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Author Archives: Special to the RBJ

Rochester Chamber takes strides to stay ahead of the curve for the community (access required)

As I reflect on my time with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, I couldn’t be prouder of this organization. This is not your grandfather’s Chamber.   We have just completed a brand refresh to stay modern and cutting edge, launched a new website and CRM, codified our organizational values and are currently in the process of updating our strategic plan. ...

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Passing the torch to a new generation (access required)

“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.”  —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  The time has come to pass the torch to the next generation of Bonadio health and human service experts. After 251 columns published in the RBJ since 1996, I ...

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A firsthand account on the merits of mentoring (access required)

My first encounter with Jonathan (fictitious name) was at the Friendly’s Restaurant on Monroe Avenue in Brighton. My brother and I owned the franchise rights to the chain in Western New York and I thought it was an accommodating place to meet. Jonathan contacted me via a friend ...

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Details on the ABLE Act for disabled citizens (access required)

In 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act created a mechanism whereby disabled Americans could establish a tax-advantaged savings account, appropriately referred to as an ABLE account, to supplement their lifestyle needs. As defined by the Social Security Administration ...

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