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No immunity from cyberattacks and data breaches in 2016 and beyond

The year 2016 certainly demonstrated that no one is immune from cyberattacks and data breaches. In fact, more data breaches were reported last year than ever before. While news headlines tended to focus on prominent businesses, celebrities and politicians, the ...

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The new year will bring new economic challenges

As noted here last week, it’s hard to find much fault with the length of the current recovery. Modest inflation has played an important role. Most inflation indicators in 2016 remained below the Federal Open Market Committee’s target. My prediction ...

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Failed home sales increase across upstate

The percentage of failed home sales agreements—defined as properties whose sale status reverts to “for sale” after having been listed as “active contingent” or “pending”—increased significantly in the largest upstate New York metropolitan areas last year, according to a study ...

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SEEN

The Monroe Community College Foundation November 17: The Monroe Community College Foundation hosted its 27th annual Salute to Excellence at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. More than 350 guests celebrated the leadership and philanthropy of JPMorgan Chase & ...

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EXPLORE

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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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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Explore

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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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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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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