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Non-Profit Report:
The Health Association Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Health Association Inc. For almost 80 years the Health Association has offered a broad array of programs and services to meet a variety of health needs in the Rochester area. These ...

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Window of opportunity–or trap for the unwary?

Currently, plan participants are subject to an excise tax on all plan distributions in a single calendar year in excess of $155,000 (adjusted for inflation). This excise tax of 15 percent is in addition to the ordinary income tax that ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Wilson Commencement Park Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Wilson Commencement Park Inc. Wilson Commencement Park is celebrating its fifth anniversary of providing programs and services in an affordable, transitional housing community for low-income, single-parent families who are striving to achieve ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Society for the Protection and Care of Children

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Society for the Protection and Care of Children, formerly the Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Inc., was established in 1875 by a group of concerned citizens six ...

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New immigration law
pumps up INS arsenal

The act, known as IIRAIRA, was attached to a continuing budget resolution that had to be enacted and signed before the federal government’s new year on Oct. 1 in order to keep the government operating. Most provisions of the new ...

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Non-Profit Report:
The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, N.Y. Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Legal Aid Society of Rochester is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Although incorporated in 1921, the Legal Aid Society traces its roots back to 1893. At the time, Susan B. ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Rochester Landscape Technicians Program Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Rochester Landscape Technicians Program was begun in 1991 as a way to meet the corresponding needs of men and women requiring employment opportunities and an industry requiring trained, committed workers. Its ...

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Finally, legislators say
what they really mean

On Aug. 20, 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Small Business Job Protection Act. This act contains numerous “pension-simplification” provisions and represents the most significant pension legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. In a pleasant change from ...

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Building a relationship
cuts sales battle in half

In the latest issue of Fortune magazine, an article appears titled “Confessions of an Ex-Consultant.” When I read the title, I knew it was not going to be an article that made me happy. In this article, an ex-consultant who ...

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Skip the double-talk–we
want some real change

Early this summer, members of Congress–including Bill Paxon in the 27th District–agreed on a six-year plan to slash federal aid to state and local governments by $140 billion. A figure that big doesn’t mean much to most people, but once ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Wayne County Council for the Arts Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Wayne County Council for the Arts Inc. Now approaching its 20th anniversary, Wayne County Council for the Arts functions as the arts service organization for Wayne County. Its mission is to provide ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Westside Health Services Inc.

Westside Health Services Inc. has been providing comprehensive primary and preventive medical and dental care for low-income residents of the northwest and southwest sides of the city of Rochester for more than 20 years. Specialty services include podiatry, mental health, ...

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Cultivate customer tastes
by building a data base

Randall Rothenberg, in a front-page story in the New York Times on Oct. 3, 1989, concluded, “After five years of stagnation, the American advertising industry is facing a profound change: the splintering of the mass market into hundreds of smaller ...

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Is there a foundation in
your non-profit’s future?

Non-profit organizations nationwide face many challenges. One of the most significant challenges is an organization’s ability to raise money from the private sector in the form of contributions, fund-raising events and bequests. These private-sector sources provide the funds necessary for ...

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Non-Profit Report: Aesthetic Education Institute Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION ‘Tis the season–the back-to-school season. But at the Aesthetic Education Institute Inc., it’s always the season for teaching and learning, for educators and students alike. AEI is in its 16th year of ...

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