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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…

Call for Nominations: 2020 Business Person of the Year Award

February 15, 2021

Award Nominations Due March 31 ROCHESTER, NY (February 15, 2021) Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Council affiliate have issued a call for nominations for the 2020 Business Person of the Year Award, which recognizes for-profit business leaders who have demonstrated success in both civic and professional areas, specifically in the areas…

2021 ATHENA, YP, and Organizational International Awards Finalists

February 1, 2021

Greater Rochester Chamber and Women’s Council Recognize Extraordinary Women Leaders ROCHESTER, NY (February 1, 2021) Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate announce the finalists chosen for the ATHENA International Award, the ATHENA International Young Professional Award, and the ATHENA International Organizational Award. Greater Rochester Chamber and the Women’s Council plan to…

Real Lease, Adaptec Solutions, and Terry Tree Service/Ironwood Heavy Highway Lead 2020 Rochester Top 100

November 3, 2020

34th Annual List of Fastest-growing Privately Held Businesses ROCHESTER, NY (November 5, 2020) Real Lease, an equipment finance company based in East Rochester, Monroe County, took the number one spot on the 34th annual Rochester Chamber Top 100 list of fastest-growing, privately held businesses in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Manufacturing firm, Adaptec Solutions, and…

Small Business Council Announces Realignment with Greater Rochester Chamber

March 5, 2020

Chamber News Release The Small Business Council of Rochester has a long history of working alongside Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce as an affiliated, yet separate, organization. After careful consideration, the SBC Board of Directors has initiated a broad reintegration with Grearer Rochester Chamber to best serve members moving forward. The SBC remains committed to…


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