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Auto Solutions settles allegations

Cars By Phone Inc., dba Auto Solutions, will pay $5,000 in civil penalties and costs to settle allegations the used-car dealer misled consumers about their warranty repair rights under the state’s Lemon Law, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said ...

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Owner pushes teamwork to drive sales

Like many young boys, Gregory Stahl once dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. Instead, he turned his ambition and competitiveness into a career in car sales. Just 13 years after starting in the business, he was able to purchase the ...

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Layoff can force need to tap into retirement funds

It has been 11 years since David Lambert took an early retirement package from Eastman Kodak Co. A tool-and-die maker by trade, 57-year-old Lambert spent more than 28 years at the company, but when the opportunity for early retirement came, ...

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Some ventures manage to grow during the economic downturn

Conventional wisdom holds that the failure rate of small businesses runs roughly 50 percent. Add to that a downturn in the economy and that failure rate soars. But a recession does not have to mean disaster for a small business. ...

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Monro Muffler sales climb 8.4 percent in first quarter

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. today reported an 8.4 percent increase in first-quarter sales to a record $73.6 million, up from $67.9 million a year ago. The company’s net income was $5.9 million, or 62 cents a share, an increase of ...

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Monro Muffler sales climb 8.4 percent in first quarter

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. today reported an 8.4 percent increase in first-quarter sales to a record $73.6 million, up from $67.9 million a year ago. The company’s net income was $5.9 million, or 62 cents a share, an increase of ...

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Dealer drives the right vehicle for growth

Mark Meyer works hard but he is known to play even harder. At 42, Meyer, owner and president of Caledonia-based Meyer’s Campers Inc., is an avid motorcycle racer and outdoor sportsman. “We race motocross,” he says “We’re pretty active in ...

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Store To Door Mobile Self-Storage buys building

Boston-based Store To Door Mobile Self-Storage LLC is expanding its Rochester location with the purchase of a building at 50 Ajax St. LaDue Architects has signed on to design the renovation of the 40,000-square-foot building. The expansion will double the ...

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Store To Door to expand

Boston-based Store To Door Mobile Self-Storage LLC is expanding its Rochester location with the purchase of a building at 50 Ajax St. LaDue Architects has signed on to design the renovation of the 40,000-square-foot building. The expansion will double the ...

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Store To Door to expand

Boston-based Store To Door Mobile Self-Storage LLC is expanding its Rochester location with the purchase of a building at 50 Ajax St. Store to Door was started by Paychex Inc. chief Thomas Golisano and a partner in 1997.

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Most Influential Women: Diane Rambo

Diane Rambo Vice president of human resource services, Paychex Inc. Getting the job done, no matter what it takes, is the example Diane Rambo tries to set each day as vice president of human resource services at Paychex Inc. “I ...

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Most Influential Women: Candy Obourn

Candy Obourn Chief operating officer, health imaging group, Eastman Kodak Co. As chief operating officer of Eastman Kodak Co.’s health imaging group, Candy Obourn oversees the photo giant’s second-largest unit and manages a group of businesses that includes X-ray, digital ...

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Most Influential Women: Linda Janczak

Linda Janczak President and CEO, F.F. Thompson Health System Inc. Born and raised in Canandaigua, Linda Janczak, president and CEO of F.F. Thompson Health System Inc., attributes her professional successes in part to the support of her family, the people ...

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Most Influential Women: Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns President, Xerox Business Group Operations, Xerox Corp. Hailing from the lower east side of Manhattan, Ursula Burns arrived at Xerox Corp. in 1980 as a 22-year-old summer intern. Since that time she steadily has moved through the ranks ...

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Buffalo Bills start sales campaign

The Buffalo Bills today launched the campaign to sell premium seating for the 2004 season. The start comes three months before fans take their seats at the first home game of the 2003 season. But the club is looking to ...

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