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Non-Profit Report: The Legal Aid Society of Rochester

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester traces its history to 1893 and its existence as the legal protection committee of the Women Educational and Industrial Union, which provided civil legal assistance to women in the Rochester area. The society was ...

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Downtown looks up

With projects like the Metropolitan, left, downtown’s biggest push—residential development—continues to be happy news for young professionals. Formerly the Chase Tower (and before that, Lincoln First Bank), the Metropolitan is the latest in a string of office buildings being converted ...

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Back to the family, now in the business

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When you have a chance to join a thriving firm, make your mark on a city and be surrounded by family, you take it, says Lauren Gallina, marketing director for her family’s firm, Gallina Development Corp. “I’ve been around the ...

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The rest of the world is weighing on the U.S. economy

The takeaway from the Jan. 26-27 Federal Open Market Committee meeting was that short-term economic uncertainty had increased but participants hadn’t seen enough evidence to indicate a change in the balance of risks to the economy in the medium term. ...

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Clique at work stymies male worker’s efforts to learn job

“I just started a new job a few weeks ago and I had been looking forward to a more positive environment than my previous company. But what I have discovered here is an office clique that I don’t know how ...

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Online ads for job vacancies decline in first quarter

Online advertised job vacancies decreased nationwide in March, confirming a downward trend over the first quarter of 2016, according to the monthly Help Wanted Online report released Wednesday by The Conference Board. The nationwide HWOL Supply/Demand rate – a calculation ...

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Monroe County population climbs 0.7 percent in five years

Monroe County’s population grew by 0.7 percent between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2015, the 15th-highest rate among the 62 New York counties and just above the average population growth of 0.6 percent for 3,143 counties nationwide, according to ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Realtors Charitable Foundation

The Realtors Charitable Foundation was founded about 12 years ago by a group of Realtors and real estate industry colleagues initially to increase homeownership, but the group now focuses on helping Rochester’s homeless and people in crisis. Over its lifetime, ...

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Emerging adults value individuality at work

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” –Bruce Wayne (a.k.a. Batman) The multigenerational workforce is increasingly the subject of insightful research and lively discussion, as new generations take on leadership roles in the workplace. ...

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Revised employment data make picture here murkier

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor released revised employment figures for the Rochester area dating back to April 2014. The annual “benchmark” revision process, based on a review of state unemployment insurance tax records, produces job count tallies ...

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Explore

Auction sneak peek A party at the Little Theatre will kick off WXXI’s annual online auction April 1. The public broadcasting station has procured some interesting auction items to sell online from April 9 to 16, including a six-night stay ...

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Frustration builds as computer’s progress bar falters

The old joke went, “How do you know when your computer salesperson is lying to you? Answer: You wait until their lips start to move, and then … you’ve caught them in the act.” So, when do you know your ...

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The Loop

Don’t call me Dude Longtime local fund manager Lawrence Creatura—mostly recently portfolio manager at Federated Investors—has appeared on national TV financial news programs, from CNBC to Bloomberg. He also has served as an expert source for publications ranging from the ...

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Quote of the week

“What (investors) will not forgive is cooking the books, and it looks like they could have been cooking the books.” —Brighton Securities Inc. Chairman George Conboy, on accounting irregularities at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. 3/25/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. ...

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