Joseph E. Robach

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Darn Good Cookie Company Grand Opening

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.

November 14, 2012
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WebTitle Agency Opens New Corporate Offices

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.

November 14, 2012
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Veterans Day 2012

Throughout this past weekend, I had the honor and privilege to be a part of many great events around our community to honor all of our veterans as a part of Veterans Day weekend. Thank you to all of the courageous ment and women who sacrificed so much to fight for our country, and allow us to enjoy life as we know it today. Best wishes to all of the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom each and every day around the world. For many more photos from this weekend's Veterans Day events, visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151162419778090.461735.22775...

November 13, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, November 11th

In this week's Community Connection, an update on my Coats for Kids Winter Clothes Drive; St. Lawrence students perform their annual Veterans Day ceremony and concert; upcoming events around our area in the week ahead. To read this week's Community Connection in full-screen, click on the link below. A reminder that last week's Community Connection, which was a special Veterans Day-themed one, has the schedule of some of the events taking place for Veterans Day.

November 9, 2012
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School #36 26th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

On Thursday night, I had the honor to speak at, and talk with students, faculty, staff, their families, and local veterans at the annual Veterans Day ceremony. This was the 26th year for the ceremony. The students, faculty, and staff did a wonderful job as always on this great annual event to honor those who have served our Country.

November 9, 2012
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St. Lawrence School Veterans Day Concert

On Wednesday night, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the annual St. Lawrence School Veterans Day concert. Students from grades 4-6 took part in the concert to honor our country and those who have served it. Great job by all the students!

November 8, 2012
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Meeting with International Group

This afternoon I had the privilege to meet with an international group of government and academics from Kiev in the Ukraine. I have been active in many of these exchanges with people from all over the world visiting Rochester and our entire region. Here I am pictured with Tamara Denysenko, Artem Bushtruk, Olema Makarenko, Iaroslav Olegovich, Natalia Klimova.

November 5, 2012
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Happy 100th Birthday to Marty O'Keefe

On Friday evening, I had the privilege to visit with Marty O'Keefe and present a proclamation in honor of his 100th birthday! Here I am pictured with Marty and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks.

November 5, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, November 4th

In this week's Community Connection: A special note to all of our Veterans around the community as we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day next Sunday; helping the American Red Cross Greater Rochester raise funds for victims of this week's hurricane on the East Coast; and some of the great events taking place in the week ahead to commemorate Veterans Day. As always, you can read this week's Community Connection in full screen by clicking on the link below.

November 1, 2012
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Honoring Colleen Klix For Success in Nursing

Earlier today, I had the privilege to speak at a ceremony to honor Colleen Klix as a 2012 Long Term Care Employee of Distinction. Colleen is the Senior Director of Nursing at Edna Tina Wilson Living Center in Greece. She has been in the nursing profession for 43 years. She became an LPN in 1969 and received her RN degree in 1988. Colleen has been working with Edna Tina Wilson Living Center for 13 years. Congratulations to Colleen for this achievement and keep up the great work you do for seniors in our community! Here I am photographed with Colleen and CEO of Unity Health Systems, Warren Hern.

November 1, 2012
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Greece Seniors Halloween Party

On Friday, I had the opportunity to visit with seniors at the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center during their annual Halloween Party!

October 31, 2012
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Appreciating Our Monroe County Library System

I was happy to meet with representatives from the Monroe County Library system recently at an appreciation event held in Henrietta. After we discussed issues facing the library system and the patrons it serves on a daily basis, I was presented a plaque for my support of our great libraries around the county.

October 30, 2012
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Recognizing Students for Summer Reading Program

Last week I had the privilege to visit with students and their teachers at Greece Athena Middle School. Students there were recognized for taking part in the district's summer reading program. Great job by all the students for your efforts this summer and getting a head start!

October 30, 2012
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Section Five Football Semi-Finals

On Sunday, October 28th, I had the privilege to conduct the pre-game coin toss before kickoff of the Section Five Football Semi-Final game between Aquinas and Rush-Henrietta. Congratulations to the Li'L Irish from my alma mater on your 21-13 victory. Best wishes to Aquinas in the Section Five Championship against Pittsford Saturday, and continued success to all of our student athletes!

October 29, 2012
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New Bus for Seniors in Parma

Last week I had the opportunity to join with my colleagues from the Town of Parma and the Village of Hilton to cut the ribbon on Parma's new senior bus. With the help of a grant from New York State, the bus will be used to help transport seniors and other members of the community.

October 29, 2012
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Community-Wide Collaborative to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Earlier today, I had the privilege to speak at a press conference announcing a new community-wide collaborative to prevent child sexual abuse. Bivona Child Advocacy Center, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Rochester announced today their official collaboration with local nonprofit and government organizations to address the epidemic of child sexual abuse. In addition to Bivona Child Advocacy Center and the YMCA of Greater Rochester, the Darkness to Light Collaborative includes: Center for Youth Services, Heritage Christian Services, Hillside Children's Center, Monroe County Department of Human Services, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children/NY Branch, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester Police Department, Society for the Protection and Care of Children, St.

October 26, 2012
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Wilson Magnet High School IB Diploma Programme Induction Ceremony

On Thursday evening, I had the privilege to speak at the 11th Annual Wilson Magnet High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Induction Ceremony. Prior to the ceremony, I also had the opportunity to meet the great young men and women who enter this program as the Class of 2014! For more information on this very successful program, visit http://www.rcsdk12.org/page/17007. Best wishes to all the students on continued success!

October 26, 2012
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Erie Harbor Apartments and Townhomes Grand Opening

Earlier this afternoon, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony for Erie Harbor Waterfront Apartments and Townhomes. Located on Mt. Hope Avenue, Erie Harbor is the newest urban living community unveiled by Conifer Realty. It has 131 appointed and designed apartments and townhomes, which include 28 unique floorplans. The development includes a community center which houses a fitness center. For more information on Erie Harbor, visit www.liveaterieharbor.com.

October 25, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, October 28th

It's a Halloween edition of the Community Connection! In this week's issue: safety tips for Halloween night, upcoming events in the area during the week ahead, and Greece elementary school student get new technology at their finger tips. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

October 25, 2012
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Anthony L. Jordan Health Center Opens New Access Point

On Friday, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony of the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center's new access office. It is located at Glenwood Garden. AJHC is accredited by the Joint Commission and has served Rochester’s northeast area residents for over 40 years. It is uniquely positioned through its location, bilingual staff with cultural sensitivity, and center-wide commitment to high quality service to provide medical and dental care to a vulnerable and often under-insured population. For more information, visit www.jordanhealth.org.

October 24, 2012
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