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Key Bank to
escape downsizing

KeyCorp’s announcement today that it plans to eliminate 2,700 jobs as it consolidates its 12-bank network into a single nationwide institution will have scant effect on Rochester-area operations, says Dennis Buchan, regional president of Key Bank of New York. Buchan ...

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Web Sights

Students at Rochester Institute of Technology have added two more non-profit organizations to their Culture and Arts of Rochester On Line (CAROL) site. Located at http://www.rit.edu/aff/carol, the site offers home pages for non-profits that might lack the funds or expertise ...

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Social Security sound,
commissioner says

Social Security needs some fine-tuning, but the system remains viable and is not going broke. Social Security Commissioner Shirley Chater brought that message to Rochester last Friday as part of a nationwide tour to promote the program’s success. She spoke ...

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Deal with RBOC gives
boost to Moscom system

Moscom Corp. has moved closer to establishing its family of call-processing systems as the industry standard, company officials said today. The Pittsford-based firm received a letter of intent from a regional bell operating company to purchase Moscom’s INFO/MDR products. The ...

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Strong honored as national quality leader Strong Memorial Hospital has been named a 1996 Quality Leader by the research firm National Research Corp. of Lincoln, Nebraska. Strong is one of only 120 hospitals nationwide to receive this recognition. Local company ...

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Deal with RBOC gives
boost to Moscom system

Moscom Corp. has moved closer to establishing its family of call-processing systems as the industry standard, company officials said today. The Pittsford-based firm received a letter of intent from a regional bell operating company to purchase Moscom’s INFO/MDR products.

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Social Security sound,
commissioner says

Social Security needs some fine-tuning, but the system remains viable and is not going broke. Social Security Commissioner Shirley Chater brought that message to Rochester last Friday as part of a nationwide tour to promote the program’s success.

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Bausch & Lomb mines growing Chinese Market

The contact-lens market in China is expanding 30 percent to 40 percent a year with no end to the growth in sight. That fact is good news for Bausch & Lomb Inc., whose Beijing Bausch & Lomb Eyecare Co. Ltd. ...

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Work to interrupt
phone service

An upgrade to Rochester Telephone Corp.’s local network will interrupt service early Saturday for thousands of customers. The interruption could last from five minutes to one hour. During that time, callers in the exchanges 225, 227, 453, 720 and 723, ...

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Work to interrupt
phone service

An upgrade to Rochester Telephone Corp.’s local network will interrupt service early Saturday for thousands of customers. The interruption could last from five minutes to one hour. During that time, callers in the exchanges 225, 227, 453, 720 and 723, ...

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Bausch & Lomb mines growing Chinese Market

The contact-lens market in China is expanding 30 percent to 40 percent a year with no end to the growth in sight. That fact is good news for Bausch & Lomb Inc., whose Beijing Bausch & Lomb Eyecare Co. Ltd. ...

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Paychex absorbs
software supplier

Paychex Inc. has completed a merger with one of its suppliers, the company reported today. The supplier, San Francisco-based Olsen Computer Systems Inc., licenses computer software to approximately 100 payroll service centers located throughout the United States. OCS anticipates revenues ...

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West seeks staffers
despite plant closing

West Information Publishing Group has placed help-wanted advertisements to hire permanent, full-time employees locally. However, a spokeswoman for the company–which resulted from the $1.1 billion merger of Thomson Legal Publishing and West Publishing–said the hiring activity does not mean any ...

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Christa wins small-business award

David Christa, president of Christa Construction Inc., has been named 1996 winner of the Small Business Person of the Year award. The award is given by the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce Inc.’s Small Business Council. A top Rochester ...

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West seeks staffers
despite plant closing

West Information Publishing Group has placed help-wanted advertisements to hire permanent, full-time employees locally. However, a spokeswoman for the company–which resulted from the $1.1 billion merger of Thomson Legal Publishing and West Publishing–said the hiring activity does not mean any ...

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