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John Lincoln:
A farmer with a clear view of the future

The year is 1911. It is a time of big -business beginnings and breakthrough technology. William Randolph Hearst is amassing his newspaper empire. George Eastman is changing the face of photography at Eastman Kodak Co. And as New York farmers ...

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Sharon Napier:
The challenge of making things grow

Sharon Napier’s love of business comes naturally. Her parents were Italian immigrants who started a beauty-supply distribution service in Buffalo, and the whole family pitched in on the weekends. During the week, dinner-table conversation centered around how the warehouse was ...

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Nicholas Juskiw:
From a two-bay garage to the Baldrige

“OK, whaddya wanna know?” Nicholas Juskiw asks. The question is a formality. With barely a pause, he starts talking. Words rush from his mouth at a rate that would put a speed freak on a talking jag to shame. “People ...

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Christopher Dahl:
Putting a historic university to the test

Christopher Dahl should know. He celebrated that milestone birthday on Aug. 26, the day he welcomed SUNY College at Geneseo’s newest freshman class. And it was the day before the college inaugurated him as its 12th president and kicked off ...

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Mark Hilts:
Working the fields of the info-tech age

After building a job milking cows into managing a 1,300-cow dairy farm, Mark Hilts looked to more high-tech pastures for his next challenge. The 39-year-old farmer turned entrepreneur runs ServiceTech Inc., one of the area’s largest Internet service providers. The ...

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Roger Hunt:
A manager who’s no stranger to change

In the eight months since Roger Hunt came to Rochester, the local health care system has undergone changes that in other communities take three to five years. “So if health care professionals, managers, board members feel like the ground is ...

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Thomas Bonadio:
The rewards of a clear vision of growth

Thomas Bonadio leans back and smiles. “The past few years have been good,” he says. They have indeed. Known for several years as having virtually cornered the market for accounting services to the area’s health care and non-profit organizations, Bonadio ...

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Position: Director, George Eastman House Age: 53 Education: Ph.D. and M.A., SUNY College at Buffalo; B.S., St. Bona-venture University Family: Two sons, 26 and 29 Leisure activities: Water-skiing, swimming laps, taking long walks, writing essays and poetry, listening to music, ...

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Anthony Bannon:
A fresh eye at the George Eastman House

For new Director Anthony Bannon, the entire House–in fact, Rochester itself–is one big Discovery Room. This institution is “at the brink of profound opportunity, given to us by our time, by our presence in Rochester, by our history,” says Bannon, ...

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Nancy Woodhull: Pressing for causes with truth in common

Yes, Nancy Woodhull’s mother worked outside the home. No, that did not have as big an impact on her own career path as one might think. It seems an obvious question to ask Woodhull, a woman whose name is as ...

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Katherine Keough: A blueprint for St. John Fisher’s future

Building academic programs is Katherine Keough’s specialty. As new president of St. John Fisher College, strengthening degrees is one of her top goals. Not that she thinks the institution’s academic core needs to be revamped. Fine-tuned is a better word, ...

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William Nojay: Steering RTS through troubled times

Taking off his suit jacket and hanging it over a chair in one smooth motion, William Nojay is four sentences into a detailed discussion of mass transit in general and the Regional Transit Service Inc. specifically before he sits down. ...

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Position: Vice president and general manager, Xerox Color Solutions Business Unit, Office Document Products Group Age: 35 Education: Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, Harvard University; MBA, Harvard Business School Quote: “I think our biggest challenge at Xerox over the next ...

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Mark Hill:
His mission at Xerox covers the spectrum

Color is flashy. Mark Hill is not. His office at Building 111 in Xerox Corp.’s sprawling Webster complex could hardly be more spare. The decor consists of one rather ugly wall clock–a Xerox time-to-market award, it turns out. It’s as ...

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Albert Paley: Forging a path of mammoth proportions

Artists often are viewed–by themselves and others–with distant reverence, as if they, and they alone, hold some special claim to creativity. But ask Albert Paley what makes him so special and he stares at you with this look that says, ...

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