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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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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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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: Melita House

Melita House is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Rochester Regional Community. Daily decision and policy making is made by Melita House staff and the advisory board, and is implemented by staff members. The five-person board of trustees, ...

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Let’s not forget patients amid health care change

As anticipated, the current rate-setting system for inpatient hospital bills is being allowed to sunset by the state Legislature, albeit effective Jan. 1, 1997, instead of June 30 of this year as originally planned. This brief delay will allow both ...

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Success in fund raising helps define non-profits

“Anyone who leaves their estate for an executor to distribute is a pie-faced mutt.” –George Eastman Dollars raised by non-profit organizations from fund-raising and development efforts can represent the difference between success and failure. We live in a country that ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Hospital Consortium of Greater Rochester

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Nine hospital systems in the Greater Rochester area make up the Hospital Consortium of Greater Rochester. Its members and their affiliated programs and services join forces to improve the quality, accessibility and ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Landmark Society of Western New York

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION For nearly 60 years the Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. has been “dedicated to preserving, interpreting and fostering interest in the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of our region.” That ...

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