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LEADERSHIP SERIES: Young Entrepreurs’ Organization of Rochester’s series of leadership activities for entrepreneurs will feature President and CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc. Michael Finney as a speaker at its meeting on Oct. 20. The free event will be held ...

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No longer barking up the wrong tree

Karie Livingston used to sell service contracts for large-format copiers in Xerox Corp’s Xerox engineering systems division. Before that, she worked in a variety of office and customer positions for different employers. And before that, she studied psychology. As she ...

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PATENT HELP: Jaeckle Fleisch-mann & Mugel LLP will hold a free seminar to discuss “What Your Board Should Understand About Intellectual Property.” It will begin at 8 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Oak Hill Country Club, 346 Kilbourn Road. Call ...

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Small business locates large grants

Michael Paddock knows firsthand the frustrations that come from working with government agencies. He spent a few years as a member of the U.S. Inter-Agency Electronic Grants Committee, which helps federal entities develop systems for finding and applying for grant ...

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ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATION: Learn how to “Start a Home-Based Craft Business” through the Greece Community Education Classes for the Entrepreneur at Greece Apollo Middle School, 750 Maiden Lane, on Oct. 4, from 7-9 p.m. Cost:$19. Call 865-1010 for more information. MARKET ...

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Feasts for the eyes deliver the goods

Years ago, when Susan LaRosa shopped for attractive gift baskets to mark special occasions, she would often come home empty-handed and frustrated. So in May 2000, the Brighton resident decided to fill this perceived product void by launching ThemeWorks, her ...

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BUSINESS PLAN HELP: The Fairport Public Library and SUNY Brockport Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop on “Creating a business plan.” The event will take place on Oct. 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fairport Public Library, 1 ...

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They have the key to others’ security

To boost foot traffic at Webster locksmith Advanced Safe & Lock Inc., the year-old company in July started what it calls “Free Key Friday.” Once a week, customers who bring in their home, office or car keys for a duplicate ...

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NETWORKING SKILLS: Develop business networking skills to aid with a job search or career management. On Sept. 22, the August Group will hold its free, weekly orientation session at 9 a.m. at the Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave. With ...

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Client comfort key for spine guru

On a street of small businesses with stylish names-One Hip Chic, Sapore, A Step Apart, the Parkleigh-the name Park Ave. Chiropractic and Wellness Center might seem a touch utilitarian. Co-owner Charles Boehly, 34, rather stylish himself, views the center as ...

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ECONOMIC VITALITY: Discuss economic development issues and related topics with Rochester Business Alliance Inc. president Sandy Parker. The Regional Innovators’ Participation Network will host a conversation with Parker, titled “Action Plan for Economic Vitality.” The discussion is open to the ...

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Counting on others’ loss for profits

To paraphrase writer H.L. Mencken, no one ever went broke overestimating the American public’s desire to lose weight. One to One Weight Loss, a new business started this month by two Rochester physicians, aims to capitalize on the nearly ubiquitous ...

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TAXING MATTERS: “Tax Issues for the Start-Up Business” is the subject of a workshop on Sept. 7, sponsored by SUNY College at Brockport Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, Internal Revenue Service SB and SETec Group Small Business ...

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Firm’s signature is vehicle graphics

As a high school student, Tom Ewing spent two or three nights a week at auto dealerships in Rochester pinstriping cars to earn some spending money. Today, the 15 employees at Ewing Lettering & Graphics Inc. decorate hundreds of vehicles ...

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Yellow pages mean golden profits

Nellson Agency helps fill the yellow pages. The Pittsford-based firm creates and places advertising in directories nationwide and in Canada. Also known by its legal name, Robert A. Nellson Inc., the company has been in the yellow pages advertising business ...

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