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How to buy a computer on ShopGoodwill.com

“I made a small fortune on the Internet. Regretfully, I started with a large fortune.” So goes the old saw about money-making opportunities on the Web. Nonetheless, there are places where I have seen people and organizations legally purchase goods ...

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Non-Profit Report: Community Design Center of Rochester

Non-Profit Report: Community Design Center of Rochester (legally named Rochester Regional Community Design Center Inc.) is Western New York’s only independent, non-profit community design center. Founded in 2004, it promotes healthy, sustainable communities by encouraging quality design of the built ...

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Fast Start: Chase Tower tour

See correction below. A July 1 tour of Chase Tower, organized by Rochester Young Professionals with Gallina Development Corp., will be the first in a new RYP event series exploring the city’s transformation. Gallina bought the office tower earlier this ...

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Fast Start: The whole game is in her view

Fueled by competition, Chelsea Knapp has transitioned from collegiate hockey goalie to an up-and-coming financial adviser by setting personal goals and calling her own shots. Knapp, 23, is a native of York, Livingston County. She grew up on a 40-acre ...

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It’s the same principle: Buy local, buy American

Business, like charity, should begin at home. As the Greater Rochester chamber of commerce, Rochester Business Alliance has a responsibility to serve, protect and promote businesses in the Finger Lakes region. One of the priorities that I’ve established in my ...

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Whatever your business goals, commercial payments help reach them

From business to business, the ideal payments solution varies according to need. For some, the goal is to achieve a steady cash flow. For others, the priority is dependable trust management or mitigating international risk. Whether your business objectives require ...

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Northeast employee costs make year-over-year jump

Employee compensation costs for private industry employers in the Northeast increased by 11.9 percent between March 2014 and March 2015, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released June 10. The $38.93 per hour paid by Northeast employers ...

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LeBron James sequel has Cleveland rocking ‘n’ rolling

In his bestseller, “Ball Four,” big-league-pitcher-turned-big-league-author Jim Bouton didn’t mince words when writing about a certain metropolis in northeastern Ohio. “Flying in to Cleveland last night,” observed Bouton, “I thought about life in this great American city and decided that ...

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Avoid surprises; be aware of arbitration’s shortcomings

Although arbitration is the preferred method of resolving disputes for many businesses, there are certain disadvantages to this method that should be considered before an arbitration clause is accepted in a commercial contract. If a company, with assistance of counsel, ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Arc of Monroe County, NYSARC Inc.

The Arc of Monroe County, NYSARC Inc. serves more than 1,600 people with developmental or intellectual disabilities through a range of programs at 40 sites throughout the county, helping people reach their full potential and become a part of their ...

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Battle against sexual violence is underway, but change will be slow

You probably know a woman who was a victim of sexual assault in college. Studies suggest that up to 25 percent of college women are subjected to criminal sexual violence, most in their freshman year. The figures are significantly higher ...

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Four policies can reverse city’s sad poverty figures

As one of the token labor representatives on the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, I am not surprised at the ignorance surrounding this project. Some recent studies demonstrate the depth of our poverty problem and what is happening with the working poor: ...

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Non-Profit Report: AutismUp

AutismUp (formerly known as Upstate New York Families for Effective Autism Treatment Inc., which is still the legal name) is an autism support organization serving the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas. Its mission is to support individuals with autism spectrum ...

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