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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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The Loop

Since the Rochester Business Journal profiled Neil Burnside in the August 18 issue, two pieces of hate mail have landed on the labor leader’s desk. Animal rights activists–or “bunny huggers,” in Burnsidespeak–apparently were angered by comments like, “My idea of ...

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Non-Profit Report: Cornell Cooperative Extension-Monroe County

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Cornell Cooperative Extension-Monroe County functions as a three-way partnership between the county, state and federal governments. It is one of 57 county associations (and the six boroughs of New York City) ...

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India presence essential for international success

Recently, a U.S. commercial officer in Bombay, India, suggested that any U.S. company that wants to be an international company in the next 10 years should have a presence in India. This comment is understandable when you consider that with ...

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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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The Loop

Even the Wall Street Journal is confused. In an Aug. 21 article on AT&T’s plans to offer local telephone service, the WSJ referred to Rochester’s local telephone company as Frontier Communications Corp., which the story says sells wholesale service to ...

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Non-Profit Report: Rochester Arts & Lectures Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Rochester Arts & Lectures is a cultural organization dedicated to providing a continuous forum for the exchange of ideas through quality programming in the literary arts. Founded six years ago by Susan ...

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Preparing for vacation more work than staying

As employees of small businesses across the nation prepare to go on vacation, they share some common anxieties. First of all, they cannot pass their responsibilities on to someone else because there is no someone else. Besides, even if the ...

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Think twice about lawyer-client contact via e-mail

The increasing reliance on electronic mail for communications within and between organizations raises new issues and new variations on old issues. Some of the very attributes that make e-mail attractive–such as ease of use, ability for widespread dissemination of information, ...

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The Loop

As annual meetings go, Transmation’s Tuesday affair at the Hyatt was a virtual joke-fest. The tone was set by John Murphy, chairman of the board at the process-control manufacturer, who quipped his way through the formal proceedings. Murphy was nearly ...

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Non-Profit Report: Eastman Dental Center

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Eastman Dental Center was founded in 1915 as the Rochester Dental Dispensary by community stalwarts George Eastman and William Bausch, as well as other community leaders. The dispensary was dedicated to ...

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End the inequity: Let workers share in the wealth

“The sight of bulging corporate coffers co-existing with a continuous stagnation in Americans’ living standards could become politically untenable.” Thus is Business Week’s unsurprising conclusion in its cover story last month on stagnating American wages. Business Week, finally waking up ...

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News hook is key element in garnering publicity

Publicity is the fundamental instrument for shaping public opinion. Its primary purpose is to get out to the public a positive message about your company or organization. The same thing, of course, could be said about advertising. However, there are ...

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The Loop

Charlotte, Atlanta….Berlin? Second-tier players in the long-distance game–including Rochester’s own Frontier–might profit from pending U.S. telecom reform, says an Aug. 14 Business Week article. That’s especially true should they serve as fodder for hungry heavyweights like the seven Baby Bells ...

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