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Sympathy, company loyalty
not necessarily at odds

“My department has been going through layoffs. You can imagine how distraught everyone is. Those who are left are overwhelmed with work and wondering why they didn’t get laid off and how they should deal with their co-workers who got ...

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New regulations require
architects’ careful review

Late last month, the American Institute of Architects unveiled the 1997 editions of the A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction and the B141 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect. These documents are the result of a ...

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Non-Profit Report: Rochester-Novgorod Connection

The mission of the Rochester-Novgorod Connection is to promote programs of peace and friendship with the people of Novgorod, Russia, Rochester’s sister city. In particular, it works to assist the Protestant Church, known in Novgorod as the Christian Evangelical Church, ...

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Company had to refocus
to keep customers coming

In the early 1980s, business presentation companies such as Visual In-Seitz Inc. began to develop all over the country. What we offered were a variety of presentation materials, usually for the support of speakers at conferences, symposiums and seminars. These ...

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Tools to bridge technology
gap for presentations

Do you ever give computer-based presentations? In this month’s column, we highlight some tools that make the act of developing and performing a presentation easier. There are many other uses for these products as well. If you prefer not to ...

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Rochester health care data
illuminates several points

In last month’s column I commented on the lack of information, as opposed to mere rhetoric, about how well or poorly our health care system is performing compared to available benchmarks. In response to that column, Finger Lakes Blue Cross ...

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Managers’
Resources

Bookshelf –“Principle-Centered Leadership,” by Stephen R. Covey (Simon & Schuster Inc., 1992, $14 for paperback) –“The Leadership Challenge: How to Get Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations,” by James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner (Jossey-Bass Inc., 1996, $20 for paperback) ...

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

During its last fiscal year, the Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County Inc. made strides in adapting and evolving to move into the next millennium. The agency’s board recognized the need to identify and implement a proactive strategy to keep ...

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Managers at Work:
Communication key for difficult workers

Your loss of patience is certainly understandable, especially when you have projects to produce and deadlines to meet. When managers like yourself are so loaded with responsibilities, it is particularly difficult to set aside the time to sort this problem ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Pyramid Arts Center Inc.

The Pyramid Arts Center Inc. is a contemporary arts center serving the culturally and artistically diverse audiences of Western New York. It is celebrating 20 years of promoting regional arts, artistic development, community participation and the exchange of ideas between ...

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Many issues to consider
when weighing an IPO

Going public can sound like a great idea for an aggressive and successful privately owned company. The immediate infusion of capital to expand the business is the most obvious attraction. Going public also seems like the thing to do during ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Finger Lakes Alcoholism Counseling & Referral Agency Inc.

The Finger Lakes Alcoholism Counseling & Referral Agency Inc., located in Clifton Springs, Ontario County, is dedicated to the care of those whose lives are affected by alcohol or mood-altering chemicals. Help also is extended to clients’ families, significant others, ...

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Mangers’
resources

“Healing the Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organizations,” by David M. Noer (AMACOM Books, 1993) “Corporate Executions: The Ugly Truth About Layoffs–How Corporate Greed is Shattering Lives, Companies and Communities,” by Alan Downs (AMACOM Books, 1996) ...

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Managers at Work:
Dealing with impending layoffs no easy task

Obviously, you are going to have a tough time in the motivation department right now. And you probably can’t expect stellar levels of productivity when your employees are worrying about the future and wondering, “Am I next?” “You might lower ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Coordinated Child Development Program Inc.

The Coordinated Child Development Program Inc. of Canandaigua strives to provide care and love for young children, and to help children feel good about themselves and others. In so doing it fosters independence as the children move confidently into their ...

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