Congratulations to Matt Funiciello of the Green Party of New York State and delegate to the national Green Party. The regional newspaper recognized him as one of a few “people who make a difference.” In their annual review, the Times Union Newspaper, circulation approximately 140,000, recognized Funiciello for his work as an activist, and business owner who continually contributes to his community.

As the owner of a renowned bakery, Rock Hill Bakehouse, Funiciello has created a popular place for people to access alternative media. At his café, he almost daily shows independent films and documentaries. His café also hosts international speakers, has an art gallery, and is a meeting place for all kinds of political discourse. The Green Party is commonly featured in everything Funiciello does. Funiciello was an editor of Green Pages and wrote about being a Green businessperson in the Summer 2007 issue.