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RBJ 75: New economy built on knowledge creation

As the largest private-sector employer in the Rochester region, the University of Rochester is vitally important to the regional economy—as are the five other colleges and universities that rank among the RBJ 75. Experts point to the growing role higher ...

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RBJ 75: CEO Bios

Jose Acevedo M.D. President and CEO, Finger Lakes Health Acevedo became the first physician to head Finger Lakes Health when he was named president and CEO in 2010. He joined the health system in 2004 as vice president for medical ...

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Strategies in hiring focus on the right fit

Every company needs talent. When it comes to hiring for Rochester’s top employers, the focus is on fit. With each new hire comes a chance to define the company’s next direction. “The best strategy in attracting top talent to Harris ...

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Tough decisions are part of the territory

Bearing the burden of making tough calls is a big part of why they pay CEOs the big bucks. “In addition to having the courage to make a big decision, you need the fortitude to deal with unpleasant surprises,” consultant ...

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Putting Paychex back on the growth track

Martin Mucci

(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) When Martin Mucci was named president and CEO of Paychex Inc. in 2010, the company was coming off an unprecedented year—and not of the good sort. On the heels of the recession, Paychex had its first-ever ...

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Fitness firms


From yoga classes to farmers markets, Rochester companies continue to raise the bar for creativity in their efforts to encourage employee wellness. The variety of health-promotion tools used by local companies is growing. Some have fresh local fruit and vegetables ...

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At work, embracing wellness as a way of life


1-99 Employees Butler/Till Media & Communications Dog days are not just for summer at Butler/Till. Employees bring their dogs to work each Friday as a morale booster. And a golden retriever/Labrador mix is in the office daily just waiting to ...

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He stepped up, raised profile

When Donald Bain threw his name into the hat for the presidency at St. John Fisher College several years ago, Thomas Bonadio admits he had some doubts. Bonadio, a trustee who at the time was serving as co-chair of the ...

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Legacy for a new generation

Patriot, judge and scholar—Donald Bain has built his career being all three. He steps down as president of St. John Fisher College at the end of June, leaving the legacy of a campus expanded in physical footprint and academic programs, ...

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Donald Bain’s presidency: Then and now

Donald Bain’s presidency has been a period of significant growth for St. John Fisher College. Total enrollment has increased nearly 15 percent, the number of degrees conferred has risen 45 percent, total employees and full-time faculty have jumped (50 percent ...

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A champion for others

Gary Mervis, founder and chairman of Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc., first met Donald Bain in 1982 at the inaugural Teddi Dance for Love, St. John Fisher College’s 24-hour dance marathon. Named after Mervis’ late daughter, the event ...

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A timeline of the Bain era

2004 St. John Fisher College president Katherine Keough passes away. Donald Bain is appointed interim president. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Building is dedicated. Renovations to the property at 3700 East Avenue are completed and the building becomes home to ...

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Hospital reflects evolution of care for children


A pediatric neurologist, Nina Schor M.D. has chaired the Department of Pediatrics since coming to Rochester in 2006 and is pediatrician-in-chief at Golisano Children’s Hospital. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) Schor: "There is capacity to add two more floors. I probably ...

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Technology helps set new hospital apart


Handheld communications devices will alter the role played by nursing stations. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) The new Golisano Children’s Hospital has invested $9.1 million in technology—a major reason the 245,000-square-foot facility will be at the forefront of pediatric care nationwide. ...

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