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DeliverEase Inc.

After 25 years in the corporate world, Laurie Ammering and Mary Ann Sior left the high-drama advertising scene for a friendlier, more personal change of scenery. Now instead of impressing clients with flair and pizzazz, the co-owners of DeliverEase Inc. ...

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Despatch Junction

Twelve years ago restaurateur Stan Slade decided to chuck the food business and pursue his longtime hobby as a full- time business. Now, the restaurant operator to whom Slade rented his former food business in Gates has vacated the location, ...

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Jack Green Men’s Shop

“I just think it’s in my blood,” responds Marty Battaglia, when asked how he got into the fashion industry. Partner Arthur Stoler wholeheartedly agrees: “Marty was born for a clothing store.” The co-owners of Jack Green Men’s Shop both have ...

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Paddock Development Services

Michael Paddock is just celebrating his one-month anniversary of committing himself full time to his one-man business, Paddock Development Services, a business he says taps a heretofore untapped market. The niche he has carved for himself caters to the non-profit ...

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Animatus Studio

As a kid growing up in the 10th Ward, Fredrick Armstrong would spend his Saturdays sitting bug-eyed inside the Old Liberty Theatre. Back then you could watch 25 cartoons for two quarters, says Armstrong. “I’ve been making films since I ...

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Virtually Creative Associates

Assembling and making use of the creative talents of a number of independent businesses is the job of Elaine Jackson, owner of Virtually Creative Associates, a marketing agency that specializes in writing business plans, developing ad campaigns, and designing and ...

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Prometheus Training Corp.

In the name of justice and peace, our childhood super heros and heroines captured young imaginations with their far-out adventures. Now, in the name of process control and teamwork, some adult super heros are grabbing the attention of blue-collar workers. ...

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Intergrative Performance
Technologies Inc.

Peter Naylor decided 16 years ago that he wanted to help businesses improve their bottom lines through the personal development of their workers. Claire Crittenden became a partner in the Leadership Center a few years later, and the two built ...

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Balsam Food Market

When Daniel Alexander was sweeping the floor of his father’s small grocery, he swore he would not follow in his dad’s footsteps. Run his own business? “Never in a million years,” says the owner of Balsam Food Market on North ...

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Mac Stringer Painting Co.

Twenty-seven years ago Mac Stringer started his own small painting company in Penfield. On April 1, Mac Stringer Painting Co. consolidated its two operations–Fairport and Webster–into a new 10,000-square- foot building at 250 Lake Ave. The tiny one-person painting company ...

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Houseparts

The building at 540 South Ave. displays its date of birth on a plaque outside its door: 1890. A walk inside the three-story brick edifice reveals even more about its heritage: It’s like walking into a well-stocked attic. Stained-glass windows ...

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Rochester Tiffany and Lighting

Ildi Nagy is, in her own words, “completely hooked.” “I can’t get away from these things,” she says, not complaining in the least. What turns Nagy on are Tiffany shades, an item she not coincidentally happens to sell at her ...

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Magic In Motion

At your next company meeting, if Michael Sutton asks to borrow your jacket, you better think twice. “Anyone gotta coat I can borrow?” Sutton might ask. “Oh, this looks like a good one. Is it birdcloth? Cheap, cheap.” Then, just ...

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Nature Study Guild
Publishers

If you have ever felt lost when out trailblazing in the woods–or in your own back yard–Nature Study Guild Publishers has the keys to guide you. Not to guide you home, but to make you feel at home in nature. ...

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Mary Kay Colling Contemporary
Paper Art Salesroom

“My whole approach to art came from doodling.” Not the most avant-garde statement from an artist, but for Mary Kay Colling it tells the story of how she began her later-in-life career. Colling calls herself a papermaker and printmaker who ...

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