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NY HERO Act Designation Lifted

March 18, 2022

Chamber News Release Today, the NYS Department of Labor shared the news that the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under the NYS HERO Act ended as of March 17, 2022. Private sector employers are no longer required to implement their workforce…

Greater Rochester Chamber Statement on Senate Majority One-House Budget Resolution

March 15, 2022

Chamber News Release Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy said, “New York State is in a period of recovery. With Governor Hochul’s leadership and that of our State Legislature, we are well on the road to building back stronger than ever. Greater Rochester Chamber commends the State Senate for including in…

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Urges Expansion of Child Care Subsidies through the State Budget

March 10, 2022

Chamber News Release Statewide and Local Polls Find New York Business Leaders and Parents Overwhelmingly Support Expanding Child Care Subsidies   Rochester, NY – Robin Hood, a New York City poverty-fighting organization, today released results from a statewide poll showing New York State business leaders overwhelmingly support expanding child care subsidies through the state budget,…

ROC on Tech 2022 comes to downtown Rochester on April 13 with featured speaker Steve Wozniak

March 8, 2022

Chamber News Release The Apple co-founder and philanthropist will head up a roster of technology experts from companies like Walmart, Uber, Datto, Foundry, and more.   Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with our member technology companies, is proud to host the ROC on Tech 2022 conference from 7:30 AM to 3 PM on…

Call for Applications: Young Women of Distinction

February 21, 2022

Chamber News Release Call for Applications: Young Women of Distinction Women’s Council Scholarship Program for Next Generation of Leaders    ROCHESTER, NY (February 21, 2022) The Women’s Council, a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate, has issued a call for applications for its 22nd annual Young Women of Distinction Award. Brought to Rochester in 2000,…

Greater Rochester Quality Council (GRQC) Seeks Applicants for 2022 Performance Excellence Awards

February 15, 2022

Chamber News Release ROCHESTER, NY (February 14, 2022) Businesses and organizations across upstate New York can now apply at to compete in the 2022 Performance Excellence Awards. The deadline to submit is May 27, 2022. The Performance Excellence Awards, which showcase three categories – Team Excellence, Organizational Excellence, and Customer Experience – are organized…

Indoor Business Mask Mandates Lifted

February 10, 2022

Chamber News Release Governor Hochul announced yesterday that she is lifting the mask or vax mandate for businesses in New York State effective today, February 10, although counties and municipalities have the ability to put in place their own mandates if they choose. The NYS Department of Health also announced that it is lifting the…


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