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C.J. Rapp Position: President and CEO, Global Beverage Co. Education: B.A., sociology, SUNY College at Potsdam, 1981 Age: 38 Family: Wife, Linda; Son, Hunter, 14; Daughters, Courtney, 12, Taylor, 6 Interests: Hockey, golf Favorite beverage: Jolt; drinks at least three ...

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Bert Orr:
Deciding what’s in store for Midtown

Bert Orr dispatches the radio reporter in no more than a minute. The reporter, calling from a station whose call letters Orr cannot precisely remember moments after hanging up, wants to know what Orr’s plan is for Midtown Plaza. “There ...

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Bert Orr Position: Vice president, LaSalle Partners Management Ltd.; general manager, Midtown Plaza Education: B.A., urban studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1975; M.A., public administration, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1977 Age: 44 Family: Wife, Lisa; Children, Erin, ...

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Richard Popovic:
Schooled in the personal side of business

What is it that makes a group of people click, and how can you speed up the process? At Xerox Corp., Richard Popovic studied teams and how to make their members work better together. Now he uses the knowledge he ...

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Richard Popovic Position: Associate dean, Executive Development Program, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration Education: B.A., psychology, Pennsylvania State University’s Behrend College, Erie, Pa., 1972; MBA, Simon School, 1992 Age: 49 Family: Wife, Rose; Daughter, ...

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Robert Tobin Position: President and CEO, Tobin & Associates Inc. Education: B.A., sociology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., 1971 Age: 48 Family: Wife, Patricia; Children, Dawn, 24, Joseph, 21, Anna, 14, Emily, 9 Interests: Coaching basketball, watching sports, reading, ...

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Robert Tobin:
A business strategy based on integrity

Robert Tobin is back where he started 11 years ago–working from a home office. Except now he directs a $9.4 million company, and works there to free office space at Tobin & Associates Inc.’s headquarters. Tobin, president and CEO, started ...

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Chander Sud Position: Partner, India House Restaurants and grocery store Education: B.A., economics, Punjab University, India, 1976 Age: 43 Family: Wife, Shobha; Daughter, Chandni, 9 Interests: Gardening, cooking Quote: “Indian food is gaining in popularity. It will be the cuisine ...

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Chander Sud:
Authenticity is his recipe for success

Chander Sud is meticulous about the presentation and taste of Indian food. At his recently opened India House Restaurant in Victor, Sud carefully checks all the details while greeting customers. “This is not cold enough,” Sud says, pointing to lentil ...

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James D’Amico Position: President and CEO, Genesee Valley Trust Co. Education: B.A., economics, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1969; M.S., financial sciences, American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Age: 50 Family: Wife, Renee; Sons, Lance, 29, Clifford, 27; Daughters, Allyson, 26, Jaime, ...

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James D’Amico:
Putting a premium on personal service

At heart, James D’Amico is a small-town fellow. So it made sense when he decided to help start a bank focused on the values of service and family that he holds dear. D’Amico, president and CEO of Genesee Valley Trust ...

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James Bertolone Position: President, Rochester Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and president, American Postal Workers Union Local 215 Education: Attended SUNY College at Brockport, 1969-1972, majoring in history; Cornell University New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, certificate in ...

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James Bertolone:
Building momentum for a movement

“Labor lifts all boats.” James Bertolone–president of the American Postal Workers Union Local 215 and the newly elected president of the Rochester Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO–uses the maxim often, dropping it into conversation with mantra-like frequency. By it he means ...

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Ronald Boillat Position: President and chief operating officer, Frontier Cellular Age: 39 Family: Wife, Lori VanDusen; Sons, Conner, 6, and Cole, 1 Interests: Running, skiing, bow hunting Favorite snack food: Animal crackers Quote: “There shouldn’t be any reason why most ...

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Ronald Boillat:
The overachiever atop Frontier Cellular

A display showing one-handed baseball pitcher Jim Abbott with the slogan “No Excuses!” stands out in Ronald Boillat’s office. The decoration is unusual because Boillat, president and chief operating officer of Frontier Cellular, is not really a baseball fan. But ...

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