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The 2013 Schools Report Card contains information and data on some 250 public and private schools. Here are details about the contents of this special publication and notes on how the material was obtained. Categories In the public schools section ...

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Work it: Finding fitness and balance on the job

1-199 Employees Butler/Till Butler/Till Media Services Inc., a media and communications firm in Henrietta, believes in being prepared. So the firm recently hired Henrietta Volunteer Ambulance Service Inc. to provide basic first aid training for its employees. Roughly 20 of ...

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Wellness in the workplace

Organizations in the Rochester area are getting serious about promoting wellness, going beyond simply helping employees shed a few pounds or quit smoking. With everything from fully equipped on-site fitness facilities to financial seminars, employers are pushing for a well-rounded ...

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Finalists for Financial Executive of the Year

SMALL COMPANIES   Richard Klein ConServe Continental Service Group Inc. has more than tripled its employment in the last five years, including the addition of a call center in the Buffalo suburbs. Richard Klein, the firm’s chief financial officer, has ...

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Interviews reveal engineers to be ‘people persons’

2012 ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Sergio Esteban, LaBella Associates P.C. In business, Sergio Esteban believes in the three R’s: relationships, resources and results.   Esteban is CEO and chairman of LaBella Associates P.C. He joined the firm in 1981 and ...

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Golisano’s $10M gift made GIS possible

When Nabil Nasr looks over the accomplishments of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, he has one overriding thought: None of it would be possible without Thomas Golisano. It was a $10 million gift from Golisano in late 2007 that kick-started ...

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Programs pull together a range of disciplines

Leonardo da Vinci, the archetypal Renaissance man, believed ideas pertinent to one realm do not exist in isolation but inform and relate to other ideas in other realms.   His credo could be the watchword for Rochester Institute of Technology ...

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P2I helps N.Y. firms become more sustainable

When Anahita Williamson talks about improving the environment, reducing waste and cleaning up the manufacturing sector, she exudes passion and excitement.   At 35, Williamson already has experience in sustainability and pollution prevention: a graduate degree from Clarkson University in ...

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Leader sees growth ahead for RIT’s institute

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology is poised to grow.   Six years after its founding, the institute is set to move into its own building for the first time. The 84,000-square-foot Sustainability Institute Hall will ...

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GIS key to advancing manufacturing in N.Y.

Owen Foster knows the importance of sustainable practices in manufacturing. He believes it is one of the biggest industry topics today.   Foster, vice president of marketing and sustainability at Rochester Midland Corp., said sustainability compares with the environmental focus ...

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GIS expected to deliver big impact for region

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability will have a global reach and a dramatic economic impact in the Rochester region, business leaders say. Sandra Parker, president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc., described it in one word: huge.   ...

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INNOVATION HONOREE: Jude Sauer M.D.

When most people look at medical devices, they see tools that perform a function intended to heal people.   Jude Sauer M.D. sees the same thing. However, like Michelangelo with art or Spielberg with a film camera, Sauer also looks ...

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SENIOR CARE HONOREE: Patricia Bomba M.D.

It is a weekday morning in mid-February, and Patricia Bomba M.D. is about to board a plane.   The vice president and medical director of geriatrics for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has spent a few days in California, representing New York ...

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VOLUNTEER HONOREE: Stacey Ruisi

Stacey Ruisi, a cancer survivor, is a versatile volunteer for Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc.   Ruisi was introduced to the non-profit in 2002 as a camper at its recreation facility on Keuka Lake in Branchport. While participating ...

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VOLUNTEER HONOREE: Jo Ann Armstrong

Jo Ann Armstrong knows the challenges that come with disabilities.   She has spina bifida, a condition that affects the spine before birth.   Armstrong began volunteering at the University of Rochester Medical Center 18 years ago, after 22 years ...

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