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2017 Athena Award finalists

 Elizabeth Arthur Physician and owner Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa PLLC Education: B.S., biology, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.; M.D., Hahnemann University, Philadelphia Family: Husband, Michael; a daughter and a son Professional and community leadership: Board member, National Center for Missing ...

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Acclaimed glass artist creates finalists’ gifts

The Athena Finalists each receive a signature art piece designed and created by glass artist Nancy Gong specifically for this award. Nancy has received worldwide acclaim for her architectural art glass designs—perhaps most often recognized in Rochester for her work ...

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Inspiring women, finding their own inspiration

Lynne Maquat grew up learning that girls should not stand out. The J. Lowell Orbison endowed chair and professor of URMC’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics finds the inspiration to transcend that oppression, which can continue into adulthood for many ...

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Women’s Council 2017 Board of Directors

President Wende Knapp, Xerox Corp. Vice President Julie Bazan, Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC Treasurer Melissa Palmer, Butler/Till Media Services Inc. Secretary Molly Mesko, University of Rochester, Simon Business School Vice president programs/marketing Katelin Pellett, Causewave Community Partners Immediate past president ...

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Local women gain, give through mentoring

Five successful Rochester-area women praised those who helped them advance to the tops of their careers. “I’ve been lucky to have numerous mentors,” says Judith Baumhauer M.D., associate chairwoman of academic affairs in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department ...

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Honoring outstanding achievement, service

 Supporting, developing and honoring women leaders.  Inspiring women to achieve their full potential.  Creating balance in leadership worldwide. This is the mission of Athena International, an organization founded in 1982, which first developed the Athena Award. Since the international leadership ...

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Valuable lessons remembered from first jobs

When reflecting on their careers, these well-known local women profiled below have come to realize that their early days in the working world were far from trivial. Read on to learn how their first jobs pushed them ahead. Ruth Lawrence ...

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2017 Athena Awards

It is with great pride that the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Women’s Council, present the 31st Annual Athena Award® finalists and the finalists of the Athena Young Professional Award® in Rochester. The awards are designed ...

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Mentoring young women, building tomorrow’s leaders

Recognizing and empowering young women in the Greater Rochester area who aspire to become our future leaders has been one of the Women’s Council’s longstanding missions. In an effort to promote these young women of promise, the Women’s Council introduced ...

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Firms combat attacks in range of industries

For companies like the Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp., the threat of a cyberattack calls for accelerated preparation. Lockheed Martin is where military aircraft, including the F-16 fighter jet and the Black Hawk helicopter, are designed and manufactured. The company, ...

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Weighing the costs, benefits of cyberinsurance

Most business owners whom Valerie Corekin works with do not consider the cyberinsurance plan they are weighing as crucial to their risk management strategy as life insurance is for their personal lives. But business owners “who think that they don’t ...

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Under attack: Big firms to small firms

Cyberbreaches are something to get used to for all sizes of firms. “Breaches are going to happen—computer systems get breached all the time, whether it’s a little mom-and-pop store or it’s really sophisticated companies with powerful defenses; it happens,” said ...

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A new crown at Midtown

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(Photo courtesy of Buckingham Properties) After Buckingham Properties LLC and Morgan Management LLC acquired Midtown Tower, they launched a nearly $60 million project to transform the building—renamed Tower280—into a premium mixed-use space.   Ask any Rochesterian of a certain age ...

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Glazer, Morgan reflect on $59 million project

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Developers Ken Glazer, left, and Robert Morgan overcame a number of challenges—including the death of Glazer’s father, Laurence, who as Buckingham Properties CEO and managing partner launched the project with Morgan in 2014. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson)   One cannot ...

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Design, technology are highlights of tower

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The main lobby interior lighting design takes advantage of recent advances in LED technology. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson) The bones of a building can be strong, but its exterior has a strength all its own. When it comes to the ...

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