fbpx
Home / Special Report (page 272) /

Special Report

Preservation industry cultivates
a love for history

Some 20 years ago while searching for a house to call home, Peter Trieb and his wife found a two- story, timber-framed house that was built in the late 18th century in Lima. It is called a federal house, says ...

Read More »

Real Estate & Construction:
The Relocation Incentive

Here is the bind corporate-relocation departments face: To induce employees or new hires to pull up stakes and go where the company wants them to takes an increasingly sweeter package. At the same time, the biggest cost of moving workers–selling ...

Read More »

Library council’s Welch
appointed to state post

Janet Martin Welch, executive director of the Rochester Regional Library Council, has been appointed assistant commissioner for libraries and state librarian by the New York State Board of Regents. Welch, who has served on the Rochester council for 20 years, ...

Read More »

Telemedicine capability exceeds
mere geography

The Rochester area enjoys a special position in the delivery of health care. There is a wealth of medical skill in this area, and we have more good medical institutions than do most comparable communities. Telecommunications technology, like other technologies, ...

Read More »

Videoconferencing is but
one eye on the future

What ever happened to the videophonic vision of the future that was forecast at the 1939 and 1964 World Fairs? The promise of real-time video interaction with a person on the other end of the conventional telephone was made to ...

Read More »

Futurists are playing push
and pull with the Web

The Web is big, and it is getting bigger. Hundreds of thousands of public Web sites are at your fingertips. But aside from professional surfers–in companies like Yahoo! Inc.–who really has time to punch in endless URLs in the hopes ...

Read More »

Telecommunications:
Attempting to put fraud on hold

Calling cards and PBX systems are staple telecommunications tools used in and out of offices. They also rank as top security risks and prime targets for fraud, industry experts say. Telephone fraud costs businesses $3.5 billion to $5 billion a ...

Read More »

Program gives
students experience

Eight businesses in the Rochester area have joined in a unique cooperative-education program that provides them with homegrown engineers, scientists and business personnel. Under the program, developed by GMI Engineering & Management Institute in Flint, Mich., local GMI students are ...

Read More »

Barriers to entry increase
manufacturer’s appeal

The overwhelming request by buyers in today’s merger-and-acquisition marketplace is for a manufacturing company. More specifically, buyers want to acquire a profitable manufacturer, one with proprietary products, stable technology and a diverse customer base. To protect their investment, business buyers ...

Read More »

Educational initiatives glam
up manufacturing

W ith summer just around the bend, most kids are thinking of the beach, the sun, the mall and, oh yeah, that summer job. They probably are not thinking about career possibilities. But eventually parents, guidance counselors and teachers will ...

Read More »

Manufacturing:
Samples in a Snap

In the early 1970s, Lawn-Boy lawn- mower manufacturer Outboard Marine Corp. came out with a honey of a machine. It included features then unheard of– solid-state ignition, for example–a year or so ahead of Chrysler Corp.’s introduction of the feature ...

Read More »

To our ancestors, a
work ethic meant something

A while back, I wrote a story about the culture of overwork, about why we’ve become a society consumed by the image–if not the substance–of hard work. It was written in the wake of Juliet Schor’s groundbreaking best seller, “The ...

Read More »

Welfare reform’s work
requirements a mixed bag

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. The name is deceptively innocuous. Few people would argue the merits of responsibility or work. But then again, few people would argue the need for welfare reform. With its mandatory-work requirements, however, ...

Read More »

Business & the Law: A future built on the past

By ANN FOX Grover Cleveland was president, only four passenger cars were registered in the entire country, and television was far-out science fiction back in 1895 when 23 eager students began the study of law in rented rooms in downtown ...

Read More »

Simon School health care
MBA strikes a chord

There are just a select few around the country. And now the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration has joined the ranks of educational institutions including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University and Duke ...

Read More »