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Class of 2025 Sessions:

Orientation: Activating Leaders | August 29, 2024

Leadership Retreat | September 19-20

Exploring our Economic Ecosystem | October 10

Community Impact Project (CIP) | November 14

Engaging with Government | December 12

Workforce and Talent | January 16, 2025

Building a Sustainable Community | February 13

Arts, Culture, & Humanities | March 13

Exploring Public Safety | April 10

Flex Day - Weather Make Up | April 24

Launching Leaders | May 15

LGR Graduation | May 20


Dates may be subject to change.


Please reach out to Jonathon Krull at or 507-288-1122.

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The Premier Leadership Development Program

Since 1987, the Chamber's Leadership Greater Rochester (LGR) 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 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 of Commerce
  • The business must not have more than 15 employees


Class of 2025 Recipient: Cassandra Emmons with Hiawatha Homes

Class of 2024 Recipient: Jennifer Pinske, Family Service Rochester 

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

Class of 2022 Recipient: Katie Adelman, Rochester Downtown Alliance

Leadership Greater Rochester Sponsors for Class of 2025

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