Community Events

Headshots Happy Hour
Calling all entrepreneurs, authors, bloggers, speakers, entertainers, and professionals! In need of a new headshot? Want to mix, mingle, and network? Join us for our “Headshots Happy Hour” Cocktails for a Cause event at Hattie’s Rooftop bar in the Strathallan Hotel on February 8th from 5:30-9:00 PMAll who attend will receive one headshot and appetizers. You will also have an opportunity to help the Dimitri House, a great organization helping to fight hunger and homelessness in the City of Rochester. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

Heart Bombing with the Young Urban Preservationists
Help us show a vacant home (and other buildings!) in the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood some love!  Starting at 2pm on Saturday, February 10th, we’ll meet up at the 540WMain Community Learning Academy to make Valentines for this house and other buildings in need of some love.  YUPs, kids of all ages, and families are invited to attend–we’ll provide a brief overview of what heart bombing and preservation are all about then we’ll hand over the valentines-making supplies.  With valentines in hand, we’ll walk around the block for a photo shoot. RSVP here.

Penfield Symphony Orchestra
The third concert of its 62nd Season, “European Tour,” will take place on February 12th, 2018, at 7:30PM, including works by famous European composers such as Wagner, Strauss, Brahms, Bizet, and Elgar.  The performance will be held at Penfield High School Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Conscious Capitalism ROC visits Cyber Eyez
Cyber Timez is an award-winning business focused on making a difference in real people’s lives through affordable wearable solutions to real-world problems. CEO Sean Tibbetts gathered experts he knew from a career spanning over 20 years in information technology and Cyber Eyez was born. Since that time, Cyber Timez has hired interns from Gallaudet University for the Deaf, support staff from Wounded Warriors Program and is currently working with interns from the Washington D.C. Veteran’s Administration Job Training Program. On February 20th from 5:30-7pm, come learn from Sean about how Cyber Eyez increases accessibility through technology! RSVP here.

NextGen Rochester visits Coffee Connection
NextGen members and friends are invited to tour and learn more about Coffee Connection on February 22nd from 6-7pm. Coffee Connection is a café and store. They also roast their own coffee in house! Coffee Connection works with at-risk women in the Rochester community to provide employment training with the goal of hiring their interns to full-time positions. The organization also works to provide comprehensive support to help women sustain recovery from addiction. RSVP here!

Mystery Fraud Dinner: Money for Nothing… Or… Your Kickbacks for Free

Presented by The Rochester Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) at Glendoveers Banquet Hall (accommodations for disabled access provided).

Join your peers to examine the evidence, interview the suspects, and solve the mystery… who did it and how?  Whether you work in a small business or large, fraud is a serious problem.  What are some ways you can protect yourself and your company from the “usual suspects”?  Tim Hungerford, CMA, CIA, CFE, and CPA (among others) is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of financial fraud detection, and will be our host as explore a case of fraud to uncover the crime!

Participants will enjoy a buffet dinner of chef carved roast beef, sundried tomato and feta stuffed chicken, pasta with choice of marinara or alfredo sauces, potatoes and vegetable medley.  Coffee and dessert will be served as we begin our investigation.

This session awards 2 CPE for all CMA and CIA participants.  Tickets are just $25 for members, $30 for non-members and, for this special event, a $10 student ticket is available for full-time college students. Hurry… get your tickets now while space is still available to enjoy this popular speaker! Purchase tickets on Event Brite

Writers Paradise
Join Polland enterprises for a writers retreat to recognize and celebrate the art of writing and the importance of writers. The event will feature an on-site writing coach, an on-site editor, journaling tactics, meditative exercises to prevent writer’s block, writing prompt exercises and poetry readings. Join dozens of authors, poets, educators, students and community members on Saturday, April 14th from 11am-3pm! Find more information here on attending or volunteering!