Home / Path to Excellence /

Path to Excellence

The art of taking over

wehle-featured

Stepping into a leadership role at an established business requires a steady hand and a bit of finesse. The hurdles are many—and can include everything from shoring up an organization’s lackluster performance to reassuring an apprehensive staff. Susan Horne, president ...

Read More »

Finding ways to help others rewarding

dasher-featured

Giving your time and energy to others can be its own reward. “I really believe that we’re at our best selves when we are serving others,” says Nicole VanGorder, COO and co-founder of Upstate Special Needs Planning. “I feel good ...

Read More »

From Costa Rica to Cornell, Padilla-Zakour finds her calling in food processing (access required)

Olga Padilla-Zakour of Geneva is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Services at the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Geneva.

When a small company in New York has a bright idea for a new food product, it typically turns to Olga Padilla-Zakour. When a large company, like Wegmans, is thinking of adding a new product line or a new vendor, it ...

Read More »

Giving matters for many reasons (access required)

jaime-saunders_featured

On any given night in Monroe County there are 835 people experiencing homelessness—including 200 children. In the last month, more than 4,000 calls for help were made to 2-1-1 Lifeline, our community’s resource center, with the top needs being shelter, ...

Read More »