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On-site day-care centers offer ease

A mother walks a few hundred yards to her baby’s day-care center and breast-feeds her. Another mom stops in during the day to reassure herself that her toddler is happy and well. A father goes to his daughter’s center for ...

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Photo essay:
The zen of work and family

There are people with full plates–and then there are Veda Storey and Gordon Rogers. This dynamic duo turned out twins Keenan and Devon, and triplets Aidan, Corin and Brydan–two years apart. Now, between Veda’s job as a University of Rochester ...

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Surveying the
home front

Home-based businesses, here is your chance to stand up and be counted. Two local work-at-home business owners are conducting a survey of their colleagues from throughout the area. In addition to gathering demographic data and operational information, the two plan ...

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Working from home makes
balance all the more important

A registered nurse, Tamara found it difficult to secure regular employment because of her roommate’s frequent bouts with health-related problems. But the reality was that she needed an income. So, after talking with several neighbors who worked from home in ...

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Local home builders trying out some ecofriendly ways

Major efforts locally and nationally aim to make builders–and consumers– more aware of and interested in recycled products, recycling construction-site waste and ecofriendly building design. “Years ago, (digging a hole and burying the waste) was allowed. It is looked at ...

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Landmark Society’s landscape
survey catalogs rich history

This graphic reminder of the fragility of the land was in part the catalyst for a survey of historic landscapes commissioned by the Landmark Society of Western New York. Using a grant from the New York State Council on the ...

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Brownfield reclamation slowed by real, perceived contamination

“Our inventory includes properties of 50,000 square feet and more,” he says. “There are 40 of those within the city, and that doesn’t address gas stations, dry cleaners or foreclosure properties.” All told, he suggests, the number may well be ...

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Limber up mantras to keep self marketable

Economic indicators are up: A recent Business Week reported that 8 million jobs have been created in the last four years, inflation is down to 2.7 percent, corporate profits are up, and we’ve all enjoyed four years of economic recovery. ...

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Seminar targets
women’s health

Local health care advocates on March 30 will hold a conference on the pluses and pitfalls of promoting women’s health issues. “The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute: Advocacy & Action for Women’s Health” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ...

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CDS set to host
Kennedy seminar

Career Development Services plans a seminar April 2 with nationally known career coach Marilyn Moats Kennedy. Kennedy, a book author and frequent contributor to Working Woman, Fortune and USA Today, for 20 years has counseled on career and workplace issues. ...

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Personality testing in hiring
process offers extra insight

Local experts attest to its use (though with caveats). And an October 1994 issue of U.S. News & World Report notes that as many as 30 percent of employees in some industry sectors, notably retailing and wholesaling, undergo personality testing ...

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Out-of-box hiring, downsizing
drive crossover career paths

When Ronald Zarrella dropped the bomb he was jumping to General Motors Corp., industry watchers and colleagues of the Bausch & Lomb Inc. president were stunned. They shouldn’t have been. Zarrella’s move reflects the growing trend of out-of-the-box hiring, when ...

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Downsizing hurts nature as well as people

For me, this is a hopeful time of year, because evidence of the end of winter is starting to appear. Days are longer and warmer, there is less snow, and, most importantly to me, buds are starting to appear on ...

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New electronic lockboxes give Realtors a new spin on old idea

Realtors in the Rochester area now have access to a sophisticated new tool called the electronic lockbox, announced the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. Already used in the majority of metropolitan areas nationwide, these high-tech lockboxes offer a new ...

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Federal funds allocated to build airport rescue-training facility

The Greater Rochester International Airport is to be the recipient of $2.4 million in federal funds to build a state-of-the-art facility for training aircraft rescue teams and area firefighters. Previous funding for this project was released in 1994 and 1995. ...

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