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Boomerang employees: tips on how to welcome team members home (access required)

Every manager at every level has experienced it — that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach when one of your valued team members walks in and resigns. With today’s “Great Resignation” continuing full force, chances are you’ve experienced ...

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Five tax-saving strategies for retirement contribution that can lower taxable income and achieve financial well-being (access required)

Making the most of every dollar is crucial to your financial well-being, and retirement savings is a great way to achieve this. You not only save more for retirement, but you could save on taxes as well. It may come ...

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Spring cleaning: Considering program sustainability (access required)

There has never been a better time to consider the sustainability of your program activities and take action to address unsustainable programs. Whether your organization is in an unusually strong financial position because of COVID relief funds or in an ...

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Financial advisors can guide through tough times (access required)

With the country facing rising inflation and interest rates, as well as the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, it’s quite normal for individuals to be concerned about the current states — and futures — of their investment ...

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Are you discriminating against employees with caregiving responsibilities? (access required)

As the world enters year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a warning to employers of yet another risk to their businesses: caregiver discrimination claims. It is no surprise that the pandemic has ...

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Rochester accelerates its pace to become top tech hub in America (access required)

Rochester is on its way to becoming a national hub for technology innovation. Experts predict that it has the highest potential of any city in America for developing high-tech, high-income jobs. It’s incredible news for the region’s economic development. Area ...

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Post-pandemic era will provide best opportunity to transform healthcare service delivery model (access required)

Sometime in the hopefully not-too-distant future, health and safety concerns will have improved so that Governor Hochul will declare an end to the COVID-related state of emergency in New York. By signifying that sufficient progress has been made in reducing ...

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A simple game for investors: How would you play? (access required)

Some years ago, financial author and advisor, Bill Schultheis, devised a simple game to illustrate the difficulty faced by investors who try to outguess the stock market and the utility of knowing the odds of success. The game called “Outfoxing ...

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You need to improve your technology, but where do you start? (access required)

Technology is advancing at warp speed and certainly some innovations could benefit you and your company, but it’s easy to get lost in the sea of information and technological jargon before finding the best solution for your problems. Earlier this ...

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Innovation advancements on display as Rochester continues to grow its technology ecosystem (access required)

From LIDROTEC, a company with patent-pending wafer dicing laser machines for the semiconductor industry to Stratio, which provides artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for medical imaging and more, these companies are a microcosm of some of the biggest technology and innovation ...

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Is New York’s crypto opportunity at risk?

Building Foundry — the fast-growing Western New York-based digital currency company — has been one of my biggest honors. As a native of the region, it has been a joy to give back by steering such an innovative company in ...

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M&A middle-market activity: What businesses need to know (access required)

 Understanding the ins and outs, trends and activities going on in M&A markets can help businesses make informed decisions including whether to buy, hold or sell. After a brief pause and slowdown of M&A activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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5 things to consider before deciding to work for yourself (access required)

When people ask me what I do, now that I’m out of television, I simply say, “I have my own business.” The reaction is always the same. “Wow, that’s so awesome, you’re so strong.” “Good for you.” “You’re so brave, ...

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Until debt do us part (access required)

Jarrett Felton

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”  – Mark Twain Money and wealth are very sensitive topics for most people. Another related, perhaps most sensitive topic — one that stirs up emotions and stress — is debt. I suspect ...

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