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Moonbeans Gallery
and Coffee Saloon

Makeup artist Christine Goff’s business took her out of the shop more often than not. But she was not about to give up her space in the wedge building at the corner of University and Atlantic avenues. With the help ...

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Lots of Hots & Fiery Foods

Temporary Insanity Salsa. El Scorcho Loco. Endorphin Rush and Capital Punishment hot sauces. Folks with a taste for just-shy-of-numb spiciness can get a fix from Lots of Hots & Fiery Foods, a Fairport firm catering to “people with pyrogenic palates.” ...

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Aqua Designs

Those who have been freed from anxiety over an impending root canal by watching tropical fish glide in submerged serenity through their dentist’s waiting-room fish tank can appreciate Michael LaRocque’s efforts. Owner of Aqua Designs, LaRocque installs, stocks and maintains ...

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Personal Home Management Services

Facing overwhelming financial strife can be similar to having a relative who is an embarrassment to the whole family: Nobody wants to talk about it. “Many people need help with a budget but they’re afraid to admit they need help,” ...

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Shoppers Bazaar

A determined entrepreneur since the age of 18, Delbra Barr was starting to burn out. The more Barr had worked at her own businesses over the years, the more aware she had become of the need for networking among tiny ...

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The Conservatory Co.

Like Victor Kiam, who thought so highly of Remington shavers he bought the company, Bonnie Loser liked FCI’s custom-built conservatories. At the time, Loser was working for several engineers on a free-lance basis doing architectural drawing. She noticed an FCI ...

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Predictive Technologies Inc.

William Maslach seems like such a mild-mannered businessman, at first it is not clear why he identifies with the alien creature in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Predator.” But like that bloodthirsty being, Maslach sees the world through infrared images. In fact, that’s ...

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Randy’s Doll Up

Randolph Pittman, owner of Randy’s Doll Up, does not understand some automobile owners. “They’ll buy a new suit and have it cleaned,” he says, “but they’ll buy a new car and never have it cleaned.” And when Pittman says cleaned, ...

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Dyam Design

“We knew starting a small business takes sacrifice, but we figured if we made the move right away, we would never know the difference,” Smith recalls. Ten years later, Dyam Design is flourishing as the technically sophisticated marketing arm of ...

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WorkWise

In 1992, Bonnie Johnson realized she was a job hopper. Then in her early 30s, Johnson over a four-year period had worked for more companies than she now cares to detail in a variety of bookkeeping, accounting, and clerical supervisory ...

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Fabulous Foods
Catering Co. Ltd.

When Kurt D’Aurizio describes himself as president and chief bottle washer, he’s not kidding. Fabulous Foods Catering Co. Ltd. is the scratch for an entrepreneurial itch that surfaced two years ago in D’Aurizio, a chef with previous gigs at such ...

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Cognitive Marketing Inc.

Ask Peter Holloran, managing partner/strategic services of Cognitive Marketing Inc., about the 2-year-old company and very early in the conversation he will say: “We are not an advertising agency,” with emphasis on the “not.” “We are a marketing and communications ...

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Curb Magic

Robert Kretzer had a number of different jobs during 30 years at Eastman Kodak Co. None of them prepared him for Curb Magic. Now 3 years old, Curb Magic is the company the former engineer, photographer, writer and editor of ...

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Silver Meadows Ostrich Farm

Ostrich Stroganoff? Ostrich Wellington? Ostrich burgers? Don’t laugh. If fledgling ostrich farmers Robert and Nancy Hill are right, we’ll all be snacking on the giant African ratite soon. The couple, who also raise miniature horses, miniature donkeys, llamas and dairy ...

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FMI Interpreting Services Inc.

Patricia Forbes thinks of herself as a matchmaker. As owner of FMI Interpreting Services Inc., Forbes and her staff hook up free-lance interpreters for the deaf with businesses and organizations that need their services. FMI holds several ongoing accounts, including ...

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