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Rochester schools’ graduation rate improves

Forty-six percent of Rochester City School District students who entered high school in 2011 graduated in June 2015, up 3 percentage points from last year’s figure, according to the latest state Department of Education report released Monday. Graduation rates for ...

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Non-Profit Report: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester

Non-Profit Report: Founded in 1970, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps people deal with financial difficulties. CCCS of Rochester’s vision is to focus on the financial wellness of families and individuals. Certified professionals ...

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Navigating the new rules in securities-based crowdfunding

In 2003, when Brian Camelio launched ArtistShare—one of the first crowdfunding platforms through which musicians could seek online donations from a large number of individuals in order to fund album production—the crowdfunding industry was in its infancy. Just over a ...

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Explore

Sculptural explorations Nazareth College’s art department houses some of Rochester’s most prolific and respected practitioners. Two of these artists will hold exhibition receptions Friday, Jan. 22. Lynn Duggan, whose career teaching jewelry and metalsmithing at the college spans nearly 40 ...

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Quote of the week

“There’s a lot of encouraging signs. I wouldn’t bet against them.” —Michael Frame, managing director at CBRE|Rochester, on the developers working to revitalize downtown 1/15/2016 (c) 2016 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or ...

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RBJ Daily

Beer cheer Beer continues to be a big, and growing, business for Constellation Brands Inc., with the Victor-based alcoholic beverage provider posting Thursday morning increases in its third-quarter profit and sales. Constellation Brands reported net income of $270.5 million, or ...

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Seen

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Nov. 14: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children held its Dish It Out event, a celebrity chef gourmet challenge, with 530 guests, at Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The ...

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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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CORRECTIONS AND AMPLIFICATIONS

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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