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Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards and Monroe County MWBE Certification Celebration

To propel an environment of equitable economic growth and empowerment, Greater Rochester Chamber proudly presents the inaugural Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards, in partnership with Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP. Our unwavering belief in extending avenues of economic progress to all employers, regardless of their background, is a key part of our mission.

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 courageous journeys and ongoing success stories.

Minority- and women-owned businesses seeking recognition through the Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards can apply annually through a straightforward application process. Applications for the 2025 MWBE Awards will begin in November 2024 and will remain open through February 2025.

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To be eligible for the Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must show proof of a minimum of 51% ownership, operation, and control by minorities and/or women. 
  2. Privately held, headquartered in the nine-county Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes region
  3. A minimum gross revenue of $100,000, and a maximum gross revenue of $20,000,000 in each of the 3 most recent fiscal years. All revenue information will be reviewed by a third-party accounting firm (Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP) and will remain strictly confidential. 


In addition to the Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards celebration, Greater Rochester Chamber, in partnership with Monroe County, COMIDA, and MCIDC, supports and celebrates locally certified MWBEs. Monroe County is committed to providing opportunities for underutilized businesses to grow, build capacity, and create generational wealth. Since its inception in January 2021, Monroe County has certified over 500 MWBEs.

Rochester Specialty Contractors, Circle Optics, Farmhouse Table
Lead 2024 Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards
List of 50 Fastest-Growing Small MWBEs

Three Reasons to Apply for the Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards
Enhance Your Credibility
Boost Employee Satisfaction
Attract Customers & Talent

Sponsorship Opportunities

Position your brand on the forefront of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Greater Rochester region and invest in the MWBE community by supporting the inaugural Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards. Different sponsorship levels are available for companies of all sizes who want to support!

Thank you to our 2024 MWBE Awards Sponsors!

Program Partners

Corporate Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Beyond TalentEdge | Authentica
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
M&T Bank
Xerox Business Solutions

See photos from our inaugural MWBE Awards Ceremony on May 2, 2024!

Event photography by John Schlia

For more information, please contact Susan George at



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