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Roberts Wesleyan University and Northeastern Seminary Inaugurate New President, Rupert A. Hayles Jr., Ph.D.

September 22, 2023

Member News Distinguished guests and the campus community gathered to commemorate the institutions’ new visionary leader ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today, at an inauguration ceremony at Pearce Church, Roberts Wesleyan University and Northeastern Seminary officially welcomed Dr. Rupert A. Hayles Jr. as the 12th president of the university and fourth president of the seminary. During his…

Megan Kamler and Shannon Rodriguez Named Co-Artistic Directors of Rochester City Ballet

September 22, 2023

Member News ROCHESTER, NY – August 31, 2023 – Megan Kamler and Shannon Rodriguez, current dancers with Rochester City Ballet (RCB), have officially been named Co-Artistic Directors of RCB as announced by their Board of Directors. In this role, Kamler and Rodriguez will be responsible for the overall dance and outreach programs of RCB, providing…

Submission Deadline Approaches: Artist in Residence Julie Chen

September 21, 2023

Member News Who: Writers & Books, Rochester’s home for the literary arts, announces upcoming events and deadlines with Julie Chen, an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of memory, mortality, and place. What: Chen’s Always with Us gathers community stories of lost loved ones and offers healing and remembrance by weaving them into a cloud-like…

Chimera Integrations Makes Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in America

September 19, 2023

Member News For Immediate Release – September 19th, 2023 Chimera integrations, a technology integration firm headquartered in Syracuse NY with offices spanning Upstate New York, has proudly secured a prominent position on the INC 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in America. Reaching top 5 companies in Syracuse and 202 in all…

Blake Jones Named Chief Marketing Officer of Five Star Bank

September 18, 2023

Member News Ms. Jones brings nearly 20 years of marketing and communications experience to the growing community bank and its affiliates ROCHESTER, N.Y. – September 18, 2023 – Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISI), parent company of Five Star Bank (“Five Star” or the “Bank”), SDN Insurance Agency, LLC, and Courier Capital, announced that Blake Jones…

City of Rochester, Downtown Definitely to Host Second Annual Fall Fest at Parcel 5 on October 14

September 18, 2023

Member News Call for Entries for Pumpkin Carving Contest for Downtown Local Businesses A Downtown Definitely Series Event ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sep. 15, 2023 – The City of Rochester and Downtown Definitely Events announced plans for the second annual Fall Fest taking place in the heart of downtown Rochester at Parcel 5 on Saturday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fall Fest…

SWBR Welcomes Three New Team Members

September 15, 2023

Member News SWBR is pleased to welcome project manager Bryan Acomb, civil engineering designer Matthew Garber, and project designer Anna Stewart to its Rochester office. Acomb earned his Bachelor of Architecture from NewSchool of Architecture + Design. Garber graduated from Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and concentration in Architecture. Stewart…


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