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Graham Corp. president and CEO says the buck stops with him (access required)


Ten two-letter words help define James Lines’ philosophy about life in general and work in particular: If it is to be it is up to me. “If you want something, go after it; don’t wait for it to happen. Set ...

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Problem solver sits atop Campus ladder (access required)


When Mark Esposito enrolled at the University at Buffalo in 1999, he had plotted out a study path in architecture. Buildings appealed to him, from design to construction. But just one semester into his collegiate education, he altered course. “I ...

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Greenlight Networks founder Mark Murphy helps expand high speed internet access (access required)

Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy had a successful career of almost 20 years as an executive in the high-tech communications industry, with a track record that would have probably led to even more lucrative top-tier job opportunities that would provide long-term financial security ...

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Caregiving is Tamara Davis’ purpose in life (access required)

You could say it was Tamara Davis’ childhood that prepared her for entrepreneurship. Davis’ parents died when she was young, so she spent some time in the foster care system. Ultimately, though, Davis and her siblings were raised in Florida ...

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A mechanical mind (access required)


When his classmates at Aquinas Institute were heading off to football practice or some other after-school activity, Mark Gionta was on his way to work in one of the shops at Rochester Colonial. “The rest of us were doing our ...

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Finding the right fit (access required)


John Gilmore is not a lawyer. As the founder of BarkerGilmore, the legal recruiting firm based in Fairport, it makes sense that the first question most people ask him is if he’s a lawyer. Gilmore received his bachelor’s degree and ...

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Lifetime learner: RRH EVP Stamps leads by example, lifting those around her to reach their full potential (access required)


Deborah Stamps’ desire to pursue a career in nursing began to take root when her grandmother, Gwendolyn, underwent open heart surgery. Stamps was around 12 years old at the time and found herself in close communication with the nursing staff ...

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Epitome of a Rochester leader (access required)

Iacona (Photo by Tim Fuss)

It isn’t often that an entrepreneur is as well known for his business acumen as he is for his involvement in the arts. But Marc Iacona epitomizes both. As president and CEO of Simcona Electronics Corp., Iacona spends his days ...

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‘Be yourself’ mentality (access required)


Randi Proukou wants the members of GRAWA (Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys) to let their guard down a little. As president of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys Proukou wants to know about all the stresses and struggles ...

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Hitting a home run for Northwestern Mutual (access required)

Greg Constantino (Provided photo)

Considering Greg Constantino’s love for baseball, he surely was sleeping in his crib with a toy baseball bat before he was 6 months old. “I have pictures of me in diapers swinging the most huge red bats, hitting the ball ...

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