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A united Canada should be goal of Quebec vote

It has been interesting in recent weeks to read about Canada as frequently as we have; usually it is very rare to read anything about our neighbor to the North. It always has been a mystery to this writer that ...

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Non-Profit Report: Catholic Family Center

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The foundation of the Catholic Family Center is rooted in Scripture and Catholic teaching, and in respecting all persons in all stages of human development and conditions of life. It strives to ...

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Learn the ABCs of buying company equipment

Your business needs a piece of equipment. Which is the best way to acquire it? A) Pay cash B) Steal it C) Borrow D) Lease Option A, paying cash, has obvious appeal. You don’t have to go through the process ...

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The Loop

A good question “Why is Bausch & Lomb distributing a Statement of Ethical Responsibility now?” CEO Dan Gill poses that timely rhetorical query in a summer issue of B&L’s employee newsletter, well before Business Week’s B&L-bashing cover story hit the ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Advocacy Center Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Advocacy Center Inc.’s purpose is to assist persons with developmental disabilities and/or other disabilities, and their families, in obtaining services and accessing programs and to ensure the protection of their rights. ...

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New asbestos standards up the ante on compliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has radically revised its asbestos standards to include previously unaffected building owners and employees. Most provisions take effect this month. In the new standards, OSHA introduces a presumption that certain common building materials contain ...

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With culture adaptation, breakdowns can enrich

It always amazes me how easily we human beings turn what hasn’t happened into a problem. We create a vision or goal for ourselves and then, very quickly, become upset when it doesn’t go as planned. In organizations, this human ...

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The Loop

Steve Bhaerman, aka Swami Beyondananda, gives workshops to business groups on the healing power of humor, presumably his. Read this excerpt from his latest book, Driving Your Own Karma, and judge for yourself. (From “Swami Beyondananda’s Wait Training Program”): Yes, ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Garth Fagan Dance Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Garth Fagan Dance is world-renown for its dancers’ individuality, unmannered approach and virtuosity. Garth Fagan Dance was founded in Rochester in 1970 by Garth Fagan. Its mission ...

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Weigh tax issues in crafting shareholders pact

If you are a shareholder of a closely held corporation, you and your fellow shareholders either already have, or should have, a shareholders agreement–a critical issue for anyone in these circumstances. Shareholders agreements serve two main purposes. First, they restrict ...

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Good ads should make
the advertiser nervous

In his book “That’s our New Ad Campaign … ?” Dick Wasserman reports that top creative people, when asked to judge advertising–in terms of its ability to attract attention or persuade prospects to buy, try or feel more favorably disposed ...

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Government, business leaders
out of touch with people

A copy of Price Waterhouse LLP’s Annual Business Attitude Survey dropped out of my Business Journal the other day. Like a good businessman, I’m always trying to cut costs, so I’ll save the postage and provide my responses here. How ...

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The Loop

And then there were five. Looking thin and a bit bleary-eyed, Gordon Rogers this week stepped down as president of the Software Executives Group, an organization of this region’s software industry. Rogers, who also is founder and president of Meliora ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Prevention Partners Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Prevention Partners Inc. is the consolidation of three non-profit organizations: Youth to Youth Rochester Area Inc., Western New York Communities Against Drug Abuse Inc. and Greater Rochester Fights Back. This merger was ...

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PC Card technology expands computer capabilities

There may be a trap door to your computer. It is not there to let the cat in (even if you are having problems with your mouse!). The door is for PC Cards, credit-card-size devices that add features to your ...

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