RocCity Rising

March 31, 2015
Feature Image - RocCity Rising


RocCity Rising is the premier annual event hosted by the RocCity Coalition, a collaboration of Rochester’s young professional organizations.

The 6th Annual RocCity Rising was held on May 22, 2013, and launched “#RocCity101″ and a year-long theme focusing on the resurgence of downtown, with a focus towards encouraging YP’s to explore 101 unique and interesting destinations and experiences within the various neighborhoods comprising the City’s urban core.

RocCity Rising 2013 was held at the historic Sibley Building (288 E. Main St.), overlooking the Midtown redevelopment site and new Windstream building currently under construction.  Over 200 young professions and established leaders, like Mayor Tom Richards and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined RocCity Coalition member groups for this night of collaboration, connectedness, and community as we celebrated everything downtown is and the potential of what is yet to come!

At the event, Matthew Leonard and Juan Vazquez both received the RocCity Rising “Established Leader Award” in recognition of their­ contributions to the entrepreneurial community in Rochester through their work on The Innovation Trail.  The program advocates for and brings exposure to the exciting developments in business and technology across upstate New York.

Michael J. Brown received the RocCity Rising “Emerging Leader Award.” We celebrate his contributions to the City of Rochester through advocacy, volunteerism and leadership in the community.


Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

The New Sibley Building (Winn Companies)
The Community Foundation

Gathering to Give
SC Fine Art
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Rochester Business Journal

A3 Design
NeighborWorks Rochester
Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
Dale Carnegie Training
Vittorio Formalwear
Rochester Brainery
EPi Printing & Finishing