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Monthly Archives: February 2008

UR center, regional group link to boost region

In an effort to boost entrepreneurial activity under way in Rochester and to entice more young people to stay in the area, the University of Rochester Center for Entrepreneurship has partnered with a regional organization of young business owners. The ...

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Wrong on trade

Headed for a March 4 primary showdown, Democratic hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been angling for every possible competitive advantage. Thus, the skirmishing over bragging rights on opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement and similar pacts. ...

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Spotlight: New York bucks national foreclosure filing trend

Foreclosures in January 2008 were up nearly 57 percent compared to a year ago, according to a new report from private real estate firm Realty Trac Inc. The densely populated states of California, Florida and Texas saw the highest rates, ...

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SBA puts in place new manager for Rochester region

John Marino has spent almost all of his 58 years on Long Island. But when his daughter took a job in the area and he became a grandfather, Rochester began looking more and more like home. Marino began work Feb. ...

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Home Properties looks for lift from utility plan

The payback from Home Properties Inc.’s utility reimbursement program is expected to prop up part of the company’s revenue growth in 2008, while the company overcomes some hiccups in its development pipeline. The utility reimbursement plan Home Properties finished rolling ...

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Why a company–or a candidacy–fails

On Tuesday, what once seemed inevitable could become clearly unattainable. Some polls and most pundits suggest that for Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, it’s all over but the counting. Former President Bill Clinton concedes his wife must win in Texas and ...

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Portfolio: Bank of America

A weekly report compiled from the proxy statement and annual report of a publicly held company with local headquarters or a major division in the area Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America Corp. operates through its banking and non-banking ...

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Snap Poll: Most disagree with appeal of same-sex marriage ruling

More than half-60 percent-of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll disagree with Monroe County’s decision to appeal the same-sex marriage ruling. County Executive Maggie Brooks last Friday said the county plans to appeal an appellate court ...

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Eastman School of Music takes Best of the Web gold

Gorgeous, clever and delightful was the way judges described the winner of the Gold Award for the best overall local Web site. The Eastman School of Music won the award Tuesday morning at the Rochester Business Journal’s 11th annual Best ...

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Non-profit report: Saint’s Place

Saint’s Place is a volunteer organization, based on Christian values, that provides household goods, clothing and education to legal refugees of all races and creeds who resettle in Rochester to escape violence, discrimination and poverty. Founded in 1998, Saint’s Place ...

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Q4: Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, president, Rochester Downtown Development Corp.

Q: The RDDC has organized three meetings as part of its Downtown Residential Summit, including one this week. What are the topics and how will they help residents with concerns over issues such as safety or parking availability? A: The ...

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Corrections and Amplifications

A story about Renaissance Square published Feb. 15 edition contained inaccurate information. The amount of federal funding earmarked for the project that is scheduled to expire this year is roughly $23.7 million. Project leaders are confident the deadline will be ...

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Renaissance story marred by errors

Dear Editor: Your story on Renaissance Square published Feb. 15 (“City plans closer look at progress on Renaissance”) had some unfortunate errors. These included the amount of federal funding scheduled to “sunset” on Sept. 20 and a reference to state ...

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Glass ceiling is a barrier, but labyrinth can be solved

“I’m a female manager and I’ve been successful in every management position I’ve held in this company. I see no reason why I won’t be able to move into the senior executive leadership team, but the only problem is there ...

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A few tips to lighten aggravating airline experiences

Isn’t it fun to sit at the gate at the airport for hours on end wondering if your trip is going to happen? Delayed incoming flights, missed connections-how can you best cope? In this column, I share some tips on ...

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