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Oct 2, 2017

Work-life balance policies help keep the black ink flowing

Work-life balance has been a hot topic for the past few decades. In that time, it’s evolved to be known variously as “work-life integration,” “work-life fit” and “work-life blend.” The name changes reflect the thinking that the word “balance” creates an unrealistic image of a scale, with work on one side and life on the […]

Sep 29, 2017

Rochester woman thinks an Indians title would be divine

Kelly Smith can’t help but believe something greater is at work here, something that goes well beyond pitcher Corey Kluber’s ability to mow down Major League Baseball hitters with the alacrity of a groundskeeper cutting the outfield grass. An American League-record 22-game win streak in September has Kelly thinking this could be the year the […]

Sep 26, 2017

IRS cracking down on abuses of microcaptive insurance

Forming a small insurance company known as a microcaptive can be a great way for small businesses to reduce insurance costs and realize tax savings. Abusive microcaptive arrangements, however, have attracted scrutiny from Congress and the IRS. Last month, the Tax Court decided an important microcaptive case, holding against the taxpayers and finding the captive […]

Sep 25, 2017

S corp or C corp? Decisions pile up when creating a startup

If you haven’t been downtown recently, you might think you are in another city. Emerging from the shadows of the major Rochester corporations of yesteryear is a flurry of startup businesses. One need only have headed downtown in the past month for the Innovative Solutions Tech Conference and the Light and Sound Interactive Conference and […]

Sep 22, 2017

It’s not quite time for a quarterback change at New Era Field

Hall of Fame Coach Vince Lombardi once said that no one on your football team is quite as popular as your backup quarterback. That’s certainly the case in Buffalo, where citizens of Bills Nation are clamoring for rookie Nathan Peterman to replace incumbent Tyrod Taylor. Peterman’s poll numbers spiked Sunday afternoon after the beleaguered Taylor […]

Sep 19, 2017

Competition key to success of regional economic development councils

Last month, I was pleased to accept Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s appointment as co-chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. The appointment came as Wegmans Food Markets Chairman Danny Wegman stepped down as co-chair after nearly seven stellar years of service. I now join Monroe Community College President Anne Kress as co-chair to continue […]

Sep 15, 2017

A courageous coach’s courage lives on long after his death

Mike Fennell put down the cheeseburger he’d been munching on and removed his beige Jimmy V Foundation baseball cap. He dragged his right hand across a head rendered bald by numerous chemotherapy sessions. “You want a positive, well, I’ll give you one,’’ the former McQuaid Jesuit baseball coach said, grinning impishly during that lunch interview […]

Sep 15, 2017

Profile: Jim Iglewski appointed to lead Key Private Banking

On the horizon for KeyBank’s presence in Western New York are goals of expansion, philanthropy and tapping into a market ripe for a revitalization. From the acquisition of long-standing private banking staple First Niagara in late July 2016 to the establishment of a national advisory council for the $16.5 billion community benefits plan, established in […]

Sep 12, 2017

For 100 years, Harley has led the evolution of education

It would have been hard to predict that a small preschool started a century ago would not only remain through the decades but develop into the Harley School, a 500-student independent preparatory school that supports students until 12th grade. The school began out of parents’ desire for students to break away from the traditional ways […]

Sep 8, 2017

Profile: Crosman leader keeps sight on growth

Bob Beckwith may be the CEO of Crosman Corp., but he’s really an average Joe. What began as Crosman Seed Co. Inc. has evolved into Crosman Corp., the world’s leading provider of air powered guns.ob Beckwith may be the CEO of Crosman Corp., but he’s really an average Joe. Located in Bloomfield, Ontario County, Crosman […]

Sep 8, 2017

In an era of constant flux, Kyle Williams remains a constant

It had been a superb bounce-back season for Kyle Williams, a season in which the burly Buffalo Bills defensive tackle rebounded from a leg injury to earn his fifth Pro Bowl invitation. But the greater reward—the one he’d been yearning for since being drafted 11 years earlier—had eluded his grasp once more. The Bills had […]

Sep 1, 2017

East Rochester’s Bock savors his shining moment with the Bills

The game ball Joe Bock received for his role in a Buffalo Bills’ overtime victory 30 autumns ago has seen better days. Much of the paint has peeled off the deflated, commemorative pigskin, but you can still make out Bock’s name and the logos of the Bills and the New York Giants from that memorable […]