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Continuing education complicates, enriches workers’ lives

When Pamela Black-Colton, the executive director of admissions & student services for University of Rochester’s School of Education, was earning her MBA at night, she never went anywhere without her textbook. She would use any spare minute she could find ...

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Companies seek technical, interpersonal skills in YPS

The workforce is changing. Generation Z is making its way into the workspace and baby boomers are quickly becoming a minority. Millennials are revolutionizing the workforce with high expectations and a sense of urgency. Young professionals in today’s economy are ...

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Candid Conversation: Tom Bonadio and Nadine General

The Rochester Business Journal has honored business people of all age groups through its many awards programs. This candid conversation provides the opportunity for a recent Forty Under 40 winner to talk to a recent ICON Honors award winner about ...

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My second office: New City Café

As executive director of Connected Communities, a nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and revitalizing the Beechwood and EMMA neighborhoods, LaShunda Leslie-Smith makes it a priority to get out into those communities as much as possible. “I am ...

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YPs can shift companies toward Conscious Capitalism

A recent Harvard study showed that 51 percent of millennials do not support the system of capitalism. In many ways, they have a right to be skeptical. Levels of inequality in the United States are among the highest in the ...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nicole VanGorder

Age: 28 Company: Upstate Special Needs Planning Position: Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer What organizations do you volunteer with? Current involvement includes: WXXI & The Little Theater Board of Trustees; Villa of Hope Board of Directors; Mental Health Association Board ...

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What’s the best career advice you have received?

“Inspire others to dream by supporting their passions. Caring goes a long way.” -Chris Piedici, Senior Manager, Freed Maxick CPAs PC       “Always have something to write with and to write on. You never know when you might ...

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Engineering society to honor eight standouts in field

The engineering profession has a long and proud tradition in Rochester, with dozens of firms and internationally respected academic programs. Local engineering companies, some with offices in other states, work on projects around the country. This month, local leaders in ...

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Luxury homes a specialty market in Rochester

Setting the correct asking price matters when selling any home, but that is doubly true when it comes to luxury properties. A glass-enclosed wine cellar, a steam room or a horse stable may be the X factor that sparks an ...

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Shortage of homes for sale continues into 2018

As a real estate agent in the Rochester area for 31 years, Linda Wilson is meticulous and thorough. Before she shows a home, she makes sure she has toured it herself. She wants to know the essentials and the nuances, ...

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All generations seek convenience in housing options

When it comes to what people want in their living space—homeowners and renters alike—nothing is too much to ask for. From millennials to Generation Xers to baby boomers, each generation has different asks when it comes to housing, but one ...

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Local malls are adapting to new shopping trends

In a time long ago and far away, before teenagers began to walk around absorbed in in a handheld device all the time, they went to the mall. They met their friends there, played in arcades there, grabbed a snack ...

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Commercial real estate focuses on flex buildings

As commercial real estate projects sprout around the Rochester area, developers and builders offer mixed views of the future market for such properties. Commercial projects account for about 30 percent of the $200 million in business that DGA Builders LLC ...

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Perez champions organ donation education and awareness

A life-saving liver transplant performed in 2003 at Strong Memorial Hospital turned out to be one of Richard Perez’s greatest blessings, and he hasn’t taken the opportunity for granted. Given another chance at life, the 63-year-old has spent the past ...

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LaRon Nelson recalls how Kathy Rideout transformed his life when he was an undergraduate student

Without hesitation, LaRon Nelson, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, recalls how Kathy Rideout transformed his life when he was an undergraduate student. New to the area and the University of Rochester, Nelson ...

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