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Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Announces Partnership with 13WHAM News

April 18, 2023

New “Geared for Growth” morning interview segment will highlight Greater Rochester business innovation


Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its new media partnership with 13WHAM News, including a brand-new live weekly morning interview segment called "Geared for Growth."


Starting April 19, "Geared for Growth" will air during Good Day Rochester every Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. on FOX Rochester, hosted by morning news anchor Dan Schrack. The segment will feature interviews with local business leaders and experts discussing the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities facing their organizations and the Greater Rochester business community.


The first guests will be Rachel Bantelman-Evans of Lumos Infrared Sauna Studio and Molly Flaherty of M/Body, who will be celebrating the grand opening of their new Webster locations during a public block party at North 43: The Shops on Main Street on Thursday, April 20.


"We are thrilled to partner with 13WHAM News on this exciting new venture," said Bob Duffy, President & CEO of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. "As we continue to serve as the leading voice of business in Greater Rochester, this partnership will explore the businesses and people driving growth and innovation in our community. 'Geared for Growth' will be a valuable resource to highlight all of the positive impact that business has in our region and beyond."


Chuck Samuels, Vice President and General Manager of 13WHAM ABC & CW and WUHF FOX Rochester, echoed Duffy's enthusiasm. "We are proud to partner with Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce on this important initiative," said Samuels. "Our station has a long history of supporting local businesses and organizations, and we look forward to helping our viewers stay informed and engaged through 'Geared for Growth.'"


Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and 13WHAM News have a shared commitment to promoting economic growth and prosperity in the Greater Rochester area. The new media partnership and "Geared for Growth" segment represent a powerful new tool for achieving this goal.


For more information about "Geared for Growth," or to learn more about the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, visit


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