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Rochester Biz Conversations: Gerard Rooney, St. John Fisher College

St. John Fisher College President Gerard Rooney joins the RBJ to discuss the college's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the surprises and silver linings from the past year, his outlook for the rest of this year, and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Zach Sarkis, NY HempLab, FLWR CITY Collective

Zach Sarkis, founder and executive director of the NY HempLab and founder of FLWR CITY Collective, joins the RBJ to discuss the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in New York, how the bill ensures social and racial justice, the timeline ...

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Rochester Business Conversations: Michael Hess, Waste Harmonics

Michael Hess, president and CEO of Waste Harmonics, joins the RBJ to talk about the pandemic's effect on waste management, Waste Harmonics' success amid a challenging year, his outlook for the rest of this year, and more

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RBJ’s Power 100 List 2021

When we decided to launch our Power List series, we knew it would be a difficult task to select just 100 power players in the Rochester community for our inaugural Power 100 list. It definitely was. But we are pleased ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Wade Norwood, Common Ground Health

Common Ground Health CEO Wade Norwood joins the RBJ to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the pandemic’s effect on inequitable health outcomes in our community, Common Ground Health’s goals for the near future, and more. WATCH VIDEO This item is ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Jerome Underwood, Action for a Better Community

Jerome Underwood, president and CEO of Action for a Better Community, joins the RBJ to discuss ABC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent “Racism is a Public Health Crisis — Attacking the 2 Pandemics” virtual conference, the obstacles to addressing ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Erica Mangers, Watermark Retirement Communities

Erica Mangers, an executive director with Watermark Retirement Communities, joins the RBJ to talk about Watermark’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s approach to vaccinations, silver linings from the past year and more. WATCH VIDEO This item is part of ...

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A year like no other (access required)

When the RBJ began soliciting input from readers on the top local business stories of 2020, there was little doubt about what would garner the most votes. The COVID-19 pandemic changed business, and life in general, in ways large and ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Rep. Joseph Morelle

Rep. Joseph Morelle joins the RBJ for a discussion about COVID-19, legislative priorities, and more. Editor’s Note: Because of technical difficulties, the recording of this interview was interrupted. This item is part of Rochester Business Journal’s video series, Rochester Biz ...

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United Way of Greater Rochester receives historic $20M gift (access required)

The United Way of Greater Rochester on Tuesday announced that it is receiving a $20 million commitment from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This one-time, unrestricted grant is the largest single philanthropic gift in United Way’s history. “This is an amazing, historic moment ...

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Baldwin Richardson Foods names Erin Tolefree president (access required)

Baldwin Richardson Foods, a manufacturer of custom food and beverage ingredients, has named Erin Tolefree president. Eric G. Johnson, who had served as president and CEO, will remain as CEO. Tolefree, who joined the company in 2001 as a national ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Aqua Porter, Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative

Aqua Porter, executive director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, joins the RBJ to discuss her organization's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, her goals for 2021, the Rochester business community's engagement with the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, and more.

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