More women are serving on corporate and nonprofit boards, traditionally a role dominated by men, but some of the women serving in those roles locally say there’s more work to be done to increase diversity in boardrooms.Read More »
Entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs because they have a great product or service to market, or because they want to get in on the ground floor of the next big thing or because they want to be their own boss. But independence is a tricky thing. Most business leaders will say they still need guidance.Read More »
As part of RBJ’s survey of chief executive officers this year, we added four questions about the economy. We opted to use one question-and-answer from each of the responses, choosing what we thought were the best and most informative answers ...Read More »
As the nation’s manufacturing sector contends with a middle-skills gap that may seem more like a deep chasm, Rochester-area manufacturers are divided on what that gap looks like locally and whether it has improved in recent years. Whether large or ...
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A tsunami warning has been issued for the Rochester business community. Call it the Silver Tsunami alert. As a society, we are growing old; which means the workforce is growing old. Nationally, 31 million jobs will become available next year ...Read More »
Rochester Institute of Technology, with its more than 19,000 students and focus on career-minded majors and job creation, is the fifth-largest employer in the Rochester area. Locally the university employs 4,123 people with the vast majority of those in full-time ...
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Although the once-vibrant Xerox Tower in Rochester stands vacant, Rochester’s downtown commercial real estate scene continues to reinvent itself, showing some needed resilience. “This is a very dynamic market right now, and it’s dynamic in different ways,” says Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, ...Read More »
At desk one, you might find a startup entrepreneur. Over at desk two is a self-employed person who worked from home until the lack of human interaction got to him. Then at desk three is the employee of a large ...Read More »
When Grace Browning arrived in Rochester from Dallas last year, she was looking for an apartment that was within her budget, was close to work and had some common amenities. And it had to be dog-friendly. “I couldn’t say exactly ...Read More »
The SALT cap hasn’t made itself felt in the Rochester area’s residential real estate market—so far. “The majority of our service area is not significantly affected,” says Andy Kachaylo, president of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, (GRAR) which serves ...Read More »
As first-time homebuyers, Anna and Thomas Babcock underwent a two-month, learn-as-you-go crash course on the state of real estate in Monroe County last fall. It wasn’t necessarily a pleasure cruise. They toured nearly two dozen homes, twice had their buying ...Read More »
What it takes for a woman to rise to a leadership role in banking or finance has changed in the last couple of decades, but one thing has not: the hard work and focus necessary for anyone to make it to the top...Read More »
You shrug off the first time a co-worker says you ought to wear more makeup, wear more feminine clothing, smile more. But the comments keep coming, even after telling your colleague the remarks are out of line. You’ve gone from rolling your eyes to being irritated...Read More »
There have been plenty of men who have influenced my path in life—my dad who instilled a strong work ethic; my supportive husband who reminds me to keep a balance of work, family and fun; former teachers, bosses and co-workers who have all helped me develop various skills and perspectives...Read More »