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Rochester Business Press Releases Received August, 2007

The following are press releases received by by Rochester, New York area businesses and organizations.

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Cooperate for Community Contest, Sustainable food initiatives competition

Rochester’s Abundance Cooperative Market is proud to join over 100 other food co-ops nationwide to host the first-ever Cooperate for Community contest to honor local community members who are working together for sustainable food systems. Now through September 14th, Abundance is calling for nominations of community members who deserve recognition for their work.   

It can be anyone - a neighbor who started an organic garden for kids, a local farmer, a parent who lobbied for school lunches made with local ingredients, or anyone who is making a positive change.  

The contest will be run locally, as well as on a national level. One local winner will receive a complete dinner for two at Lento, a new fine dining restaurant in the Village Gate specializing in local, seasonal and organic cuisine, as well as a $75 gift certificate to Abundance. Two local finalists will each receive a $50 gift certificate to Abundance. Local winners will be announced on or around September 24, 2007.   

The local winner will advance to the national competition for a chance to win $7,500 toward the non-profit of his or her choice, and two national finalists will receive $2,500 for their favorite non-profit. The national winners will be announced on or around October 8, 2007.  

Nominations up to 500 words or less are being accepted now until September 14, 2007. For a nomination form, stop by Abundance at Abundance, 62 Marshall Street (off Monroe Avenue) or go online to For more information, contact Amy at Abundance Co-op Market, tel. 585-454-2667 or e-mail



(Rochester, NY)  Barbara Ann Strassner, Broker/Owner of Riverview Realty Group, Inc. announced today that it has been selected by GMAC Real Estate to become the national company’s newest franchisee.  The company’s Henrietta office will immediately begin doing business as Riverview GMAC Real Estate. 

“We are extremely proud to partner with and name Riverview GMAC Real Estate as our newest franchisee,” said John Bearden, president and CEO of GMAC Real Estate, which has more than 1,300 offices and 22,000 sales-partners throughout North America.

“Riverview GMAC Real Estate has successfully been working with Monroe and Genesee area home buyers for 8 years.  This local expertise, backed by the national resources of GMAC Real Estate and the Premier Service Program – a process of listening to consumers, establishing expectations and committing in writing, performing, and then measuring and evaluating afterwards, is a powerful combination of services for both buyers and sellers,” said Strassner, broker/owner of Riverview GMAC Real Estate.   

Riverview GMAC REAL ESTATE provides a variety of real estate services as well, including mortgage and settlement services.

Riverview GMAC Real Estate has one office and 7 Sales-Partners serving the Monroe and Genesee Counties.  Its main office is located at 370 Summit Point Drive, Suite 1A, Henrietta, NY 14467and phone number is 585-321-0060. GMAC Real Estate has more than 1,300 locations and 22,000 Sales-Partners throughout North America.


National Networking with IntentionTM Tour for Women comes to Rochester

Rochester NY, August 2007 -  Powerful You! Women’s Network gratefully announces the Networking with IntentionTM Tour, 2007-2008.  The tour reaches out to women across the country and is beneficial for women from all walks of life; entrepreneurs, women in transition, stay at home moms, corporate and non-profit representatives, retirees and students.  It serves as a great way for women of a community to come together, learn, share, grow and network with other incredible women.  

The Rochester event will be held on Thursday, September 20th at the Brio Mediterranean Bistro in Rochester.  The event includes, open networking, introductions, buffet lunch and a powerful “Intentions Workshop”.  Attendees will receive a book entitled Ordering from the Cosmic Kitchen, by Patricia Crane, PhD.  You will also meet the Co-Founders of Powerful You! Women’s Network, Kathy Fyler and Sue Urda.   

“The principles taught in the Networking with IntentionTM workshop are simple yet very powerful.  We know that many attendees have made meaningful changes in their business and personal lives since attending the event”, says Kathy Fyler.

 “We know that women need and desire connections with other women and they are really attracted to Powerful You!, so we are truly excited to bring this National Tour to Rochester.” Says Sue Urda, who is also the workshop leader.  “Women helping women is a beautiful example for creating communities that work together.  We call what we do Networking with a HeartTM and our mission is based upon the Universal Laws of Attraction and Abundance as well as the knowledge that businesses and lives are built upon meaningful relationships.  Our events are designed to facilitate these relationships.”   

The Premier sponsored of the tour is AlphaZelle, LLC, global distributor of toxin-free, eco-friendly products.   Sponsorship opportunities are available for National and Venue participation.   

The event will be held on Thursday, September 20th, 11:30am – 2:00pm at Brio Mediterranean Bistro, 3400 Monroe Avenue.  The cost is $39 (bring a guest and you each save 10%).  It is open to all women; it is not strictly for women in business.  RSVP is required by Friday, September 14th.  To RSVP and for more info. visit or call Kathy Fyler at 973-248-1262.   

Powerful You! Women’s Network is a national organization with 38 chapters in 11 states.  There is a nearby New York chapter in Buffalo.   The Network welcomes women from all walks of life and recognizes that diversity in our relationships creates opportunities.  The mission of Powerful You! is to empower as many women as possible to find their inner wisdom, follow their passion and live rich, authentic lives.  Powerful You! invites women to join them on the tour or at local chapter meetings or to start a chapter in their own town!  Women who desire connections, business and personal growth, meaningful conversations and the joy of being with other women, visit  

CONTACT:     Sue Urda or Kathy Fyler
PHONE:          (973) 248-1262


second storie} indie market

a place for art + craft of another sort

Friday and Saturday, September 7th & 8th 2007


It is our great pleasure to introduce second storie} indie market to you. We are a group of four women who hope to be a positive force in our creative community, but need your help in bringing the word to our neighbors.

The following information will give you a good idea of what we are all about, the purpose we hope to serve, and the excitement and dedication that has gone into making this happen. We are hoping that you, the media, will take this opportunity to inform the community of this event and help to make it even more of a success.

For more information please contact second storie, we would love to tell you more about us. We can be reached at  Please also feel free to call either Shanna at 585-233.7415 or Cris at 585-309.5371 for more details.

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!

In kindness,

Shanna, JoAnn, Karen and Cris, founders of second storie} indie market


second storie} indie market

visual studies workshop | 31 prince street, Rochester, NY

Friday, September 7th 6pm-10pm opening reception} live DJ, food, and shopping!

Saturday, September 8th 10am-6pm more shopping!

second storie} indie market provides a more current venue for artists and crafters to showcase their work, as well as providing a unique shopping experience for visitors. we hope to instill a feeling of community amongst vendors and shoppers alike. the indie market will feature art and craft of another sort; including letterpress, ceramics, metal art, jewelry, children’s toys and clothes, sculpture, hand sewn and knitted bags and much more!

second storie} indie market will take place at visual studies workshop in Rochester. the inaugural event will kick off Friday September 7th with a live DJ, food and shopping from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. if you can’t make the opening or want to continue exploring the variety of arts and crafts from our vendors, stop by on Saturday, September 8th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. there is no charge for admission on either day.

Shop and support our talented artists and crafters at the inaugural second storie} indie market!  


ANNOUNCING : The publication of local book…

Rochester Eats: 75 Years of Faves & Craves


Published by Patti Ronsvalle, Big Kids Publishing Foreword by: Rochester Native/Nationally Respected Chef & Chicago Restaurateur, Rick Tromanto

Photos by John C. Buck, Buck & Pulleyn

75 Years of Rochester Food Memories

Remember when dining out in Rochester was a special occasion? Before there were national chains, there were family-owned eateries with a special character all their own. People dressed up for dinner, and depending on the decade, that might have meant trousers with suspenders and hat and gloves, or three piece suits and quiana disco dresses. 

Rochester Eats By Karen Deyle, the latest publication from Big Kids Productions & Publishing will visit those old favorites through menus, photos, artifacts, recipes personal recollections and some very amusing behind-the-scenes tidbits. Reaching back over the last 75 years, as long as most of us will remember, it is more of a nostalgic fun trip than historical. The book gives a place of honor to the venues of the past before their memories are gone for good. 

We will dress for dinner and make a reservation at places like Eddie’s Chop House, The Dickens, The Manhattan, Odenbach’s Peacock Room, The Changing Scene, Edwards, Town & Country Dinner Theatre, and Rio Bamba. 

We will gather our families and friends and head to more casual venues like Red Creek, the Cathay Pagoda, Uncle John’s Pancake house and the Aloha. 

We will feed late night cravings and summer snack attacks with fast food memories from Nick Tahou’s, Don & Bobs, Vic & Irvs, Schallers, Tom Wahl’s and Arrows Drive-In. 

For dessert we’ll pick up string-tied white boxes of baked goods from Savoia, Wocjak, Gruttadaria, and the department store bakeries; Sibley’s and McCurdy’s. 

In the same sweet vein, we will stop for an ice cream at Abbotts, Gelato, Bill Wahls, Century Sweet Shop, Maggs, McConnell’s and others. 

Finally, as Rochester is once again becoming known as a food company city, we will look at some of the pioneering food manufacturers, like: French’s Mustard, Ragu Spaghetti Sauce, Zweigles, Fee Flavorings and Tobin’s First Prize Hots. 

So pull up a chair, tuck in your napkin, pick up your fork and savor a bite of Rochester history.  

Book Launch is set for October 17, 2007 (Press/Media invitation to follow). Publisher is soliciting Rochesterians for classic restaurant memories, memorabilia and photos

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2007 For further information contact:

Patti Ronsvalle 585-899-9151



Rochester's Gypsy Jazz Group, Trio Gitan.

"Dear friends,

I'm proud to announce a brand new, Rochester's own gypsy jazz group, Trio Gitan.

Please check us out on MySpace, at: and let us know what do you think.


Guitarist/Dobroist, Aleks Disljenkovic, a founding member of the famous Rochester jazz outfit The White Hots. He also toured with Handy award Joe Beard and the Blues Union, and has had the privilege of playing with blues legend Son House.

Bassist, Dan Lopata, has toured with Chris Beard, works with his rock fusion trio The Mysterious Blues Band, and has played countless shows ranging from Irish to Bluegrass music with Dennis Monroe.

Accordionist, Zach Kuvizic, hailing from Serbia, has played with the 12 Corners Klezmer Band and is currently a member of Bazaha-Lala, a good time World Beat/Cajun/Zydeco band.

Please take a listen and if you like what you hear you can contact me or just drop a line on MySpace.

Yours truly,

Zach Kuvizic"




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