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Forensic Economics Inc.

To investigate an allegation of securities fraud, you first must determine what the stock market knew and when it knew it. That is a job for consulting firm Forensic Economics Inc. “It’s like financial detective work,” says Frank Dorkey, president ...

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American Sports Media LLC

American Sports Media LLC recently scored another touchdown when the company added the Washington Pro Football Illustrated to its roster of NFL team-based publications. At a time when many independent publishers are not making the cut, David Jones and partners ...

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Kaleen’s

Kaleen Litvak always dreamed about owning a business. She finally got the opportunity last year when she retired from her duties as general manager of Mann’s Jewelers Inc. Together with her daughter-in-law, Marcey Litvak, she opened Kaleen’s, a home-furnishings shop ...

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Laurie’s Tastebuds

Customers become wanton when their favorite baked goods are not available at Laurie’s Tastebuds, a new bakery on Browncroft Boulevard. Three women were duking it out over the last batch of PMS cookies last week, recalls owner Laurie Simino. Pretty ...

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Supplier Databank Inc.

Start-up experts advise finding a niche market to serve. They can point to Supplier Databank Inc. as an example. A decade ago, Phillip Brown Jr. began SDI when his father, a quality-assurance auditor at the Ginna nuclear power plant, searched ...

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Crack-A-Smile Humor Project

“You don’t teach people to be funny. You merely give them permission.” Yvonne Conte is on a mission to do just that through her firm called Crack-A-Smile Humor Project, which puts on humor workshops for businesses and non-profit organizations. Conte’s ...

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Fare Game Foods Unlimited

If Barry Kucker is up to his you know what in alligators, then business must be good. Owner of Fare Game Foods Unlimited, Kucker supplies game meats, poultry, top-quality smoked fish and fine cheeses mostly to upscale restaurants in the ...

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Talulah Petunia’s

Marbled doorways, Ralph Lauren colors, gold trim, antique furniture. Walking into the foyer of Talulah Petunia’s is like stepping into the pages of a sleek interior-design magazine. Just don’t trip over the name. Mother and daughter duo JoAnne and Allison ...

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Aquatic Center of Rochester Inc.

After running in the rat race between the skyscrapers of Manhattan as a commercial-lending officer at the Chase Manhattan Bank, Dianne Bloch took an abrupt turn west for a change of scenery–and a change of pace. “I think of this ...

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TLC Pet Sitting Service

Jim Delaney loves “kitties.” It is that love for felines–and missing his own 7 cats when he was away from home–that prompted him to start TLC Pet Sitting Service in 1990. TLC caters to cat owners who want their pets ...

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Blue Sunday

“I kind of wanted to bring some of the city to Henrietta,” says the co-owner of Blue Sunday, a coffeehouse and used bookstore located at the corner of East Henrietta and Lehigh Station roads. Some people thought Adrien Fiorucci, a ...

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DocuLegal LLC

Rochester law firms now have a service other cities have had for years: a company devoted solely to the legal profession that performs specialized photocopying with attention to detail and confidentiality. DocuLegal opened its doors on the fifth floor of ...

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Balance Herbs Art and Tea

To walk into Balance Herbs Art and Tea and Balance Acupuncture Center on University Avenue is to walk into a total Oriental experience. Owners Laura Chey and Ric Warren specialize in promoting well-being through alternative Oriental medicine and herbal remedies. ...

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The Country Ewe Ltd.

In the battle against department stores, chain retailers and the catalog frenzy, fewer and fewer independently owned clothing stores are surviving. But Susan Cutri, owner of the Country Ewe Ltd. in Canandaigua’s downtown, has beat out the competition for 10 ...

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BitsQuick Cafe Inc.

There is nothing fishy about this cafe’s surf-and-turf special. The surf in BitsQuick Cafe Inc.’s special is surfing, as in surfing the World Wide Web. BitsQuick marked its first anniversary as a restaurant in September, and as an Internet cafe ...

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