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Online weight-loss site gains clients

In February, once the New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside, a dieter can feel defeated. But now anyone with Internet access can take advantage of a virtual personal weight loss coach through Rosa Smith-Montanaro’s MindOverPlatter.com. The Rochester resident ...

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ONLINE MARKETING: Learn about “Marketing on the Internet” through a SCORE/U.S. Small Business Administration workshop. The event will take place on Feb. 9, from 8:45 a.m.-12.30 p.m., at the Federal Building, 100 State St., conference room B0340. Cost: $20. Call ...

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A simple idea yields huge returns

In May 2001, Shirley Coloney had just had her second child, was tired of working for someone else and was hoping to find a business she could start from home. Everyone was talking about computers, she says, so with her ...

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IMPORTING ADVICE: Learn about importing from the Far East at the International Resource Group Inc.’s monthly luncheon. The talk will focus on how a small/medium-sized distributor taps opportunities, manages difficulties and the impact of importing to that region. It will ...

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Device gets golfers off on right foot

Three years ago, local construction worker and avid golfer Joseph Pagano looked on as his little nephew swung at a golf ball. When the boy kept missing the ball, Pagano stepped in to show him how to maintain his stance ...

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EXPORTING HELP: Learn the ropes of exporting through the International Business Council’s “Basic Exporting” program, presented in conjunction with the Rochester International Development Corp. The seminar is geared to assist companies new to exporting and provides guidance in training new ...

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Business growth based on precision

K&H Precision Products Inc. has seen its sales and staff increase dramatically since its inception nearly two decades ago. The Honeoye Falls-based company provides full casting, tooling and machining services for the automotive, building products, packaging and vacuum form industries. ...

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SUCCESSION PLANNING: Selling a business or preparing for a successor at a company can be a challenging task. The Finger Lakes Community College and SUNY College at Brockport’s Small Business Development Centers will address the issue at their small-business know-how ...

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Passion for lighting burns brightly

Bruce Bellwood does not take lamps lightly. Lighting is his passion, says Bellwood, 46, the third-generation owner of Tuthill Lighting Inc. In the roughly two decades since he took over the business from his mother, Esther Mae Tuthill Bellwood-who had ...

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MARKETING TIPS: The Finger Lakes Community College and SUNY College at Brockport’s Small Business Development Centers will hold a small-business know-how brown-bag breakfast workshop on Jan. 12 to discuss small-business marketing strategies. The workshop will be held from 7:30 – ...

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First on scene for insurance claims

For 27 years, including stays in Paris, Berlin, New York City, Vancouver and Austin, Tex., Rochester never really left Ian Cunningham. “It’s a good place to raise kids,” Cunningham says. “It’s got a lot of good technology. It’s actually got ...

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In-home music lessons hit right key

Music on the Move LLC helped Pittsford resident Andrew Rudmann M.D. take piano lessons in the comfort of his own home. The company was founded by pianist Diane Habeeb in 1991. A few years later she joined forces with her ...

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NETWORKING TIME: Mingle with area professionals at the August Group networking meeting on Dec. 29. The free meeting will be held 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave. The event is open to visitors. Call ...

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TAX PLANNING: The Rochester Chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association will meet on Dec. 21 to discuss ways to improve year-end tax planning in their meeting titled “Get Organized for Taxing Times.” Mengel, Metzger, Barr and Co. LLP’s Anthony Sandonato ...

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A success built on more than hot air

With his father as partner, 26-year-old Philip Viruso started Energy Distribution Systems Associates Inc. out of a home office a decade ago. Now called EDS Mechanical Services, the small industrial heating and air conditioning business that began with one customer ...

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