On Thursday, May 10th, I had the privilege to attend the grand opening celebration of Your Pharmacy. Your Pharmacy is located at 780 Joseph Avenue. Thank yo to Dr. Neil Scheier for your investment in our city. Best wishes to you, Eugenio Cotto, Jr., General Manager, and your entire staff for much success!
Rochester, NY - Earlier this week, I had the privilege to welcome students from the Rochester Early College International High School to Albany. Included are: Jamal Wilson, Precious Harris, Jordin Rickett, Jordan Jablonski, Howard Sturgis, Deirdra Hokins, Mercy Kirui, Kenrick Brown, and Mark Durkin.
On Saturday, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the Volunteers of America 22nd Annual I Remember Mama luncheon. With Mother's Day coming up, this event is designed to honor senior women who would be alone on Mother's Day. In addition to lunch, visitors are treated to speakers, gifts, and entertainment. Joining me was Town of Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter.
Rochester, NY - On Thursday, April 26th, the New York State Senate celebrated West Point Day. This annual celebration is held to honor all of those brave men and women who have served, and continue to serve our Country, both at home, and overseas. Thank you to all of our servicemen and women for their dedication and courage. Here I am pictured with retired Lieutenant Colonel Bill Larkin, who served 23 years on active duty in the United States Army, and is now my colleague in the Senate.
Earlier this week, I had the privilege to speak at a press conference regarding grants totalling $1.4 million being awarded to 53 nonprofit lan trusts across the state. 10 grants totalling over $230,000 were awarded in the Western New York/Finger Lakes/Southern Tier category. This included the Genesee Land Trust, Genesee Valley Conservancy, and The Central and Western New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
On Thursday evening, I had the privilege to attend the Greece Chamber of Commerce Civic Awards Banquet. This dinner honored business professionals and outstanding individuals in the Greece Community. Congratulations to all the award winners! For more information on the Greece Chamber, visit their website at www.greecechamber.org.
On Saturday, I had the privilege to attend 'Speak Out Rochester 2012". This event was a day long event which allowed for survivors of all forms of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault to come together, heal together, share their stories through any and all means of creativity, and break the silence that surrounds these crimes.
On Saturday I had the privilege to attend, and visit with vendors and guests at, the WDKX Women for Women event. This event, to mark the 38th Anniversary of WDKX 103.9 FM, featured a health panel, and an award ceremony to honor inspiring women in our community.
Recently I had the privilege to take part in the grand re-opening ceremony for the ABVI Goodwill location in Stoneridge Plaza, Greece. The theme of the ceremony was Hawaiian, thus the hawaiian look! For more information on the great work that ABVI Goodwill does for our community, visit http://www.seegreatthings.com/.
Recently, I had the privilege to attend the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium at Eastman Business Park. This conference previewed commercial, cost-effective energy storage technology and the impact on the energy and transportation industries. For more information, visit www.ny-best.org.
This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the ribbon cutting ceremony for Bestfit Menswear. The store recently opened in The Mall at Greece Ridge. There are additional locations in Henrietta, and in the Syracuse area. For more information on Bestfit Menswear, visit their website, www.bestfitmenswear.com.
Rochester, NY - This past weekend, I had the privilege to meet with hockey players and their families, and speak with participants during the Rochester Special Hockey Tournament at The Sports Center at MCC. Congratulations to all of the participants and a job well done and keep up the great work on and off the ice!
Rochester, NY - On Saturday, April 14th, I had the privilege to speak at Tartan Day in Rochester. This was the 5th annual celebration put on by the Scottish Heritage Society of Rochester. For more information on this organization and the national celebration of Tartan Day, visit their website, http://www.rochestertartanday.com/.
Rochester, NY - On Sunday, April 15th, Senator Robach was a guest at the grand opening celebration for The Bop Shop. It recently relocated from Village Gate to 1460 Monroe Avenue in Brighton. He was joined by Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle and the Brighton Chamber of Commerce. For more information on The Bop Shop, visit their website, http://bopshop.com/.
Recently, I had the privilege to take part in the March Against Violence. The march was organized by Bridges to Wellness, which is a community health initiative in northeast Rochester that engages residents to bring about positive changes to their community. The march was put on by Bonita Blocker, whose brother was murdered and Jesse Knoth, who is the reisdent organizer/youth coordinator for Bridges to Wellness.
On Wednesday, April 4th, I had the privilege to speak at, and help the ribbon at, a grand opening ceremony for DeWolff Partnership's new offices. DeWolff recently relocated their coorporate offices to the Haro East Building, 400 Andrews Street, downtown. For more information on the company, visit their website at http://www.dewolff.com/.
This week, I welcomed YouthBuild students to my office in Albany. The students are Isaiah Nesmith, Shlon James, Mubarak Bashir, Jasmine Cunico, Rahine Cotton, Adrienne Riley, Yvonne Vega, Mykel Wilder, Quenisha Jenkins, and Nate Gill.
Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak at a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony where Delta Airlines announced its new service from Rochester to New York City's LaGuardia Airport. The first flight took off at 2:03 p.m. yesterday, immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony.
This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the Soy Unica Soy Latina Rally. For more information about this great event, and Latinas Unidas organization, visit their website, http://www.latinasunidas.org/rally/.