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Joan Hoover doing good things as president of Conifer Realty (access required)

Joan Hoover

It’s amazing how the sense of smell can engage the mind and trigger the play button to the library of childhood memories. For some, it might be the sweet aroma of a linden tree that sends their mind free-falling back ...

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Touching Hearts president wins praise for his work with seniors (access required)

Mark McDermott

Mark McDermott began his career in law, shifted to the shoe industry, moved into manufacturing and landed in companion care. According to Ann Marie Cook, CEO of Lifespan of Greater Rochester, “Mark has the ability to see the big picture ...

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Brian Nicholson steers Red Jacket Orchards out of the orchard and toward juice (access required)

Brian Nicholson of Canandaigua is the President of Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva.

The day Red Jacket Orchards turned on the juice production line at its new plant in 2010, Brian Nicholson had a realization. What began as a fruit farm and roadside produce stand two generations earlier had already expanded to shipping ...

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Jim Senall leads next generation of Rochester tech (access required)

NextCorps president and CEO Jim Senall.

Sibley Square, by sheer location, has no option but to be the focal point of downtown. Granted, the days of the site serving as a bustling department store, first as Sibley’s then as Kaufmann’s, or as the downtown educational hub ...

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Jeff Bartkoski keeps Mercy Flight Central running smoothly (access required)

Jeff Bartkoski

  It’s not every day that the crew at Mercy Flight Central gets the opportunity to see how their patients turned out. Typically, once a patient reaches the hospital the story ends. But at a recent fundraiser for the Canandaigua ...

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For Naomi Silver, Red Wings are all about family, friends and community

Naomi Silver

Her father saved baseball in Rochester and, years later, her mother made sure a family vision lived on by chairing the board of directors of Rochester Community Baseball. Naomi Silver, however, never saw herself becoming a baseball executive. The heir ...

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Attorneys praise MCBA director and his efforts toward greater relevance (access required)

Kevin Ryan

It’s been three years since Kevin Ryan took over as executive director of the Monroe County Bar Association, but he didn’t need nearly that much time to feel at home. “It’s really a welcoming community,” said Ryan, who was hired ...

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Joyce Jacobsen ready to spark Hobart and William Smith to further heights (access required)

Joyce Jacobsen

The world of academia sometimes pits professors against administrators. “Academics tend not to like their administrators because administrators tell us what we can’t do,” said Richard Grossman, professor and chair of economics at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. But when Joyce ...

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Manager at Terphane stresses employee well-being (access required)

Scott Hachten

Chances are if you’ve ever nuked a frozen meal or eaten a chocolate from a Ghirardelli bag you’ve had contact with a Terphane LLC product. The Bloomfield, Ontario County, manufacturer makes biaxial polyester film, a thin film made from stretched polyethylene ...

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Bruce Zicari leads next generation of The Bonadio Group (access required)


At the dawn of the 41st year of The Bonadio Group, founder, managing partner and CEO Tom Bonadio was finally ready to pass the torch and step down from his leadership role. For those familiar with the CPA firm, it ...

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He was on his way to a law degree when real estate came calling (access required)

Charles "Chip" Murphy

Charles “Chip” Murphy is quite sure he is working the dream job. When you always enjoy your day in the office as regional vice president in Rochester for Hunt Real Estate ERA, how can it not be the perfect vocation. ...

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Top woman at Mercy: Pamela Fennell Baker (access required)

Pamela Fennell Baker is the President and CEO of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women in Brighton. (Kate Melton)

Career pivots can happen at any age. For Pamela Fennell Baker, the new president and CEO of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, it was at 62.

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Marri brings a life uniquely shaped by education to Warner School (access required)

Anand R. Marri

Anand R. Marri has been shaped by education as few people have. One semester into his new job as dean of the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, Marri is in a position to shape education in ...

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