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More women serving on boards

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.

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Four women share how mentors have helped their journeys

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.

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How Rochester is addressing the middle-skills gap

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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Rochester’s workforce is getting grayer

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 ...

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Paychex puts emphasis on human resources amid tech shift

There is no talking about business in the Greater Rochester area without mentioning Paychex. Not only is it the largest publicly held company based in Monroe County, with $3.4 billion in revenue in the fiscal year ending May 31, 2018, ...

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RIT’s Munson discusses joys, challenges of his time in Rochester so far

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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Dynamic market forces commercial real estate to evolve

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, ...

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Millennials key drivers of housing market

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 ...

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SALT cap not hitting local market—yet

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 ...

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Homebuyers find ways to succeed in a tight market

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 ...

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Combating sexual harassment is everyone’s business

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...

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