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Rochester Biz Conversations

This weekly video series posted every Friday 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 Friday to hear interviews from the most transformative business leaders in the market.

Rochester Biz Conversations: Rep. Joseph Morelle

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Rep. Joseph Morelle joins the RBJ for a discussion about COVID-19, legislative priorities, and more. Editor’s Note: Because of technical difficulties, the recording of this interview was interrupted. This item is part of Rochester Business Journal’s video series, Rochester Biz ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Aqua Porter, Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative

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Aqua Porter, executive director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, joins the RBJ to discuss her organization's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, her goals for 2021, the Rochester business community's engagement with the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Deana Porterfield, Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary

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Deana Porterfield, president of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary, joins the RBJ to discuss how the fall semester went amid the COVID-19 pandemic, her hopes and concerns for next year, the responsibilities of leadership during this crisis and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Stefani LiDestri, LiDestri Food and Drink, and Pauly Guglielmo, Guglielmo Sauce

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Stefani LiDestri of LiDestri Food and Drink and Pauly Guglielmo of Guglielmo Sauce join the RBJ to talk about their companies’ response to COVID-19, how the pandemic is affecting the food manufacturing industry overall, their silver linings moving forward and more. ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Michael Montagliano and Jeanne Morelli, iV4

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iV4’s Chief Technology Officer Michael Montagliano and Chief Operations Officer Jeanne Morelli join the RBJ during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to discuss cybersecurity and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected companies' needs.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Chris Jagel, Harris Beach

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Harris Beach CEO Chris Jagel joins the RBJ to discuss how his firm has handled the COVID-19 pandemic, current and future legal demands from clients, diversity and inclusion in the legal industry and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Ken Greene, Greg and Jodi Johnson

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Sibley Square Asset Manager Ken Greene and Cub Room owners Greg and Jodi Johnson talk to the RBJ about The Mercantile on Main at Sibley Square, Rochester's food scene, COVID's impact on the restaurant industry and more.

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Peter Fox and AJ Shear, DiBella’s Subs

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DiBella’s Subs President and CEO Peter Fox and Director of Marketing AJ Shear talk to the RBJ about how they kept their company on track during COVID-19, their commitment to giving back to the community, the future of the restaurant ...

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Rochester Biz Conversations: Bob Russell and Jeff Collins, American Diabetes Association

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American Diabetes Association Executive Director of the Upstate NY Region Bob Russell and Director of Development Jeff Collins join the RBJ to discuss their organization’s response to the pandemic, COVID-19’s impact on people with diabetes, the upcoming virtual Tour de ...

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