RYP Interviews Emily Hessney Lynch of I Heart ROC!

In addition to her day job as the Digital Marketing and Communications Manager at High Tech Rochester, Emily Hessney Lynch is the Social Media Coordinator / Editor of I Heart ROC, a collection of interviews and stories by some pretty cool people around town. Each week, they feature an interview and an Instagram (@i.heart.roc) takeover. RYP recently sat… Read more

RYP Interviews Sarah Knight of Roc Girl Gang

Sarah Knight started the Roc Girl Gang to feature and support local female creatives, entrepreneurs and movers & shakers in Rochester, New York. She partnered local female photographers with creatives/makers to give their products the spotlight that it deserves. The first interview launched May 2016 and couldn’t be happier with how the whole community has come… Read more

Reciprocal Giving

The “Young Professional” ages of 18-40 can be exhilarating, exciting and yet daunting.  These are the years when you might set off to college, find a job, find a career, meet a significant other, purchase a home, begin a family, the list goes on and on.  Certainly all of these milestones are exciting however often… Read more

A Jump Out of Your Comfort Zone

A few months ago, I decided that I wanted to start covering long distances on my bike. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any family or friends that were ready to take that leap. Social media, especially Facebook, opens up a world of possibilities to find new opportunities. I oftentimes found myself sifting through various Facebook events,… Read more

Millennial Business Owner Start-Up Guide

I’ve never had a strong desire to own a business. Relatively new to the workforce, I’ve spent the last three years working a typical marketing job at a few companies and learning about how organizations of various sizes run. So, at 24 years old, how did I find myself starting my own Digital Marketing company?… Read more

RYP Interviews Nicole Kazimer, Founder & CEO of HikYoga

Many people have passions, but few are able to truly do what they love as a full-time career. For most young professionals, passions take a backseat to real-world responsibilities. Nicole Kazimer, owner of Hikyoga and Instagram account @helloyogagirl can relate. A Webster, New York native, Nicole received her Bachelor degree in Finance and Economics from University… Read more

Thoughts on Making a Difference

As an optimist, I like to think that everyone has a desire to make a difference in the world. As a realist/pragmatist, I recognize that most people don’t wake up and ask themselves, “How am I going to make a difference today?” But… what if everyone did? Can you imagine what a day would be… Read more

RYP Interviews Sir Rocha Says

Down-to-earth, passionate, and well-respected, Linh Phillips is the founder and author of Sir Rocha Says, a blog that enthusiastically spotlights Rochester’s diverse food & drink scene. Sir Rocha Says’s Instagram account features over 11,000 followers, her Twitter recently won ROC City News’s Best Local Twitter award in 2016, and her impressive website was nominated for… Read more

Start Salsa Dancing This Year

Are you looking for a new hobby with tremendous mental and health benefits that is also fun? If yes, this blog post is for you. WAIT! Before you scroll to the next article tell me if this sounds good. You can engage in a fun activity that helps with anxiety and depression, is culturally diverse, helps… Read more

Tackling Social Situations as an Introvert

Being an introverted person, it’s hard to walk up to someone you don’t know and introduce yourself. At social and networking events, you tend to find yourself talking to the only people you know or standing in the corner by yourself. I, myself have been battling with this for quite some time and have recently… Read more