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Artist Nancy Gong makes Athena gifts

The Athena finalists’ Art Glass Blessings have been designed and created by glass artist Nancy Gong. Nancy is best known worldwide for her architectural art glass designs in smalti mosaics, leaded, chipped and painted glass. The design celebrates the ancient ...

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Women’s Council Board

BOARD OFFICERS President Cynthia Gray, RIT & RGHS Alliance Immediate Past President Laura O’Neill Habza, Eastman Kodak Co. Vice President Linda Hall, Wakefield Way Consulting Treasurer Kathleen Bell, Rochester Institute of Technology Secretary Terri Zbick, Lee Hecht Harrison   BOARD ...

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Award salutes outstanding leaders

  Introduced to Rochester in 1987 by Women’s Council, an affiliate organization of the Rochester Business Alliance, the Athena Award recognizes women who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote ...

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Where are they now? Still upholding Athena values

Whether starting new careers or moving to other cities for new opportunities, past Athena Award winners continue to uphold the values of the honor. From sharpening mentoring skills to evoking feelings of sisterhood, award winners’ careers and lives have also ...

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Festival Week

The opening of the Eastman East Wing will mark the completion of the Eastman School of Music's expansion and theater renovation project.

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A music school poised for the future

In a few months, students from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music will start working with master professors from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo-over a high-speed Internet connection. Separated by thousands of miles and six time ...

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The future of music is here; gone are the 1970s

  A new media control room with state-of-the-art technologies is aimed at getting the music, performance and personality of Eastman School of Music out to the masses. Among the upcoming enhancements is the ability to stream high-definition video online. "People ...

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Designing an expansion befitting school’s status

Tasked with designing an expansion to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre that matched the existing structure without duplicating it, project architects hit a home run, Eastman School of Music officials say. The results are the new Eastman East Wing housing ...

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Perfecting the sounds of Eastman’s

Here is the problem: Fit a rehearsal hall big enough to accommodate a full orchestra, a recital hall and music school faculty studios into a single building that would sit on a tiny triangle of land adjoining Kodak Hall at ...

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2010 Forty Under 40 inductees

Wanda Acevedo Director of programs Wilson Commencement Park Age: 38 Education: Attended Empire State College Family: Daughter, 20; son, 17 Residence: Rochester Professional responsibilities: Manages all aspects of a $2 million housing operation and residential program. Provides direction and leadership ...

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Staying connected reaps satisfying rewards

  From coaching her daughter’s Little League team to volunteering at the YWCA, Nancy Zawacki stays connected with peers by giving back to the community. "My way of networking has been volunteering with organizations and causes that I really believe ...

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Rochester comes pretty close to ‘dream city’

  They dream of living in cities like Paris and New York, or maybe on Cape Cod, but Forty Under 40 alumni say Rochester offers a very livable compromise. Among the most important qualities for alumni in choosing their dream ...

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Partners paint a promising picture for their firm

The website of Butler/Till Media Services Inc. describes its vision with these words: "Every project we undertake is a fresh canvas." Behind the firm’s brushstrokes are Susan Butler and Tracy Till, founding partners of the advertising media agency, whose key ...

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Two hands on the wheel at Hahn Automotive

To know Eli Futerman and Daniel Chessin is to know Michael Futerman, the late founder of Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc. The brothers-in-law share not only the company’s leadership but also a commitment to the legacy of the paternal icon. "If ...

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Business Person of the Year Award Contents

Since 1983, the Small Business Council, an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc., has presented an annual award spotlighting exemplary business leadership and community involvement in Rochester and Monroe County. Nominees for the Business Person of the Year Award ...

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