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Raymond Bauer: Cellular One

Raymond Bauer loves the sell. “Do you have a cellular phone?” he asks, smiling his I’ve- got-a-deal-for-you smile. “You oughta have one, you know.” Selling cellular is Bauer’s main mission, as vice president and general manager of Cellular One properties ...

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William Turri: Case-Hoyt Corp.

On Monday, 33 years to the day since he first went to work at Case-Hoyt Corp., William Turri again strode into the Rochester printing firm. On May 20, 1963, six months out of school, he had started work there as ...

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Walter McCanna: Giving bad grades to business excesses

Too much emphasis on profit, too little on purpose and too few workers’ voices heard in policy setting. Those are the big problems with American business today. Says who? Some wild-eyed, rabble-rousing kid? Hardly. At age 60, Walter McCanna has ...

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Gary Domenico: IMPCO Enterprises Inc.

“It took people by surprise,” recalls Domenico, president and CEO of IMPCO Enterprises Inc. “People came up afterward and said it was refreshing.” At IMPCO headquarters on Rockwood Street, employees, too, are learning how performance involves more than being competent ...

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Xerox Corp. executive gives
new meaning to “high energy”

Some people–dairy farmers, newspaper carriers and such–start their days early. Then there’s Linda Becker. This Xerox Corp. executive sets her alarm for 4:42 a.m.–and doesn’t cheat with the snooze button. “The big joke is that by 4:45 I’m on voice ...

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Linda Becker

Position: Vice president and general manager, Xerox Upstate New York customer business unit Age: 40 Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance, Monmouth College Quote: “I think the biggest problem that managers have is that people don’t know when they’re ...

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Amy Tait:
Home Properties

When Amy Tait’s freshman adviser at Princeton University told her she probably would wash out of the school’s civil engineering program, her response was polite. Inside, she was seething. Still, Tait recalls, she did not make a fuss. She smiled, ...

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The otter’s best
friend? Lawyers

The Environmental Practice Group at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP Monday voted to celebrate Earth Day 1996–and the 20th anniversary of the group–by backing the New York River Otter Project. It has been more than 100 years since river ...

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Environmental law
at Nixon, Hargrave

Scott Turner has some consensus building to do before the Environmental Practice Group is ready to take its Earth Day 1996 celebration plans public. Twenty years have past since Turner was one of four associates Robert Witmer rounded up to ...

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Robert Baden: A miner in
the digital-printing market

Robert Baden does things just a bit sooner than most folks. He began writing software programs as an eighth grader. He graduated from college before hitting his 20th birthday. And he founded Rochester Software Associates Inc. at the wizened age ...

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Guiding the ‘foundation with a heart’

Roger Gardner spent the summers of his youth pasteurizing milk on Daisy Marquis Jones’ dairy farms and driving her to banks and appointments. He’s heard plenty of “driving Miss Daisy” jokes, thank you. Today, after several decades as a trust ...

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Silverstein signals new era at WXXI

Norm Silverstein apologizes for his office. Actually, he apologizes because it is not his office. Three months into his tenure as president and CEO of WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, Silverstein only now has gotten around to having his office reconfigured ...

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Michele Alesci: American Express Financial Advisors Inc.

Let them laugh. When Michele Alesci tells people she never thought of her job as selling and does not plan to start now, laugh is what they often do. And Alesci lets them. American Express Financial Advisors Inc., Alesci notes, ...

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Stephen Hamlin: Sonnenberg Gardens

When the board members of Sonnenberg Gardens Inc. went searching for someone to save the financially strapped tourist attraction in Canandaigua, they knew exactly what they wanted. Sonnenberg needed an individual who was as fearless as Indiana Jones on his ...

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Judith Gustinis: RIT’s Center for
Integrated Manufacturing Studies

To say that Judith Gustinis is a pretty big fan of manufacturing is like saying Mount Everest is a pretty big mountain: just a touch of understatement. “She loves manufacturing and materials,” says Joanne LaMont, a former colleague. “I don’t ...

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