Skip to content

Business Person of the Year Award

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and its Small Business Council affiliate, host the Business Person of the Year Award 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!

Business-Person-of-the-Year-Award-Logo---Greater-Rochester-Chamber---Dark
Business of the year 2020

Save the Date for our 40th Annual Business Person of the Year Ceremony

Our Business Person of the Year ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
The deadline to nominate candidates is March 13th, 2023.

After completing the nomination form, we will reach out to candidates with a link to
complete the full application
for the Business Person of the Year Award.

Nominees will have until COB Monday, March 20th to submit their application.

Connect with the best of the best business leaders in the Greater Rochester region by sponsoring the 2023 Awards

Scroll To Top