Good Day Rochester Interview with Cory & Tanishia Johnson


The Why Did I Get Married Conference happened last Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Rochester. This conference was open to all married couples and soon-to-be married couples who want to ensure a happy, healthy, and successful marriage.

Event organizers, Cory and Tanishia Johnson have 17 years of marriage under their belts and know the difficulties married couples face when it comes to finances, raising children and communication. That's why they created L.O.V.E Marriage Ministries. It is their mission to help couples build and maintain their marriages.

 “L.O.V.E Marriage Ministries' vision is to support and strengthen marriages and family. We want to support, uplift and celebrate marriages that are healthy, thriving and everlasting,” said Tanishia Johnson. “In today's world where divorce is at an all-time high and children are impacted tremendously through that process, we know and believe that support to couples is what it takes to help them sustain their families. If we want a healthy community and healthy children, we MUST start with supporting families and then witness the greater impact not only in our neighborhood communities but in our school communities as well,” said Cory Johnson.

Cory and Tanishia are the parents of 5 children and both are educators in Rochester. They believe the strength of every community begins with strengthening and empowering strong, healthy families. 

The conference addressed the realities that married couples face and offered workshops on topics such as: "How to Fight Fair", "Forgiveness", "Intimacy", and "Money Matters."

Watch their interview on Good Day Rochester here.

Brockport Superintendent hosts Book Launch

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Dr. Lesli Myers, Superintendent of Brockport Central Schools hosted a book launch for her new book, Life’s Leadership Lessons.  She has combined her wide range of life experiences, memories, and an uncanny ability as a storyteller to put together a collection of stories, reflections and experiences that are rich with lessons on leadership and life.

The book is divided into 31 short lessons, one for each day of the month. Dr. Myers' stories are relatable and can be applied to all areas of personal and professional leadership. Additionally, the stories contained in Life's Leadership Lessons end with room for written reflection and meditation. The Forward is written by world renowned dancer and choreographer Garth Fagan.

The book launch was featured in Sunday's Democrat and Chronicle. 

Church of God by Faith Hosts Handbags of Hope, a Community Purse Drive


A woman’s purse is an important part of her everyday wardrobe, but beyond a stylish accessory, a purse is where she keeps her wallet, keys and other personal items that are needed every day. On Saturday, March 17th the Greater Adams Street Church of God by Faith hosted a purse drive for women in need. Not only did women receive new and gently used purses, but each purse was be filled with much needed items such as soap, deodorant, shampoo and other personal care items. The purses were then distributed to women’s shelters and facilities in the Rochester area.  Event coordinator Telsa Jones-Linton said “The mission of the church is to serve the community. We’re going outside of the four walls of the church to provide women with much needed personal care items and a handbag they can call their own.”

For more on the purse drive see coverage on News 8 and News 13.

Rochester Storytellers: New Beginnings

The Rochester Storytellers Project presents a collection of true, first-person stories about the “first time,” starting over, taking a risk, making big plans, changing your life, or leaving your past behind. 

Check out our Principal Publicist & Owner, Jessica Lewis on stage sharing her story of taking a risk to start LaLew Public Relations.

Buy your tickets and join us 7 to 9 p.m. March 8 at Comedy@The Carlson for New Beginnings.


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Ujamaa Rising Launch Party


Black History Month kicked off with Ujamaa Rising's launch party on Saturday, February 3rd at The Baobob Cultural Center. Ujamaa Rising is Rochester’s newest show featuring Black-owned businesses. 

Ujamaa is one of the principles of the Nguzo Saba, which means Cooperative Economics in Key Swahili – to build and maintain our own businesses and to profit from them together. While the Nguzo Saba is a Kwanzaa principle, these principles are to be celebrated year round.

The event featured the debut of a video montage featuring guests from season one; vendors from locally-owned businesses; and food and beverages. Businesses featured in season one include, Beads & Bangles by Jaira, 3 Kingz Barbershop, Arkatecht LLC, Shelton Financial Management, PT Life Fitness, Headz Up Hats and A Gamers Nostalgia.

Watch coverage of the launch party on News 8 and News 10