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Bad Santa? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns


  As anyone who’s received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes. Friends and relatives? Yes, them too. Hence the throng of customers who flock to shopping malls soon after the holidays to ...

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Alcott HR opens local office

Alcott HR, a provider of human resources outsourcing solutions, announced that it will open a new Rochester office in January 2015. According to John Bradley, Alcott HR’s vice president of Western New York: “The Rochester office will enable us to ...

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2015 Venture Challenge to begin

The Rochester Venture Challenge, formerly known as the Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest, will begin accepting applications on Jan. 2, 2015. The goal of the venture challenge is to encourage entrepreneurship among those who enter while recognizing and rewarding the ...

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Hyatt unveils Interactive Digital Concierge

Empire Digital Signs recently installed a new Interactive Digital Concierge at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Rochester. The IDC will improve guests’ experience by linking them with local businesses. The IDC is the latest in hospitality technology. The installation at ...

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NRG Home Solar expanding

NRG Home Solar, a national residential solar company, is opening a new office in Henrietta. The expanded operations will allow NRG Home Solar to provide more qualified homeowners the opportunity to install solar for little to no upfront costs, to ...

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College Town tenants open


The first tenants of College Town, a $100 million shopping, dining, business and residential district in the city of Rochester, are open for business. Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy celebrated its dedication Friday, along with government officials, Mt. Hope community ...

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Local doc among first to earn certification

Dr. Thomas Caprio, medical director at Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester, is among the first in the nation to earn the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential from the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Caprio was the only physician in Western ...

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Sutherland bringing jobs to Syracuse

Sutherland Global Services, a business process and technology management services provider based in Rochester, is partnering with the state Department of Labor and Empire State Development to hire for 200 new positions in Syracuse. A career recruitment event will be ...

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AG settles with Erie County firm

A $71,640 settlement has been reached with New Beginnings NY Inc., a payment processor in Cheektowaga, Erie County, and its owner, Kenneth Newton, to provide restitution to customers who paid for and never received identity theft protection from Phoenix Trust. ...

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NFL owners approve sale of Bills to Pegulas

NEW YORK (AP) — Admitting it was a dream come true, Terry Pegula and wife Kim were unanimously approved by NFL owners Wednesday as new owners of the Buffalo Bills. The Pegulas, who already own the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, expect ...

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HSE adds new counsel

The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP announces John E. (Jack) Thomas has joined its Intellectual Property group as counsel. Thomas has substantial experience as in-house corporate patent counsel and he has held positions in law firms and ...

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Firm targets billing results

Nursing homes can improve billing results with a service called Source Solutions, a new capability operated by two organizations of long-term care billing experts — Bonadio Receivable Solutions and MDS Solutions. Claudia Groenevelt, director of Bonadio Receivable Solutions, said the ...

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