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Hardworking entrepreneurs built Rochester

2001  John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb, who co-founded global eye-care leader Bausch & Lomb Inc.;  Chester Carlson, whose revolutionary invention launched Xerox Corp.;  George Eastman, who built Eastman Kodak Co., one of the most recognizable brands in the world; ...

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An eye on longevity at Parlec, Century Mold

Machining and tooling has been part of Michael Nuccitelli’s life from the start. “I grew up around a machine shop and a tool-maker type of family and worked for the machining and machine shop at a very young age,” he ...

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He led G.W. Lisk by example, with hard work

Driven by a passion for precision and a commitment to fair play: That is how colleagues remember Isaac Andrew “Drew” Morris, the Clifton Springs industrialist who led G.W. Lisk Co. Inc. from turbulent times following the Great Depression to its ...

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New JA strategy will have even greater reach

Junior Achievement of Rochester, New York Area Inc. is on a roll. JA is revitalizing middle and high school programs with more digital content and blended learning opportunities, says JA president and CEO Patricia Leva. And it’s offering even more ...

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Volunteers cherish time inspiring kids in class

Andrew Brady, president and CEO, the XLR8 Team Inc. Years as a JA volunteer: 3 Where: Schools 23, 35 and 39; Leadership Academy for Young Men; Charlotte High School What I’ve learned: Giving young people permission to dream and open ...

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Mark IV’s next-generation leaders look to the future

Construction sites were their playground, their hands-on education and their deep-rooted passion. “I was always fascinated by all of the heavy equipment and all the construction,” said Chief Operating Officer Steven DiMarzo, who with his brother, President Christopher DiMarzo, helps ...

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Company has made its mark over half-century

Mark IV Enterprises Inc. has its roots in the grocery business—specifically, in DiMarzo’s Superette, the grocery store Mark IV founder and CEO Anthony DiMarzo’s parents used to own. DiMarzo’s family started acquiring rental properties around the market on Rochester’s west ...

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Schools agree on advantages of technology

Whether private or public, schools agree about technology use in the classroom: It is essential. The positive aspects of using smartboards, tablets and desktop computers to teach and learn overrule any drawbacks, area educators say. “The teachers love the way ...

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Sweeping reforms address failing schools

The Rochester City School District is preparing for one of the most significant shifts in education history, a new plan from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that gives the state unprecedented power to take over failing schools. The change is part of ...

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An eye on the bottom line at private schools

With an eye to securing stability and growth, private school officials know the importance of financial planning. “It’s vital to our long-term success,” said Christina Mancini, director of alumni relations and development at the Aquinas Institute of Rochester. Private schools ...

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A mission to provide alternative education

Rochester area parents know what they want when it comes to their children’s education: Of the state’s 233 charter schools, Monroe County is home to 13, with a 14th to open in the fall. By comparison, Syracuse, considered the central ...

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Inside the 11th edition of the Report Card

Welcome to the 11th edition of the Rochester Business Journal Schools Report Card. This examination of area schools has changed in a number of ways since it debuted in 2005. At first, the Report Card examined only Monroe County schools. ...

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RBJ Schools Report Card: Ontario County private schools

Calvary Chapel Christian School 1777 Route 332, Farmington N.Y. 14425 (585) 398-2218 www.ccfingerlakes.org Principal: Mark Leckie Enrollment:    55 Grades taught:    K-8 Coed:    Yes Median teacher salary:    NA Median years of teaching:    NA Yearly tuition:    NA Staff:    Teachers:    7    ...

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RBJ Schools Report Card: Ontario County public schools

Bloomfield Central School District P.O. Box 98, Oakmount Ave. East Bloomfield, N.Y. 14443 (585) 657-6121 www.bloomfieldcsd.org Superintendent: Michael Midey District Profile Total district population:    6,660 Communities served:    East Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Bristol Enrollment:    951 Staff:    Teachers:    88    Other ...

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Teacher assessments lack balance, critics cry

As state lawmakers push for a bill to extend the timeline for implementation, school districts across New York must prepare to manage a new teacher evaluation system imposed as part of the state budget—or risk losing increased state aid. Gov. ...

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