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Hall of Famer gets kick out of front office post

It is the first full month for professional soccer and lacrosse seasons at Sahlen’s Stadium, and Pat Ercoli is in the middle of it.   A former player, and a coach and general manager for the Rochester Rhinos, Ercoli, 55, ...

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Fateful career decision was foundation for firm

When Bernard Iacovangelo was fresh out of law school, his older brother decided the two of them should enter the real estate business.   They bought a 99-unit apartment complex in Gates, and Frank Iacovangelo, partner in the law firm ...

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Putting her imprint on a longtime local firm

Michelle Yun is no stranger to challenge or adjustment.   As a teen she played soccer and worked part-time at McDonald’s, often doing homework into the wee hours of the morning to maintain her status as an honor student. As ...

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New leader aims for more growth and acquisitions

Lee Rudow moved to Rochester just 15 months ago, but the Upstate New York weather already may be getting to him.   "It was hailing on my windshield the other morning, and it’s mid-April," he says. "I’m originally from the ...

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Area’s newest federal judge has a lot on his docket

U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr.’s ascent to the federal bench came with a gift of sorts: 300 active cases transferred to him from the Rochester Division’s other judges.   Installed in an upper-floor office in the Kenneth B. Keating ...

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Leader ensures growth by protecting others

Philip Andolina, during a college scouting trip to Ohio with his dad, entered a restaurant for dinner and noticed someone nearby making a sales pitch, much like Michael Andolina, an insurance agency owner.   The son had not been much ...

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Director oversees the legacy of the Farash family

On the wall behind her desk is a picture that perfectly captures the past and future for Hollis Budd.   In the picture, local entrepreneur and philanthropist Max Farash stands among four presidents of the University of Rochester, a group ...

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Tending to the family wine business

When Ann Colaruotolo’s husband began looking for sites in the Finger Lakes region to start a vineyard and winery, she encouraged his vision but put her foot down on the location.   The couple recently had purchased a large parcel ...

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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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