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‘Unwrapping’ the wrap fee account (access required)

As technological advances in recent decades have made it possible for investment managers to manage thousands of small accounts simultaneously, wrap fee programs have emerged as a popular service offering for many investment firms that work with retail investors. For example, firms that do not actually manage client ...

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Moving your business from sustainable to regenerative (access required)

Sustainability comes in many forms, but there is a general framework that all businesses can think about: waste, operational footprint and opportunities for innovation.   Waste is inevitable. Every business has a certain amount of waste, and some have more of a specific type ...

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Leadership Rochester spotlight: Maya Crane (access required)

Leadership Rochester inspires, connects and educates a vibrant, diverse network of individuals who can help transform and strengthen our Greater Rochester region. Founded by Rochester’s top leaders, Leadership Rochester’s programs bring together individuals across industries, geographies and backgrounds. Together they learn about ...

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Surgery speeds to the outpatient arena and business is booming (access required)

Cataract surgery in the 1950’s entailed a two-week hospital stay and several days lying in the dark with sandbags against each ear ensuring immobility. Today after a speedy outpatient procedure and on the way to lunch, the newly clear-sighted cataract patient ...

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RPO returns to live performances under new music director, Andreas Delfs (access required)

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2021-22 season includes a return to live performances and will be one of the most diverse in RPO history. It is also the first under the baton of music director, Maestro Andreas Delfs. Delfs is hoping ...

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Shots: Legal perspective on vaccine mandates for employers (access required)

With the recent full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19, and as unvaccinated individuals continue to account for the majority of recent hospitalizations and deaths caused by COVID-19, employers throughout the country are considering, or being required to implement COVID-19 vaccination mandates for their ...

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Virtual/augmented realities can make health care more patient-friendly (access required)

A trip to the dentist or a procedure at the hospital could become a less anxious experience with the use of virtual technologies, some of which are being developed locally.   These virtual and augmented realities, as well as three-dimensional surgical planning and printing options, are ...

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Air pollution hurts us in ways we typically do not think of (access required)

Readers will not be surprised to learn that air pollution adversely affects our well-being in a variety of ways. For instance, we have known for quite a while that air pollution causes respiratory illness and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence ...

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Smart technology can help improve patient health outcomes (access required)

Jin Xiao believes the key to reducing barriers to access to dental care could be a smart phone. Xiao, D.D.S., is an associate professor and the director for Perinatal Oral Health at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the ...

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RG&E fuels local startups through ignition grants (access required)

RG&E and its sister company NYSEG, the region’s chief suppliers of electricity and natural gas, have awarded $25,000 to 25 local startups recognized for their high growth potential. The grants are part of the Innovation Zone – Ignition Grant Program, one of RG&E’s many ...

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Live-work-eat-play realty emerging as reality (access required)

We used to associate luxury and relaxation with getting away. We traveled to far-off destinations to indulge in the comforts of top hotels, resorts and spas. Comforts that were confined to hospitality and tourism packages offered by tour agents. Today, ...

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Local technology advancements aid in health care equity (access required)

When David Craig was studying to become a researcher at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he had his first cancer diagnosis. After the Co-founder and CEO of GRYT Health entered the pharmaceutical industry, he became a patient in his professional ...

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Deciphering out how Connected TV fits into your media strategy (access required)

You’ve heard about it, talked about it, watched it, but chances are there are still some aspects of Connected TV advertising that leave you scratching your head – and with good reason. With access points ranging from smart TVs to Rokus and gaming consoles, content available through countless streaming and Video on Demand platforms, and almost every ...

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Finger Lakes region is in good hands with Gov. Hochul (access required)

History was made in New York state with the ascension of Governor Kathy Hochul into the chief executive position for the state. I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing Gov. Hochul for many years, and have always enjoyed a very strong relationship with her. I have the utmost ...

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Galactic Experiences brings space travel to Rochester (access required)

Those seeking an out-of-this-world experience can do so later this month without even leaving the city. Galactic Experiences by DePrez, a member of the DePrez Group of Travel Cos., is offering the ZERO-G weightless experience Sept. 19 at the Frederick ...

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