Author Archives: Ben Jacobs

Philanthropy group to honor 12 recipients

Anne McKenna has been called an "effective, creative and stimulating leader." (Provided)

Today, the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will honor those who give back their community in celebration of National Philanthropy Day. This year, 12 honorees will be lauded for their philanthropic efforts. Since 1986, National Philanthropy ...

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An apology to our community

The cartoon that ran in the Friday, Oct. 19 issue of the Rochester Business Journal should never have been published. We take full responsibility and apologize for our mistake. It does not reflect the views of this publication or its staff....

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My second office: New City Café

LaShunda Leslie-Smith is executive director of Connected Communities. (Matt Wittmeyer)

As executive director of Connected Communities, a nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and revitalizing the Beechwood and EMMA neighborhoods, LaShunda Leslie-Smith makes it a priority to get out into those communities as much as possible. “I am ...

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Readers pick Lake Ontario flooding as the biggest local business story of 2017 (access required)

Flooding on Lake Ontario shoreline in May 2017 (AP)

The flooding that ravaged the coastline of Lake Ontario was the top local business story of 2017, according to a Rochester Business Journal survey of readers. The flooding began in April after three big rainstorms caused the lake level to rise to more than a foot and a half above normal. Many people blamed the flooding on the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014, which regulates water levels and flows for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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Mary Cariola Children’s Center

Marco Altieri

Mary Cariola Children’s Center announces the following new board members: Marco Alteri, founder and CEO of All-American Home Care; Robert Baxter III, CEO of Waterford Development of Reston, Va.; Anne Francis M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of ...

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RBJ shifts to digital first

The Rochester Business Journal is taking another exciting step forward in its digital transformation today: We are now a digital-first operation. The weekly print publication will continue to be packed with robust local business news, as it has been for ...

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