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Prepare for the new year with some corporate financial housekeeping (access required)

Joshua Penner

For individuals and organizations alike, the end of the year is a time for making plans. But not just the kind that involve shopping or holiday parties. Plans for the future. When it comes to businesses, that often involves considering ...

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Company valuables include often hard to define trade secrets (access required)


Corporate trade secrets are an important part of a company’s intellectual property, but they can often be overlooked, says Jeffrey Allen. “Trade secrets are like the little brothers at the kids table at Thanksgiving,” says Allen, a member at Bond, ...

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California data security law to have widespread impact (access required)

Paul Greene

Two new laws designed to secure personal information collected by businesses will take effect next year. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect Jan. 1. And New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act starts March ...

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Soft skills are worth developing for your career

Melisza Campos

Soft skills–those traits and techniques that help you build relationships with others–are a key to getting ahead at work. Even in a high-tech, highly electronic world, says Melisza Campos, a Dale Carnegie master, “The people who can get things done ...

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Quality of life increasingly important in eldercare

Ashley Daggett

Rochester is home to more than 21,000 seniors, and those individuals have multiple choices when it comes to living facilities. Whether they choose independent living, assisted living, memory care or any of the other types of facilities available here, seniors ...

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How to get a board seat, which can help open doors

Taren Greenidge

Becoming a member of a board of directors at a local organization can open the door to myriad opportunities for young professionals. For most, joining a board fulfills a desire to be an important player in moving the needle and ...

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Sarah Mangelsdorf inaugurated as 11th president – first female – at University of Rochester (access required)

University of Rochester president Sarah C. Mangelsdorf. Photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is not only in Rochester, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf said at her inauguration as president Friday afternoon. It’s of Rochester. And it must be for Rochester, too.  “The central role of the university is the creation, preservation, ...

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Appellate court ruling puts last-minute halt on e-cigarette ban (access required)

Display of e-liquid at Webster's Village Vape and Smoke.

A New York state Supreme Court, appellate division ruling in Albany County put a halt to an emergency ban on flavored e-liquid and e-cigarettes, at least temporarily. Filed by Buffalo-based Perfection Vapes, DC-based trade group the Vapor Technology Association and ...

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Kudithipudi, Seversky named tech women of the year


Digital Rochester has announced its two winners for technology women of the year as Dhireesha Kudithipudi and, in the new emerging technology category, Kristen Seversky. Kudithipudi serves as director of the nanocomputing lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology, professor ...

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How a lender evaluates a commercial real estate prospect (access required)

Richard Ferrari

A lender will evaluate a number of factors when considering a potential commercial real estate, or CRE, loan. In reviewing the CRE lending process, it should be noted that commercial real estate is a financial asset and commercial enterprise, and ...

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All eyes on downtown amid changes in real estate market (access required)


  The market for commercial real estate in the Greater Rochester area is anticipated to hold steady in 2018, with many lenders looking at office space for high-tech startups as a reliable investment. Many startups, located in the Downtown Innovation ...

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Employers, be proactive to address opioid crisis in workplace (access required)

Frank A. Cania

As an employer and human resource professional, I see the difficulties of running a business from many perspectives. Challenges seem never-ending and come from every direction, including employees’ personal lives. Drug abuse, especially opioid addiction, is a rapidly growing challenge ...

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County’s lawsuit over opioids seeks redress from drug companies (access required)


Monroe County this year joined a growing list of municipal and county governments across the country filing lawsuits alleging drug manufacturers, distributors and doctors conspired to create a false perception of the safety and effectiveness of opioid painkillers in order ...

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