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Fast Start: Renaissance millennials

The city of Rochester is on the rise, and we owe much to millennials for the transition. Rochester Downtown Development Corp. is recognizing and celebrating the area’s millennials on May 10 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. ...

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Payroll survey data should be interpreted with caution

Close observers of the Rochester economy have struggled with conflicting signals about the health of the local labor market since the release of “re-benchmarked” jobs data several weeks ago. Two key statistical series produced by federal and state agencies—known colloquially ...

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Smartphone updates from Apple, Samsung add intriguing features

What did you think about “March Madness”? No, I’m not talking to those whose brackets were busted by Michigan State; I’m talking about the latest in smartphones and tablets from Samsung and Apple. If you don’t want to be left ...

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Old-timers earned a pittance by today’s standards

I recently stumbled upon a list of the highest-paid baseball players. The king of the hill is Los Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who is scheduled to make a record $34.5 million this season. The three-time Cy Young Award winner’s salary ...

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Rochester, other upstate cities, see drop in jobless rates

After a typical seasonal increase during January and February, the Rochester metropolitan area unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in March, according to figures released by the New York State Department of Labor on Tuesday. March unemployment rates for local ...

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Non-Profit Report: Isaiah House Inc.

Isaiah House Inc. in Rochester is a home for the dying that serves those with a prognosis of less than three months. Its mission is to care for those with the greatest need and fewest options. Some 80 volunteers and occasionally ...

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Improving website should be an ongoing process

If your company is currently going through the torturous exercise of developing a new website, this message may be too late. If you haven’t yet traveled too far down the road of developing a new site, you should read this ...

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N.Y., most area states see decrease in imports

Fueled by a 41 percent drop in petroleum-related imports, total U.S. imports for January and February 2016 dropped by $7.8 billion, or 2.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted, compared with the first two months of the prior year, according to a ...

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Non-Profit Report: One World Goods Inc.

One World Goods Inc. is a fair-trade gift shop that sells home decor items, jewelry, clothing, personal accessories, toys, musical instruments and other goods made by artisans in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to enhance the social and ...

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LLCs should carefully choose an incentive compensation plan

Incentive compensation can be critical to the success of any company, including companies organized as limited liability companies (LLCs). Unfortunately, United States federal income tax law hasn’t quite caught up with the demand from LLCs for simple, equity-based incentive programs. ...

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Fast Start: A writer’s companion

Nina Alvarez, owner  Dream Your Book What’s new in your business since we spoke in 2013? I’m still a writer’s companion, and I still believe writing a book is a journey of self-discovery. But I’ve taken it even further by ...

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Negatives aside, new state budget bodes well for future

This year’s New York State budget includes positive items like middle class income tax breaks and major infrastructure investments for upstate. It also includes paid leave legislation and a minimum wage increase that have businesses deeply concerned about their impact. ...

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