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…..
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 “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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
Having pets in the workplace isn’t such an outrageous idea. In fact, as of 2015, eight percent of workplaces in the United States allowed their employees to bring pets to work. While it doesn’t sound like a massive number, the trend of workplace pets is slowly increasing. Some may think…..
Mice are Better Investors than Humans A pretty bold statement. Let me prove it to you: A study was done comparing mice to humans. In the study mice were placed in a cage that had two buttons. The first button would deliver food randomly 8/10 times, and the second button…..
There is a big difference between growing up somewhere and actually choosing to live there. Many young professionals find themselves far from their hometown in post-college lives, tackling a bigger city and traveling the world. Our generation is fortunate to have a period in our twenties where we can afford…..
Many young professionals can relate to the feeling of experiencing a transition. New jobs, a new place, new relationships, new friends, new colleagues, finishing school, leaving school, going back to school. Many of these experiences are inevitable for us young professionals. In fact, if you are like me, sometimes it…..
We’re not alone, we overhear people complain all the time – in line at the grocery store, at work, out at happy hour – about issues that impact their lives and how they wish something would be done. Sometimes the concerns are minor like the giant pothole they have to…..