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John Parrinello’s letter to MCC Chairman Richard Guon

John Parrinello, a member of the Monroe Community College board of trustees, released the following letter late Friday afternoon. On Monday, Chairman Richard Guon scheduled a special meeting on Thursday to discuss Parrinello’s concerns regarding the presidential search. Guon also ...

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An excerpt of Parrinello’s speech

At the March 24 meeting of the Monroe Community College board of trustees, Trustee John Parrinello gave a lengthy speech before the board’s public debate and vote on candidates.

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John Parrinello’s letter to MCC Chairman Richard Guon

John Parrinello, a member of the Monroe Community College board of trustees, released the following letter late Friday afternoon. On Monday, Chairman Richard Guon scheduled a special meeting on Thursday to discuss Parrinello’s concerns regarding the presidential search. Guon also ...

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Hurlbutt to leave RochesterWorks for GRE

Connie Felder, deputy director of RochesterWorks Inc., has been named acting director, effective April 25, to replace Matthew Hurlbutt, who has accepted a position as managing director of business development for Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc. “On behalf of our entire ...

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Q4: Paul Kremp, general manager, Crowne Plaza Rochester

Q: Why did the Crowne Plaza Rochester decide to become an independent hotel-the Rochester Plaza Hotel-effective April 18? A: Over the past year or so the hotel ownership and I have been discussing changing the hotel to an independent and ...

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To recruit successfully, connect with qualified candidates

Is your small company still basing its recruitment strategies on job boards, newspaper ads, career fairs and mailed-in resumes? If so, you may as well classify yourself as a recruiting dinosaur, doomed to attract only mediocre applicants. For companies of ...

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Non-founder CEOs offer fresh outlook, expertise

An entrepreneur who invents a whiz-bang widget may not be the ideal person to get that tool into every toolbox, entrepreneurship experts say. New leadership sometimes needs to come aboard, freeing up the firm’s founder to focus on innovation and ...

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Annual business event focuses on small firms, home offices

The Small Business Show-SOHO Rochester 2008, is slated for Wednesday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This is the seventh year for the business show, which targets small businesses and small office, ...

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Focus on coffers helps ride out slump

Martino Flynn LLC enjoyed several years of double-digit growth that began when the firm was created in 1997. While the success-an average annual growth of 20 percent-was welcome, it may also have been taken for granted, the agency says. Raymond ...

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Decrease risk, mine value from service businesses

Nationwide trends show, and our own experience confirms, that business buyers are nearly as interested in service businesses as in manufacturing firms. From the 50,000-foot view, this would seem to be very good news for all who own service businesses. ...

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Report shows the drop in area population slows

The population in the Rochester metropolitan area fell from July 2006 to July 2007, but the percentage of decline has dropped for the second consecutive year. The Census Bureau estimates some 1,030,495 people lived in the Rochester area-Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, ...

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Consider kinder, gentler approach to conflict resolution

“As a manager, I have a lot of trouble confronting others about performance issues. I have had some training in the right language to use but when I get in front of someone, I have a great deal of difficulty ...

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New governor pledges support for Upstate N.Y.

See corrections and amplifications below. Gov. David Paterson says he can relate to the political disconnect between Albany and the rest of Upstate New York even though he lives in New York City. “In case you’re wondering about people born ...

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Venture capital firm pumps cash into Chapman Instruments Inc.

Chapman Instruments Inc. is getting a $600,000 infusion from a New York City-based venture capital firm to help expand its business. Advantage Capital Partners made the investment, announced this week. The company made its initial investment in Chapman Instruments in ...

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Cable and broadcast television are coming online and on-demand

Is catching up with your favorite television show your idea of relaxation at the end of a busy day? Perhaps you like to watch a DVD with a favorite old series or movie. Find that hard to do when you ...

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