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Eventual sale of business helped by early S election

Limited liability companies have become a frequent entity of choice for closely held businesses. However, in all the excitement over LLCs, the fact that many new and existing small businesses still are in corporate form has been nearly forgotten. For ...

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Drifting meetings don’t have to stay off course

“I’m a manager at a midsize company and I have recently joined the senior leadership team. I’m already frustrated that our meetings are not more productive. I’ve discovered that too many managers who attend these meetings tend to focus on ...

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Dilemma faces parents trying to pass on wealth

For those who think one can never be too rich, or that wealthy people have no problems, turn the page. This column is not for you. I am writing today for people interested in exploring the complex dynamics linking affluence, ...

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Non-Profit Report:
American Diabetes Association

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is “to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.” To execute this mission, the ADA funds research projects, publishes current scientific findings and works as ...

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Rise in EPA enforcement forcing industry to adapt

By JUSTIN DOYLE Environmental enforcement is widespread and increasing. Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced record enforcement actions and penalties during the federal government’s fiscal year 1999. Included were $3.6 billion for environmental cleanup, pollution control equipment and ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, New York Inc. traces its origins to 1893, when it was known as the Legal Protection Committee of the Woman’s Educational and Industrial Union. The WEIU, created by Susan B. Anthony and other prominent ...

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Massive wealth transfer could benefit non-profits

“We must escape the materialistic habit of defining ourselves by our possessions, titles and honors.”-former Sen. Bill Bradley For those of you who had missed Letterman’s top 10 lists every evening while he was recovering from heart bypass surgery, I ...

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Systems for handling paper have dwindled

The paperless office has taken two steps forward and one step back. Big-company solutions abound, but bringing paper under control is as much a challenge for the small business as for the large corporation. Unfortunately, the tools to enable growing ...

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Various measures help benchmark real estate

Rare is the successful organization that does not measure and compare its divisions to gauge performance. Real estate, in addition to other areas within organizations, is measured by many companies to determine utilization and performance. The important question is, how ...

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Department turnover a multifaceted problem

“I’m losing my mind because the turnover rate has all of a sudden gotten very high in my department. People are leaving their jobs at record rates. They all cite different reasons, but I suspect that it’s because there are ...

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It’s time for local workers to earn a living wage

Most recent statistics available from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor show that the top 10 percent of the population controls more than 70 percent of the nation’s wealth. People in the top fifth of the economic ladder ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Downtown Community Forum

For 15 years, Downtown Community Forum has provided the Greater Rochester community a “public square” experience in which to explore the compelling issues of our lives and times. The forum allows the public free access to speakers whose works and ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Leadership Rochester

Leadership Rochester is a development program formed in 1991 with the purpose of enhancing leadership potential in the Greater Rochester area. Each year, Leadership Rochester assembles a group of diverse people with leadership experience or potential and immerses them in ...

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Various options exist for managing rate risk

During the last two decades, after the federal deregulation that set off a pattern of interest-rate volatility, banks and other financial institutions have created tools to help corporations hedge interest-rate exposure when borrowing funds to meet business needs. These interest-rate ...

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Law to help enterprises provide health insurance

Last month I wrote about the new Family Health Plus program enacted by the state as part of the Health Care Reform Act 2000. In addition to a program of subsidized coverage for the uninsured, the bill also includes a ...

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