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Daniel Mason:
Managing a business built on memories

It’s like a photograph in his mind. “Tommy Shopay,” he recalls reverently, “that was my first autograph I ever got. From that day on, that guy was my favorite baseball player.” If ever a business could be built on memories, ...

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DANIEL MASON Position: General manager, Rochester Red Wings Age: 29 Education: B.A., American studies, University of Notre Dame Wife: Sheila Ragus Mason Quote: “I want to walk down Main Street Chicago and see someone wearing a Red Wings cap.”

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Jay Stein:
A focused vision of medical education

Jay Stein M.D. was 20 miles outside Oklahoma City when the federal building there blew up on April 19, 1995. A minute later he received a call and was on his way to help with triage at the scene, says ...

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Joseph Morelle:
A lawmaker who gets down to business

As he considers the question, Joseph Morelle studies the dark red walls of his tiny office at MMI Technologies Inc. He is seated behind the desk in the sparsely furnished, cubicle-like room. “Political ambitions? I don’t know,” he muses. “I ...

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Robert Rosenfeld:
Unleashing companies’ creative potential

When nuclear disarmament talks with Russia stalled on Christmas Eve in 1992, Robert Rosenfeld was thousands of miles from the site of the negotiations. His teaching, his methods and his clients were there two days later, however, when the U.S. ...

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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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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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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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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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