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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
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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