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About Driving Business Growth

The Small Business Council of Rochester has so much to offer entrepreneurs, small business owners, and senior managers – any local business professionals who want to expand their relationships, improve their businesses, celebrate business success, and support the local community.

Today more than 250 individual and corporate members have access to more than 15 different programs and events held annually by the Small Business Council which has made the SBC one of the most respected and sought after business organizations in the Rochester region.


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Event Calendar

Boot Camp: Business Without Walls: How to Stay Virtual in the Real World
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Sarah Compter, SYNACT, Inc.

If 80% of success is showing up, how can small business owners embrace the virtual workplace? Whether you're making the leap to hire your first employee or …

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2019 SBC Headliner
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Join Us for the 2019 SBC Headliner Event!

SBC’s President Ray Isaac will moderate a panel conversation with Wayne Holly, CEO of Sage Rutty and Jack Doyle, CEO of Doyle Security (3rd speaker of …

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SBC's Summer Social at Oak Hill
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Boot Camp: Using Assessments for Leading, Hiring and Building Your Team
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Andrew Brady, The XLR8 Team, Inc.

We all know that the "soft" skills aren't really soft...they're hard! Develop an understanding of your leadership and communication style and how …

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2019 Business Person Of The Year Celebration Luncheon
10:45 am to 1:30 pm


The Small Business Council of Rochester will host its annual Celebration Luncheon – one of the region’s largest business networking events – to recognize exceptional business leaders …

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Boot Camp: Be Your Own In- House Counsel: Think Like A Lawyer
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Jeffrey Harradine, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP

Of the many hats worn by a small business owner, spotting potential legal issues could be one of the most important. As …

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SBC Social


Check out our 2019 Boot Camp dates and speakers. Our professional development Boot Camps are specifically targeted to small business owners and senior managers to assist them in the growth of their businesses. This popular educational forum covers a broad spectrum of business issues, including: financial, human resources, sales, marketing, and more. Each Boot Camp begins with a half hour networking session followed by a one hour Boot Camp program Download 2019 Boot Camp Calendar 


Thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses across the Rochester business community, the Small Business Council of Rochester was able to ensure a Happy Thanksgiving for local families in need! FINAL NUMBERS ARE IN...3,425 total food boxes, $17,000 in monetary donations, 24 local organizations supported!

What Our Members Are Saying

"I had no idea the dividends being part of the SBC would pay personally and professionally. Not only have I developed personal friendships, I have generated new client relationships. Our company would not have experienced the same level of success without our membership in the SBC."

Tim Mason
President and CEO, Mason Marketing LLC and Mason Digital LLC.

"The Small Business Council is a fantastic resource! Having been an owner of several businesses, and now a consultant, I should have joined years ago! In the few months since I joined, your speakers provided best of class sales techniques from Worldleaders, critical cyber security information from IV4, and valuable applicant testing tools from Hunter Ross. Michelle Robert’s talk on branding resulted in changing my own marketing approach."

Richard D. Castle Jr. 
R.D.Castle Associates

Meet SBC Member Sarah Compter

Sarah Compter knows a thing or two about wearing many hats. As President and Owner of SYNACT, Inc., Sarah works with her team to provide all-inclusive CRM solutions customized to clients’ unique business processes. As a new member of the SBC, Sarah has already made an impact, using her expertise to give back to the local business community.

Learn why Sarah feels The Small Business Council of Rochester is important to her business.