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A new decade for Forty Under 40

The 21st annual Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 luncheon Nov. 19 drew more than 800 people to the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The 2015 honorees were selected by a panel of judges who are past recipients ...

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GDP data show only part of local economic picture

Newly released government estimates of Rochester-area gross domestic product—the value of all goods and services produced locally—provide a revealing look at the region’s underlying strengths and challenges. In 2014, total industry output declined by $500 million or 1 percent—in stark ...

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A post-9/11 World Series trip offered a timeless lesson

As I watched the terrorist attacks in Paris unfold on television, I experienced a gamut of emotions similar to the ones I felt on 9/11. Once again, we were reminded of the fragility of our times, and I worried not ...

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Housing prices rise 8.5 percent in Rochester metro area

Rochester’s housing prices continue to be the fastest rising among the state’s metro areas, according to the quarterly report from the National Association of Realtors released Nov. 12. The median price for single family homes in our local area, based ...

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Non-Profit Report: The American Red Cross

Non-Profit Report: The American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter, Western and Central New York Region is part of the national organization that provides disaster relief and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Clara Barton founded the first ...

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Makerspaces invite, inspire sharing of innovative ideas

As our region looks toward a rapidly changing business and cultural landscape, a remarkable new trend is gathering momentum—one that supports new ways to innovate through collaboration. Makerspaces are on the rise, appearing in all walks of contemporary life. What ...

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Is an investment in gold truly worthwhile?

Interestingly, though the stock market has gone up over the last several years, investors seem more concerned than ever. They are wondering when the bottom is going to fall out. The recent volatility in the stock market has not triggered ...

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N.Y. labor participation rate lower than neighboring states

New York’s labor force participation rate for September of 60.6 percent, reflecting the percentage of residents either employed or actively looking for work, was below that of any of its neighboring states and the U.S. rate of 62.4 percent, according ...

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Non-Profit Report: Lollypop Farm

Lollypop Farm, whose legal name is the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County PCA Inc., has been helping the animals and people of Greater Rochester since 1873. The organization is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals ...

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Mission investing comes to the fore with recent announcements

Charities should pay special attention to two recent events in the area known as “mission” or “impact investing,” terms used to describe the deployment of philanthropic investment capital to advance charitable ends. The first event is the Kresge Foundation’s announcement ...

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