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Mission & Values

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is the trusted partner for businesses and non-profits in Greater Rochester, New York.

From tireless advocacy to resources, information, and support, we connect organizations to success and drive the economic vitality of the Finger Lakes region.

In 1887, Rochester area business leaders came together in the spirit of progress and innovation in our region. They formed the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, understanding that a collective voice had far more power to create change than their individual efforts.

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As a collaborator and convener, we bring civic, business, and community leaders together to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and create opportunities.

As a trusted advocate, we speak on behalf of Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes businesses and influence policy to create an environment where prosperity can be shared by all.

Our expert team is plugged into critical resources, people and information in order to lead, support, and monitor key initiatives on behalf of our members and community.


Our Values

Inclusion: We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging aren’t buzzwords  – they are our game-changing competitive advantage.

Passion: We are brave, bold and daring. We bring new ideas and solutions. We lead with inspiration, courage and vision.

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable for delivering on our promises and doing what we say we will do.

Collaboration: We seek out others' perspectives. We lift our team members up. We demonstrate respect, excellence and kindness always.

Customer Commitment: We strive to excite, wow and amaze our partners, members and customers with unparalleled service. We win together.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Greater Rochester is a diverse community, and that diversity is our strength.

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is committed to creating an economy that is built on the ingenuity, intelligence, and involvement of all of its residents – not just some.

In order to reach our maximum potential, we must ensure that every person in our community has unimpeded access to economic opportunities.

Through the adoption of inclusive practices and equitable policies, we can establish a 21st century economy where organizational equity produces diversity at every level, and equality of opportunity for all is a defining feature.

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