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  • Jane Shukitis embraces her new challenge as CEO of Visiting Nurse Service.

  • Edward Gigliotti suffered for two years before finding cure and new life.

  • At 50, VP Supply has just posted annual sales exceeding $100M for first time.

  • Where to Meet, Where to Stay is a hospitality guide for the upstate region.

  • The Downtown Innovation Zone signals a new attitude for Rochester's center city.

  • Empire Valuation takes on a wide range of projects.

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Snap Poll: Most oppose free community college
Saying Americans need more knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a growing global economy without piling up decades of debt, President Barack Obama has proposed bringing the cost of two years of community college “down to zero.” A majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are not sold on the idea, though.

When profits, financial aid mix in higher ed
It is very likely that students lose from large tuition premiums charged by for-profit institutions.
In the zone
Many economic development strategies rely on special funding and tax breaks; by contrast, the Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone is an idea and an attitude, which together could prove to be a powerful magnet.
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