Corn Hill Arts Festival Announces First Ever Presenting Sponsor


March 28, 2014, Rochester, NY – The Corn Hill Neighbors Association has announced ESL Federal Credit Union as the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Corn Hill Arts Festival. This is the first time in 46 consecutive years that the Corn Hill Neighbors Association has offered this opportunity.

The news was announced at a press event earlier today, hosted by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association at the Hoyt-Potter House in Corn Hill.

“We are delighted to partner with our city neighbor,” said Jeff Holdsworth, Chair of the 2014 Corn Hill Arts Festival. “ESL shares our mission to celebrate the arts, build community spirit, and enhance the urban living experience. With their support, we will continue to strengthen the historical character of Rochester’s earliest residential neighborhood.”

As the presenting sponsor, ESL will help to support the Festival financially as well as through promotions.

“For 46 years, the Corn Hill Arts Festival has played an integral role in supporting the development and livelihood of area artists,” said David L. Fiedler, CEO, ESL Federal Credit Union. “It also has helped sustain the growth and preservation of one of Rochester’s most treasured neighborhoods. ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to lend its support as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Corn Hill Arts Festival.  It is a vital contributor to enhancing our quality of life in the Greater Rochester area.”

ESL will join the neighbors and volunteers in welcoming 200,000 visitors to the Corn Hill Arts Festival.

“I welcome ESL as they join us in presenting the 46th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival,” said Rob Goodling, President of the Corn Hill Neighbors Association. “Producing this annual event is a testament to the power of neighborhood volunteer participation and it is significant that our next door neighbor, ESL, is joining us this year.”

The 46th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival will take place in the Historic Corn Hill District on July 12, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and July 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Corn Hill Media Kit is available online at

Founded by George Eastman in 1920, ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with $4.8 billion in assets. ESL employs more than 660 people locally and has about 319,000 members world-wide. The company has now appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces for three years (2010, 2011, and 2013). Access to the credit union includes 20 branch locations and more than 40 ATM locations, a Contact Center, and Internet, online and mobile banking channels. The company is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found on the Internet at

Funds raised during the Corn Hill Arts Festival through sponsorships, vendors and exhibitors are disbursed by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association for a variety of community needs. Festival funds are also used for protecting and promoting the historical character and beauty of the area. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association encourages cultural diversity, and strives to foster good relations not only within the neighborhood, but with its surrounding communities as well. For more information on Corn Hill or its Festival, please visit