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Mission investing comes to the fore with recent announcements

Charities should pay special attention to two recent events in the area known as “mission” or “impact investing,” terms used to describe the deployment of philanthropic investment capital to advance charitable ends. The first event is the Kresge Foundation’s announcement ...

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Is an investment in gold truly worthwhile?

Interestingly, though the stock market has gone up over the last several years, investors seem more concerned than ever. They are wondering when the bottom is going to fall out. The recent volatility in the stock market has not triggered ...

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N.Y. labor participation rate lower than neighboring states

New York’s labor force participation rate for September of 60.6 percent, reflecting the percentage of residents either employed or actively looking for work, was below that of any of its neighboring states and the U.S. rate of 62.4 percent, according ...

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Non-Profit Report: Lollypop Farm

Lollypop Farm, whose legal name is the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County PCA Inc., has been helping the animals and people of Greater Rochester since 1873. The organization is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals ...

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Non-Profit Report: Dreams from Drake

Dreams from Drake was founded in 2013 in memory of Drake Ross Pettit, who passed away at the age of 4 after an accident in a swimming pool. The mission of Dreams from Drake is to provide local children and ...

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GRA Picture Page

An event recognizing the 2015 Greater Rochester Awards recipients drew nearly 400 people to the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Oct. 27. Fourteen individuals and six organizations were honored for their contributions to the area’s non-profits. The ...

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Fast Start: Creating the gig of his dreams

It has always been a dream of Paul Solt to tell computers what to do. Today, as CEO of Artwork Evolution, he is able to exercise that control. “I wanted to create software,” Solt says. “I wasn’t really interested in ...

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Fast Start: Entrepreneurs Expo

Nate Bank and Hanok George, co-presidents, Rochester Young Professionals The Entrepreneurs Expo put on by Rochester Young Professionals is coming up Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel. At 6, there will be short presentations by ...

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First look at Q3 GDP shows expansion at a tepid pace

The country has a budget/debt ceiling deal. While some of the details must be worked out before Dec. 11, when certain spending authorities cease, the looming chance of a default and federal government shutdown will have been averted. The deal ...

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Better listening and ‘Yes, and’ lead to good ideas

Last month, I attended a business ethics conference organized by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. I sat in on many sessions focused on a wide variety of subjects from preventing corrupt business practices and understanding Gen Xers in ...

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Hiring? Prep for interviews and dig a little deeper for best results

“We’re hiring for a new team member at work and each candidate is being brought in for a series of 30-minute interviews with a few managers and team members. People say that the first impression is the best and that ...

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Why Brady and Wambach might be the greatest ever

As a student of sports history, I’m reluctant to rush to judgment and anoint someone as a G.O.A.T.—Greatest of All-Time—until his or her career is over and the dust has settled. But I must admit that Tom Brady is making ...

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