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Portraits of
a fund manager

Three successful local fund managers have taken different roads to managing other people’s money. Each oversees a different type of fund with varying strategies and philosophies. Their expertise (and fund performance) has won them attention inside and outside Rochester. Thomas ...

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Choosing among fund ratings can be a high-science exercise

Those who like laws, sausages and mutual-fund performance rankings should never watch any of them being made. Not that it is not a high-calculus, high-tech and rigorously analytical science, this business of picking the mutual-fund winners. It certainly is. Just ...

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Web sites aid
world travelers

Check out these Web sites with an international focus: http://who.ch/ Looking for vaccination requirements and health advice for your next trip abroad? Find this and other up-to-date health-oriented information at the World Health Organization’s Web site. Data includes a weekly ...

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Traveling with technology
requires smart adaptation

Without the correct accessories required to make the laptop (or fax machine or copier) compatible with overseas power requirements, it might end up serving no greater purpose than that of a glorified (and awfully expensive) paperweight. Judy Graper, owner of ...

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World wanderings
leave their mark

Far left: On a March 1989 visit to Beijing, Diane Harris learned of the “tuzhang,” a Chinese stamp used by officials to seal their documents. Her own stamp shows her name, which means “Great Bird Flying Over Large Waters”–an apt ...

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Bounty of a road well-traveled

Rochester Business Journal photographer Kimberly McKinzie captures the personal imports of Rochesterians whose travels abroad yielded more than just memories.

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U.S. subsidiaries make
the global gamble pay off

The gauge of a firm’s international strength typically rests on the laurels of its exports. By that measure, America seems in dire straits. Late last year, the U.S. trade balance–the amount of U.S. goods and services exported, minus the amount ...

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Evolving industry means work force must change

Telecommunications is synonymous with technology, right? When you hear “advanced networks,” the “information superhighway” and “wideband services,” you think of things like optical fiber, satellites, integrated chips and digital switching, right? Not so fast. Think again. The changes demanded of ...

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Reading into it

It offers the following recommendations: –E-mail should be treated strictly as business communication. –Companies should make it a known policy that managers can access employee e-mail and review, copy, delete or make public its contents. –Companies should incorporate e- mail ...

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E-mail often is
company property

Seemingly innocent e-mail messages are joining the ranks of hotly contested legal evidentiary material. And, horror of horrors, supposedly erased e-mail may still lurk silently in secret files on hard drives or file servers. Employers and employees should be aware ...

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Recruiting in cyberspace widens prospective pool

Local companies use online job listings and corporate home pages to attract qualified employees. And individuals are finding the Web a whole new way to scout potential employers and apply for jobs. “In the computer industry, we are always trying ...

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Intranets tap Web
for private purposes

By MARY MORGAN Rochester Business Journal Sick of Internet hype? Join the crowd –but don’t leave the room just yet. Pie-in-the-sky claims cloud the Internet and its popular World Wide Web. Yet many firms have started to mine a real ...

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At-work sharing
has strings attached

Perhaps that means bringing in a consultant to conduct workshops or retreats. Or maybe it means otherwise fostering an environment where introspection and revelation are expected components of the workplace. But is the end always worth the means? Is this ...

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Focus on individuals builds stronger work environment

Two years ago, Edward Parrone, executive vice president and CEO of engineering firm D.J. Parrone & Associates P.C., knew his company had some internal problems that needed to be addressed. “I wanted to talk it through with these guys, away ...

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Leadership author
set to speak at UR

Leadership author to speak at UR Sally Helgesen, author of the best seller, “The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership,” is slated to speak at the University of Rochester on Feb. 14 as part of UR’s Women’s Week. Hailed as ...

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