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2022-23 Sessions:

Orientation: Activating Leaders | August 25, 2022
Leadership Retreat | September 15-16
Exploring our Economic Ecosystem | October 13
Community Impact Project (CIP) | November 17 Engaging with Local/Regional Government | December 15
Arts, Culture, & Humanities | January 19, 2023
Building a Sustainable Community | February 16
Workforce and Talent | March 16
Exploring Public Safety | April 20
Launching Leaders | May 18                                          LGR Graduation | May 23

*Dates may be subject to change.

Inspire | Connect | Enlighten

Program Overview

Leadership Greater Rochester is the Chamber's premier leadership development program. Since 1987, this program has propelled leaders in the community to further be inspired, connected and enlightened. The 1,000+ alumni who have graduated from LGR have gone on to serve in various civic, community, and business leadership positions. The LGR network stretches across the community, present in almost every sector.

This 10-month program immerses three dozen leaders in sessions examining everything from economic development and the local arts scene, to workforce development and building a sustainable community. Through enriching conversations, behind-the-scenes tours, and work on the Community Impact Project, the LGR experience builds lifelong relationships and provides opportunities for business and community leaders to shape and contribute to the fabric of the greater Rochester area.

Small Business Leader Scholarship

The Chamber is proud to partner with Broadway Plaza to offer the Leadership Greater Rochester Small Business Leader Scholarship. This scholarship is worth 75% of the full program tuition ($1,300) and will be awarded on a competitive basis to an eligible and deserving small business candidate. In order to qualify, the candidate must apply to the 2021 program in full faith and meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Own, operate, or work at a small business
  • The business must be a member of the Rochester Area Chamber
  • The business must not have more than 15 employees

Class of 2023 Recipient: Kaitlyn Glasswell, Boys & Girls Club of Rochester

2022-2023 Leadership Greater Rochester Sponsors 

Presenting Sponsor  Mayo Clinic
Graduation Sponsor  Think Bank
Program Sponsors Rochester Area Foundation
  RSP
  WSB
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