IGNITE Future Leaders Award

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the inaugural IGNITE Future Leaders Award, a program that honors young professionals between the ages of 21 to 40 years for professional leadership, community service, and personal and professional achievements. The goal is to recognize and celebrate Rochester’s future leaders who strive to be a positive influence in bettering our community.

IGNITE FUTURE LEADERS AWARD CRITERIA AND NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

The IGNITE Future Leaders Award applicant or nominee between the age of 21 – 40 years as of June 13, 2019 must meet each of the following three criteria to apply for this award:

  1. PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP: Demonstrates excellence and leadership in their business or profession
  2.  COMMUNITY SERVICE: Gives back to the larger community by their contribution and/or support
  3. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: Awards/Honors received for their work and contributions to the Greater  Rochester business community

Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by members of the business community, friends, or family.  The information submitted should support the award criteria of achievement, community service, and recognition received for work in the Greater Rochester area.  Nominations may include up to four additional supporting documents (i.e. articles, publications, recommendation letters, resume, etc.)  Only online nomination submissions will be accepted.

Click here for the Rochester Chamber IGNITE Future Leaders Award Frequently Asked Questions

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Monday, May 13, 2019

For more information, email Rochester Chamber Sr. Manager, Marketing and Engagement Shannon Ealy or call (585) 256-4658. 

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THE SELECTION PROCESS

The IGNITE Future Leaders Award nominations will be pre-screened to ensure all the required information is included. A group of finalists is determined based on the award criteria and supporting documentation provided in the nomination package. Final selection of the 2019 IGNITE Future Leaders Award recipient is made by a selection committee consisting of a diverse group of professional leaders from the business community. 

For more information, email Rochester chamber Sr. Manager, Marketing and Engagement Shannon Ealy or call (585) 256-4658. 

The 2019 IGNITE Future Leaders Award Recipient will be announced:

Event:             Inaugural IGNITE Young Professional Award

Date:               Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Location:         Arbor at the Port, 1000 North River St., Rochester

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