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Non-Profit Report:
Monroe Community College Foundation Inc.

Monroe Community College was founded on the premise that its “open door” policy would guarantee access to anyone who would benefit from a college education. Costs were to be shared equally, with Monroe County, New York State and the individual ...

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Some more resources
for mobile offices

For some interesting discussions on technology and people, I recommend the following: –“The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television and New Media Like Real People and Places,” by Byron Reeves and Clifford Nass; Cambridge University Press. –“Technostress: The Human ...

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Webley, my good man,
please fetch my e-mail

This column is the first of a series on tools for the “virtual office,” and in particular, the “virtual assistant.” It covers a rapidly emerging and increasingly contested market–keeping mobile workers in touch, wherever they are, whatever they need. Twenty ...

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Non-Profit Report:
George Eastman House

Situated in the landmark mansion and gardens that its namesake once called home, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film is the world’s oldest photography museum. Opened to the public in 1949, the museum employs 100 people, ...

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IT managers must find time
to refine people skills

“I spent the early part of my career as a nuts-and-bolts technical person in the information-technology department. But now that I have been promoted into management and have increasing responsibility, I find I’m relating more to people than with machines. ...

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A winning personality is
essential in advertising

All my life I have worked in the service industry for a service company–an advertising agency. I am not alone. Almost three out of four Americans work for service companies. Most non-profit organizations provide services, not products. Many of us ...

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Companies should review
Y2K consultant contracts

By now, most companies are on a path to correct and address the typical technical and business-liability issues associated with the Year 2000 problem. But employers should also be aware of two other concerns. One is the hiring and retention ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Rochester Eye & Human Parts Bank

In 1952, the Downtown Lions Club founded the Rochester Eyebank and Research Society, which recovered donated eyes for cornea transplants, sclera grafting, research and study. In 1969, the agency broadened its focus to include donations of all organs and tissues, ...

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Non-profits must head
new executive-pay rules

The Internal Revenue Service has just issued proposed regulations implementing the statutory provisions for intermediate sanctions that may be imposed on tax-exempt organizations and “disqualified persons” affiliated with them. The statutory concept is simple: If an exempt organization enters into ...

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Area’s newest millionaire
could be your neighbor

We read about them all the time–modest-living people who own construction or scrap-metal businesses, drive aging cars, and live in unremarkable homes. They shop for bargains and never waste resources. They’d rather paint the house than paint the town. Then, ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Ibero-American Action League Inc.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Ibero-American Action League Inc. was formed to address the growing needs of the Hispanic population of Monroe and surrounding counties. The organization does so by providing culturally sensitive programs and services that are ...

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‘Tis the political season,
and labor has action plan

The political election season has been gearing up for some time now. As we head toward primaries and the November elections, labor is well into the process of selecting candidates who support our issues. There are those who would label ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Writers & Books

Writers & Books began as the Book Bus, bringing contemporary writing and book arts to audiences throughout the northeastern United States. Soon, however, rising expenses brought an end to this “literary odyssey,” and organizers metaphorically parked the Bus here in ...

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New York law paves way
for e-mail confidentiality

Some of the very attributes that make e-mail attractive–ease of use, ability for widespread dissemination, and built-in amenability for search-and-retrieval operations–give rise to new and unfamiliar business and legal risks. How many e-mail users, for example, have ever considered the ...

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Windows 98: For better
or verse (pardon the pun)

(With apologies to Clement C. Moore, author of “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”) ‘Twas the night of the intro of Win 98, And storekeepers hoped it had not come too late. For Netscape had asked the Department of Justice To ...

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