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Small Business:
Even small businesses benefit from decentralization

“I probably held the company back,” says Peckham, who founded the company in 1972. Even if you think you are in control of a business, he says, “things get out of control because you can’t do it all.” Others would ...

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Bag the mall: Main Street
is the new business core

Active merchants’ associations are an especially strong draw. So are areas alive with eateries and special events, and a residential core that keeps people around at all hours. Consider the benefits of opening a business on Park Avenue. “People are ...

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After 30 years, RBOC
is still supporting growth

In her small office bordering the Genesee River, Diana Smith-Walsh will look you in the eye and tell you whether your dreams of entrepreneurship will boom or bust. “I am truly an expert,” says Smith- Walsh, the president of Rochester ...

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Jay Stein:
A focused vision of medical education

Jay Stein M.D. was 20 miles outside Oklahoma City when the federal building there blew up on April 19, 1995. A minute later he received a call and was on his way to help with triage at the scene, says ...

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Bill’s Carpet Service

At 22, Bill Calder opened his first carpet business, and it crashed and burned. “I was too young (and) didn’t have enough business savvy,” admits Calder. “I expected business to come to me.” Calder’s expectations were not wrong–just a little ...

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Oak Orchard Canoe Experts

With two stores–one set on the bank of the Erie Canal in Pittsford and the other on the edge of a waterfront in Waterport, near Albion–Oak Orchard Canoe Experts provides perfect backdrops for the canoeing enthusiast. Both shops give customers ...

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Tumbling tariffs

Two years ago, more than 100 nations agreed on a pact to eliminate most tariffs on goods and mediate future trade disputes. But last week, as representatives of 128 nations convened in Singapore for the first ministerial meeting of the ...

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New health care
era requires vigilance

New York’s Health Care Reform Act grants all insurers and self-insured plans the power to negotiate hospital rates on behalf of employers, a right in the past held exclusively by health maintenance organizations. The question is whether businesses and their ...

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Coaching best
for top players

Dear Editor: These thoughts were triggered by the article in the Nov. 29 issue entitled “Executives tap coaches for advice, conditioning.” Coaches assist clients to become more clear and focused on their goals and actions to meet those goals. A ...

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Serve your customers,
and you serve yourself

First Person features local businesspeople relating–in their own words– experiences and lessons that have shaped their company’s development. The goal is to inspire and inform others through first-person accounts. By PHYLLIS MINDELL When you reach a defining moment in your ...

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Non-Profit Report: Foodlink Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Foodlink Inc. Foodlink began its operation in 1976 at Action for a Better Community Inc. as its Community Food and Nutrition Program, and independently incorporated as the Genesee Valley Regional Food Clearinghouse ...

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Portfolio: CVS Pharmacy

PORTFOLIO A weekly report compiled from the proxy statement and annual report of a publicly held company with local headquarters or a company with a major division in the area. New York Stock Exchange-CVS Based in Rye, N.Y., CVS Corp. ...

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Calendar: Jan. 2, 1996

THURSDAY, JAN. 2 Monroe Community College Prep Course for Clerical/Secretarial Civil Service Examinations– “Business Office Skills”–Five sessions through Jan. 16–$60–9 – 11 a.m.–Call 262-1776 to register. Monroe Community College Prep Course for Clerical/Secretarial Civil Service Examinations– “Keyboarding – Skill Building ...

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A few rhymes in time
for fans on Santa’s list

Tis the week before Christmas and my shopping’s not done, so here’s the rest of my list before Santa makes his run; For the Buffalo Bills and their aging crew, a way to beat KC, and get to the big ...

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Fate of CWA pact
awaits late-January tally

The final vote tally on a tentative agreement between Rochester Telephone Corp. and its union workers is not expected until late next month. The national Communications Workers of America plans to mail ballots on Jan. 10 to all members of ...

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