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 opportunities and problems, discussing solutions and connecting them to resources
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Meet Our Officers

courtney klee, president, notaba rochester

Courtney Klee


490 Farmers

chris fanning, notaba vice president

Chris Fanning

NOTABA Vice President

Writer’s and Books

kathy capierseho, notaba treasurer

Kathy Capierseho

NOTABA Treasurer

Stern Properties (Village Gate)

sarah hudson, notba secretary

Sarah Hudson

NOTABA Secretary

RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre


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!