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New immigration law
pumps up INS arsenal

The act, known as IIRAIRA, was attached to a continuing budget resolution that had to be enacted and signed before the federal government’s new year on Oct. 1 in order to keep the government operating. Most provisions of the new ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Rochester Landscape Technicians Program Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Rochester Landscape Technicians Program was begun in 1991 as a way to meet the corresponding needs of men and women requiring employment opportunities and an industry requiring trained, committed workers. Its ...

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Finally, legislators say
what they really mean

On Aug. 20, 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Small Business Job Protection Act. This act contains numerous “pension-simplification” provisions and represents the most significant pension legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. In a pleasant change from ...

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Building a relationship
cuts sales battle in half

In the latest issue of Fortune magazine, an article appears titled “Confessions of an Ex-Consultant.” When I read the title, I knew it was not going to be an article that made me happy. In this article, an ex-consultant who ...

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Skip the double-talk–we
want some real change

Early this summer, members of Congress–including Bill Paxon in the 27th District–agreed on a six-year plan to slash federal aid to state and local governments by $140 billion. A figure that big doesn’t mean much to most people, but once ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Wayne County Council for the Arts Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Wayne County Council for the Arts Inc. Now approaching its 20th anniversary, Wayne County Council for the Arts functions as the arts service organization for Wayne County. Its mission is to provide ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Westside Health Services Inc.

Westside Health Services Inc. has been providing comprehensive primary and preventive medical and dental care for low-income residents of the northwest and southwest sides of the city of Rochester for more than 20 years. Specialty services include podiatry, mental health, ...

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Cultivate customer tastes
by building a data base

Randall Rothenberg, in a front-page story in the New York Times on Oct. 3, 1989, concluded, “After five years of stagnation, the American advertising industry is facing a profound change: the splintering of the mass market into hundreds of smaller ...

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Is there a foundation in
your non-profit’s future?

Non-profit organizations nationwide face many challenges. One of the most significant challenges is an organization’s ability to raise money from the private sector in the form of contributions, fund-raising events and bequests. These private-sector sources provide the funds necessary for ...

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Non-Profit Report: Aesthetic Education Institute Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION ‘Tis the season–the back-to-school season. But at the Aesthetic Education Institute Inc., it’s always the season for teaching and learning, for educators and students alike. AEI is in its 16th year of ...

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No-smokers rule illegal but not discriminatory

A long-term battle over smoking in the workplace ended with a recent court victory for an employer. The conflict began 12 years ago when Amy Lipson, an acknowledged smoker, applied to the Westbury, Long Island, branch store of Fortunoff Fine ...

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Non-Profit Report: Leadership Rochester Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Leadership Rochester maintains that the future of the Greater Rochester area is directly linked to the quality of its leadership, and that dedicated, trained and motivated community leaders shape and determine that ...

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Recent legislation boosts appeal of S corporations

The recently passed Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 made significant changes to the rules affecting S corporations. These changes will make S corporations easier to use and less susceptible to disqualification. Let me first briefly review the attraction ...

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Organize your hard drive by using these nifty tools

We have good news and bad news. The good news is that hard drives are so inexpensive that as long as there is enough room for it, you can load new software without thinking. The bad news is that hard ...

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Non-Profit Report: Pathway Houses of Rochester, New York Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Pathway Houses of Rochester, New York Inc. The century-old Pathway Houses of Rochester was originally incorporated in 1896 as the People’s Rescue Mission, and in 1950 changed its name to the Men’s ...

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