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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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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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Challenge of analytics, part I: Help from free software

If you are a business person with responsibilities for management and technology and think that a “Poisson distribution” is delivering fish in Paris, “Bayesian inference” means talking about aspirin without mentioning it explicitly, and MANOVA should be followed by “board,” ...

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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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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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New residential construction soars in the Northeast

The number of privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in the Northeast during the first seven months of 2015 jumped 51.9 percent over the prior year’s figure, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department ...

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Wearable devices pose data security problems

It’s no question that the Apple Watch has raised the profile of wearable technology. And we’re likely to see a big user increase in wearable devices in the next few years. While wearables have become quite popular, they do pose ...

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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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