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Don’t feel too bad if you weren’t invited to Skip Hansford’s Ryder Cup fete last Saturday. Many of those who made the A-list–a mix of business and political muckety-mucks and sport celebs–fumed in a muddy hay field for well over ...

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Personal relationships key to success in Russia

I recently attended a seminar in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Industrial College of Armed Forces, the Department of Defense and the Department of Commerce. The subject was “Building Industrial Partnerships in the former Soviet Union,” and the session was ...

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Past experiences drive today’s marketing moves

One good reason to study marketing case histories is that proven strategies of the past often can be applied with success to current marketing challenges and opportunities. One recent example is an auto industry flashback we, with tongues in cheek, ...

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All weather is local Global warming doesn’t bother Larry Day, president and CEO of Monro Muffler & Brake Inc. Day was told this week that a panel of scientists have confirmed the earth’s warming trend. “I can live with that,” ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center Inc. “exists to promote the treatment and cure of hemophilia, related bleeding disorders and hemochromatosis, and to improve the quality of life of all those affected ...

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In seeking lasting change, tap people, not processes

Every leader of every organization realizes that the organization must produce results to stay in existence. So end results like profitability, quality and service are measured and reported on continuously. And there are intermediate results–such as costs, productivity and sales–which ...

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Craft international arbitration clauses with care

The Ryder Cup. Multinational corporations jockeying for presence at the big event. Fleets of corporate jets. Big money whispering loudly. Thinly veiled suggestions of deals being made. Megadeals. Glamorous deals. Click. Reality check. It’s dark. It’s late and your biological ...

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The Loop

Hail to the first fan Heard on the street: President Clinton is expected to show his face at the Ryder Cup’s Sunday finale. No surprise, given Clinton’s rep as the hottest presidential duffer since Ike. Hope the Pittsford McDonald’s is ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County is an organization devoted to promoting mental wellness and seeking quality care for people receiving mental-health services. As part of its mission, the MHA looks ...

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Specific needs determine best corporate structure

With the recent availability of limited-liability companies in New York State, choosing the form of the entity for a new business venture has become more complicated. For purposes of this column, I am assuming that you already have decided you ...

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The Loop

The battle for Rochester’s skyline heated up this week, as Xerox announced plans to install its logo–a flaming red X–atop the east and west facades of Xerox Square, Rochester’s tallest building. Kodak’s name already lights the night in blazing red ...

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Honest Abe said it best: profits a product of labor

My suggestion last month that workers deserve to share in the current bounty of corporate profits appears to have touched a sensitive nerve, judging by the sheer volume of Stuart Marsh’s Aug. 25 response. Good. Debate on such a fundamental ...

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Non-Profit Report: Lifetime Assistance Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Lifetime Assistance Inc. is a community leader in providing comprehensive services to developmentally disabled children and adults and their families. Its primary objective is to encourage independence, self-reliance and respect for the ...

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Make the deal, work the deal, pick the right software

What are some keys to business success? Make the best deal you can, plan the project well, and keep it on or below budget. Easy to say, but it’s easy to get lost in the details anywhere along the line. ...

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For true tax reform, up the deficit, slash the jobs

Congress is talking again about a potential change in the tax code. Excuse me if I am skeptical about this process, but the ultimate result of every new tax act that I have seen instituted in the last 25 years ...

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