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Many dimensions to good care of seniors needing assistance

The move to a senior living facility can be one of the most difficult experiences in most people’s lives. It can strain family bonds, drain seniors’ wealth and, for the facilities themselves, place them in the challenging role of being ...

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Philanthropy group to honor 12 recipients

Today, the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will honor those who give back their community in celebration of National Philanthropy Day. This year, 12 honorees will be lauded for their philanthropic efforts. Since 1986, National Philanthropy ...

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Candace Walters brings HR solutions to Fortune 500 companies

All small business leaders focus on the success of their business endeavors, but Candace Walters also focuses on the path to that success: employees. Her belief that effective human resource management results in engaged and productive employees is the cornerstone ...

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In Optimax, Mandina and Plympton formed a winning team

Optimax Systems Inc. President Michael Mandina and CEO Rick Plympton lead the nation’s largest prototype optics manufacturer. They supply precision optical components, such as semi-conductors, aerospace, and medical instruments for the military and industry in the United States and overseas. ...

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Gould’s steady hand steered Alesco past early obstacles

This year, investment advisory firm Alesco Advisors LLC surpassed $4 billion in assets under advisement. But the firm had a rocky start after its founding in 2000. “The first several years were really difficult,” says Jim Gould, founder and CEO. ...

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Honoring the best, benefitting who’s next

Every year the Rochester Business Hall of Fame inducts new members who have helped shape our Region as business owners and innovators. They have made extraordinary contributions to their industries, given generously to our community, and serve as excellent role ...

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Myers broke from family tradition to launch something sweeter

Carlton Myers was not planning to open another sweetener manufacturer when he sold his first sweetener business, Western New York Sugar and Syrup, to Archer, Daniels Midland Co. in 1980. But he felt compelled to when he found ADM had ...

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A pioneer in broadcasting, Langston ‘gave a voice to the voices’

He came to Rochester with the intent of providing weather forecasts to television viewers. He ended up creating a landmark radio station instead. Andrew Langston was a pioneer in broadcasting, founding the first black-owned radio station in New York. WDKX-FM ...

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Breathing new life into Rochester’s old buildings

The repurposing trend has grown beyond household objects to encompass the entire house—or rather, warehouse. Old and often abandoned buildings are being upcycled into dynamic new spaces, salvaging a piece of Rochester’s history and giving both a new chapter. The ...

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Creativity replaces cookie-cutter in architecture

In another age of architecture, the hallmark of a project often wasn’t design creativity. It was more like: have Jell-O mold, will build. Just look at the cookie-cutter sports stadiums constructed from the mid-1960s through the 1970s. Who could tell the Three ...

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Outdoor spaces highly coveted among Rochester’s leisure spots

In the narrow window of the year during which Rochesterians get to enjoy warm weather, places to socialize that make use of the outdoors are in high demand. For those fleeting summer months, having outdoor spaces to offer customers can ...

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Hilda Rosario Escher: 5 Women I Admire

This article was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. As I reflect on my life, both personally and professionally, I can instantly recall the women who have played a key role in my development and ...

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Dixon Schwabl’s Jessica Savage makes an impact with Girls on the Run

This article was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. As a leader in a woman-owned organization, Jessica Savage knows the importance of encouraging women in their careers and developing their confidence and leadership skills. So ...

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Hard work can overcome bias in legal industry

This article was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. Jacqueline Phipps Polito, a partner at Littler Mendelson PC, was inspired to become a lawyer by the attorney who helped her family after they were involved ...

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