Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award

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The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award honors young professionals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for others to follow.


The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award applicant between the age of 21 – 40 years must meet each of the following three criteria to apply for this award:

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP: Demonstrates excellence and leadership in their business or profession

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Gives back to the larger community by their contribution and/or support

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: Awards/Honors received for their work and contribution to the greater Rochester business community

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

Learn more about past winners:

Inaugural IGNITE Award Winner: Taren Greenidge, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

2nd Annual IGNITE Award Winner: Nicole VanGorder, Upstate Special Needs Planning


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The Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award Selection Committee pre-screens nominations to ensure all required information is included. A group of finalists is determined based on the award criteria and supporting documentation provided in the application package. Final selection of the Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award winner is made by a Selection Committee consisting of a diverse group of leaders from the Greater Rochester business community.

For more information, email Events and Affiliate Liaison Cassidy Franklin or call (585) 256-4665.

The 2021 Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award recipient will be announced at:

Event: 3rd Annual Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award Celebration
Date: August, 11, 2021 • 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Genesee Valley Club

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