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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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Traci Adolph President and CEO Tra-Lin Corp., dba Samson Fuel & Trucking President and CEO, Bisig Oil Family: Single; a daughter and a son Professional and community leadership: Member, board of directors, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce; member, board of ...

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2017 Athena Awards Table of Contents

Twenty-two women—experienced and emerging leaders—are finalists for the 2017 Athena Award and the Athena Young Professional Award. Sponsored by the Women’s Council of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, the award honors those who go above and beyond in the ...

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Past Athena Recipients

2016: Elaine Spaull Center for Youth 2015: Amy Tait Broadstone Real Estate LLC 2014: Lynn Maquat University of Rochester Medical Center 2013: Anne Kress Monroe Community College 2012: Judith Ford Baumhauer M.D. University of Rochester Medical Center 2011: Kitty Van ...

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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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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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Tower 280 By The Numbers

By the numbers 1,600 linear feet of led lighting 240 plants in the lobby’s green wall 9,250 gallons of paint used 181 residential units 1,043 glass panels on top 4 floors 1,967,760 square feet of drywall hung 42 dogs 29 ...

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Tower280 seen as catalyst for downtown


Tower280 is seen as a likely catalyst for further growth and development downtown, especially at the adjacent Parcel 5. Above, the view from the tower.   With Tower280 bringing new residents and businesses to the Midtown area, coffee shop owners ...

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Original tower was jewel of national wonder


For decades, the Clock of the Nations, Christmas monorail and other attractions drew throngs of shoppers and visitors to Midtown Plaza. Demolition of the plaza—excluding the tower and Seneca Building—began after its closing in July 2008. In 1962, when local ...

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A new crown at Midtown


(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


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


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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New tower attracts residents and businesses


Bergmann Associates is the commercial anchor tenant at Tower280, where the engineering and architecture firm occupies the entire second floor. (Photo by Kimberly Simpson) Those leasing space in Tower280 are a mix of commercial, retail and residential tenants. The building’s ...

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