They have had transformational impacts on their industries.
They have understood the value of strengthening their communities.
They are the icons.
The Rochester Business Journal announced Thursday that it is recognizing these trailblazing pioneers in a new awards program—the ICON Honors.
“The iconic leaders of Rochester are the people who have elevated not only their businesses but the lives of their fellow citizens in our communities,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of the Rochester Business Journal. “These are the people whose contributions go beyond the here and now—they have truly shaped our business community, and our lives, for the better.”
When you think of business growth in Rochester, who are the icons who have led their businesses and our region forward, creating a thriving economy, growing jobs and making a difference in the community?
The ICON Honors will recognize Rochester business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable successes and for displaying strong leadership both inside and outside of their chosen field. Winners will be announced in November and honored during an awards celebration in December. They’ll also be profiled in an event publication inserted in the Rochester Business Journal.
To be eligible, nominees must have a long-standing commitment to the Rochester business community and a sustained commitment to community service and mentoring. They have to be 60 years old or older to qualify.
Nominees, who can either be working or retired, should have held a senior management position with significant authority in decision-making for their organization.
To submit a nomination, go to rbj.net/events/icon-honors/.