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Conducting the orchestra of Lifetime Care

Patricia Heffernan likens herself to a conductor of an orchestra and her staff are the musicians. She sees the collective work they do as a team as the beautiful music she has the joy of hearing every day as the ...

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Get to know the Flower City

Travel the world and you will find cities of every possible flavor. What will you find in Rochester, N.Y.?

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Meet, Stay and Play directory

Hotels Belhurst Castle 4069 West Lake Road Geneva, NY 14456 Phone: (315) 781-0201 Web: www.belhurst.com E-mail: info@belhurst.com General manager: Kevin Reeder Number of guest rooms: 47 Capacity in: Classroom seating: 50 Average rate for single-night stay: $201 to $350  Bonnie ...

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Top volunteers

Rochester ranked fifth for volunteering among large U.S. metro areas in 2014, down from No. 3 (36.1 percent) in 2013.     1.    Salt Lake City    37.5%     2.    Minneapolis-St. Paul    35.5%     3.    Milwaukee     33.7%     4.    Charlotte    33.3% ...

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Seen Helping out

Galas, sporting events, themed parties—all variety of fundraisers provide crucial support for non-profit 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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Rochester Giving: Other important Dates

ATHENA Awards Luncheon January 21 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce   Power Breakfast: Economic Outlook 2016 January 29 Hyatt Regency Rochester Sponsoring Organization: Rochester Business Journal   Leadership Development by Dale ...

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Millennials get it and give what they have

Philanthropy is a hands-on activity that involves more than writing a check. That’s the way many millennials see it. This generation grew up on instant access; pair social consciousness with technology and philanthropic magic happens. An influx of online resources ...

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For those who are daunted by giving choices

Dana Vosburgh frequently meets people with sizable estates who are interested in donating to charities—but have no idea where to begin. “I think unfortunately because of that, they might forgo making donations, and that’s a shame because there are a ...

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Rochester Giving: Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers, Welcome to the inaugural edition of Rochester Giving, a new annual Rochester Business Journal publication that is designed to be a philanthropic resource used throughout the year. Rochester Giving combines two existing RBJ publications—the Charitable Events Calendar and ...

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Rochester ranks fifth in the nation for giving

Rochester has a long-standing reputation, locally and nationally, as a caring community. Naysayers and skeptics may see this as little more than provincial boosterism, but a wealth of history and evidence lends credence to the notion that we live in ...

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2016 Athena Award finalists

Melissa Brown Executive vice president, strategic initiatives and marketing CDS Life Transitions Inc. Education: B.A., communications, and M.S., human service administration, St. John Fisher College Family: Husband, Michael Brown; stepdaughter and son Professional and community leadership: Vice chairwoman, St. John ...

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Mentoring young women, building tomorrow’s leaders

Recognizing and supporting young women in Greater Rochester who aspire to become leaders remains one of the Women’s Council’s longstanding missions. To promote these young women of promise, the Women’s Council introduced the Young Women of Distinction Scholarship Award in ...

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Women’s Council 2016 Board of Directors

President Wende Knapp, Xerox Corp. Vice president Alyssa Whitfield, Dress for Success Rochester Treasurer Rachel Baker August, Baker August Consulting Secretary Kelly Mueller, American Diabetes Association Immediate past president Lorisa LaRocca, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Directors Shelly Marketell, Eastman Kodak ...

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Past recipients cite community recognition

This year marks the 30th year the Rochester Chamber and its affiliate, the Women’s Council, have recognized local businesswomen with the Athena Award.

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