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At Fibertech, they started fast and never looked back

When it comes to start-up companies, securing new business and hiring employees is usually a chicken-or-egg question. New ventures need clients in order to hire employees. Clients need to see adequate staffing to support their businesses.   John Purcell and ...

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Raymond Isaac: A high-energy approach to business leadership

It’s one thing to love your job. It’s another to run into the office from your truck every morning, saying, "It’s show time!" If you are Raymond Isaac, president of Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., that’s exactly how every ...

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Thomas Ioele: Success built through the strength of partnerships

For Thomas Ioele, president and CEO of Employee Relations Associates Inc., building deep, honest and authentic relationships is critical to success. Many people can start businesses, but sustainability is much easier with a desire to create a mutual win for ...

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Peter Bruu: A leader who drives efficiency through technology

Peter Bruu is a self-proclaimed efficiency freak.   "I love creating order out of chaos," he said, "generating efficiency through technology."   As CEO of Integrity Networking Systems Inc., a 2010 and 2011 Rochester Top 100 company, that passion translated ...

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Eugene Baldino: An expert at building an extended family of firms

With a proven track record of effectively restructuring challenged organizations, Eugene Baldino came to Jasco Tools Inc. in 1994. At the request of John Summers, majority shareholder and then CEO of Jasco, Baldino took responsibility for two recent acquisitions in ...

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Sharon Napier: Growing by staying true to core business values

As basketball great Michael Jordan says: "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." It could be said that Sharon Napier’s success and the success of her team at Partners + Napier Inc. are examples of the truth behind ...

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Mark Gentile: Odyssey Software chief Gentile stays a step ahead

Droids, iPhones, tablets, 3G, 4G, the cloud. The world of mobile devices is moving at a blinding pace. But when you are one step ahead of the game like Mark Gentile, president and CEO of Odyssey Software Inc., it’s more ...

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Meeting the challenge of a tough business climate

Uncertainty continues to cloud the economic outlook, but Russell Schwartzbeck says he is "optimistic about the future of small business in Rochester. We as a community have a lot of great things going on here." Schwartzbeck is president of the ...

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A classic American tradition in Seabreeze

More than 100 years of track lie behind the Long and Norris families as Seabreeze Park zooms forward.   The park’s long history has its roots in both families. Seabreeze is the fourth-oldest amusement park in the United States and, ...

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Klein had steely resolve to build business in N.Y.

Three truckloads of steel are all that Klein Steel Service Inc.’s starting inventory consisted of when Arnold Klein and his brother Charles founded the company in 1971.   Today, Klein Steel has four warehouse locations totaling 360,000 square feet in ...

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Junior Achievement is readying future leaders

As the Rochester Business Hall of Fame gets ready to honor another class of inductees, the spotlight turns once again to current and past business leaders who have shaped the region.   The Hall of Fame is a joint initiative ...

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Professor was the ‘Indiana Jones’ of his times

By following an early curiosity about the natural world, Henry Augustus Ward built a successful business and positioned Rochester at the forefront of 19th-century scientific advances.   Ward was born in Rochester in 1834, the year the city was incorporated. ...

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David Reh: The science of staying local while going global

A decision David Reh made in the 1970s has shaped employment in Rochester in the years since.   Reh chose to keep his capital equipment business, Gorbel Inc., in the area. Jobs were on the line.   "First and foremost, ...

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In creative pursuits, they built Rochester

2001   John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb, who co-founded global eye-care leader Bausch & Lomb Inc.; Chester Carlson, whose revolutionary invention launched Xerox Corp.; George Eastman, who built Eastman Kodak Co., one of the most recognizable brands in the ...

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Senior Living Resources

EDUCATION Accessible Home Renovations CP Rochester 3399 S. Winton Road Rochester, N.Y. 14623 Contact: Rick Bready 334-6000, ext. 1225 Email: rbready@cprochester.org Website: www.cprochester.org for a Better Community Inc. 550 E. Main St. Rochester, N.Y. 14604 325-5116 / Fax: 325-9108 Email: ...

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