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BEST PEOPLE FOR THE JOB: On Dec. 9, the National Human Resources Association will hold a program called “Hiring Smart.” Presenter Kathleen Pringle will speak at 11:45 a.m. at the Strathallan, 550 East Ave. The cost is $24 for members, ...

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Helping clients get smart about energy

The day when “smart” factory, office and even home power and heating plants monitor and adjust their own energy consumption for maximum efficiency may not be that far off, eBidEnergy president and CEO Terrence Sick says. But first people will ...

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Diner taps into downtown business

The owner of Sue’s Downtown Diner decided to open an eatery on State Street for three simple reasons: It offered a large storefront location on a busy street, a potential customer base of thousands of workers, and, oh yes, a ...

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SMALL-BUSINESS BOOKSHELF: What about having the diner experience in your own home? Consider the recipes in Elizabeth McKeon and Linda Everett’s “The American Diner Cookbook” (Cumberland House, $16.95). HOLIDAY NETWORKING EVENT: On Dec. 2, the Small Business Council of the ...

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Studio burnishes its glossy business

From pictures of mouthwatering dishes for Wegmans Food Markets Inc.’s Menu magazine to brochures for corporations-Studio 2B Inc. focuses on capturing detail and character in each image. Started by Ken Buschner some 25 years ago, Studio 2B is in the ...

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DEDUCTING TO THE MAX: On Dec. 2, SUNY College at Brockport Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Service Corps of Retired Executives will sponsor a workshop called “Maximizing Your Deductions” from ...

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Ensuring people are who they say

Jeffrey Black is not the first Rochester-area entrepreneur to leave a photographic company to start his own business, but few of his local peers are alumni of Polaroid Corp. As vice president of integration at Polaroid’s identification systems unit, Black ...

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STARTUP CRASH COURSE: From Nov. 17 through Nov. 20, SUNY College at Brockport Small Business Development Center, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer a “20-Hour Entrepreneur’s Business Planning Workshop” ...

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Serving matchmaking as main course

Singles looking for other singles have limited options in Rochester, Penfield resident Lisa Van Buren says. Dating services are expensive and sometimes slow; classified ads and the Internet can be anxiety-producing and unsafe, she says. Van Buren, 43 and single, ...

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HIGH-TECH-PEOPLE SKILLS: On Nov. 13, Rochester Works! will hold its supervisory skills class for managers called “Supervising High-Tech Employees” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Monroe Community College Applied Technologies Center, 2485 W. Henrietta Road. The cost is $110. ...

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EMPLOYEE WITHHOLDING: On Nov. 4, SUNY College at Brockport Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Service Corps of Retired Executives will hold a workshop called “How to Hire” from 5:30 to ...

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Rescuing records after catastrophe

Over the weekend of August 4, an air conditioning condensation pipe burst in Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Library, flooding six floors of irreplaceable rare volumes. It could have been a disaster, but Peabody librarians knew where to go for help. ...

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MAKING IT ALL ADD UP: On Oct. 28, the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a seminar on record keeping from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at SUNY College at Geneseo Small Business Development Center, Room 338, Geneseo. The cost ...

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Fall revenues come in by the bushel

Autumn and apples go together like Halloween and pumpkins. At Schutt’s Apple Mill on Plank Road in Penfield, a person can get them all. Out of a total 70 acres of farmland owned by Martin Schutt and his family, some ...

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ENTREPRENEURIAL PUBLICITY: On Oct. 22, small-business owners, consultants, leaders of non-profit agencies and others can learn how to generate media attention for their businesses or themselves at the “Streetwise Publicity” workshop. The session will take place at Rochester Info-Courses, 1150 ...

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