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. The top rankings will be unveiled to the community prior to the Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards celebration in May 2024 at the Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
To be eligible for the Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- A minimum of 51% ownership, operation, and control by minorities and/or women
- Must provide MWBE certification from an approved source, including but not limited to town, county, state, and federal governments
- Privately held, headquartered in the nine-county Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes region
- 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 and will remain strictly confidential.
Save the date to celebrate with us and unveil the winners in rank order
on Thursday, May 2, 2024!
Nominations for the inaugural awards are now open through April 1, 2024! The nomination process will identify deserving MWBEs for recognition in their respective category. If an organization wishes to apply for this distinction but is not already certified as an MWBE at the local, County, State, or Federal level, Greater Rochester Chamber will provide information about the certification process and its associated benefits.
If you work with any MWBEs in Greater Rochester, share this link and encourage them to apply for the inaugural Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards to be recognized for their successes and growth!
Three Reasons to Apply for the Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Awards
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!