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Beyond blue boxes

Monroe County recycling drop-off stations (274-8130): 1845 Emerson St. Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 444 E. Henrietta Road Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday ...

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Laws, economic perks boost recycling efforts

Every day, office workers routinely collect and recycle office paper and corrugated cardboard. Many companies also establish voluntary programs to collect other items such as food and beverage containers, and newspapers. Last year, Monroe County handled 545,000 tons of recycled ...

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Match ecodata with dollars for a green team that counts

Historically, environmental-accounting reports have failed to reach the corporate bottom line. Until recently, the relationship between profit and loss and a company’s environmental performance has been largely unexplored. Formerly, through the late 1980s, the more pressing need was to couch ...

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Mysteries, mock trials let businesses get away with murder

Over the last 10 years, murder-mystery theater productions have become increasingly popular in the hospitality industry and, more recently, have earned a place as a training tool in the corporate world. This month, for the first time ever, the Genesee ...

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Changing attitudes toward alcohol dampen hospitality industry spirits

Moderation is the word of the day. While some young adults will still tie one on and binge drink at local bars, restaurant and banquet-facility owners say the over-25 set tends to limit alcohol consumption these days. Richard Luber, president ...

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Pedigree not always key to finding a chef with culinary flair

Be Walters, owner and chef of Mamasan’s, helped her mother put food on the table in her native Vietnam. Taunja LeShawn Isaac, apprentice chef at Phoenix Mill Publick House, started out just wanting to pull off a lasagna. “I would ...

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Career Development Services
to offer new workshops

Career Development Services Inc. has added two new training programs to its lineup for fall. The first, “Delivering Effective Feedback,” will help managers build skills to help them with employee performance appraisals, interpreting 360-degree feedback assessments and conducting employee-development discussions. ...

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Local schools planning
course changes for fall

Several area colleges and universities have changes in store for the coming year’s business-related programs. A summary follows. St. John Fisher College The college for the last year has studied ways to improve its MBA program, an effort that included ...

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Don’t let tunnel vision be company’s downfall

Anyone who has read this column more than once knows I love to write about the accelerating pace of change in business and the need for senior management to develop an organization that is agile and nimble in the face ...

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When stress strikes, try singing opera

Overcome by anxiety? Unable to function because the knots in your stomach have you in a vise? Here, courtesy of Steelcase Inc., a national office-environments company based in Grand Rapids, Mich., are some tips to help bust that stress: –If ...

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Sonnenberg to start masonry school

Sonnenberg Gardens has come up with an idea to fulfill an industry need and help itself at the same time. The organization is starting a school for the study and application of stone-conservation techniques for natural and manmade materials. Stephen ...

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Nazareth launches capital campaign

Nazareth College of Rochester has launched its first comprehensive capital campaign. The two-year public phase of “It’s Time. It’s Nazareth College” began in May. Since then, the campaign has generated roughly half of its $10 million goal, according to an ...

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New partnership turns lunch into study time

And it could be a prototype for similar arrangements with other companies. “It’s been wonderful,” says Patrice Scheg, Blue Cross and Blue Shield director of employment and employee development. “People who have now chosen to participate said it wouldn’t have ...

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Summers off may not be a vacation

MARY MORGAN Rochester Business Journal Those lucky teachers. Summer rolls around and they can uncork the champagne, ready to spend the next few months lounging by the pool munching bonbons. Or not. Contrary to pop mythology, teachers rarely shut down ...

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Campuses bustle with activity even after students head home

It is an apt phrase to describe a condition that used to exist on college campuses after students left for the summer. But nowadays thousands of schools here and throughout the country are filling empty dorms, dining halls, meeting rooms ...

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