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Non-Profit Report: Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Inc.

Non-Profit Report: Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Inc. promotes literacy and provides adult literacy services in Monroe County. Founded in 1964, the organization is a member of ProLiteracy Worldwide. LVR trains volunteers to offer one-to-one tutoring or small-group instruction in English ...

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NYC metro area has highest net migration to Rochester

The greater New York City metropolitan area, which includes not only the city’s suburbs but also areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, was the largest source of net migration to the Rochester metro area between 2009 and 2013, according to ...

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Non-Profit Report: Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets Inc.

Non-Profit Report: Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets Inc. was founded in 1996 to serve as an outlet for Greece Animal Control. Prior to the formation of GRASP, animals picked up as strays and not claimed by owners were routinely euthanized. ...

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Is a September rate increase on the horizon? Stay tuned

The minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting of July 28-29 were released in August and provided readers with a little more insight than the brief statement issued after the meeting. The FOMC also tossed a curveball into the ...

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Seven steps to follow when investigating misconduct allegations

It’s a typical day in the office as you go through your normal routine. But then things change abruptly when you receive a report on your company’s ethics hotline that an employee is defrauding the company. If you are called ...

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Subtle factors determine success of forced ranking

With all the recent discussion on Amazon and its workplace culture, I thought it might be time to take a look at these “stack and rank” or “forced ranking” employee review systems. How many companies use them and find them ...

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Avoid mistakes, live by clear relationship principles

In some family businesses, family members get along, communication is effective, each individual contributes to the success of the business, and the transfer of leadership from one generation to the next is planned, smooth and seamless. If you work in ...

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Whether trapped in a mine or cubicle, count on trust and respect

“You just have to speak the truth …” —Luis Urzua, shift supervisor of “Los 33,” describing how he gave hope and motivation to his team while trapped underground for two months in a 2010 mine collapse. In August 2010, a ...

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Health care jobs increase 3.5 percent in Rochester area

The Rochester metropolitan area gained some 2,700 jobs in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector between July 2014 and July 2015, reflecting that sector’s strong statewide growth, according to the latest report issued on Aug. 20 by the New ...

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Non-Profit Report: Pet Pride of New York Inc.

Pet Pride of New York Inc. is committed to providing shelter and care for as many homeless or unwanted cats as possible, without overcrowding, in a facility suited to each cat’s age and condition. The organization is a no-kill shelter, ...

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Best practices for developing compelling digital creative

Being a digital marketing professional, I spend a huge amount of time “optimizing” advertising campaigns. With the ability to track a multitude of metrics that translate to advertising performance, I’m constantly making tweaks to my clients’ campaigns. Oftentimes this involves ...

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Report signals the growth in economy is revving up

The July labor report provided yet another sign that local economic growth is shifting into higher gear. The Rochester area private-sector job count reached 455,400—the highest reading for July in 15 years and 9,700 (2.2 percent) above the year-ago total. ...

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