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Victor E. Salerno

This story appeared in the RBJ’s Rochester Business Hall of Fame 2017 section. See more content from this section here. For Victor Salerno, business growth is essential. “If you’re not growing, you’re having problems,” says the 73-year-old CEO of the O’Connell Electric Company Inc. ...

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From humble beginnings to a worldwide brand

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This story appeared in the RBJ’s Rochester Business Hall of Fame 2017 section. See more content from this section here. Rob Sands had big shoes to fill when he took over as president and CEO of Constellation Brands in 2007. His father, Marvin Sands, ...

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Wegmans defying assumptions

Danny Wegman interacts with employees inside a Wegmans store.

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. For over a century, Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has been an integral part of Rochester’s DNA. But these days, it’s far more ...

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Pillars of the Economy

Strong Memorial Hospital is sending a team of emergency health care workers to help a NYC hospital cope with the COVID-19 crisis. (file photo)

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. For the residents of Rochester, several names have stood out in the annals of our history; Henry Lomb, George Eastman, Colonel Nathaniel ...

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The biggest 
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This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. When 1987 ended, Eastman Kodak employed nearly 45,000 local employees. It was a business icon globally and the Great Yellow Father locally. ...

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A Continued Evolution

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. In the two centuries since Rochesterville was incorporated, the region has changed dramatically and has been influenced by a number of factors, ...

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Looking Toward 2047

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. The past 30 years have seen significant change in the Rochester-area economy. The Big Three have been in continuous decline, but many ...

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New leadership voices abound

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. Rochester has a history of iconic leaders, people whose accomplishments are so legendary that they became larger than life. Yet before they ...

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Profile: Jennifer Leonard

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. As president and CEO of Rochester Area Community Foundation, Jennifer Leonard has made an impact on the Rochester-area community. As the leader ...

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Profile: Thomas Golisano

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. Paychex Inc. in fiscal 2017 logged more than $3.1 billion in revenue and has grown at a steady and predictable rate for ...

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Profile: Laurence Glazer

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. It is hard to look around downtown Rochester without seeing the touch of Laurence Glazer. The impact of his work stretches from ...

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In their Own Words

2017 “This institute will clearly put Rochester on the map as the home of the growing sustainable manufacturing, remanufacturing and recycling industries.” – Nabil Nasr, director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT, who was selected to lead the ...

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Profile: Fran Weisberg

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. Fran Weisberg’s impact on the region has taken many forms: politics, health care, anti-poverty, to name a few. The president and CEO ...

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Profile: Arunas Chesonis

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. Arunas Chesonis is best known locally as the founder, chairman and CEO of Paetec Holding Corp. He was one of a small ...

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