posted on September 26, 2013 07:22
One of Batavia’s good guys is gone.
Don Carroll has died.
Mr. Carroll died yesterday under hospice care following a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer.
Don Carroll was probably best known for taking charge of the annual Christmas Toys for Kids fund in Batavia and also the 5K fundraising race he organized every summer.
A celebration of Mr. Carroll’s life will be held Monday night at Grace Baptist Church on Vine Street.
There will be no calling hours.
Don Carroll was 58.
Can a company with a social conscious be successful?
Back in 1978 it was a novel idea when Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen created Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.
Jerry Greenfield was the keynote speaker at yesterday’s Wolcott Jay Humphrey III Symposium at Genesee Community College.
Greenfield said a sense of community made for a successful business:
"I want business students to understand that they can bring their own social values into a business and still have that business be as successful as any other, and you should do something that you are passionate about. I think having passion in what you do is essential."
Greenfield and his partner sold Ben & Jerry’s 12 years ago to international conglomerate, Unilever for $326-million.
From the Police Blotter:
34-year-old Michael Hahn of Attica has been arrested by Wyoming County Deputies for assaulting a woman in her Creek Road home in Attica. He is charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing. Hahn is now in Wyoming County jail in lieu of $3,500 bail.
41-year-old John Mason of East lake Road, Castile:
Deputies say Mason cornered his girlfriend in a bedroom closet and refused to let her out.
While investigating, deputies found an unregistered handgun allegedly belonging to Mason.
He is now locked up in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Eastman Kodak has its first new chairman of the board since 2005. The Rochester based company has elected James Continenza to take over as chairman, effective immediately. Antonio Perez has held the position for the last eight-years, and pledged that he would step aside a year after the company ends its bankruptcy, which took place this month. Perez will remain as a member of the board of directors.