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A Year of Impact: 2022 State & Federal Advocacy Highlights

December 27, 2022

Voice of Business Blog In 2022, Greater Rochester Chamber utilized relationships, data, and the insight of our 1,300 member companies to help advance policies that will foster growth in Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. Here are some of the items we successfully supported this year alongside our partners in government: The Buy American…

NYS Employers – Prepare Now for Electronic Labor Law Posters

December 13, 2022

Voice of Business Blog UPDATE: Governor Hochul signed this bill on December 16, 2022. Employers are  now required to comply with this requirement.  Employers in NYS are required to post numerous federal and state labor law posters to notify employees of their rights under certain laws. These posters must be displayed conspicuously in the workplace.…

The Benefits of Participating in an HR Network

December 13, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Getting involved in an HR network of your peers is a great way to keep up with the ever-evolving field of HR while sharing best practices and learning from the experiences of other HR professionals. Below are some tips on how to make an HR network work for you:   Decide…

NYS Expands Workplace Breastfeeding Accommodations

December 13, 2022

Voice of Business Blog On December 9, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation to expand accommodations for breastfeeding in the workplace. Legislation (S.4844-B/A.1236-A) requires all employers in New York to ensure that pumping spaces are convenient and private, as well as include seating, access to running water and electricity, and a working space. It will also…

Focusing on the Future of the Agriculture Industry in New York State

December 12, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Last week, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy spoke at the “Adapt, Advance, Achieve – Focusing on the Future of Northeast Agriculture” conference hosted by the New York Farm Bureau. The conference brought members, agricultural experts, and thought leaders together to look at major challenges and opportunities…

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,…


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