Tips on Community Branding

Every community has a brand, whether formal or informal. What are some things you can do to positively brand your neighborhood? Community Branding Tips: 1. Organize. Get together with other leaders in your area and figure out where you want to see your neighborhood. Come up with a list...

April Trivia Answer

How many waterfalls are created by the Genesee River in Monroe County? Although there are many opinions on the answer, Pete Dobrovitz, author of Rochestrivia indicates that there are two; the Upper and Lower. The Court St. Dam “falls” don’t count.

Michelle Bilock

If you have participated in Healthy Blocks, our NeighborWorks® Rochester targeted neighborhood initiative, you are sure to have met Michelle Bilock. As the Program Assistant for Healthy Blocks, Michelle works primarily with residents in targeted neighborhoods to improve their communities through physical and social investments. She enjoys “being out...

Community Branding Through Healthy Blocks

By Michelle Bilock For the past several months, residents in Brooks Landing and the Pocket have been developing community branding to be used in a neighborhood signage project. Committees formed and they asked residents to submit “design concepts” that would reflect the values and characteristics of their communities. Submissions...

“Urban by Choice”

By Alyssa Deal I heard the term “Urban by Choice” from a NeighborWorks® Rochester staff member a few weeks ago. This staff member was referencing a conversation with a friend over the recent passing of a beloved board member, Edline Chun. “Edline was urban by choice, she could have...