Stephen Hawley, William Reilich, Brian Kolb and Joseph Errigo voted pro-business most often among Rochester-area members of the state Assembly, and George Winner Jr., Joseph Robach and Catharine Young were the most pro-business in Senate, the New York chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday.
Hawley, R-Batavia, voted pro-business 91 percent of the time over 12 months, the group’s data show. Reilich, R-Greece, Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Errigo, R-Conesus, all voted pro-business on 82 percent of state legislation.
On Friday, August 13th, Senator Robach visited with guests at The Community Place of Greater Rochester Youth Department Family Fun Day Luncheon. Programs for family fun day centered around reading, health and self esteem.
To make it easier for job seekers to search for careers, the New York State Department of Labor has launched the New York State Job Bank web site: http://www.laborny.jobs/. There are 84,217 jobs posted on the new site and it continues to grow.
The site offers free services for both job seekers and businesses to speed hiring. Job seekers can post resumes and scan job openings, while businesses can post job openings and view resumes to find qualified candidates.
The new site offers these benefits for the job seeker:
* Helps them to search job listings by key word or location
* Alerts them to the latest job postings as often as they choose
* Allows them to post resumes
* Gives them the option to let employers view their resume
On Thursday, August 12th, Community Place of Greater Rochester held its annual Health Fair and Rummage Sale. Senator Robach visited with neighborhood business owners and children visiting the health fair. For more information on Community Place, visit their website at http://www.communityplace.org/.
On Thursday August 12th, Senator Robach made remarks during a press conference at Rochester General Hospital to announce an energy-efficient lighting project. The project, once complete, will save the hospital more than $80,000 annually in energy costs.
On Thursday, August 5th, Senator Robach visited Burn Camp, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, Inc. The camp is for children and young adults who have been burned by accident or on by abuse. For more information, visit www.flrba.com.
On Saturday, August 7th, the Zion-Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Rochester is holding a New to You Sale from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 250 Samuel McCree Way. There will also be a BBQ and Bargains Feast. For more information, click on the poster below.
On Saturday, July 31, Senator Robach took part in the Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Rochester. The parade started at Liberty Pole Way and ended at Frontier Field, the site of the Puerto Rican Festival, which ran from July 30th until August 1st. The theme for this year's parade was Recordando Nuestros Pueblos (Remembering our Hometowns). For more information on the Puerto Rican Festival, click here.
In an effort to keep you updated on an on-going basis with news from Albany and here in my district, I am proud to introduce my first Community Update. You can download this newsletter by clicking on the PDF file below.
On Thursday night, July 29, Senator Robach participated in the Hilton Firemen's Grand Parade. The parade is a part of the Hilton Fire Department Carnival, which runs from July 28-31. For more information, visit http://hiltonfd.org/Carnival.shtml.
On Wednesday, July 27th, Senator Robach joined Evan Dawson and Norma Holland on 13WHAM News This Morning. During his interview, Senator Robach discussed the issues around the New York State budget and also discussed Mayoral Control for the City of Rochester. To see the story, click here.
Cool Sweep is the City’s annual public safety and customer service program to help city residents who have limited opportunities to find relief from summer heat. A Cool Sweep operation is triggered when the forecast calls for a day to reach 85 degrees.
Cool Sweep hours are normally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The operation employs the use of a cooling spray from fire hydrants and extended hours at City pools and Durand Eastman Beach. The use of City spray parks and pools in certain city high schools are also available to the public.
When hot summer days creep in make sure to watch the news and check the newspaper for a possible Cool Sweep day announcement.
Cool Sweep Hydrant locations are:
• School No. 41 parking lot, 279 W. Ridge Road (map)
On Tuesday, August 3rd, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., join Senator Robach at the 2010 National Night Out Against Crime at the Dewey Avenue Family Festival.This year’s event will feature carnival games courtesy of the Northwest YMCA, prizes and giveaways from Target and the NorthGate Neighbors, police and safety displays, free haircuts for children 10 and under from House of Hair, and a performance by the Greece Marching Band. Admission is FREE. There will be plenty of food, with $1 hot dogs and $1 cold drinks to benefit Two Doors Community Resource Center, plus Abbott's Frozen Custard and a candy bar & snack sale by Troop 195. Click on the .pdf below for all the information!
On Saturday, July 24, Senator Robach joined the Chili Avenue Business Alliance for the Taste of Chili Ave Festival.The event featured numerous activities for children and youth, including a bouncy house, face painting and a basketball competition at Gardiner Recreation Center.In addition, there was live music from Noon until 6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, July 24, the Simmons' Youth Enrichment Center at Upper Room Family Worship Center hosted a free community festival. During the festival, Senator Robach announced the winner of a free bicycle.
Senator Robach joins the women of Katie Shirley's Closet. Stephanie Shirley, the mother of one of the five "Fairport Angels" who died in a car accident in 2009, started the business as a tribute to her daughter, Katie. The group donates procees from their jewelry sales to the Daystar Program for Medically Fragile Infants.
On Friday, July 23, Senator Robach helped dedicate Max Lill Drive, which will run from South Avenue to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park. James "Max" Lill died last month at age 64. Lill was instrumental in the construction of the nationally renowned Memorial. The memorial was opened to the public on September 8, 1996.