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Profile: GRAWA president has full agenda

Jodie L. Ryan’s plans as the new president of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys include revamping the judicial candidate evaluation process, planning for the group’s 35th anniversary, and possibly creating a foundation arm of the organization. Ryan, of ...

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Profile: Continuing to fight injustice

Whether taking a stand against the state Education Department or devoting time to helping impoverished children in Kenya, William Cala is driven by a simple idea. “I cannot stomach knowing there is an injustice,” says Cala, 68, retired superintendent of ...

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Architect makes historical mark

Jennifer Ahrens is so passionate about her work as an architect that she recently bought half-ownership in the company for which she works, Bero Architecture PLLC, and now shares the title of co-partner. Bero Architecture has a strong reputation throughout ...

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Storyteller leads new chapter

Danny Hoskins adds fresh take to city’s Blackfriars Theatre Although it was more than 25 years ago, Danny Hoskins still remembers walking slowly across the gymnasium floor to inform his basketball coach he was leaving the team. “I was in full makeup ...

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Founder wills his way to success

From an early age, Sameer Penakalapati knew he had to rely on one thing to design his future: his own willpower. Growing up humbly in Anantapur, India, his parents—both teachers—taught him the way to better himself was to hold himself ...

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Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit

Many years ago, Tina Baughman would travel throughout Monroe County, sitting in the passenger seat with pen in hand, while her husband, Steve, took the wheel. As he nimbly navigated street after street, she estimated the cost to seal each ...

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