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Tower once a hub of corporate, legal bustle

Newly reimagined as a mixed-use blend of luxury apartments, high-end offices and retail space, the Metropolitan has been for most of its life home to banks, law firms and corporations.

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Dynamic redo transforms downtown tower

Weaving through a steady stream of construction crews that dot the downtown landscape, it is easy to see the area is in the midst of a renewal. What may not be apparent, however, is the equally important revitalization happening inside one iconic building. 

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Rochester Giving: Other Important Dates

ATHENA Awards Luncheon January 19 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce   Power Breakfast: Economic Outlook 2016 January 27 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Rochester Business Journal    ...

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Seen Helping out

Galas, sporting events, themed parties—all variety of fundraisers provide crucial support for nonprofit arts and human service organizations in our community. They also fill the area’s social calendar with fun. The Rochester Business Journal publishes photos of recent fundraisers every ...

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Track down charity details at these websites

The numbers show that Americans are a benevolent lot. Americans gave an estimated $373 billion to charity in 2015, $15 billion more than the year before, continuing an upward trend in charitable giving. Much of that giving is the result ...

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Nonprofits welcome volunteers’ gift of time

When people think about supporting nonprofit charitable organizations, they often first consider providing a financial gift. While cash donations are prized, they aren’t the only way to give. Nonprofit leaders say volunteers can make a profound impact by supporting their ...

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Consider nonprofit’s impact when donating

Many people remember the popular Scared Straight program, which was conceived in the 1970s to combat juvenile delinquency. The idea was that at-risk children would be taken to a prison and be exposed to the life of an inmate. The ...

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Rochester Giving Guide

4    Nonprofits welcome volunteers’ gift of time     As an alternative to cash, volunteering is just as precious. 5    Consider nonprofit’s impact when donating     Low overhead isn’t everything. What a charity accomplishes     is key. 8    Track down charity ...

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Rochester Giving Guide

13thirty Cancer Connect     Bandana Bolt 5K    45     Journeys Celebration of Living    53 Ability Partners Foundation     Francis “Ben” Bonafiglia Golf Tournament    46 ACT Rochester     Report Card Event    36 Action for a Better Community Inc.     James M. ...

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Honoring outstanding achievement, service

 Supporting, developing and honoring women leaders.  Inspiring women to achieve their full potential.  Creating balance in leadership worldwide. This is the mission of Athena International, an organization founded in 1982, which first developed the Athena Award. Since the international leadership ...

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Valuable lessons remembered from first jobs

When reflecting on their careers, these well-known local women profiled below have come to realize that their early days in the working world were far from trivial. Read on to learn how their first jobs pushed them ahead. Ruth Lawrence ...

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2017 Athena Awards

It is with great pride that the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Women’s Council, present the 31st Annual Athena Award® finalists and the finalists of the Athena Young Professional Award® in Rochester. The awards are designed ...

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Mentoring young women, building tomorrow’s leaders

Recognizing and empowering young women in the Greater Rochester area who aspire to become our future leaders has been one of the Women’s Council’s longstanding missions. In an effort to promote these young women of promise, the Women’s Council introduced ...

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2017 ATHENA YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD FINALISTS

Traci Adolph President and CEO Tra-Lin Corp., dba Samson Fuel & Trucking President and CEO, Bisig Oil Family: Single; a daughter and a son Professional and community leadership: Member, board of directors, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce; member, board of ...

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