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Women make their mark as entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs were not made for a cookie-cutter life: They take chances, stare down adversity and let confidence be their guide. Having a handle on soft skills also helps female go-getters outpace the pack. Not all are born communicators or empathizers, ...

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2016 Athena Young Professional Award finalists

Traci Adolph President and CEO Tra-Lin Corp., dba Samson Fuel & Trucking President and CEO Bisig Oil Education: B.S., SUNY College at Fredonia Family: Single; a daughter and a son Professional and community leadership: Board member, Northwest YMCA; Rochester Chamber ...

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Acclaimed glass artist creates finalists’ gifts

Each Athena finalist receives 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—and is perhaps most often recognized in Rochester for her work on ...

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Athena International mission

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 developed the Athena Award. Since ...

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2016 Athena Award finalists

Melissa Brown Executive vice president, strategic initiatives and marketing CDS Life Transitions Inc. Education: B.A., communications, and M.S., human service administration, St. John Fisher College Family: Husband, Michael Brown; stepdaughter and son Professional and community leadership: Vice chairwoman, St. John ...

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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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Rochester Top 100: Gaining momentum

After taking a dip last year, total revenues logged by the firms, as a group, making up the 2015 Rochester Top 100 fastest-growing private companies climbed more than 7 percent. Jointly sponsored annually by the Rochester Business Alliance and KPMG ...

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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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