Bob Duffy Statement on New York Raising Cigarette Purchase Age
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy issued the following statement in response to New York State raising the minimum age for the purchase of cigarettes and e-cigarette products from 18 to 21: Duffy said, “Keeping tobacco products out of the hands of our youth is proven to help reverse the trend of adolescent smoking adoption, positively impacting health care costs, worker productivity, and the health of these at-risk individuals and their loved ones for years to come. Reducing the burden of nicotine and tobacco and their impact on public health not only promotes, but also ensures the continuity of healthy and thriving communities.”Learn More
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“High Workers’ Compensation costs continue to be a major concern for New York employers. Thanks largely to the leadership of Rochester Chamber, its Workers’ Compensation Committee, and other business partners, significant headway has been achieved the past two years to pass much-needed reforms. As a result, this year the New York State Loss Cost levels are decreasing for 98% of the Worker Classification Codes. As always, we have more work to do, but this is great news for New York State employers. Rochester Chamber remains an effective advocate for employers – it gets things done!”
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SPOTlight: FLX Success Stories: GreenSpark SolarGreenSpark Solar is a local, employee-owned, Certified B Corp founded in 2002. With two solar arrays and wind turbines on-site, plus six electric vehicle charging stations, GreenSpark's open office environment is powered by a sustainable micro-grid. 06Aug
Chamber Business Rounds: Social MediaSocial media can give any organization global reach to share its message, but what are the best ways to leverage that power? At this Chamber Business Rounds panel discussion, learn from some of the Rochester and Finger Lakes region’s top social media minds. 17Jul
Business Made Social: Iron Smoke WhiskeyEnjoy a farm to glass tasting experience when Rochester Chamber member Iron Smoke Whiskey hosts our July 17 Business Made Social networking event. Make business connections while learning how Iron Smoke artisan crafts small batch spirits right here in upstate New York.
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