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Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce honored as a 2024 VETS Indexes Recognized Employer

April 15, 2024

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has earned the designation of VETS Indexes Recognized Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

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“The diligent efforts of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce to hire, retain and support veterans and the military-connected community have earned the organization a highly coveted VETS Indexes Employer Award,” said George Altman, president of VETS Indexes. “Competition for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards was tougher than ever in 2024, as a record number of organizations participated. Even with hundreds of employers in the running, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce demonstrated a strong dedication to veteran employment. Congratulations to Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce on this achievement!”

Greater Rochester Chamber President and CEO Bob Duffy said, “We are proud to receive the VETS Indexes Recognized Employer award for the second year in a row. Providing meaningful career opportunities for those who have served our country is an honor and a privilege. Thank you to VETS Indexes for this acknowledgement, and to Talent Strategy Manager Yashira Rodriguez for leading this important work of strengthening Greater Rochester’s reputation as a hub for Veterans.”

This VETS Indexex Awards are based on in-depth survey and recognition program analyzes employers’ policies, practices, and outcomes in detail, across the following 5 categories:

  • Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
  • Veteran employee development and retention
  • Veteran-inclusive policies and culture
  • Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves
  • Military spouse/family support

For more information on the process and methodology behind the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, please click this link:

Greater Rochester Chamber employs a number of veterans internally on our staff, but also works to create veteran friendly employers and help foster relationships between local companies and veterans through its Veterans Connect program. We are proud to support our veterans by directly connecting them to employers and job opportunities immediately as they transition from active duty to civilian life. Learn more at

About Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice of business in the Greater Rochester, NY region, dedicated to promoting the interests of our 1,300+ members and advocating for policies that support economic growth and prosperity. We are the number one resource for information, connections, and support that businesses need to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment. We strive to create a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration that encourages businesses to take risks, explore new opportunities, and grow.

About VETS Indexes
VETS Indexes is a leading voice on veteran employment issues, overseeing the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, hosting the Employing U.S. Vets Conference, unearthing unique and unprecedented data on veteran employment through the Veteran Employment Benchmarking Service, and developing custom indexes, linked to financial products, that track the performance of the publicly traded companies that have established themselves as the best employers for veterans. Learn more about us at and follow us on social media channels via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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