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Bringing more than bread into the community

Suzy O’Donovan wanted Montana Mills to be a community baker, not merely a bread store. That means being a part of each town or village in which the company does business. Montana Mills donates all bread unsold after 24 hours ...

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Eugene O’Donovan Title: President, Montana Mills Bread Co. Education: Bachelor’s degree in business studies, 1980; master’s degree in accounting, 1981, University College Dublin Interests: Golf, family, skiing, current affairs Family: Wife and business partner Suzy; daughter Bridie, 2 1/2 Residence: ...

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Suzy O’Donovan Title: Vice president, Montana Mills Bread Co. Education: B.S. in accounting and finance, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1986 Family: Husband and business partner Eugene; daughter, Bridie, 2 1/2 Interests: Tennis, skiing, spending time with her daughter Quote: ...

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Barbara Jones Title: Vice president and regional manager for the Community Development Group, Chase Manhattan Bank Age: 48 Education: B.A. in history and black and Puerto Rican studies, Hunter College, 1972; MBA in finance, New York University, 1985; certificate in ...

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Barbara Jones:
A streetbanker who excels at building trust

Barbara Jones lives by her word. A reputation for integrity is an asset for any banker, but for Jones, who is reaching out to people traditionally overlooked by financial services, it is a necessity. As an African-American woman, Jones automatically ...

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Arthur Vitoch Position: Owner, Vitoch Interiors Ltd. Age: 51 Family: Single Education: Rochester Institute of Technology, B.A. in fine arts, 1969 Hobbies: Traveling, cooking and painting Quote: “Do the best you can, with integrity. Give people the best service and ...

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Arthur Vitoch:
A flourishing business created by design

“I don’t want it to look like Arthur Vitoch was here,” the decorator says of his work. “It’s the client’s personality (the work) has to reflect, not Arthur Vitoch.” Unlike an artist, a decorator should not leave signature marks after ...

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Edward Maier Title: President, ENI, a division of Astec America Inc. Age: 43 Family: Wife, Debra; children, Sara, 14; Mark, 12; and Rebecca, 9 Education: University of Michigan, B.S. in mechanical engineering, 1977; University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, ...

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Edward Maier:
Taking the reins during a rebuilding season

Each Friday during the fall, Edward Maier arrives at work clad in blue and yellow. The garb reflects his enthusiasm for the gridiron adventures of his alma mater. “I am an avid University of Michigan fan. I wear the colors ...

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Robert Gross Title: President and CEO, Monro Muffler Brake Inc. Age: 41 Family: Wife, Carol Education: SUNY at Buffalo, B.S. in finance, 1980; MBA, 1981 Interests: Golf, tennis Flashback: Attended Brighton High School in the 1970s with Eli Futerman, president ...

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Robert Gross:
The laidback workaholic at Monro’s wheel

Robert Gross’ knowledge of the automotive-aftermarket business is not encyclopedic. When asked, after less than a month on the job as president and CEO of Monro Muffler Brake Inc., how much he knows about the car-repair business, Gross summed up ...

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Mitch Osur Title: President, Snow Country Home: Pittsford Education: B.A. in marketing, Babson College, 1979 Age: 42 Family: Wife, Lisa; two daughters, Laura, 13, Emily, 10 Quote: “When you live and breathe your business like I do, when it’s family-owned ...

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Mitch Osur:
A mogul in the ski and sporting-goods trade

Last August, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt performed together at Tanglewood in Massachusetts. The Monday night concert took place less than 48 hours before the Dome Sale–Snow Country’s biggest event of the year–was set to begin. Even so, President Mitch ...

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Sue Stewart:
A strong force for change in the community

At the beginning of her career as a lawyer, Sue Stewart thought she would change the world by working in the criminal justice system. Three decades later, she has become the managing partner of the Rochester office of Nixon, Hargrave, ...

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