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First-person stories wanted

Have you faced and overcome a challenging situation that others might learn from? Would you like to write about it for the Rochester Business Journal? If so, then we’d like to hear from you. Selected stories will be published in ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education

Founded on the belief that a positive art experience can change a person’s life, the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education fosters the arts and provides cultural and educational opportunities for people in the Greater Rochester area. Formerly known ...

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Catching up on reading
can benefit organizations

“There is always room for improvement–it’s the biggest room in the house.” –Louise Heath Leber Today we will start with dessert, since you may not like the entree. Here are five fat free dessert items for you to consider before ...

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It doesn’t always pay to
purchase via the Internet

I saved thousands today by not using the Internet. You too can learn how to save big money by not using the Internet. Here’s how. I am a major fan of the Internet. I collaborate on projects, buy computer equipment ...

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Non-Profit Report:
National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York Inc.

The National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract disease, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transportation. The goals ...

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New workaholic supervisor
sets bad example

“I work a long 10- or 11-hour day as head of a small unit in my company. My brand new supervisor is a workaholic. He never leaves the place and frequently calls me or pages me during off-hours–on matters that ...

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Real estate means more
than bricks and mortar

I recently returned from the 1999 CB Richard Ellis World Conference, where session after session emphasized how information and access to it is defining the way real estate professionals do business. The conference and company leaders said that 1) people ...

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New Coke debacle
provides lessons

While at BBDO Advertising Agency managing the Pepsico Inc. account in the early 1980s, I witnessed one of the most profound new product failures in the history of marketing–Coca-Cola Co.’s introduction of New Coke. I never understood until now how ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Mary Cariola Children’s Center

In 1949, Mary Cariola–along with friends and family–created a facility designed to fill a void in community services for youngsters with developmental delays and special needs. Since that time, the Mary Cariola Children’s Center Inc. has been dedicated to excellence ...

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Information wanted

The Rochester Business Journal is seeking local non-profit organizations to be profiled in its Non-Profit Report, a regular feature of the newspaper. To qualify, it must be at least two years since the last report was done on the organization. ...

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Better to elect S status
sooner rather than later

You founded the business in your garage 15 years ago. The early years were hard; you barely made enough money to feed your family. But in recent years, the business has taken off. You are ready to buy that new ...

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Law could protect Web
companies’ original work

Consider this hypothetical situation. The founder of a start-up company focuses its business on collecting, repackaging and publishing financial and technical information about select biotech companies online. The company’s Web site and sales are booming as institutional investors and individual ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Urban League of Rochester N.Y. Inc.

The Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. Inc. has entered its 34th year of delivering quality training and support services to the area’s African- American, Latino, poor and disadvantaged populations. An affiliate of the National Urban League, the local organization adheres ...

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Unions can help spread
nation’s prosperity to all

As we stand at the dawn of a new century, the nation faces crucial choices: Do we fight for America’s newfound prosperity to be shared by all, or do we continue to feed the lion’s share of the benefits of ...

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A company gifts policy
helps avoid ethics binds

“My company doesn’t have a policy on accepting gifts from vendors, but I always feel awkward when a vendor sends me an expensive gift. No matter what I do, nothing seems to be the right choice. If I send it ...

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