Lauren Ciaccia - Rochester Office
With the official ‘end’ of summer, I am embracing the autumn that is upon us. While many, (myself included) are excited about the season change - fall also means fewer daylight hours. As someone who LOVES warmth and sunshine – this has always been a struggle for me. That said, living in upstate NY, fall has always been a favorite season of mine! There is so much to do and see .. including post-season baseball. Though I find baseball to be exciting all year, there is something special about post-season/playoff games. Especially when the Yankees are in 😊.. like this year!
Shayla Scott - Rochester Office
Janice Noethiger - Elmira Office
I came across an article in Psychology Today that made me consider the effects of my work-day tendencies. It highlighted the importance of taking a break – one of the things that is usually not prioritized during busy and stressful times. However, taking the time to step away from work for short periods of time throughout the day can boost creativity, increase productivity and motivation, and reduce decision fatigue. Short movement breaks can help decrease the negative effects of sitting for long periods of time, both mentally and physically. A break can be whatever makes you feel most at ease – a short walk, changing the scenery, having lunch away from your desk, or chatting with coworkers over morning coffee.
Erik Lunger- Canandaigua Office
With all the warm weather this summer, I am able to be on the golf course as often as possible. I was fortunate to grow up on a golf course and learned how to play as a young kid. After dinner, I would walk down the hill and play a quick nine holes. I would practice my swing every day. Yes, even in the winter! Some would wonder why I love this game so much. It is the feeling I get when I strike a little white ball and watch it fly 300+ yards. Also, I love that the game of golf travels with me- it can be played anywhere in the world. I have met many people while playing this sport and some have become lifelong friends. Some would say (or maybe my wife would say), that I am obsessed with golf and I am ok with that!!
Stephanie Licciardello - Rochester Office
With my first year at MMB almost under my belt, I’m looking forward to my upcoming trip to Greece. I’ve always loved to travel, and Greece has been on my bucket list since I was a little kid. I’ve visited Italy in the past, and I’m excited to compare the differences between the two cultures. We fly into Athens, and we plan on visiting the Parthenon and exploring the area when we arrive. I’m hoping to visit Mykonos, Santorini, and plenty of beaches during my trip, and I can’t wait!