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2014 Greece Chamber Small Business of the Year Awards2014 Small Business of the Year Award Luncheon

with Keynote Speaker E. Philip Saunders -

Rochester Marriott Airport 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

On Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Rochester Marriott Airport from 11:45am - 2:00pm the Greece Chamber will honor all small businesses and name the Greece Chamber's 2014 Small Business of the Year and 2014 Microenterprise of the Year at the prestiigious 2014 Small Business of the Year Award Luncheon. We hope that you will join us for this afternoon of celebration. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations are required.  click here.




Healthcare, Dental and Vision Insurance Open Enrollment Ends December 31, 2014

Healthcare, Dental & Vision Insurance Open Enrollment: 2015 Rates Available

The Greece Chamber of Commerce has access to a wide variety of healthcare, dental and vision insurance plans* for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations in a 13-county region. Let our Greece Chamber of Commerce insurance staff assist in navigating you through the range of insurance options available.  

Call Christine Sortino, Greece Chamber of Commerce Licensed broker at 585-227-7272 for information and 2015 insurance rates.

*all insurance plans are subject to underwriting review and approval 


Leadership Greece: Exclusively Through Your Greece Chamber 

2014 Greece Chamber Leadership Greece GraduatesLeadership is all about people, change & relationships. The Greece Chamber's Leadership Greece program is your road to achieving excellence as a leader! 52 leaders, future leaders and community involved individuals have already graduated from this program.

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"Leadership Greece was so much more than what I expected. The leadership development

sessions were outstanding and could be incorporated in the work place immediately." - Tom Barnes, Director of Operations

(pictured at the left: 2014 Leadership Greece Graduating Class at the Rochester Marriott Airport Hotel)




Christmas MarketsAnnouncing: Classic Christmas Markets!

Visit Germany, Austria & France: Dec. 4-12, 2014


Join the Greece Chamber & Collette Vacations as we travel to see the famed Christmas Markets "Christkindlesmarkt" of Central Europe. 


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Deb FoxCongratulations!

2014 Community Awards

The Greece Chamber is celebrating the "Stars of the Chamber" at the 29th Annual Community Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 23rd, 2014 at the Rochester Marriott Airport Hotel.


Business Person of the Year - Deborah L. Fox, DDS

Girlie Goodwin Citizen of the Year - Carol Tegas

William E. Selke Senior Citizens of the Year - Pat Bonacci & Patricia Peters

Educator of the Year - Anne Zengerle

First Responder of the Year - Howard R. Amo, Jr.

Spirit of the Chamber Award - Greece Special Police



California New Year's Getaway featuring the Tournament of Roses ParadeCalifornia New Year's Getaway

featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade

December 29, 2014 - January 2, 2015

Join the Greece Chamber of Commerce and Collette Vacations for our upcoming trip "California New Year's Getaway." The highlights of this excursion include Float Viewing, Bandfest, New Year's Eve Party, Legends in Concert Show AND...Tournament of Roses Parade. Optional 3-nite Las Vegas Tour can be added to the California New Year's Getaway for an additional fee.

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E. Philip Saunders to be Keynote Speaker at 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon

Thursday, November 6, 2014


E. Philip Saunders to Speak at 2014 Greece Chamber Small Business Award Luncheon 

Pictured above: E. Philip Saunders, Keynote Speaker for Chamber's 2014 Small Business Award Luncheon


The Greece Chamber of Commerce will hold a special luncheon on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Rochester Marriott Airport Hotel from 11:45am - 1:30pm to celebrate and honor all small businesses...And name Greece's 2014 Small Business of the Year and Microenterprise of the Year.


The Chamber is delighted to announce that E.Philip Saunders, one of the founders of Genesee Regional Bank (GRB). Mr. Saunders serves as Chairman of Genesee Regional Bank; he also chairs the boards of Valley Fuels and Paul Smith’s College.  Mr. Saunders also serves on the Board of Directors of American Rock Salt, Buckingham Properties, Lewis Tree, Passero Associates, NYS Trooper Foundation, Torvec Inc., Rochester Institute of Technology, Western New York Energy, and Young Entrepreneurs Academy.  He was formerly the Executive Vice President and Director of Ryder Systems, Owner/CEO of Econo-car International, and Owner/CEO of Richardson Foods Corporation.

Mr. Saunders is a past inductee of the Rochester Business Hall of Fame and is a recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from Paul Smith’s College.  He is also a member of the Livonia Central School Athletic Hall of Fame and the National Association of Travel Centers Hall of Fame. 

  Mr. Saunders is an icon in our business community. 


We hope that you will join us for this prestigous event. The cost to attend is $30 per person or $240 per table. A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Genesee Regional Bank and our Media Sponsor the Democrat & Chronicle Media Group for helping to make this event possible. 



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Explore Greece & Its Islands FREE Info Session

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

6:00pm - 7:00pm


Greece Chamber "Explore Greece & Its Islands" 2015 Trip 



The Greece Chamber is offering a FREE information session about our upcoming trip Exploring Greece & Its Islands featuring classical Greece, Mykonos and Santorini on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Greece Chamber Board Room (2402 West Ridge Road, behind Men's Wearhouse.) The upcoming group trip is scheduled for September 20, 2015 - October 4, 2015. Highlights of this exciting trip include: Athens, Taverna Dinner Show, The Acropolis, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, a cooking class, a Greek Dance class, Mycenae, winery and olive oil tour and tasting, and Ancient Akrotiri.


Receive a discount when you book before March 21, 2015. 


Greece Chamber travel information sessions are free but registration is recommended.


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2015 Health Care Insurance Rates Available

Open Enrollment runs now through December 31, 2014


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 The Greece Chamber provides access to many plans in a 13-county region. 


 The Greece Chamber of Commerce offers Medical, Dental and Vision insurance* for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations in a 13-county region (both on and off the Exchange.) We have over 20 years experience providing access to many healthcare plans.


In Monroe, Livingston Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates we offer plans through Excellus, MVP, Health Republic, New York State Health Exchange, and Guardian.


In Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties we offer plans through Univera and the New York State Health Exchange.


The 2015 rates are now available.


Call Janet Comfort at 585-227-7272 or email her at janet@greecechamber.org to set up an appointment with Chris Sortino. 


*All insurance plans subject to underwriting review and approval 

















 Greece Chamber Offers Trip to America's Music Cities


Chamber Feature's "America's Music Cities" Trip - March 15 - March 22, 2015

The Greece Chamber and Collette Vacations are offering a trip that music fans will remember for a very long time. "America's Music Cities" trip will feature Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville. This trip is scheduled for March 15 - March 22, 2015 and its highlights include: French Quarter, New Orleans School of Cooking, Swamp Tour, Graceland, Grand Ole Opry Show & Backstage Tour, Historic RCA Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, and Wildhorse Saloon. Learn more... 





 Holy Sepulchre Cemertary Holds First Friday Networking Breakfast


Greece Chamber First Friday Networking Breakfast - Friday, November 7, 2014

Northwest Savings Bank (860 Long Pond Road) will host the Greece Chamber's upcoming First Friday Networking Breakfast on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7:30am - 8:30am. First Fridays give local business owners and area professionals an opportunity to network before the workday begins. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to this FREE event!  Learn more...





 Greece Chamber Tech Tuesday Session


Greece Chamber Small Business Success Series - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Join us for a motivational sales training session. "Sales from the Inside...Out!" with proven sales experts Lesley Johnson Mosley and Michelle Freschette Ames from BeginAgain Marketing LLC. This exciting and informative 90-minute session will include the following topics: First impressions, How to make friends, Are you telling or selling?, and Closing the sale. The cost to attend this session is $15 for Greece Chamber members and $25 for non-members. Learn more...




 4th Annual Taste of the Town


Congratulations to Our People's Choice Award Winners

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 hundreds came out for the 2014 4th Annual Taste of the Town at the Greece Community & Senior Center. The event showcased some of the areas finest and favorites in local restaurants and food vendors. Attendees were each given a voting ballot to vote for the"Tstiest" in food and the "Most Creative" for the decorating of the booths. AND THE WINNERS ARE...The Original Crab Shack was named the "Tastiest" and Kneads and Wants "Most Creative." Thank you to all that participated in the event and congratulations to our winners!






 2014 - 2015 Greece Community Guide


2014 - 2015 Greece Community Guide

If you are looking to learn more about Greece and what it has to offer be sure to check out our new 2014 - 2015 Greece Community Guide. In it you'll find sections on shopping & dining, education, business & industry, the Town of Greece, a greece map, homes & living, pets, health & seniors, parks & recreation, upcoming events, a business directory, and of course information about YOUR Greece Chamber. View the guide...




 Small Business of the Year Logo 2014


Congratulations to the 2014 Small Business & Microenterprise of the Year Award Nominees! 

Each year the Greece Chamber of Commerce honors all small businesses and awards two enterprising firms whose innovative approach to business deserves special recognition! A prestigous luncheon is held in November honoring the finalists that have been selected for the Greece Chamber's Small Business of the Year Award and the Microenterprise of the Year Award. Winners are announced at the luncheon. This year we have 62 businesses that have been nominated. Small Business of the Year Presenting Sponsor: GRB (Genesee Regional Bank) and the Media Sponsor is Democrat & Chronicle. AND THIS YEAR'S NOMINEES ARE...





 Greece Chamber Exploring Greece & Its Islands Trip Sept 20, 2015 - Oct 4, 2015


Exploring Greece & Its Islands Trip Free Info Session - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Join the Greece Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Chamber Board Room (2402 West Ridge Road, behind Men's Wearhouse) for a FREE info session and learn all about our fabulous upcoming trip, Exploring Greece & Its Islands (featuring Classical Greece, Mykonos and Santorini.)


Trip Highlights: Athens, Taverna Dinner Show, The Acropolis, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Cooking Class, Greek Dance Class, Mycenae, Winery & Olive Oil Tour & Tasting, Mykonos, Santorini, Ancient Akrotiri. Book early and $AVE! Learn more...




New Chamber Sign



Chamber Offices Moves to 2402 West Ridge Road!

Now located behind Men's Wearhouse 

The Chamber office has moved to a brand new space located behind Men's Wearhouse.  2402 West Ridge Road is the new address.  Please stop by to visit the new location, and update your records. Thank you for your cooperation.




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New Member Benefit Announced

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