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Rochester Biz Conversations

This weekly video series posted every Thursday features interviews with Rochester-area leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. These conversations will explore their leadership styles, the challenges they face and the lessons they’ve learned and want to share.

Tune in every Thursday to hear interviews from the most transformative business leaders in the market.

Rochester Biz Conversations: Jill Knittel, President of JK Executive Strategies

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Jill Knittel, president of JK Executive Strategies, joins the RBJ to talk about winning the Small Business Person of the Year award, how companies' leadership needs have changed as a result of the pandemic and continued social unrest, what companies should be doing to ensure smooth leadership transitions, and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Rob Norris, President of Seabreeze Amusement Park, and Genevieve Norris-Brown, Director of HR & Operations at Seabreeze

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Rob Norris, President of Seabreeze Amusement Park, and Genevieve Norris-Brown, Director of HR & Operations at Seabreeze, join the RBJ to talk about the park's reopening, COVID protocols, the Jack Rabbit and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Teresa Galbier, Chapter Executive of Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester and the Finger Lakes

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Teresa Galbier, chapter executive for the Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester and the Finger Lakes, joins the RBJ to discuss her organization's response to the pandemic, its 40th anniversary this year, what companies can do to support employees who are caregivers for family members with dementia, and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Gerard Rooney, St. John Fisher College

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St. John Fisher College President Gerard Rooney joins the RBJ to discuss the college's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the surprises and silver linings from the past year, his outlook for the rest of this year, and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Zach Sarkis, NY HempLab, FLWR CITY Collective

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Zach Sarkis, founder and executive director of the NY HempLab and founder of FLWR CITY Collective, joins the RBJ to discuss the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in New York, how the bill ensures social and racial justice, the timeline ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Annika D’Andrea, Tender Loving Family Care and TLC Virtual Resiliency

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Annika D’Andrea, founder, president and CEO of Tender Loving Family Care and president and co-CEO of TLC Virtual Resiliency, joins the RBJ to discuss her organizations’ response to COVID-19, the extra stress of dealing with the pandemic, lessons learned, and ...

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Rochester Business Conversations: Michael Hess, Waste Harmonics

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Michael Hess, president and CEO of Waste Harmonics, joins the RBJ to talk about the pandemic's effect on waste management, Waste Harmonics' success amid a challenging year, his outlook for the rest of this year, and more

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