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Fast Start: Rochester perks

Hanok George, co-chair, RYP Perks program, and board member, Rochester Young Professionals A new app offered by Rochester Young Professionals, called RYP Perks, offers discounts at around 100 locally owned and operated businesses. The app has had about 1,000 downloads ...

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Good documentation, communication will secure your business loan

For many business owners, the prospect of applying for a loan can be daunting. Inevitably, the question becomes: What must we do for our business to capture a bank’s attention and get the thumbs up to receive the capital we ...

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Non-Profit Report: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate New York Chapter Inc. helps people affected by multiple sclerosis by funding research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs that help people with MS and their families move their lives ...

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Prices holding steady in Northeast urban areas

Prices in Northeast urban areas rose by only 0.4 percent—half the U.S. city average—between December 2013 and December 2014, according to the latest Consumer Price Index figures released Jan. 16 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In contrast, prices ...

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Red light cameras, Charlie Hebdo and our own privacy

The Chicago Tribune is at war with the city of Chicago over red light cameras. In a series of articles printed before Christmas (read at my mother’s kitchen table in suburban Chicago), the Trib reported on a study of the ...

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Negative equity in the U.S. declines in Q3 2014

The number of mortgaged residential properties in the United States in negative equity, or “underwater,” declined from 13.3 percent in the third quarter of 2013 to 10.3 percent in the third quarter of 2014, according to a Jan. 8 report ...

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NON-PROFIT REPORT: Quad A for Kids

Founded in 1994, Quad A for Kids provides after-school and extended-day learning programs at four of the Rochester City School District’s elementary schools (Schools 4, 10, 16 and 34). The four A’s in Quad A represent the well-rounded programming it ...

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Data privacy and protection should be on our minds in 2015

Everyone knows that how we conduct business is changing, and that information—financial, health, or other internal important confidential information—can drive your business, or can be its downfall. As we move into 2015, we want to highlight a few areas to ...

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Start your new year off right–make workplace safety job one

When we talk about the topic of business ethics, we often focus our attention on strategies to comply with the law and applicable ethical standards. Topics like fraud, bribery, money laundering, data protection and fair dealing with customers and suppliers ...

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Rochester unemployment rates just below national average

Unemployment rates for November declined in 92 percent of U.S. metropolitan areas—including Rochester—compared with rates in November 2013, according to data released Dec. 30 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rochester’s rate of 5.4 percent continued to track just below ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Genesee Land Trust Inc.

The Genesee Land Trust Inc. is Greater Rochester’s land and waterway preservation organization. Founded in 1989 by local residents who were concerned with the loss of natural resources and diminishing farmland, the trust now protects 4,555 acres of woods, wetlands, ...

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