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Her third-generation business is going places

Katharine Van Zile is president and owner of the company founded by Fayette Van Zile in 1911, but make no mistake: Van Zile Travel Service is not her grandfather’s travel agency.   Van Zile, who is known as Kate, says ...

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Entrepreneurial spirit has long had his number

Daniel Gallagher got his first taste of success as an entrepreneur in high school.   The Buffalo native participated in a project offered by an after-school program of Junior Achievement of Western New York, which teaches students what goes into ...

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His company is more than the sum of its parts

When cars break down, Michael Gordon’s company benefits.   "When people hold onto their cars longer, they need to fix them," says the 61-year-old president and CEO of Monroe Motor Products Corp. "Our industry for the most part is recession-proof." ...

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Company leader serving up rapid growth

Mark Chaney has a favorite story he likes to tell about his early career days. It involves nearly getting fired by Danny Wegman.   Chaney was having a good run working at Wegmans Food Markets Inc. on East Avenue. He ...

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New leader shows knack for moving quickly

Michael Gee, the recently named head of school at Allendale Columbia, played host to a group of international students at his house last week to watch football and have a meal.   Their situation is one Gee understands well. As ...

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Leader navigates a path fraught with challenges

Lovely Warren followed her father out of their Rochester home some two decades ago, he in search of his next fix, she begging him to turn around.   "I remember going downstairs while he’s walking out the door," says Warren, ...

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Striving to make sure the show does go on

Geva Theatre Center Inc. has a challenge ahead of it, but Tom Parrish has been there before.   He comes to the job with experience in turning around struggling theaters. In a landscape where all arts organizations have had difficulty ...

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His focus is on changing looks and lives

  Vito Quatela M.D. loves building things and has proven highly successful at it in differing spheres.   He has built a continually expanding center for plastic surgery; a foundation that gives deformed children the gift of a better life; ...

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Leader is banking on growth at this credit union

Pamela Heald, the youngest of 12 children and president and CEO of Reliant Community Credit Union, has incorporated her childhood experiences into her professional life.   “It’s a big part of my background,” she says. “It’s a big part of ...

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The leader finds his station in the heat of competition

Michael Doyle says he can’t judge the radio industry by what people tell him at cocktail parties. Doyle, who was named regional president of Entercom Communications Corp. this month, has heard it all over the years. When the iPod came ...

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Building is in this leader’s blood

James Taylor did not have a typical birthday celebration this year. Instead of a big blowout party, Taylor was in Kenya on a mission trip, spending 18 days to help build a boys dormitory at an orphanage.   The trip, ...

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Telecom veteran rings up a global path

When Trey Smith started out in the telecommunications industry, he had a desk with a telephone that had a bell inside it and an IBM typewriter. Now he heads a company on the leading edge of telecom integration for large ...

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Leader stresses teamwork in center’s work, future

The saying goes "It’s lonely at the top." But that is not the case for Kelly McCormick-Sullivan.   The president and CEO of the Pluta Cancer Center leads a staff of 42 employees, including oncologists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and ...

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The sky is no limit for this imaging business

Chris McNiffe had a late night this month as he stayed up to watch NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity land on the red planet.   The landing at 1:32 a.m. Aug. 6 was personal for McNiffe, the 51-year-old CEO ...

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New dean brings expertise in urban partnerships

While traveling through Hungary, dt ogilvie, whose first and last names are spelled with only lowercase letters, found herself in a train station. There was a brightly colored line on the ground marking an area where travelers could not enter, ...

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