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Her work is a tribute to those who have paved the way

When Sharon Pepper looks into the faces of the seniors she serves, she knows she has found her niche.   "(It’s) caring for seniors, the people who have laid the foundation for our lives," says Pepper, senior vice president of ...

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Behind the turnaround at Newark-Wayne hospital

As president of Wayne County’s Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Annette Leahy faced a conundrum familiar to rural hospital administrators around the state: maintaining operations at an institution considered vital by area residents when the institution does not generate enough business to ...

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Unity’s archivist has served for three decades

Rita Kuder, a 94-year-old volunteer for Unity Health System, finds her way to her office every Monday morning in rain, snow, sleet or sunshine.   Kuder has been volunteering in corporate communications at Unity Health since 1984.   "I’ve gotten ...

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Energetic problem solver serves where need is greatest

As a staff physician at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center in northeast Rochester, Richard Kennedy M.D. often sees patients grappling with poverty, addiction and mental illness. Getting his patients to stick with treatment is challenging, but he takes comfort ...

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Bringing care to kids via Health-e-Access

Inner-city families are four times more likely to use the emergency room for non-emergency illnesses, but a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center has a way to reduce that.   For 10 years Neil Herendeen M.D., a pediatrician ...

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Married to each other–and to volunteering

Leonard and Bessie Giambra have been volunteering at Rochester General Health System for a combined 72 years. Volunteering even brought the couple together.   "It is nice to give of yourself. It is therapy for both of us," says Leonard ...

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Eye institute flourishes under USC transplant

A longtime Los Angeles resident, Steven Feldon M.D. came to the University of Rochester in 2001 to found the Medical Center’s David and Ilene Flaum Eye Institute and to lead UR’s department of ophthalmology.   After 22 years at the ...

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2011 Best of the Web judges’ comments

Judges in this year’s RBJ Best of the Web competition evaluated the finalist sites based on navigability, usability, functionality, content, visual design, standards compliance and use of social media. In addition to selecting winners in each category, the judges submitted ...

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Best of the Web judges

When the Rochester Business Journal launched its annual Best of the Web competition in 1996, businesses were just waking up to the possibilities of online communication. Much has changed in 15 years, yet the original idea of the competition remains ...

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Business Transformation Award

These three organizations have been named the finalists for the 2011 Digital Rochester Business Transformation Award:   Capstone Information Technologies Inc. www.rochestercomputersupport.com   Capstone operates under the motto that with a two-hour onsite support visit it can turn any new ...

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Three compete in new web design firm category

Atomic Design Inc.   Atomic Design began creating websites in 1997 in Atlanta. Clients have included Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Kellogg’s, Walmart, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Home Depot, and many other recognizable brands. The company has created more than ...

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Rochester area’s best websites vie for honors

Banking and finance www.grbbank.com Genesee Regional Bank Website went live: 2001 Last major overhaul: November 2010 Average number of page views per day: 150 Cost to create: $19,200 Cost to maintain annually: $2,000 Developed: externally by Mason Selkowitz Interactive Number ...

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Where to Meet, Where to Stay directory

Hotels Avalon Corporate Suites 1553 Empire Blvd. Webster, N.Y. 14580 Phone: (585) 671-4421 Web: www.AvalonCorporateSuites.com E-mail: [email protected] General manager: Debbie Alaimo Number of guest rooms: 33 Free airport shuttle: No Average rate for single-night stay: $101 to $200 B&B at ...

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Where to Meet, Where to Stay: The real Rochester

By SALLY PARKER   When it comes to cities that are fun places to visit, Rochester may not be on your radar.   If you know of Rochester only as the home of Eastman Kodak Co., you might expect New ...

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Charitable Events Calendar: Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher Dear Readers, Welcome to the 10th edition of our Charitable Events Calendar. From golf tournaments and gala dinners to footraces and garden tours, the events listed here illustrate how non-profit organizations in the Rochester area continue ...

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