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Business Person of the Year

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.

Business of the year 2020

2020 Business Person of the Year Nominations are now closed. 2021 Business Person of the Year Nominations will open in December 2021, with the ceremony recognizing finalists on June 23, 2022.

The 2020 Business Person of the Year 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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