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Peer networking of increasing importance for family firms (access required)

Many professionals have the experience of moving up the chain and finding that it gets lonelier at the top. But for family business owners, it can be even lonelier. Peer networking is a highly popular strategy for business leaders at ...

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Upcoming symposium to focus on diversity in the workplace (access required)

    It’s important to acknowledge that unconscious bias and structural racism are real and exist. In recent years, our community has talked a great deal about lacking diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The solution isn’t about workers doing ...

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Do doctors practice defensive medicine and, if yes, do patients benefit? (access required)

  Although many factors are responsible for the high cost of healthcare in the United States, many believe that one key factor is the medical malpractice pressure that doctors routinely bear. One contrarian perspective on this matter comes from Michelle ...

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As Wegmans opens its 100th location, key factors to consider (access required)

Wegmans’ 100th store opening, in Raleigh, N.C., has just been occurred and marks a new stage of growth for the Rochester-based grocery chain. While the steady expansion in geography and scope has been a hallmark of Wegmans Food Markets Inc., ...

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How the affordable housing industry can help New Yorkers register to vote (access required)

One person, one vote: that principle is foundational to our democracy. But the sad reality is that in nearly every election voter participation is embarrassingly low in the Empire State. Every New Yorker has a responsibility to help reverse this ...

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High Growth Companies Need Our Region’s Colleges

Thank you Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) for shedding light on an important economic development opportunity. UVC is a nonprofit organization founded and led by accomplished entrepreneurs dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and advocating for our region’s high growth startups. UVC recently ...

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College admissions scandal is more than just a crisis of confidence (access required)

Across Central and Western New York, thousands of graduating high school seniors will soon begin preparing for the next chapter of their lives as incoming members of the college class of 2023. They enter a higher education system that has ...

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New York marks Infrastructure Week

This week marks the seventh annual national Infrastructure Week, bringing together members of both political parties, the private and public sectors, business and labor, and the producers and users of infrastructure, to speak with a collective voice. There are few ...

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New York’s prevailing problem (access required)

The smoke from Amazon’s tires as it peeled out of New York had barely cleared when Albany’s next bad-for-business measure started to pick up steam: expanding prevailing wage. Prevailing wage is a requirement in state labor law that dictates how ...

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Family businesses need strategies for success(ion)

Family businesses are the economic engine of America and can range from a two-person “Mom and Pop” operation to a billion-dollar company that employs thousands. According to family business thought leader, Joseph Astrachan, 89 percent of businesses in the United ...

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Energy efficiency can help keep you warm, cut pollution and grow the economy

This Saturday (Feb. 16), a Rochester home will serve as the centerpiece of the public television show “Home Diagnosis,” which airs locally on WXXI at 6:30 p.m. The show is a cross between “CSI” and “This Old House.” Experts diagnose ...

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