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Manufacturing for recyclability

When he and a group of Eastman Kodak Co. engineers first proposed making single-use cameras reusable in the late 1980s, company managers literally laughed in their faces, Alan VandeMoere recalls. But VandeMoere, operations manager for single-use-camera assembly at Kodak, got ...

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Own data can convict if not careful

One of the earliest lessons I learned with respect to the American justice system was the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. As a child, my value system was rooted deeply in the concept of justice. Today, as a scientist ...

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Product quality still key
even when buying green

But when it comes to purchasing decisions, product performance still outweighs the ecosystem. Wegmans Food Markets Inc. was left searching for earth-friendly paper products and cleaning agents after most of the brands it carried were ousted off the shelves. Jo ...

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Welcome to the airport of the future: $20, please

The Denver airport opened recently, several months and several billion dollars over budget. Designed by Denver architect Curt Fentress, it is by any measure an extraordinary facility. Rather than having a conventional roof, it is covered by a huge high-tech ...

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Hotel management makes an accommodating career

Enter the hotel manager. Career opportunities are plentiful for someone with a degree in hotel management, says Francis Domoy, director of the School of Food, Hotel and Travel Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. Domoy gives a number of reasons ...

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Royal treatment, amenities await
Ryder crowds in September

These special touches for visitors reflect the extra work being done across, and beyond, the Rochester region to prepare for the Ryder Cup golf tournament coming to Oak Hill Country Club Sept. 22-24. “It’s going to be the most exciting ...

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Good planning is built on a foundation of truth

Never have I worked for or with an organization that was not interested in increasing performance. And rightly so. An effort to sustain current performance on anything but a short-term basis usually is the death knell of a business. So ...

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Coursework set stage
for entrepreneurs’ debuts

Two fraternity brothers open a charbroil restaurant near their old haunts. A graduate student’s thesis evolves into a packaging-engineering and sales-training business. And two MBA students and a faculty member launch a successful distance-learning-technology company. What is the common thread ...

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Spotlight on apprenticeships

For years, that was the standard line adults fed to schoolchildren. But in 1995, a college degree no longer is considered a guarantee of a good job. And that may mean apprenticeships will find themselves in the spotlight once again. ...

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Split-dollar life insurance a nice, IRS-favored perk

Companies often fight hard to retain their key employees. There are many forms of compensation and perks–salary, bonus, corporate car, company stock and the like–used to retain top performers. One such perk that is gaining increasing popularity is the split-dollar ...

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SBA 504 loan program aims
to promote growth, create jobs

Fortunately, the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan program provides a more realistic opportunity to find stable, long-term financing with a low down payment and a reasonable fixed rate. SBA 504 is a fixed-asset economic- development program designed to promote ...

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Decisions should reflect key role
of income-tax planning

Your retirement years can be the most enjoyable time of your life. Today, the alternatives available to mature Americans are practically limitless. More and more people are taking advantage of their retirement years to return to school, pursue volunteer work ...

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Online investing
resources

Associations –American Association of Individual Investors: 312-280-0170 –AAII Rochester chapter, Computer Special Interest Group: 315-986-4580 –National Association of Investment Clubs: 810-583-6242 Internet sites –Networth, a free Web site with information on mutual funds, stock quotes and the like: http://networth.galt.com –Experimental ...

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Researchers, others log on to online investing

Bay, a Macedon resident who chairs the Computer Special Interest Group for the Rochester chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors, is one of a growing number of investors using the Internet and other online sources to make investment ...

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Bankers strive
to build loyalty

Even with minimal balances, most banks offer courtesy services–such as proprietary ATM usage–that are absorbed into operational costs. But the real customer perks start rolling in with the higher balances. Yes, this means higher costs for the bank. But the ...

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