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United Way still measuring results of campaign

The United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. closed the fundraising portion of its annual campaign in June, but it still is working toward goals for volunteer hours and advocacy as it grapples with how to measure both aspects and set targets for future campaigns.

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Nonprofit Report: Mercy Bridges

Mercy Bridges is a relatively new ministry of the Sisters of Mercy to foster adult literacy. It was developed in response to the Rochester Literacy Movement, begun by Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy soon after he took office in 2006. The ...

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UR to play role in health care network

The University of Rochester will be part of an upstate research network for Fair Health Inc., a new non-profit that will develop an independent database for a consumer reimbursement system for out-of-network health care charges, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

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Non-profit report: Step by Step of Rochester Inc.

The staff and volunteers of Step by Step of Rochester Inc. facilitate workshops that help women in prison or jail to change their lives. The organization’s mission also extends to women who have been released from correctional facilities or are ...

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Non-profit report: The Rochester Downtown Development Corp.

The Rochester Downtown Development Corp. engages leaders from the private sector in redeveloping and managing downtown. It grew out of a committee of the former Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Inc. and was created in 1976, when the impact of ...

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Little Theatre keeps widening arts offerings

On Oct. 17, 1929, the Little Theatre opened on East Avenue with a showing of a silent film accompanied by a three-man orchestra playing in the balcony. To the casual observer, the theater is largely the same today. It is ...

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City, county support non-profit program for homeless

A group of non-profit organizations that came together to help Rochester’s homeless received a boost Tuesday when the city of Rochester and Monroe County partnered with the program to offer a range of services.

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Recipients set for awards in non-profit arena

Fifteen individuals and one organization will be honored at the 2009 Greater Rochester Awards on Oct. 30 for their contributions to the non-profit human service sector.   The event is presented by the Rochester Business Journal and the United Way of ...

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City keeps its focus on renovation

The Rochester Broadway Theatre League will meet soon with developers and town supervisors to review proposals for a new theater, but the city of Rochester will look once more into renovating the Auditorium Theatre before it determines whether to submit ...

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Non-profit Report: The Community Place of Greater Rochester, Inc.

The Community Place of Greater Rochester Inc. was established in 2001 from the merger of  three settlement houses: the Eastside Community Center, Genesee Settlement House and Lewis Street Center. It traces its roots to the Association for Practical Housekeeping, predecessor ...

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New valuation standard may affect your investment policy

"In business, I want to be a pig because pigs get fatter and hogs get slaughtered." -Felix Sabates "So," my friend asked, "what’s it going to be this time, a pig or a hog?" We were having our periodic debate ...

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