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The Power of Wellness in the Workplace


Clients enjoyed a morning of wellness on May 24th with Keynote Speaker Lisa Norsen, Chief Wellness Officer, UR Medicine Employee Wellness, followed by a Mindful Movement Activity with Marla Pellitier, Inward Office. Smola Consulting Clients, Seneca Falls CSD and Goodwill of the Finger Lakes also shared some “Proof Positive” wellness success from their organizations.

Rick Amundson, Smola Consulting Wellness Consultant also shared how he can support clients with their wellness initiatives.

Smola Consulting’s next client wellness event is scheduled for September 27th.

Smola Consulting Teams Up Again in 2018 to Support the Lollypop Farm Tails of Hope Telethon – March 2018.


The Tails of Hope Telethon is the annual fundraiser that helps to fund the many great programs for pets in need. Smola Consulting supports this important annual fundraiser so that Lollypop Farm can provide food, shelter, veterinary services, and other forms of compassionate care for hundreds of pets every day. We are committed to providing support so that the many wonderful programs can continue to benefit the people and pets in our community.

Knighthawks and Smola Consulting Team Up to Support a Great Community Organization – Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI)- December 2017

Smola Consulting is proud to partner with the Rochester Knighthawks to benefit one of Rochester’s great community assets, The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired , an affiliate of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes.. Smola Consulting is donating $3 for each save the Knighthawks make during the 2018-2018 season. Smola Consulting is delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of one of our clients.

Rochester’s Small Business National Philanthropy Award – November 2017


Steve Smola honored as 2017 Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist – Doing good things for the right reasons!

On National Philanthropy Day, The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Genesee Valley Chapter held their annual awards luncheon on Friday November 3, 2017. Mary Cariola Children’s Center, a Smola Consulting Client nominated Steve Smola for this wonderful award. Steve is the recipient of the Outstanding Small Business that demonstrates outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement

Steve was honored and humbled to receive this award as his work with the Mary Cariola Children’s Center is a joy and rewarding in and of itself. Thank you to our extraordinary client and its leader, Karen Zandi for this nomination.

Mary Cariola Children’s Center – 66th Annual Dinner – Smola Consulting is Presenting Sponsor

Smola Consulting is proud to be the presenting sponsor at the Mary Cariola Children’s Center Annual Dinner on May 21.

Smola Consulting Supports our Client and our Community – Lollypop Farm Telethon

LPF Teleihon 2015Smola Consulting participated in the 2015 Lollypop Farm Telethon – Tails of Hope – at Eastview Mall on March 7. Over $273,000 was raised to give a second chance to pets in need. The telethon was televised live on 13 WHAM ABC. Smola Consulting staff manned the phone bank speaking with generous contributors.

Smola Consulting donates over $15,000 annually to help save the lives of homeless and abused pets in our community. We proudly sponsor Lollypop Farm so they may provide veterinary intervention, food, shelter and compassionate care to pets in need.

It’s All About Caring for Kids! – IACKids

IAKids LogoSteve Smola, Board of Directors Treasurer for IACKids, believes it really is all about the kids. Smola Consulting was a title sponsor for the 2015 Open Your Hearts Gala Dinner held on March 7.  IACKids was founded in 2012 to help families in the greater Rochester region going through financial hardship due to their child’s severe illness.  Pediatric Social Workers at the Golisano Children’s Hospital help identify families in need. The 2015 gala raised over $100,000.

Mary Cariola Children’s Center – 2014 Walking on Sunshine Event

MCCC Walking on Sunshine 2Smola Consulting was pleased to participate in 2014 Walking on Sunshine Event held at Ontario Beach Park on September 28 . The Smola Consulting team staffed the auction tent. Over 1,400 people took part in the walk. Mary Cariola surpassed their goal of $135,000 by raising nearly $149,000! Smola Consulting is proud to support the youth that Mary Cariola serves.

Smola Consulting Client Wins 2013 Wealth of Health Award – Finger Lakes Area School Health Plan

FLASHP W of H 2014The Finger Lakes Area School Health Plan school consortium – comprised of 37 school districts in Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Seneca and Yates counties – was recognized as a leader in promoting worksite wellness within their school districts. The FLASHP consortium has an active wellness committee – Wellness is Now (WIN) – has done a fantastic job promoting health and wellness throughout the consortium. WIN has developed ways health and wellness can be incorporated into the daily lives of employees. They provide resources, education and programs to benefit employee health. Their hard work and dedication to wellness earned them the large employer 2013 Wealth of Health Award!