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Take a step back to deal with unwanted criticism

“There’s a new young manager here who’s always trying to tell me how to run my department. Last week, for instance, he questioned my judgment about how we’re handling a particular project at a big meeting which senior management was ...

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Non-Profit Report: Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region Inc.

Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to protecting and supporting every person’s right to make voluntary, informed decisions about sexuality and reproduction to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. To do this, Planned Parenthood ...

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Crucial to observe Medicare Secondary Payer rules

Unless you are an attorney familiar with personal injury litigation, you have probably never heard of the Medicare Secondary Payer, or MSP, rules. These are a complicated set of rules to determine whether Medicare or other insurance pays for health ...

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Non-Profit Report: Lifespan

Lifespan is a comprehensive non-profit agency whose mission is to help those in the second half of life. The agency achieves this by providing direct, non-medical intervention and life-course planning services, and through advocacy, professional training and community education. In ...

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Impact of new fair disclosure rule hard to predict

Day traders and individual investors are wondering if the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new fair disclosure regulation has placed them on an equal level with securities analysts. Analysts are wondering if so-called fair disclosure will impede the flow of information. ...

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Campaign Credits

Client Services: William Murtha, Lisa Meath Richard Cieply Creative: Bruce Kielar, Gregor Schuler Ellsworth Bahrman Tiffany Bridgeman, Malcolm Lee Maureen McDaniel Production: Ronald Kindred, Anne Trabold James Scherzi, John Myers 9/29/00–Rochester Business Journal

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Bid for big salary hike requires careful strategy

“I’ve been a mid-level manager for several years now and I don’t make enough money for the amount of responsibility I have. I don’t really know what my peers are making because one of the unwritten rules here is that ...

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A Xerox ad agency gives billboards a fruitful twist

Billboards are hip again. In this month’s column, we take a look at Roberts Communications Inc.’s work on a series of outdoor ads for Xerox Corp. The billboards target Xerox’s sales agent co-op program. The billboards are available to local ...

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Non-Profit Report: The George Eastman House International Museum

The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film is the world’s oldest photography museum. Located on East Avenue in Rochester, the 12.5-acre museum site was the urban estate of George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Co. Opened ...

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Only economic truce can put end to class warfare

For the past several years, the Rochester Labor Council has been actively teaching Union members about what we call “common sense economics.” Two years ago, we invited Bill Fletcher, head of the education department at the national AFL-CIO and national ...

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Prepare to accommodate long-term care expenses

A friend came to me recently, concerned about how much longer her father, who lives alone in a distant city, can stay in his home and manage his health and housekeeping needs. The daughter has a general idea of her ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Rochester Grantmakers Forum

The Rochester Grantmakers Forum’s mission is to be a catalyst and resource for effective philanthropy. The forum is a professional association of 65 foundations, corporations, government units and philanthropic organizations, as well as individual philanthropists. One of 30 regional associations ...

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Firing unproductive member would help team

“I am concerned about a person on my staff whose performance is deteriorating. I’ve talked with her about the situation and given her multiple warnings, but I don’t see the kind of improvement that I need to see. “It’s possible ...

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Combat fear of failure by following action plan

What is your biggest fear-public speaking, being rejected or failing? It is said that speaking in public is a bigger fear than death. I don’t buy it. I think if someone put a gun to your head and said speak ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Arc of Monroe County

The Arc of Monroe County traces its roots to 1948 when a group of parents formed the Sunshine League, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children with developmental disabilities. In 1956, the organization became the New York State ...

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