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Superstitious players field
range of whammy-busters

In a high-drama game that pits human skill against nature’s elements– demanding a high degree of precision, but also leaving a significant amount open to luck–one would think that golfers would have more faith in the greater powers that be. ...

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Golf: In the driver’s seat
Landing big tournaments takes persistence

Between them, Oak Hill Country Club and Locust Hill Country Club have hosted 27 major competitions. The 28th –the Rochester International, which brings members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association to Locust Hill– will be held June 16-20. What’s more, ...

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Golf style a fair way to
gauge business behavior

Bam! Bam! Bam! He bent the cart and, of course, broke the club. He looked, and acted, like a wacko–the kind of person you would avoid making eye contact with if you happened to be in the same elevator with ...

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Small, big businesses see security issues differently

Internet break-ins. Employee revenge. Human error. In today’s age of reliance on networked, integrated business systems, companies can suffer heavy losses and disruption of service when America Online goes down or a virus attacks. When small companies embrace the same ...

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Security:
Putting the lock on corporate security

You were out of the mainstream; it was something different,” says Thomas McDermott of his time as a corporate cop. Now a successful executive, McDermott, president and CEO of Goulds Pumps Inc., acknowledges that as a security officer who crossed ...

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Deferred compensation a
perk well paid for

First, there are the qualified compensation programs, which may or may not include some sort of employee contribution. These are the standard 401(k), profit-sharing and pension programs, all of which are protected by federal law and subject to regulation by ...

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Hey, here’s a case of beer

At the Sentry Group, employees are not allowed to have office parties on their birthdays. That’s because they’re not allowed to go to work. Each employee receives a personalized birthday card from the Brush family, wishing them happy returns and ...

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Employee Benefits/Insurance:
The long shadow of benefits

Employees’ benefits packages might be a point of fact on the negotiations table during merger or acqui-sition talks. Then again, they could become the factor that decides whether one company acquires another–or even considers the deal in the first place, ...

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Diverse collections let them
indulge creatively

With ceramic molds of the human head and framed lithographs of famous profiles, Grant Romer’s office could be mistaken for that of a brain surgeon or psychologist. But those artifacts, in the lower level of the George Eastman House, are ...

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Boating enthusiasts make waves
in local region

With a Great Lake, picturesque and protected bays, the Finger Lakes and the Genesee River among the area’s watery attractions, boating and related activities make a big splash in the local economy and recreation scene. Each year boaters buy gas, ...

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Riding lesson

Riding disciplines include: –Hunter/jumper: Using an English seat, riders learn to walk, trot, canter and jump the horse, and typically ride in a riding arena. –Eventing: A combined discipline where riders engage in cross-country, stadium jumping and dressage. –Saddle seat: ...

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Recreation & Leisure: No horsing around

The New York horse industry produces goods and services valued at $1.7 billion. –More than 258,000 New Yorkers are involved in the industry as owners, service providers, employees and volunteers. This figure does not include event spectators. –Direct industry employment ...

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FLPs: Is it time now?
Never? Or now or never?

Family limited partnerships have been the planning rage of the ’90s, and, for some of us, of years long before. Every major newspaper and business magazine has featured articles on how these FLPs reduce or eliminate the estate-tax burden. At ...

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Popular as they may be,
mutual funds not flawless

Many thought last year was the peak of the bull market. But with the recent strong economic indicators and few signs of inflation, stocks continue to rise. So, too, do the popularity and number of mutual funds. And for good ...

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Banking & Finance:
Defining the socially conscious portfolio isn’t as easy as it seems

If all institutions were to channel their investments into socially responsible companies, the world would be a better place. Cigarette smoking would cease. So would consumption of alcohol. Sweatshops would vanish. Environmental pollution would disappear. Equal pay for equal work ...

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