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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: 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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For Rochester Top 100, total revenue and total employment grew

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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. The Top 100 list is made up of independently owned, private companies based in the RBA’s coverage area.

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Rochester Top 100: TIME TO CELEBRATE

For nearly three decades, the Rochester Top 100 gala luncheon has been one of the Rochester region’s biggest annual business events. A year ago, approximately 2,000 people attended the luncheon at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This ...

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Rochester Top 100: Jobs outlook

What is the employment outlook for your company over the next 12 months? MediSked is growing its team of skilled IT professionals, which are difficult to find anywhere in the country. MediSked also has an office in Washington, D.C., and ...

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Rochester Top 100: Rochester’s outlook

How do you personally feel about the prospects for the Rochester-area economy over the next three years? The local economy depends on how the area talent gets tech-savvy; most of the projects and companies (are) more and more technology driven, ...

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Rochester Top 100: What the leaders say

Most Rochester Top 100 leaders are upbeat about Rochester and their own job growth. Despite what many see as burdensome taxes and business costs, most top executives who took part in an RBJ survey of Rochester Top 100 leaders have ...

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