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Software firm finds its sweet spot in the printing industry

Kevin Pickhardt has spent more than 25 years building an impressive career in the printing software industry. Yet there is a challenge outside of work that continues to elude him.   "I took piano lessons when I was a kid, ...

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Standing out front on the provider’s future

See correction below. At a point where the railroad bridge straddles Main Street in Brockport a few blocks south of the village’s downtown, two billboards vie for the attention of southbound drivers. "Unity, how health care should be," reads the ...

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Driving growth at the family business

Janet Felosky feels quite comfortable at the helm of a company in a male-dominated industry.   "It’s easy for me to make a decision because I don’t take things emotionally," says the 62-year-old president of Monroe Tractor & Implement Co. ...

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A winning team

A 30 percent annual growth rate for the last two years, being ranked among the region’s fastest-growing private companies for the last three years and an ever-growing workforce are all good reasons to celebrate the success of WebTitle Agency.   ...

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Calling the plays at this manufacturing firm

Grant Randall believes running a successful business is not so different from leading a championship football team.   "You can’t have all quarterbacks and be a success; you need a mix of people with different talents and abilities to succeed," ...

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His shops grab a growing slice of the market

Mark Crane opened his first pizza shop in 1982 and had one customer the first day. Crane sold him a pizza for $3.26.   "That was the only pizza I made the whole day," he recalls. "I had a Dodge ...

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Leader sees service as the foundation of growth

David Terry has been known to cause a traffic jam.   His most recent annual customer appreciation day was so popular that traffic backed up on Jefferson Road in Henrietta from the Duke Co.-where he is president and managing partner-to ...

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Providing a clear vision for research at UR

In his office overlooking the expanding University of Rochester campus, David Williams does not have to turn far to see the reminder of his love of optics.   There, on his desk, sit two sculptures his father made, flowing pieces ...

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Cultivating new areas for an industry giant

When Lou Applebaum was in his first year of business school, a presenter who worked at a small wine company in Canandaigua gave such an energetic and exciting talk on the business that Applebaum got a clear vision of his ...

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Company banks on a successful transition

Sunday is the first anniversary of Frank Hamlin III’s transition from trial attorney to president of Canandaigua National Corp. and its subsidiary bank.   "I’m not going to say it’s easier," he says from his office at Canandaigua National Bank ...

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Leader connects his firm to growth

It is not the norm for company leaders to share office space with other employees, but that has been the case for Togo DeBellis of late.   DeBellis, the president and CEO of Badger Technologies Inc. in Farmington, has had ...

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Former businessman finds his niche in politics

When the state Legislature convenes next month for its 2012 session, the priorities for Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb will be economic development and job growth in the private sector, implementation of a fiscally conservative state budget for 2012-13 and ...

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Judge rules in favor of a personal approach

One of Matthew Rosenbaum’s first acts as justice of the Commercial Division in the state’s 7th Judicial District was to call a meeting of the area’s commercial bar.   His appointment to the coveted post last October had come with ...

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Teamwork, customer service drive printer’s growth

Robert McJury knows firsthand that the right people can make or break a company.   TLF Graphics Inc. has weathered a recession, consolidation in its industry and competition from thousands of printers across the country, not because it has bigger ...

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