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Seniors traveling abroad must do their research

Seniors planning to go abroad for the first time need to do more than apply for a passport and break in a pair of sensible shoes, Rochester-area travel agents say. Thinking about the trip as a chance to dip a ...

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Loss accrual may add to risk of depression for seniors

Over seven million Americans 65 and older suffer from depression each year. Though the disorder does not afflict older adults more than any other age group, the nature of the aging process can make diagnosis—and thereby treatment—more difficult. Depression is ...

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For many, green space a must for downtown

As many welcome what looks like the formative stages of a long-awaited renaissance in the center of Rochester, the phrase “open space” has been introduced into the conversation. Megan Douglas of the Manhattan-based advocacy group New Yorkers for Parks describes ...

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Busier downtown attracts millennials from suburbs

After busing from her Henrietta digs to her job in Rochester for two years, Cady Guyton pulled up stakes and moved downtown. “Rochester today is very different from the Rochester during the Kodak and Rochester heyday—it’s picking up on a ...

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Commercial real estate on the march downtown

As development in downtown Rochester marches on, efforts to transform downtown’s commercial spaces have begun bearing fruit. Overall vacancy rates fell last year, and various properties have signed new tenants or inked deals granting existing tenants more space. That progress ...

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2016 shows folly of pundit predictions

Last year was a year of surprises. Sure, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced that they are dissolving their marriage, but I’m talking about more ...

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Fresh ideas help banks attract customers into branches

Amid declining foot traffic, Rochester-area banks and credit unions are following different paths to draw customers to their brick-and-mortar branches. Some have revamped branch design and décor, while others have redoubled efforts to showcase ties to the community. Banks and ...

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Finally, bankers foresee return to normal interest rates

The Federal Reserve increased the short-term federal funds rate by a quarter percent in mid-December, hinting that more rate hikes may be in the offing in 2017 if signs of economic growth continue. That’s generally good news for banks that ...

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Construction projects wanted

In the April 14 Special Report on Real Estate and Construction: Green Building, the Rochester Business Journal is planning again to feature local “works in progress”—construction projects that have broken ground in the six-county region but are not yet completed. ...

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Dealing with anger less of a stigma for men these days

Contrary to popular belief, anger is more like an iceberg than an active volcano. Visible at the tip, it often conceals fear, frustration or pain below the surface. Unpacking emotions from the deep freeze can be tough on anyone, but ...

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For time-pressed athletes, 30 minutes does the trick

Men who are short on time can get quite a healthy hit from a workout of as little as 30 minutes. “You can absolutely make strides or accomplishments in that amount of time,” says certified athletic trainer Cameron Apt of ...

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Employees’ smartphones threaten company security

Every time a company’s employees use cellphones or other personal devices to access their firm’s emails, files or computer systems, hackers are ready to do the same. “Any device that connects, disconnects and reconnects to our corporate network introduces the ...

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Important to know internet security’s terminology

With networks, computers, websites, cloud-based services, mobile devices and related technologies playing an ever increasing role in even the most traditional of industries, it is a challenge for those who aren’t tech-savvy to keep up with it all. When it ...

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Casual approach to cybersecurity not advisable

Last year’s large-scale cyberhacks of Yahoo Inc. and the Democratic National Party reinforced something that technology experts have known for a while: Chances are, your business will get hacked at some point. With the onslaught of attacks increasing year by ...

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Consultants help firms engender culture of success

The workplace is evolving more rapidly than ever—and so are the skills professionals need to thrive within it. Local experts can help organizations teach employees those skills to create a culture of success. Patrick Jackman, founder of Jackman Group LLC, ...

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