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The Landmark Society of Western New York Dec. 4: The Landmark Society of Western New York held “Celebrating Preservation 50 NYS,” an evening honoring historic preservation in New York State and featuring awards to recognize members whose contributions have helped ...

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NON PROFIT REPORT: VENTURE JOBS FOUNDATION

A Weekly Profile of a Local Nonprofit Organization The work of Venture Jobs Foundation stems from the premise that Rochester has an alarming level of poverty, and innovative approaches are needed to address it. VJF invests in small businesses that ...

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State’s GDP up 3.6 percent in 2016’s third quarter

Led by growth in the finance and insurance, wholesale trade and information industries, New York’s real GDP—calculated as the sum of what consumers, businesses and governments spend on final goods and services, plus investment and net foreign trade—grew by 3.6 ...

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WEEKEND BESTBETS 1Every year, George Eastman Museum fills the historic conservatory with tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis and freesias in the same colors Eastman featured 100 years prior. This year’s crop, on view from Feb. 10 to 26, mirrors George Eastman’s ...

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New state measure amends Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

In December 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013. The NPRA contained many welcome changes for nonprofit organizations and eased the burdens relating to certain major corporate transactions. The NPRA also included changes directed ...

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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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Senior management plays favorites, displeasing group’s leader

“As a team leader and project manager, I pride myself on knowing the people on my team—who the high and low performers are and what their strengths and weaknesses are. I’m very unhappy with the way senior level management is ...

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Quote of the Week

“Sheppard has to come up with a compelling reason for people to vote for him and against her.” —St. John Fisher College professor James Bowers on James Sheppard, the Monroe County legislator and former Rochester police chief who is gearing ...

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NONPROFITREPORT: The Nature Conservancy

A Weekly Profile of a Local Nonprofit Organization The Nature Conservancy’s Central & Western New York chapter works to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people and is responsible for the protection and restoration of more than ...

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Fed faces difficult call on level of rates

Federal Open Market Committee Chair Janet Yellen made a West Coast swing recently to discuss the progress being made in the economy. She suggested that the economy is “close” to maximum employment and price stability, citing the long-held goals of ...

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Private workers’ compensation rose 2.2% in 2016

Total compensation costs for U.S. private industry workers—including wages, salaries and employer  benefit costs—increased by 2.2 percent in 2016, according to the Employment Cost Index report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday. The increase follows a 1.9 ...

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Climb aboard Wanna get away? Escape winter this weekend at the Greater Rochester Boat Show. All kinds of boats and watercraft will be on display and for sale: fishing boats, sport boats, kayaks, jet skis, pontoon boats and cruisers (such ...

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Designing spaces that work well, feel good

Unbeknownst to her, Jackie Driscoll started preparing for her career at age eight. Her parents, both architects, decided to build their own home. Their daughter was ready to spackle, paint and learn about an industry that she would make her ...

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Moral courage is an indispensable virtue to avoid ethical lapses

Many moons ago, I was a Rochester Institute of Technology undergraduate engineering student proud to have landed my first co-op job at a Mobil oil refinery in Buffalo. I’ll never forget my first day on the job. A batch of ...

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