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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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Tower to offer living with expansive views

Construction is nearly complete on the first two floors of residential units at the Metropolitan. A total of six upper floors will contain apartments for lease and the five floors above that will be luxury condominiums for purchase.  

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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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2017 Athena Award finalists

 Elizabeth Arthur Physician and owner Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa PLLC Education: B.S., biology, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.; M.D., Hahnemann University, Philadelphia Family: Husband, Michael; a daughter and a son Professional and community leadership: Board member, National Center for Missing ...

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Acclaimed glass artist creates finalists’ gifts

The Athena Finalists each receive a signature art piece designed and created by glass artist Nancy Gong specifically for this award. Nancy has received worldwide acclaim for her architectural art glass designs—perhaps most often recognized in Rochester for her work ...

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Inspiring women, finding their own inspiration

Lynne Maquat grew up learning that girls should not stand out. The J. Lowell Orbison endowed chair and professor of URMC’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics finds the inspiration to transcend that oppression, which can continue into adulthood for many ...

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