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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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Creativity enables firms to
train on a tight budget

At Enbi Rochester Inc., human-resources administrator Michael Stewart scrutinizes mail and the Internet to find training opportunities. He himself recently benefited from a free seminar he found that way. For John Hudak, president of Penfield Landscape and Nursery Inc., maintaining ...

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Viewpoints vary on teaching
entrepreneurship

Michael Hodgdon is in a position many people would envy. At 32 years old, he co-owns the Empire Brewing Co. with locations in Rochester and in Syracuse. It is a $5 million business that caters to young professionals who are ...

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Education & Training: From Business to B.A.
Empire State College’s innovative Forum progam helps managers

At some point–after being hired–a college degree, grade-point average and extracurricular activities stop being important to many employees. The lack of a college degree, however, can thwart promotion-minded midlevel managers. A SUNY Empire State College program targets those sheepskin-less managers. ...

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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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Ratio of part-time faculty
weighed

“Too many courses were being taught by adjuncts, which can erode the quality of the classroom experience for our students who need faculty readily available for advisement and counsel,” wrote Van de Wetering in an article for a Brockport faculty ...

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Partnership aims to keep
at-risk teens in school

With focused attention on students, an innovative curriculum and financial support, the Rochester Educational Access Collaborative hopes to transform urban education one student at a time. The program hopes its graduates will do the same in the future. REAC is ...

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SEPs offers advantages
for smaller employers?

Are you a business owner looking for ways to reduce your tax bill while investing for your retirement? If so, a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Plan might be for you. An attractive retirement-plan alternative to profit-sharing and money purchase pension ...

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