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Employees place vacation at
top of benefit wish list

Not so, at least in Rochester. Excluding health care benefits, workers surveyed want more vacation time, say consultants and managers. “Every time we do an employee (survey), time off is at the top,” says Benjamin Giambrone, principal of William M. ...

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Comp time could give
workers big boost

President Clinton recently vetoed proposed comp-time legislation dubbed the Working Families Flexibility Act of 1997. With Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., as its primary sponsor, this bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, expanding its requirement of overtime ...

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Employee Benefits:
Is self-insurance the cure for your company?

In the past week, Rochester employers have been handed several more options for their workers’ health benefits. Two of the area’s largest physicians organizations–Rochester Community Individual Practice Association Inc. and Rochester Individual Practice Association Inc.–have announced affiliated groups that will ...

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Health care
information wanted

The Rochester Business Journal on Sept. 26 will publish its biannual Health Care Services Directory. If your company or organization provides health care services, send the full company name; street and e-mail addresses; telephone, fax and TTY numbers; Web site; ...

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UR Press develops niche among academic printers

The University of Rochester Press is an anomaly among the approximately 120 academic presses in the country. It is actually affiliated with and operated by an independent publisher, Boydell & Brewer Ltd., a small British publisher of scholarly works, specializing ...

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Commercial-printing
resources

For more information about training programs for commercial printers, contact the following: –The Graphic Communications International Union, Local 503-M at 454-5411; –The Technical and Education Center of Graphic Arts and Imaging, part of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Integrated ...

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Printing & Graphics:
Keeping pace with technology

Forget about the guy with the cleverly folded paper cap and the ink-stained apron. He is yesterday, as passe as hot lead and linotype. Today’s printer’s accoutrements? How about a pocket protector and a copy of Wired magazine. Computerization has ...

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Health care information
wanted

The Rochester Business Journal on Sept. 26 will publish its biannual Health Care Services Directory. If your company or organization provides health care services, send the full company name; street and e-mail addresses; telephone, fax and TTY numbers; Web site; ...

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Environmental-insurance needs must be weighed

A few years ago, a couple of oil tanks were found buried beneath Oser Press Inc.–and they were leaking. The commercial-printing firm had to pay for cleanup and removal costs, even though it was not responsible for the tanks being ...

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Green-marketing
resources

Here are some publications and Web sites regarding green products and services: — “Gifts That Save the Animals: 1,001 Great Gifts Sold by Nonprofits That Protect Animals,” by Ellen Berry; —“Environmental Literacy,” by H. Steven Dushefsky; —“The Green Consumers,” by ...

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Business & the Environment:
Green Products

As Americans become more health conscious, consumers say they have become more aware of what they eat, what they drink and even where they sleep. Marketers for more than a decade have tried to take advantage of this type of ...

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Successful happy hours cater
to young crowds

“NORM!” Oh, for the days when we could get close to our television sets and down a beer with Norm and Cliff at our sides. The popular television show “Cheers” appealed to the homebody bar goer in many of its ...

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Hospitality/Entertainment: Focusing on the family

The offerings at Strong Museum, the Rochester Museum & Science Center and the area’s other non-profit cultural attractions are unique and compelling, non-profit leaders say. But survey after survey since 1990 has shown that residents would increase their attendance if ...

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State budget deal allocates
$350,000 for medical center

The final state budget package includes some $350,000 for the University of Rochester Medical Center. Highland Hospital of Rochester, part of UR’s Strong Partners Health System Inc., is slated to receive some $200,000 for its Primary Care Institute. UR’s Office ...

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UR links with Internet2
development consortium

The University of Rochester has joined a consortium of universities and agencies developing the next generation of the Internet. The Internet2 consortium’s 110 members are creating a network that will be 100 to 1,000 times faster than the current Internet. ...

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