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Non-Profit Report: Otetiana Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America

The Otetiana Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America, serves the youth of Monroe County. In 2000, the council worked with roughly 25,000 young people in various programs through 574 units, groups and posts. The council’s membership grew more in 2000 ...

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Losing ‘go-to-guy’ is a time to re-evaluate job

(“I’m losing my go-to guy. I depend on him for everything, and I’ve never given him an assignment that he didn’t complete efficiently and on time. He resigned for another job that pays more and offers better hours. On one ...

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To succeed, a Chapter 11 case needs good planning

After eight years of rapid economic growth, concern about business performance is an emerging reality as the market endures a slowdown. When businesses find themselves in financial trouble and alternatives are unsuccessful, they might file for Chapter 11 protection to ...

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Non-Profit Report: Seniorsfirst

Seniorsfirst, the new business name for the Presbyterian Homes and Services of Genesee Valley Inc., is an affiliation of two established Rochester area senior-care facilities, Kirkhaven and Valley Manor Apartments. Established in 1999, Seniorsfirst is a community that provides a ...

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Recently passed tax cut will simplify planning

By now, you have probably read a fair amount about the recently enacted tax cut. The new bill gradually reduces income tax rates over the next 10 years, gradually eliminates the estate tax and makes a number of other significant ...

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Labor Council working to save living-wage jobs

Well, this is a switch. Two weeks ago, Sister Mary Clouser of the Greater Rochester Community of Churches served our office with a petition, signed by 3,500 community activists, demanding that the Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO, make “the saving of ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Jefferson Avenue Childhood Development Center Inc.

The Jefferson Avenue Childhood Development Center Inc. has provided early childhood education programs in the Jefferson Avenue-Genesee Street section of Rochester’s southwest area since 1972. The center is located on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Shelter Street. It is ...

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How can supervisor say new process is doomed?

“My people have been asked to help develop a training program for a new process that is doomed to fail because the process is ill-conceived. I think the company is throwing its money away on this. “I’ve told senior management ...

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Non-Profit Report: Center for Dispute Settlement Inc.

The Center for Dispute Settlement Inc. brings people together to settle their differences. It provides an alternative to the court system. The center’s mission is to use and promote peaceful dispute-resolution processes in the community. For more than 25 years, ...

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Think twice before committing these e-mail abuses

E-mail: How did civilization get along for so long without it? You can collaborate with people around the world, (arguably) more efficiently and at less expense for the individual connection than ever before. Then why do I hit the “get ...

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EAP counselors gaining confidentiality privilege

The economic downturn is producing more calls from employees to employee assistance program providers, according to an article in the May 2001 issue of Employee Benefit News. Providers report that employees are seeking assistance on financial matters, career planning and ...

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Job switch to non-profits offers different rewards

Four years ago, Germaine Knapp became president of Sojourner House after many years of running her own business. Though she works long days for an organization with fewer resources than many businesses, Knapp believes her move to the non-profit sector ...

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Managers bookshelf

Managers bookshelf For more reading on this topic: — “The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability,” by Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman, Prentice Hall Press, 1998, $14. 05/25/01 (C) Rochester Business Journal

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Manager’s performance a problem for colleague

“I’m hearing tons of complaints about a colleague of mine in management who’s having trouble getting his work done. Even the most routine reports don’t get completed on time, and when they do, they’re full of errors. “It’s gotten to ...

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Non-Profit Report: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, New York Branch, helps to recover missing children and works to prevent child victimization through education about abduction, molestation and sexual exploitation. The tragic abduction and murder of 6-year-old Adam Walsh in ...

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