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Non-profit report: The Rochester Women’s Community Chorus Inc.

The Rochester Women’s Community Chorus Inc. is a non-auditioned choir that provides a welcoming environment for women from all walks of life and various levels of musical expertise to share their love of music. The chorus is dedicated to using ...

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Building permits take off in the Northeast

The number of building permits issued in April for privately-owned housing units in the Northeast jumped 57 percent over the number for April 2014. It was the highest for April of any year since 2006, according to seasonally-adjusted and preliminary ...

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Non-Profit Report: Wood Library

Established in 1859, Wood Library is a full-service community library. Its mission is to provide exceptional public library service in a comfortable and safe environment where people can satisfy their curiosity, stimulate their imaginations and connect to the local community ...

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Explore: T-Talk

Matt Rogers, owner/designer, Transit Apparel Age: 29 Any partners? Officially no, it’s just me. But my wife, Katie, is a big help in keeping the finances straight and providing a helping hand at festivals and shows. And my family is ...

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The Apple Watch vs. the luxury watch: too soon to tell the victor

Is an Apple Watch relevant to your business? Is it a business necessity, or a nicety, or just an expensive techie toy for early adapters and Apple fanboys? Can it succeed without an “i,” like the Apple paradigm-changing iPod, iPhone ...

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Recalling the short, heroic life of Maj. Donald Holleder

As another Memorial Day approaches, Ron Mack can’t help but wonder what might have been had Don Holleder’s life not been cut short while he tried to rescue his fellow soldiers during an ambush in a jungle north of Saigon ...

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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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Changing riverfront reflects new kind of city living

Rochester’s riverfront has been energized with a new kind of vitality over the last decade, and signs indicate that this trend will continue. Along a two-mile stretch of the Genesee River, from the University of Rochester to downtown, several projects ...

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New York has fewer delinquent mortgaged homes this year

The percentage of mortgaged homes in New York in serious delinquency—those which are 90 days or more past due or in foreclosure—fell from 7.7 percent in March 2014 to 5.5 percent in March 2015, according to a report from CoreLogic ...

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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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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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