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Firms address lack of diversity, work to groom talent

Mirroring national trends, few law firms in Rochester have minority partners. Yet some firms say they are redoubling efforts to groom seasoned minority attorneys for partnership and attract new talent to the legal profession. Todd Bullard, a partner at Harris ...

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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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Constellation sale of brands complete

Constellation Brands Inc. completed the previously announced sale of the Almaden and Inglenook wine brands, and the Paul Masson winery in Madera, Calif., to the Wine Group LLC for $134 million in cash, the Perinton firm announced after markets closed ...

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Excellus CEO gets 43% raise

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield gave its top officer a 43 percent raise — $770,000 — in 2007, awarding President and CEO David Klein compensation totaling $2.6 million. The Blues reported Klein’s 2007 compensation Friday in an annual report filed ...

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Business needs drive decisions on hiring legal counsel

Many small and midsize businesses meet their need for legal services without in-house counsel. Good service and reliable partnerships with outside law firms make it easy to do so, they say. According to BCG Attorney Search, a legal recruiting firm, ...

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Community Events Calendar

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008 Lollypop Farm’s Telethon 2008; Watch Lollypop Farm live from Eastview in Victor on WHAM-TV 13, CW-16 or listen on 100.5 The Drive. This year’s telethon will feature a new segment, “A Day in the Life of ...

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RIT picked as host of Pollution Prevention Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology has been selected as the host of a new $6 million state Pollution Prevention Institute for research and design in environmentally friendly manufacturing methods, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Friday.

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Volkswagen profits soar in ‘07

Volkswagen AG, Europe’s biggest automaker, said Friday that its profit climbed about 50 percent in 2007 as it sold a company record of almost 6.2 million cars worldwide, AP reported. Volkswagen, whose brands include Audi, Skoda, Seat, Lamborghini and Bentley, ...

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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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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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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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Harris lowers earnings guidance

Harris Corp. said Thursday it expects fiscal 2008 earnings to be at the lower end of its previous guidance due to additional cost overruns on several commercial satellite programs in its Government Communications Systems segment. The Florida-based firm has said ...

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Harris lowers earnings guidance

Harris Corp. said Thursday it expects fiscal 2008 earnings to be at the lower end of its previous guidance due to additional cost overruns on several commercial satellite programs in its Government Communications Systems segment.

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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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