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Greater Rochester Chamber Signature Events are unique community gatherings that celebrate and honor many different facets and individuals in the Greater Rochester business community. In addition to the charitable causes that we and our affiliates support, proceeds are reinvested into the work that Greater Rochester Chamber does to benefit all businesses and individuals in the Greater Rochester Community.

These elegant affairs often include live performances, heartfelt remarks, and a great party! Plus, it's a great way to meet and get your business in front of top decision-makers in the region.

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November 4, 2021

Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 Awards

Rochester has always been known as a region of innovation spurred by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. In recognition of that spirit, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and KPMG LLP are pleased to present the annual Rochester Chamber Top 100, a program that recognizes the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the Greater Rochester region.

To be eligible for the Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100, businesses must be privately held, headquartered in the nine-county Rochester region, and have earned at least $1 million in revenue in each of the three most recent fiscal years. The Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 is computed based on revenue growth, taking into account both dollar and percentage growth.

This event, held at the Floreano Convention Center, is one of the most joyous and certainly the largest businesses celebration of the year!

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January 22, 2022

Greater Rochester ATHENA International Awards

The internationally-recognized ATHENA Award® Program was founded in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan by ATHENA International Founder Martha Mertz. The award was originally established to honor the achievements of exceptional women leaders. And more importantly, it was established to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and business lives.

Since 1982, more than 6,700 top leaders in over 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Award® in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award® Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.

The ATHENA Award recognizes women who:

  • Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession.
  • Provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Actively assist women in realizing their full leadership potential.
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April 13, 2022

ROC on Tech 2022 Conference

A technology event unlike anything the Greater Rochester community has ever seen, exploring the future of business, people, and technology. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with our member technology companies, is proud to launch our brand new ROC on Tech 2021 full day conference. We aim to deliver thought-provoking tracks, and informative sessions to our attendees. We invite you to be inspired and challenged to see how the latest technology can elevate you and your organization.

This full-day technology conference is designed to create excitement around digital technology, introduce regional companies to the latest technologies concepts, and give them direction on what they should be doing to upgrade their businesses to thrive for the next generation.

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June 30, 2022

Business Person of the Year Awards

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Council affiliate host their Business Person of the Year Awards annually. This event has evolved into one of the premier networking and business recognition events in the Greater Rochester region.

For many past winners, this recognition has vaulted their companies to new levels of success! Candidates are nominated by their peers. An independent Selection Committee of local business leaders and advisors reviews applications and selects finalists in two categories: (i) For-profit businesses with 50 employees or more; and (ii) For-profit businesses with fewer than 50 employees. One winner is chosen annually to receive the Award in each category.

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August 11, 2022

Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award

The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award honors 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.

The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award goes to one individual between the age of 21 – 40 years who exemplifies the following criteria:

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP: Demonstrates excellence and leadership in their business or profession

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Gives back to the larger community by their contribution and/or support

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: Awards/Honors received for their work and contribution to the greater Rochester business community

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Coming September 2022

Colors of Success DEIB Awards

Coming Soon: 2022 Colors of Success Awards brought to you by Greater Rochester Chamber will be presented to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in developing practices and policies that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, as well as 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.

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