Our affiliates offer programming targeted to their membership, as well as a chance to meet other businesspeople who share interests and challenges. 

Associated New York State Food Processors

Associated New York State Food Processors represents a major portion of New York's processed food industry, including processors of fruits, vegetables, wine, and food specialty items. Founded in 1885 by a progressive group of canners, the Associated New York State Food Processors is the oldest statewide food processing trade association in the United States. The organization provides services, industry updates and seminars, and networking events.

Greater Rochester Quality Council 

This group seeks to stimulate and foster excellence in the products, services and processes of all organizations and businesses in the community.

The Small Business Council of Rochester

SBC provides services, support and business-to-business opportunities to growth-oriented small business owners throughout the Greater Rochester area. It stages events throughout the year, including the Business Person of the Year Gala, Decision Makers Forum, and Albany Small Business Lobbying Day.

Rochester Hispanic Business Association 

Founded in 1989, this group seeks to promote development of Hispanic-owned businesses and professionals in the Greater Rochester area. The organization's signature event is the annual Hispanic Business Person of the Year Award Expo and Luncheon.

Women's Council

This organization seeks to enhance the opportunities and knowledge of business and professional women in the civic, commercial, cultural, and educational interests of the Greater Rochester area. Its signature events include the annual ATHENA Awards luncheon and Young Women of Distinction, which recognize teen girls for outstanding high school academic performance.