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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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Dave Westgate leads Carestream Health (access required)

Dave Westgate

The story of Eastman Kodak Co.’s heyday and subsequent decline is well-known to Rochesterians. It can even be considered a benchmark of Rochester’s cultural identity, a city whose golden age was powered by a small set of massive corporations and ...

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Foray into flooring pays off (access required)


Abby Reinhard admits it’s at first a little difficult to draw a parallel between her educational background and the business she chose to own and operate.

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Climbing the startup mountain with Aaron Newman (access required)


Aaron Newman is freshly back in Rochester via Nepal, where he hit 20,000 feet on his first attempt at ascending Mt. Everest. He didn’t quite make the summit, which stands a hair over 29,000 feet, but his attempt at his ...

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