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Analysis paralysis: choosing your marketing data wisely (access required)

It’s 2019, which means the future is here! Unfortunately, we don’t have the flying cars we were all promised. Instead, we have all of the information the world has ever known (practically) at arm’s length every minute of every day. ...

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Colleges strive to prepare students for debt

As concerns continue to mount over the growth of student debt that weighs on young professionals, families and the U.S. economy, higher education institutions are working to make sure resources are available to help enrollees understand what will be expected ...

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Maintaining good plumbing pertains to circulatory system as well (access required)

I don’t know about you, but I am really not that handy, especially when it comes to home issues like electrical and plumbing. But fortunately I “got a guy” for that. Even though I took shop class in high school, ...

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Make a point to engage your employees regularly (access required)

The other day, I got a call from a friend asking me to be a reference for a new job. I was surprised because I always knew this person to be the definition of an engaged employee. They had even ...

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RIT Board of Trustees welcomes two new members (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology has appointed two new members to its board of Trustees. The announcement of the appointments occurred July 11 at the Board’s last meeting. The new appointees are Nita Genova and Dana A. Mehnert. Genova, the president ...

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University of Rochester names Dean of Graduate Education and Post-Doctoral Affairs (access required)

University of Rochester professor Nick Vamivakas has been named Dean of Graduate Education and Post-Doctoral Affairs. The professor, from the Institute of Optics, will assume the role for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (AS&E). Vamivakas will assume his new position August ...

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Attractive office space seen as health advantage for employees (access required)

Employees still hold meetings in conference rooms at Clark Patterson Lee, but that’s not really why anyone goes into this particular one. It’s been transformed into a relax station, where employees can grab a free soda, do a puzzle, play ...

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Friendly Senior Living receives $200,000 grant (access required)

Friendly Senior Living, a senior residence and nursing facility located in Brighton, announced today that they have received a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation. The $200,000 grant will be applied to Friendly Living’s new health care staff training ...

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Banks use strategies to minimize effects of interest rate changes (access required)

As the Federal Reserve Board increasingly indicates it may cut interest rates later this year, the local banking and finance industry is ready for it by pursuing multifaceted strategies for growth. Martin K. Birmingham, president and chief executive officer of ...

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Helping employees navigate the high cost of prescription drugs (access required)

Pharmaceutical prices are increasing at alarming rates in the U.S. According to National Health Expenditure data, Americans spent $333 billion in 2017 on prescription drugs, up from $236 billion in 2007 — a 40-plus percent increase, far outpacing inflation. Similarly, ...

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Are you prepared for a successful descent to retirement? (access required)

According to a study put out by the Pepperdine Private Capital Market’s report, the No. 1 reason business owners contacted a broker or investment banker to sell their business in 2018 was due to retirement. Most business owners approach planning ...

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Community banks find ways to offer big bank technology (access required)

Kevin Maroney, president and CEO of Fairport Savings Bank, is looking forward to July 25. That’s the day the bank begins offering its newest digital offering, Zelle, to customers. As Maroney explains, it’s basically a fast, safe and easy way ...

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Changes in senior living and elder care add options for aging boomers (access required)

As the nation’s baby boomers continue to enter their 60s and 70s, elder care facilities are experiencing a growth spurt, as well as making significant changes to accommodate the needs of the next generation of older Americans. Senior living and ...

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