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Favorite books lend insight, shape perspective

Ask the same people about non-business books, and you will get–at least temporarily–silence. “We so rarely get a chance to put our eyes on anything else other than business,” says John Piper, CEO of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors ...

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Trust instincts and be balanced when seeking business goals

Are women holding their own in the business world? According to the Wall Street Journal of July 26, U.S. women in the first quarter of 1995 earned only 75.9 cents for every dollar earned by men. Moreover, according to the ...

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Women find
mentoring at home

In 1988, the U.S. Small Business Administration in California began a mentor program for women. That program went national in 1990. But long before that program’s inception, Rochester businesswomen had learned how to find professional guides to success. Katherine Clark, ...

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Women business owners prepare
a smooth path for succession

In families without sons, a son-in-law often could be found, or a loyal employee who, though not family, could be trusted to carry on. Today, things are not so simple. Children do not necessarily follow in their parents’ footsteps, and ...

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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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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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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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