Rochester Chamber Welcomes Claudia Burcke as Economic Development and Grants Specialist

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Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Claudia Burcke to our team in the newly created position of Economic Development and Grants Specialist.  Claudia has a great deal of economic development and grant experience as well as many strong relationships in those fields across The Finger Lakes region, having previously served in a similar capacity at Greater Rochester Enterprise.  She is also an ATHENA Young Professional Award recipient.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy said, "Rochester Chamber has entered the economic development front as a way to reinforce our mission of helping members grow and stay in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.  The additional resource of Claudia brings a customized approach to focus on our members' specific business needs and challenges and to identify available economic development incentive programs and grants that may help meet those needs."

Burcke said, “My goal is to bring added value to Rochester Chamber members by connecting them with resources that they may not even know existed.  Many times, people are not sure where to turn or who to call first.  I am very happy to serve our members as that go-to person for economic development incentives and grant questions.”  

Rochester Chamber has added economic development as one more important member benefit to go along with our already strong services of advocacy, staffing, background screening, networking events, HR services, insurance, and more

Rochester Chamber members are welcome to email Claudia at or call (585) 256-4652 to set up an appointment to talk about needs and expectations for the future.  Organizations interested in becoming members to access this and other benefits may contact Rochester Chamber Membership Director Kevin Donahue at or (585) 256-4651.

Click here to visit the Rochester Chamber Economic Development and Grant Support webpage.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce passionately serves, promotes, and advocates for members in order to bring economic prosperity to our Finger Lakes region.