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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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WEEKEND BEST BETS 1 Brad Zimmerman’s “My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy” is the story of one man’s struggle to fulfill his dream of becoming a comedic actor in New York. It’s staged Dec. 1 to 11 at the ...

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A new class of Forty Under 40

More than 750 people attended the 22nd annual Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 luncheon at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Nov. 17. The 2016 honorees were selected by a panel of judges who are past ...

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Giving thanks for a cornucopia of sports blessings

Between the bountiful—at times, excessive—helpings of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, and the occasional Black Friday hip checks among shoppers hell-bent on securing that latest can’t-live-without-it gadget, we tend to forget the true meaning of Thanksgiving. It’s supposed to be ...

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Dueling data make it hard to size up the economy

One of the major stumbling blocks of timely economic analysis is a reliance on the integrity of government statistical data. This situation was underscored yet again last week with the release of regional employment estimates for October. As discussed in ...

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WEEKEND BEST BETS 1 “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ classic tale, returns to Geva Theatre’s Wilson Mainstage for another holiday season. Geva’s version features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Dickens’ novella, with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin. ...

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Fast Start: The conscious pursuit of a life with intention

Birthday cards and thank-you notes are in a stack on James Farley’s desk. As a financial adviser for Northwestern Mutual, Farley thrives on connecting with clients and working alongside them to help plan their futures. The cards are just an ...

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Perseverance pays off: the importance of adhering to core values

The dictionary defines perseverance as “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, state, etc., especially in spite of obstacles and discouragement.” Synonyms for perseverance include: tenacity, determination, ...

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Nonprofit Report: The Regional Center for Independent Living Inc.

Nonprofit Report: The Regional Center for Independent Living Inc. is a disability-led, nonresidential organization that provides services and advocacy to seniors and people with disabilities. The organization was founded in 1966 by people with disabilities whose goal was to advocate ...

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Quote of the week

“If I want to save 14 nickels by going offshore someplace, I wouldn’t know about the quality. I would worry about it constantly.” —Jude Sauer M.D., CEO of LSI Solutions Inc., on why his firm manufactures all its products on ...

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UR Medicine Thompson Health Sept. 9: UR Medicine’s Thompson Health hosted its annual Gala at the Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua. More than 300 people attended, raising nearly $130,000 that will help fund Thompson’s new, 12-bed observation unit. Colgate ...

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Northeast homes slow to give up landline phones

Nearly one-half of American homes, some 48.3 percent, had only wireless telephones during the second half of 2015—an increase of 2.9 percentage points since the second half of 2014, according to estimates based on survey data released Monday by the ...

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