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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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Firm’s leader eager to take on big challenges

Claire Fisher possesses the kind of calming self-assurance that makes you believe she can accomplish any goal she sets her sights on.   Maybe it is that she has taken local engineering firm Fisher Associates P.E. L.S. P.C. from her ...

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A leader who is no stranger to change

Little has changed on the Greece campus of St. Joseph’s Villa of Rochester in the decades since it was built, but within the walls there has been a flurry of transformation over the past two years.   Spurred by a ...

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Books are in this director’s blood

The oldest item at the Central Library is a book of Seneca Indian hymns compiled in the 1600s. The most valuable might be "The North American Indian," a set of books by Edward Curtis with an estimated value of $1 ...

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Director serves a key role in region’s health care

When Nancy Bennett M.D. was second in command at the Monroe County Department of Public Health, she sometimes cringed when reporters called.   Bennett has no particular aversion to the press. It was just that reporters would want to know ...

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Growing the family business statewide and beyond

Inside VP Supply Corp.’s sales office in Henrietta are cubicles with eager reps taking phone call upon phone call. It is a scene reminiscent of busy sales offices all over the world. In VP Supply’s case, there is a calming ...

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Leading the focus on workforce development

His position did not exist at this time last year, but Todd Oldham thinks within a few years it will put Monroe Community College at the forefront of workforce development.   Oldham, vice president for the Division of Economic Development ...

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