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His business has grown by building on its roots

Despite remarkable growth and success, Thomas Bonadio never forgets to put family and community first. Born in Rochester, the son of an auto mechanic and a receptionist, Bonadio recalls a childhood on Bay Street in a house directly in front ...

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Accounting, law firms continue to hire recent graduates

Despite concerns about the state of the economy, local law and accounting firms are still hiring new graduates. Work experience and academic performance remain key attributes for potential hires. Accounting and legal firms often have teams that carefully screen applicants. ...

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Business is his playing field

The timing could not have been better for Ralph Fornuto to leave Paychex Inc. and, with partner James Williams, form USA Payroll Inc.  He was 31, and after working at Paychex for nine years he was itching to strike out ...

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Economy, politics alter climate for deferred compensation

The conditions encouraging the use of nonqualified deferred compensation plans have changed recently, causing some executives to prefer more cash in hand. The stalled economy, public scrutiny and political change have driven the trend as executives revise their wealth-building strategies.  ...

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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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Power firm inks $17.5M contract for FAA work

The reach of Perinton-based MaeTec Power Inc. now extends to 160 cities in 40 states, including a $17.5 million Federal Aviation Administration contract it secured last month.  The FAA hired MaeTec to replace battery strings-batteries strung together on a wire-at ...

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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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ConServe to add WNY call center

Continental Service Group Inc. is adding a call center in the Buffalo suburbs, the Perinton-based debt collection firm announced Thursday.

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Survey shows contractors cutting benefits

When it comes to employees, the New York State construction industry is cutting costs by reducing benefits, a new survey by Bonadio & Co. LLP shows.

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Midnight Janitorial receives national ethics award

Midnight Janitorial Inc., a recipient of a 2008 Rochester Business Ethics Award, is to receive a national 2009 American Business Ethics Award. The company is the third Rochester company to receive national ABEA recognition.

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Assertiveness, communication can make introverts into good leaders

"I  just accepted a new job as a manager of a fairly large department, and I’m worried because I’m not used to such a wide range of responsibilities. I’m also concerned because I tend to be rather introverted. I like ...

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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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Better Business Bureau boots Paybooks

Paybooks Inc. has been kicked out of the Better Business Bureau, the independent non-profit business-watchdog agency said Friday.   A Rochester-based payroll company, Paybooks was targeted in a June civil suit by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo, who won ...

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Employee confidence dips in July, report shows

Worker confidence in New York fell slightly in July, after reaching its highest point this year in June, a Harris Interactive Inc. report for Spherion Corp. shows. The New York Employment Report employee confidence index decreased to 46.7 last month ...

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