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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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Women in construction and development share their paths to success

This article was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. The road to employment independence is rarely straight and almost always includes plenty of forks and roundabouts. Especially in a male-dominated industry. You can’t ask your ...

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Women in banking and finance make their mark in Rochester

This article was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. What does it mean to be a woman in the financial world? There is, of course, a lasting stigma of a “boys club,” a sense that ...

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The next generation

This article was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. LaShay Harris has had a desire to give back since she was a teenager studying cosmetology. “I had two hair stylist mentors. These two women poured ...

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Movers and Shakers (access required)

This list was featured in RBJ’s Path to Excellence magazine published June 22, 2018. Geraldine Biddle Moore | Friendly Home Friendly Home announced the election of Geraldine Biddle Moore as chairperson of its board of directors. Moore, a Pittsford resident, ...

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Tech tip: How to travel safely

CHERYL NELAN President, CMIT Solutions LinkedIn.com/in/Nelan Facebook.com/cmitrochester Twitter.com/cmitmonroe With so many of us traveling during the spring and summer months, our mobile devices are must haves to keep in touch and pass the time. It’s crucial that while traveling, we’re ...

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Standardized test refusals still an issue for school districts

In school districts across New York State these days, many parents and students face a complicated choice: to take, or refuse to take, the state-mandated standardized testing that’s been adopted in recent years. The test refusal movement, or “opt-out,” gained ...

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School safety in this era a never-ending issue

Just how safe are our schools? In light of recent mass school shootings and the energized activism that propelled Parkland, Florida school children onto national stages to demand action, school communities everywhere are once again asking that question. After the ...

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35 years of summer memories at CMAC

There are deep roots at the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, or CMAC for short. It’s a venue that, from its home near Canandaigua, has not just grown but thrived through recessions and regional economic shifts. The venue has ...

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CMAC thrives under all-female leadership

Things you don’t see too often: A solar eclipse, a winning lottery ticket, an all-female leadership team. At Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, or CMAC, you are guaranteed to find the latter. CMAC is led by president Ginny Clark, ...

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