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Industry cheers technical diplomas proposal

For years Michael Mandina has watched the skills gap widen. He has seen dwindling numbers of high school graduates who are prepared for the region’s high-tech manufacturing jobs. And for years he and other members of the business community have ...

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Wealth of Health: Monroe County

Monroe County wants its employees to be physically, emotionally and fiscally fit.   That’s a big reason why it co-sponsors Rochester Wellfest, an annual wellness fair at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Employees of the county, city and Rochester City ...

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Wealth of Health: Mirror Show Management Inc.

Clever incentives are at the heart of the wellness program at Mirror Show Management, a Webster company that designs exhibits and manages trade shows.   Last November, before the company went smoke-free, employees who quit cold turkey for the Great ...

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Wealth of Health: G.W. Lisk Co. Inc.

  Given free memberships at the nearby YMCA, employees of G.W. Lisk Co. Inc. in Clifton Springs walk to the gym during lunch to work out. Others use their memberships at gyms close to home.   "Wellness is important," says ...

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Wealth of Health: Lawley Insurance

Learning to laugh and handle pressure during stressful situations is important on the job and off, say wellness coordinators at Lawley Insurance.   During Laugh Academy, staff members of the Buffalo-based insurance and benefits firm learn how to lighten up ...

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2012 Wealth of Health

Organizations in the Rochester area are getting serious about promoting wellness, going beyond simply helping employees shed a few pounds or quit smoking.   From fully equipped on-site fitness facilities to financial seminars, employers are pushing for a well-rounded approach ...

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Wealth of Health: ESL Federal Credit Union

Healthy employees are happy employees, and happy employees can deliver maximum customer service to clients and members. That is the philosophy behind the comprehensive wellness program at ESL Federal Credit Union, which has earned the distinction of Best in Show ...

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Wealth of Health: Arc of Monroe County

  The Arc of Monroe County has found a clever and affordable way to deliver many of its wellness programs to staff members.   Many members of the organization’s wellness committee, led by registered dietitian Elissa Strassman, have special talents ...

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Wealth of Health: Bond Financial Network Inc.

Thirteen employees of Bond Financial Network Inc. were quite a sight for their Pittsford village neighbors at lunchtime on Friday, April 20.   Pulling three red wagons filled with canned and boxed foods, the entourage paraded from Bond’s office on ...

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Wealth of Health: Verizon Wireless

Everything is abloom at the Calkins Road location of Verizon Wireless Inc., thanks to the company’s gardening club.   The club is a wellness offering at the telecommunications provider. Thirteen of the 1,100 local employees-some with greener thumbs than others-have ...

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Wealth of Health: Unity Health System

Health care workers spend their days and nights trying to make others feel better. Unity Health System works to ensure that its employees are well and healthy themselves.   "Our long-range goal is to have one of the healthiest workforces ...

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Wealth of Health: Sentry Group

  Imagine starting the workday with a steaming hot bowl of delicious oatmeal, compliments of your employer.   Of Sentry Group’s 435 local employees, roughly 75 participate in the "Oatmeal Challenge" every October with the goal of reducing their cholesterol ...

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Wealth of Health: Rochester Midland Corp.

Competition is not usually Wendi Thompson-Bellave’s thing. Her natural tendency is to duck from any balls thrown her way and shy away from participating on sports teams.   Still, Thompson-Bellave-corporate manager of benefits and wellness for Rochester Midland Corp.-set aside ...

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Wealth of Health: Partners + Napier

At Partners + Napier, a marketing communications and branding firm, emotional and nutritional wellness are routinely encouraged by long-time employee Ann Gilzow.   Colleagues call Gilzow, the company’s front-desk receptionist, the Fun Fairy. That’s because the 26-year veteran routinely shops ...

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Wealth of Health: Ontario County

  From office specialists and corrections officers to nursing assistants and highway engineers, Ontario County works to promote wellness among all 820 full-time and 226 part-time employees.   "Wellness should be in every area of an employee’s life-not just personal ...

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