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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 Advertising@GreaterRochesterChamber.com 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…

Daylight Saving Time and Employee Work Hours

February 22, 2022

Voice of Business Blog On Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2 a.m., we will move clocks forward one hour to mark the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Shift workers who are on duty at that time will work one hour less that day. Employers are not required to pay their non-exempt employees for that missed…

Bob Duffy: Public-private partnerships fuel downtown development, hope for future

February 8, 2022

Voice of Business Blog With 2022 just beginning, there is a lot of excitement in the air about the future of downtown Rochester. While much has been done in terms of downtown development in the past, there is a renewed sense of focus and hope this year, and a buzz that we have not seen…

There’s Still Time to Participate in 2022 Wage Surveys

February 8, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Don’t miss the opportunity to receive complimentary pay data as a participant in the 2022 first quarter surveys! Corporate and Partner members that participate automatically receive complimentary results when released, as a benefit of membership. Below is a list of surveys in progress: The National Executive Compensation Survey covers compensation and…

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