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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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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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WEEKEND BESTBETS 1 Food Network chef Alton Brown brings his “Eat Your Science” show Nov. 18 to the Rochester Auditorium Theatre. Brown’s shows include hosting “Iron Chef America” and “Good Eats.” Brown’s fresh ingredients include new puppets, comedy, songs and ...

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New case challenges Supreme Court precedent on remote sales

A new case is challenging one of the most basic principles of sales tax law. Based on decades-old Supreme Court precedent, companies are not required to collect sales tax in states where they do not have a physical presence. A ...

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Quote of the week

“We had to kick-start downtown Rochester.” —Robert Morgan, president and CEO of Morgan Management LLC, on the importance of the Tower280 project to downtown redevelopment 11/18/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 ...

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Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Sept. 8:  A crowd of more than 500 guests attended the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester 2017 opening event, entitled “Writing Our Next Chapter Together.” The event featured new Federation CEO Meredith Dragon outlining her ...

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Most migrating here come from N.Y.C. area

The greater New York City metropolitan area, which includes not only the city’s suburbs but also areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, was the largest source of migration to the Rochester metro area between 2010 and 2014, according to American ...

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Lighting of buildings makes downtown sparkle

Rochester’s nighttime skyline is undergoing a colorful transformation. Many of our region’s most recognized and revered buildings feature newly installed or renewed exterior lighting schemes. Some are valued historic buildings and others are more modern structures. Taken together, this assemblage ...

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