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And then there were five. Looking thin and a bit bleary-eyed, Gordon Rogers this week stepped down as president of the Software Executives Group, an organization of this region’s software industry. Rogers, who also is founder and president of Meliora ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Prevention Partners Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Prevention Partners Inc. is the consolidation of three non-profit organizations: Youth to Youth Rochester Area Inc., Western New York Communities Against Drug Abuse Inc. and Greater Rochester Fights Back. This merger was ...

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PC Card technology expands computer capabilities

There may be a trap door to your computer. It is not there to let the cat in (even if you are having problems with your mouse!). The door is for PC Cards, credit-card-size devices that add features to your ...

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The Loop

It might be a case of being too well-named. Gotcha, a “marital surveillance” firm, is listed in the Yellow Pages among other private investigators. With such a catchy name, the company seemed worth a call. On Loop Central’s first attempt, ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District was established by way of a state and county resolution more than 40 years ago, as the need for conservation became apparent after the ...

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The Loop

Don’t feel too bad if you weren’t invited to Skip Hansford’s Ryder Cup fete last Saturday. Many of those who made the A-list–a mix of business and political muckety-mucks and sport celebs–fumed in a muddy hay field for well over ...

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Personal relationships key to success in Russia

I recently attended a seminar in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Industrial College of Armed Forces, the Department of Defense and the Department of Commerce. The subject was “Building Industrial Partnerships in the former Soviet Union,” and the session was ...

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Past experiences drive today’s marketing moves

One good reason to study marketing case histories is that proven strategies of the past often can be applied with success to current marketing challenges and opportunities. One recent example is an auto industry flashback we, with tongues in cheek, ...

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The Loop

All weather is local Global warming doesn’t bother Larry Day, president and CEO of Monro Muffler & Brake Inc. Day was told this week that a panel of scientists have confirmed the earth’s warming trend. “I can live with that,” ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center Inc. “exists to promote the treatment and cure of hemophilia, related bleeding disorders and hemochromatosis, and to improve the quality of life of all those affected ...

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In seeking lasting change, tap people, not processes

Every leader of every organization realizes that the organization must produce results to stay in existence. So end results like profitability, quality and service are measured and reported on continuously. And there are intermediate results–such as costs, productivity and sales–which ...

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Craft international arbitration clauses with care

The Ryder Cup. Multinational corporations jockeying for presence at the big event. Fleets of corporate jets. Big money whispering loudly. Thinly veiled suggestions of deals being made. Megadeals. Glamorous deals. Click. Reality check. It’s dark. It’s late and your biological ...

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Specific needs determine best corporate structure

With the recent availability of limited-liability companies in New York State, choosing the form of the entity for a new business venture has become more complicated. For purposes of this column, I am assuming that you already have decided you ...

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The Loop

Hail to the first fan Heard on the street: President Clinton is expected to show his face at the Ryder Cup’s Sunday finale. No surprise, given Clinton’s rep as the hottest presidential duffer since Ike. Hope the Pittsford McDonald’s is ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County is an organization devoted to promoting mental wellness and seeking quality care for people receiving mental-health services. As part of its mission, the MHA looks ...

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