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Will players release data
to help spur discussion?

In the community discussion to be held Wednesday by the Rochester Health Commission, there are a number of baseline facts that would help focus the inquiry. Some data are publicly available, but getting the facts about other issues will require ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Coordinated Child Development Program Inc.

The Coordinated Child Development Program Inc. of Canandaigua strives to provide care and love for young children, and to help children feel good about themselves and others. In so doing it fosters independence as the children move confidently into their ...

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First Person: Moving up the
ladder takes integrity, hard work

I am 26 years old and the manager of Arhaus Furniture’s Rochester store. Arhaus Furniture is a family-owned business with 12 stores in New York and Ohio, and the Rochester store is the most recent to open of the two ...

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Finding out firm’s worth
part of financial planning

What’s your business worth? This seems like a relatively simple question to ask someone in your position. After all, the single largest asset of most founders’ estates is their ownership interest in their closely held businesses. In spite of the ...

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Non-Profit Report:
American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation, Western New York Chapter is one of some 25 chapters of the American Liver Foundation around the country. ALF is a voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing more than 100 liver diseases –including ...

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Managers at Work:
Do your homework with presentations

Well, you’re caught up in a typical middle-management dilemma. On one hand, you want to reward the staffers who have taken the initiative to come up with a creative solution to a long-term problem. But on the other, you know ...

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Potpourri of products
eases planning process

People, projects and places. Planning is a primary part of a professional’s paying pastime. Ponder this: pursuing prospects, picking paths and plotting time lines in the park or on a plane using a palmtop like U.S. Robotics’ Pilot. This period’s ...

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Mangers’
resources

Bookshelf –“The Distributed Mind: Achieving High Performance Through the Collective Intelligence of Knowledge Work Teams,” by Kimball Fisher and Mareen D. Fisher (AMACOM Books, 1997, $27.95) –“Territorial Games: Understanding & Ending Turf Wars at Work,” by Annette Simmons (AMACOM Books, ...

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Business Archive:
Button company offers lessons for business today

A block from the Eastman Kodak Co. tower on State Street, there is another building, a little less refined and certainly less well-known, but also a powerhouse in its industry–at least at one point. For some 80 years, the eight-story ...

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Advertisers need to add
diversity into their work

During the course of my 40-year career in advertising, I have often been asked what were the most significant trends in the United States that advertising could take credit for starting. It seems many people outside the advertising business actually ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association Inc.

The Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association Inc. was formed in 1988 through the efforts of fire-service representatives and members of Strong Memorial Hospital’s Burn Unit. The organization’s mission is to promote fire- and burn-prevention efforts throughout the Finger Lakes region; ...

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Millennium bugs could cause
legal ramifications

It is 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31, 1999. The place is the grand ballroom of a big-city hotel. Hundreds of folks are celebrating. Soon the revelry is interrupted by a special news bulletin. The world’s computers are malfunctioning or have crashed. ...

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Managers’
resources

–The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans includes the Employee Benefits Infosource on its Web site. At www.ifebp.org/icebinfo.html, people must subscribe to some parts of the site but can look at benefits news items and an extensive page of links ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes Inc.

Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes Inc. is a service gency that is committed to supporting and developing the quality of family life. It works from the belief that the family is the foundation for the development of personal ...

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Managers at Work:
Firms should be flexible on flexible schedules

Well, you’re right. Flexibility ought to work both ways, for the benefit of the em-ployee and the business. And in many workplaces, it does work well for both sides. Managers find that employees on flexible sched-ules will gladly stay late ...

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