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Nonprofit Report: Mercy Bridges

A Weekly Profile of a Local Nonprofit Organization Mercy Bridges, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, provides adults, including immigrants and refugees regardless of religious affiliation, basic literacy education and English as a second language, with compassion and acceptance, ...

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Finding efficiencies in workplace can optimize employee well-being

In 2017, workplaces are anticipating tremendous change in time management and the structure of the work- day. Technology makes workers more mobile, with seemingly daily developments and improvements in accessing information. By definition, efficiency—working in a well-organized and competent way—helps ...

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Prepare for total reworking of business taxes under GOP proposal

President Donald Trump, along with the Republican-controlled Congress, has promised comprehensive tax reform, and the biggest changes to the tax code since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 may soon be a reality. Trump’s proposals are short on details, but ...

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Local housing market enters 2017 with solid momentum

Greater Rochester regional home sales have risen for six consecutive years, with 2016’s 14,278 transactions topping the all-time high set in 2005. The 7.6 percent rise in closed sales was the strongest since 2012 and nearly double the 4 percent ...

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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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SEEN

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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EXPLORE

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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Seen

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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Gas prices rise less here than nationally

Average gas prices in upstate metro areas exceeded the national average of $2.337 per gallon on Tuesday, according to website GasBuddy.  But the increases in average prices upstate over the past year—ranging from 20.9 percent in Syracuse to 13.3 percent ...

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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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