Home / Special Section (page 23) /

Special Section

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

A SHARP FOCUS: Premier Laser Spa

Michael Linehan believes the sky could be the limit for his business, Premier Laser Spa. With only 1 percent of the population getting laser hair removal, Linehan sees a lot of opportunities for growth. “We can go as far as ...

Read More »

Rochester Top 100: How they have grown

This is the 29th year of the Rochester Top 100, the annual program of the Rochester Business Alliance and KPMG LLP that recognizes the region’s fastest-growing privately held companies. In some ways, much has changed since the first list appeared ...

Read More »

Rochester Top 100: Stay or go?

Have you ever considered moving your business out of the Rochester area? If so, what factors prompted you to consider relocating? We get asked all the time to develop outside of New York State, but we have not pursued that ...

Read More »

Rochester Top 100: EXPANDING THEIR RANKS

Each year brings a group of fast-growing firms that are new to Rochester Top 100. This year, there are 15 first-time firms on the list, up from up from 14 last year and 12 in 2013. The companies new to ...

Read More »

Hiring stays hot

Hiring among Rochester’s Top 100 companies will be brisk in the coming year. Nearly one-third of the 51 CEOs who responded to a survey expect double-digit increases in employment over the next 12 months, while 20 CEOs said they expect ...

Read More »

Rochester Top 100: TIES THAT SPUR GROWTH

For many professionals the line between family and work is clear: They do not mix. But for family-owned firms, there is no such line. Multiple leaders on this year’s Top 100 list have elected to work alongside their kin. That ...

Read More »