They do brew Twelve Horse ale
Buffalo has its herd of bisons, Chicago had cows, and now Genesee Brewing Co. proposes placing 150 life-size fiberglass horses around Rochester.
Jenny's "Horses on Parade" project is aimed as a way to reintroduce the 122-year-old company to Rochester. The project will begin in May.
During the past five years, Genesee sales have declined by more than 20 percent amid continued operating losses.
With sponsors for each of the horses, Genesee is promising at least $25,000 for five Rochester-area charities, and possibly thousands more upon auction of the sculptures.
Polish your resume
Who said there weren't interesting jobs available in the Buffalo area? A recent check of local help wanted ads turned up a couple of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
One is for an organist who can type or a typist who can play the organ. Applicants should come with their steno pad and a well-rehearsed version of the Wedding March.
For those with an even greater variety of talents, there's an employer seeking a female steel drum player/limbo dancer/mistress of ceremonies/seamstress. Interviewees are also expected to be fluent in English, Arabic, Spanish, Hindi and Korean.
UB makes Business Week list
The University at Buffalo's School of Management made Business Week magazine's list of the nation's best graduate business schools for the second year.
The magazine listed UB in its "third tier" of 17 schools that rank just below the top 50 business schools. UB was the only Western New York business school that Business Week ranked.
The magazine's rankings are based on surveys of more than 10,000 MBA students in the class of 2000 and 247 corporate recruiters nationwide. The survey is reported in the Oct. 2 issue, which hits the newsstands Monday.
The domain name is money
An Internet start-up that never quite made it has a new idea for making money: Selling its domain name.
MutualFunds.com, a 9-month-old privately held Boston, Mass., company said it's selling mutualfunds.com, a domain name acquired by a predecessor in 1994 for $15.
How much does it hope to fetch?
"Millions," said Bruce Speca, MutualFunds.com's 44-year-old chief executive.
The Web site is a so-called portal, with wire service stories and press releases about the mutual fund industry and links to mutual fund company Web sites. It gets 30,000 to 50,000 online visitors a month, but it can't expand because Speca said he can't raise money beyond its original $3 million.
Meanwhile, in another domain name case, NotHarvard.com of Austin, Texas, which that sparked a legal scuffle with Harvard University, has scrapped its knockoff name in favor of Powered Inc.
Powered executives said the name is meant to be a fusion of "power" and "education." The firm offers online courses and tries to sell related products to students -- pitching travel guides to language students, for example. It has no ties to the Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard.
Don't squeeze the patents
Procter & Gamble Co. is donating 66 patents for a new, cheaper way to produce bathroom tissue to Atlanta's Institute of Paper Science and Technology.
The method replaces some wood fiber in toilet paper with kaolin, a type of clay also used in cat litter. The company says using clay could save the paper industry $100 million each year.
IPST, a private graduate university devoted to paper, can refine the technology and sell the rights to use it to other companies.
Procter & Gamble, which makes Charmin toilet paper, said it did not have the resources to develop the patents, which cover each phase of the process.