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Non-Profit Report:
Flower City Habitat for Humanity Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Flower City Habitat for Humanity is an interdenominational Christian charity formed to help rebuild communities by renovating or building modest, affordable housing for low-income families. It is part of the worldwide Habitat ...

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Non-Profit Report:
CURE Childhood Cancer Association Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Celebrating its 20th anniversary, CURE Childhood Cancer Association is a family- oriented self-help organization established to meet the psychological, emotional and financial needs of all families experiencing childhood cancer. Its purpose is ...

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In real estate investing, pick prospects carefully

It would be difficult to find an industry in the United States that appears to have more cyclical swings than the real estate industry. There was a severe real estate recession in 1974 caused by overbuilding, which resulted from too ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Southeast Ecumenical Ministry

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Since 1969 Southeast Ecumenical Ministry has been serving the Southeast area of the city of Rochester by providing transportation assistance for low-income seniors and medically disabled individuals, plus emergency food assistance and ...

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Non-Profit Report: Older Adult Service & Information System (OASIS)

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Older Adult Service and Information System (OASIS) is a national education organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for mature adults. By offering challenging programs in the arts, humanities, wellness and ...

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Does online commerce mean curtains for cash?

Item: As reported in USA Today, a recent statistical projection shows that over the next five years there will be more than a fifteenfold increase in the number of U.S. households expected to use online home-banking services. The estimate figures ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Volunteers of America of Western New York Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION After a century of service, the Volunteers of America is still going strong in its commitment to helping the less fortunate. Social reformers Maud and Ballington Booth founded VOA in 1896 in ...

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Vital state services face decline under Pataki rule

Here’s a success story for those of you who think the best government is that which governs least. Last budget year, the boiler inspection staff at the state Department of Labor was cut in half and inspections reduced from annually ...

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New law clamps down on non-resident taxation

Recent federal legislation severely limits–in fact nearly eliminates–the ability of states to tax pension income received by non-residents. The pension income of former state residents now living in another state has been a favorite revenue source of high-tax states like ...

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Master your future now to prevent regrets later

You can hardly pick up the paper or watch the news today without hearing someone complain about the downsizing going on in the corporate world. But perhaps some of the downsizing may be necessary. After all, if an organization suddenly ...

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Image marketing bridges gap in perception, reality

Most people involved in business or the running of a non-profit community-service organization understand the vital importance marketing plays in the success of their enterprise. Marketing in general terms has come to mean the packaging, distribution, positioning, pricing, promotion, advertising ...

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As an incentive, capitation has its ups and downs

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” –Anonymous Our nation has three large industries in various stages of major reform or restructuring. Health care, education and government represent a significant component of our gross national product. Each of these industries now ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Commemorating Memorial Day is a yearly occasion for most, but it is an ongoing effort for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester Inc. Last week, an estimated 150,000 traveled to the ...

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Non-Profit Report: Hillside Children’s Center

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION As the fifth-largest non-profit agency in New York State, Hillside Children’s Center has been a cornerstone of the Rochester community for more than 150 years. Hillside traces its roots to 1837 when ...

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Set standards to break medical melee

The recent controversy over the role of obstetrician/gynecologists through Preferred Care is probably only the tip of the iceberg in a battle over which providers will control our health care. Meanwhile, other battles will rage over whether any physicians will ...

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