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Bivona Child Advocacy Center Feb. 27: Bivona Child Advocacy Center recently hosted its 11th annual Open That Bottle Night presented by Sage Rutty & Co. Inc. at Locust Hill Country Club.  More than 330 guests attended the event, and $335,000 ...

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An architectural master and Rochester original

A Rochester legend passed away this past month. Jim Johnson, the architect behind the famed Mushroom House and Liberty Pole, was a singular talent who helped shape our community. An innovator and hands-on creator, Johnson was at once original and ...

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Monroe County wage growth close to national average

The average weekly wage for Monroe County workers grew by 2.5 percent, to $929, from third quarter 2014 to the third quarter of 2015—slightly lower than the U.S. figures of 2.6 percent growth and $974 average weekly wage—according to a ...

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Non-Profit Report: New York Museum of Transportation

The all-volunteer New York Museum of Transportation, founded in 1973 and chartered by the Board of Regents in 1975, has the only electric trolley operation in the state. Working trolleys are one of many forms of land transportation exhibited at ...

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N.Y. takes aim against transgender discrimination in the workplace

Earlier this year, the State of New York finally caught up with the city of Rochester (and eleven other New York cities). Almost two years ago, Rochester passed a local non-discrimination law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of “gender ...

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Manager adopts leader’s authoritarian manner

“Our division has a new head and our boss reports directly to him. Since he took over, we’ve come to despise him for his authoritarian approach and lack of empathy for employees. Now in the last few weeks, my team ...

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Quote of the week

“Lyric (Theatre) is actually cooler than a lot of places  we play. The Lyric is perfect for an acoustic show.” —Elvio Fernandes, founder of Camp ROC Star  and a member of the band Daughtry 3/4/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. ...

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New York’s GDP growth slows in third quarter

Following robust growth of 5 percent in the second quarter of 2015, New York’s real GDP—calculated as the sum of what consumers, businesses, and governments spend on final goods and services, plus investment and net foreign trade—grew by an anemic ...

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Pinball paradise Pinball Playfields, a new exhibit showcasing popular pinball games, debuted over the weekend at the Strong, museum officials announced. The exhibit is a partnership between the museum and Chicago-based Stern Pinball Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer ...

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Epilepsy-Pralid Inc. Feb. 6: More than 300 guests attended Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc.’s 30th annual Chocolate Ball, Visit the City of Chocolate, at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The Chocolate Ball raised nearly $100,000 for epilepsy services, including Camp EAGR, ...

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Raise your game: Attend Triple Crown Leadership workshop

As leaders of organizations, it is important for us to confront a hard truth; most of us have significant room for improvement. Another way of saying this is that achieving excellence in leadership, as in most human endeavors, is as ...

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Non-Profit Report: Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly Inc.

Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly Inc. was formed in 1992 for professionals who work with, and advocate for, the older adult population in the Greater Rochester community. GRAPE offers monthly educational programs that focus on new information, legislation, ...

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Fast Start: Son adds value to truck dealership

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(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   Taking the helm of the family business in 2011, Michael Evans has fueled Tiffany Transportation Services Ltd.’s sales growth and staying power in the region. Under his watch, the firm has grown in the last ...

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FOMC meeting shows diverse views among members

While not as discordant as the participants in the latest presidential debate, recent Federal Open Market Committee meetings have begun to highlight some of the ongoing differences of opinion among participants. The minutes of the Jan. 26-27, FOMC illuminate the ...

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Multifaceted approach required for K-12 betterment

“If you know better, you can do better.”  Rev. Dr. Kenneth Q. James, Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church In this unprecedented and acrimonious political election year, many promises and commitments are made that we know will never see the light of ...

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