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Affiliation/acquisition options for nonprofits post-COVID (access required)

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success.”   —Henry Ford One thing about the pandemic is now perfectly clear. That is, nonprofit health and human service organizations have, for the most part, been given ...

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Federal roadblocks may slow recreational marijuana industry in NYS (access required)

While the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York is expected to generate substantial revenue, entrepreneurs and businesses interested in entering the field may face challenges financing their ventures due to federal prohibition of the product. Jay Jerose, a principal ...

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Developing, retaining talent crucial to Rochester economy (access required)

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is a proud founding partner of ROC2025, an initiative that was inspired by a visit to Columbus, Ohio several years ago and is supported both personally and financially by Constellation Brands Chairman and Greater Rochester ...

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Andluca thinks it has developed a better glass system (access required)

Andluca Technologies, a Princeton University spin-out, has developed UV-solar-powered smart glass to improve the energy efficiency, resiliency, and security of buildings. The company is one of 10 finalist companies with optics, imaging, and photonics-enabled technologies that is working with NextCorps’ Luminate NY accelerator as part of its ...

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Fashion Week Rochester 2021 revamped, taking place at The Dome (access required)

Fashion Week Rochester will have a new look and new location when it returns this fall. The event — now in its 12th year — will be held for the first time at The Dome Arena in Henrietta. Meghan Mundy, the event’s chief fashion organizer, said that having this year’s event ...

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The dos, don’ts and nuances of civil discourse (access required)

As a businessperson I understand competition and how the boundaries of right from wrong can become confusing in the heat of battle. We see this happening at both the national and local political scene in both parties. Among the real ...

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Racial disparities in health care, cardiovascular outcomes (access required)

Black and Latinx communities were more likely to be infected by the coronavirus and more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts over the past 18 months, putting long-standing and well-documented racial disparities in health ...

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ESG performance standards: What it is and why you should care (access required)

Publicly traded corporations all have one thing in common: ready access to funds from capital markets is their life’s blood. Financing via stocks and bonds provides firms the resources needed to innovate, grow and thrive. For the last decade or ...

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At-home tools allow cardiac patients be proactive in managing their health (access required)

Himabindu Vidula, M.D., is seeing first-hand the positive impact that patient-friendly tools can have on those with heart disease. Vidula, medical director of Heart Transplantation for UR Medicine Cardiac Care, has been involved with a few studies of late that ...

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Manufacturing technology from Momentum Optics shortens products’ time-to-market (access required)

Momentum Optics is one of 10 finalist companies with optics, imaging and photonics-enabled technologies that’s working with NextCorps’ Luminate NY accelerator as part of its fourth cohort. Each company received an initial investment of $100,000 and is participating in the six-month program, which helps the selected ...

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JK Executive Strategies adds legal sector to service list (access required)

JK Executive Strategies LLC has launched a legal services practice to help corporations, as well as law firms, secure legal talent. “Legal professionals play an integral role in the operations of nearly every industry, and therefore it’s of critical importance ...

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Inflation data remains key focus when reflecting on second quarter (access required)

Economic growth continued through the second quarter as a substantial decline in COVID cases and increase in vaccination rates have spurred reopening across the country. Current expectations for the second quarter real Gross Domestic Product are around 8%, which would signal an increase from first quarter’s ...

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