Rochester Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has partnered with a U.S. Chamber of Commerce national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.

Rochester Chamber plans to join a U.S. Chamber national town hall event Thursday, June 25 where business and community leaders plan to discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy said, “We fully realize that one conversation is not enough. In fact, a million conversations are not enough. We need action. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is committed to continue creating, supporting, and leading efforts long after now. The onus is on us to set an example for the business community in our region, and we have recommitted ourselves to doing just that.”

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Sandra Clark said, “The moral case for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is indisputable, and there’s overwhelming evidence that greater diversity benefits the American economy, businesses, communities, and employees. We are proud to partner with Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce on this initiative and help develop a robust plan of action.”

Along with participating in the national town hall, Rochester Chamber plans to work as part of the U.S. Chamber initiative to host local and industry dialogs.