Pittsford adviser recognized by Forbes

Elizabeth Thorley from Thorley Wealth Management in Pittsford was named to Forbes’ list of Top Women Advisers for 2020.

The list ranks advisers leading the way in offering best practices and providing a high-quality experience for clients. Criteria included at least seven years of experience, a minimum of $1 million in production, and factors such as revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices.

“I am pleased to have been named to this prestigious list — a recognition that, to us, speaks to our firm’s commitment to our clients and the service we provide,” Thorley said. “I am grateful for the trust our clients place in us, and we remain committed to providing the guidance and support they need to achieve their unique financial goals.”


Real estate agent joines Weichert Realtors

Abbey Lloyd recently joined Weichert Realtors — Lilac Properties in Brighton.

Lloyd joins a team of real estate agents with many years of combined real estate expertise.

Weichert Realtors is located at 1580 Elmwood Ave., Suite 1F. Visit weichertlilac.com for information.


RIT professor earns Dodge Memorial Grant

Austin Gehret, an associate professor in the Department of Science and Mathematics at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, received the 2020-21 Ronald D. Dodge Memorial Faculty Grant for his research project exploring the development of an e-learning model for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

The project investigates features of the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, and how it is applicable to the e-learning of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. It aims to establish design guidelines for these audiences that elicit gains in learning.

The grant goes to faculty members for financial assistance in supporting research and development efforts conducted during the academic year. Projects must be designed to improve the effectiveness of faculty engaged in educating deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT.