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Voting opens for MVP contest

Ballots are now available to help determine the 10 finalists in the MVP Health Care Ultimate Game Changer contest. All 10 finalists will be invited to the Game Changer Awards dinner in November, featuring soccer star Abby Wambach and lacrosse ...

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Fundraising professionals to honor philanthropists

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Genesee Valley Chapter will honor the contributions of community philanthropists and fundraising professionals on National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 9 during a luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Nominees will be honored in six ...

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Sanchez gets community foundation’s Posner award

Margaret Sanchez was awarded the Joe U. Posner Foundation Award from the Rochester Area Community Foundation at the foundation’s 40th anniversary celebration Sept. 19. A Michigan native, Sanchez served on the Community Foundation board from 1995 to 2005. In 2006, ...

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Two NYC attorneys honored

Two New York City attorneys were honored Wednesday by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Attorneys in Public Service for contributions to their communities. Jonathan A. Darche, an assistant district attorney in Queens County; and Karen J. Freedman ...

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Schiano among top MDA fundraisers

Charles A. Schiano Sr. of the Schiano Law Office PC is among the top three fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s recent ALS Awareness Month Executive Lock-up. More than $80,000 was pledged to 94 executive “jailbirds,” including $4,865 raised by ...

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Rochester attorney gets Denison Ray Award

Michael Hanley, senior staff attorney with the Empire Justice Center, received a Denison Ray Award from the Department of Pro Bono Affairs of the New York State Bar Association. Hanley, who has practiced civil rights and housing law since 1975, ...

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Engineered for success

A simple way to see the impact that Sergio Esteban, CEO and board chairman of LaBella Associates PC, has had on downtown Rochester and surrounding areas is to just look around. Esteban has been involved in the design and management ...

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Garlock marks 125 years

Garlock, an EnPro Industries Inc. family of companies, recently marked its 125th anniversary with visits from state Sen. Michael F. Nozzolio, R-Fayette, and Assembly Robert C. Oakes, R-Macedon. Nozzolio, who encouraged the company to continue to grow, presented Garlock with ...

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Perinton winery receives eight medals

Casa Larga Vineyards received several honors at the 2012 New York Wine & Food Classic competition Aug. 13-14 in Watkins Glen, Schuyler County. The 27th annual awards were based on blind tastings by 23 expert judges who evaluated 752 wines, ...

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Cuomo directs flags to half-staff

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of a New York soldier who died Sunday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Spc. Kyle R. Rookey of Oswego died in a ...

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Avalon named to Inc. 5000

Avalon Document Services was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the nation for the sixth consecutive year. When compiling the list, Avalon said in a statement, Inc. takes several different criteria into consideration, ...

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