The Rochester Music Hall of Fame 2016 SPONSORS

We deeply appreciate the support provided by all the sponsors of the RMHF.   Please help us return the favor.   Visit their websites by clicking on their name or logo and consider using their services and products.

To become a sponsor contact RMHF at:


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Canandaigua National Bank & Trust




$10,000 Level

Jack and Mary Whittier


$5000 Level

St. Vincent Press
The Theodore & Cashmere M. Mendick Foundation
Ferdinand Jay Smith and Jay Advertising
Whirlwind Music Distributors, Inc.




Jack and Mary Whittier



 Gibson Foundation



Nannette Nocon


$2500 Level

Jerry & Judy Karpa
LeChase Construction
LVW Advisors (Investment advice)


$1000 Level

Karl and Donna LaPorta
Rochester Institute of Technology
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP


$500 – $999 Level

Jim Alesi
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Bernunzio Uptown  Music
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Prosperity
Blue Cross Arena
Brenna Boyce
Denton Cottier & Daniels
Eastman School of Music
Elite Limousine & Corporate Transportation, Inc.

ESL Federal Credit Union
Fairport Music Festival (August 24-25 2018)
Fuccillo Hyundai of Greece

Guitar Center Rochester
House of Guitars

Innovative Dental
Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews
Lyric Theatre
Marina Auto Group
Mastermind Lounge
Metropolitan Limousines
Northeastern Productions
Nothnagle Realtors
The Penthouse
Pilato Entertainment Marketing & Media LLC
Remax Plus
The Studios at Linden Oaks
The Summit Federal Credit Union
Van Bortel Ford
 West Rush Media


$250 – $499 Level

Aunt Rosie’s
Bad Grampas
Beltz Ianni & Associates
Bowie Goes To Jail (Documentary)
Boylan Code Attorneys at Law
Brothers All Natural
Canalside Gifts
Canalside Jewelers
Carriage Cleaners 
David Colón Jr. (watercolor & oil paintings)
Colony Dry Cleaners
Disc Makers
Doan Family of Dealerships
English Pines Professional Building
Finger Lakes Community College
Forefront Audio
Forevermore Records (Russell Thompkins, Jr. & the New Stylistics)
Hall Pass (An 80s music revolution)
Havana Moe’s (Bar and Cigar Lounge)
Health Reins Energy Therapy
Hiscock and Barclay
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
IMS Inc. (transnational print, direct marketing, mail services delivered)
Iron Smoke Distillery (NY State hand crafted whiskey)
Jewish Senior Life
Joevals Formalwear (a dress for every occasion)
Johnny Smoke (Breathe – available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, etc)
Bob Johnson Chevrolet
Kenron Industrial Air Conditioning, Inc.
Chuck Leone  (Rustix Manager)
Dan McDonald Automotive Inc.
Markethold Productions Inc. (Audio, Video, Post Production)
Max Rochester (Restaurants)
Mechtech HVAC Inc. (Commercial/Industrial HVAC Systems)
Metropolitan Funeral Chapels
Milken Archive of Jewish Music
Music On The Move (In home music instruction)
Northfield Music (Guitars, amps, effects pedals, lessons)
Pane Vino Restaurant
Preserving The Past, LLC
RE/MAX Realty Group
Remington”s (Fine Food and Drink)
Rochester Colonial (Window and door experts)
Rochester Equipment Leasing, Inc.
Rochester Events
Rochester Web Design
Sardone, Robinson & Associates LLP (Certified Public Accountants)
Schramm Delivery, Inc. (Piano movers)
Senator Joe Robach 56th District
The Skycoasters

Smokin’ Joe’s Bar & Grill
Sound Source (Musical equipment)
Susan Plunkett’s Fabulous Foods, LLC
Wellington Steele & Associates (Sound strategies, Consulting, Recruiting)
Stromboli’s Restaurant
Tapas 177 Lounge
Town & Country INC.
United Heating and Cooling
Upstate Tattoo Co.
Webster Jazz Festival (Fri. & Sat. July 21st & July 22nd 2016)


$175 – $249 Level

Abilene Bar & Lounge
Atlas Music
Autism Up

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
Club 86

Steve Czubara Photography
Dresden Public Relations
The Fragile Fate ( new album – Lillian Ocean)
Dawn Hampsey CPA
The Heavens Searchlights
HomeTeam Inspection Service
IGO  Online Entertainment Magazine
Interpretek (American Sign Language Interpreters)
Nichols Construction Team
Nola’s BBQ
North Coast Radio, WJRZ 105.9
Nothnagle Realtors ( Sam Morreale and Danielle Riley Team)
Pirrello, Personte & Feder Attorneys and Counselors at Law
Prime Time Funk (10 Piece band)
Special T Cakes & Deserts
Stutzman’s Guitar Center (New, used, vintage instruments)
The Music Store Inc.
Victoria B Creative (Fine Art, illustration and design)



Mary Collins & J. Christine Wilson
Gary and Micheline DeFranco
Karen Giacalone

Rob Moore
Bill Slater



Katherine Handin and Diane Thomason donated $50 “in memory of and in honor of Nick Nickson’s contribution to the rich musical history of his beloved community, Rochester.”


In addition to all of our sponsors, advertisers and patrons, the Rochester Music Hall of Fame would like to thank the following individuals, organizations and businesses that have helped us in one way or another over the past year.


Daniela Albano

Archival Methods

Battista Photography

Blaine Briton

Walter Brooks

Kathy Buechel

Brother Wease

Char Steak & Lounge

City Blue Imaging Services

Ken Colombo

Ned Corman

Gary DeFranco

The Democrat and Chronicle Media Group

Jim Dolan

Kevin Duffy

Eagle Graphics

Elite Limousine

Lisa Falardeau-Inzana

Jim Felber

United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Staff

Cheryl Guess

Hamilton AV

Bill Hunt

Michelle Brewer/Interpretek ASL interpretation

Joe & John Irrera

Jamie Jones

David Junk

Alex Juszkiewicz

Henry Juszkiewicz and all at Gibson Brands, Inc.

Dino Kay

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Concert Operations Staff

George Koller

Drew Kroft

Tracy Kroft

David LaPorta

Anne Leighton

Laura Letson

Light the Heavens Searchlights

David Lopez

Marcia Lowry

Denise McCall & the family of “Unkle” Roger McCall

Mark McDermott

Nancy Meyer

Ellen Muto

Sandra Naro

Northeastern Productions

Becca Nyerges

Janis Pavia

Lori Pilato

Prime Time Funk

Philip Prinzi

Mike Quattrociocchi

Heather Ricket

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Music Coalition

Joe Rohn – Rochester Web Design


Jamal Rossi

Lee Rust

Mandi Sanders

Fred SanFilipo

Gary Schurr

Joel Seligman

Paul Shafferr

David Shaw

Lana Soloff

Laura Soloff

Ron Stackman

Obi Steinman

Stephens Broadcasting — Fickle, WARM101-The Zone

Strathallan Hotel

Laura Sullivan

Greg Sullivan Jr.

David Clayton Thomas

Three Heads Brewing

John Tickner

North Coast Radio – WJZR


The RMHF Board of Directors would like to recognize Victoria Brzustowicz, our graphic designer, for her work on our Induction Ceremony program.


Special thanks to Nola’s BBQ & CFM Entertainment Inc. for providing their venue and services for our rehearsals.