the Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay minimum wage and to pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours in a given workweek. There are, however, exceptions to this rule. Frequently referred ...

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Will ‘Trump: The Movie’ be a thriller or horror flick?

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo noted that “we campaign in poetry but govern in prose.” Donald Trump’s campaign was hardly poetry—it was more like a sensationalist novel, with racy sex, clichéd dialogue and improbable plot twists. Now Trump & Co. are ...

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Creative avenues abound for financing your developing business

New product lines. A big office move. New market opportunities. These are bold steps that require expanding production or distribution capacity, renovating or buying a facility, upgrading equipment or even buying another business. They also require money, which growing businesses ...

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Hindsight What do you do when you’re in a Broadway musical headed by two of the biggest names in the business—and it flops after 16 performances? You come back 35 years later and make a movie about it. “Merrily We ...

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Her research helps firms find competitive edge

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Every business in Rochester, regardless of size, needs research. There are things to learn in every industry—from market opportunities to venture funding—that will help it compete.

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Nonprofit Report: Open Door Mission Inc.

Nonprofit Report: Open Door Mission Inc., founded in 1952, is a Christian ministry that seeks to meet the spiritual and physical needs of impoverished and homeless people in Rochester, restoring hope and changing lives. It relies entirely on donations to ...

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New administration will trump U.S. labor and employment laws

As daily news reports impart the appointments and policies of President-elect Donald Trump, his historical proclivities and those of congressional Republicans likely make significant changes in labor and employment laws imminent. Indeed, Trump’s policy positions on many issues affecting employers ...

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Creative avenues abound for financing your developing business

Creative avenues abound for financing your developing business New product lines. A big office move. New market opportunities. These are bold steps that require expanding production or distribution capacity, renovating or buying a facility, upgrading equipment or even buying another ...

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Nonprofit Report: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Inc

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Inc. is an organization of farmers, gardeners and consumers working to create a sustainable regional food system that is ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, it promotes land stewardship, ...

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A new class of Forty Under 40

More than 750 people attended the 22nd annual Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 luncheon at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Nov. 17. The 2016 honorees were selected by a panel of judges who are past ...

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Classic psychological experiments show how companies can falter

In the 1950s and ’60s, social psychologists performed experiments regarding our susceptibility to social dynamics. In particular, researchers sought to learn the degree to which peoples’ behavior is influenced by authority figures and peer pressure. The results took the psychological ...

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