Deaf entrepreneurs share success stories as featured Lyon lecture presenters Oct. 8

Male and female wearing black t-shirts that read Mozzeria inside their restaurant.

The founders of Mozzeria, a San Francisco-based pizzeria with all deaf employees, will share their success stories as part of the Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. “Getting a Piece of the Pizza Pie: The Story of How we Launched a Successful Business” will be presented by Russell Stein and Melody Stein from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the college’s Dyer Arts Center, Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall.

The Steins will talk about their journey of launching Mozzeria and how they are educating others about deaf entrepreneurship through their latest venture as co-CEOs of Yantern, a consulting and mentoring service for first-time or established business owners.

The free talk will be presented in American Sign Language. Interpreters have been requested. To register, go to .

The purpose of the Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series, established in 1980, is to bring distinguished speakers to RIT/NTID to share expertise and scholarly contributions that stand on the cutting-edge of advancement in the education and career success of deaf persons. Edmund Lyon (1855-1920) was a noted manufacturer, inventor, humanitarian and philanthropist in Rochester, who served as a trustee of both RIT and the Rochester School for the Deaf.