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RIT Venture Creations startup to move downtown (access required)

ThermApparel, a successful Rochester Institute of Technology Venture Creations startup, will move to the historic Rochester Savings Bank building on Franklin Street next week. ThermApparel’s fourth anniversary coincides with MS Awareness Month. The company created the first comfortable and concealable ...

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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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