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A story in the Dec. 18 edition misidentified the source of a $525,000 grant to the Rochester Area Community Foundation. The grant came from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to establish the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Fund for ...

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Fed’s December interest rate hike signals new start for 2016

In mid-December, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since 2006. The quarter-point raising of the Federal Funds target rate signifies the Fed’s belief that the U.S. economy has stabilized and is growing. Even if the rate ...

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End-of-year amendments clarify non-profits’ confusion

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” —H. Jackson Brown Jr. Tax-exempt organizations and their board members do not normally receive Christmas gifts from the government. However, Christmas of 2015 was very different. ...

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Coughlin’s achievements merit a Hall of Fame bust

Floyd Little and Larry Csonka already have busts in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And if Little has his druthers, their old Syracuse University backfield mate, Tom Coughlin, will one day be immortalized in Canton, Ohio, too. “It would ...

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Rebel riff in Rochester When David Bowie performed in March 1976 at Rochester’s War Memorial, were you in the crowd? How about after the show? Do you have an anecdote about Bowie’s post-performance arrest, arraignment for pot possession or the ...

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Quote of the week

“When Kodak said you’ve got to chart your own course, that was the best thing that could have happened to us.” —Faheem Masood, who will become CEO of ESL Federal Credit Union on March 1, on ESL’s split from Eastman ...

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RBJ Daily

Mercury inks deal Rochester’s third-largest commercial printer has signed a multimillion-dollar contract that will increase its workforce by 15 percent over the next few months. Mercury Print Productions Inc. CEO John Place declined to discuss details of the agreement, but ...

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Jobs in region grow slightly

Non-farm payroll employment in the Rochester metro area grew by 0.8 percent, adding 4,400 jobs, from November 2014 to November 2015, according to preliminary figures released Dec. 30 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Statewide growth was 1.9 percent over ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Rochester Police Foundation

The Rochester Police Foundation was established in May 2012 by business and civic leaders as an independent, non-profit organization to support the Rochester Police Department in public safety and law enforcement excellence. The Police Foundation works closely with the chief ...

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Business, technology are more interconnected than ever

It may seem unusual for an engineer to be leading a business school. And while this may have seemed true 20 years ago, today’s fast-moving technologies and economy have fostered a kinship between these two academic disciplines—both of which focus ...

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Fast Start: What I’m reading

“Church of Marvels,” by Leslie Parry Reviewer: Chris Fanning, public relations associate, Writers & Books Leslie Parry’s “Church of Marvels” pulled me in immediately with its book jacket: an interesting cover, a clever pitch on the inside, the phrase “tumultuous turn-of-the-century New ...

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The brides are in love and she loves it

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Brittney LaVoie recognizes that the idea for her career began in a bowling alley. LaVoie is the wedding specialist for the Rochester Radisson Riverside. But in high school she planned bowling outings for large groups of friends. Growing up in ...

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For 2016, inflation looms as the big question mark

Taken together, the economic indicators in 2015 were decidedly mixed. So what will 2016 bring? On interest rates, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has said: “It’s not about when the Fed raises rates, but how we do it.” Think about ...

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Gold mine Comedian Judy Gold brings her Off-Broadway show, “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” to the JCC CenterStage Jan. 10. Gold is a beloved fixture on Comedy Central and late-night talk shows with guest-star credits on “30 Rock” and ...

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Quote of the week

“I promised this community I would leave Monroe County in a better place than I found it, and I did that.” —Maggie Brooks, on her legacy as the longest-tenured county executive in Monroe County history 1/4/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business ...

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