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Thirty companies and organizations are supporting the 2012 Rochester Business Ethics Award presentation as partners and financial sponsors. Institutional sponsors (who supported the founding of the RBEA 10 years ago): St. John Fisher College, Rochester Business Alliance Inc. and Society ...

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Rochester Business Ethics Award program is now in its 10th year

Since 2003, the Rochester Business Ethics Award program has honored firms in the Rochester region that exemplify high standards of ethical behavior in their daily business practices and in response to challenges or crises.   Five finalists have been selected ...

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A CNB timeline

1887: Acquires incorporation certificate and opens for business. Deposits total $35,515 on the first day, loans $2,600. 1889: Deposits total $192,000. 1890: Sets directors’ fees at $5 per meeting attended. 1900: Orders a telephone line. 1919: Receives trust powers. 1924: ...

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CNB traces start back to the 19th century

As a leather and wool dealer in the late 19th century, Henry Hamlin often carried a large amount of cash to conduct business. Muddy roads separated the East Bloomfield resident and his horse-drawn buggy from the dozen banks then in ...

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Hamlins have guided the bank for 125 years

With its stable, local leadership, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. is celebrating 125 years since opening its first bank office in 1887. CNB began in a small town within Ontario County and has grown into the largest locally owned ...

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Father-son duo focuses on driving CNB’s success

The transition to its next top executive continues at Canandaigua National Corp., the ultimate goal being not much change at all.   George Hamlin IV, an attorney who became president of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. in 1979, passed ...

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RBJ 75: A year of ups and downs

The hard numbers produce a mixed picture for the RBJ 75 in 2011. While by some measures the performance of the area’s leading companies and non-profit organizations improved, others show a slight decline.   After posting a 1.5 percent employment ...

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RBJ 75: The non-profit organization CEOs

Jose Acevedo M.D. President and CEO, Finger Lakes Health Acevedo became the first physician to head Finger Lakes Health when he was named president and CEO in 2010. He joined the health system in 2004 as vice president for medical ...

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The area’s largest employer aims for more growth

The University of Rochester is the region’s largest employer, ranks among the top research institutions in the nation and has a growing economic impact that has surpassed $2 billion in the Rochester area—but Joel Seligman sees the university as larger ...

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RBJ 75: What’s behind the numbers

To identify the companies that rank among the RBJ 75 and to measure their performance in the most recent fiscal year, the Rochester Business Journal conducts a thorough analysis of available data. The methodology is designed to make fair, meaningful ...

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RBJ 75: The private company CEOs

James Brush President and CEO, Sentry Group Brush has served in a number of executive positions with SentrySafe since joining the company in 1986. He was chairman of the 2009 United Way campaign and serves as a trustee of St. ...

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RBJ 75: The public company CEOs

Al Angrisani President and CEO, Harris Interactive Inc. Angrisani is president and CEO of Harris Interactive and serves as vice chairman of the company’s board of directors in 2012. Angrisani had been interim CEO from 2011 to 2012. Angrisani served ...

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RBJ 75: Kaplan brings focus, deep experience to Torvec

In nearly two years at the helm of Torvec Inc., Richard Kaplan has restructured the board, narrowed the company’s focus, raised more than $6 million in investment funds and garnered some much-needed attention for the automotive technology company.   Still, ...

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RBJ 75: Making up for decades of ‘lost innovation’

Out of the public eye, B&L CEO Brent Saunders is transforming the iconic firm More than two years into his tenure as CEO of Bausch & Lomb Inc., Brent Saunders is happy with the company’s momentum.   As the second ...

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RBJ 75: Under Mucci, Paychex has regained its old form

In just two years as CEO, Martin Mucci has helped bring Paychex Inc. from one of the worst periods in its history to a year of record revenues.   For fiscal 2012, which ended May 31, Paychex reported total sales ...

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