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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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How to create a workplace that will increase employee retention

“At the end of the year we’ve had resignations from two good employees, both at a time of the year when we don’t usually have to fill jobs. They both have great skills and are being welcomed by other companies. ...

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CORRECTIONS AND AMPLIFICATIONS

The Non-Profits list published Dec. 18 contained an error. Genesee Country Village & Museum should have appeared on the list, ranked 44th. 1/4/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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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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RBJ Daily

2015’s top 10 This is a recap of the 10 most-read news articles posted in 2015 on RBJdaily.com, the Rochester Business Journal’s website. Links to the full articles can be found at go.rbj.net/top10. 1 Rochester Lyric Opera to turn church ...

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The Center for Youth Oct. 13-18: Fashion Week of Rochester 2015’s Fashion Exchange and runway shows were held at The Tents on Main, with the Boutique Crawl on Sunday, which began at City Grill and continued to boutiques throughout Rochester, ...

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Non-Profit Report: St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center Inc.

St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center Inc., an independent incorporation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester, has been in operation since 1993. The center provides health services and other assistance for medically uninsured or underinsured people who live in Monroe ...

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Attractive workplace key part of retaining great employees

“When it’s too tough for them, it’s just right for us.” —Marv Levy, former head coach of the Buffalo Bills. The end of 2015 and the start of a new year brings excitement, change and hope. Whether it is holiday ...

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