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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

Decision Makers' Forum- In Search of Integrity
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join the Small Business Council of Rochester April 25th for an interactive and enlightening discussion on integrity. This will be highly engaging with ethical questions for the crowd and fun …

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Boot Camp: Key Factors in Valuation and Financials to Manage Your Small Business Investment
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenters: Brett Schrader & Maureen Rutecki, EFPR Group, LLP

Small business owners typically have 1/2 to 2/3 of their personal net worth tied up in their closely held businesses. …

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Boot Camp: Increase Sales, Boost Customer Retention, and Improve Profit Margins in Three Letters: C-R-M
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Sarah Compter, SYNACT, Inc.

Industry experts claim utilizing a CRM can increase sales by 29% and customer retention by 41%. With stats like these, no business - regardless of …

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Renee Tschetter Scholarship Golf Scamble and Fall Networking Dinner
11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Rochester’s Premier Small Business Golf, Networking and Dinner EventIt’s one of the most popular golf events of the year. Proceeds will support the Renee Tschetter Scholarship Fund which each …

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Boot Camp: Aligning People, Process and Strategy to Achieve Your Business' Goals
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Michael Caceci, Excellerated Performance, LLC

Small businesses face unprecedented challenges in today's economy.  In this economic environment, creating a culture in which …

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Boot Camp: Succession Planning for the Small Business
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Sean Jensen & Philip Burke, Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP

Succession Planning is good business. But developing a strategy to transfer your business to the next generation of leadership …

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SBC Social

SBC Biz Blitz '17

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Biz Blitz networking event at the Wintergarden. The Small Business Council of Rochester would like to express our appreciation for the support of all our sponsors and members who helped make this past year a success! The Biz Blitz '17 event was a great opportunity to network with small business owners, leaders, and senior managers from the local business community.

SBC Finalizes 2017 Bootcamp Schedule

The 2017 Small Business Council of Rochester Boot Camp Series features nine engaging presentations, facilitated by leading Rochester companies, covering a broad spectrum of business management topics of the highest importance to the local business community. Download our 2017 Bootcamp Brochure for more information. We hope to see you there!

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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.

Meet SBC Board Member John Raimondi

When John Raimondi told his friends he purchased Nifty Bar more than five years ago, his friends thought he was crazy. What did John know about running a bar? Little did they know that Nifty Bar was a company with an expertise in cutting and grinding metal products for diverse industries including automotive, healthcare and aerospace, and not in craft beers and chicken wings. Learn why John feels The Small Business Council of Rochester is important to his business.