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Packaging company leader puts enthusiasm to work (access required)

Jason Grady

Jason Grady isn’t afraid to stick his neck out or take on challenges others might scoff at. Eighteen years of his life were spent traveling up and down the East Coast racing motorcycles with his father; he turned professional at ...

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Paul Griswold leads fourth generation of Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Cos. (access required)


Founded in 1920 by president and CEO Paul Griswold’s great-grandfather Hovey Griswold, Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Cos. has grown into the largest independently owned telephone company in New York State, serving 12,000 residential and commercial customers. But the telephone market ...

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Step by step, Tanvi Asher’s clothing business continues to grow (access required)

Tanvi Asher

  A few years ago, Tanvi Asher went from designing medical product packaging for a local manufacturer to designing and selling clothing in a tiny, out-of-the-way studio and shop. Today, the creator of Shop Peppermint has a premier spot and all the ...

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Executive from profit-making world turns to helping women at YWCA (access required)

Angela Panzarella of Greece is the CEO of the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

  Angela Panzarella’s resume reads like a Who’s Who of Rochester employers. Like most youngsters, she started out in fast food, where she learned that a smile could make or break the day. She worked as a litigation attorney for ...

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Childhood love of infrastructure leads to success at engineering firm (access required)

Cletue Ezenwa, P.E., of Clarence, NY is the CEO of Lu Engineers with offices in Buffalo and Rochester.

Long before he ever ventured to the United States, long before he ever took his first engineering class at Syracuse University, and long before he ever started inspecting bridges in the real world, Cletus Ezenwa was quite sure of what ...

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Soon Park M.D. now leading RGH’s heart failure surgical team (access required)

Soon Park M.D.

In October, Soon Park M.D. stepped up to serve as Rochester General Hospital’s heart failure surgical director, at about the same time Kevin Casey M.D. was promoted to the position of hospital president. Park and Casey, coincidentally, were both in ...

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From Costa Rica to Cornell, Padilla-Zakour finds her calling in food processing (access required)

Olga Padilla-Zakour of Geneva is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Services at the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Geneva.

When a small company in New York has a bright idea for a new food product, it typically turns to Olga Padilla-Zakour. When a large company, like Wegmans, is thinking of adding a new product line or a new vendor, it ...

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Todd Barnum at Linton Crystal Technologies doubles sales in two years (access required)

Todd Barnum of Victor is the COO of Linton Crystal Technologies

  It’s easy to see why Todd Barnum’s staff speaks highly of him. Affable and outgoing, Barnum comes across as a glass-half-full kind of leader. But Barnum might best be described as collaborative; he surrounds himself with people whose talents ...

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Family man Kevin Casey leads Rochester General Hospital (access required)

Kevin Casey M.D.

  It’s a big time for Rochester General Hospital, as the Rochester Regional Health flagship inches closer to the opening of the $253 million Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care. Along with that are a pledge to hit 100 percent renewable ...

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A designer at heart, Ken Glazer guides a new Buckingham Properties (access required)

Ken Glazer, 44, of Pittsford, is the Chairman of Buckingham Properties in Rochester.

He was fresh out of college and ready to make his mark, heading to Manhattan armed with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and an ambitious desire to create. Ken Glazer had the perfect launching pad for his career, too. His ...

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Lauren Deutsch brings empathy, legal skills to Worker Justice Center (access required)

Lauren Deutsch

As the new executive director of the Worker Justice Center of New York, attorney Lauren S. Deutsch is returning to her legal roots. Deutsch, 39, who had been executive director of Healthy Baby Network for four years, replaced Lewis Papenfuse, ...

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