In the News

July 16, 2019
Spectrum News - Pencils & Paper program gives teachers free supplies for the classroom
Rochester Business Journal - Rochester Hispanic Business Association names business person of the year

July 12, 2019
Livingston County News - ATHENA Awards seek nominations
13 WHAM - Sister Cities celebration honors Bausch + Lomb
WXXI News - Bausch + Lomb honored with Corporate Citizenship Award

July 8, 2019
The Daily News - Maximize the potential of the Erie Canal

July 3, 2019
Finger Lakes Times - Obesity, smoking rates high in regional report

June 26, 2019
WXXI News - Bringing a conference about Light and Sound to Rochester

June 14, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - State takeover of ineffective RCSD a necessary idea

June 13, 2019
Democrat and Chronicle - 24 young leaders igniting change in Rochester
Daily Messenger - RCSD needs a complete overhaul

June 7, 2019
News 8 WROC - Spotlighting Rochester's future leaders

June 6, 2019
Democrat and Chronicle - Bob Duffy: Rochester Chamber of Commerce calling for 'boldest action possible' by NYS

June 4, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - Finalists named for IGNITE Future Leaders Award
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber names IGNITE Award finalists

May 31, 2019
City Newspaper - Conference touts the benefits of charter schools

May 20, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - Area festivals and events urged to take 'buy local' to the next level
Monroe County Post - GRQC presents annual performance awards

May 16, 2019
13 WHAM - 'CannaBusiness' symposium helps prepare area for recreational marijuana if Albany OKs it
WXXI News - Marijuana conference examines inequality
Spectrum News - Capitalizing on Cannabis in New York State
News 10 NBC - Discussion on legalized marijuana
WROC News 8 - 'CannaBusiness' meeting focuses on possibilities of legal marijuana in NY
Rochester Business Journal - Rochester Regional Health wins Quality Council's top honor

May 13, 2019
Fox Rochester - Chamber of Commerce hosting CannaBusiness symposium

May 11, 2019
Livingston County News - HF-L, Pavilion Teens Earn 'Young Women of Distinction' Scholarships

May 10, 2019
The Daily News - JN White Company of Perry earns prestigious business award

May 9, 2019
News 10 NBC - Women of Excellence: Honoring outstanding women in our community

May 8, 2019
Monroe County Post - Local students named Young Women of Distinction

May 7, 2019
WROC News 8 - Forum tackles legalizing marijuana
Democrat and Chronicle - T-Mobile plans to bring about 1,300 jobs to Henrietta with new call center
WXXI News - T-Mobile, Sprint say Henrietta would be home to more than 1,000 jobs if merger OK'd
Rochester Business Journal - T-Mobile's announcement of 1,000 jobs in Henrietta likely part of merger strategy

May 2, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - New office enhances growth opportunities for Northwestern Mutual

April 23, 2019
Spectrum News - Red Cross Volunteers Sound the Alarm on Fire Safety

April 22, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - In wake of recent lawsuits, businesses should review their websites for accessibility

April 21, 2019
Daily Messenger - Local students among Women of Distinction finalists
Campus Times - At CR event, a call for action on climate change

April 17, 2019
13 WHAM - Some experts believe Rochester is poised for a tech boom

April 15, 2019
WXXI News - Connections: Can American free enterprise solve climate change

April 11, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - Conservative's talk will put free enterprise spin on climate change
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber names Women of Distinction finalists

April 10, 2019
City Newspaper - Inglis makes conservative case for climate action

April 9, 2019
News 8 WROC - Unlikely partners address climate change

April 8, 2019
FOX Rochester - Event explores free enterprise solution to climate change

April 4, 2019
Democrat and Chronicle - T-Mobile/Sprint merger holds economic promise for upstate New York

April 3, 2019
News 8 WROC - Business leaders warning of potential ADA lawsuits
WXXI News - Businesses sued over website accessibility; motive questioned
13 WHAM -
Website accessibility becomes focus of new effort from CDR, Chamber of Commerce
Rochester Business Journal -
Adrian Hale named to Business Leads Fellowship Program

April 2, 2019
13 WHAM - Nearly $500 million in state revitalization funds committed to 100 Finger Lakes projects

April 1, 2019
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber to hold cannabis symposium

March 28, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - Wineries facing rash of lawsuits over accessibility

March 27, 2018
Finger Lakes Times - Senior PGA Media Day kick starts lead-up to tournament
Business Journal News Network - Rochester area's Oak Hill Country Club readies for Senior PGA Championship in May

March 18, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - Education an important economic driver that benefits the Rochester region

March 12, 2019
Livingston County News - Rochester symposium will explore cannabis business opportunities

March 11, 2019
Auburn Citizen - Cuomo: No NY budget agreement without permanent property tax cap
WXXI News - Duffy, other business leaders on board with permanent property tax cap
Democrat and Chronicle - Andrew Cuomo says he won't accept changes to the property tax cap
WXXI News - Hart's Local Grocers is closing later this month

March 10, 2019
Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester has the worst job market among top metros says the Wall Street Journal
CNN - He took the leap into cannabis. Now everyone is following

March 8, 2019
13 WHAM - 'CannaBusiness' symposium to be held amid push for marijuana legalization in NY

March 6, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - Rochester Chamber joins coalition to permanently cap property tax at 2 percent

March 5, 2019
Newsday - Former Lt. Gov. Duffy leads push to make tax cap permanent
13 WHAM - Chamber of Commerce joins coalition calling for property tax cap to be made permanent

March 1, 2019
Democrat and Chronicle - ROC the Future, Warren ask for state intervention in RCSD
13 WHAM - Gov. Cuomo talks property tax cap plan at JCC in Brighton

February 28, 2019
WXXI News - New York Labor Department puts predictive scheduling regulations on hold

February 27, 2019
Messenger Post - GRQC names Performance Excellence Awards finalists
Rochester Business Journal - GRQC names 17 finalists for annual performance awards

February 20, 2019
The Livingston County News - Women's Council seeks nominations for Young Women of Distinction awards

February 18, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - Rochester Chamber revamps programs, events
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber seeking Top 100 entries, sponsors

February 14, 2019
WXXI News - Rochester Chamber leader concerned about impact of Amazon's decision not to locate in NYC
Democrat and Chronicle - Amazon decision: Rochester area makes late play for corporate giant to reconsider region
News 10 NBC - City leaders call on Amazon to reconsider Rochester
13 WHAM - As Amazon backs out of NYC campus, local leaders call for Rochester area to be considered
Spectrum News - Rochester Leaders Hope Amazon Decision Won't Affect Upstate Bid
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Rochester, NY mayor wants to pitch Amazon again

February 6, 2019
Convenience Store Decisions - Cream of the Crop

January 25, 2019
News 8 WROC -Rochester Chamber hosts the 33rd annual ATHENA Awards
13 WHAM - ATHENA Awards honor women who lead in the Rochester community
WXXI News - Hilda Rosario-Escher receives 33rd annual ATHENA International Award

January 22, 2019
Democrat and Chronicle - City launches racial equity initiative
WXXI News - City announces new racial equity training program
News 10 NBC - City leaders sign charter to advance racial equity in Rochester
13 WHAM - Local leaders marking National Day of Racial Healing

January 14, 2019
Rochester Business Journal - Unshackle Upstate releases 2019 Advocacy Agenda

January 6, 2019
Daily Messenger - Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council names Assemblyman

December 29, 2018
WXXI News - Cuomo vetoes bill that would have added bereavement to paid family leave program
News 8 WROC - Governor Cuomo vetoes bill allowing paid bereavement leave

December 24, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Incentives are an important part of business today

December 18, 2018
WXXI News - Finger Lakes-Rochester area to get $86.5 million in state economic development aid

December 4, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester Precision Optics to add 200 jobs, expand operations in Henrietta

November 29, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Mushrooming company Leep Foods a surprise result of an RIT lab mishap

November 28, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Sager Beer Works celebrates official opening

November 27, 2018
News 10 NBC - Hey Amazon! We'll take some of those jobs up here
Democrat and Chronicle - Landing Amazon HQ2 in New York state well worth the price of competition

November 26, 2018
News 10 NBC - Rochester AIM Photonics facility taking shape
13 WHAM - Photonics packing facility set to get first customer

November 23, 2018
News 10 NBC - Small Business Saturday

November 18, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Rochester Chamber Top 100 Awards celebrate our local businesses

November 14, 2018
13 WHAM - Rochester Chamber Offers to Help Thomson Reuters Employees
WXXI News - Chamber of Commerce Ready to Provide Job Placement Services to Laid-off Thomson Reuters Workers

November 5, 2018
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber releases annual Top 100 list

November 1, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester Chamber's biggest event celebrates Top 100 companies

13 WHAM - Top 100 companies honored by Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

October 31, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Chamber reveals Top 100 fastest-growing Rochester companies

October 30, 2018
WXXI News - Avani Technology Solutions leads the Rochester Chamber's Top 100 list

October 29, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester Chamber Top 100 success means local economic health

October 29, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester Chamber Top 100: Avani Technology Solutions hits No. 1

October 29, 2018
Monroe County Post - Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce announces Athena Awards finalists

October 24, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Athena Award finalists announced

October 22, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - The business world and its leaders deserve much praise

October 10, 2018
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber welcomes development, grants specialist

September 25, 2018
Fox Rochester - UR, Chamber of Commerce to host 'Simon Says'

September 24, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Adopting a relationship-driven style of economic development

September 20, 2018
Livingston County News - Nomination deadline nears for ATHENA Awards

September 17, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Quality Council a problem-solver for business

September 11, 2018
Monroe County Post - Keuka College president to speak at RHBA luncheon

September 10, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Unshackle Upstate chooses new leader

August 30, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - ROC Tech Conference to bring together blooming tech community

August 28, 2018
Fox Rochester - ROC Tech Conference coming up next week
News 8 WROC - Keep up with ROC technology trends

August 27, 2018
WXXI News - Connections: Previewing the 2018 ROC Tech Conference

August 20, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Working together, we must develop a unified message

August 17, 2018
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber seeking Athena Award nominations

August 14, 2018
WXXI News - Black and Latino students statewide have less access to advanced high school courses

August 10, 2018
Monroe County Post - RHBA names Hispanic Business Person of the Year

August 9, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Arline Santiago named Hispanic Business Person of the Year

August 2, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Cuomo announces 13 ROC the Riverway projects

July 26, 2018
News 8 WROC - 2018 ROC Tech Conference

July 25, 2018
WXXI News - Opioid education comes to chamber of commerce

July 24, 2018
News 8 WROC - "Pencils & Paper" helps students

July 23, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Keeping New York companies from seeking greener pastures
Spectrum News Rochester - Meeting aims to educate Rochester employers on opioid crisis

July 18, 2018
Fox Rochester - School supply drive benefits kids in need

June 19, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Rochester Chamber opens applications for CLIMB 2018-19

June 18, 2018
Rochester Business Journal -
How to fix conundrum of available jobs vs. endemic poverty

June 15, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester can't solve poverty without fixing its education system first

June 14, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Chamber program assists in growth of young professionals

June 12, 2018
Rochester Business Journal -
ABC event to connect employers with new American community

May 31, 2018
WXXI News - Connections: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Duffy on regional pride

May 23, 2018
News 8 WROC - A Rochester job infusion

May 22, 2018
WXXI News - Helping the community understand the opioid crisis

May 15, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - CoverWallet expands to Brighton, expected to add 100 jobs in next two years

May 12, 2018
WXXI News - Schumer says Bills training camp at St. John Fisher will continue

May 7, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Genesee Regional Bank opens new HQ branch

May 3, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - New software company in High Falls plans to create 500 jobs over five years

May 1, 2018
News 8 WROC - Helping organizations be their best

April 30, 2018
Finger Lakes Times - Two local students finalists for award

April 25, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce promotions, new hires

April 23, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Ideas sought on proposal to improve downtown Rochester riverfront

April 19, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - New York Wine and Culinary Center gets a makeover

April 17, 2018
Monroe County Post - CoverWallet opens new Rochester office

April 16, 2018
News 8 WROC - 'ROC the Riverway' could look to the Windy City for inspiration

April 13, 2018
WXXI News - Opioid crisis having has growing cost for businesses and their employees

April 3, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - 20 high school women are finalists for Young Women of Distinction award
WXXI News - Amazon bringing distribution center to Henrietta

April 2, 2018
Livingston County News - Cal-Mum senior is 'Young Women of Distinction' finalist
Rochester Business Journal - Nominees announced for Young Women of Distinction Award

March 29, 2018
City and State New York - New York wants to double-dip from ride-hail companies

March 28, 2018
News 10 NBC - "ROC the Riverway" a catalyst for things to come

March 26, 2018
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber announces promotions, hires
News 8 WROC-TV - Career fair aims to help connect RCSD students with jobs

March 21, 2018
WXXI News - Amtrak to rename Rochester's new train station after Rep. Louise Slaughter

March 19, 2018
13 WHAM - Amtrak reviewing proposals to rename train station after Congresswoman Slaughter

March 16, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Costly and antiquated Scaffold Law hurts N.Y., need repealing
Democrat and Chronicle - Louise Slaughter dies: Rochester remembers the longtime congresswoman
News 10 NBC - Bob Duffy pays tribute to Rep. Slaughter
13 WHAM - Slaughter's impact felt around Rochester, Monroe County
PBS News Hour - Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies at 88
Livingston County News - Rep. Slaughter remembered as 'trailblazer,' 'tireless advocate' for region

March 8, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Public gets chance to weigh in on riverfront projects
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber seeking Top 100 entries, sponsors
Rochester Business Journal - Rochester encouraging electric vehicles

February 20, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Young Women of Distinction Award nominations sought

February 19, 2018
Messenger Post - Women's Council seeking distinction award nominees

February 16, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Region's profile goes up thanks to Amazon's HQ2 competition
News 10 NBC - Get that Albany wealth to Rochester

January 31, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Xerox announces merger with Fujifilm
13 WHAM - Local reaction to Xerox-Fuji merger
WXXI News - Retirees, industry experts react to Xerox-Fuji merger
Democrat and Chronicle - Fate of local jobs uncertain after Xerox, Fujifilm announce merger
News 10 NBC - Xerox takeover leaves uncertainty for Rochester area employees
News 8 WROC-TV - Bob Duffy expects Xerox merger to benefit Rochester workers
Spectrum News Rochester - Old Rochester rival enters the picture to snap up Xerox

January 26, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Xerox to leave downtown offices, relocate employees to Webster Campus
Democrat and Chronicle - Bob Duffy to Xerox: Move your HQ back to Rochester
Democrat and Chronicle - Bob Duffy: Relieved that Xerox jobs stayed in our area
Democrat and Chronicle - Xerox at a crossroads as top investors push for big changes
13 WHAM - Xerox leaving downtown Rochester, relocating hundreds to Webster
WXXI News - Xerox to move employees out of the downtown building and over to the Webster campus
News 8 WROC-TV - Xerox moving out of its building in downtown Rochester
News 10 NBC - Xerox to relocate employees from Xerox Square to Webster campus
WXXI News - Sharon Napier wins the ATHENA Award
News 10 NBC - 32nd annual ATHENA Awards Thursday in Rochester

January 25, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Sharon Napier wins ATHENA Award; Dixon Schwabl honored twice
News 8 WROC-TV - Napier wins ATHENA Award
13 WHAM - ATHENA Awards honor Napier, Dixon and many others

January 18, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle - Amazon HQ2: Rochester out of running, so what's next?
13 WHAM - Buffalo-Rochester bid fails to make cut for Amazon HQ2
WXXI News - Rochester does not make cut for Amazon HQ
Rochester Business Journal - Rochester doesn't make Amazon's list of finalists
News 10 NBC - Amazon narrows list of cities for HQ2 to 20, Rochester misses cut

January 15, 2018
Monroe County Post - Rochester Chamber launches Chamber IMPACT program

January 10, 2018
WXXI News - Rochester Chamber, Visit Rochester partner on 'We #ROC' booklet
Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester Chamber creates We #ROC brag book, looking for regional cheerleaders
News 8 WROC-TV - Rochester Chamber and Visit Rochester co-brand 2nd edition of "We #ROC"
Rochester Business Journal - Chamber, Visit Rochester partner on brag book
13 WHAM - 'We ROC' book highlights best in Rochester, Finger Lakes region

January 5, 2018
Rochester Business Journal - Chamber offers opportunities for volunteerism
Rochester Business Journal - Job growth a mixed bag locally and nationally