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Businessman finds new challenges in public sector

Twenty months after becoming second-in-command for the city of Rochester, Leonard Redon is increasingly proficient at navigating governmental work.   Hired as deputy mayor in July 2011, Redon has needed some time to get used to public service.   “The ...

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CEO blazes trail in field of research

One of the biggest motivators for Patricia Larrabee was advice from one of her most respected mentors: "If you’re standing still, you’re losing ground."   No one could accuse Larrabee of standing still.   She co-founded Rochester Clinical Research Inc. ...

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His passion positions firm to clean up in its industry

The world is full of passionate people who can and will talk your ear off about their favorite topic, be it history, sports, music or any number of other interests.   Michael Whyte is no different. His passion is rooted ...

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This CEO has taken a varied route to his post

On the wall in Bill Carpenter’s office, a picture with several members of his family hangs alongside a photograph of his grandfather, Charles Casey.   Casey was assistant chief clerk for the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad for 15 years, and ...

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Opportunity’s knock opened door for her firm’s expansion

Close to 30 years ago, Barbara-Ann Mattle was working out of a small, one-room office when a knock at the door changed the course of her organization.   The CEO of the Child Care Council Inc., Mattle led the organization ...

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CEO’s passion drives firm’s explosive growth

People who know Michael Margiotta describe his passion, and in particular his passion for making things right.   That passion has propelled eHealth Technologies Inc., a groundbreaking company with triple-digit annual revenue growth since 2007. The company also has seen ...

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Space is this chief executive’s frontier

Michael Smith spends a lot of time thinking about space.   After all, he points out, it is the entity on which his business is based. After payroll expenses, space-or real estate-is the top operating item of a company’s budget. ...

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He manages to keep his business rolling

  The tire business may not be glamorous or sexy, but in his four decades in the industry, Tony Sagona has had more than his share of excitement.   From locations in somewhat dodgy neighborhoods to areas precarious enough to ...

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Veteran salesman hits his pitch big on the Web

Steven Pavone can sell just about anything.   He could sell you a hip pair of pants, a new roof for your home or a website for your business-all of which Pavone, 55, has done in some fashion over the ...

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Striving to keep non-profit ahead of major changes

Thomas Poelma knows that people like to feel at home.   That is the reason the lobby and hallways at Fairport Baptist Homes Caring Ministries are made to look more like a residence than a medical facility. It is also ...

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Aiming for perfection on golf’s big stage

Ryan Cannon scanned an Atlanta newspaper for job opportunities 12 years ago and found a small classified ad with little information.   Event manager wanted, with experience working with vendors and suppliers, it stated.   "It didn’t say anything about ...

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Building a sustainable company worldwide

Diane O’Connor believes she has been in the right place at the right time for her career.   O’Connor, 60, was named vice president of environment, health, safety and sustainability for Xerox Corp. in May.   Her organization provides leadership ...

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Helping municipalities navigate fiscal straits

Joseph Stefko calls it the mascot problem.   It is the resistance many towns and villages show to the idea of sharing services or merging municipalities. In these areas, residents have become entrenched in having their own identities, their own ...

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Developer a key driver in downtown efforts

As his portfolio of properties grows, so do the responsibilities of Thomas Masaschi, one of the Rochester area’s burgeoning developers.   Masaschi co-owns the Patriot Cos. with Jeffrey Reddish, his roommate as a student at Rochester Institute of Technology. That ...

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