United Professional Barbers and Cosmetologists Association
Rochester-- The United Professional Barbers and Cosmetologists Associationhas been officially launchedin Rochester, NY.
This organization is the realized dream of Willie Lightfoot who began holding meetings in 2007. In partnership with Workers United, as of March 2016, this association is recognized as a non-profit 501C6 in the State of New York.
This is the newest endeavor of Mr. Lightfoot who has been a lifelong advocate in the Rochester community. He was a former Monroe County Legislature for ten years, is a current member of the City of Rochester Fire Department, and throughout it all has owned and operated New Creations Unisex Shop as a licensed Master Barber.
In a life that has been spent serving others for the benefit of his community, Mr. Lightfoot, along with his newly appointed board of directors, formed this association to create a resource for education and networking to those in the barbering and cosmetology industry. Their first class will be offered on Wednesday May 25th from 6pm-8pm at Workers United. The topics of focus will be Personal and Business Money Management. As the first class it will be free and open to all those in the industry that would like to join.
The purpose in the by-laws of the association is to: “Enhance personal and business development, industry advocacy, and community involvement.” The feedback from industry leaders in Rochester has been thus far extraordinary. There are several planned events that will be available for viewing on the official website (www.upbca.org) as well as contact information for the board members should there be any questions on how and when to become involved. Federal, State, County, City Officials, and community have all been invited.