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Limited privacy for donor information in New York

The New York attorney general recently prevailed in the federal court of the Southern District of New York against Citizens United and its charitable arm, Citizens United Foundation, in requiring disclosure of donor information as a condition of soliciting financial ...

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Comparing index mutual funds and active managers

The index fund recently celebrated its 40th birthday. The Vanguard 500 Index Fund, the very first indexed mutual fund, began on Aug. 31, 1976. That might not seem like such a big deal, but consider that during a typical 10-year ...

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N.Y. ranks low among states on use of tobacco

New York and most of its neighbors have some of the lowest rates of tobacco use among the fifty states and the District of Columbia, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Oct. ...

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Fast Start: RYP’s new vision

Erin Burd and Pauleen Vacca, co-presidents, Rochester Young Professionals RYP recently went through a mission/visioning process. Tell us about it. A committee of all voting and nonvoting board members, plus many steering committee members, met monthly for six months. We ...

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Nonprofit Report: The Rochester Childfirst Network

The Rochester Childfirst Network is a nonprofit agency dedicated to advancing the quality of early education and care in Western New York through leadership, advocacy and innovative direct services to children. The organization began in 1857 when a group of ...

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A focus to create the right niche

Growing up in Westmoreland, Oneida County, Brett Farrow started planning his career, often while doing chores. Having time to think, he says, helped him dream big. “What I’ve always tried to do is create goals of where I want to ...

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CORRECTIONS AND AMPLIFICATIONS

A mechanics lien satisfied in the Oct. 7 issue contained an error due to incorrect information received from the Monroe County Clerk’s office. Midtown Tower LLC was incorrectly listed as the lienor. US Ceiling Corp. should have been listed as ...

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Educational coaching helps business leaders stay ahead

Management is the most noble of professions if it’s practiced well. No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility and be recognized for achievement, and contribute to the success of a team.  —Clayton Christensen ...

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When capital needs are too great for a lender, hire a syndicate

There are instances in commercial lending when the capital needs of a project are too big for a single bank to finance. When this happens, a group of lenders come together to form a “syndicate,” which then provides loans to ...

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Can job creation today keep pace with job destruction?

Arthur Gardner was an electrician. Born in 1883, one year after Thomas Edison turned on the lights for 59 customers in Lower Manhattan, my grandfather was part of a new and rapidly growing occupation. He spent his workdays running wire ...

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Niche investors bullish on vintage baseball cards

Oh, if we baby boomers only knew then what we know now. We never would have clipped those baseball cards to our bicycle spokes with clothespins so they would make that cool, fluttering sound as we raced down sidewalks. We ...

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Meeting of FOMC offers insights on the economy

The Sept. 20-21 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee yielded a bit more insight into Federal Reserve Bank thinking, as quarterly projections of data were offered and a press conference by Chair Janet Yellen addressed many issues. The federal ...

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Pivoting out of the downsizing slump into action

“I was downsized recently from a management job I have enjoyed for many years. I know I will be all right as I have received a generous severance package and a lot of support. I have to admit that I ...

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Achieving the appropriate level of auditor attestation

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) I sat down recently with my tax-exempt partner from our Syracuse office, Gail Kinsella. Gail is the former board ...

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