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Events & Training

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce gratefully acknowledges its 2024 All-Access Event Sponsors:

Greater Rochester Chamber Event Series

biz.Exchange: Professional Development Series - Interactive workshops bringing business expertise to a diverse audience.

Business Made Social - Network in a casual setting with fellow Greater Rochester Chamber members at top local hotspots.

Chamber CONNECT - Expand your network and learn more about your fellow members!

Chamber Counsel: Legal Insights - Informed analysis and management of timely legal issues

Chamber IMPACT: Community Volunteerism- Volunteerism and community service programs.

Chamber Member SPOTlight Tours - Tours, visits, and conversations with some of the region's top companies.

Colors of Success: DEI Event Series- A diversity, equity, and inclusion series which to inform and inspire positive change.

Policy Matters: Legislative Events - Casual, interactive sessions with legislators and policy experts.

Rochester TRENDS: Chamber Featured Speaker Series - Presentations by well-known leaders on timely and relevant topics.

ROC on Tech Event Series - A series of presentations that showcase the latest trending tech topics, insights, and innovations that will benefit our business community.

Human Resource Forums - HR best practices sharing and networking with peers.

Friday HR Briefings - A wide variety of human resource, management, and business topics, including timely discussions on changing employment laws.

Chamber Academy: Training Opportunities

ATHENA International Leadership Institute for Men & Women - Launching in 2024, the ATHENA Leadership Institute offers inspiring, educational programs to meet individuals where they are along their leadership journey and usher them into a whole new paradigm of self-discovery through with a year-long guided cohort program.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - Back with a new and improved curriculum for 2024, our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training titled Building Bridges: The What, the Why, and the How of DEI will build knowledge and skills for all employees looking to make a difference in the DEI space.

Human Resources Management - Comprehensive, hands-on series of six half-day classes designed to refresh skills for people already in the HR profession, or provide an overview of HR policies and practices for those just entering the field.

Leadership for Managers - This program consists of five half-day sessions that include the practical concepts, strategies, and skills needed to enhance a leader's performance.

Mental Health Training - New for 2024, this three-part program, titled "Navigating Challenges & Fostering Resilience" focuses on understanding and managing employee mental health. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to address mental health issues.

Successful Supervision - A series of five half-day sessions to equip your supervisors/managers with the tools they need to be more effective, whether they have experience or are new to the role.

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Workshop - New for 2024, Greater Rochester Chamber is excited to partner with Monroe Community College to offer a comprehensive program designed to prepare HR professionals for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams

Peer-to-Peer Learning Groups

CLIMB (Chamber Leadership Initiative: Mentoring for Business) - A ten-month program that brings together the most talented young members of the Rochester/Finger Lakes business community to learn and grow together, making connections and acquiring insight that will help them ascend to new heights of leadership and success within their organizations and community.

DEI Leadership Exchange - The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Exchange program provides a confidential and exclusive space for top diversity leaders to convene to exchange ideas, hone skills, and forge strategies that mold business practices and usher in impactful change within their organizations and the wider community.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce gratefully acknowledges its 2024 Event Series Sponsors:

Business Made Social Series Sponsors:

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Colors of Success Series Sponsors:



Policy Matters Series Sponsors:


Rochester TRENDS Series Sponsor:


Our Chamber Academy is supported in part by Greater Rochester Chamber Foundation

Signature Events

Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 Awards - Celebrating 100 of the fastest-growing, privately owned companies in the Finger Lakes region.

ATHENA International Awards - The internationally-recognized ATHENA Award® ceremony honors the achievements of exceptional women leaders.

Colors of Success DEI Leadership Award - Presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the greater Rochester community with clear positive impacts as a result of these efforts.

Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award - Honoring young professionals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for others to follow.

Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards - The Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of our region's fastest-growing minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs), highlighting their ongoing success through growth rankings.

Women Empowering Women Conference - A half-day conference with an amazing group of professional women ready to continue making a change, especially in this new environment we are living in.


For more information on our event series and signature events, or to learn about available sponsorships, contact Susan George, Director of Events, at or 585.256.4612.

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