The Webster Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce, Ms. Ty-Quasia Reid, owner of Rising Earth Massage in Webster as the Chamber’s 2015 Business Person of the Year.  The presentation was made on Friday, January 30th at the Chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting. “ The  Webster  Chamber  and  our  community  are  extremely  fortunate  to  have  Ty  Reid  as  a business leader and active participate in the success of our Chamber. Her commitment to the Chamber, her  family  and  church,  and  our  community  is  amazing –  her  enthusiasm  and  joy  for  life  and  her  work make  her  a  business  leader  to  watch  and  emulate.  Ty-Quasia  Reid  is  the  kind  of  businessperson  the Chamber envisioned when we began this annual recognition in 2005” .              

The “ Business  Person  of  the  Year”   is  someone  who  is  recognized  as  having  set  a  standard of accomplishment  in  both  business  and  the  community.    Nominations  are  from  the  Chamber’s  business members  who  have made  a  significant impact  on  the role of  business  in  the  community.   The  nominee must  be  a  member  of  the  Chamber  for  at  least  18  months;  must  be  an  active  member  who  is  always willing to go above and beyond, a leader that motivates others; and they must have a level of community participation  by  contributing  resources  in  the  form  of  time,  talent,  money,  etc.  to  the  community  via projects, clubs, churches, and not-for-profits.              

This  year  the  Chamber  Board  of  Directors  had  a  number  of  nominees  for  this  honor –  the selection  process  included  several  outstanding  candidates  and  the  Board  thinks  the  large  number  of nominees is a testament to the community commitment we see in the Webster Chamber membership.

Ms. Reid is a successful business owner, a mother, a youth advocate and mentor, a contributor of time,  talent  and money  to  a  variety  of  causes  and  organizations.  She  is  an  active,  committed  chamber member whose involvement has furthered the Chamber’s mission and its ongoing success in the Webster community.              

Reid  is  New  York  State  Licensed  as  well  as  Nationally  Board  Certified  in Therapeutic  Massage and Body Work. In 2008, Ty opened Rising Earth Massage and began to build an extensive client list that includes a large percentage of repeat therapy sessions and customers from Webster and the surrounding communities.              

After  receiving  her  first  massage  as  a  birthday  gift  over 20  years  ago,  Ty-Quasia  Reid  was awakened by the power of touch. It was then that her passion for wanting to share the gift of touch was born.              

When the chance at a new career presented itself, Reid took a huge leap of faith and enrolled in the  Onondaga  School  of  Therapeutic  Massage.  While  studying  at  Onondaga,  she  attended  hands  on seminars that introduced her to the phenomenal power of healing through Essential Oils, learning that “ the gift of touch and essential oils are a perfect marriage.” Reid then studied Holistic Aromatherapy at the New  York  Institute  of  Aromatherapy.  Her  practice  today  includes Raindrop  Technique,  Deep  Tissue, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Sports and Hot Stone Massage.              

Reid  is  currently  on  the  Chamber  Board  of  Directors,  sits  on  the  Membership  Committee  and served on the Chamber’s 80th Anniversary Gala Committee.              

She  is  a  contributor  of  time,  talent  or financial  support  to  the  YMCA  Invest in  Youth  Campaign, the  Relay for  Life, the  Dream Factory,  the  Complex  Regional  Pain  Syndrome fundraiser,  the  Rochester Career  Mentoring  Character  School,  a  YEA  CEO  Roundtable  participant,  Hands  for  Heroes,  Women helping Girls, Webster PTSA, Strong Nurse’s Week and contributes to silent auctions with gift cards and sessions to benefit organizations and community causes.              

Ms.  Reid  serves  on  the  Media  and  Offering  Ministries  at  the  In  Christ  New  Hope  Ministry  and participates in the Daughters of Virtue and Excellence Woman’s Expo in her church. She is a member of Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals.  “ Ty-Quasia’s ongoing contribution to the Chamber and to the Webster community represents her commitment  and  dedication  to  her  family,  her  business,  and  to  the  Chamber  and  its  members.  Her enthusiasm and upbeat attitude, her strong ethical approach to business and relationships, and the joy for life and work make her an excellent nominee – she clearly helps make Webster a Community of Choice and the place where life is worth living.”              

Ms. Reid was presented with an engraved plaque with the inscription: “ 2015 Business Person of the Year presented to Ty-Quasia Reid in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Chamber and her commitment to the Webster community” .

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