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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Rochester as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

December 6, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Governor Kathy Hochul has announced five transformational projects in the City of Rochester as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The Awards will leverage the community’s significant redevelopment investments with new infill projects and redevelopment of historic properties. Renderings of the Rochester revitalization projects are available here. “Through…

A History of the ATHENA International Awards in Greater Rochester

November 30, 2022

Voice of Business Blog The internationally-recognized ATHENA Award® Program was founded in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan by ATHENA International Founder Martha Mertz. The award was originally established to honor the achievements of exceptional women leaders. And more importantly, it was established to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and business lives. Since 1982,…

Participate in Greater Rochester Chamber’s Annual Benchmarking Surveys = Free Results

November 29, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Greater Rochester Chamber strives to make participating in our annual wage and benefits surveys as easy as possible. We rely on our members to help us generate valuable survey reports that help our members make important business decisions and ensure pay and benefits are competitive. Below is a quick summary of…

Five Ways to Support #GreaterROC Small Businesses this #SmallBusinessSaturday

November 23, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Small businesses are the backbone of our community! During the holiday season and all year ’round, it’s important to support them and the teams that make Greater Rochester the thriving region it is. This Saturday, November 25 is Small Business Saturday. Greater Rochester Chamber encourages you to shop small this weekend…

SBC 2022 Thanksgiving Appeal a huge success

November 23, 2022

Voice of Business Blog On behalf of the Small Business Council’s Board of Directors, we’re proud of the success of the annual Thanksgiving Appeal each year and our contributions to organizations like The Healing Connection in 2022. Time and again, we’ve heard from our constituents that SBC Cares is their favorite part of what we…

2022 Rochester and National Compensation Data Available!

November 22, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Greater Rochester Chamber conducts various local and national compensation and benefits surveys each year to help members maintain a competitive presence. As employers face ongoing challenges with hiring and retaining talent, pay and benefits continue to be an area of focus.   The 2022 Annual Wage and Salary Surveys were released…

Reminder: NYS Minimum Wage and Salary Threshold Changes Effective 12/31/22

November 22, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Employers are reminded that the next New York State minimum wage increase to $14.20 per hour is effective December 31, 2022 but only for employers who are outside of the NYC, Long Island, and Westchester County areas (their minimum wage is already at $15 per hour).  Annual increases will continue to…


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