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Golisano Children’s Hospital: By the numbers

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Number of floors: 8 Total square feet: 245,000 Project cost: $145.9 million for first phase, $191.2 million total  Daily workers: Approximately 200 Tons of steel: 2,588 tons Piles driven: 375 Concrete poured: 10,000 cubic yards Bricks placed: 400,000 Exterior glass: ...

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Building an environment that is calm, playful

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Sick kids don’t like going to the hospital. Their parents don’t like taking them there, and they certainly don’t want to have to leave them there for an extended period of time.

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Hospital is a testament to multitude of givers

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By the time the University of Rochester Medical Center opens the Golisano Children’s Hospital this month, thousands of supporters will have had a hand in bringing the $146 million first phase to fruition. The hospital, which university and medical center ...

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2015 Financial Executive of the Year Award: SMALL ORGANIZATIONS

Clay Carpenter Nichols Construction Team As a partner and chief financial officer of the Nichols Construction Team, Clay Carpenter wears many hats. Carpenter has been with the company since 1998. In his current role, he oversees financial operations and acts ...

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2015 Financial Executive of the Year Award: RISING STAR

Keri Curtis GateHouse Media LLC Growing up on a dairy farm outside of Utica with seven siblings, Keri Curtis learned to have a strong work ethic early in life. “I’m number six in the lineup, so I know how to ...

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2015 Financial Executive of the Year Award: Past winners

Thirty-three people have received the Financial Executive of the Year Award since the program was launched in 2008 by the Rochester chapter of the Financial Executives International and the Rochester Business Journal. 2014 Susan Gurak Monroe Community College Foundation Thomas ...

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2015 Financial Executive of the Year Award: SMALL NON-PROFITS

Thomas Combs George Eastman House Thomas Combs is the vice president of operations and finance at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. He oversees finance, information technology, human resources, facilities and security. “I’m most proud of ...

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2015 Financial Executive of the Year Award: LARGE NON-PROFITS

Thomas Ammer Villa of Hope As the vice president of finance and administration, Thomas Ammer oversees the financial matters at Villa of Hope, but he sees his work in helping those who deal with matters of the heart as having ...

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2015 Financial Executive of the Year Award: LARGE ORGANIZATIONS

Monica Savino The Bonadio Group As chief financial officer of the Bonadio Group, Monica Savino’s days vary significantly. Besides being an accounting firm, the group has 14 subsidiaries. “Sometimes my focus is accounting firm concerns and some days it’s the ...

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2015 Financial Executive of the Year Award

Fifteen financial executives from the business and non-profit sectors have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Financial Executive of the Year Award, which recognizes contributions to their organizations and the community during the past year. The awards luncheon, co-presented ...

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In the dance studio, getting a leg up on life

Behind the scenes, away from the stage and the lights, education is at the root of everything Garth Fagan Dance does. The company has delighted audiences around the world for 45 years. Its mission—to create an environment that instills an ...

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The 75/45 gala

The 45th anniversary of Garth Fagan Dance and Fagan’s upcoming 75th birthday will be celebrated at a gala April 25 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. The evening will feature a dance performance, reception, dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions ...

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Thoughts on Fagan, his company

On perfection “I always thought that it was easy to work with Garth once you understood that there was only one standard, and that was perfection.” – Deborah Ronnen, former GFD board chair “I’ve been able to work with him ...

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Businesses tap in-house WiFi to engage customers

As consumers’ patience for traditional sales pitches wears thin, more retailers are interacting with customers through in-store WiFi. Businesses entice shoppers to use their in-house networks in various ways, including sending check-in messages to their smartphones and offering discounts only ...

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