As part of its mission to support a thriving community, the Chamber hosts a variety of Community Celebrations. These premier events help connect different stakeholders through high-quality programming to support and celebrate the growth and vibrancy of the Rochester community.
The Chamber offers a variety of programs that are intended to foster member to member connection, help with lead generation, develop greater community engagement and development, and focus on adding important value to Chamber member and sponsors.
Leadership Greater Rochester
Since 1987, Leadership Greater Rochester has been propelling leaders in the community to further be inspired connected and enlightened. This program offers businesses the opportunity to invest in their employee's leadership development and continued growth.
NOTE: The application deadline for the 2021 program has been extended to the end of December 2020.
Through a combination of grassroots organizing, advocacy, strategic communications, and programming, the Chamber's Public Affairs activities are laser-focused on five strategic objectives in 2020: reducing the cost of doing business in Rochester and Olmsted County, strengthening the workforce supply, promoting small business growth, minimizing the impact of public works projects on businesses, and highlighting energy cost savings and sustainability.
Government Affairs Committee
The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping its members hire talented, skilled employees. Through a high touch, high tech strategy, the Chamber offers a variety programs, tools, and resources which help address members short- and long-term workforce needs.
Current Workforce Development Programs
Community Training Opportunities
The Chamber is connected with a variety of organizations in the greater Rochester area who offer a variety of training and engagement opportunities geared towards businesses of all sizes.