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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.

2024 Advocacy Agenda

Our advocacy work is a collaborative process with our members. The above advocacy agenda is a living document that evolves as the priorities and concerns of our members change. If your business has a policy concern that Greater Rochester Chamber can advocate for on your behalf, please reach out to Chief of Staff Marc Cohen at

Current Advocacy Efforts
Bob Duffy: Schools must do better at teaching life, job skills to local students
October 18, 2022

Voice of Business Blog In previous columns, I have praised our tremendous talent team at the Chamber for all the work that they do to fill workforce needs in both…

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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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