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NYS Senator Cooney & NYS Assemblywoman Lupardo Announce Cannabis Tax Deduction Bill’s Passage in Final New York State Budget

April 19, 2022

Chamber News Release (ALBANY, NY) – Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the inclusion of legislation to allow licensed cannabis operators to make normal business deductions in New York in the final state budget.   A8808/S7518 would amend NYS tax law to permit all licensed cannabis businesses to deduct ordinary and necessary business expenses…

Rochester Named #5 Top City for Remote Work by Ownerly

April 12, 2022

Chamber News Release Despite declining COVID-19 levels, America’s “Great Resignation” is continuing apace. While more employers bring workers back to the office as the pandemic appears to wind down, the tight labor market suggests flexible work options are here to stay. Many companies have permanently embraced remote work. Where are the best cities to live…

HR Spring Cleaning – Time to Spruce Up Your Poster Board!

April 5, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Spring has sprung and now it a great time to review your checklist to make sure your HR house is in order for the rest of the year. That includes state and federal labor law posters. One of the many benefits of Greater Rochester Chamber membership is provided by our HR…

Rochester Business Journal: SBA extends EIDL deferment period another six months

March 15, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Nearly 9,500 small businesses in the Finger Lakes region will be allowed to defer repayment on COVID-19 Economic and Disaster Loans for another six months.   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said today that the Small Business Administration (SBA) now has agreed to extend deferment of principal and interest…

Member Advertising Spring Sale Extended to 3/25

March 15, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Expand your business’s reach this spring by taking advantage of our Member Advertising Spring Sale! Through 3/25, we’re taking $100 off the price of Highlighted Members emails and Voice of Business Sponsorships. Contact to take advantage of this great offer! View all Member Advertising Options

2022 Local and National Policies & Practices Survey Now Available

March 8, 2022

Voice of Business Blog The results of the 2022 Policies & Practices Survey were recently released. This survey contains the policies and practices sections of the former Policies and Benefits Survey which includes topics such as: pay practices, paid time off, recruitment, training and development, employee/community relations, and workplace policies. Data was collected a few…

Greater Rochester Chamber Chief of Staff Marc Cohen featured on industry podcast

March 1, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Chief of Staff Marc Cohen recently appeared on the Chamber Chat podcast to discuss the role of chambers in public policy and advocacy. This podcast hosts chamber professionals from across the country to share ideas and best practices among industry leaders. Greater Rochester Chamber is proud…


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