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State appeals court rules against contractor’s suit

A line has been drawn in the soil of New York. On one side are independent contractors seeking employee status. Having such status would give contractors the same protections afforded employees under the state’s Human Rights Law. On the other ...

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Have you spotted Ron Bittner zipping around town in his new BMW? Rumor has it that Frontier Corp. picked up the tab for its chairman’s luxury car. The telecom firm is riding high these days, announcing this week that 1995 ...

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Non-Profit Report:
American Heart Association: Genesee Valley Region

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The American Heart Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and related disorders. The association’s top priority is funding medical research to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge ...

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Empowerment, management frequently at odds

Over Christmas vacation I got the chance to talk to my sister at length about her job as district manager for a large national firm. She told me a story about her work that I found amusing, but that she ...

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The Loop

RIT professor Doug Rea is leading the student version of “24 Hours in Cyberspace,” a $5 million international project organized by photojournalist Rick Smolan and funded in part by Kodak. The project, modeled after Smolan’s Day in the Life series, ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Eastside Community Center Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Eastside Community Center Inc. is a multiservice organization aimed at helping people to help themselves. Since 1956, the center has strived to be a haven for residents of all ages. Based ...

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This year, resolve to find the truest wealth

The new year. A time to think about resolutions. A time to think about losing weight and getting more exercise. A time to think about the opportunities the new year may bring, and to consider your business’ prospects. All truly ...

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The Loop

At last month’s press conference announcing Dan Gill’s “retirement” from Bausch & Lomb, executives pointedly declined to release information regarding the departing CEO’s golden parachute. Read the proxy in March, they say. Shareholders should be happy at any price, columnist ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Puerto Rican Youth Development and Resource Center Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Puerto Rican Youth Development and Resource Center Inc.’s mission is to act as an advocate for and enhance the quality of Hispanic children, youth and their families to build a better ...

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These software tools help managers (MB)Aware

Would you hire a typewriter as a lawyer? A crayon as a graphic artist? A calculator as an accountant? The tools are less than state of the art, and something else is missing–the brains to get the task done. If ...

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The Loop

News flash: In the charisma department, Xerox honcho Paul Allaire is sorely lacking. That’s the assessment of Fortune magazine, in a Jan. 15 cover story focusing on that elusive trait. Here’s what Fortune says about Allaire’s charisma quotient (or lack ...

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The Loop

Loop Central is closed for the holidays. Write, e-mail or call Mary Morgan at 546-8303 with tips, rumors, inside information or strange tales for The Loop.

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Non-Profit Report:
Rochester Area Foundation

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Rochester Area Foundation is a permanent community endowment built by gifts and bequests from hundreds of individuals and organizations committed to meeting the changing needs of the region. The foundation administers ...

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“House” advertising agencies lack objectivity

Al Ries and Jack Trout in their book, “The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing,” devote a chapter to what they call “The Law of the Hype.” Ries and Trout believe the situation often is the opposite of the way it ...

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