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Nutrition advice
fills work plate

Many corporations think so, too–at least on the exercise front. Look at the numerous on-site fitness centers and programs at corporations large and small throughout the area. But, beyond offering balanced cafeteria fare, nutrition is something corporations can’t spoon-feed their ...

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Resources
on stress

–All Together Center 17 Nova Lane Rochester, N.Y. 14606 436-5289 –The Center for Aplomb and Yoga 30 Arlington St. Rochester, N.Y. 14607 244-0782 –The Health Association Inc. 1 Mt. Hope Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14620 423-9490 –The Mental Health Association of ...

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RG&E, NiMo start nuclear-plant company

Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. and Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. this week announced plans to form a joint venture to run at least three of the state’s nuclear- power plants. To be called the New York Nuclear Operating Co., the ...

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Environmental quality
should guide growth

After being ignored by U.S. companies, W. Edwards Deming went to a more accepting climate and helped revolutionize Japan’s industry. Ultimately, his total quality management methods would return to the United States. Many Rochester-area businesses now are using these principles ...

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Compliance work
wanes as focus shifts

A perhaps unintended consequence of the supposedly business- friendly push for less environmental regulation is a slowdown in one industry: the environmental-compliance field. The industry–which includes testing laboratories, site-cleanup specialists, environmental lawyers, engineering firms and consultants who advise firms on ...

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Environmental Business Association champions ecobusiness

That will change if the Environmental Business Association of New York State Inc. has its way. Providing positive information about environmental businesses through the media is one goal of the 2-year-old EBA, says Ira Rubenstein, founder and executive director. The ...

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For more information

Environmental Business Association of New York State Inc. 1223 Peoples Ave. Troy, N.Y. 12180 Phone: 518-276-2164 Fax: 518-276-6380 Web site: http://www.eba-nys.org

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Small business resources

ADA Collaborative The Rochester Center for Independent Living Inc. 758 South Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14620 442-6470 Fax: 271-8558 Contact: Tim Weider The Arc of Monroe County 1000 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14620 271-0660 Fax: 442-1911 Contact: Diane Mahon Association for ...

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Better, not just bigger,
guides growth that lasts

(First Person features local businesspeople relating–in their own words–experiences and lessons that have shaped their company’s development. The goal is to inspire and inform others through first-person accounts.) Prior to 1988, my tree- and lawn-care company, One Step Tree & ...

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A hard knock inspired
realization of a dream

(First Person features local businesspeople relating–in their own words– experiences and lessons that have shaped their company’s development. The goal is to inspire and inform others through first-person accounts.) I remember being scared to death. Here I was, a retail ...

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Do your homework

If you are considering employee-leasing services, here are some guidelines in choosing a professional-employer organization: –Check the PEO’s professional references, including its bank, insurance carriers, and legal and accounting firms. –Document the PEO’s stable financial condition by seeking financial references. ...

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Employee-leasing firms ease the administrative burden on employers

Louis Rivaldo was ready to hire his first employee a year ago. Like many small-business proprietors, the owner of Lou’s Automotive in Spencerport wanted to offer employees a good benefits package but found insurance options unaffordable. He also was not ...

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For hassle-free surfing, draft
a corporate Internet policy

Fact: Viruses are running rampant and can now span operating systems. Analysts believe most viruses are brought in on disks from home. Fact: Having your company’s name on your employee’s correspondence to the alt.home.bombmaking Internet newsgroup may not enhance your ...

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Big Brother isn’t interested in snooping on honest folks’ calls

Relax. The chances are high that, unless you are involved in drug trafficking, terrorism or organized crime, no one cares very much about what you are saying. The reality of wiretapping and call monitoring appears to be far more limited ...

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Use animation to create a site that moves people

As the Web emerges as a viable business environment, it is coming of age visually as well. Web sites are peppered with images, some of which are quite eye-catching. However, some sites are just so s-l-o-w that no one sticks ...

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