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Daily Archives: May 9, 2008

Innovation has strong ties to Rochester; leverage it

To look at the roots of engineering in Rochester, let’s remind ourselves of the definition of engineering. Simply stated, it is directing resources for the use and the convenience of people. It is differentiated from science because its primary concern ...

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Coaching now considered primary role for management leaders

“I’m expected to ‘coach’ the younger people on my staff to help them grow and pick up some new responsibilities. While I’ve been managing this staff for a while, I have to admit that I don’t see myself as much ...

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Judge’s decision in line with earlier class action rejections

Earlier this year, the Hon. John F. Keenan handed down a decision denying class certification of three putative medical monitoring classes in the Fosamax product liability multidistrict litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New ...

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Time to gear up for changes in Form 990 for next tax year

April is typically known for the explosion of the spring season in all its splendor. Unfortunately, it is also known for being tax month for American taxpayers. However, for tax-exempt organizations with calendar year ends, May is tax-filing month. This ...

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Arc envisions strategic growth as CEO departs

James Mroczek has seen huge growth at his non-profit agency-and his responsibilities-over 35 years. But he makes it his business to stay in constant touch with staff and clients. Now that Mroczek is stepping down as president and CEO of ...

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Landmark jobs influence careers, leave imprint on community

If Carlton DeWolff, the founder and president of DeWolff Partnership Architects LLP, had to pick the significant project of his career, it would be the expansion of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in 1991. Not ...

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Housing permit decline has yet to create crunch

Landscaper Laurie Broccolo has not felt pinched by the local decline in building permits for single-family homes. She predicts sales at Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care Inc. will rise 30 percent this year compared with last year. Still, the founder ...

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Investor chooses ‘less is more’ in real estate

With nine apartment buildings scattered across Rochester, Jeff Cook used to spend most of his day driving between his properties, until recently. Last year the 38-year-old former Harris Interactive Inc. employee-turned-real-estate investor sold all 65 of his units to a ...

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Connecting lawyers with needy clients

When she decided to leave Alaska to move back to the Northeast, Sheila Gaddis flew into Newark International Airport, rented a car, stopped at her brother’s house in Egg Harbor, N.J., and then drove west through Upstate New York. Gaddis, ...

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Court panel rules against Greece on polluted parcel

After the town of Greece failed to get a reversal of a court ruling that reduced a commercial property’s assessed value to zero, the town and other taxing authorities-the Greece School District and Monroe County-could have to refund more than ...

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RIT eyes school of architecture

Spurred by local architects, a Rochester Institute of Technology task force is exploring the possibility of opening a school of architecture. If it becomes reality, the school could recruit students as early as 2009-2010, officials said. It would be the ...

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Second Call

With a third round of environmental work completed, a second request for proposals to develop a city-owned parking lot adjacent to the Eastman Theatre and the Eastman School of Music could go out in the next few days. “We were ...

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Hall of Fame taps six businessmen for its 2008 class

Six current and past leaders of the Rochester business community are set to join the Rochester Business Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are: –Arunas Chesonis, chairman and CEO of Paetec Holding Corp; –James Hammer, president and CEO of Hammer ...

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Shareholder pressures firm

With new board member openings at Veramark Technologies Inc., the company has drawn further ire from its largest shareholder in an ongoing dispute over the software company’s performance and direction. The Seattle-based shareholder-with an approximate 15 percent stake-is mulling a ...

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