Kat DeBellis - Rochester Office
Last year I said what a crazy world we are living in, well still living in – 2022 has changed a little bit BUT I still miss the SMILES behind the masks. One day we see smiles around the office, I don’t think I am the only one that missed those. Here is what I can report about the last year. .. I know a few of you remember the day I mentioned I was having a baby; well that baby turned 18 in November and I still have no idea how that can be. Just a few weeks ago I purchased Hannah’s Cap & Gown for graduation in June 2022. This year has just flown by, so much has changed in way of family get togethers, and our family has so much to thankful for – my grandbabies are the happiness and love in our hearts, little arm hugs and mushy kisses are the absolute best thing ever! The thought of Christmas had us make our Christmas Eve 2021 dinner this year.
Lynsey Hourihan - Elmira Office
It is officially almost 2022 and the tree is still up! In 2020 I put up my tree the weekend before Thanksgiving, and it brought a nice ambience with it! I think the pandemic has made a lot of us realize that we should embrace doing what makes us happy, and Christmas décor, movies, and music all bring me joy! So with that said, this year with spending more time back in the office, I purchased a Christmas tree for my office. I put it up in November and who knows how long it will remain up! The Christmas music also began playing in my office in November. I really embraced the Christmas spirit this year!
Winter Is Here - Nikole Bauman
There is a chill in the air, the 9/15, 9/30, 10/15 and 11/15 deadlines have come and gone. For me it’s been an interesting 11 months. I started here, at MMB, in January, right after the new year. There have been a lot of changes in that time. More people are coming into the office, and offices in the building. We’re engaged in gathering as much feedback as possible to improve our processes and procedures. The firm has a bright future. As it looks to its future, its not forgetting one of its most important assets, our people. Just a couple months ago we had our annual Fall Festival at Star Cider in Canandaigua and this month, our Holiday get together. We’ve also had a couple “Meet your Co-workers” lunches so that everyone can touch base and get to know each other again since so many have worked from home. With the holidays right around the corner it’s a fun and exciting time as we begin to gear up for next year.
Eva Campanis - Rochester Office
This Fall I got to take a great mother/daughter trip to Nashville. What an experience! Lots of live music, rooftop bars, and dancing 😊 Even though I am not a big country music fan, it was still an amazing atmosphere - my mom is already ready to go back, lol! It was nice little break among all the deadlines. Looking forward to whenever my next trip is to cross another city off my bucket list!
Brett Kelknap - Rochester Office
This summer I took an extended weekend trip that I wanted to share some details about. My girlfriend and I each took a Friday off in July and booked an Airbnb in Clayton, NY. Growing up with a cottage about 15 miles to the west of Clayton, I was familiar with the area and many of the things that it has to offer. My girlfriend, on the other hand, had never been to the Thousand Island before. So, the sights and attractions were brand new to her. The area is famous for its many breweries and wineries, the most popular being Coyote Moon Vineyards in Clayton. This was one of our first stops. We also made sure to visit Wellesley Island on one of the days. If you’ve never been to Wellesley Island, it is one of the largest islands and is full of Victorian style homes and small shops and diners. The island also includes numerous beaches and two state parks. My favorite part of our trip was the boat tour that we went on, including a tour of Boldt Castle (on Heart Island). The tour lasted about an hour and a half as we went through “Millionaire’s Row”.