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Creek Publishing

In the early 1940s, a night city editor at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle decided to walk the entire length of the Genesee River. Evidently, after working on the banks of the river for eight years, Arch Merrill’s curiosity got ...

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Team Peloton LLC

In bicycle racing, teams compete in packs called pelotons that mesh the specialized skills of the members to exceed the abilities of the individuals. That concept is behind Team Peloton LLC, a consulting company specializing in telecommunications, says William Howard, ...

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Rochester Info-courses

How does a college music-majordropout end up teaching a class on how to improve one’s study skills? Ask Donald Woodruff. Somewhere along the road, this professional jazz-clarinet player gained an appreciation for the art of business and learning. Woodruff’s two-hour ...

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The Riverside Group

Rochesterians who missed out on the chance to bid a few hundred thousand dollars per item at Sotheby’s auction of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ estate last summer can console themselves with the knowledge that the tony 583-page catalog for the event ...

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Hoben Associates Ltd.

In the “1996 Guide to Health Care Resources on the Internet,” editor John Hoben introduces the phrase “community capitalism”–the imperative for health care systems to improve not only the health of individual patients, but the quality of living in their ...

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Deborah’s Heavenly Angels

Looking for a touch of heaven? Many of us would secretly say yes, says Deborah Markajani. That’s why so many people come into her store. Sitting low in a small brick building at 157 Park Ave., large windows decorated with ...

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Chelsea Place Gift Gallery

Thanks to an artsy suburb of London and President Bill Clinton’s inspiration in choosing a name for his daughter, there are Chelsea Place Gift Gallery locations in Fairport, and now in Pittsford. Co-owner Carol Bell says that is how she ...

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ConGro & Associates Inc.

Connie Gross accidentally fell into her business nearly 10 years ago when a friend left town and asked her to take over. Gross’ company, ConGro & Associates Inc., distributes specialty items, typically imprinted jackets and T-shirts from various manufacturers, but ...

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Mercury Posters Inc.

New York City may be miles from Rochester, but the Flower City does have neighborhoods with character and flavor that make it more than just another blip on the map. At least James Malley thinks so. Just before the ball ...

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Care-a-lot Child Care Inc.

Care-a-lot Child Care Inc. started five years ago with four employees and one center. Now, the day-care provider has 43 full-time and 30 part-time employees and operates two centers. Owners Robert and Carol Moore knew there was a need for ...

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Kids 1st Clinical Services

Jill Eisenstein cannot stress enough the importance of helping a child develop in its early years. How well children develop when they are young determines how well they will do in school, she says. The benefits for the child in ...

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Lone Wolf Computers Inc.

Two computer buffs had a great plan: Give Ontario County residents a local alternative to Rochester’s computer superstores. Even the best business plans, however, can benefit from good luck. When the founders of Lone Wolf Computers Inc. filed to incorporate, ...

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The Caswood Group Inc.

By combining their 20 years of experience in marketing and sales in the pharmaceutical industry, Julie Wood and Isabel Casamayor have found a niche for their expertise. The two former Fisons Corp. executives, unwilling to relocate to Philadelphia when Medeva ...

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Northcoast Products Inc.

Most people looking at the burned-out husk of the former General Railway Signal Corp. plant on West Avenue saw only a sad pile of rubble left in the wake of one of Rochester’s worst industrial conflagrations. Louis Giardino saw opportunity. ...

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Dan-Nufawa

Hannah Ahmed and her husband, Hussain Ahmed, moved to the United States from Nigeria 20 years ago. In 1991, they opened an African-American gift shop in the Village Gate Square. Then two years ago they relocated to 609 Thurston Road ...

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