About NOTABA

About NOTABA

Neighborhood of the Arts Business Association (NOTABA) is a collective voice for the diverse businesses located in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA). Our purpose is to help NOTA grow into a vibrant commercial arts district, distinguished by the neighborhood’s unique character.

Our Mission:

To benefit the businesses of the Neighborhood Of The Arts (NOTA) by providing a forum for sharing information, networking businesses, promoting activities and its members, and fostering civic involvement (with a focus on attracting visitors to our neighborhood).

Vision & Values

  • We are a volunteer operated association striving to make our neighborhood a better place to do business and a better place for our customers to visit
  • We are responsive to our members’ needs through the relationships we build with our neighbors, our neighborhood businesses, and the City of Rochester
  • We promote activities and businesses within our neighborhood while creating a positive image of our neighborhood businesses to the Rochester community, its visitors and the City of Rochester
  • We operate as a center of information for our members. We keep out neighborhood businesses aware of events and potential developments and changes in the neighborhood by providing speakers at our meetings and maintaining a membership e-mail and website
  • We offer an opportunity for our neighborhood businesses to bring forth their opporutnities and problems, discussing solutions and connecting them to resources

Meet Our Officers

Aaron Metras

NOTABA President
Salena’s Restaurant
Nox Cocktail Lounge
aaronmetras@hotmail.com

Chris Fanning

NOTABA Vice President
Writer’s and Books
chrisf@wab.org

Kathy Capierseho

NOTABA Treasurer
Stern Properties (Village Gate)
kathy@sternproperties.com

Paul Coffman

NOTABA Secretary
Ape + Canary on Strathallan
paul@apeandcanary.com

Join NOTABA

Are you a business located in the Neighborhood of the Arts? Join the dozens of other businesses who are already a part of the Neighborhood of the Arts Business Association to take advantage of all we have to offer!