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Users still need to know
how to sidestep glitches

Computers will let you down. Is that such a surprise? Airlines delay us and lose our bags (true even as I am penning this). People let us down (or “provide the adventures and challenges that help us grow,” as the ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Mary M. Gooley HemoCenter

In order to more accurately reflect the wide variety of bleeding disorders and other related diseases treated, the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center Inc. has changed its name to the Mary M. Gooley HemoCenter. A licensed diagnostic and treatment center, ...

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Economic factors help
explain U.S. health care

All things must change to something new–to something strange. –H.W. Longfellow As you read this column, I will be attending an international health care financial management conference in Bristol, England. The conference agenda focuses on comparing a socialized medical delivery ...

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New competitive era
threatens telecoms compact

New competitive era threatens telecoms compact Under the surface of today’s competitive telecommunications landscape is a subtle but hugely influential issue: What happens to the investments made by telecom carriers during the era of the traditional regulatory “compact” now that ...

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First-person 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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Non-Profit Report:
Neighborhood Housing Services of Rochester Inc.

Since 1979, Neighborhood Housing Services of Rochester Inc. has helped revitalize and sustain Rochester city neighborhoods by providing housing-related financial, educational and technical services and resources. The primary focus of NHSR is home ownership. The organization tackles this through programs ...

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Boss must tread lightly
in employees’ social lives

“I was upset to learn the other day that all but one of my employees was invited to an after-work social event. It wasn’t an official department get-together, but a few employees do like to meet occasionally for drinks. Socializing ...

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Hospitals’ grudge might
hurt local health services

Last month I wrote about the dithering that seems to affect those charged with trying to rationalize health care decisions. There is an opportunity at hand for the leadership in Ontario County and Rochester to demonstrate either that there is ...

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Internet information wanted

The Rochester Business Journal on Sept. 3 will publish an updated edition of its popular Internet Resource Directory, a special section that includes a listing of individuals and firms that provide Internet-related services or products. If you or your company ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Seneca Park Zoo Society

The Seneca Park Zoo Society has, since 1957, been the sole support and promotions organization for Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo. The Zoo Society offers memberships granting complimentary admission to the zoo, plus more than 120 other zoos and aquariums ...

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Court narrows
meaning of ‘disabled’

Last month’s Supreme Court decisions defining who is disabled under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act surprised many. The court held that only individuals with an actual, present disability are covered by the ADA and that the determination of whether ...

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More Medicare funding
needed for future costs

Recently the U.S. Office of Management and Budget released new, much higher, federal budget surplus numbers. President Clinton seized the opportunity to dedicate additional funds to strengthen Medicare and Social Security for future generations. Under his plan Medicare will be ...

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Non-Profit Report:
YMCA of Greater Rochester

Founded in 1854 as an organization for evangelical Christian young men, the YMCA of Greater Rochester has evolved to meet the diverse needs of the area community. Throughout its history, the YMCA has provided programs and activities designed to address ...

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Family-owned business
can foster salary friction

“My brother and I have been working as managers in my father’s business for quite some time, and more and more of the management responsibility has devolved upon our shoulders. But we’re frustrated about the compensation. “I know that if ...

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Consumers heed message
when asked permission

Driving west on Route 490 where it crosses Route 590 (“The Can”), there stood a billboard for Time Warner that stated simply, “Frequency makes people notice your ad.” The entire billboard was that line repeated four times. That’s a clever ...

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