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2014 Wealth of Health Awards: 700-3,999 Employees


Gunlocke Co. Gunlocke Co. employees can take a healthy hike without leaving work. “We have established an indoor and two outdoor marked walking trails,” says senior community relations specialist Pat Lander. Employees (called members at Gunlocke) use the trails on ...

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2014 Wealth of Health Awards: 300-699 Employees

American Packaging Corp. When it comes to health awareness among its employees, American Packaging Corp. is changing the conversation. “Our purpose is to provide safety and wellness awareness inside and outside of the workplace,” says Rene Daugherty, who heads the ...

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2014 Wealth of Health Awards: 4,000+ Employees


Constellation Brands Inc. Employees are earning points toward lower health insurance premiums through Building a Better You, the new wellness plan at Constellation Brands Inc. “We hope to remove the barriers people have from leading a healthy life and help ...

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2014 Wealth of Health Awards: 1-299 Employees


Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Inc. Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Inc. has a message for its employees: “Tag, You’re Fit.” “(Our) mission is to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles amongst Allen-Bailey employees,” says Colleen Knopeck, a marketing assistant for the firm. ...

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2014 Wealth of Health Awards: Healthy Ways


From cooking lessons to fitness  classes, Rochester employers are getting creative about nurturing a culture of health. The variety of health-promotion tools used by local companies is wide-ranging. Some have fully equipped on-site fitness facilities; others are holding financial seminars ...

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2014 Financial Executive of the Year Award

Nine financial executives from the business and non-profit sectors have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Financial Executive of the Year Award, which recognizes contributions to their organizations and the community during the past year. Two others have been ...

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Profiles of the finalists for the 2014 Financial Executive of the Year Awar


(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) Small organization Jay Baker iCardiac Technologies Inc. Jay Baker has been a part of two of the area’s big deals over the past decade. As controller for Lenel Systems International Inc., Baker helped to grow and ...

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Financial Executive of the Year Award past winners

Twenty-eight 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. 2013 Patricia Dell Norman Howard School Jeanine Frenz ...

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Engineers honored at 112th annual ceremony

2013 Engineer of the Year Maureen Valentine College of Applied Science and Technology, Rochester Institute  of Technology Maureen Valentine came to her chosen field by a circuitous route. “I think civil engineering found me, not I found it,” says the ...

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Best in Engineering

Engineering is one of the Rochester area’s economic strengths. This month, local leaders in the field are being honored for their work by the Rochester Engineering Society, April 26, at Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The society, founded in 1897, has ...

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Easing the worry of a trip to the dentist

After years of searching for a dentist for Ty, her teenage son, Cheryl Coppola was at her wit’s end. “We’ve been through many specialists,” she says. “Nobody would touch him.” Born four weeks premature, Ty has Down syndrome and an ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards medical professional honoree Elaine Duckey

Elaine Duckey draws kudos for hard work, a heartfelt smile By MIKE COSTANZA For Elaine Duckey of the Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, caring for patients is a bit like visiting relatives. “They’re the family that you ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards senior care honoree Chantel Truax

Chantel Truax knew at age 8 that she wanted to work with elderly people. “I appreciated spending time with people in my life who were wise,” says the elder advocate for St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone. “I was always the ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards nurse honoree Kathleen Doerner R.N.

For Kathleen Doerner, becoming a nurse was a given. “There was never a doubt in my mind that I would be a nurse someday,” she says. “From childhood, when I would take slivers out of friends’ hands, to following the ...

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Health Care Achievement Awards volunteer honoree Paul Speranza Jr.

High blood pressure affects approximately one-third of local adults, and it is linked to many other serious health conditions and avoidable hospitalizations. Paul Speranza Jr. has made it his goal to improve these statistics. Speranza is vice chairman and general ...

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