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Foodlink’s Community Kitchen creates more than just meals

Foodlink’s Community Kitchen has been preparing meals for the hungry for 18 years, but it has grown to be so much more. It has evolved from an antiquated food preparation cookery on Joseph Avenue to a shiny, ultra-modern facility at ...

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Wegmans and Foodlink: A partnership to fight hunger

  In the beginning, there was Tom Ferraro and there was Wegmans. In the 40-year history of Foodlink, it’s hard to distinguish whether there was a time that it existed without its largest benefactor, Wegmans, the nationally renowned grocery store ...

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Curbside Market visits neighborhoods year-round with fresh produce

Most people think ‘food bank’ when they think of Foodlink. While food pantries are an integral part of their mission, they have also initiated innovative food access programs like the Curbside Market. Mitch Gruber, chief programs officer at Foodlink, founded ...

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Personal contact as important as social media to stay connected

We asked a group of 40 Under 40 alums how they stay connected to their peers, inside and outside their business sector. Keeping tabs on social media, attending community events, volunteering, joining organizations and good old-fashioned socializing out on the ...

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Forty Under 40 winners share lessons learned

Success is often a product of hard work. So, too, is the ability to observe and the willingness to adapt. Four recent Forty Under 40 honorees share thoughts on the most important lessons they have learned on the job. On ...

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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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