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Forty Under 40 Class of 2012


Mark Allen Region executive, Upstate NY and North Central PA; Chase Commercial Banking JPMorgan Chase & Co. Residence: Pittsford Favorite quote: “Yes, sir!”—Verne Lundquist, 1986 Masters Influenced by: Bob Ryan, former market executive for Chase Commercial Banking and current group ...

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Forty Under 40 Class of 1996


Martin Birmingham President and CEO Five Star Bank and Financial Institutions Inc. Residence: Pittsford Favorite quote: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”—Winston Churchill Influenced by: My career has been influenced ...

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Forty Under 40 Class of 2011


Patrick Ahern Senior vice president, business development Brand Integrity Inc. Residence: Pittsford Favorite quote: “Great moments are born from great opportunities.”—Herb Brooks Jon Alhart Director, social and digital media Dixon Schwabl Inc. Residence: Penfield Favorite quote: “It’s your outlook on ...

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Forty Under 40 Class of 1995


Philip Andolina Managing partner Lawley Andolina Verdi LLC Residence: Rochester Rochester in one word: Giving Influenced by: Dan Meyers Dawn Borgeest Senior vice president and chief corporate affairs officer United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. Residence: Canandaigua Favorite quote: “Failure ...

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More make it to the top

Newcomers to the Rochester Top 100 credit different strategies for landing them on the list of the area’s fastest-growing companies. This year’s first timers are a diverse group, reflecting the area’s varied business climate. Companies on the list include two ...

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More room to grow

Few professions have more open-ended qualifications for employment than accounts receivable management firms. Among those firms, none have had more success than Perinton-based Continental Service Group Inc., which employs nearly 500 in Monroe County and another 100 in suburban Buffalo. ...

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Pedal to the metal: Bob Johnson Chevrolet has doubled its staff

Loyalty and commitment have played a large role in the success of Bob Johnson Chevrolet, allowing the Greece fixture to expand and acquire new franchises and facilities over the last few years. “Based on past success in the Rochester market, ...

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A high-performer

Vnomics Corp. lets its customers do the talking. Operating in the commercial trucking industry, the company has been able to transform the way drivers maneuver their fleets using technology licensed from Rochester Institute of Technology. The company has grown at ...

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Back to the list

For a number of Rochester Top 100 companies, 2014 marks a return to the list after several years away. A variety of reasons explain their absences. Costich Engineering, Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture P.C. was a Top 100 company in ...

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Women at the top: The number of woman-owned Top 100 firms has risen

For the 12 woman-owned businesses on this year’s Rochester Top 100, success is less about having a female leader and more about hiring the right people and developing good relationships with clients. “An abiding passion to serve our customers has ...

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The Right Strategy: UTC Retail has thrived in a low-growth industry

UTC Retail has been patient. Three years ago, the retail technology company had the foresight to invest in a software offering. The ultimate benefits that decision would generate were unknown at the time. That strategic move, paired with technology refresh ...

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Views from the Top: Rochester’s outlook

How do you personally feel about the prospects for the Rochester-area economy over the next three years? Rochester is rich in entrepreneurial spirit and intelligence. As some industries, markets and major employers decline, new companies with new ideas and technologies ...

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Views from the Top: Jobs outlook

What is the employment outlook for your company over the next 12 months? Since receiving the honor of a Rochester Top 100 company, we have opened a satellite winery at Eastview Mall. It is the first of its kind in ...

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Views from the Top: Growth drivers

What has been the biggest driver of growth for your company over the past three years? Developing a well-understood strategy and then executing it through a very successful targeted business development approach. —Thomas Judson, The Pike Cos. Expanding our geographical ...

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Retail still is No. 1

Retail is king when it comes to generating sales on the Rochester Top 100. The sector ranked first—representing the highest revenue and overall employee headcount—on the 2014 Top 100 list. Retail also has been the top sector in both categories ...

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