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Non-Profit Report:
Pyramid Arts Center Inc.

The Pyramid Arts Center Inc. is a contemporary arts center serving the culturally and artistically diverse audiences of Western New York. It is celebrating 20 years of promoting regional arts, artistic development, community participation and the exchange of ideas between ...

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Many issues to consider
when weighing an IPO

Going public can sound like a great idea for an aggressive and successful privately owned company. The immediate infusion of capital to expand the business is the most obvious attraction. Going public also seems like the thing to do during ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Finger Lakes Alcoholism Counseling & Referral Agency Inc.

The Finger Lakes Alcoholism Counseling & Referral Agency Inc., located in Clifton Springs, Ontario County, is dedicated to the care of those whose lives are affected by alcohol or mood-altering chemicals. Help also is extended to clients’ families, significant others, ...

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Mangers’
resources

“Healing the Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organizations,” by David M. Noer (AMACOM Books, 1993) “Corporate Executions: The Ugly Truth About Layoffs–How Corporate Greed is Shattering Lives, Companies and Communities,” by Alan Downs (AMACOM Books, 1996) ...

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Managers at Work:
Dealing with impending layoffs no easy task

Obviously, you are going to have a tough time in the motivation department right now. And you probably can’t expect stellar levels of productivity when your employees are worrying about the future and wondering, “Am I next?” “You might lower ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Coordinated Child Development Program Inc.

The Coordinated Child Development Program Inc. of Canandaigua strives to provide care and love for young children, and to help children feel good about themselves and others. In so doing it fosters independence as the children move confidently into their ...

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First Person: Moving up the
ladder takes integrity, hard work

I am 26 years old and the manager of Arhaus Furniture’s Rochester store. Arhaus Furniture is a family-owned business with 12 stores in New York and Ohio, and the Rochester store is the most recent to open of the two ...

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Finding out firm’s worth
part of financial planning

What’s your business worth? This seems like a relatively simple question to ask someone in your position. After all, the single largest asset of most founders’ estates is their ownership interest in their closely held businesses. In spite of the ...

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Will players release data
to help spur discussion?

In the community discussion to be held Wednesday by the Rochester Health Commission, there are a number of baseline facts that would help focus the inquiry. Some data are publicly available, but getting the facts about other issues will require ...

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Non-Profit Report:
American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation, Western New York Chapter is one of some 25 chapters of the American Liver Foundation around the country. ALF is a voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing more than 100 liver diseases –including ...

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Managers at Work:
Do your homework with presentations

Well, you’re caught up in a typical middle-management dilemma. On one hand, you want to reward the staffers who have taken the initiative to come up with a creative solution to a long-term problem. But on the other, you know ...

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Potpourri of products
eases planning process

People, projects and places. Planning is a primary part of a professional’s paying pastime. Ponder this: pursuing prospects, picking paths and plotting time lines in the park or on a plane using a palmtop like U.S. Robotics’ Pilot. This period’s ...

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Mangers’
resources

Bookshelf –“The Distributed Mind: Achieving High Performance Through the Collective Intelligence of Knowledge Work Teams,” by Kimball Fisher and Mareen D. Fisher (AMACOM Books, 1997, $27.95) –“Territorial Games: Understanding & Ending Turf Wars at Work,” by Annette Simmons (AMACOM Books, ...

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Business Archive:
Button company offers lessons for business today

A block from the Eastman Kodak Co. tower on State Street, there is another building, a little less refined and certainly less well-known, but also a powerhouse in its industry–at least at one point. For some 80 years, the eight-story ...

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Advertisers need to add
diversity into their work

During the course of my 40-year career in advertising, I have often been asked what were the most significant trends in the United States that advertising could take credit for starting. It seems many people outside the advertising business actually ...

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