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Talent in our midst: Retaining world-class grads to drive economy (access required)

Joseph Stefko

Like so many aspects of life, COVID-19 has changed the format of higher education in Greater Rochester and across the nation. For the near term, at least. St. John Fisher College shifted to a completely remote format last month. The ...

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Building a culture of accessibility into your product (access required)

Chris Markham

When it comes to digital products such as websites or apps, I’d imagine most of us can recall some type of frustrating interaction while using them. For the 61 million American adults with disabilities, and over 1 billion worldwide, the ...

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Five tips to navigating open enrollment amid the pandemic (access required)

Marsha Akpodiete

This year’s open enrollment period is proving to be more important than ever before. With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing health concerns for many across the country, employees are now taking a closer look at their employer’s benefit offerings and finding ...

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Let’s amplify everyone’s voice (access required)


As leaders, we’ve been talking, thinking and learning about diversity, inclusion and equity in our nation, communities and workplaces. Many of us are participating in the United Way of Greater Rochester’s 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. And I’m heartened by the ...

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Why you want affordable housing in your community (access required)

Gillian Conde

Quick, what do you think of when you hear the term “affordable housing”? Probably not award-winning design. Neighborhood renewal. Critically short supply. Or, increased property values. Saving your taxpayer dollars. Transforming landmark buildings — and lives that are at risk. ...

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Considerations for going fully remote (access required)


“Like a lot of small businesses, the pandemic forced us to reevaluate our work and our business — to the point where we’re thinking about going entirely remote. When restrictions began to ease, we had no need to bring people ...

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The SEC Report Card: 2020 (access required)


It was nearly 12 years ago that the arrest of Bernie Madoff stunned the world, bringing to light one of the largest financial frauds in history. Prior to his arrest in December 2008, Madoff was relatively unknown outside the financial ...

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Quarterback Josh Allen is a perfect fit for Buffalo


Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll could have relied solely on the stat sheet. He could have cited how quarterback Josh Allen has accounted for 24 touchdowns (19 passing, five rushing) through nine games — numbers that exceed Tom Brady ...

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The once-and-future privacy shield (access required)


The European Court of Justice’s July 2020 invalidation of the Privacy Shield threw much of the international business world into panic and confusion, given that over 5,300 companies — and trillions of dollars of U.S.-EU trade — had been relying ...

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Rochester can make racial equity a habit (access required)


Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge that is currently going on throughout our community. I want to thank United Way of Greater Rochester CEO Jaime Saunders and her team for bringing this ...

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