August 7, 2014

Media Contact:

Lisa Doerner



Digital Rochester Announces 2014 GREAT Awards Finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y.: Digital Rochester has announced the finalists for the fourth annual GREAT (Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology) Awards program to be held on September 9, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. The awards program recognizes and celebrates the Greater Rochester community's entrepreneurial spirit in technological achievement by highlighting the organizations and individuals that are on the cutting edge of technological innovation and implementation.


Nominations were received for eight award categories and narrowed to 24 finalists. The winner of each category will be announced at the awards dinner on September 9.




Communication Technology Award (sponsored by Entre Computer Services)

equaTEK Interactive - Victor, NY - Rochester, NY

Soleo Communications - Fairport, NY


Going Green Award (sponsored by Pharos Systems)

Nazareth College - Rochester, NY

Stokoe Farms - Scottsville, NY

Sunnking - Brockport, NY


Healthcare Technology Award (sponsored by TERACAI)

Carestream Health - Rochester, NY

Healthcare Originals - West Henrietta, NY

iCardiac Technologies - Rochester, NY


Technology Services Award

CloudSmartz, Inc. - Rochester, NY

Optimation - Rush, NY

The Rochester Group - Rochester, NY


Optics, Photonics and Imaging Technology Award

LighTopTech - West Henrietta, NY

Ovitz Corporation - West Henrietta, NY

Special Optics - Rochester, NY


Student Achievement Award

Zuhdi Abdelkarim - Rochester Institute of Technology

Felix Kim - University of Rochester

Kevin Lewis - Rochester Institute of Technology


Visionary Leadership Award (sponsored by Superior Group)

David Mammano, NextStepU - Victor, NY

Michael Pavia, Sydor Instruments - Rochester, NY

Mike Riedlinger, High Tech Rochester - West Henrietta, NY


Rising Star Award (sponsored by Roberts Wesleyan College)

C47 Film Associates - Rochester, NY

iVEDiX - Pittsford, NY

Ovitz - West Henrietta, NY


Tickets are $110 for Digital Rochester Members, $125 for non-members and may be purchased online. Half and full table discount pricing is also available. Attendees will enjoy an exhibitor showcase featuring some of Rochester's top technology companies before the dinner and awards presentation. The exhibitor showcase will include a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.


For information on event sponsorship and participation in the exhibitor showcase, please call Lisa Doerner, Executive Director, Digital Rochester, at (585) 330-9797 or visit



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