Recently, I had the privilege to speak at a ceremony marking the expansion and 5-year anniversary of Hedonist Artisan Chocolates on South Avenue. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates is owned and operated by Jennifer Posey and Zahra Langford. Best wishes to Jennifer and Zahra on your continued success! Visit their website here, http://hedonistchocolates.com/.
On Thursday night, January 26th, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, a grand opening ceremony for Burke & Bannayan Jewelers in Greece. They recently moved to their new location, 2465 West Ridge Road, which is behind Canandaigua National Bank and Trust. Best wishes to Vic, his family, and his entire staff on continued success.
On Wednesday, January 25th, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the official grand opening ceremony for the corporate offices of Erdman Anthony. Erdman Anthony recently moved into the Culver Road Armory, 145 Culver Road, Suite 200. For more information on the comapny, visit their website at www.erdmananthony.com.
On Thursday, January 12th, I had the privilege to attend the Greece Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon, held at Ridgemont Country Club. Here I am photographed with United States Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, who was the guest speaker for Thursday's luncheon. It was great to speak with so many business owners in our community!
On Thursday, January 12th, I had the privilege to speak with graduating seniors at Rochester's School of the Arts. We dicussed our economy and the challenges facing it today, how the New York State Senate passes legislation, and how students can be involved in their community and the government proccess so that their voices are heard. You can see more photos from today's event on my Facebook page here.
On Friday night, January 6th, I had the privilege to attend the grand opening of the Rochester Arc and Flame Center. The Rochester Arc & Flame Center (RocAFC) is a 5,000 square-foot training facility designed specifically for welding, glass working and blacksmithing. The mission of RocAFC is to foster exciting and innovative classes for people of all skill levels. Rochester Arc & Flame Center is the only training facility in upstate New York to offer professional and recreational classes in welding, glass working and blacksmithing. For more information, visit their website at http://www.rocafc.com/, or you can like them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rochester-Arc-Flame-Center/271369552905833.
On Thursday, December 22nd, Senator Robach had the privilege to speak at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Skylark Lounge. Skylark is located at 40 S. Union Street in downtown Rochester. It offers a one-of-a-kind meatball menu and offers night-time dining, entertainment, and dancing. Best wishes to Herman and his staff for continued success!
Earlier this week, Senator Robach met with Sean Hannon of Greece. Sean is a boy scout in Troop 48 (Greece Baptist Church). He is currently working on his Citizenship in the Community merit badge. We discussed tourism in our area and what can draw more people to Rochester. Best wishes to Sean as he continues through scouts.
On Monday, December 19th, Senator Robach had the privilege to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Xtreme Fitness in Greece. Xtreme Fitness is located at 1942 West Ridge Road. Best wishes to Jeremy and his entire staff on continued success! For more information on Xtreme Fitness, you can visit their website, http://xtremefitnessweb.com/.
On Tuesday, December 20th, Senator Robach had the privilege to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Earthlink's new location at Alexander Park, representing a $12 million investment over the next three years and the retention of nearly 450 local jobs. Alexander Park is just part of EarthLink’s overall investment and retention of jobs in the Western New York region, which includes the recent acquisitions of One Communications, LogicalSolutions, xDefenders and the closing today of EarthLink’s acquisition of Synergy Global’s IT Solutions Center. The company also announced that it will lease an additional 6,000 square feet at Alexander Park, the former Genesee Hospital site, from owner Buckingham Properties, increasing EarthLink’s total occupancy to more than 71,000 square feet.
On Saturday, December 17th, Senator Robach joined WDKX 103.9 FM at the Monroe County Office Building for their annual Christmas event, "WDKX Brings Christmas Downtown". Children and families had their pictures taken with Santa Claus. Coats, mittens, and other winter articles of clothing were also given out to families. WDKX broadcasted live from 10 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, December 13th, Senator Robach had the privilege to speak at and take part in a ground-breaking ceremony at Passero Associates. Passero Associates, an architectural and engineering firm with more than 100 employees, will relocate their corporate headquarters from Liberty Pole Way to the basement and bottom two floors of the four-story building at the former Josh Lofton School, 242 W. Main St, in downtown’s Cascade District. The renovation will also include about 4,000 square feet of retail space along with 20 loft apartments. For more information on Passero Associates, you can visit their website, http://www.passero.com/.
On Tuesday night, December 13th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at Fleet Feet Sports Rochester's newest location on Ridgeway Avenue in Greece. Ellen Brenner and her husband, Dave, are co-owners of Fleet Feet. They also have a location in Brighton. There was also a three-mile run/walk last night following the ceremony. Welcome to Greece Ellen and Dave. Best wishes to you and your entire staff! For more information on Fleet Feet, you can visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FleetFeetSportsRochester.
On Wednesday December 14th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to visit with students at Merton Williams Middle School in Hilton. Claire Drexler, a teacher at Merton Williams, helped to spread the word about the Coats for Kids Winter Clothes Drive this month. Today, students joined to help load up the pick up truck with dozens of bags of winter coats and articles of clothes that will be donated to organizations and families around the area. Thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff for your support of the Coats for Kids Winter Clothes Drive. Also, this Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Senator Robach will join WDKX 103.9 FM for a Coats for Kids drive at the Monroe County Office Building, 39 West Main Street in Rochester.
On Friday, December 9th, Senator Robach had the privilege to speak at a ceremony at French Road Elementary School in Brighton to celebrate their recognition as a Blue Ribbon School. French Road Elementary School and Pine Brook Elementary School (in Greece) were the only two area schools to win this National award. Congratulations to the students and staff of French Road, and best wishes for continued success!
On Thursday, December 8th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to speak at, and take part in, the official grand opening ceremony for MRB Group in their new home at the Culver Road Armory. MRB Group Engineering, Architecture & Surveying, P.C., is an engineering and architectural firm which provides services to businesses and municipalities across New York State. For more information on MRB Group, visit their website at http://www.mrbgroup.com/.
On Thursday, December 8th, Senator Robach partnered with Time Warner Cable, RochesterWorks!, Angelo Planning Group, LLC, The August Group, and Monroe Community College for the 2011 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals. Thank you to the 40 businesses who took part in this year's fair, and to all those who came out to visit with potential employers.