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Banking & Finance

Brokerage Firms

(Ranked by number of local brokers*) 1. Ensemble Financial Services Inc.   179 Sully’s Trail, Suite 302   Pittsford, NY 14534   (585) 419-1010   www.ensemblefs.com Number of Local Brokers(1,2)/Support Staff: 91/13 Average Tenure of Brokers(In years): 7 Number of ...

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Commission seeks overhaul of Power Authority programs

The Citizens Budget Commission on Tuesday called for the New York State Power Authority's economic development programs to be phased out and existing contracts be allowed to expire.

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Small firms connect with clients, nimbly tackle changes

In January, President and CEO Wayne Holly wrote a letter to clients of Sage Rutty & Co. Inc., assuring them that the money management firm would be by their side as markets plunged.  At the end of 2008, clients saw ...

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As pay cuts, job losses loom, finances undergo scrutiny

Nancy Sousa left Eastman Kodak Co. in 2003 to be an executive at Given Imaging Inc., a startup developer of medical devices in Atlanta.  She left that company in 2006 for another startup, Mazor Surgical Technologies Inc., and was chief ...

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Stimulus funds working for small businesses

Last October, small businesses were hit by a sharply worsening economy that resulted in frozen credit lines and diminished access to capital. This included a major drop in loans backed by guarantees through the U.S. Small Business Administration.  In February, ...

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Big gets bigger

On the first anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ collapse, President Barack Obama traveled to New York City this week to address Wall Street’s power players and make the case for "the most ambitious overhaul of the financial system since the Great ...

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Schumer touts legislation protecting from bank fees

Sen. Charles Schumer wants to reduce the amount of overdraft fees charged to customers by the banking industry and is pushing legislation that would curb banks’ alleged abusive practices, he said Monday.

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Would-be business owners have lots of homework to do

As a banker, I have been fielding an increasing number of calls these days from people who have been laid off and are looking to buy businesses.  As one who embraces the entrepreneurial spirit, I can see the reasoning: Because ...

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Van Dusen ranks among nation’s top advisers

Pittsford-based Lori Van Dusen ranks 63rd on the new Barron’s list of the top 100 independent financial advisers.  Van Dusen, a managing director at the Pittsford office of Convergent Wealth Advisors LLC, is on the independent list for the first ...

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CPA Firms

(Ranked by number of local CPAs*) 1. The Bonadio Group (3)   171 Sully’s Trail, Suite 201   Pittsford, NY 14534   (585) 381-1000   www.bonadio.com No. of CPAs Local/Outside Local(1) Area: 79/37 Total Staff Local/Outside Local(1) Area: 167/146 No. ...

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Digging for the roots of the Great Recession

The greatest economic crisis the world has seen in nearly three-quarters of a century did not begin with the collapse of Lehman Brothers a year ago. But the bankruptcy of that storied Wall Street firm on Sept. 15, 2008, signaled ...

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First Niagara to move headquarters, add jobs

First Niagara Financial Group Inc. is moving its headquarters to downtown Buffalo and will add 300 jobs over the next 12 months, bank officials announced Thursday.

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Fairport Savings to open Webster branch

Fairport Savings Bank will open a branch in Webster on Monday, bank officials said Wednesday. The branch, at 1067 Ridge Road East between Holt and Hard roads, is the fourth for the bank. It also has branches in Penfield and ...

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