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Non-Profit Report: Cephas-Attica Inc.

The mission of Cephas-Attica Inc. encompasses many principles. First, it strives to give men and women in prison and on parole an opportunity to discover what it is in themselves that caused their criminal behavior. Second, it seeks to provide ...

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Managers must address
changes in performance

Indeed, problems in your employee’s personal life could be seeping into her work life. But as her manager, you have to be awfully careful about stepping into this arena. Your primary job is to open up a discussion that would ...

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Repositioning necessary
to survive future trends

For the past decade or so, total quality management and re-engineering have been important to the growth and success of business as well as non-profit organizations. At the heart of both of these processes is attention to and the relationship ...

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Non-Profit Report: Coalition for Downtown Rochester Inc.

The Coalition for Downtown Rochester Inc. was founded 20 years ago as the Women’s Coalition for Downtown. It works to ensure Rochester’s downtown area remains the regional center for entertainment, art, culture, commerce and urban residential choices. As its mission ...

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Warner Place last link
to patent-medicine king

But for a few twists of fate, Rochesterians could have been showing out-of-town guests the Warner observatory and the Warner mansion instead of the Eastman House or Eastman Theatre. First president of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, a man of ...

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Approach of new century
beckons prognosticators

“Imagine … no possessions, it’s easy if you try.”–John Lennon Jan. 1, 2000. The new millennium. I must confess that the anticipation of change that results from the turn of the century has received more than its share of attention ...

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Sympathy, company loyalty
not necessarily at odds

“My department has been going through layoffs. You can imagine how distraught everyone is. Those who are left are overwhelmed with work and wondering why they didn’t get laid off and how they should deal with their co-workers who got ...

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New regulations require
architects’ careful review

Late last month, the American Institute of Architects unveiled the 1997 editions of the A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction and the B141 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect. These documents are the result of a ...

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Non-Profit Report: Rochester-Novgorod Connection

The mission of the Rochester-Novgorod Connection is to promote programs of peace and friendship with the people of Novgorod, Russia, Rochester’s sister city. In particular, it works to assist the Protestant Church, known in Novgorod as the Christian Evangelical Church, ...

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Company had to refocus
to keep customers coming

In the early 1980s, business presentation companies such as Visual In-Seitz Inc. began to develop all over the country. What we offered were a variety of presentation materials, usually for the support of speakers at conferences, symposiums and seminars. These ...

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Tools to bridge technology
gap for presentations

Do you ever give computer-based presentations? In this month’s column, we highlight some tools that make the act of developing and performing a presentation easier. There are many other uses for these products as well. If you prefer not to ...

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Rochester health care data
illuminates several points

In last month’s column I commented on the lack of information, as opposed to mere rhetoric, about how well or poorly our health care system is performing compared to available benchmarks. In response to that column, Finger Lakes Blue Cross ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County Inc.

During its last fiscal year, the Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County Inc. made strides in adapting and evolving to move into the next millennium. The agency’s board recognized the need to identify and implement a proactive strategy to keep ...

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Managers at Work:
Communication key for difficult workers

Your loss of patience is certainly understandable, especially when you have projects to produce and deadlines to meet. When managers like yourself are so loaded with responsibilities, it is particularly difficult to set aside the time to sort this problem ...

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