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Serve your customers,
and you serve yourself

First Person features local businesspeople relating–in their own words– experiences and lessons that have shaped their company’s development. The goal is to inspire and inform others through first-person accounts. By PHYLLIS MINDELL When you reach a defining moment in your ...

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Non-Profit Report: Al Sigl Center

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Al Sigl Center for Rehabilitation Agencies Inc. is a partnership of eight agencies that offer therapeutic, educational, vocational and recreational services to people with disabilities. The eight agencies are: Epilepsy Association ...

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Note: A conscience is a
terrible thing to waste

During this season of good will and holiday cheer, it was something of a shock to hear that Santa Claus had been arrested earlier this month. In fact, during one 24-hour period, Santa was busted by the cops in both ...

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Feds suggest tax policies
for Internet commerce

Electronic commerce in the United States is expected to exceed $500 million this year, and is expected to increase by $70 billion per year through the end of the decade. In my July 12 Rochester Business Journal column, “Retail boom ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation The Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation was established in 1963 by Joseph C. Wilson, then chairman of the board of Xerox Corp., and ...

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For holiday turn-on,
head for the CD-ROMs

As the holidays approach, we once again have sent out our crack staff to collect a few gift ideas for the computer lover in your family or circle of friends. Sure, all you’ve heard about this year has been the ...

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Working-family voices
resonated this election

Working families are back as a political force. Our issues–pensions, education and Medicare– were the defining issues of the political season, propelled by an unprecedented campaign of grassroots activism. This, despite being outspent 7-to-1 by business. Last month’s election results ...

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On this two-way street 12 steps shape the pace

For the most part, the key to getting effective work from an advertising, public relations or direct-response agency depends on how healthy the relationship is between the client and agency. One of the best presentations I’ve ever seen or heard ...

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Non-Profit Report:
AIDS Rochester Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION AIDS Rochester Inc. AIDS Rochester Inc. has been leading a community effort within the eight-county Finger Lakes region–including Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties–providing a continuum of programs ...

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Rene Reixach:
Patients, doctors: Review new legislation carefully

While patients, physicians and other health care providers can take substantial comfort from the protections they will begin to be afforded next year under state legislation covering managed-care plans and utilization-review agents, there still are a number of areas in ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Parents Without Partners Inc. Fairport Chapter No. 68

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Parents Without Partners Inc. Fairport Chapter No. 683 The growing number of single-parent families today face a wide range of challenges unique to them. While traditional two-parent families have a host of ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Genesee Country Museum.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Genesee Country Museum in Mumford is just concluding its 20th year as a 19th century Genesee Country village where history comes alive for its visitors. In the years between 1966 and ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Health Association Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Health Association Inc. For almost 80 years the Health Association has offered a broad array of programs and services to meet a variety of health needs in the Rochester area. These ...

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Window of opportunity–or trap for the unwary?

Currently, plan participants are subject to an excise tax on all plan distributions in a single calendar year in excess of $155,000 (adjusted for inflation). This excise tax of 15 percent is in addition to the ordinary income tax that ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Wilson Commencement Park Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Wilson Commencement Park Inc. Wilson Commencement Park is celebrating its fifth anniversary of providing programs and services in an affordable, transitional housing community for low-income, single-parent families who are striving to achieve ...

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