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Before major job move,get financial guarantee

“I’m being considered for a job as head of a production unit of a company in California. I’m very excited about the possibilities, but relocating to California scares the heck out of me, with housing prices being what they are, ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Rochester Council on Occupational Safety and Health

The Rochester Council on Occupational Safety and Health was founded in 1981 by a group of union members, physicians and educators. It is a non-profit organization of labor, health, legal and other professionals working to improve occupational safety, health and ...

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Campaign aims to give firm its own ‘i-dentity’

(This week marks the debut of a monthly column by Rochester Business Journal reporter Smriti Jacob on the people and ideas behind creative work produced by local advertising agencies.) They call him Ned, from the movie “Waking Ned Divine.” It ...

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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 organization nationwide. ALF is a voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing more than 100 liver diseases, including hepatitis, and gallbladder diseases ...

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S corporation eligibility can be hard to achieve

In the last two columns, we reviewed several strong reasons for making the S election. They lead to the obvious question: Why isn’t every corporation an S corporation? One answer is that it can be difficult to meet the requirements ...

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Microsoft Office Binder might meet filing needs

Where did that document go? If your computer’s filing system is a mess and you would like to better organize the mix of Office documents you create, this column is for you. We will discuss a powerful (but very overlooked) ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Aesthetic Education Institute

Celebrating its 20th year in Rochester, the Aesthetic Education Institute is modeled after New York City’s Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education. Working with classroom teachers in partnership with artist-performers, the institute uses the arts as a text ...

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Agencies need culture of regulatory compliance

“The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” -Benjamin Franklin The vast majority of Americans recently filed their individual income tax returns for 1999 with the Internal Revenue Service. This annual requirement is just one example of how the ...

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Offering variable pay can help attract talent

“I am hoping to hire an executive that I have been talking with who can help my company diversify its product line and services in this market. My problem is that in this small business, the salary I can afford ...

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Web changes everything about brand building

When I started in the advertising agency business in the ’50s, there was brand-building advertising and everything else. Brand-building advertising provided the consumer or prospect with the attributes and performance characteristics of a product or service. Everything else was promotion ...

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Improper hyperlink use now carries liability risk

Public and private companies are responsible for the accuracy of their statements that can reasonably be expected to reach investors or the securities markets, regardless of the medium through which such statements are made, including a company’s Web site. This ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services Inc.

The Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services Inc. is marking its 27th anniversary of serving youth ages 12 to 25 through its Health Center, Learning Center, and preventive and support services. A number of services are provided at the Health ...

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Many factors involved in taking a firm public

This is the third in a four-part series. Even with first-quarter market volatility, there is substantial media and market buzz over which might be the next star quality initial public offerings. There is ample advice for investors on how to ...

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Opportunity to ensure patient choice emerges

With the appointment of a new CEO for ViaHealth, and the announcement of some financial stabilization for both ViaHealth and Unity Health System, now is a moment of opportunity that we ought not to squander. For the chief executives of ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association

According to statistics, fire leads to 12 deaths and 465 burn- and fire-related injuries in the nine-county Finger Lakes region annually. In addition, it is estimated that each year more than $10 million in property damage is directly attributable to ...

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