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Deadline Fast Approaching: Greater Rochester Chamber’s Small Business Council Affiliate Seeking Nominations for 2024 Business Person of the Year Awards

April 16, 2024

ROCHESTER, NY (April 16, 2024) – Greater Rochester Chamber’s Small Business Council affiliate is seeking nominations for its 41st annual Business Person of the Year Awards. Presented in two categories for different-sized organizations, these awards recognize business leaders who have demonstrated success in both civic and professional areas, specifically in the areas of growth, leadership, achievement, and community service. The deadline to nominate a business leader in Greater Rochester is Wednesday, April 24th. Nominations can be completed online here:

The Business Person of the Year Awards will be presented at a ceremony and celebration at the Hyatt Regency Rochester on Wednesday, July 31st from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Candidates are nominated by their peers, and an independent committee reviews applications submitted by nominated individuals. This independent group of business leaders selects the finalists and recipients. The award will be presented in two categories, for businesses with fewer than 50 employees and for businesses with 50 or more employees. The recipients of this award will choose non-profit organizations for the Small Business Council to make a donation to on their behalf.

For more information, please contact Cassidy Franklin. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the ceremony in July, which has evolved into one of the premier business events each year, please see here. For more information and to purchase tickets, please see here:


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