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TAX-TIME ADVICE: On Dec. 8, a panel of experts in the financial services area will present a program at the next meeting of the Rochester Professional Consultants Network on the effects of taxes and finances for small business. Panel members ...

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Coaches are defenseless against spoiled athletes

In 1964, when I was a naive young scribe with dark hair, I sheepishly interviewed Vince Lombardi, the venerable, taskmaster icon coach of the Green Bay Packers after a preseason game in Dallas. The interview ended almost as soon as ...

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Business ideas survive if they generate success

Over the years, corporate America has been dishing out buzzwords, platitudes and cliches to serve as magic solutions for business success. But only some remain ubiquitous and unforgettable, while the rest quickly lose their fizz. "Paradigm shift" fell out of ...

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Facts about women, wealth and giving

There were nearly 1.6 million female top wealth holders in 1995 with a combined net worth of more than $2.2 trillion. The average net worth for the group was $1.38 million, slightly higher than for male wealth holders, and the ...

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Manager is always looking for the big show

Hosting a concert or sporting event that draws a crowd in excess of 10,000 is a lot like throwing a party at his house-only on a larger scale, says Jeff Calkins. The general manager of the Blue Cross Arena at ...

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New eatery delivering tastes of southern Italy

A group of Italian immigrants and first-generation Rochesterians missed their homeland fare enough to do something about it. They opened Ristorante Lucano, a southern Italian eatery on East Avenue, two weeks ago. "We wanted to create something very, very authentically ...

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Blues seek to raise rates by 18 percent

Most Blue Choice premiums would rise 18.4 percent under a rate-hike request Blue Cross Blue Shield of the Rochester Area submitted to the state Insurance Department today. The Blue Choice health maintenance organization accounts for 75 percent of Blues premiums ...

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Strong economy, demand swell ranks of local sports franchises

With the addition of professional indoor football and outdoor lacrosse teams in recent weeks, Rochester’s traditionally small market for sports would seem to be stretched to-or perhaps beyond-its capacity. Seven teams call the Flower City home, or plan to, in ...

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Unusual activities help corporate teams bond

  You can’t get a whole lot closer to colleagues than when you are chopping onions side by side. Such is the case at Rochester’s Cooking School, where 20 to 24 co-workers don aprons and chef’s hats to prepare a ...

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Ad firms anxious as Xerox pares down its A-list

As Xerox Corp. collects proposals for its direct marketing assignments, local advertising firms wait anxiously for the results. Xerox is reviewing its list of ad agencies that work on direct marketing projects, company officials said. Industry watchers view the re-evaluation ...

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Corrections and Amplifications

In the Nov. 17 issue, a board member’s name was omitted from the Non-profit Report featuring AIDS Rochester Inc. Rev. Enrique Cadena is a spiritual minister at Spiritus Christi Church. An article in the Nov. 10 issue did not clearly ...

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People

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes black-and-white photos with press releases three weeks before desired publication date. Prints of digital photos cannot be used, however. If you would like your photos returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Underberg & Kessler ...

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CDS marks 25th anniversary

Career Development Services Inc. today marked its 25th anniversary. The organization held its anniversary luncheon. The event featured keynote speaker Timothy Gallwey, author of “The Inner Game of Work.” CDS honored three local people as part of an essay contest ...

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Logisoft Corp. hires investor firms

To boost its presence in the local and national financial communities, Logisoft Corp. has signed contracts with Pittsford Capital Group Inc. and Arizona-based CCRI Corp. Pittsford Capital is to provide consulting services focused on building awareness of Logisoft in Upstate ...

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Coaches are defenseless against spoiled athletes

In 1964, when I was a naive young scribe with dark hair, I sheepishly interviewed Vince Lombardi, the venerable, taskmaster icon coach of the Green Bay Packers after a preseason game in Dallas. The interview ended almost as soon as ...

Read More »