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Daily Archives: November 14, 2008

Women’s Council lists finalists for the Athena Award

The Women’s Council of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. has selected 19 finalists for the 23rd annual Athena Award. The recipient will be announced at a luncheon Jan. 22 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The Athena Award recognizes women ...

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Scott Miller joins team for supermodels

This weekend, local salon owner Scott Miller gets to see supermodel Heidi Klum in her underwear, and his 17-year-old son could not be more proud. Miller, nationally known for his work, left this week for Miami to work as part ...

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Park Point needs jump in traffic

Low foot traffic and lagging sales have plagued businesses in newly opened Park Point, a multimillion-dollar mixed-use residential and commercial development managed by Wilmorite Inc. Kevin Wilmot, assistant vice president of finance and leasing representative, blames a combination of the ...

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Traikos expands efforts in city

George Traikos had never been to Rochester until two years ago when he came to look at the historic Academy Building. Now he and his wife are moving here. Traikos fell in love with the building’s stunning Gothic Revival style. ...

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Sizing up Midtown’s potential

Redevelopment of the Midtown Plaza site could bring as many as 4,330 jobs, a demand for as much as 725,000 square feet of office space in the immediate area, up to 297 housing units and some 338,000 square feet of ...

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Growing focus on activity, health boosts sports medicine

With an increasing emphasis on fitness as a path to overall wellness, the field of sports medicine has grown to encompass a diverse population of active individuals. Once considered a practice devoted solely to the athlete, sports medicine now is ...

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Uncompensated care

Hospital charity care generally encompasses services provided free or at discounted rates to those who cannot afford to pay. Here is a look at uncompensated care at some area hospitals last year: – Rochester General Hospital and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital ...

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Impact of economy on charity care remains to be seen

Research shows that medical costs are walloping American workers already squeezed in the sputtering economy. Yet, local hospitals have not seen a surge in charity care cases or unpaid patient bills in recent months. Health care officials say that it ...

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Even as doctor flight slows, retention efforts are vital

Though some physicians have left the Rochester area to practice elsewhere, obstetrician and gynecologist Sandra Perry M.D. chose to make Rochester her home. “I don’t think this move could possibly have worked out any better,” says Perry, 31, a physician ...

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Rising health care costs prompt move toward generics

Prescription drug payouts were a bright spot in Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield’s midyear claims expense statements. Unlike other medical claims paid by the health insurer, which have continued to rise, drug payments fell, and fell substantially. Much of the ...

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Unfortunate reality

In advance of next week’s Albany summit on the state fiscal crisis, Gov. David Paterson reportedly asked legislative leaders to send him their deficit-reduction ideas. He received none. On Wednesday, he did what they apparently were unwilling to do, laying ...

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Photographers craving style find it on shelf

While working at Eastman Kodak Co., Jill Wight and Gail Backal noticed a gaping hole in the market-there were no manufacturers of fashion camera bags. Equipped with this knowledge, the duo set out to fill the void by launching Jill-e ...

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On a course for growth

The dictionary defines emergent as “arising and existing only as a phenomenon of independent parts working together.” Barbara Risser also sees it as the one tree that grows above the others in a grove. For Risser, the president of Finger ...

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Portfolio: SPX Corporation

A weekly report compiled from the proxy statement and annual report of a publicly held company with local headquarters or a company with a major division in the area Based in Charlotte, N.C., SPX Corp. is a global multi-industry manufacturing ...

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