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Author Archives: Ben Jacobs

URMC’s Colleen Davis wins ATHENA Award (access required)

Colleen Davis, chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for Golisano Children’s Hospital at University of Rochester Medical Center, was named the ATHENA Award winner Thursday at the 36th annual ATHENA International Awards, hosted by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce at ...

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Political changes rated top stories of 2021 (access required)

While COVID-19 continued to dominate the landscape in 2021 as it did in 2020, the RBJ’s readers selected political leadership changes in New York state and Rochester as the top local business stories of 2021. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as governor ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Natalie Madeira Cofield, Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership

Natalie Madeira Cofield, assistant administrator for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, talks to the RBJ about how her office helps female entrepreneurs, the recent expansion of the Women's Business Center in Rochester, the unique challenges the pandemic posed for women, and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Jill Knittel, President of JK Executive Strategies

Jill Knittel, president of JK Executive Strategies, joins the RBJ to talk about winning the Small Business Person of the Year award, how companies' leadership needs have changed as a result of the pandemic and continued social unrest, what companies should be doing to ensure smooth leadership transitions, and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Rob Norris, President of Seabreeze Amusement Park, and Genevieve Norris-Brown, Director of HR & Operations at Seabreeze

Rob Norris, President of Seabreeze Amusement Park, and Genevieve Norris-Brown, Director of HR & Operations at Seabreeze, join the RBJ to talk about the park's reopening, COVID protocols, the Jack Rabbit and more.

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