Introduction: After 25 years, still true to our original goal
Its name has changed a few times, but this annual RBJ publication remains true to its original mission: to measure systematically the performance of the companies that form the core of the regional economy.
CEO's vision puts flame under growth at LiDestri
Since 2009, LiDestri Foods Inc. has nearly doubled its staff, thanks in part to a vision President and CEO John LiDestri had for revitalizing the ailing Eastman Business Park. The company’s staff has grown to 700 in Monroe County, with another 300 employees elsewhere.
For Manning & Napier, the sum has many parts
Managing investments is only one piece of the firm’s strategy, CEO Patrick Cunningham says: “You need more than money management to solve problems.”
Wegmans grows by refusing to rest on its success
Wegmans in recent years has expanded by building stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Massachusetts. Still, the company’s most high-profile opening may have come locally, with the new East Avenue store.
RIT pursues goal of boosting its national standing
In the six years William Destler has been at the helm of Rochester Institute of Technology, the university has added the equivalent of a small college’s student enrollment. But RIT’s ongoing expansion began much earlier.
Robert Sands: Building the new Constellation Brands
CEO Robert Sands has reshaped the firm his father created and brother expanded globally. As he notes in an exclusive interview with the RBJ, the firm’s recent multibillion-dollar Crown Imports acquisition makes Constellation the third-largest beer producer in the United States and nearly doubles the company’s annual sales.
Ontario County health systems chart own paths
Like all U.S. health care providers, Finger Lakes Health and Thompson Health face challenges as the nation’s health care reform rolls out. But the two systems, respectively Ontario County’s largest and second-largest employers, are following different paths.
The picture is still mixed
A year ago, the hard numbers for the RBJ 75 showed varied performance among the area's leading companies and non-profit organizations. In 2012, the story was much the same.
What's behind the numbers
To identify the companies that rank among the RBJ 75 and to measure their performance in the most recent fiscal year, the Rochester Business Journal conducts a thorough analysis of available data.
Lists and Charts
Public-company annualized total returns
Public-company earnings growth
Public-company sales growth
Public-company CEO compensation