On October 5, 2016, LaBella Founder Salvatore LaBella and Chief Executive Officer Sergio Esteban were inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame!
Honorees are selected based on their extraordinary accomplishments in business and our communities. Below is a short video highlighting the many accomplishments that led to this honor.
The Rochester Business Journal published a special issue devoted to this year's honorees. Read the profile here.
The award is presented by Junior Achievement, the Rochester Business Journal, and the Rochester Museum and Science Center.
To be considered for induction into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame, an individual must:
Have made significant, recognized accomplishments and contributions that have affected their organization or industry
Be of excellent reputation and a source of inspiration and encouragement for others to follow, especially the next generation of leaders
Have exemplified business leadership, which is defined as outstanding and enduring contributions to improving the products, processes or human relations of business
Have made significant contributions to their community
Each year an independent Advisory Committee recommends honorees for the Rochester Business Hall of Fame based on the above selection criteria. The committee is made up of educators, scholars, business leaders, representatives from the city of Rochester, philanthropic groups, and a representative from Junior Achievement, the Rochester Business Journal and the Rochester Museum and Science Center. The independent Advisory Committee makes recommendations to a Steering Committee, made up of the three partners in the Rochester Business Hall of Fame: Junior Achievement, The Rochester Business Journal, and the Rochester Museum and Science Center. (from JA)
Our entire LaBella Associates family offers heartfelt congratulations to Sal and Sergio on this well deserved and exciting honor.