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Dixon, Strickland-Ruiz, Brockport Research Institute Receive 2021 ATHENA Awards

April 22, 2021

ROCHESTER, NY (April 22, 2021) Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate presented Dixon Schwabl Founder & Chairman Lauren Dixon with their 35th annual ATHENA International Award. Cicely Strickland-Ruiz, United Way of Greater Rochester Chief Operations Officer, received the seventh annual ATHENA Young Professional Award, and Brockport Research Institute took home the…

CannaBusiness Event Series to Educate Members Following Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

April 20, 2021

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana in New York State has serious implications for our economy and employers. On one hand, it opens the door for increased economic opportunities. On the other, it presents new challenges for organizations to maintain the safety of their workplaces. While much remains to be determined, Greater Rochester Chamber is…

Assured Edge Solutions to Expand Operations at Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Ontario County

April 20, 2021

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Assured Edge Solutions plans to grow its manufacturing operations at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in the City of Geneva. The custom vegetable processing and co-packing company will move from its current location on the campus into a new building that will be under construction soon.…

Policies & Benefits Survey Released – Are your Organization’s Benefits Competitive?

April 20, 2021

How well do your company’s policies and benefits stack up against both local and national employers? Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has answers to more than 330 human resource policies and benefits questions in its 2021-2022 Policies & Benefits Survey. Released in April 2021, the survey questions cover such vital topics as paid time off,…

Empire State Development’s New York Ventures announces $250,000 investment in Rochester Based Mosaic Microsystems

April 20, 2021

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced a $250,000 investment in Mosaic Microsystems, a Rochester based microelectronics and photonics packaging company. This investment was provided by New York Ventures, the venture capital arm of Empire State Development. A total of $2.4 million in funding was raised in this round, led by strategic investors Samtec and Corning…

FY2022 NYS Enacted Budget Brief

April 13, 2021

Summary: The New York State Legislature passed the FY2022 $212 billion budget on April 7, 2021. The budget accounts for increased revenue provided by the American Rescue Plan ($5.5 billion of the $12.6 billion in FY2022) and additional revenue raisers including wealth taxes ($2.8 billion in FY2022) and corporate franchise tax increases ($750 million in FY…

Celebrating Women’s History Month: The 2021 ATHENA International Award Finalists

March 3, 2021

In honor of International Women’s History Month, we are honoring the finalists for the Greater Rochester ATHENA International Awards, presented by Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Council affiliate. These internationally recognized awards, which honor and empower women in business, will be presented this year at the 35th annual ATHENA Awards celebration on April…


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