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The RBA One Job initiative is ready to match workers with jobs

The mission of our recently announced Rochester Business Alliance One Job initiative is to connect men and women in poverty with jobs that are a good fit for them. The goal is to help improve their lives and that of ...

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ESOPs face distinctive hurdles when it comes to financing equipment

An ESOP is an employee stock ownership program that provides a company’s workforce with an ownership interest in the company. ESOPs are often established when closely held business owners transition into retirement. According to the National Center for Employee Ownership, ...

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Rochester gets average marks for small business

The Rochester area ranks 58th among the largest 100 metropolitan areas in the country in which to work for a small business, according to a WalletHub.com report released Wednesday. The study analyzed data from government and private sources to rate ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester

The Society for Chamber Music in Rochester Inc., the oldest chamber music society in the area, was founded in 1977 by Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. violinist Richard Luby and acoustical engineer and music lover John Bouyoucos. SCMR provides an opportunity ...

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Drone technology is taking off, but so are its regulations

Few industries today command the level of excitement as the one forming around unmanned aircraft systems, often referred to as drones. From fledgling startups to some of the world’s largest corporations, organizations of all sizes are deploying this new technology ...

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Fast Start: Booked up

Chris Fanning, public relations associate, Writers & Books Have you read anything really good lately? Yes! This is embarrassing, but I just read “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck for the first time. The only other Steinbeck I had ever read ...

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Fast Start: Redesigning a career at MediSked

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How does a founder see his firm objectively? For Douglas Golub, it meant leaving his firm. Golub, 34, has been president and co-founder of MediSked LLC for eight of the company’s 12 years. He and his friend Thomas Hogan started ...

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A few managerial tips for employee flustered by pressure

“I have been trying to develop and promote a new team member. She has wonderful technical skills and gets along beautifully with our team. Everyone is fond of her and she is getting some good assignments. I have noticed, however, ...

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Courageous girl inspired championship sports banquet

The year was 1950. Harry Truman was “giving ’em hell” in the White House. Our soldiers were discovering that “war is hell” in Korea. Charles Schulz was pitching his new comic strip, “Peanuts,” to major metropolitan newspapers. A Philadelphia baseball ...

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Rochester’s unemployment rate declines nearly a full point

The unemployment rate for the Rochester metropolitan area declined to 5.5 percent in March from 6.4 percent in March 2014, according to figures released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The local rate continued to track just below the ...

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Method for fighting common myths about bidding

There’s enough on this planet for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed. — Gandhi The Nonprofit Revitalization Act was effective as of July 1, 2014. Nonprofit organizations throughout New York have invested a significant amount of board, management, legal ...

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Non-Profit Report: Sojourner House

Named for Sojourner Truth, who was born a slave but became an abolitionist and advocate for women’s rights, Sojourner House at Pathstone Inc. serves homeless women and children by providing housing, self-sufficiency skills and education programs. Families are paired with ...

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The economy is still growing but sending mixed signals

Last week I hoped for daffodils, and they came … followed by more snow. Both the weather and economic conditions seemed to dance the same two-step in the past month—first good news, and then not-so-good news leading the dance. I ...

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Can your corporate value statement pass the Mafia test?

Corporate value statements are in vogue now. Everyone has them, and they comprise a list of virtually every superlative the English language can muster. Teamwork, respect, accountability, loyalty, relationships, results, integrity, entrepreneurial, dependable and pride are just a few of ...

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