THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTH WEDGE AREA
WHO WE ARE
We are a 501c6 non-profit merchant association comprised of business owners and residents of the South Wedge area of Rochester, New York. We were founded in 2003 with the mission of improving the commercial district on behalf of the business owners in the area. There are eight people on our board of directors, all of whom live in the South Wedge area neighborhoods. We are also SWANC, a 501c3 non-profit, our mission is to provide charitable, educational, and cultural projects and events to the South Wedge area.
WHAT WE DO
We promote your business and beautify our neighborhood.
Our mission has developed into a broader one that includes promotion of the South Wedge area through group advertising, public art, beautification, and cultural events in the commercial districts of South Avenue, Gregory Street, and Mt. Hope Avenue. We also maintain and install street banners, benches, planters, and other streetscape enhancements. We have two websites that we maintain, www.rocbaswa.org for business owners and www.southwedge.com for community residents and visitors. The latter site is a business directory site that features all businesses within our service area.
WHAT IS OUR SERVICE AREA
The South Wedge commercial district.
Our service area is located primarily on the commercial strips of South Avenue from Byron Street to Highland Avenue, Mt. Hope Avenue from Byron Street to Highland Avenue, S. Clinton Avenue from Byron Street to Gregory Street, and Gregory Street. We welcome any businesses within this area or in the surrounding areas to join us; however our projects will most often be focused within this service area. We have expanded these boundaries slightly on our website, www.southwedge.com, to include the southern portion of South Clinton Avenue to Goodman Street, in order to accommodate some additional business listings to enhance the usability of the website.
Visit rocbaswa.org to learn more about us!