Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce offers a number of events, products, and services geared towards helping our members succeed. We also partner with various outside vendors to provide even more options and resources.
Greater Rochester Chamber's driving mission is to create an environment where business can thrive. We back business on a variety of issues at the local, state, and federal level, while also providing private, customized support on any roadblock your business might encounter. Members and prospective members may email Marc.Cohen@GreaterRochesterChamber.com for support.
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce offers online Certificates of Origin through an affiliation with the American World Trade Chamber of Commerce. A Certificate of Origin is an international trade document attesting that goods in an export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured, or processed in a particular country. Learn more.
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce provides the links and updates for businesses to make informed decisions and undertake responsible, fact-based planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the COVID-19 Resource page.
Greater Rochester Chamber’s Human Resource Services offer the data, information, and programs your business needs to compete in today’s marketplace. We can help you keep up to date and in compliance with the ever-changing HR laws and help you connect with other businesses. View the HR Resources page.
SizeUp Greater ROC
Complimentary market research and business intelligence for Greater Rochester Chamber members. Entrepreneurs and business owners can use the software to estimate the viability of their future or current business and test assumptions of their business plan, discover potential customers, find local suppliers, and optimize their marketing by targeting ideal customers.
Greater ROC Careers
A full-service job board for job seekers and employers in the Greater Rochester, NY area.
City of Rochester
Provides a variety of business services to assist new, existing, and expanding businesses, including permits and licenses, loans, and grants.
Offers a wealth of resources to assist new and existing businesses, including information on licenses, permits, DBA filings, economic development, and business laws.
Provides a suite of services, including technology commercialization for very-early-stage opportunities, business incubation for high-growth-potential startups, and growth services for existing manufacturing companies seeking to improve their top- and bottom-line performance.
RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship
A hub for urban entrepreneurial programs and research.
RIT Venture Creations
A technology business incubator that provides a variety of services to early- to mid-seed stage startups
ROC Game Dev
An organization dedicated to fostering a community of game creators in Rochester, NY.
A nonprofit association that assists small businesses and those who want to start their own small businesses. They offer services such as counseling and workshops.
The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN)
An economic development program for companies in the traded sector, specifically startups and small businesses who are commercializing scientific breakthroughs and new technologies and/or scaling their operation by tapping markets beyond their immediate geography.
Protects, develops, and commercializes the intellectual property arising from research at the University of Rochester.
Empire State Development
Opportunities to grow your business in New York State. All forms of tax incentives that enable savings and cost advantages to businesses.
Helping optics photonics and imaging enabled startups with investment, mentors, and access
Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)
A state certification program, administered by Empire State Development, designed to assist the growth and development of businesses owned and controlled by women and minorities.
New York Business Express
Starter guide, custom business checklist and information on support and incentives from New York State.
NY Small Business Development Center
Provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, confidential business counseling, training, and business research at no cost.
NYS License Center
Useful website for those who want to start a new business or expand their current business, as it will help you find the NYS business permits and licenses you may need.
Helps new and expanding businesses through tax-based incentives and innovative academic partnerships.
The Small Business Administration: Provides planning, services, tools, and local resources to small businesses, small business owners, and prospective business owners.
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has contracted with national partner SizeUp to build a data-rich, hyperlocal online business intelligence resource for our valued members. SizeUp GreaterROC provides powerful market research and business intelligence that is both industry specific and hyperlocal. Entrepreneurs and business owners can use the software to estimate the viability of their future or current business and test assumptions of their business plan, discover potential customers, find local suppliers, and optimize their marketing by targeting ideal customers.
Greater Rochester Chamber hosts a variety of in-person, virtual, and signature events throughout the course of the year. View the Upcoming Events calendar, Programs & Training, or Signature Events page to learn more and register.
We can also connect you to strategic partners, customers, or vendors. Reach out to Kevin.Donahue@GreaterRochesterChamber.com to discuss your business needs.
You can join hundreds of other Greater Rochester Chamber members who save every month through the Staples Business Advantage® program. It’s easy to sign up -there are no costs and Staples does all the work to help you transition from your current supplier. Learn more.