What is the Rochesteriat?

So you may be wondering what is the Rochesteriat? Good question.

We're an urban City Guide sharing the best, quirky, new, fun, and exciting businesses, events, organizations and developments happening within the city limits of Rochester, NY. In July of 2013 we launched the Rochesteriat with a hope to shine a positive light on all of the great things happening in the city. Rochester is in revival mode and we believe the future is in the small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, etc., not just the major corporations or big developments.

Occasionally you may even see posts featuring other cities, because we like to travel and we think it's a good idea to see what creative and unique things other cities are up to.


What about the 'burbs?

It's not that we don't care about Rochester's surrounding areas (suburbs, rural towns and villages), but being a small company we want to focus our energy and not lose ourselves in the process. And there are a ton of great publications in Rochester covering it all: Post Magazine, (585) Magazine, I Heart ROC, ROConnoisseur, Sir Rocha Says, Food About Town, Explore Rochester, and many more!

Want to learn more?

We hope to be a part of the changing city and hope you'll want to also. We love collaborating, meeting people, and being out in our city. Want to connect with us? Check out our CONTACT page for all the ways to find us!

Want to learn more about our team? Check out our ABOUT US page.

What else are we up to?

"This is your world, shape it or someone else will." - Gary Lew

We're firm believers in working for a great future. Besides the Rochesteriat, we are co-founders and Board members of the Washington Square Park Community Association and co-producers of Movies With a Downtown View.

We're also excited that 2018 will be the launch of our 2nd startup - MetroPops. Stay tuned for more information on this local deal site!