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Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award

Celebrating Greater Rochester's best and brightest young leaders.

The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award honors young professionals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for others to follow.

Selection Criteria

The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award applicant between the age of 21 – 40 years must meet each of the following three criteria to apply for this award:

Professional Leadership

Demonstrates excellence and leadership in their business or profession

Commmunity Service

Gives back to the larger community by their contribution and/or support

Personal & Professional Recognition

Awards/Honors received for their work and contribution to the greater Rochester business community

Selection Process

The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award Selection Committee pre-screens nominations to ensure all required information is included. A group of finalists is determined based on the award criteria and supporting documentation provided in the application package. Final selection of the Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award winner is made by a Selection Committee consisting of a diverse group of leaders from the Greater Rochester business community.

For more information, please contact Cassidy Franklin or read over our frequently asked questions.

Learn more about previous winners:

Taren Greenidge

Inaugural IGNITE Winner

Nicole VanGorder

2nd Annual IGNITE Winner

Sheila Dunne

3rd Annual IGNITE Winner

Kimberly Harding

4th Annual IGNITE Winner

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