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Business Person of the Year Awards

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and its Small Business Council affiliate, host the 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.

The Business Person of the Year Award recognizes for-profit business leaders who have demonstrated success in both civic and professional areas, specifically in the areas of growth, leadership, achievement, and community service. Candidates are nominated by their peers, and an independent committee reviews applications and selects the finalists.

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. For many past winners, this recognition has vaulted their companies to new levels of success!

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Business of the year 2020

39th Annual Business Person of the Year Ceremony

Our Business Person of the Year ceremony will take place in July 14, 2022.

Nominations are now closed. If you have been nominated, the deadline to submit your application is May 9, 2022.

Connect with the best of the best business leaders in the Greater Rochester region by sponsoring our 39th annual Business Person of the Year Award.

The 2020 Business Person of the Year finalists and award winners were recognized at a ceremony on June 24, 2021. View the videos below to see some highlights of our finalists' accomplishments:

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