Over 300 Windstream Employees Move to New Offices in the Seneca Building, Anchoring Downtown Rochester

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Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner (right) is joined by US Senator Chuck Schumer and Rochester Mayor Tom Richards, cutting the ribbon at Windstream's new downtown Rochester, NY Seneca Building Offices.

We spent most of this morning in the heart of beautiful downtown Rochester, where Windstream employees will soon be unloading their boxes and moving their belongings into the Seneca Building, a beautifully rehabilitated portion of the former Midtown Plaza.

Midtown Plaza has been a fixture of Rochester’s downtown since the 1960s, but in the mid-1990s started experiencing a slow decline. The presence of 300+ Windstream employees in the rehabbed Seneca facility is a huge boost for the former Plaza and a great new home for our employees. You can read about the history of this great Rochester icon in the Life and Times of Midtown Plaza issue of Rochester History magazine.

Fast forward to today: Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner is joined by notable New York politicians, including US Senator Chuck Schumer and Rochester Mayor Tom Richards, as they cut the ribbon on the revitalized Seneca Building.

Jeff Gardner Windstream CEO

Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner

Gardner expressed his excitement in bringing Windstream downtown, believing that Rochester is a great place for telecommunications companies to invest, largely due to the great IT/telecom talent base that exists here and just because Rochester has great people—period. Windstream will have sales associates based out of Rochester, as well as teams from its Allworx and PINNACLE subsidiaries.

We’re so happy to be in downtown Rochester and can’t wait to see what the future holds!