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Growing Innovation: $3 Million in Prize Money Awarded to Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Startups at Grow-NY Summit

November 16, 2023

Voice of Business Blog Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce proudly joined the excitement at this year’s Grow-NY food and agriculture business competition in Binghamton, NY, where twenty groundbreaking startups in the food, beverage, and agriculture sector competed for a total prize pool of $3 million. As a program partner, Greater Rochester Chamber had the privilege…

Advocacy Update: Governor Hochul Signs Clean Slate Act, a Win for Talent and Businesses

November 16, 2023

Voice of Business Blog In a landmark move, Governor Kathy Hochul has signed the Clean Slate Act, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that promises second chances to individuals with certain criminal records. This transformative law allows for the sealing of records after specific periods for those who have not been subsequently convicted of additional crimes.…

Five Ways to Support #GreaterROC Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2023

November 15, 2023

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. Saturday, November 25, 2023 is Small Business Saturday. Greater Rochester Chamber encourages you to shop small this weekend and…

NYS Salary Threshold Changes Effective 1/1/24

November 14, 2023

Voice of Business Blog * Note: the salary threshold chart below has been revised to reflect corrected data for ‘remainder of NYS’.  Employers are reminded that the next New York State minimum wage increase to $15.00 per hour is effective January 1, 2024, rather than December 31 as it has been in the past.  This…

Decoding the Ballot: Post-Election Insight for Greater Rochester Chamber Members

November 13, 2023

Voice of Business Blog Dear Members, In the aftermath of last week’s elections, we bring you an exclusive breakdown of the results that matter most to Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. This summary, prepared by our Chief of Staff, Marc Cohen, focuses on key races in Monroe County, Rochester, and beyond. While it doesn’t cover…

Geared for Growth: GreenSpark Solar Shines Bright Atop 2023 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 List

November 10, 2023

Voice of Business Blog Watch GreenSpark Solar’s“Geared for Growth” Interview GreenSpark Solar is a beacon of growth in our community, earning the number one spot on the 2023 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 list of fastest growing companies. Their CEO Kevin Schulte was featured on Geared for Growth on Wednesday, November 8th as part of…

You’re Right to Vote: It’s Election Day in the Greater ROC Region!

November 7, 2023

Voice of Business Blog Today is Election Day! As proud members of the Greater Rochester community, it’s crucial that all exercise our civic duty and cast our votes. Every voice matters, and your vote has the power to shape the future of our region.   Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes Voting Guide To make your voting experience…


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