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Daily Archives: November 17, 2000

Books for the baffled

If you are still stumped about what to buy Stu in Legal or Andrea in Sales, check out these resources available through www.bn.com, www.amazon.com and bookstores: “Business Etiquette in Brief: The Competitive Edge for Today’s Professional,” by Ann Marie Sabath ...

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Politics aside

Rochester-area business executives made no secret of their preferred outcome in this year’s U.S. Senate race in New York. Through the end of September, business contributions to Rep. Rick Lazio totaled nearly $400,000-more than 24 times the money his opponent, ...

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Local firm makes scanner shutters

A Rochester company is helping to build a scanning device that may benefit industries from high fashion to high-tech design. The system, under development by Image Twin Inc., the non-profit Textile/Clothing Technology Corp. and truefinds.com Inc., all based in North ...

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Arizona tax credit revs up young firm’s orders

Arizona clean-air laws are giving a young Rochester business a big boost. When the Rochester Business Journal first reported on the fledgling Egan’s Truck Works in February, machinist James Egan had sold only a few of his Boxcad-1 conversion kits. ...

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PSC decides to move headquarters, delays earnings report release

By JASON CONKLIN Bar code scanner manufacturer PSC Inc. is moving its headquarters to Oregon. Beginning in January, the company’s restructuring is expected to eliminate 140 jobs, 110 in Webster. When the cuts are completed, approximately 100 workers will remain ...

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Subway operator’s recipe rises through the chain

The fast-growing Subway Restaurants sandwich chain now has more bread choices around the country because of recipes developed here. While working on establishing a dozen new franchises in the area, Joseph Franch also has been busy working on offering consumers ...

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B&L lawsuit illustrates need to defend position

Bausch & Lomb Inc. recently joined a host of other companies that have been hit by unanticipated market challenges over the years. The eye-care company in October sued its biggest competitor in the solutions business, Alcon Laboratories Inc., alleging false ...

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Transmation explores ways to revamp Web site

After suffering losses on its e-commerce Web site, MetersandInstruments.com, Transmation Inc. officials are reviewing how to revamp its electronic-sales medium. Originally designed to target consumers such as electrical contractors, telecommunications professionals and data communication specialists, the Web site has posted ...

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Logisoft founder takes CEO reins

Logisoft Corp.’s top brass is making changes it hopes will transform the firm into a national player in the international e-commerce business and perk up its sagging share price. As part of the plan, the Perinton-based Logisoft last week said ...

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New chief sets UR endownment goals

The new head of the University of Rochester’s $1.2 billion endowment plans to apply his people-oriented philosophy to his fund management style. “I like to utilize people and make them work with well-established teams of people, rather than (formula-based) or ...

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Expanded COMIDA program boosts small firms

Small-business expansion is taking off because the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency has become more small-business friendly. Mahany Welding Supply Co. Inc., Mastercraft Decorators Inc., and MS Equipment Sales Inc. are among roughly 20 small companies being helped by ...

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Project planned with acquisition of Spring House

The owners of an adjacent Monroe Avenue strip mall are buying the historic Spring House restaurant in Pittsford, and plan to reconfigure the mall, another adjacent property and the national-landmark restaurant building as a new park-like mall. Buying the Spring ...

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Xerox cuts back on leased space at Webster sites

Xerox Corp., one of the Rochester area’s largest tenants, is letting some of its leases go. “(Xerox) is cutting back through the whole system, trying to consolidate more than anything else,” said William Boulter, CEO of Wiltre Leasing LLC, which ...

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Local United Way, dot-com connect to raise funds here

An Internet marketing retailer is making the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. a test market for a charitable-giving sales promotion. In coming weeks, the Rochester United Way will hand out some 200,000 gift certificates to past donors. Each certificate ...

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Phone-service competition grows

Six years after the Open Market Plan signaled the start of competition in the Rochester local-telephone service market, a state report shows the battle for business customers here heating up. Despite the region’s position at the forefront of deregulation nationally, ...

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