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May 30, 2019

Side Hustle Redefined
May 30, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Metropolitan Atrium
1 S Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14604
Venue website
Do you have passion projects or side hustles? In this day and age, a lot of people are working full time and building businesses on the side. Jessica Lewis has made a name for herself as the owner of LáLew Public Relations.

$2.00 Member Ticket

$5.00 Non-Member Ticket

How many of you have passion projects or side hustles? In this day and age, a lot of people are working full time and building businesses on the side. Going it alone or with a small team is no easy task, but Jessica Lewis has made a name for herself as the owner of LáLew Public Relations.

LáLew Public Relations launched three years ago and specializes in media relations, marketing, branding, web management, social media and community engagement. LáLew serves a variety of clients and has landed client appearances on WROC News 8, WHEC News 10, WHAM News 13, Spectrum News, Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper, City Newspaper and more. Jessica’s success was recognized by the Rochester Business Journal as a Small Business Feature of the Week.

Attendees will be able to learn about Jessica’s tips for success as an owner of a small business and how she has redefined the term “side hustle.” There will be time for a brief Q&A followed by networking and light appetizers at Bar Bantam.

Cash will be accepted at the door for ticket purchases.


Jessica Lewis is the President & CEO of LáLew Public Relations and Communications Specialist for ROC the Future. She is a 2018 ATHENA Award Young Professional finalist and a Woman to Watch for the Democrat & Chronicle Newspaper. Jessica is a successful entrepreneur, owning the first-ever, Black-owned public relations firm in Rochester, New York.

Jessica’s passion for public relations began in college. While she was an undergraduate student at Buffalo State College, she served as the president of an on-campus club called Black Active Minds which led student meetings around pressing issues such as race, equality and social justice. She often found herself engaging in meaningful conversations with her peers and would promote club activities and publicize special events. Years later, those experiences coupled with her professional experiences would come full circle with the launch of her own public relations company.   

LáLew Public Relations specializes in media relations, marketing, branding, web management, social media and community engagement.   LáLew serves a variety of clients and has landed client appearances on WROC News 8, WHEC News 10, WHAM News 13, Spectrum News, Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper, City Newspaper and more. Jessica’s success was recognized by the Rochester Business Journal as a Small Business Feature of the Week.  Jessica is also the host of Ujamaa Rising, a television show that features Black-owned businesses and real-life stories of entrepreneurs.

Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College in Social Studies Education grades 7-12 and a Master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester. Jessica holds membership in the Rochester Association of Black Journalists, the Democrat & Chronicle Young Professionals Advisory Council and the Theta Omega Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

 

Future Meetings

May 30, 2019

Side Hustle Redefined

May 30, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Metropolitan Atrium
1 S Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14604
Venue website

Do you have passion projects or side hustles? In this day and age, a lot of people are working full time and building businesses on the side. Jessica Lewis has made a name for herself as the owner of LáLew Public Relations.
 

May 31, 2019

PRSA Name Badges

May 31, 2019 12:00 AM to June 01, 2019 12:00 AM

PRSA Rochester



Engraved name badges for PRSA members
 

June 13, 2019

2019 PRism Awards Ceremony

June 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Wintergarden by Monroe's
1 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604
Venue website

Rochester’s PRism Awards recognize complete public relations programs and tactical elements incorporating sound research, planning, execution and evaluation.