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Open wide: Dentistry
is broadening its palate

“That’s the old way,” says Harry Rosen DDS, a general dentist who has practiced in the Rochester area for 18 years. On the cusp of dentistry today are technological advances that have greatly reduced tooth decay and loss. Also playing ...

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Centers sensitive
to diverse cultures

According to the most recent census data, more than 45,000 Monroe County residents are foreign-born; of those, more than 9,000 speak English poorly or not at all. They have come to Rochester from all over the world, and include significant ...

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Physician-hospital organizations
bring promise and problems

All over Rochester, hospitals are gathering physicians under their umbrellas in preparation for changes in the health care climate. The final stage of many of these gatherings, physician-hospital organizations, will allow hospitals to target employers and other insured groups for ...

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Retail importing thrives on a taste for the unusual

The shop on Ridge Road in Greece is one of the oldest retail import stores in the Rochester area. It specializes in one commodity: products from Ireland. “I’ve been in (importing) for 14 years. It’s been up and down. It ...

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Children of expatriates get
hands-on lessons in diversity

Another was a young child when he spent five years as an expatriate in Japan and then Mexico, but the lessons he learned have stuck by him even as he graduates from high school and prepares to study theater arts ...

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Race, sex complicate overseas jobs but need not pose obstacles

Thelma Moultrie confronted curiosity more than prejudice during her three years abroad. “People noticed I was a black female,” says Moultrie, a Xerox Corp. executive. “But what they also noticed was that I was a very successful businessperson.” On the ...

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Challenges are par for the woman entrepreneur

Women mean business: They employ 11 million people, more than the collective total of the Fortune 500 companies. Furthermore, women business owners defy the odds of failing: More than 40 percent of them have been in business 12 years or ...

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Ready for change, they blazed trails

Barbara Osterman wants to be her direct reports’ “conscience, counselor, worst nightmare and best support.” Charlotte Clarke is parlaying years of living and working around the world into a television program that gently prods viewers to step outside their cultural ...

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Taking maternity leave now means balancing act later

Kathleen Whelehan has paused her career seven times to take maternity leaves. The president of the Rochester/Southern region for Marine Midland Bank N.A. took off six weeks for each of her seven children, who range in age from 22 years ...

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Up-and-comers boost Ontario County economy

A dynamic team of managers puts Fishers-based Harris Electronic Design Automation Inc. on the list. “They’ve done some very progressive things in responding to their marketplace,” Manikowski says. “(The company has come) up with some very new and innovative products, ...

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Clifton Springs:
Immersed in history

Clifton Springs’ natural sulfur springs –thought to possess curative powers through drinking and bathing–drew thousands of visitors in the 1800s and early 1900s. Modern medicine ended these pilgrimages, but today health care remains the village’s biggest attraction, largest employer and ...

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GAO expands
online access

The Government Printing Office and the General Accounting Office have teamed up to make it easier for the public to access federal-government information online. The GAO data base now is available free of charge around-the-clock through the GPO Access service’s ...

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PC cost does not
end with purchase

The cost of owning computers, however, does not end at the cash register. Computer experts say the capital costs of buying computer hardware accounts for just a fraction of total computer expenses. An ongoing study by the Gartner Group Inc., ...

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At home or at the office, computers go to work

For some local executives, personal computers are blurring the line between office and home. Like Merrill, manager of new product development for Rochester Telephone Corp., a subsidiary of Frontier Corp., they are discovering they no longer need to stay late ...

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Of machines
and men

For better or worse, information technology–from voice mail to e-mail to networked computers–has transformed the workplace. Hardly a shocking revelation. The surprise, however, is this: While corporate America heartily embraces the hardware, it often neglects the softer side of this ...

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