On Friday, I had the privilege to attend a ceremony at Germanow-Simon Corp. to celebrate the completion of a $3.25 million upgrade to the company's facilities located at 408 St. Paul Street. Germanow-Simon Corp. consists of two operating companies: GS Plastics Optics and Tel-Tru Manufacturing Co., and is one of the area's oldest continually operating manufacturing businesses. It was founded 96 years ago by members of the Germanow and Simon families. It currently employs 93 people, and when the project began 18 months ago, it employed 77 people.
Last week, I had the privilege to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Clothes Mentor in Greece. The store is located in Ridgemont Plaza. For more infomration on Clothes Mentor, visit their website at www.clothesmentor.com.
This past weekend, I had the privilege to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pinnacle Liqour in Brighton. Pinnacle Liquor is located at 1720 Monroe Avenue. Founded by Jim Yaeger in 1997 as Yaeger's Fine Wines and Spirits, Pinnacle Wine and Liquor is a family owned liquor and wine store that strives to give personalized service to each and every customer. For more information, visit them on Facebook at //www.facebook.com/pages/Pinnacle-Wine-and-Liquor/110721325675508.
On Thursday afternoon, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the grand opening ceremony for WebTitle Agency's new corporate office, located in Brighton. WebTitle and partner companies Cascade Settlement Agency and Customized Lenders Services are now located at 500-A Canal View Boulevard. The new corporate headquarters occupies approximately 31,000 square feet with 37 separate offices, multiple training rooms with versatile conference space, Wi-Fi access and upwards of 200 parking spaces. This new facility will allow the staff of 160 to better integrate the three business units, further enhance the products/services offered to better serve the needs of their client partners and allow ample space for continued expansion.
On Monday afternoon, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at the grand opening ceremony for Darn Good Cookie Company. Offering a variety of cookies in customizable baskets, boxes, trays or bags, Darn Good Cookie Company will delight the palette of Rochesterians and make a difference in the community. Whatever the event - a birthday or anniversary celebration, wedding or baby shower, summer picnic or holiday party or work meeting or conference - Darn Good Cookie Company will provide just the right cookie creation. Darn Good Cookie Company places and trains individuals in recovery in a supportive employment setting, providing them with a path to rebuild and relearn job skills.
On Friday afternoon, I had the privilege to speak at the grand opening ceremony for Buckingham Properties new corporate office, located in Alexander Park at 259 Alexander Street. Founded in 1970, Buckingham Properties LLC is the largest and most diverse real estate development and property management company in the Rochester area. The company currently owns and manages more than 40 properties comprising over 8.5 million square feet of rental space in the Greater Rochester region.
This afternoon, I had the opportunity to speak at the grand opening ceremony for MediSked, LLC, located on University Avenue. MediSked, LLC was born out of a partnership between provider agency management and proven success with software engineering. The founders of MediSked started the company as a research innovation at RIT in Rochester, NY back in 2003. What started out as an exhaustive search for an existing agency management software solution specific for home and community based provider agencies, quickly turned into the creation of MediSked and its one of a kind software solution that manages the unique workflows and requirements of such agencies.
On Friday I had the privilege to join with business owner Patrick Ralleo to cut the ribbon on the State Street Bakery and Eatery, located Downtown at 165 State St.
After seven years of planning, Patrick Ralleo opened the State Street Bakery and Eatery on Oct. 15, and has been offering fresh baked goods every morning, including croissants, Danish, cakes and breads. The State Street Bakery and Eatery also serves lunch specialty sandwiches, wraps and salads. Wedding cakes are also available for order.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at the grand opening ceremony for Banzai Sushi and Cocktail Bar. The business recently opened in the South Wedge. Banzai cuisine is a casual restaurant and bar that serves sushi and Dim sum, done our way. The sushi chefs have a combine 30+ years experience to roll and slice you some of the best sushi, your taste buds will thank you. Banzai also has a full service bar with an emphasis on craft cocktails with whole, fresh ingredients, and we have crafted sake cocktails as well. We also carry unique brands that are USDA organic and sustainable. For more information, visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BanzaiSushiAndCocktail.
SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES LOCAL JOB CREATION PROJECTS
TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDING
Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development Council Awards
Senator Robach today announced that 20 job creation projects in the 56th Senate District will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.