Announcing the 3rd Annual Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award Finalists

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Recognizing Young Professional Leadership, Community Service, and Achievement


ROCHESTER, NY (July 12, 2021) Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has named 13 finalists for its 3rd Annual Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award. The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award recognizes a young professional, 21 to 40 years old, for leadership, community service, and personal and professional achievements. This award is designed to recognize and celebrate Rochester’s young leaders who serve as a positive influence in bettering our community.

Greater Rochester Chamber will present the award at the in-person IGNITE celebration at the Genesee Valley Club on Wednesday, August 11 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.


The 2021 Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award finalists are:


A selection committee consisting of a diverse group of professional leaders from the Rochester and Finger Lakes business community determined the finalists and recipient based upon submitted nominations.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy said, "This year's Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award finalists exemplify the strong, powerful, and community-minded generation of young leaders that is emerging in every corner of Greater Rochester. We are proud that IGNITE recognizes those that have lit a spark which continues to burn brightly within our community. Through professional success, service, and leadership, these young people are making our region a better place. We look forward to celebrating all that they have and will continue to achieve."

Registration for the August 11 IGNITE event, featuring a keynote address from 2020 Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award winner Nicole VanGorder, is currently open, and sponsorships are available to help support our young leaders. Learn more at bit.ly/ROC_IGNITE21.