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How to create an effective international trade plan

In his book, “The World Is Flat,” Thomas Friedman writes: “You cannot export a haircut. But we are coming close to exporting a haircut, the appointment part. What kind of haircut do you want? Which barber do you want? All ...

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The Yankees have made a mockery of jersey retirements

The recent news that the New York Yankees are going to retire three more uniforms this season got my blood boiling, which might not be a bad thing as I shiver through this new Ice Age. As someone who has ...

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Monroe County wage increases higher than average

Average weekly wages for covered workers (those covered by state and federal unemployment insurance) in Monroe County increased by 2.2 percent to $889 between the second quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2014, according to data released Feb. ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley has championed LGBTQ rights in Rochester and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. Founded in 1971 as the Gay Liberation Front, a student organization at the University of Rochester, the agency ...

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Fast Start: Latest at RoCo

Bleu Cease, executive director, Rochester Contemporary Art Center The Future Fund: We launched this campaign in December 2012 and hit our initial fundraising goal in December 2014, three years early. In December 2017 we will prepay our mortgage and have ...

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Rochester ranked highest in state for advanced industries employment

Rochester ranks 42nd in the nation among metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of their local workforce employed in advanced industries, according to a report released Feb. 12 by the Brookings Institution. As defined by another recent Brookings paper, advanced ...

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Award program to pay tribute to HR executives

During a workshop a few years ago, a senior vice president of human resources introduced herself as the person responsible for managing 70 cents of every dollar that flows through her corporation. She also noted that the investment in human ...

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Non-Profit Report: Pegasus Early Music

Pegasus Early Music keeps the art form of early music alive through an annual series of concerts with both local and international artists. These concerts encompass a wide spectrum of music: medieval, renaissance, baroque and classical; vocal and instrumental; sacred ...

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Smart companies invest in content marketing to bring in sales

The Internet has changed every aspect of our lives: how we work, how we learn and how we communicate. Although people by nature tend to be averse to change, I love that I have absolutely no idea what a post ...

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Rochester Community Coalition picks 2015 priorities

The Rochester Community Coalition delivered a bold 2015 agenda to state lawmakers earlier this month at a meeting at Rochester Business Alliance headquarters. The coalition, a group of diverse leaders representing business, local government, education, labor and non-profits, annually identifies ...

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HealthCare.gov’s second act, or what we’ve learned so far

By all accounts, the Affordable Care Act’s front door, HealthCare.gov, performed admirably in its second year. (although “back-end” problems remain). Just to keep track, I registered on the site and have been getting a steady stream of emails and text ...

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Learn the essential habit of recognizing, sharing successes

My friend John is the CEO of a health care company. A few years ago, in a presentation to his managers, he did the unthinkable. John walked on stage with a printout of the company’s core values in one hand ...

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Are investments in oil too risky at any price?

Black gold is looking a little tarnished these days. Oil prices have fallen more than 50 percent over the last 12 months and are down over 67 percent from their peak price in 2008. Many reasons have been cited for ...

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Foreclosures increase by 22 percent in New York State

The number of foreclosures completed in the United States in 2014 declined by 14.9 percent from 2013 levels, but increased by double-digit percentages in New York and several other Northeast states, according to the latest CoreLogic report, which was released ...

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