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Director prepping for Rochester’s LPGA finale

"I know the tour would love to be able to take what they have here in Rochester to a bigger city," says Linda Hampton, tournament director for the Wegmans LPGA Championship. "They’d do that in a heartbeat." (Photo by Kimberly ...

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LPGA: Six players to watch

Stacy Lewis Winner of the Ricoh Women’s British Open, Stacy Lewis currently ranks atop both the Rolex women’s world golf rankings and the top 100 money list. She has three tour victories in 2014. Michelle Wie A prodigy who started ...

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RBJ 75: Thousands of onetime Big Yellow jobs remain

In its heyday, Eastman Kodak Co. employed more than 60,000 people in the Rochester area. Three decades later, one-third of Rochester’s former Big Three employers has lost 96 percent of its local workforce. “I think the obvious dramatic change in ...

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The RBJ 75 CEOs

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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RBJ 75: Annualized total return

Ranked by total % one-year return to investors in 2013     Rank    Company    One-Year    Five-Year    Ten-Year             Return    Return    Return     1.    Constellation Brands Inc. Class B    99.3    34.5    15.5     2.    Constellation Brands Inc. Class A    98.9    ...

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RBJ 75: Sales growth

Ranked by total % change in sales, 2012 to 2013     1.    Valeant Pharmaceuticals         International Inc.    65.8     2.    Florida Ice & Farm Co. S.A.    61.5     3.    Shiseido Co. Ltd.    12.4     4.    Onex Corp.    11.6     ...

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RBJ 75: The picture then and now

Times change, and so have the fortunes of the largest public companies with operations in the Rochester region. But the changes are as varied as the firms themselves. A decade ago, Eastman Kodak Co. employed 20,600 people locally and 64,000 ...

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RBJ 75: Importance of non-profit employers grows

Non-profits continue to cement their status as the area’s leading employers, a trend experts say is likely to diversify and bolster the economy. From educational institutions to health care providers, 28 non-profit organizations earned a place on the 2014 RBJ ...

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RBJ 75: Largest employers are geographically diverse

Rochester and Monroe County are home to most of the region’s largest employers, but not all. In fact, nearly one-fifth of the RBJ 75 companies are based in the surrounding counties. Manufacturing firms continue to be key employers in Ontario ...

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RBJ 75: Growth at the top

The University of Rochester, the region’s No. 1 employer, also led the way over the past year in jobs added. Its staff grew by nearly 600 people. Second-ranked Rochester Regional Health System, recently formed by the merger of Rochester General ...

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Now in its 26th year, the RBJ 75 evolves again

This annual publication, now 26 years old, has outlasted more than a handful of companies that appeared in the first edition. It has reached this point by doing what any business must do to survive: adapt and evolve. Here we ...

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RBJ 75: A shared vision for the region’s No. 1 employer

UR president Joel Seligman and URMC CEO Bradford Berk M.D. are guiding its growth Much has changed at the University of Rochester in the nine years since it became the region’s largest employer. In 2005, UR employed approximately 16,000 people. ...

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RBJ 75: Predicting fastest-growing sectors is difficult

With the long-term decline of manufacturing, health care and education have grabbed the spotlight for job creation here. But other industries could be positioned to emerge from the shadows. Those who study the local economy predict that over the next ...

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RBJ 75: Earnings growth

Ranked by total % change in net income, 2012 to 2013     1.    Berry Plastics Group Inc.    2,750.0     2.    Verizon Communications Inc.    1,213.9     3.    Harris Corp.    290.3     4.    Exelon Corp.    47.7     5.    Windstream Holdings Inc.    43.5 ...

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RBJ 75: CEO compensation Ranked by total compensation in 2013

CEO compensation Ranked by total compensation in 2013                      Compensation1         Company    Executive    2013    2012    Change     1.    JPMorgan Chase & Co.    James Dimon, chairman, president and CEO    $20,000,000     $11,500,000     73.9%     2.    ...

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