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What’s On Your Plate?

Virtual Lunch & Learn for Members by Members

Visit Rochester’s Visitor Industry Council (VIC) Membership Engagement Committee has shifted its 2020 focus to host a series of virtual events called What’s On Your Plate? These virtual lunch and learns highlight some of the Visit Rochester member organizations who have successfully pivoted their business operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ep. 1: Black Button Distilling

Hear from owner and head distiller, Jason Barrett, on how Black Button Distilling has pivoted their business during COVID-19 and learn of Black Button’s plans moving beyond the pandemic.

Ep. 2: Record Archive, Via Girasole Wine Bar & Pittsford Wine & Spirits

Hear from Alayna Alderman from the Record Archive and Nicole McLean of Via Girasole Wine Bar and Pittsford Wine & Spirits as they share their pivot stories and answer questions on business now and after COVID-19. 

Ep. 3:  Rochester Red Wings & Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex

Hear from Dan Mason, General Manager of the Rochester Red Wings and Joe Dolce, Director of Sponsorships & Events at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex as they share their pivot stories and answer your questions during a Q&A.

Ep. 4:  The Strong Museum of Play & Seneca Park Zoo

Hear about the strategies implemented by The Strong Museum and Seneca Park Zoo to safely reopen to the public following the New York State on PAUSE order. 
Ep. 5: Genesee Country Village & Museum & Rochester Museum & Science Center 

Hear from Sara Tone of Genesee Country Village & Museum and Hillary Olson of Rochester Museum & Science Center as they share their pivot stories and what's happening with their organization now. 

Ep. 6: Stokoe Farms & Wickham Farms

Turn your attention to our local farms and how they have adapted to COVID-19 recommended health and safety measures. Julie Izzo Niedzwick from Stokoe Farms and Debbie Wickham of Wickham farms share their experiences and challenges of hosting fall family fun while ensuring the safety of all.

Ep. 7: Eastview Mall and CBD Best Oil

As the holidays near, it is more important than ever to remember your local shopping partners! Hear from Wendy Roche at Eastview Mall and Glenna Colaprete-Hudson from CBD Best Oil. Also hear how you can give back this holiday season with the Pirate Toy Fund.