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Mentoring young women, building tomorrow’s leaders

Recognizing and supporting young women in Greater Rochester who aspire to become leaders remains one of the Women’s Council’s longstanding missions. To promote these young women of promise, the Women’s Council introduced the Young Women of Distinction Scholarship Award in ...

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Aiming high, but for more than just the title

Rochester’s young leaders define their ultimate career goals—the top jobs to which they aspire—in different ways, and not all focus only on becoming CEOs. “There are a lot of fulfilling avenues of a career that might not lead to that ...

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Face time trumps online networking options

Though social media might seem like the obvious choice for networking, young professionals in the Rochester area often depend on the personal touch when reaching out to important business contacts. “I personally think there’s a lot of value for face-to-face ...

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RBJ Forty Under 40 Class of 2015

Jason Alexander Senior vice president Wealth management advisor Merrill Lynch Age: 38 Education: B.A., business, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio Family: Wife, Sara; three daughters, 11, 9, 7 Residence: Webster Professional responsibilities: Throughout my career, I have focused on serving affluent ...

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A commitment to community reaps rewards

Besides being go-getters on the clock, Forty Under 40 honorees have the distinction of making significant civic contributions. Young professionals here and nationwide are committed to being involved in the community. For example, a study sponsored by the Case Foundation ...

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Hitting the accelerator

The automotive industry has bounced back nicely from the recession, and Randolph Henderson Jr., who goes by Randy, is doing his part to see that it stays that way, at least at a local level. “The market in new-vehicle sales ...

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Top 100 executives

1 | Mirror Show  Management Inc. Trade show exhibit and event management company Donna Shultz, president 2 | Henderson Ford New and used Ford car sales, automotive service of all makes and models, including Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center ...

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By the numbers

Oldest companies Harris Beach PLLC (1856) The Pike Cos. (1873) American Packaging Corp. (1901) Van Zile Travel Service (1911) Hammer Packaging (1912) Youngest companies ProNexus LLC (2012) Emerge (2012) Operation Brain Freeze LLC (2011) Biomaxx Inc. (2010) Hamilton Stern Construction ...

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Getting the story out: Dixon Schwabl Inc.

Nearly 30 years ago, Dixon Schwabl Inc. was just getting its start. Today, the firm is in its eighth year of a 15-year succession plan, and its leaders credit its evolution to the dedication of its team. Watching a person ...

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Rochester Top 100: SHOWING HOW IT’S DONE

It did not take Donna Shultz long to find her calling. In 1985, she landed an entry-level position at Giltspur Exhibits, an exhibition company, working closely with companies on trade show exhibits. Shultz said the work was engaging, and she ...

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Rochester Top 100: THE CASE FOR ROCHESTER

When Leo Linder was looking for a place to grow his company, Emerging 1 Inc., which does business as Emerge, he considered locations like San Jose, Calif., Phoenix and North Carolina. Rochester won out. Linder, who is originally from Chicago ...

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Presenting the Top 100

Rochester Business Alliance and KPMG LLP are pleased to present the 2015 Rochester Top 100 companies. These companies represent the fastest-growing privately held businesses in our region, making them a testament to high achievement and role models for success. As ...

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