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Non-Profit Report:
Arts Reach Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Arts Reach Inc.’s mission is to bring together local professional artists, persons eligible for human-service assistance and the general public to experience the literary, visual and performing arts. Its motto, “warming hearts ...

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Like all else, balance
works best in moderation

Work-life balance is a hot topic in business these days. Feeling less than satisfied at work, we go out looking for something else to fulfill us. In fact, the term “work-life” implies that work is the opposite of life–a hellish ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Seneca Park Zoo

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Seneca Park Zoo celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1994, and the Seneca Zoo Society is marking its 40th anniversary this year. The society exists to support and promote the zoo, which ...

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Fiscal constraints hurt
those most vulnerable

Fiscal constraints are manifesting themselves throughout our health care system. Among those most vulnerable to these cutbacks are senior citizens and the disabled who rely on home-health care services funded through Medicaid or Medicare. Compared with most other states, New ...

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NQOs yield tax savings, offer employee incentive

A favorite press hobby is to report on the compensation packages of the top officers of publicly traded corporations. The value of these compensation packages often appears extravagant. However, what is often missed in the raw numbers is the fact ...

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RSIs, other ergonomic
hazards are unacceptable

Every April 28, Rochester workers join the unions of the AFL-CIO across the nation in observing Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job. On this day, workers across the country remember those who ...

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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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