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For lessons with a laugh
stay tuned for this Jerry

“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.” –Peter Ustinov The inspiration for this article comes from the hit television show, “Seinfeld.” You may think that’s a little odd: “Seinfeld,” a television show admittedly about nothing, providing the catalyst ...

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Non-Profit Report:
New York Museum of Transportation

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The all-volunteer New York Museum of Transportation has been in operation for more than 20 years offering visitors a chance to experience how people navigated the roadways and railways in the late ...

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On the road to Austin,
the familiar took a turn

It took me three days to drive to Austin, Texas. Plenty of time to wonder if I was making a mistake, as every mile carried me farther from my family, my friends and the career I’d spent nearly a decade ...

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Are wireless talks
with your lawyer privileged?

Newt Gingrich recently learned that silence truly may be golden when conducting confidential conversations on cellular telephones. A middle-aged couple using a simple, hand-held police scanner intercepted a cellular transmission a few days before Christmas between Gingrich and high- ranking ...

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Through learning, you
can chart your own course

There’s a Yiddish proverb that says, “Learning cannot be inherited.” Learning requires personal involvement and, ultimately, causes personal change–something that must be won, not inherited. But learning is terribly uncomfortable, so we resist it. Who among us chooses pain? Even ...

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Non-Profit Report: Rogers House

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Corpus Christi Church Inc.’s Rogers House-Prison Ministry Rogers House was established in 1980 as a non-profit outreach of Corpus Christi Church. While Rogers House is under the auspices of the Corpus Christi ...

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Blue Lines: A typical day
for a pediatrician

A rarity these days, and a challenge unto itself, Lewis is a solo practitioner (though he does share space and an on-call schedule with other doctors). These are challenging times in which to practice any kind of medicine, but Lewis ...

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Keep track of history to
to keep up with the future

OK, so your company’s only 10 years old. But if somebody asked you today to describe your early days in business, to put a face on your company’s history, could you? Sure, you could recite increased sales or profit margins, ...

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Non-Profit Report: Community Advocates of Rochester

NON-PROFIT REPORT A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Non-profit organizations today often face an uphill battle in obtaining support for the services they provide. But few have faced the ongoing fight for survival that Community Advocates of Rochester ...

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Antitrust disputes likely
in shifting health system

Rochester’s health care system has been largely free of the antitrust disputes that are part and parcel of the business of health care in the rest of the country. This is surprising in some ways, since our health care system ...

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Non-Profit Report: Boys & Girls Club

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Boys & Girls Club of Rochester has for some 25 years worked “to provide quality programs and services to youth up to age 18, which help them to recognize and achieve ...

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Marketing can be savior
for religious institutions

Religious institutions are unique in society. They are the only social institutions formally set up to provide spiritual and moral nourishment to all of us. Other institutions to which we belong or with which we interact–business firms, schools, unions, hospitals, ...

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How long before Tuna
heads off for shinier seas

News item: New York Jets give up four draft choices–third and fourth round this year, second round in 1998 and first round in ’99– and $300,000 for the New England Patriots to release coach Bill Parcells, allowing him to become ...

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Non-Profit Report: Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Founded in 1919, Rochester Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive, community-based rehabilitation services that promote the physical, social, emotional and vocational independence of people with disabilities. Thousands of individuals are served annually in the ...

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Map your firm’s future
to ensure that it has one

Barely a third of all businesses survive past their founder. Now, as the population ages and businesses mature, more companies than ever are facing up to the fact that without succession planning, they won’t have a future. So each month ...

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