Daily Archives: September 23, 2004

Coombs Media links with N.C. exec

Fairport-based Coombs Media has formed a partnership with Art Smith, a North Carolina business executive, to form Coombs-Smith Marketing, a new company with headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28 Cliffhangers Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 – 8:30 a.m.—290 Woodcliff Drive, Perinton—Also offered Oct. 5—Call Sue Cook at (315) 986-2444 for additional information. Early Edition Business Professionals Networking Group—Free—7:30 a.m.—Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave.—Also offered ...

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Survey: Innovation faces barriers here

A new benchmarking survey has found that the elements necessary to build an “entrepreneurial fire” exist here, but are not always structured in a way conducive to innovation.

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OSHA fines Cintas for alleged violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Cintas Corp. some $44,000 for safety violations at the firm’s West Main Street location in Rochester, agency officials said. The uniform supply company plans to contest at least some of the alleged ...

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Survey: Innovation faces barriers here

The Infotonics Technology Center Inc. and Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc. disclosed Thursday the results of a study designed to identify issues crucial to building an innovation-driven economy. The Greater Rochester Innovation Benchmarking survey focused on regional economic assets, innovation networks, ...

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Minnesota Twins are best team money didn’t buy

Tell me, dear reader: Whom do you admire more? A guy from the so-called “other side of the tracks” who works his buns off and becomes a millionaire? Or, some rich kid who is born with the proverbial “silver spoon ...

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Iraqi prime minister vows nation will hold elections in January

Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi told Congress on Thursday Iraq would hold elections in January despite the flaring insurgency, and urged the U.S.-led coalition not to bow to terrorist forces, Reuters reported. The interim prime minister told a joint meeting ...

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Death toll in Haiti could top 2,000

Workers dug new mass graves for corpses that still littered the flood-ravaged city of Gonaives Thursday as the death toll from Tropical Storm Jeanne rose to more than 1,070, AP reported. Officials say the death toll could reach 2,000, with ...

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Mortgage rates drop to lowest levels in five months

Interest rates on U.S. 30- and 15-year mortgages fell this week to their lowest levels since early April as the housing market showed little sign of slowing despite the Federal Reserve’s move to raise interest rates, Reuters reported. U.S. 30-year ...

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U.S. cyclist to keep gold medal

Tyler Hamilton will keep his Olympic cycling gold medal because a backup drug test was inconclusive, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday. Hamilton tested positive for signs of blood doping in the initial A sample Aug. 19 after his time-trial ...

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Business leaders urge county to follow budget reform advice

The Rump Group, an ad hoc organization of Rochester’s top leaders, on Thursday endorsed an advisory panel’s recommendations for Monroe County budget reforms. Wayne LeChase, CEO of LeChase Construction Services LLC and Rump Group spokesman on the budget report, said ...

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Coombs Media links with N.C. exec

Fairport-based Coombs Media has formed a partnership with Art Smith, a North Carolina business executive, to form Coombs-Smith Marketing, a new company with headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. The partnership will specialize in marketing and brand management, serving mainly large corporations ...

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Xerox completes sale of new notes

Xerox Corp. said Thursday that it has completed the sale of $250 million in new senior unsecured notes. The 6.875 percent interest notes come due in 2011 and were sold under a $2.5 billion shelf registration, Xerox said. Citigroup Global ...

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