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Non-Profit Report:
Cameron Commuity Ministries Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Cameron Community Ministries Inc. Founded in 1984, Cameron Community Ministries, located on Cameron Street, is an ecumenical Christian outreach ministry in an urban setting. Its programs have been developed to meet the ...

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Let Ozzie and Harriet help you transfer assets

(Last week, this column focused on using gifts to transfer ownership to successors. This week’s column, the second of two parts, discusses two other transfer options.) A second way of transferring ownership to your successors is to establish a grantor-retained ...

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Firstperson
stories wanted

Have you faced and overcome a challenging situation that others might learn from? Would you like to write about it for the Rochester Business Journal? If so, then we’d like to hear from you. Selected stories will be published in ...

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Hall of Fame
seeks nominees

The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls is seeking nominations for possible induction in 1998. A nomination form must be obtained from the Hall of Fame and postmarked no later than June 1. The National Honors Committee will ...

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Her legacy is the women
who’ll follow her lead

This week, history gained another chapter. But I and women everywhere lost a sister. Women’s History Month is just behind us, so I had planned to write about the way women’s roles have changed over the years. But then Nancy ...

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Non-Profit Report:
GeVa Theatre

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Genesee Valley Arts Foundation, better known as GeVa Theatre, exercises a sixfold mission statement: –to make a commitment to excellence; –to produce work that celebrates the human experience; –to create art of ...

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Divvying up the firm: When
100 divided by 5 is 13

Last month we focused on the thought process you must undertake in deciding whether one or more of your children are logical successors to your business. For those of you who missed that column, I emphasized the need to honestly ...

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The tax man still cometh, even if you’re tax-exempt

“The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don’t know when it’s through if you are a crook or a martyr.” ...

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Client has only self to
blame when ad stinks

Have you ever wondered how an advertising agency can produce outstanding creative for one client and then turn around and create a really bad campaign for another? Who’s to blame? The agency’s management, account people, creative people, research? I suppose ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Pet Pride of New York Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Pet Pride of New York Inc. Pet Pride of New York is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a humane society for cats only. Pet Pride’s primary functions are rescuing and adopting unwanted ...

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Workers nationwide rallying
for labor’s cause

The world is a much smaller place today than when I was a boy. This much is fact, not nostalgia. Information, goods, people all shuttle around the globe at ever-faster speeds. Meanwhile, corporations are merging into ever-larger and more powerful ...

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Capitation complicates
old anti-referral statutes

As if compliance with the antitrust laws–discussed in last month’s column–were not enough to worry about, health practitioners joining into network arrangements also need to worry about a number of other federal and state laws. Those rules may have made ...

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Act fast for tax breaks
on your private foundation

Are you interested in a long-term mechanism for significant charitable contributions? If you have enough money, you can always create one, but you better hurry. A special tax break encouraging such philanthropy is set to expire on May 31. Private ...

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Non-Profit Report: Better Contractors Bureau Ltd.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION One of the most popular TV shows today is “Home Improvement,” featuring the main character of Tim Taylor, the bumbling, accident-prone host of “Tool Time.” On the show, Tim is a quasi-Bob ...

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Passing the baton: Who
will be my successor

For the past several years, your accountant has called you periodically in an attempt to get you to sit down and plan for the succession of your business. During each discussion, he has reminded you of the risks created by ...

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