The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce delivers an array of programs that cover local, state, and federal issues pertaining to business growth, development, and success. From legislative forums to local policy conversations, these events help members identify public policy issues affecting their businesses and how to effectively plan and take appropriate action.
Public Affairs Programming
Eggs and Issues is a quarterly event held at the Rochester Area Golf and Country Club focusing on local business issues while featuring elected officials from the city council, county commission, city administration, and other local municipal agencies. Attendees are able to network, enjoy a delicious breakfast, and ask questions of the participants.
Community Matters is a public affairs series which examines issues that will affect the Rochester community as a whole. Past Community Matters Events have addressed the region's transportation needs, featured an expert panel on workforce development, and have reviewed the DMC EDA initiative and its desired outcomes.
Day at the Capitol is an annual event which provides Chamber members with direct access to state lawmakers and executive branch officials to convey business perspectives and advocate for pro-business policies. In addition to an advocacy training, attendees also enjoy transportation up to the capitol in a luxury coach bus, are assigned to numerous legislator meetings, and are able to sit in on a hearing covering a business-related topic or issue.