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All he needed was an opportunity


Michael Young, who launched A.E.Y. Enterprises Inc. at age 21, credits his success to hard work and perseverance

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CEO builds the non-profit’s future


Matthew Flanigan is planning a little detour on the way to visit family in North Carolina. The executive director and CEO of Flower City Habitat for Humanity Inc. is paying a visit to the national organization’s branch in Charlotte, N.C.—one ...

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Agency veteran takes the reins

Like many young adults, in college Carla Palumbo was not exactly sure what she wanted to do. “I’ve always been the kind of person that spoke up for others and could argue my way out of just about anything,” Palumbo ...

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Californian drawn by founder’s legacy

Deana Porterfield believes she owes much of where she is today to B.T. Roberts. Porterfield, president of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary, says it was the college founder’s promotion of progressive causes such as abolition and women’s suffrage back ...

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Top prosecutor seeks justice for victims


Sandra Doorley, Monroe County’s first female district attorney, leads an office that last year prosecuted nearly 5,000 felony cases and 17,548 misdemeanor cases with a conviction rate of 94 percent. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   Rapists, robbers and murderers—Sandra Doorley ...

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Bold move builds future for leader


(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   Kevin Bragg is not someone who wastes time. Just a year after joining Chrisanntha Inc.—and two years out of college—Bragg approached the company’s owner and said he was interested in buying into the business. “I’d ...

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Leader back to the future at McQuaid

Rev. Robert Reiser spent last year walking the halls of McQuaid Jesuit High School, teaching classes in theology and math as he got to know the students and the day-to-day flow of the school. That experience comes in handy in ...

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Leader sees her key role as being a connector

Watching her mother stop to put change in a homeless man’s cup touched Jaime Saunders as a girl and helped lead her to the crusader she has become. "She would get me to thinking about what brought a person to ...

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Keeping her faith in a breakthrough for Alzheimer’s

On a gray and windy autumn morning, Teresa Galbier strolls through the Memory Gardens at Monroe Community Hospital, her face lighting up as she describes the plant life, pointing out the various memorials and dedications, and the seating where patients, ...

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