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Non-Profit Report: Career Development Services Inc.

Career Development Services Inc. seeks to improve the quality of work life through the provision of comprehensive career-planning services to persons and organizations. Its staff of 54 delivers these services to more than 15,000 clients annually. Founded in 1975, CDS ...

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Rochester made its mark
on automotive industry

The Rochester economy is indebted to the letter “C.” Consider all of the commerce that has been created by cameras, copiers and contact lenses in this century. Then there are the carriages and the cars. For almost 140 years James ...

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Commitment to workers’
comp must be renewed

In Albany, workers’ compensation has been a hot topic for the past several years. Many of us understand workers’ compensation as a social-benefit program for workers who are injured on the job. Employers lament the insurance rates, and uninjured workers ...

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More alternatives needed
for chronic-care financing

When we think about how individuals and families can pay for long-term care–whether through their own resources, long-term-care insurance or Medicaid–we almost always do so under the assumption that the individual receiving long-term care will be elderly. There are a ...

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Non-Profit Report: Matt Talbot Ministries Inc.

Matt Talbot Ministries Inc. is a program of reconciliation counseling, designed to foster emotional and spiritual health by assisting people to respond in positive ways to stress, fear, anger, depression and confusion. Through a process of self-awareness, people identify and ...

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Firms should explore rules before hiring interns

“I manage a small business. I’m interested in hiring a couple of interns this summer to fill in for employee vacations, but I can’t afford to pay them anything. “I know that some of my friends have brought students into ...

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Consumers view service as factor in brand loyalty

When I was growing up in the l940s and ’50s, brand loyalty stood for something. My dad always drove a Ford. My mother shopped at the same store every week, and bought Ovaltine and Wheaties, which I ate every morning ...

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Resources for NT,
Netware users

If you are making the move from NetWare to NT, read “Windows NT Server 4.0 for NetWare Administrators,” by Robert Bruce Thompson. This unique guide will help you leverage your NetWare knowledge to more efficiently ease into NT. There are ...

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Sticking with NT,
the road less taken

Novell is dead–Not! Long live NT! Are reports of NetWare’s death premature? Our office has received many calls from formerly happy users of Novell Inc.’s popular and ground-breaking networking software. Happy–until they were told that Novell is hopelessly out of ...

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What if the best person
to downsize is yourself?

(First Person features local businesspeople relating–in their own words–experiences and lessons that have shaped their professional development.) Managers are paid to make decisions. Some decisions are harder than others. The hard ones often involve guessing about the future, conflicting or ...

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Non-Profit Report: Family Service of Rochester Inc.

Family Service of Rochester Inc. was founded in 1911 to help individuals and families troubled by unemployment, poverty, alcohol and drug addiction, or other special problems. Its current mission is “to improve the quality of life of individuals and families ...

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Non-Profit Report: Primary Mental Health Project Inc.

The Primary Mental Health Project Inc.’s mission is to enhance children’s adjustment and strengthen their adaptive skills through the development, evaluation, and dissemination of school- and community- based prevention programs and related materials. Now in its 41st year, PMHP continues ...

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Managers must deal with
co-worker relationships

“Two of my staffers are romantically involved. They’re spending a lot of time together at lunch, on breaks and in each other’s offices. I’m concerned that their situation is beginning to affect their performance. How do I deal with this ...

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Bill regarding patent law receiving intense scrutiny

The 200-year-old story of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is a tale in progress of American ingenuity and commerce. It is a story of how inventors turned their inventions into commercial successes. But in today’s global economy, the ...

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Non-Profit Report: Birthright of Rochester Inc.

Birthright of Rochester Inc. is part of the oldest pregnancy- support service in the world, staffed almost exclusively by volunteers. There are more than 500 chapters around the world, with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. The guiding principle of every Birthright ...

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