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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…

Greater Rochester Chamber announces Colors of Success Awards

February 8, 2022

Chamber News Release At Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, we believe that the Greater Rochester region’s diversity is its strength. We are committed to creating an economy that is built on the ingenuity, intelligence, and involvement of all of our residents – not just some. In order to reach our maximum potential, we must ensure…

Davis, Asher, Family Promise of Greater Rochester Receive 2022 ATHENA International Awards

January 20, 2022

Chamber News Release Honoring Women Leaders in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Region ROCHESTER, NY (January 20, 2022) Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate presented Colleen Davis, MD, MPH, Chief of the Emergency Pediatric Emergency Department at Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center with their 36th annual ATHENA…

Greater Rochester Chamber President and CEO Bob Duffy Responds to Governor Hochul’s Fiscal Year 2023 Executive Budget

January 18, 2022

Chamber News Release Greater Rochester Chamber President and CEO Bob Duffy offered the following statement in response to Governor Hochul’s Fiscal Year 2023 Executive Budget: “From offering solutions to workforce shortages to infusing capital into communities, Governor Hochul’s proposed budget seeks to support business in unprecedented and desperately needed ways. Tax relief for small businesses,…

Supreme Court blocks nationwide vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses, allows health care worker vaccine mandate to take effect

January 13, 2022

Chamber News Release Today, the Supreme Court granted applications for a stay preventing OSHA from enforcing the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The ETS required businesses with 100 or more employees to develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, or require that employees wear masks at work and be subject to weekly testing. However,…

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Partners with Monroe County and Rochester Red Wings for Mask and Test Kit Giveaway

January 6, 2022

Chamber News Release Rochester, NY (January 6, 2022) Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Monroe County and the Rochester Red Wings, is providing local businesses with KN95 masks and rapid test kits today during a drive-through giveaway from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Frontier Field VIP Parking Lot at 1 Morrie…


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