Media Channels

Rise Collaborative produces a video and blog series that promotes local small businesses and non profits. We cover culture and lifestyle in Buffalo, Rochester and Western New York. 
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No Boundaries Magazine is a semiannual, 76-page, perfect bound production covering social and economic justice, community change makers, and arts, music, history and culture. We distribute to every neighborhood in Buffalo, every one of its suburbs, Niagara Falls and Rochester NY for FREE.

LIFTED by Rise Collaborative is a podcast from Holly Kirkpatrick released weeky, taking a deeper look at the people behind positive change. From politicians who got their start during the Civil Rights Movement, to head brewers and blacksmiths, to refugee entrepreneurs. #LIFTEDpodcast

Rise likes to party. From running promotional parties inside local small businesses like Buffalo Proper, Renew Bath and Body, and Billy Club, to taking over venues like SPACE for “Shock and Awe: La Luna Lives!” and Buffalo Riverworks for “90s Rise Again Halloween,” we love bringing people together on the dance floor for the region’s top musical acts and entertainers in the best venues.

T shirts and baseball caps, tank tops and winter hats, Rise has style. Collaborating with local artists and printers, we’ve released projects that have benefited multiple groups like T shirt sales that were donated to GO Bike Buffalo and Teach for America Buffalo, and nearly 1,000 winter hats, sweatshirts and jackets sold in 2016-2017 in a buy one, give one to a refugee in need, program in partnership with the International Institute of Buffalo.


Want an innovative article, photo tour, or video that people will actually watch and connect with on social media or during an event? How about sponsoring a video series that’s got the whole town talking? Contact us. Rise has varying rates for promotion, sponsorship, and series partnership for small businesses and non profits alike! Our whole team can be reached at hey@risecollaborative.com



Kevin Heffernan – Managing Director
Drew Brown – Creative Director

(Photos by Beth Insalaco)