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Training important in building effective crisis response (access required)

“Our team was in full crisis mode recently when a project we were working on fell seriously short of the client’s expectations.  We managed to fumble through it and solve the problem, but in the process, I learned that my ...

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Ontario County agency offers multiple avenues for job seekers (access required)

It is something that often comes up in conversation with others. It is sometimes how we define ourselves and can become an identity, a measure of our perceived value both to ourselves and to society. Its presence can provide stability and its absence ...

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Mentoring has profound effect on a child’s future

Several years ago, as my last child was preparing for college, I felt myself bracing for a big change. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what life was going to look like, and I felt a strange sense of unfinishedness. It led me to explore ways that I could feel a renewed sense of purpose. When I learned about the Big Brothers Big ...

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Curing investors’ fixation on past performance (access required)

The most often repeated warning to investors is perhaps the most ignored: “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.” As a group, however, investors continue to act as if it did. Jason Zweig, the investment columnist for The Wall Street Journal, recently wrote about ...

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Let’s talk about mental health: Sick days and mental health days are OK (access required)

From NBA player DeMar DeRozan to Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles, professional tennis player Naomi Osaka to the most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps, the world’s most talented athletes are opening up about their mental health issues. And ...

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Looking into the crystal ball: Estate planning during uncertain times (access required)

As we enter the dog days of summer, while estate planning may be last on your list of considerations, there are good reasons to do some planning before the end of the year. President Joe Biden’s administration (the “Administration”) has made several proposals that ...

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How to maintain stability in a hybrid work environment (access required)

“Since our department went to a ‘hybrid’ work arrangement, things have changed and the environment seems unstable. There have been more recent resignations in my department and replacing people is taking longer and longer. Now, because of the turnover, some of our ...

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The Ontario County difference (access required)

I am often asked as to why Ontario County continues to grow amid many changes and challenges in regional, state and national circumstances. As I reflect on 36 years of experience as the executive director of economic development in Ontario County, ...

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Inflation: Transient or here to stay? (access required)

Inflation seems to be top of mind lately, garnering the attention of economists, political pundits, business owners and laymen alike — but what exactly is inflation, how is it measured, what’s considered to be normal and how high is it ...

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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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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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