In January, Rochester will have a new mayor, the first in 16 years, and at least two new City Council members. Some are hoping this means a transformational, once-in-a-generation wave is about to crash onto City Hall. More likely, voters will choose a more gentle, incremental ripple.
Twenty-four years ago, Armin Budimlic arrived in Rochester for the first time with his wife and two small children. They were refugees of the Bosnian War, one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II.
First Alliance Credit Union is a financial institution founded on the principle of people helping people, which stretches all the way back to the 1930s, when Rochester was just a farm town with a nice hospital.