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AREA COUNTY POVERTY RATES BELOW AVERAGE, EXCEPT MONROE Except for Monroe County, whose estimated poverty rate was 14.8 percent in 2015, rates in local counties were at or below the 15.5 percent average for New York counties and the 14.7 ...

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Cosmo’s moon Cher and Nicolas Cage collided in the feel-good holiday flick “Moonstruck” 30 years ago. Set in New York City, the classic story of Loretta, her Italian family and the magic of la bella luna never gets old. It’s ...

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FastStart: Finding her place close to home and heart

In a place where stress is relieved, one thing is stressed above all others: customer service. That is the focus of Jessica Realbuto, spa director of the Spa at the DelMonte. It is the only spa of the DelMonte Group, ...

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Don’t fall for spam that promises better search engine rankings

Don’t fall for spam that promises better search engine rankings People use search engines a lot. According to Google there are more than 2.3 million searches performed on their search engine every minute. Surprisingly, not all of these searches are ...

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NONPROFIT REPORT

NONPROFITREPORT A Weekly Profile of a Local Nonprofit Organization NAMI Rochester is the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots, nonprofit mental health organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and ...

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Rochester Chamber Top 100: Firm finds customization its key to success

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T&T Materials is led by President and CEO James Terhune, left, with James Mossgraber, vice president and general manager. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson) Supplying the materials and customization needed to protect and support America’s military is an opportunity T&T Materials ...

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Ride-sharing services are needed in upstate cities

Upstate New York needs ride sharing technology services like Uber and Lyft, both Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce members. This issue is about our economic future and attracting and retaining young professionals and our next generation of leaders. I hear ...

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Flight fright Blackfriars Theatre explores the real reason for the season in “The Flight Before Christmas,” a comedy about traveling strangers stranded together. Local comics Abby DeVuyst, Kerry Young and Jeff Andrews wrote the show, improvising with dialogue to develop ...

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NonProfit Report: Healthy Baby Network

Healthy Baby Network Healthy Baby Network, founded in 1996, is dedicated to improving health and well-being for mothers and babies by addressing the systemic barriers that cause racial health disparities and prevent successful births. It does this through outreach, education, ...

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Healy has design for more growth

Robert Healy was faced with a tall order when he answered a help wanted ad more than 25 years ago. LaBella Associates DPC, the firm that posted the job for a director of architecture, was seeking a person who could ...

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Hemophilia Center Oct. 1:  Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center held its second annual Bleeding Disorders Walk and 5K Fun Run at Seneca Park. More than 200 participants helped to promote awareness about rare bleeding disorders and raised $18,000 for supportive ...

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Quote of the Week

“It’s harnessing the power of the river, not this time to make a product, but to make a place.” —Lisa Baron, Greentopia chair, on the idea behind the organization’s High Falls EcoDistrict 12/16/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain ...

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What staying of overtime rules means for businesses

As most employers know, the Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay minimum wage and to pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours in a given workweek. There are, however, exceptions to this rule. Frequently referred ...

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