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Governor Hochul announces more than $34 million awarded through Round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

April 29, 2024

Chamber News Release Third Batch of Approved Empire State Development Grant Fund Awards Include Over $34 Million to 23 Shovel-Ready Projects Full List of Round XIII Awardees Can Be Found Here Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that more than $34 million has been awarded to support 23 projects across New York State through the Regional Economic…

Greater Rochester Chamber Announces Director of Communications & Community Partnerships, Expanding Role

April 25, 2024

Chamber News Release Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce announces the transition of Shannon Ealy, Director of Communications & Marketing, to the role of Director of Communications & Community Partnerships. This change marks an expansion of responsibilities aimed at further enhancing collaboration and community engagement throughout the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes region. In her new capacity, Ealy…

Greater Rochester Chamber announces finalists for 6th annual IGNITE Award for young professionals

April 23, 2024

Chamber News Release ROCHESTER, NY (April 23, 2024) – Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce twelve finalists for its 2024 IGNITE Award. The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award celebrates young professionals aged 21 to 35 who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field,…

Greater Rochester Chamber Statement on FY2025 New York State Budget

April 22, 2024

Chamber News Release New York State passed its $237 billion FY2025 budget on Saturday, April 20th. This budget encompasses crucial allocations for infrastructure development, education funding, healthcare initiatives, and economic stimulus measures, all of which hold significant implications for our region’s growth and prosperity.   Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy…

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Climate Action Plan Phase II Public Workshops/Open Houses

April 22, 2024

Chamber News Release Residents and stakeholders are invited to learn more about the Preliminary Phase II Action Plan and share input at online and in-person workshops on May 8 ROCHESTER, NY – Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced two opportunities to attend public workshops/open houses as part of Phase II of the county’s Climate…

Governor Hochul and the Coca-Cola Company Celebrate Groundbreaking of New fairlife® Production Facility in Monroe County – The Largest Dairy Production Facility in the Northeast

April 22, 2024

Chamber News Release $650 Million Investment Expected to Create Approximately 250 New Jobs in the Town of Webster Governor Hochul Made Personal Pitch for the Company to Choose New York Based on State’s World-Renowned Reputation as Agribusiness Global Leader Governor Announces $20 Million State Support to Assist the Town with Needed Infrastructure Upgrades for its…

Deadline Fast Approaching: Greater Rochester Chamber’s Small Business Council Affiliate Seeking Nominations for 2024 Business Person of the Year Awards

April 16, 2024

Chamber News Release ROCHESTER, NY (April 16, 2024) – Greater Rochester Chamber’s Small Business Council affiliate is seeking nominations for its 41st annual Business Person of the Year Awards. Presented in two categories for different-sized organizations, these awards recognize business leaders who have demonstrated success in both civic and professional areas, specifically in the areas…


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