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Non-Profit Report:
Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association Inc.

The Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association Inc. was formed in 1988 through the efforts of fire-service representatives and members of Strong Memorial Hospital’s Burn Unit. The organization’s mission is to promote fire- and burn-prevention efforts throughout the Finger Lakes region; ...

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Millennium bugs could cause
legal ramifications

It is 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31, 1999. The place is the grand ballroom of a big-city hotel. Hundreds of folks are celebrating. Soon the revelry is interrupted by a special news bulletin. The world’s computers are malfunctioning or have crashed. ...

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Managers’
resources

–The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans includes the Employee Benefits Infosource on its Web site. At www.ifebp.org/icebinfo.html, people must subscribe to some parts of the site but can look at benefits news items and an extensive page of links ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes Inc.

Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes Inc. is a service gency that is committed to supporting and developing the quality of family life. It works from the belief that the family is the foundation for the development of personal ...

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Managers at Work:
Firms should be flexible on flexible schedules

Well, you’re right. Flexibility ought to work both ways, for the benefit of the em-ployee and the business. And in many workplaces, it does work well for both sides. Managers find that employees on flexible sched-ules will gladly stay late ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Epilepsy Association of Greater Rochester Inc.

The Epilepsy Association of Greater Rochester Inc. was founded in the late ’70s by parents in search of common answers to their concerns about epilepsy. The mission of the agency is: to enable people with epilepsy to understand, manage and ...

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First Person: After closing a
business, a new beginning

First Person features local businesspeople relating–in their own words– experiences and lessons that have shaped their professional development By CAROL JOHNSON BARROWS I have been reflecting on the closing of a business I founded 14 years ago. It started as ...

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ESOPs can be a vehicle for transferring ownership

Until now, I have focused my columns primarily on transferring your business to family members, since it has been my experience that family members are the No. 1 choice of most entrepreneurs. Prior columns have reviewed various techniques to accomplish ...

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Non-Profit Report:
YMCA of Greater Rochester

While the YMCA of Greater Rochester embodies more than a century of service to the community, it also is an organization poised for the next millennium. The YMCA recently adopted a major capital development program to support the initiatives of ...

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Managers’
resources

–“Five Star Leadership: The Art and Strategy of Creating Leaders at Every Level,” by Patrick L. Townsend and Joan E. Gebhardt (John Wiley & Sons, 1997, $24.95) –“Becoming A Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership,” by Linda ...

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Managers at Work:
Middle managers deluged with work

As overwhelming as it is, your experience is pretty normal. Today’s midlevel manager is absolutely swamped. You will be lucky if you can keep your workweek close to 50 hours. For many managers, 60 is standard. If you’ve only got ...

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Attractiveness of IRAs
enhanced by new tax law

On Aug. 5, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. One of the most significant attributes of the new act is its expansion of the role of the individual retirement account as a savings vehicle ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Alex Eligh Community Center Inc.

The Alex Eligh Community Center Inc. got its start in December 1941, when a group of community leaders met to draw up a charter for a non-profit organization to be named the Newark Community Center. The establishment of the community ...

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Business Archive:
Coles left legacy

“I still see before me a life of toil and trials … but justice must be done, the truth must be heard … I will not be silent,” said Frederick Douglass as he first published the North Star newspaper in ...

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Managers’ bookshelf

Resources –“Red Ink Behaviors: Measure the Surprisingly High Cost of Problem Behaviors in Valuable Employees,” by Jean A. Hollands (Select Books, 1997, $14.95) –“Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership,” by James A. Autry (Avon Books, 1992, $12) Recent ...

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