Dear Rochester Business Owners,

On Friday, October 19th, an abhorrent cartoon was published in The Rochester Business Journal. By name, and because of instances like this, by name alone, this organization is in part the public and journalistic representation of Rochester Business. We're here in solidarity with area businesses ready to stand up and say this is not right. This is not ok. This is not us. This is not Rochester Business.

As an accurate representation of what it means to be a Rochester business and in opposition to the choice to publish such content, we stand in solidarity with the businesses listed below, among others, to declare:

"This is not ok. This is not us. This is not Rochester Business."

In solidarity, we stand with these businesses.

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TGW Studio

Ugly Duck Coffee

GreenSpark Solar

Rochester Chiropractic for Women

The Playhouse//Swillburger

Headwater Food Hub


The Good Food Collective


The Red Fern


Scratch Bakeshop

Tru Yoga

Lock 32 Brewing Company

The Owl House

Apogee Wine Bar

EvenOdd Creative

Tiny Fish Printing

The Article Group

Seven Story Brewing


Dorje Adornments

Hype Booth

Voula’s Greek Sweets

I Heart ROC

Jonathan Everitt

Polland Enterprises, LLC

Dadstache Records

Mix Marketing

Serve Me the Sky Digital

Hitch + Cord

HouseTwelve Media

Mindful Medicine Rochester

Boulder Coffee

MCM Natural Stone

Lily Tapes & Discs

John Schlia Photography


Carbon Records / CarbonDEVPlus, Inc.

Deelightful Studios

Initial Here Creative Services

Kaleidoscope Collective

Duksauce Creative Media

Brunchtown Comedy Collective

Zelda's Home and Garden


Cowork @ Grid

Grid Marketing

Unstrung Studios

Kitty Box Press

Ehren Stark, General Contractor

Mellow Mug

Futons & More

Team Doula


Chickpea Magazine

The Darling Rage

Carlie Fishgold, Freelance Writer & Analyst

Spirit Organic

Milo Nine Press

Livadas Consulting

Bodywork by Bobbi

The Yards Collective

J. Forward Studios


Wildflower Birth Support

Canopy Design & Illustration


Values to Brand


Melanie Watson Design

Wellness for You NOW Chiropractic

Misfit Doughnuts and Treats

A Healing Sanctuary

Green Girl Press

Your Turn Life Coaching

Aria Strategies

Gillespie Associates

On Hand Lotions

Elevate Cosmetics

Pyramid Arts Tattoo

Rochester Community Acupuncture

Happy Gut Sanctuary

Fertile Hope Yoga

Small World Food

Nails By Chrissy

Lush Light Photography

Red Horse Bakery

Puff Palace

Choice One Transportation

On the Move Pet Care

Ape + Canary On Strathallan

Mom’s Home Booking

Clear Path Veterinary Mentoring

Red Argyle

The Creator's Hands

Dog Educated, LLC

John’s Tex Mex

Ciao Bella Studios

Helen & Gertrude

Transit Apparel

Rochester Community Acupuncture

Sweet & Cute Sweets

ROC Game Dev

Aesthetician Labs

Fuego Coffee Roasters

1975 Gallery


Locals Only

Innovative Technology Applications

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

Cafe Sasso

Sowolu Photography

Mighty Spark Design

Porchin’ It Tapes

Brooklyn Ramen

RALLY! Doulas

Moon Rabbit Press


InsuranceTrak Services

Dargout Family Chiropractic

FreeState DesignBuild

Max Effort Training

Emma Barry Design

Jodi Rosenshein Atkin, MA LLC

Thrive Potential

Meliora Wealth Management, LLC

One Path Career Partners

Bodhi Lotus, Inc



OS-Cubed, Inc.

Relative Motion

Hale Technology in Practice

Kris B. Kimmel Construction Drafting, Inc.

Supply Chain Analytics

NOW Digital Marketing

The Software Scout, Inc.

J. Kiefer Law

1809 Studios

A Deeper Clean

Fright-Rags, Inc

JDL Design Group

AmberDawn LLC

Tech Savvy Marketing

Type High Letterpress

Right Brain Yoga

Mitten Sisters

Little Button Craft

Healthy Edge Blueprint

Writers and Books

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Image Published in RBJ 10/19/18

We encourage individualized, peaceful protest, action, and outrage for instances of pure hatred, intolerance, ignorance, and dangerous rhetoric. We also think it's necessary for those in agreement to stand together.

Please share this page with area business members you think may want to take a stand with us.