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Not the time to rest on our laurels, or dollars, but to get busy

At one time, Rochester was known as the “Image Capital of the World.” I believe we will soon be known as the “Photonics and Optics Capital of the World.” Last month’s announcement by Vice President Joe Biden that Rochester is ...

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Jordan Spieth’s sportsmanship as impressive as his golf game

The more I watch Jordan Spieth, the more I like him. And my admiration for this precocious 22-year-old golfer from Dallas goes well beyond his ability to rack up birdies like Tiger Woods in his prime. Although Spieth finished second ...

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Successful companies show appreciation with 401(k) match

In 2012, New York City community organization 92Y and the United Nations Foundation launched Giving Tuesday. Held this year on Dec. 2, Giving Tuesday is an initiative that has united more than 16,000 partners with one common purpose: to celebrate ...

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Rochester metro area home prices rise by 5.4 percent

The median price for single family homes in the Rochester metropolitan area, based on second quarter 2015 closings, rose by 5.4 percent in the last year—the largest increase among the state’s metro areas, according to a report released Tuesday by ...

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Non-Profit Report: Genesee Valley Conservancy Inc.

Genesee Valley Conservancy Inc., which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is a community-supported organization dedicated to protecting the habitat, open space and farmland resources of the Genesee River watershed. The organization provides private conservation options for landowners who ...

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Fast Start: A resource for the research of play

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Beth Lathrop, 38, is the director of libraries for the Strong Museum of Play. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   Some days she sifts through picture books, digitizes the world’s top video game literature or tests new games. No matter what ...

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Is the Fed ready to raise interest rates? Not quite yet

The first of three estimates for second-quarter U.S. gross domestic product showed an annual increase of 2.3 percent, and the first quarter was revised slightly upward to a rate of 0.6 percent. Together, these indicate a growth rate in the ...

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Look for broader meaning in work to boost your motivation

When Victor Frankl returned to Vienna after World War II—in only nine days—he wrote “Man’s Search for Meaning.” Since its first publication in 1945, this book, recounting Frankl’s personal experience in German death camps, has seen nearly 100 printings in ...

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Employees won’t offer new ideas without feeling safe

“Our team is under great pressure to ‘innovate’ these days but I’m having some difficulty getting the team engaged. Many of them have no regard for senior management and feel their ideas will be ignored or ridiculed. I think we ...

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Former Bills GM Bill Polian was football’s master architect

When Bill Polian, the finest general manager in Buffalo Bills history, got angry, it was indeed a sight to behold. Kind of like witnessing a volcano erupting. The veins in his neck would bulge, his face would turn as red ...

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Finger Lakes tourism ranks fourth, but spending lags

Tourism is an important industry for the Finger Lakes region but has not been growing as fast as in other regions in the state over the past five years, according to a report by the state Department of Economic Development. ...

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Like them or not, regulatory guidelines proliferate

“What we know is a drop; what we don’t know is an ocean.” —Sir Isaac Newton This column has frequently chronicled the increase in regulatory requirements applying to tax-exempt organizations. The level of regulatory requirements and scrutiny from government is ...

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Non-Profit Report: Family Service Communities

Family Service Communities, whose legal name is Family Service of Rochester Inc., has been providing enriched housing for senior citizens in the Rochester area for more than 30 years. Its mission is to encourage and empower seniors to live independent, ...

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Average U.S. pensioner received $28,537 in 2014

More than 9.5 million Americans received benefits from state and local pension systems in 2014, according to the latest U.S. Census report on State and Locally Administered Defined Benefit Pension Systems, released on July 28. The average U.S. pensioner received ...

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Non-Profit Report: Compeer Rochester Inc.

Compeer Rochester Inc. started as a small inpatient program, called Adopt a Patient, at the State Psychiatric Hospital in 1973. The name of this initiative became Compeer, crafted from the words “companion” and “peer.” The Compeer model was rooted in ...

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