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Printing & Graphics:
Fit to print

That is good news for Rizzo and other area print buyers who want to provide their clients with quick, high-quality and cost-effective output. “It’s a buyer’s market out there,” he maintains. “Technology is driving the printing industry, and savvy companies ...

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For more information

Here are two books on corporate branding: –“The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding,” by Al and Laura Ries (HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 1998) –“Building Strong Brands,” by David Aaker, (Free Press, 1996) 2/12/99

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Rochester must hot-wire itself
to remain home to innovators

The past few weeks have seen a number of blueprints for “remaking” Western New York, or for rebuilding its former glory. Those documents have been grounded in important, but traditional, areas where government and policy are most comfortable–creating jobs, attacking ...

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Improved technology helping
deaf, speech-disabled people

Mary Beth Mothersell has been hung up on more times than she can count. Restaurants, doctors’ offices, and taxi cab companies are just a few of the businesses that routinely hang up when Mothersell, who is deaf, tries to contact ...

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For more information

PalmPilot prices start around $200. For more information, read “PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide,” by David Pogue (O’Reilly & Associates Inc.), or visit the following Web sites: –www.palmstock.com; –palmpilot.org; –www.pmn.co.uk (Piloteer Magazine site); –www.palm.com; and –www.zdnet.com/swlib/pilotsoftware (free software). 2/5/99

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Information Technology:
The cool factor

David Dewey and Robert Klimasewski are from different generations and types of companies. The thirtysomething Dewey, head of local operations for the Internet firm Verio New York, is a computer junkie. The fiftysomething Klimasewski, chairman and former CEO of Transmation ...

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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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Do your research when
marketing to new groups

By the year 2050, non-Hispanic whites will be a minority, with Hispanics becoming the largest ethnic group and the Asian-American population quadrupling, according to the Census Bureau. Experts say that as the population shifts over the next 50 years, it ...

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Even busy professionals can
schedule online learning

Finding time to take classes is not easy for a small-business owner. But keeping current on technology, learning new methods or just expanding your knowledge base is critical for a small firm to survive and prosper. Many small- and home-business ...

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Small Business:
Idea machines

All of us at one time or another come up with a brilliant solution to a problem. But for most people, those solutions remain just good ideas to pass along to help family and friends. For a brave few, the ...

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Talman building one of the city’s
best-kept historical secrets

When walking down East Main Street, it is easy to miss the small bronze plaque on the side of the building at No. 25 declaring it the site where Frederick Douglass published his abolitionist newspaper–first known as the North Star ...

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Real Estate & Construction:
City living

Downtown Denver is awash in newly renovated lofts. In Dallas, Cleveland and other U.S. cities, declining downtowns are being reborn as trendy residential neighborhoods. In Rochester, the vision of the Flower City’s downtown as a souped-up urban village has remained ...

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Learn how to take advantage
of new banking structure

We in the banking industry like to wax eloquent about the good old days, when communities had friendly, local bankers who knew their customers’ names, loaned them money to build their houses and businesses, and served up expert advice with ...

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Brokerages target next
generation with money clubs

Chances are, when you were a kid, you and your friends had a lemonade stand, where you sold liquid refreshment for 5 or 10 cents a cup. You probably earned a few dollars by the end of the day and ...

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Banking & Finance:
Building a profile

Banks and other financial institutions have vast amounts of information about their customers–somewhere. Increasingly, they are distinguishing themselves by figuring out the most efficient and least expensive ways of collecting the information, getting it when they need it and using ...

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