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Charitable Events Calendar: Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers, We are pleased to bring you the 13th edition of our Charitable Events Calendar. This unique publication illustrates how Rochester-area non-profit organizations and their supporters continue to find fresh, creative ways to raise new dollars to fund programs. ...

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Charitable Events Calendar: Other important dates

Health Care Achievement Awards March 25, 2014 Hyatt Regency Rochester Sponsoring organization: Rochester Business Journal Financial Executive of the Year May 2014 Sponsoring organizations: Rochester Business Journal and Financial Executives International, Rochester Chapter Wealth of Health Awards June 12, 2014 ...

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Smart gadgets play invaluable role in busy lives

Keeping up with business developments and family matters wherever and whenever they occur is standard procedure for successful area businesswomen. Smart gadgets offer them invaluable assistance.

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Nurturing young women, building tomorrow’s female leaders

Nurturing and supporting young women in the Greater Rochester area who aspire to become our future leaders has been one of the Women’s Council’s longstanding missions. In an effort to promote these young women of promise, the Women’s Council introduced ...

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Athena Award Recipients

2013: Anne Kress Monroe Community College 2012: Judith Ford Baumhauer M.D. University of Rochester Medical Center 2011: Kitty Van Bortel Van Bortel Ford, Van Bortel Subaru and Van Bortel Used Car Center 2010: Jennifer Leonard Rochester Area Community Foundation 2009: ...

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Athena Awards: Letter from Rochester Business Alliance leaders

It is with great pride that the Rochester Business Alliance and its affiliate, the Women’s Council, present our 28th annual Athena Award finalists. Each woman represents leadership at its best, and our community is enriched by their presence and service. ...

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Glass artist’s creation makes gifts for finalists

Each Athena finalist receives a signature art piece designed and created by glass artist Nancy Gong. Nancy has received worldwide acclaim for her architectural art glass designs-perhaps most often recognized in Rochester for her work on the ArtWalk bus shelter ...

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Women’s Council 2014 Board of Directors

President Lorisa LaRocca, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Vice president Wende Knapp, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Treasurer Shelly Marketell, Eastman Kodak Co. Secretary Kelly Mueller, American Diabetes Association DIRECTORS Rachel Baker August, Seneca Park Zoo Society Jennifer Johnson, Frontier Communications ...

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Honoring outstanding achievements, service

Supporting, developing and honoring women leaders. Inspiring women to achieve their full potential. Creating balance in leadership worldwide.   This is the mission of Athena International, an organization founded in 1982, which first developed the Athena Leadership Award. Since the ...

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28th Athena Award finalists

See correction and amplification below. Thirteen women are finalists for Rochester’s 28th Athena Award. The honor–sponsored by the Women’s Council of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc.-is given annually to a local woman who best reflects the values of achievement, community ...

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Striking a chord with women in leadership roles

Sheryl Sandberg’s views have struck a chord with some female leaders in the Rochester area.   Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., has been vocal about barriers that prevent women from rising to leadership roles in her book "Lean ...

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Dream jobs evolve from unexpected experiences

Last year, Kaye Stone-Gansz, the president, CEO and co-founder of Stone Goose Enterprises Inc., was looking over Smith’s Gravel Pit in Sodus, Wayne County, with an eye to purchasing the sand and gravel mining company.   Stepping into the company’s ...

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Rochester offers a perfect balance for go-getters

Roderic Burrill admits that if his wife had not grown up here, he might never have known about Rochester. But once he learned about all it has to offer, he decided it would be his home, too.   "I view ...

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2013 Forty Under 40 Contents

This publication celebrates the honorees of the 19th annual Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 awards, a group of young professionals who have made noteworthy contributions to the Rochester community. The Rochester Business Journal and sponsors the Bonadio Group, Garber ...

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2013 Forty Under 40 honorees

Nathaniel Bank Associate, business and finance department Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Age: 31 Education: B.S., applied economics and management, Cornell University; J.D., SUNY Buffalo Family: Girlfriend Mariel Musshafen Residence: South Wedge neighborhood Professional responsibilities: The practice of law with a ...

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