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Atlantic Granite and Marble Inc.

Salvatore Scarlata could easily paraphrase a remark attributed to his countryman Caesar: “I found Rome brick and left it marble.” Rochester is no Rome, but as president of Atlantic Granite and Marble Inc., Scarlata is doing his best to marble ...

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Champion Moving & Storage

Experts now admit that predictions of the paperless society the computer age was to usher in were premature at best. Christopher Carter, president of Champion Moving & Storage Inc., believes they were downright wrong. Indeed, he sees gold in the ...

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The Archer Group

For Paul Gardner and the Archer Group Inc., three elements make up the foundation of home construction: energy efficiency, environmental preservation and good indoor health. The firm achieves these goals with Eco-Smart-designed homes, homes built for maximum ecological and economical ...

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EnviroTech Inc.

When Joseph Aiello looks at a pool of old antifreeze, he sees green. As in greenbacks. His firm, EnviroTech Inc., recycles antifreeze. Customers drain old antifreeze from their vehicles and store it in 55-gallon drums supplied by EnviroTech. When the ...

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Bags Unlimited Inc.

You could call Marion Oyer a bag lady. As CEO of Bags Unlimited Inc., she certainly offers a sack full of them. The Rochester manufacturing firm makes plastic bags for medical, industrial and retail use, offering 200 stock items. Bags ...

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USA Payroll Inc.

USA Payroll Inc. may be a small company, but it is targeting larger and more complex businesses to provide payroll and payroll-tax services. “I had worked 10 years in the payroll industry, and I wanted the opportunity to be responsible ...

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Telecommunications Bank Inc.

Ma Bell’s biggest babies entertain America daily in ad battles over cut-rate deals in long-distance dialing, collect calling and business-to-business breaks in services. Meanwhile, a slew of kids play with the opportunities created when courts ordered the breakup of the ...

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Bookmarks Unlimited Inc.

Dealing with a minor annoyance turned into major business for Byron entrepreneur Scott Capamaggio. The founder and president of Bookmarks Unlimited Inc. lost his place one too many times during a lifetime of reading, and invented the PageKeeper bookmark to ...

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Bartenders Unlimited

In 1986, when a customer asked Richard McDonald to moonlight at a private affair, he was just another bartender. Then, McDonald says, while he was serving up libations at the shindig, “it came to me in a flash: This is ...

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McClary-Laible Inc.

The city had plans for one of the oldest and largest abandoned Catholic churches in the Rochester area–plans to tear down the 116-year-old Church of the Most Holy Redeemer. Northside Church of Christ had its own plans–to restore the old ...

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Rochester Skydiving Center Inc.

Richard Cordaro dropped by Silver Stadium last Friday, not simply to see the Red Wings’ season opener, but to bring in the game ball–by parachute. Cordaro’s recent jump was only one of roughly 5,800 jumps the owner and president of ...

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BizOpNet

The roadside billboard has been in decline ever since Ladybird Johnson’s 1960s highway beautification campaign. But entrepreneurs Kevin Keefer and Gerard Flanagan believe such signage has a bright, if virtual, future on the information highway. Last month, the two men ...

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Aquarium Design Systems

Robert and Jodi Lysiak run a fishy business. The Hilton couple own Aquarium Design Systems, a firm that sets up and maintains fish tanks throughout the city. The business grew from a hobby, one that Robert Lysiak began with frustration. ...

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Refunds Forgotten

You pay nothing unless she gets money for you. Legal secretary Deborah Ludwig knows where $333 million is held by the government. She is looking for the people to whom that money belongs. Her new business, Refunds Forgotten, traces people ...

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Finger Lakes Ultrasonic

Musicians use sound to calm, excite and sadden. The U.S. Navy uses sound to detect enemy vessels. Finger Lakes Ultrasonic uses sound to clean away dirt and grime. Partners Richard Weinberger, president, and James Carney, vice president, founded the company ...

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