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Stay fit, plan ahead, say experts on aging

Everybody ages. How you prepare for your senior years—physically, financially and emotionally—is central to aging successfully, experts say. “People have phobias with regards to looking older,” says Heather Nichting, physical therapist and owner of Regain Physical Therapy.  People are often ...

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Pursuing creativity, they built Rochester

2001  John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb, who co-founded global eye-care leader Bausch & Lomb Inc.;  Chester Carlson, whose revolutionary invention launched Xerox Corp.;  George Eastman, who built Eastman Kodak Co., one of the most recognizable brands in the world; ...

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Junior Achievement goes to work in schools

A new school year is now underway, and Junior Achievement is hard at work placing its volunteers and curriculum in local schools throughout our communities. The goal? Help transform the preparedness of our youth and inspire them to achieve their ...

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Double-digit growth, but still that family feel

Salvatore LaBella and Sergio Esteban were born and raised thousands of miles apart, but their teamwork created a business that will long outlast them—and that’s just the way the longtime partners at LaBella Associates P.C. want it. LaBella grew up ...

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From war orphan to altruistic entrepreneur

A shrewd businessman and investor. A fair and honest boss. A lackluster golfer with a weakness for doughnuts. That is how relatives and associates remember William Konar, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who established one of the first U.S. chains of ...

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Firms find working with JA highly rewarding

Three companies share what it’s like to work with Junior Achievement students and why they take the time and effort to volunteer: ACC Business J.D. Baker, president and CEO, ACC Business, and chairman, JA Rochester’s board of directors Every year, ...

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At Spectrum, he found new ways to stand out

When Roger Friedlander and his friend, the late Henry Epstein, worked at the Rochester Stationery Co. nearly six decades ago, they spent hours talking about how the business could be improved, made more efficient and turn a profit. In 1960, ...

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Reaching out to the rural market was the key

Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. found its niche serving rural America. “Anybody can go into Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo, but nobody seems to want to go into Geneva, Seneca Falls, Honeoye, Elmira or Binghamton,” says Paul Griswold, president and CEO. ...

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A breath of fresh air to her community

Breathe Yoga and Juice Bar Inc. has expanded far beyond owner Cyndi Weis’ expectations when she opened her business in 2002. She had the idea of bringing something a little different to her community, and she followed her passion for ...

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Helping their clients help everyone else

Helping clients train better through e-learning, CypherWorx Inc. offers programs from instructional design to learning management systems. Clients develop and use CypherWorx content to train employees in various industries, including education, child care, construction and emergency services. President and CEO ...

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Customer-centric model drives growth

A sales model that centers the customer makes Auction Direct USA stand out among retail used car dealerships. Auction Direct offers financing, warranties and, according to CEO Todd Hoagey, the lowest prices in its markets. “We take the stress out ...

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Generations of support for the community

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Zweigle’s Inc. is the very definition of family business: Started by Wilhelm and Josephine Zweigle back in 1880, Zweigle’s is now led by great-great-granddaughter Julie Camardo-Steron. “I’m very proud to continue the legacy,” the company president says. “I think that’s ...

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Small-town values are finding a way in

Upstate Door Inc.’s custom-made hardwood doors can be found gracing the entrances of high-end residential and commercial clients throughout the Northeast. Founded in 2001 by president and owner Robert Fontaine, the company mainly serves high- net-worth markets in Nantucket, Mass.; ...

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