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Rochester’s view of conventions

Business is better than ever for the meetings and conventions industry in Rochester. New statistics just released from the Greater Rochester Visitors Association Inc. show that 560,000 people came to Rochester last year for meetings and conventions-13,500 more than in ...

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Finding a speaker requires focus on needs and planning

Suppose your colleagues choose you to find a keynote speaker for the year’s biggest sales meeting, or your community group volunteers you to supply a speaker for the annual conference. Unless your brother-in-law is Colin Powell or Bill Gates, you ...

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OSHA is pushing to reduce construction injuries,fatalities

Construction is a dangerous business. In 1998, the last year for which the Occupational Health and Safety Administration has compiled statistics, more than 1,200 construction workers were killed on the job-a 6 percent increase over the year before. Injury and ...

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Telecom advances push upgrades in real estate

At first sight, it would seem there are very few changes in commercial real estate. The most frequently noted changes tend to be slight variations in the style of a building being constructed, or exterior renovations to existing buildings. In ...

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Building on safety

Local construction companies are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars by stressing safety on work sites. “(Since the early 1990s), we have cut injuries down by 75 percent and workmen’s compensation costs by more than half,” says Peter Sidell, safety ...

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‘Dinosaur’ banks now use Internet and e-mail

In 1994, Bill Gates said, “Banks are dinosaurs.” Today, you can transfer money between accounts, pay a bill, retrieve an image copy of a check, make a loan payment, open an account and copy (download) your statement information into several ...

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Access for all

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt says it is time to level the playing field and open up quarterly conference calls to an even wider audience. In a Dec. 1999 meeting on audit committee oversight, selective disclosure and ...

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More financial disclosure welcomed

It’s one thing for an average investor to read a company’s press release announcing its performance for the past three months. It’s another thing altogether to listen in on a conference call or Web-cast and hear the news live from ...

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Estate-planning tools can bolster family values

My last column-which explored the dilemmas facing parents who want to pass their wealth on to their offspring without damaging the children’s (or grandchildren’s) motivation to establish a strong work ethic-apparently struck a chord with readers. As promised, this column ...

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A sharper focus on results

New Securities and Exchange Commission regulations that took effect in January may spell an end to “earnings management,” the creative bookkeeping that many companies have used to make sure they meet analysts’ earnings predictions. Those expectations have become increasingly important ...

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2000 Charity Golf Tournaments

MONDAY, MAY 15 Society for the Protection and Care of Children’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament, “The Children’s Classic”-Sponsor: The Cortese Auto Group-To benefit: the Society for the Protection and Care of Children-Brook-Lea Country Club, Rochester-11 a.m.-$150, individuals; $600 foursomes-Contact SPCC ...

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2000 Charity Golf Tournaments

MONDAY, JULY 10 Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Seventh Annual Golf Tournament-Sponsor: The DiMino Family Foundation-To benefit: the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra-Eagle Vale Golf Club, Fairport-11 a.m.-$150, individuals; $600, foursomes-Contact Marilyn Merrigan at 454-7300, ext. 243. Cadillac Invitational Blue Heron Golf Tournament-Sponsor: Pebble ...

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Innocents,listen well: Golf is not a mere game

Well, well, well, so you’re considering taking up the game of golf, are you? Why not? Most of your friends play, right? Your knees are too far gone for that men’s basketball league anymore, but you still need to get ...

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Driving for the Green

Golf, nationally, has not gotten the growth surge expected in the wake of Tiger Woods’ popularity, but course owners say the sport is attracting new groups of players locally, including women. Many of Rochester’s golf courses are experiencing robust growth ...

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The Dentists’ Dilemma

Managed care is designed to give patients affordable health care, but in some cases dentists are left with an unpaid bill. In Monroe County, 70 percent of dentists participate in some form of managed care, for which they sign a ...

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