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Kim Condon gives strength to the fragile at Daystar (access required)

Kim Condon

Kim Condon is not afraid to pick up garbage, wipe down a trash can or mop a floor at the agency she heads. Nor is she afraid to shed a tear or two when asked about the children and families ...

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Jay Advertising co-founder the music man behind HBO, Wegmans

Ask Ferdinand Jay Smith III to sit down at a piano and play a song and you’ll hear silence. An Eastman School of Music graduate he is not. But ask him to compose the music for a television series or ...

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Dave Fuehrer helps people with cancer, inspired by his own journey (access required)

Dave Fuehrer

  There’s a warmth that’s readily apparent with Dave Fuehrer. His smile is infectious, his interest in you genuine and his sympathy obvious for the people who make his company possible. And for good reason. To him, GRYT Health is ...

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Glass sculptor Elizabeth Lyons burnishes an international reputation (access required)

Elizabeth Lyons

  Elizabeth Lyons talks about her career in art as if it were a single-minded pursuit. The glass sculptor, reflecting on her early training — a degree in sculpture from Alfred University, said, “We weren’t thinking about working for a ...

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A practiced leader and technology enthusiast oversees growth at Ambrell (access required)

Tony Mazullo

Tony Mazzullo has pretty much done it all. He’s founded companies, merged companies and sold companies. He’s run private companies and public companies, and had the unique opportunity to take one public company private. “Every day is an adventure,” says ...

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At Luminate, Sujatha Ramanujan guides startups to growth (access required)

Sujatha Ramanujan

Rochester is a city of technological prowess. Approach any building on nearly any street in the metro area and you’re bound to come across someone picking away at something, be they a fledgling garage startup with a good idea and ...

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Jocelyn Goldberg-Schaible brings insight to research group (access required)

Jocelyn Goldberg-Schaible of Victor is the President of The Rochester Research Group.

  For Jocelyn Goldberg-Schaible, when it comes to her company, bigger doesn’t mean better. “Better is better,” she believes. So when she founded Rochester Research Group some 33 years ago, she was intent on providing not simply statistics but comprehensive ...

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‘Bug guy’ takes charge at Geneva agricultural station (access required)

Jan Nyrop

Streamlining and interdisciplinary work. Those appear to be main objectives of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station’s newest director, Jan Nyrop, 62, who did the job on an interim basis starting in March 2017 and was appointed permanently in ...

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Eagle’s focus on quality keeps safety eyewear on top (access required)

Charlie Eagle of Brighton is a Vice President of Art Craft Optical

Charlie Eagle smiles when he recalls his nickname at work. It’s a compliment, after all. “They joke about me being the Energizer bunny around here … go, go, go,” says the 46-year-old vice president of Art-Craft Optical Co. Inc. “It’s ...

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Dean Jones brings fresh thinking to a brewing institution (access required)

Dean Jones

  In many ways, the Genesee Brewing Co. is much like any other brewery. The warm, slightly saccharine scent of steeping malts drifts through its corridors; the shimmering stainless steel tanks are perched atop cement floors and vats of spent ...

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Amerks’ Rob Minter strives to give hockey fans a time to remember (access required)

Rob Minter, 32, of Pittsford is the Executive Vice President of the Rochetser Amerks hockey team.

  When he completed high school and headed off to Shepherd University, Rob Minter knew he wasn’t destined for a career on the ball diamonds of Major League Baseball. Scouts were clamoring about guys named Justin Verlander, Jared Weaver and ...

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Innovative Solutions owner takes unorthodox approach to management (access required)

Justin Copie and friend

Many IT companies stick to the beaten path when it comes to growing and developing their business. But Innovative Solutions’ owner and CEO Justin Copie has a vision for the company that is just that: Innovative. Business owners often mistake ...

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Sam Filler is spreading the word on New York wine (access required)

Sam Filler

What does living on the Upper West Side of New York City have to do with being the executive director of New York Wine & Grape Foundation, which is headquartered in Canandaigua? Plenty, it turns out. Sam Filler, who became the new ...

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Manikowski takes dynamic approach to Ontario County growth (access required)

Michael Manikowski

  Sometimes it’s what you don’t say that speaks volumes about who you are. When Michael Manikowski joined the Ontario County Office of Economic Development three decades ago, then-county administrator John Hicks put him through a subtle test. “When he ...

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