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Non-Profit Report:
American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation, Western New York Chapter is one of some 25 chapters of the American Liver Foundation around the country. ALF is a voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing more than 100 liver diseases –including ...

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Managers at Work:
Do your homework with presentations

Well, you’re caught up in a typical middle-management dilemma. On one hand, you want to reward the staffers who have taken the initiative to come up with a creative solution to a long-term problem. But on the other, you know ...

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Potpourri of products
eases planning process

People, projects and places. Planning is a primary part of a professional’s paying pastime. Ponder this: pursuing prospects, picking paths and plotting time lines in the park or on a plane using a palmtop like U.S. Robotics’ Pilot. This period’s ...

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Business Archive:
Button company offers lessons for business today

A block from the Eastman Kodak Co. tower on State Street, there is another building, a little less refined and certainly less well-known, but also a powerhouse in its industry–at least at one point. For some 80 years, the eight-story ...

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Advertisers need to add
diversity into their work

During the course of my 40-year career in advertising, I have often been asked what were the most significant trends in the United States that advertising could take credit for starting. It seems many people outside the advertising business actually ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association Inc.

The Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association Inc. was formed in 1988 through the efforts of fire-service representatives and members of Strong Memorial Hospital’s Burn Unit. The organization’s mission is to promote fire- and burn-prevention efforts throughout the Finger Lakes region; ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes Inc.

Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes Inc. is a service gency that is committed to supporting and developing the quality of family life. It works from the belief that the family is the foundation for the development of personal ...

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Managers at Work:
Firms should be flexible on flexible schedules

Well, you’re right. Flexibility ought to work both ways, for the benefit of the em-ployee and the business. And in many workplaces, it does work well for both sides. Managers find that employees on flexible sched-ules will gladly stay late ...

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Millennium bugs could cause
legal ramifications

It is 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31, 1999. The place is the grand ballroom of a big-city hotel. Hundreds of folks are celebrating. Soon the revelry is interrupted by a special news bulletin. The world’s computers are malfunctioning or have crashed. ...

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Managers’
resources

–The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans includes the Employee Benefits Infosource on its Web site. At www.ifebp.org/icebinfo.html, people must subscribe to some parts of the site but can look at benefits news items and an extensive page of links ...

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First Person: After closing a
business, a new beginning

First Person features local businesspeople relating–in their own words– experiences and lessons that have shaped their professional development By CAROL JOHNSON BARROWS I have been reflecting on the closing of a business I founded 14 years ago. It started as ...

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ESOPs can be a vehicle for transferring ownership

Until now, I have focused my columns primarily on transferring your business to family members, since it has been my experience that family members are the No. 1 choice of most entrepreneurs. Prior columns have reviewed various techniques to accomplish ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Epilepsy Association of Greater Rochester Inc.

The Epilepsy Association of Greater Rochester Inc. was founded in the late ’70s by parents in search of common answers to their concerns about epilepsy. The mission of the agency is: to enable people with epilepsy to understand, manage and ...

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Non-Profit Report:
YMCA of Greater Rochester

While the YMCA of Greater Rochester embodies more than a century of service to the community, it also is an organization poised for the next millennium. The YMCA recently adopted a major capital development program to support the initiatives of ...

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Managers’
resources

–“Five Star Leadership: The Art and Strategy of Creating Leaders at Every Level,” by Patrick L. Townsend and Joan E. Gebhardt (John Wiley & Sons, 1997, $24.95) –“Becoming A Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership,” by Linda ...

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