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TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS: The Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce Inc. has $150,000 available for training scholarships through RochesterTraining.com. Scholarships cover 65 percent of courses, up to a maximum of $390; qualifying companies may receive a total of as much as ...

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Midwife to advertising agency projects

Surrogate creative director, strategic thinker and pitch doctor are some of the roles Stephen Hall plays in the local advertising industry. As owner of Stephen Hall Creative Services, Hall provides a wide range of free-lance services to advertising agencies in ...

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THE TWO-WAY STREET: The IMC Training Session on April 30 will cover “Giving & Receiving Feedback.” It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Training and Development Center, 919 Culver Rd. The cost is $95 for ...

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Digital Inventory gives sharper image

A burglary was the catalyst for starting Digital Inventory Services. All of Gary Hauer’s photography equipment was stolen some 18 months ago. With the insurance money, Hauer replaced what he had with high-end digital equipment and he started recording an ...

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TAXING ISSUES: On April 23, the SUNY College at Brockport Small Business Development Center will present a workshop titled “IRS Record Keeping.” It will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ninth Grade Academy, 2000 Lehigh Station Road, ...

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Merging theater and corporate training

What? Comedy in the office? Local actor and comedian Diane Mashia, 36, is owner of Learning Out Loud, a corporate training firm. Incorporating exercises in humor, improvisation and acting in her training workshops, Mashia helps clients develop more successful interpersonal ...

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STAYING IN THE BLACK: On April 16, the IMC training session will address budgeting. The presentation will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $195 for members and $265 for non-members. The session will take place ...

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Learning to make printing profitable

In 1986, Mark Cleary was working as a food-service manager for a company at the Greater Rochester International Airport when his father had an idea. Cleary’s father, Garrett Cleary, an attorney, had been hired by William Fay, the owner of ...

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MARKETING MAGIC: On April 17, the U.S. Small Business Administration and its resource partner, Service Corps of Retired Executives Chapter 23, will present an all-day workshop titled “Marketing Techniques for Small Business.” It will take place from 9 a.m. to ...

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Where plates and collectors are united

For some 15 years, Elmer and Margaret Adams have specialized in selling plates. Limited-edition collector plates, to be exact. The Rochester couple, married since 1949, have been selling their wares from an East Main Street storefront in Webster village called ...

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Helping people map out career paths

Jeffrey Robinson focuses on providing job seekers with a recipe for success. Robinson, 42, president of Career Marketing Services, helps individuals and companies with resume building, outplacement and other services related to career development. “I teach people to tell their ...

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TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE: On Monday, Mike Adams, director of Microsoft Corp.’s World Services Division of Global Performance Xcellence will give the William D. Gasser Lecture Series in Business. The talk will examine the impact on businesses and organizations of integrating technology ...

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Adding caffeine to High Falls mix

For Kimberly Klees-Pelletier, a coffee shop was the answer to her prayers. “This is a perfect example of the power of a dream and how when you do believe, you can make anything happen,” says Klees-Pelletier, owner of Zodiac, which ...

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START-UP BASICS: From April 1 through April 29 on Mondays, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Service Corps of Retired Executives Chapter 23 and the Rush-Henrietta School District will present a course titled “Starting and Operating Your Own Business.” It ...

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Putting objets d’art under his lens

Contrary to popular business wisdom, James Via would prefer not to grow his business. As owner and sole photographer for James Via Photographic Services, Via, 49, wants to maintain a direct personal grip on his photographs. Via has been self-employed ...

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