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Dog days Rochester native Jennifer Cody, above, stars in “Sylvia,” an adult comedy playing at Geva Theatre Center through Feb. 5. After empty-nesters Greg and Kate sell their suburban home and move to Manhattan, Greg brings home a stray labradoodle, ...

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Quote of the Week

“You’re talking about thousands of pages. … It really probably is easier to start over.” 1/6/2017 (c) 2017 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.  

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Traditional performance reviews increasingly seen as unhelpful

“It is time for us to do performance appraisals for our teams, and I have to say I can’t think of a bigger waste of time.  The forms the company wants us to use don’t align well with people’s current ...

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ECONOMYTRACK

There were a few surprises in 2016: Brexit, the vote to break the United Kingdom from the European Union; the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years; Army beating Navy in football for the ...

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FastStart: Designing spaces that make people feel good

Design determines a building’s physical features. But a good design takes into account the way the building will feel to its occupants.  Kristin Schuster, a project architect and associate at SWBR Architects, focuses on marrying practical design with creativity. The ...

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NONPROFIT REPORT

A Weekly Profile of a Local Nonprofit Organization Pathway Houses of Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare, formerly Pathway Houses of Rochester, N.Y., is a residential, supportive living program serving recovering alcohol and substance abusers in the Rochester and Syracuse areas. Pathway Houses ...

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Is employee pay a topic

Is employee pay a topic for compliance officers? Over the years, a significant body of knowledge has developed regarding a whole range of activities aimed at detecting and preventing criminal conduct and building strong ethical cultures within corporations. This includes ...

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Virtuoso Described as “hair-raisingly virtuosic” by the Guardian, violinist James Ehnes performs with the finest symphonies around the world. He will tackle Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in concerts Jan. 12 and 14 in Kodak Hall at ...

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Seen

Perinton Food Shelf Nov. 10: A presentation of $1,030 was made at the Fairport Public Library to the Perinton Food Shelf from donations collected from participants of the Ghost Walk of Fairport. The walk was researched and created by Ron ...

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Quote of the Week

“Everybody is wondering what’s going to happen.” Eileen Semmler, CPA and partner at the Bonadio Group, on uncertainty in tax planning due to the election of Donald Trump as president 12/30/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to ...

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SPOTLIGHT

State and local tax collection rises 15.6% in five years New York collected almost $19 billion in state and local taxes in the third quarter of 2016 – some 15.6 percent more than the state collected five years ago, according ...

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Nimbleness gives small firm an advantage

Myron Kowal readily concedes his eight-employee company is tiny. But do not try to convince him that it cannot out-compete its supersize rivals. Response Care Inc. is a tiny player in a niche market, but it is nimble enough to ...

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Two factors loom large in local economic outlook

Assessing Rochester’s 2017 economic outlook has become especially difficult. Monthly labor market estimates, typically one of the most useful forecasting gauges, remain clouded by potential sampling issues—and will provide only limited guidance until March, when annual “benchmark” revisions are released. ...

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