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RBJ 75: What’s behind the numbers

To determine the companies that belong among the RBJ 75 and to measure their performance in the most recent fiscal year, the Rochester Business Journal conducts a thorough analysis of available data. The methodology is designed to make fair, meaningful ...

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For RBJ 75, no single benchmark of success

For Martin Mucci, there are a number of traditional ways to benchmark how successful Paychex Inc. is as a company—percentage of annual revenue growth, operating income growth, dividend ratios. Then there is the walking-around test. The Paychex president and CEO ...

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Survival over long run requires reinvention

Businesses have many options when it comes to reinventing themselves to survive in the long term, but for Rochester’s top employers a customer-driven focus, as well as collaboration and adapting to new technology, have played major roles in that. “Over ...

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Signs of health in the heart of the local economy

For the third straight year, the primary focus of the RBJ 75 is jobs. The reason why also remains the same: For a regional economy, nothing matters more. Now in its 28th year, this publication identifies the 75 largest employers—public, ...

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Danny Wegman: Man with a mission

Danny Wegman rarely gets discouraged. At one level, it is not hard to see why. The CEO of Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has a lot to be happy about—strong demand for the company’s offerings across multiple states, sustained success over ...

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RBJ 75: Female CEOs take their place at the top

While studies show gender-based wage imbalances still exist, a number of obstacles that once blocked women’s rise to leadership positions have been removed. Among this year’s RBJ 75 companies, nine are led by women. Three shared their stories on their ...

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Companies serious about social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility at Constellation Brands Inc. is more than just doing the right thing. It is a commitment to the land, people and communities where the firm’s employees live and work, the company’s leaders say. That means the alcohol ...

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RBJ 75: Xerox’s lead in jobs shrinks

Once again, Xerox Corp. held on to its No. 1 ranking among the RBJ 75 public companies, but its lead shrank compared with the year before. It now has 6,396 employees in the Rochester area, 179 fewer than a year ...

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Explore Greater Rochester: Accommodations

Bed & Breakfasts and Luxury Rentals 7 on Strath: 461-5010; 7onstrath.com A B&B at the Ellwanger Estate: 314-1793; ellwangerestate.com A B&B at the Genesee Country Inn: 538-2500; geneseecountryinn.com Abner Adams House: 657-4681; abneradamshouse.com Adams Basin Inn B&B on the Erie ...

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Explore Greater Rochester: Drink

Wine & Cider Bars / Retailers Apogee Wine Bar: 151 Park Ave., Rochester; 755-0457; facebook.com/apogeewinebar Brunello Wine Bar: 663 N. Winton Road, Rochester; 441-9571; brunellowinebar.com Chocolate & Vines: 757 University Ave., Rochester; 340-6362; chocolateandvines.com Finger Lakes Wine Center at Sonnenberg ...

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Explore Greater Rochester: Brewed here

Craft breweries and distilleries are sprouting up all around Rochester. “(The industry has) grown tremendously in the past five years,” says Daniel Nothnagle, president, co-owner and co-founder of Three Heads Brewing. “Two or three breweries have opened up every year.” ...

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Explore Greater Rochester: Clement Chung

Clement Chung, chairman, Roc City Coalition, representing 50 young professional groups “Rochester is a city built on entrepreneurism and innovation, dating back to George Eastman and beyond. Today, that spirit is alive and well—no more so than among YPs, who, ...

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Explore: City living

Downtown’s biggest news continues to be residential development. The luxury apartments in Tower280 at Midtown, below, are housed in a former 1960s office building that was connected to the first enclosed downtown mall in the country. Generations of Rochesterians remember ...

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At the helm

Rochester ranks 10th among U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs. Using 2015 census data, financial organization Merchant Cash USA ranked some of the nation’s largest cities based on the number of small businesses per 10,000 people, rental costs and unemployment rate. ...

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Explore Greater Rochester: Andrew Gallina

Andrew Gallina, president, Gallina Development Corp. and a Rochester native with fond memories of downtown’s heyday The Metropolitan (formerly Chase Tower, which Gallina is converting): It is simply a beautiful building with such a rich history. Architecturally, I love the ...

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