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Non-Profit Report:
Greater Rochester Housing Partnership Inc.

The Greater Rochester Housing Partnership Inc. had its genesis in a study of community housing needs commissioned by the city of Rochester in the late 1980s. The result of the study was a recommendation for the creation of a local ...

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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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Managers at Work:
Don’t treat core issues as temporary

“The problem is that the other staffers seem to have taken a strong dislike to her. They bad-mouth her and they don’t include her in office conversations or other work-related activities. Like it or not, we have to have someone ...

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Tax legislation provides
little help for non-profits

“These days it seems you can’t swing a dead catfish in this town without hitting the author of a flat-tax plan, or at least a major tax overhaul.” –House Majority Leader Richard Armey, R-Texas, in 1995 With every major new ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Helping People with AIDS Inc.

Helping People with AIDS Inc. raises money for the purpose of funding programs and/or projects that provide direct services to those living with HIV and AIDS in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. HPA serves a nine-county area: Monroe, Livingston, ...

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First Person:
Selling DBA to join firm proved a painful lesson

First Person features local businesspeople relating-in their own words-experiences and lessons that have shaped their professional development. By BARRY ORLANDO I began building Web sites on my own in early 1995. During this time a little-known company called Netscape Communications ...

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How to investigate cases
of employee misconduct

Several federal and state statutes, common law and company personnel policies impose on employers an obligation to investigate allegations of employee misconduct. Misconduct may include theft, illegal drug and alcohol use on the job, violence against co-workers, harassment and discrimination. ...

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Non-Profit Report:
A Meal and More Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The mission of A Meal & More Inc. is to provide nutritious meals and caring friendship to needy people in a safe environment. Since 1979, meals have been served on a continuous ...

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Kodak’s decision may cause
ripples

There is not an immediately obvious link between the drop in Eastman Kodak Co.’s stock price after its recent quarterly earnings report, Kodak’s shift to a self-insured plan for its benchmark employee health benefit, and federal approval for New York’s ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Cancer Action Inc.

Cancer Action Inc. is dedicated to delivering highly responsive prevention, education, support and wellness programs to those affected by cancer. Cancer Action’s goal is a better-informed and healthier population. For 38 years Cancer Action has served the communities in Monroe ...

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The Business Archive:
Writing new chapters for a grand old story

Sometimes history repeats itself.” So says Cynthia Howk after recounting the nearly two-century biography of the northwest corner of Main and State streets in downtown Rochester. When Col. Nathaniel Rochester first established himself west of the Genesee River, that site ...

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Computer telephony has advantages
for offices

Computers and telephones; phones and computers: vital tools for any business. You need both of them– and hooking them together can have many benefits. This column is the second of a series about the marriage of computer and phone–computer telephony. ...

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Collaborating competitors
redefine marketing

An important job of marketing has always been to gain an advantage over the competition. This is difficult to do if you have regular communication with your competitors, allow them to be involved with your new-product developments, or make them ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Children’s Memorial Scholarship Fund

NON-PROFIT REPORT A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Children’s Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1919. It is a living memorial to Rochester public-school students who have, from the time of World War I, served in the ...

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Management service organizations
must provide value

“When it comes to business, you have to lead, follow or get out of the way.” –Lee Iaccoca Three major industries in the United States have yet to experience significant restructuring and reform. Health care, education and government have not ...

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