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Monthly Archives: December 2008

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The Rochester Business Journal welcomes press releases. Notices of calendar events should be submitted three weeks before the event date to ensure timely publication. Send digital submissions to [email protected] FRIDAY, DEC. 26 Brighton’s Best Chapter of Business Network International Meeting-Free-7 ...

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Budget woes could impact health care, education jobs

New York’s fiscal woes may have negative repercussions for two of Rochester’s strongest employment sectors: health care and public education. Gov. David Paterson’s proposed 2009-10 budget would reduce local school aid by $698 million or 3.3 percent. Medicaid expenditures would ...

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Four Cs are keys to surviving the recession

A year and a half ago, I wrote an article (“It’s time to prepare for the coming storm,” RBJ, 8/31/2007) warning that a tidal wave of liquidity in the economy was burying risk and giving too many businesses a false ...

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Magic carpet ride from Isfahan ends in Victor

Iran native Reza Nejad Sattari’s connections to Oriental rugs go back to Isfahan, the Iranian province noted as a carpet-weaving center since the days of the Persian empire, but he did not start selling Oriental carpets until after he emigrated ...

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USA Payroll continues steady growth despite economy

It has been 15 years since Ralph Fornuto and James Williams left jobs at Paychex Inc. to form their own payroll and human resources services company, USA Payroll Inc. The endeavor has grown from a two-person operation to one with ...

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Reviewing 11 months of column’s hits and misses for 2008

Has 2008 treated you well? Are you ready for 2009? In this column I wanted to take a look back at my columns for 2008 and give you an update of my hits and misses. In January, I discussed how ...

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Mergers can help non-profits to survive

It came to the point in 2004 where Mary Jo Brach would lose sleep worrying whether the organization she led, the Family Resource Center of Rochester, had the money to cover bills and still make payroll. Expenses quickly were overtaking ...

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The other option

It is small comfort to say today’s unemployment rate is well shy of the nearly 11 percent joblessness reached in the severe recession of 1981-82. November’s numbers suggest that gap could close quickly. Layoffs at U.S. companies drove up the ...

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Non-Profit Report: NCS Community Development Corp.

The mission of NCS Community Development Corp. is to provide access to decent, safe and affordable housing through housing development, technical services and collaborative resources that revitalize and sustain city neighborhoods. NCS offers the following programs and services: –Lead hazard ...

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Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals

(Ranked by number of veterinarians*) 1. Veterinary Specialists of Rochester and Animal Emergency Service 825 White Spruce Blvd. Rochester, NY 14623 (585) 424-1260 www.vetspecialistsofrochester.com Number of Veterinarians (1): 19 Number of Veterinary Technicians (2): 38 Number of Other Staff: 37 ...

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Harris Interactive cuts staff, shifts leadership posts

With a new CEO, a new chief financial officer and a spate of cutbacks planned, Harris Interactive Inc. is preparing for a turnaround. The latest sign came last week when the market research firm announced its decision to replace CFO ...

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Insurer reports red ink

Net income companywide has continued to fall in 2008 for the area’s two largest health insurance carriers. MVP/Preferred Care has posted a $27.3 million loss so far this year. Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, the region’s largest insurer, remains safely ...

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Grant helps fuel growth of first sustainability park

A $300,000 state grant has given the Wayne Industrial Sustainability Park a boost, pushing the project’s timeline ahead and leading to more local jobs. The first industrial park of its kind in the region, it will feature industries using by-products ...

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The economy’s big chill

When it comes to the biggest business news story of 2008, Rochester Business Journal readers agreed with the nation-it’s the economy. Twenty-nine percent, or 209 of 715 respondents to an annual e-mail survey conducted by the Rochester Business Journal, said ...

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