Rochester Chamber Affiliates

Affiliates are a subgroup of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Rochester Chamber Affiliates operate under the direction of effective and active Boards of Directors. Rochester Chamber Affiliates and their boards manage and run their own membership, programs, and initiatives and does so with assigned Rochester Chamber liaisons who assist with their day-to-day operations.

Rochester Chamber affiliates offer programming targeted to their membership, as well as opportunities to meet other business people who share similar interests and challenges. If you are looking to get more engaged in the Rochester business community, consider joining one of Rochester Chamber’s valuable affiliate organizations. Please visit each affiliate’s respective websites below for additional details on their mission and engagement opportunities.

For more information on our affiliates, contact Susan George, Director of Events and Affiliate Relations, at or (585) 256-4612.

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. Founded in 1992, GRQC provides training, monthly presentations, and networking for organizational and individual members. GRQC also presents the annual Performance Excellence Awards and Day of Quality program.

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.

The Small Business Council of Rochester

The Small Business Council of Rochester (SBC) 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 and events to help local business leaders and their businesses grow and prosper – both personally and professionally.

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 International Awards program and Young Women of Distinction scholarship awards program, which recognize teen girls for outstanding high school academic performance.