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Two firms combine, create large Buffalo office

The law partnerships of Bond, Schoeneck and King PLLC and Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP voted Wednesday to combine, creating a 51-lawyer Bond office in Buffalo. The new office will expand available services, better position Bond to meet the legal ...

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RABEF Ethies awards recipients announced

The Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation presented its 2015 Ethie Awards to Nichols Construction Team and Heritage Christian Services. The Ethie recognizes businesses and organizations that do the right thing through strong ethical foundations, aspirations to high standards of business ...

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Golisano being honored for supporting people

Rochester billionaire and philanthropist Tom Golisano and the Golisano Foundation will be honored at The Arc’s inaugural Catalyst Awards that will be presented during The Arc’s national convention Oct. 3 in Indianapolis. The Arc is the largest national community-based organization ...

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Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

WASHINGTON — The leaders of two major health insurers planning separate multi-billion dollar acquisitions made the case for the deals to Congress as senators questioned whether they would hurt competition and raise prices for consumers. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem ...

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How companies are targeting Hispanics to boost sales

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When NxStage Medical Inc. realized Spanish-speaking people made up 15 percent of the market for its home kidney dialysis equipment, the company created a website and brochures printed in Spanish. NxStage, which started its marketing campaign to Hispanics a year ...

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Enhanced Retirement Solutions expands

Enhanced Retirement Solutions LLC, a Rochester-based retirement plan services consultant, is expanding into the third-party administration services arena to provide plan design, document, compliance, reporting, administrative support, and other assistance to plan sponsors. “Retirement plan administration is a complex, ongoing ...

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Betlem acquires other firm’s assets

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John Betlem Heating & Cooling has completed a merger in which the 74-year-old company acquired the assets of Lang Heating & Cooling. Lang, which was headquartered in Webster and had a branch office in Canandaigua, was 67 years old. Kathy ...

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Insero named a ‘best accounting firm to work for’

Insero & Co. CPAs has been named one of Accounting Today’s 2015 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. Accounting Today and Best Companies Group identified companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. “As the only firm in ...

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Hispanic Business Association elects board officers

The Rochester Hispanic Business Association, a Rochester Business Alliance affiliate, elected Vilma Burgos-Torres, Burgos Income Tax Business Services manager, as chair. RHBA also elected officers for two-year terms. Burgos-Torres, a Puerto Rico native, was the first in the Burgos family to ...

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Rochester-based company receives federal $ for battery development

NOHMs Technologies Inc. is the recipient of a $1.64 million federal-private contract that will speed development of advance electric vehicle batteries and improve performance, affordability, and safety. NOHMs, with support from the US Department of Energy and the US Advanced ...

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US small businesses feel mixed impact from China’s economy

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NEW YORK — China’s economic problems have been a windfall for some U.S. small businesses — and pose a threat to others. A nearly 40 percent plunge in the Shanghai stock market since mid-June, a response to the country’s weakening ...

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NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say

A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies. The NLRB decision Thursday came in a case involving waste ...

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