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Ability Partners Foundation Sept. 30: Ability Partners Foundation’s third annual Evening of Stars Gala fundraiser raised more than $70,000 to benefit Ability Partners Foundation, which supports the programs and services offered through CP Rochester, Happiness House, and Rochester Rehabilitation. The ...

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Ontario County tops in area for refinance savings

Ontario County homeowners who refinanced their mortgage this year will save an average of $1,735 annually—the highest figure among Rochester-area counties—according to a study released on Nov. 30 by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. Based on data from the Mortgage ...

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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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Will ‘Trump: The Movie’ be a thriller or horror flick?

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo noted that “we campaign in poetry but govern in prose.” Donald Trump’s campaign was hardly poetry—it was more like a sensationalist novel, with racy sex, clichéd dialogue and improbable plot twists. Now Trump & Co. are ...

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Creative avenues abound for financing your developing business

New product lines. A big office move. New market opportunities. These are bold steps that require expanding production or distribution capacity, renovating or buying a facility, upgrading equipment or even buying another business. They also require money, which growing businesses ...

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Hindsight What do you do when you’re in a Broadway musical headed by two of the biggest names in the business—and it flops after 16 performances? You come back 35 years later and make a movie about it. “Merrily We ...

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Her research helps firms find competitive edge

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Every business in Rochester, regardless of size, needs research. There are things to learn in every industry—from market opportunities to venture funding—that will help it compete.

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Nonprofit Report: Open Door Mission Inc.

Nonprofit Report: Open Door Mission Inc., founded in 1952, is a Christian ministry that seeks to meet the spiritual and physical needs of impoverished and homeless people in Rochester, restoring hope and changing lives. It relies entirely on donations to ...

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Nonprofit Report: The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Inc

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Inc. is an organization of farmers, gardeners and consumers working to create a sustainable regional food system that is ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, it promotes land stewardship, ...

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Quote of the week

“We look forward to bringing new visitors to the area, helping local businesses, farms, wineries and breweries prosper.” —Jeff Babinski, executive vice president and general manager of del Lago Resort & Casino, which plans to open Feb. 1 12/2/2016 (c) ...

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Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Sept. 24: The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester held its ARTrageous Affair Breast Cancer Gala at the Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown. The event was attended by 475 guests and raised more than $170,000 in net ...

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Most upstate spend under $500 on Christmas gifts

Although approximately one-fourth of upstate New Yorkers say that their personal finances are in worse shape this year than last, approximately half plan to spend about the same as they did last year on holiday gifts, according to an annual ...

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Workers’ frank comments online about employer could backfire

“I recently overheard one of my employees (direct reports) complain big-time about her job, including problems she’s having with her team, her salary, work hours and more, saying that she is getting ready to post something on Glassdoor.com. (She doesn’t ...

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A number of signs now point to a modest rate increase

“It’s beginning to look a lot like … a rate increase.”  Sorry, I had to change the song lyrics—but it looks like we will see a federal funds rate increase at the Dec. 13-14 Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Let’s ...

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