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An entrepreneur with a gem of a life story

Listening to Irving Mann recount his 80-year life story, one cannot help but think it would make great material for an epic novel. Founder and chairman of Mann’s Jewelers Inc., Mann grew up in the watchmaking business, but his background ...

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Paul Scott Title: President, Mary Cariola Children’s Center Inc. Age: 56 Home: Rochester Education: B.A. in liberal arts, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1971; master’s degree in social work, Syracuse University, 1974; master’s degree in education administration, SUNY ...

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Doggedly advocating on behalf of children

A 5-foot tall, fuzzy blue Cookie Monster leans against the wall near the front door of Mary Cariola Children’s Center Inc. He looks a little lumpy from too many enthusiastic squeezes, but his smile is big as ever. A little ...

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Timothy Confer Position: President, Northern Air Systems Inc. Education: Attended SUNY College at Oswego, where he received his teaching certificate in 1994 Age: 40 Family: Wife, Barbie; daughters, Stephanie, 11, Courtney, 6 Residence: Greece Outside activities: Boating, motorcycling, snowmobiling, jet ...

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Leader takes his company to new heights

His business may be continuing to heat up, but one could describe Timothy Confer as cool. “Life’s too short to be stressed out every day,” said Confer, president of Northern Air Systems Inc. He has reason to be laid back-his ...

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Working above and below the city streets

Edward Doherty’s career path was determined in 1961 when, as an 11-year-old living in the New York City area, he heard President John F. Kennedy during his inauguration tell Americans to ask not what their country can do for them ...

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Edward Doherty Title: Commissioner, city of Roch-ester Department of Environmental Services Age: 55 Home: Rochester Education: B.A. in sociology, St. John Fisher College, 1972; master’s degree, public administration, SUNY College at Brockport, 1981 Family: Wife, Patrice Mitchell; daughter, Laine, 17 ...

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Marc Iacona Title: President, Simcona Electronics Corp.; executive director, Rochester International Jazz Festival Age: 42 Home: Penfield Education: Bachelor of science degree in business, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1985 Family: Wife, Ann; son, Marc. Jr., 15; daughters, Mariah, 14, and ...

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Forging business ties is music to his ears

The Rochester International Jazz Festival is back for its fourth year, beginning today, and one of the local magicians responsible for bringing the musicians here is Marc Iacona. Iacona, 42, is executive director of the festival and president of Simcona ...

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Breathing new life into nursing education

In 1999, University of Rochester Medical Center officials were not happy with the School of Nursing. “The school was in trouble,” recalls former URMC CEO Jay Stein M.D., who left UR in 2003. “It was in really bad shape,” says ...

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Patricia Chiverton Title: Dean, University of Rochester School of Nursing Age: 57 Home: Lakeville, Livingston County Education: Bachelor of nursing, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo., 1970; master of science in psychiatric mental health nursing, University of Rochester School of ...

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Patricia Chiverton Title: Dean, University of Rochester School of Nursing Age: 57 Home: Lakeville, Livingston County Education: Bachelor of nursing, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo., 1970; master of science in psychiatric mental health nursing, University of Rochester School of ...

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Breathing new life into nursing education

In 1999, University of Rochester Medical Center officials were not happy with the School of Nursing. “The school was in trouble,” recalls former URMC CEO Jay Stein M.D., who left UR in 2003. “It was in really bad shape,” says ...

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A key designer of the community’s future

Wayne LeChase is a very social person; he calls himself an extrovert. “I need to talk to think,” he says. But sometimes he has a short attention span and a tendency to cross-examine people-a remnant of his career in law ...

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Wayne LeChase Title: Managing partner and CEO, LeChase Construction Services LLC Age: 61 Home: Webster Education: B.S., business administration, John Carroll University, Cleveland, 1965; juris doctorate, SUNY Buffalo School of Law, 1968 Family: Wife, Beverly; son, Raymond, 41; daughter, Jacqueline, ...

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