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Owner: Agway Corp. and CY Farms Location: CY Farms, Transit Road, Elba Project information: 17 buildings with a total of 450,000 square feet to be used as a 4,000-head heifer-raising facility Cost: $4.5 million Start date: Sept. 15, 1998 Expected ...

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Home sales continue to increase

Sales of Rochester-area single-family homes in February increased by 28 percent from a year ago, according to statistics released by the Genesee Regional Real Estate Information Service. There were 709 existing single-family homes sold last month in the six-county area. ...

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Commercial development
booming in Rochester area

Just as the residential real estate market continues to grow despite layoffs at Eastman Kodak Co. and Xerox Corp., so does its commercial counterpart. Development is strong, and there is no slowdown in sight, according to experts. Development with respect ...

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Commercial Development:
Simple as ABC

Blame it on the banks. OK, blame only some of it on the banks. But the general winnowing of financial institutions rampant over the past 10 to 15 years has played a big role in creating what amounts to a ...

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First-person stories wanted

Have you faced and overcome a challenging situation that others might learn from? Would you like to write about it for the Rochester Business Journal? If so, then we’d like to hear from you. Selected stories will be published in ...

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CDS offering seminars
on work-force issues

Career Development Services Inc. is offering its 1999 Institute for Workforce Development in May. The “Barriers & Breakthroughs” conference, from May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, will feature keynote speaker Daniel Goleman, author of the New York Times bestseller ...

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Communications key as
benefits packages change

Flexible spending accounts. Cafeteria-style benefits programs. Personalized benefits statements. As more and more options become available in the employee-benefits arena, the importance of effective communications has grown. Karen LaFauci and Robin Flaherty maintain that more effective communications produce improved employee ...

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HR managers becoming
more essential to firms

The challenge that confronts today’s human resource professional centers on the need to strike a balance between the operational issues that constantly demand their attention and their need to become established as integrated, accepted partners on the business management team. ...

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Companies offering
coaching, mentoring

A C-S Inc./Manchester of Rochester poll found nearly 60 percent of organizations offer coaching or other developmental counseling to their managers and executives. Another 20 percent plan to set up coaching programs in the next year. Another 50 percent said ...

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Human Resources:
The human factor

Human resources professionals agree that recruitment and retention of workers, especially of highly skilled or upper-management employees, is the issue facing most businesses today. Companies now must develop marketing plans not only for potential customers but for job prospects as ...

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For more information

If you want more information about farmland development or preservation, here are some sources: –www.fb.com–The site for the American Farm Bureau Federation, the country’s largest general farm organization with more than 4.7 million farmers in 40 states and Puerto Rico. ...

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Companies find recycling
can be cost-effective tool

Recycling efforts really stepped up when Monroe County passed a mandatory recycling law in 1992, but as we near the end of the decade, are businesses still putting the necessary time, money and energy into saving the earth? Yes they ...

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Monroe County Farms

Although the number of farms in Monroe County dropped by more than 200 from 1987 to 1997, the total economic impact of Monroe County farms in 1997 still was $144 million, according to the agriculture census done by New York ...

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Business & the Environment:
A growing concern

Battles to preserve open space and farmland in Monroe and adjacent counties have tended to stress particular, very local issues. Should the farm in a given neighborhood be developed into a new subdivision? Should a shopping area expand into farmland ...

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Outline of Rochester Top 25
Y2K spending by company

Xerox Corp. $135 million Eastman Kodak Co. 78 million Bausch & Lomb Inc. 65 million – 75 million Gannett Corp. less than 25 million Eastman Chemical Co. less than 20 million Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. 15 million Frontier Corp. ...

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