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Ibero’s Rosario-Escher wins ATHENA Award (access required)

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Ibero-American Action League President and CEO Hilda Rosario-Escher won the 2019 ATHENA Award on Thursday night at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Rosario-Escher, who will be retiring this year, received the award in front of a record ...

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After 41 years, Cindy’s Pies is looking for a new slice of life (access required)

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Cindy’s Pies started as a lark back in 1978. That first year, during the Naples Grape Festival, Cindy and Jon Trzeciak wanted to make some Christmas money by selling the local specialty, grape pie. They teamed up with Jon’s twin brother, ...

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The art of taking over

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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 ...

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Finding ways to help others rewarding

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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 ...

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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 ...

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