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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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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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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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Gaining wisdom through a taste of the real world

At 20, Lori Van Dusen had to come to grips with the fact that she would not have a career as a singer. She realized that performing would require more ability, and she did not plan to teach music.   ...

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Climbing To The Top

When nature threatens to devastate landscapes, Terry Tree Service LLC and Ironwood Heavy Highway LLC move into high gear.     The two Chili-based companies-led by Thomas Terry III and Timothy Pope-support federal, state and local governments in disaster relief efforts ...

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And The Survey Says

The strengthening economy has brought lucrative opportunities for the companies on the Rochester Top 100 list. These firms have managed to retain customers and add staff-and they expect the next three years to bring even more success. The Rochester Business ...

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An Era of Growth

The 27th Rochester Top 100 luncheon is expected to be the last for Sandra Parker as president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc., an organization she has led since January 2005. She previously was president and chief operating ...

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They’re No. 1

The top spot on the 2013 Rochester Top 100 goes to Ironwood Heavy Highway LLC (Terry Tree Service LLC). The companies shot to the top this year after not appearing on the list of the region’s fastest-growing private companies in ...

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Growth Divine For These Nine

Nine companies that appear on the 2013 Rochester Top 100 also appeared on the first lists, published in 1987 or 1988:   Bob Johnson Chevrolet ranked No. 21 in 1987 and is No. 11 on the 2013 list. It has ...

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