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Small Business Council of Rochester

A Greater Rochester Chamber affiliate

SBC Means Business.

The Small Business Council of Rochester (SBC), an affiliate of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, has a lot to offer businesses in the Greater Rochester area. Led by an entirely volunteer but dedicated group of Rochester’s small business leaders, the Small Business Council of Rochester is committed to providing Rochester’s business community with programs to help local business leaders, and their businesses, grow and prosper – both personally and professionally.

Upcoming Events

Experience the SBC at our upcoming events:


SBC of Rochester, in partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, also hosts several business Networking Events that provide you with the opportunity to meet with local business people to share current issues and discuss opportunities with company leaders from throughout the Rochester area. These events help you broaden your business relationships, learn strategies for success from peers in other businesses, and have a little fun along the way.




A key initiative of the SBC of Rochester is to give back to the community that has served us so well through our flagship SBC Cares programs. Over the years, SBC Cares has expanded from our annual Thanksgiving food drive that delivers in excess of 3,000 food boxes to organizations serving local families in need, to including the SBC Cares Backpack Giveback.




The SBC, in partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce hosts their Business Person of the Year awards annually. This program recognizes small business leaders who have demonstrated success in both civic and professional areas, specifically in the areas of growth, leadership, achievement, and community service.  This event has evolved into one of the premier networking and business recognition events in Greater Rochester region.



It begins with a comprehensive portfolio of educational programs covering marketing, human resources, information technology, finance, and more – providing you with new and innovative ideas, strategies and practical tools to take back and implement in your business.

SBC thanksgiving
SBC business person of the year 2023
SBC golf
Hear what Greater Rochester Chamber members have to say about its Small Business Council:

"I had no idea the dividends being part of SBC would pay personally and professionally. Not only have I developed personal friendships, I have generated new client relationships. Our company would not have the experienced the same level of success without our involvement in the SBC."

Tim Mason
President & CEO, Mason Marketing LLC and Mason Digital LLC

Sarah Compter knows a thing or two about wearing many hats. As President and Owner of SYNACT, Inc., Sarah works with her team to provide all-inclusive CRM solutions customized to clients’ unique business processes. As a new member of the SBC, Sarah has already made an impact, using her expertise to give back to the local business community.

All Greater Rochester Chamber members have access to all that its Small Business Council has to offer. For more information, please contact
Cassidy Franklin, Events, Training & Affiliates Specialist and Liason to the Small Business Council at

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