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Leader aims to build strong connections

  You could call Russ Preite’s management style a combination of inquisitive and peripatetic, or traveling about. Preite estimates that since taking over as Verizon Wireless Inc.’s Upstate New York Region president some eight months ago, he has spent an ...

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Leader hits a new gear out of retirement

For a time after retiring from a career at Eastman Kodak Co., Anthony Fedor was happy to hit the greens near his winter home in Naples, Fla. But a business opportunity, coupled with a touch of boredom and a desire ...

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Mutual fund leader has national audience

As financial markets came unhinged in 2008, Anton Schutz gained near-celebrity status on TV business channels. "On average, I’m probably on CNBC, Fox Business or Bloomberg once a week," says the Honeoye Falls resident. "During the insanity of 2008, I ...

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Shepherding Catholic Charities’ growth

It could be said that the Diocese of Rochester is indebted to John Balinsky for how he has grown Catholic Charities from an organization with $13 million in revenue and three subsidiary agencies to a current budget of $62 million, ...

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Owning apartments is the name of his tune

When he sings at work or dances at night on the town, it is clear that Richard Chiarenza loves life. More specifically, Chiarenza says, he loves people and loathes stodginess. Chiarenza considers himself an underdog, an entrepreneur who built his ...

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The man behind bringing down Midtown

  Martin Piecuch was hired by the Empire State Development Corp. with the demolition of Midtown Plaza in mind. Piecuch, 34, joined the ESDC in March as senior construction manager for the Finger Lakes Region. He is project manager for ...

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Action speaks loudest for B&L chief

By If one were pressed to pick a single word to describe Brent Saunders, modest would not be the worst choice. Slight of build, soft-spoken and unfailingly polite, Saunders easily could be taken for a year or two younger than ...

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A tradition of resilience at Allen-Bailey

Tucked away on a dead-end street in the Livingston County hamlet of Caledonia sits a century-old manufacturer that churns out millions of tags and labels weekly. Its quiet location keeps Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Inc. out of the public eye, ...

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Industry veteran loves running his own shop

  Andrew Molodetz’s interest in entrepreneurship can be traced back to when he was 5 years old and used to make snow shovels by nailing the lid of a coffee can onto the end of a stick. He would then ...

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Music plays key role in her leadership

  Margaret Quackenbush has loved music for her entire life, but the lifelong relationship owes a bit to circumstances. As a child growing up on a farm in Minnesota, she had to work to convince her parents to let her ...

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Acquisition is the name of his game

  Joseph Teresi knew when he joined First Niagara Financial Group Inc. four years ago that the company was intent on growth. "Nobody talked about size goals," says Teresi, CEO of insurance subsidiary First Niagara Risk Management Inc., headquartered in ...

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MedAmerica chief touts long-term view

 Turning down a job as a high school chemistry teacher three decades ago was the hardest decision he ever made, William Jones says.     Jones, 57, was then in his 20s, married and relatively recently graduated from college with ...

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Charting new paths for a non-profit

  A few decades ago, people suffering from mental illness left their families and homes and were moved to psychiatric hospitals, often living out their days there, says Gregory Soehner, president of East House Corp. These people disappeared into the ...

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Turnarounds are more than fair play for CEO

  An overachiever with a passion for resuscitating distressed companies, Kimberly Till made her home at Harris Interactive Inc. two years ago. As the company’s third CEO in four years, Till had a more complex job than just restoring investor ...

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