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Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Partners with Monroe County to Administer RETAIN Program

July 8, 2024

Chamber News Release Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new partnership with Monroe County to administer the RETAIN program through its CampusROC initiative. The RETAIN program, originally created by Monroe County to provide new graduates with financial incentives and support, focuses on the recruitment, retention, and networking of college students, trade…

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Major Federal Investment in NY SMART I-Corridor Tech Hub

July 2, 2024

Chamber News Release $40 Million Federal Grant to Boost Semiconductor Research, Manufacturing, and Workforce Development in Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse Region Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that the New York Semiconductor Manufacturing and Research Technology Innovation Corridor (NY SMART I-Corridor) has been awarded a $40 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s…

Governor Hochul Celebrates Start of Construction for Mixed-Use Revitalization Project in Downtown Rochester

July 1, 2024

Chamber News Release Harper’s Corner Will Transform Long-Blighted Corner into Commercial Space and 11 Affordable Apartments Renovation of Four Historic Buildings is Part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Investment Complements Finger Lakes Forward, the Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy¬† Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that construction has begun on a…

Call for Nominations: 2024 Greater Rochester Chamber Colors of Success Leadership Award

June 24, 2024

Chamber News Release Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has issued a call for nominations for its third annual Colors of Success Leadership Awards. The Colors of Success Leadership Award celebrates individuals who have shown outstanding leadership in fostering a sense of belonging, ensuring economic fairness, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across a diverse range…

Faziri Ndahiro Renzaho Receives 6th Annual Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award

June 6, 2024

Chamber News Release Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce presented Faziri Ndahiro Renzaho with its 6th annual IGNITE Award at a ceremony on Thursday, June 6th at Locust Hill Country Club. The IGNITE Award recognizes a young professional aged 21 to 35 who strives toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, excels in their…

Call for Applications: 2024-2025 Greater Rochester Chamber CLIMB Program for Young Professionals

May 22, 2024

Chamber News Release Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has issued a call for applications for its 2024-2025 CLIMB (Chamber Leadership Initiative: Mentoring for Business) Program. The CLIMB Program is a comprehensive nine-month program that fosters inclusive leadership skills, enhances business acumen and innovation, and cultivates personal and professional growth, empowering young professionals to ascend to…

County Executive Adam Bello Announces Monroe County Receives AARP Designation as an Age-Friendly Community

May 20, 2024

Voice of Business Blog ROCHESTER, NY – Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced AARP designated the county as an Age-Friendly Community. A top priority of the Bello administration has been to establish the county’s first age-friendly livable community plan in preparation for the increasing population of older adults. The plan, “Creating a Community for…


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