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Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, RIT Selected as Finalists for The Business Council’s Inaugural Workforce Innovation Awards

April 5, 2023

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester Institute of Technology have been selected as finalists for The Business Council of New York State’s inaugural Workforce Innovation Awards in the Business and Higher Education categories, respectively. The award recognizes organizations that have implemented innovative approaches to attract, develop, and retain talent in New York State.


"We are thrilled to be recognized as a finalist for The Business Council's Workforce Innovation Award in the Business category, and congratulate our member RIT for their well-deserved nomination in Higher Education," said Bob Duffy, President & CEO of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. "Attracting, retaining, and developing talent is crucial to the success of our region's economy, and both Greater Rochester Chamber and RIT are committed to finding innovative solutions to help our members and the community thrive."


Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has been actively working to address the workforce challenges facing the region through initiatives such as TalentEdge, CampusROC, Greater ROC Careers, Greater ROC Remote, Veterans Connect, and Work Together ROC, which links businesses and community members with workforce organizations to assist with career education and exploration.


RIT’s “RIT Certified” program is reimagining the way workforce education makes a real impact for the individuals who need it the most through employer-informed training, job access, progression, upward mobility, and meaningful work.


The winners of The Business Council's Workforce Innovation Awards will be announced on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, on the organization's social media platforms. The award ceremony will recognize winners in several categories, including Business, Education and Non-Profit.


Voting for the Business category will be completed internally by The Business Council, but voting for the Higher Education category is open to the public through Monday, April 17, 2023 at 4 p.m. Greater Rochester Chamber encourages community members to vote for RIT by visiting this link:


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