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Now in its 28th year, the annual Rochester Top 100 gala luncheon is one of the biggest business events of the year in this region. In 2013, the luncheon drew a crowd of nearly 1,900 people to the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This year’s event is scheduled for Nov. 5 at the convention center. Here is a look back at last year’s event.

 Thomas Terry III, left, and Timothy Pope of Terry Tree Service LLC and Ironwood Heavy Highway, which ranked No. 1 on the 2013 list.

 Gary Squires of last year’s No. 3 firm, Manning Squires Henning Co.

 Staff from Optimation Technology Inc. celebrate.

 Thomas Schnorr, left, and Jeffrey Hoffman of Re/Max Realty Group & Re/Max 1st Commercial, the No. 2 firm on the 2013 list.

 Emcee Don Alhart of 13WHAM-TV.

 Sandra Parker, president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance.

 Timothy White, managing partner of KPMG LLP’s Upstate New York office.

 Katie Carroll of Delta Air Lines Inc., Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Institute of Technology president William Destler.

 Convention Center executive director Joseph Floreano, who passed away last month, with University of Rochester president Joel Seligman and former Mayor Thomas Richards.  Susan Holliday, Rochester Business Journal president and publisher and past RBA chairman, with Nazareth College of Rochester president Daan Braveman.

10/31/14 (c) 2014 Rochester Top 100 supplement. Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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