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Private sector employment in N.Y. rises in Q2 2016

Private sector employers in New York State added 32,241 jobs in the second quarter of 2016, equal to 0.4 percent of the state’s total private sector employment, according to seasonally adjusted data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...

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NONPROFITREPORT: Mercy Flight Central Inc.

Mercy Flight Central Inc. was founded as a nonprofit in 1992 to provide air medical services to residents of New York and beyond. Since inception, the organization has served more than 13,000 patients and grown to approximately 70 employees. This ...

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Alyssa’s Angels Alyssa’s Angels and local organizations teamed up over the holidays to give back to the community. Through the Holiday Gift Project, five nonprofit organizations received $500 from Alyssa’s Angels and a matching amount from five sponsoring agencies. Recipients ...

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Quote of the Week

“I was one of those kids where my curiosity led me to take everything in the house apart.” —David Munson Jr., who has been named to succeed William Destler as Rochester Institute of Technology president 1/27/2017 (c) 2017 Rochester Business ...

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Storyteller Meleko Mokgosi’s “Pax Kaffraria” tells a big story. Canvas by canvas, the mural-size artworks depict life in four African countries—chieftains, dictators, children, clergy, herdsmen, activists and animals. The figurative paintings fit together to form “chapters” in large installations. “Pax ...

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Construction projects wanted

In the April 14 Special Report on Real Estate and Construction: Green Building, the Rochester Business Journal is planning again to feature local “works in progress”—construction projects that have broken ground in the six-county region but are not yet completed. ...

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Center for Youth Oct. 11-15: Another successful Fashion Week of Rochester was attended by 3,500 people. The event raised $425,000 to support homeless youth programs and crisis services at The Center for Youth. Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Nov. 1: ...

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Quote of the Week

“You can’t really govern from inside four walls. … You have to be out in the public, getting a boots-on-the-ground understanding of what people need in this community.” —Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, on her governing style 1/20/2017 (c) 2017 ...

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Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley Dec. 1: At the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley 2016 Grant Awards Luncheon at Temple B’rith Kodesh, $100,000 in grants were given out to programs that support women and girls in the community related to ...

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NYC dawn Richard Renaldi’s photographs of New York City in the wee hours of a Sunday get their first museum exhibition Jan. 21 to June 11 at George Eastman Museum. Taken over six years, at a time of day when ...

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FastStart: His early lessons help others set their future

At work, James Smith is constantly reminded of who he used to be—a kid trying to succeed in a tough environment. As the district executive director of the YMCA of Greater Rochester for the Carlson MetroCenter, Lewis Street and Maplewood ...

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Chamber outlines top areas for action in 2017

Chamber outlines top areas for action in 2017 Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. Since 1887, when a group of business owners gathered to find ways to address issues such as Canadian trade, railroad and ...

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