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Advocacy Agenda

Greater Rochester Chamber advocates strongly for an environment that promotes the success of our members and of our economy at the local, state, and federal level. Each year, we survey our members and develop an Advocacy Agenda that focuses on key areas of member concern.

To make your voice heard on important issues that affect your business or organization, please reach out to us today.

2022 Advocacy Agenda
Current Advocacy Efforts
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Committee for a Strong Economy PAC Makes 2022 Endorsements for New York State Senate and Assembly
August 30, 2022

Chamber News Release The Committee for a Strong Economy is dedicated to ensuring the voice of business throughout the Finger Lakes region is heard at every level of government. To…

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Employer Comments on Virtual I-9 Document Review Due by 10/17/22
August 23, 2022

Voice of Business Blog The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced its first proposed rule on the Optional Alternatives to the Physical Document Examination Associated with Employment Eligibility…

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NYS Senator Cooney & NYS Assemblywoman Lupardo Announce Cannabis Tax Deduction Bill’s Passage in Final New York State Budget
April 19, 2022

Chamber News Release (ALBANY, NY) – Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the inclusion of legislation to allow licensed cannabis operators to make normal business deductions in New…

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Virtual Small Business Day at the State Capitol 3/17/22
February 1, 2022

Voice of Business Blog Each year, Greater Rochester Chamber connects with our members and partners to speak directly with state lawmakers to discuss the impacts that legislative and policy decisions…

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