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Expectations for nonprofit boards more stringent

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” —Peter Drucker The three presidential debates that I watched with my wife, Betsy, served as the core idea for the topic of this column. In a touch of irony, ...

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Sailing on treacherous seas: When part time becomes full time

“I have been out on three months of maternity leave. I had originally planned to return to my management job on a full-time basis. But going back to those long hours and 60-plus hour workweeks will put a significant strain ...

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Fed chair acknowledges questions on U.S. economy

In a recent speech at the Boston Federal Reserve, Fed chair Janet Yellen shed some light on the Federal Open Market Committee’s assessment of the current U.S. economic situation, saying the Fed was “struggling” to understand the nature of the ...

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Nonprofit Report: The Society for the Protection and Care of Children

The Society for the Protection and Care of Children, known as SPCC, was founded as the Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in 1875 when animal abuse laws existed but child abuse laws did not. SPCC was ...

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Explore

Works by famed metal artist Albert Paley and photographic fine art prints by Frances Paley are on display in a new show at Nan Miller Gallery. Sculptures, furniture designs, lithographs and drawings reveal the breadth and depth of Albert Paley’s ...

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Real estate development builds momentum locally

Real estate development is providing a major boost to the Rochester area economy.  Adjusted for inflation, output at local construction and real estate rental and leasing firms has increased by $1.2 billion, or 22.4 percent, since 2007—nearly four times the ...

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It’s time to give Bills Coach Rex Ryan some praise

A columnist never enjoys eating his or her words, but that’s what I’m going to do this week. So, please pass me a libation with which to wash them down because these things are rarely pleasing to a wordsmith’s palate. ...

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CPI for urban consumers rises 1.5 percent in year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 1.5 percent nationwide from September 2015 to September 2016, the largest 12-month increase since October 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. Year-over-year regional CPI-U increases ...

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Seen

Rochester Broadway Theatre League Aug. 15:  The Rochester Broadway Theatre League held its eighth annual Richard Guon Memorial Golf Tournament & Clam Bake at Midvale Country Club. Proceeds of $45,000 from the tournament will benefit RBTL’s arts education programs, enabling ...

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Quote of the week

“There are companies that will one day print living cells for patients that need a heart or kidney.” —Denis Cormier, director of the AMPrint Center at Rochester Institute of Technology 10/21/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to ...

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Nonprofit Report: Rochester City Ballet Inc.

Rochester City Ballet Inc., established in 1987 by its founding artistic director, Timothy Draper, has developed a reputation for its versatility and singular repertoire, which includes award-winning contemporary ballets and masterworks. The company performs at the Nazareth College Arts Center ...

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Welfare system that discourages work ambitions needs fixing

In the past month, I have attended two presentations by Rob Sands, chairman of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Constellation Brands, and Danny Wegman, Rochester Chamber board member and Wegmans Food Markets CEO, on exploring more ...

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Fast Start: RYP’s new vision

Erin Burd and Pauleen Vacca, co-presidents, Rochester Young Professionals RYP recently went through a mission/visioning process. Tell us about it. A committee of all voting and nonvoting board members, plus many steering committee members, met monthly for six months. We ...

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