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Photo-Shoot with BRAD SZOLLOSE: Award Winning Author, Generational Expert & Keynote Speaker

In Cities, Towns & Villages, People, Social Scene on December 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm

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Photo Shoot Location: Manhattan, New York

BRAD SZOLLOSE: Award Winning Author, Generational Expert & Keynote Speaker

Grand Central Station

 Columbus Circle: Time Warner Center


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“Over the past 15 years, Brad observed a startling change in corporate America; the latest generation of adult workers known as Generation Y grew up immersed in new technologies, such as multi-player video games, Speak & Spell, Internet Pen Pals and a computer in the home. Along with parents who viewed them as peers and a micromanaged activity list of karate classes and dance lessons. And now you expect them to sit in a cubicle for 8 hours a day? They can’t do it.”


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“Because each generation after 1977 was raised with technology in their toys, they have learned to manipulate digital information before they could read, write, and sometimes… before they could speak.“Unbeknown to most, companies such as Kodak derive 50% of their current revenue from the same technologies mentioned above. Devices that did not exist 5 years ago that directly take advantage of the working and shopping habits of Generation Y.”

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“Will Baby Boomers stop being relevant
in the not too distant future?”

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Szollose studied this phenomenon and realized that everyone—business owners, executives, parents, school teachers and college professors —would be facing a whole new generation that they were incapable of communicating with. Each generation must be made aware of this “cultural” difference and adjust their management methods accordingly if they wish to succeed. The result of this research is Brad’s new book, Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia – Multigenerational Management Ideas That Are Changing The Way We Run Things.”

“Are you ready to adjust your leadership style to the 21st Century?”

Brad Szollose

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Cubiotti Photography: Iconic Rochester

In Cities, Towns & Villages, People, Social Scene, Still Life on November 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Cubiotti Photography: Iconic Rochester


Site of the Genesee River, home to Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox, as well as notorious Icons Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony, Rochester New York is founded upon Iconic thinking and artistry and continues to serve as a world renowned landmark city.

The development of widespread Photography and Motion Picture came largely from Rochester resident George Eastman, the inventor and founder of Eastman Kodak. In addition to the achievements of Eastman, German immigrants John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb also created industrial empires that created thousands of jobs throughout the Rochester area.

Today technology and society continues to change and evolve, creating room for emerging entrepreneurs like George Eastman who have the vision and passion it takes to succeed.

I’ve recently had the pleasure of collaborating with some really talented groups and organizations throughout Rochester including the Wilmot Cancer Center, Open Bookings Entertainment, Gator Film ProductionsL.A. Entertainment, New Roc Order Entertainment, and a number of other successful entrepreneurs.









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Rochester NY: The Rise of the Underdog

In Cities, Towns & Villages, People, Social Scene on January 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I came across an article featuring a list of cities from around the world that are expected to “rise into greatness” in the upcoming year of 2012. On that list was my hometown, Rochester, New York.

Although I wasn’t surprised that Rochester made the list with some of my other favorite cities including London, I was thrilled to see the headline in writing. During the evolution of the Industrial Era, Rochester developed into a “Holy Land” for business. Hometown to empires including Bausch and Lomb, the creator of glass eye wear,  Eastman Kodak, the creator of motion picture and film, and Xerox, a name within itself, Rochester is a land cleared for success.

Recently, the Kodak franchise has entered into financial struggles after the generational movement to digital imagery, largely discontinuing the traditional process of manufacturing and developing film. However, as one empire falls, history proves another empire is always patiently waiting to rise.

Some of the reasons why Rochester made the list include;

Forbes- #1 Best Place to Buy a Home

Forbes- #3 Best Place in the Country to Raise a Family

Forbes- #7 Most Affordable City in America

Forbes- #14 Most Innovative City in the US

The Atlantic- One of 35 Innovation Hubs in the Country

Fox News Channel- Best Place for Single Moms

Brookings- Top 20 Economy in the Nation

Kiplinger- Best City in the US for Commuters

The Daily Beast- America’s 10th Smartest City

The Street- 10 Cities Poised for Greatness in 2012

MSN- Most Livable Bargain Market

Newsweek- 10 Greater Rochester high schools among 35 of “America’s Best High Schools”

Business Facilities- Top Region for Job Growth

Business Facilities- Editor’s Top 7 Location Picks

Business Facilities- #3 Best Food Processing Region in US

Business Facilities- #7 Best Medical Devices and Equipment Region in US

Bloomberg Businessweek- #15 Strongest Job Market in America

Bloomberg Businessweek- #16 Best Place to Start Over

The Future of Downtown Rochester

In Cities, Towns & Villages, People, Social Scene on November 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm

A number of renovations and changes have been announced concerning the Downtown Rochester area.

With hopes of making positive changes around the community, local legislation has been organizing new policies to help stimulate local business growth.  Notorious for being the birthplace to a number of legendary businesses ranging from the Xerox Corporation to the Eastman Kodak empire, many people still see plenty of opportunity for new entrepreneurs and artists.  

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing a new business that recently opened up downtown.The vacant space which was once operating as a button factory is now home to Fina’s Cafe & Bakery. One of the numerous thriving businesses in the area that many people might not know about, Fina’s Cafe has created a refreshing new place to get food or grab coffee apart from the typical stop at Panera’s Bread. 

Get out of the bubble and explore the world around you. 

The Future of Printers

In Cities, Towns & Villages, People on September 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Photographs taken at the present site of City Printing Inc. in Rochester, New York.

Will the large scale Printing Industry that once existed across the nation suddenly be revived?

 Will companies like Kodak and Barnes & Noble begin to thrive the way that they used to prior to the creation of digital film and Kindle readers? 

“Laser, ink-jet, double-sided, color, black-and-white—the future of technology is in printers. I am absolutely convinced of that!“- CEO Tim Cook

“What is the one thing people will always need? It’s obvious: printers. Printers with fax machines attached, printers that collate and staple, perhaps a printer that makes photocopies. Anything’s possible. It’s called innovation.” – Cook

Read about Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook and his ideas for the companies future in a short article posted several weeks ago; 



Kodak: Factories of Rochester

In Cities, Towns & Villages on July 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Fences in a Row*

A brief history about Kodak from Kodak: 

“With the slogan “you press the button, we do the rest,” George Eastman put the first simple camera into the hands of a world of consumers in 1888. In so doing, he made a cumbersome and complicated process easy to use and accessible to nearly everyone.

Since that time, the Eastman Kodak Company has led the way with an abundance of new products and processes to make photography simpler, more useful and more enjoyable. In fact, today’s Kodak is known not only for photography, but also for images used in a variety of leisure, commercial, entertainment and scientific applications. Its reach increasingly involves the use of technology to combine images and information–creating the potential to profoundly change how people and businesses communicate.

Just as Eastman had a goal to make photography “as convenient as the pencil,” Kodak continues to expand the ways images touch people’s daily lives. The company ranks as a premier multinational corporation, with a brand recognized in virtually every country around the world.”- Kodak

A small selection of Kodak factories throughout the greater Rochester area. 

George Eastman: Photography & Film

In People on July 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm

The “Father of Popular Photography”, George Eastman was born in 1854 with a dream to change the world. He accomplished this vision through the creation of roll film and the Eastman Kodak empire.



Inspired by the idea of simplifying the photographic process, the self educated George Eastman set out with the hopes of creating a “portable” box camera that would process flexible roll film allowing photography to make it’s way on to the mainstream market. His persistent efforts fueled by his passion for photography resulted in the creation of a “simple”, portable camera in 1888 leading directly to the production of the Kodak empire which would revolutionize the way people saw the world for centuries to come.




Inventing roll film which led to the creation of the world-wide Kodak Corporation, Eastman also contributed directly to the foundations of motion picture films through his efforts. The George Eastman Estate, carefully preserved over the years continues to serve as the world’s leading museum of Photography and Film. Eastman not only changed the world through his creations but he was also focused heavily on helping others, donating $100 million to the University of Rochester along with making contributions to MIT using the alias “Mr. Smith” and an integrated dental clinic in London focused on providing care to children from low income districts.


Back Yard Blues


The legacy of George Eastman continues to decorate the identity of Rochester, New York proving to people everywhere that dreams do come true!


Industrial Revolution: High Falls

In Cities, Towns & Villages, People on July 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Business District

I never realized but according to the IRS, the Rochester metropolitan area is the second largest regional economy in New York State and was ranked the sixth most “livable city” by the “Places Rated Almanac.” The City of Rochester is also home to a number of influential companies including Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, Hickey Freeman and Wegmans among a variety of other original corporations.


New York Times


When I started to explore Downtown Rochester I was shocked at the scale and magnitude of the chiseled landscape filled with abandoned factories, towering high-rises and numerous monuments. After photographing several sections of the High Falls District it became obvious that so much of Rochester and everything it evolved into stemmed directly from the Industrial period.


Beginning with Ford and the assembly line, factories began to rapidly appear across the nation creating a new way to manufacture goods on a much larger scale. To make the process more systematic, the Erie Canal cutting directly through Downtown Rochester and extending onward across the state made it feasible for new factories to produce and distribute mass quantities of goods in an efficient manner.


Green Screen


Looking at some of the abandoned factories and spaces made it hard to visualize a time when the factories were up and running while employing thousands of Rochester residents. Over the past several years, local legislation has worked to obtain funding in order to renovate the area along with attracting new businesses. It seems more than likely that the space, which at one time was both affluent and fully occupied with working citizens could one day be reborn into a brand new hub filled with prosperous business, diverse culture and people on the pursuit of Happiness.


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