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Non-Profit Report:
Perinatal Network of Monroe County

At its core, the mission of the Perinatal Network of Monroe County (PNMC) is to improve birth outcomes and perinatal–the time around pregnancy and early infancy–services in Monroe County. The network brings together varied segments of the community to achieve ...

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Workers Memorial Day
opportunity to take stock

On April 28, 1999, the labor movement will once again observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have been killed or injured on the job. The day is more than a remembrance; it is a time to renew our ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Center for Environmental Information Inc.

The Center for Environmental Information Inc., which serves the Greater Rochester area, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. CEI provides information and communication services, publications and educational programs that advance public understanding of environmental issues; act as a communication ...

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Jump back into
work at full speed

“I have been working, but limiting the number of extra projects I would normally take on because I’ve been trying to solve a family problem. That problem is being solved, and now I need to get back into the loop, ...

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Marketing money managers
not an easy task

When building any business, one of the most important decisions management must make is how it will sell what the company has to offer. We faced the same issue when Steven Charles Capital Ltd. was founded in 1985. Money managers ...

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Non-Profit Report:
St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center

Thanks in part to an affiliation with the University of Rochester’s Community Nursing Center and an anonymous $10,000 donation, St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center opened in December 1993. The donation facilitated the purchase and renovation of a formerly abandoned house on ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester aspires to be a nationally recognized art museum known for the excellence of its exhibitions and educational programs, the service it provides to diverse audiences and its contribution to art scholarship. ...

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Giving up some control
necessary for success

“I’ve got a new assistant manager who’s incredibly capable and efficient and wants to give me more help with my daily responsibilities, so I can concentrate on long-term planning. I tried giving her a few things, which she did very ...

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Court rulings narrowing definition of supervisor

Last June, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the highly publicized Faragher vs. City of Boca Raton and Ellerth vs. Burlington Industries Inc. cases that employers are liable for harassing conduct by their supervisors, employers everywhere began wondering how ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Catholic Family Center

Catholic Family Center offers a variety of human service and advocacy programs in Rochester and surrounding communities. The center, founded in 1917, serves nearly 50,000 people each year through its 55 programs. The programs are housed in 17 sites in ...

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Estate issues can inflame
painful family situations

Remember the prodigal son, who asked for his inheritance early but quickly squandered it and eventually returned home, begging for forgiveness and table scraps? His father, who had feared the son was dead, welcomed him with an extravagant feast and ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Literacy Volunteers of America–Rochester

An organization fostering literacy in our community, Literacy Volunteers of America–Rochester is dedicated to tutoring functionally illiterate adults and others lacking English language skills. Based on the belief that well-trained and -supported volunteers can be effective tutors, Literacy Volunteers holds ...

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Huerta has devoted life
to helping farmworkers

On April 10, 1930, two working-class parents in northern Mexico welcomed their second child into this world. Juan and Alicia Chaves-Fernandez probably did not know then that little Dolores would become one of the most influential women in the American ...

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Creative rewards help
hourly workers’ morale

“I know that some of my staff, especially the hourly workers, feel as if they are not getting respect for themselves or the work they do. The senior-level managers tend to underplay or take for granted the contributions of these ...

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Planning regimen can
help firms reach next level

(First person features local businesspeople relating–in their own words–experiences and lessons that have shaped their professional development.) As with many business owners, business planning is not a skill that comes naturally to me. Finding the time to think through where ...

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