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December 12, 2022 - ROCHESTER, NY--Brighton Securities, a Rochester, NY headquartered Financial Services firm, today announced that it has been named this year’s winner in the Democrat & Chronicle’s Community Choice Awards as the Best Investment Firm in Rochester, NY.

“I am fortunate to witness the dedication and passion that our teammates display every day not only for our fellow team members and clients, but to our Greater Rochester Community”, said Melissa Hawryschuk, CEO, Brighton Securities Holdings, Inc.  “The fact that our community members recognize this is another example of the elevated levels of dedication and care that each Team Brighton member exemplifies daily matters and is appreciated. I want to congratulate and thank each of our team members for delivering best in class service to our clients and to our community.”

The Best of the Best program polls the local community to select the best businesses and organizations in the Greater Rochester area. Through nominations and voting, they choose in more than 150 categories in Beauty & Health, Clothing, Dining, Entertainment & Leisure, Home, Home Services & Finance, Kids & Education, Media, People & Places, Services, Shopping, Spirits, Sports, Top Employer and Vehicles Dealers & Services.

“To be nominated and voted as the Best Investment Firm in Rochester by our community members is both humbling and an honor, said Ethan Wade, Director of Training & Development, Senior Vice President.  “The employees of our organization are our greatest strength, and it is amazing to see their efforts honored in such a prestigious way.” Brighton Securities is honored to be considered for an award of this magnitude in Rochester. “To have our community members recognize Brighton Securities as “the Best Investment Firm” is a testimonial to the hard work and dedication each of our team members brings to work every day. We do not take this type of recognition lightly and our goal will always be to work hard to earn this every day”, said Doug Hendee, CFP, Chief Sales Officer. 

Brighton Securities is proud that our neighbors and community members throughout the region selected our firm for this honor. “Thank you to our team - a cohesive group that works hard every day providing best-in-class service and support and thank you to each of our clients, partners, and members of the communities we have served over the past 53 years. We look forward to continuing to show our gratitude for your continued patronage and support”, said George T. Conboy. Chairman of Brighton Securities.

About Brighton Securities

Brighton Securities Corp., an employee-owned financial services firm, is headquartered in Rochester, NY with branch offices throughout Upstate NY, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and New Mexico. We offer Modeled Investment Portfolios Powered by Brighton Securities Capital Management. We understand that our advisors are the core of our business, so we focus on enabling our advisors to focus on what is important: their clients. As part of that mission, our dedicated marketing team works with each of our advisors to craft a personalized marketing campaign individualized to assist with providing financial solutions to both our current and future clients. Brighton Securities was named to the 2021 Rochester Chamber of Commerce's Top 100 Companies. For more information, visit and

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