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Who We Are


The Small Business Council of Rochester (SBC), an affiliate of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, has a lot to offer businesses in the Greater Rochester area. Led by an entirely volunteer but dedicated group of Rochester’s small business leaders, the Small Business Council of Rochester is committed to providing Rochester’s business community with programs to help local business leaders, and their businesses, grow and prosper – both personally and professionally.



It begins with a comprehensive portfolio of educational programs covering marketing, human resources, information technology, finance, and more – providing you with new and innovative ideas, strategies and practical tools to take back and implement in your business.



The Small Business Council, in partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce hosts their Business Person of the Year awards annually.  This program recognizes small business leaders who have demonstrated success in both civic and professional areas, specifically in the areas of growth, leadership, achievement, and community service. Candidates are nominated by their peers and an independent committee reviews applications and selects finalists. The Business Person of the Year awards program celebrates the ultimate recipients in each their categories. This event has evolved into one of the premier networking and business recognition events in Greater Rochester region.



SBC of Rochester, in partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, also hosts several business Networking Events that provide you with the opportunity to meet with local business people to share current issues and discuss opportunities with company leaders from throughout the Rochester area. These events help you broaden your business relationships, learn strategies for success from peers in other businesses, and have a little fun along the way.



A key initiative of the SBC of Rochester is to give back to the community that has served us so well through our flagship SBC Cares programs. Over the years, SBC Cares has expanded from our annual Thanksgiving food drive that delivers in excess of 3,000 food boxes to organizations serving local families in need, to including the SBC Cares Backpack Giveback.

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