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Greece Chamber Regional Presentation Luncheon                   

Governor Andrew Cuomo's State-of-the-State,

2016-17 Executive Budget, and 

New Upstate Revitalization Initiative

 

Sponsored by:

 

Rochester Marriott Hotel

Monday, February 8th 

11:45 am - 1:30pm

Click Here for more details or to register

 

Keynote:

Howard Zemsky

President & CEO of NYS Empire State Development and

Commissioner, NYS Department of Economic Development

 

Commissioner Zemsky will be joined by his regional director:

Vincent Esposito, Regional Director of Empire State Development and Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council

2016 Greece Chamber of Commerce Greater Greece Greater Monroe County Map

The All New

2016 Greece Chamber

Greater Greece/Monroe County Maps Now Available in Print & Online

 

 

 

 

Be sure to stop by the Greece Chamber of Commerce for a print copy of the all new 2016 Greece Chamber Greater Greece/Monroe County map. The new map is full color, bordered by advertisements from many local businesses that support the Greater Greece/Greater Rochester community. 

 

CLICK HERE to view map online.

 

Cover photo courtesy of James Montanus, Montanus Photography.

 

Greece Chamber UK by Rail 2016 TripBook Greece Chamber Travel Destinations Early & Save

UPCOMING TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS

Greece Chamber Board Room, 2402 West Ridge Road

 

The Jewels of Northern Italy - March 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Discovering Poland - March 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Costa del Sol & The Portuguese Riviera -

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm

NEW TRIPS JUST ADDED

Antarctica - Information Session - March 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm

 

WE ARE ALWAYS ADDING NEW DESTINATIONS

 View All of the Greece Chamber Travel Packages...  

Greece Chamber of Commerce 2015 Small Business Awards Logo

THE GREECE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CONGRATULATES THE

2015 SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Presenting Sponsor: GRB

Media Sponsor: Democrat & Chronicle Media Group

 

 

2015 Small Business of the Year

Critic's on the Mall

2015 Microenterprise of the Year

Danc'letics of Rochester 

 

CLICK HERE to read more event details...

 

 

 

 

 

News...

 

 

Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP logo

Greece Chamber Regional Presentation Luncheon

 

Rochester Marriott Hotel

Monday, February 8th 

11:45 am - 1:30pm

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo's State-of-the-State, 2016-17 Executive Budget, and New Upstate Revitalization Initiative 

  

Keynote:

Howard Zemsky, President & CEO of NYS Empire State Development and Commissioner, NYS Department of Economic Development

 

See Link to Commissioner Zemsky's Biography Below:
http://esd.ny.gov/AboutUs/Leadership.html

 

Commissioner Zemsky will be joined by his regional director:

Vincent Esposito, Regional Director of Empire State Development and Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council

 

A special thanks to Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP for sponsoring this event.

 

The cost to attend is $22 for Greece Chamber members and $32 for the general public.  

 

CLICK HERE to for complete details and to register.

   

NEW 2016 Greece Chamber of Commerce Map: Greater Greece/Monroe County Now Available in Print & Online

 

Be sure to stop by the Greece Chamber of Commerce for a print copy of the all new 2016 Greece Chamber Greater Greece/Monroe County map. The new map is full color, bordered by advertisements from many local businesses that support the Greater Greece/Greater Rochester community. 

 

CLICK HERE to view map online.

Cover photo courtesy of James Montanus, Montanus Photography. 

   
 

Greece Chamber of Commerce

Position Statement: Proposed New York State Minimum Wage Increase

January 15, 2016 

 

The Greece Chamber of Commerce has serious concerns regarding New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent proposed increase in minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from the newest increase to $9 an hour, which just went into effect on December 31, 2015. Increasing minimum wage by more than 60%, especially on the heels of an increase each year for the last three years, is dramatic and unreasonable, creating a heavy burden for both small and large businesses and making it likely that they will cut back on employment in order to manage this significant payroll expense increase.

 

While we strongly support fair wages and the creation of good-paying jobs, and support the Governor’s desire to make sure that workers in New York State earn a living wage, we see the potential for this legislation to ultimately hurt businesses and, by extension, their employees. Certainly, a $15 minimum wage in New York State, compared to a $7.25 minimum wage nationally, will also add to the business expenses that make our state less competitive when trying to retain and attract businesses.

 

Given the precarious nature of our local and regional economy and the continued exodus of business and population from our urban areas, this is a particularly bad moment for imposing yet another expensive government mandate that costs localities and the private sector significant dollars with no government assistance or relief to soften the blow. 

 

The Greece Chamber of Commerce calls for a more reasonable and gradual phasing in of future minimum wage increases, along with broader public input, consideration of significant cost of living variances across our state – particularly between downstate and upstate –  and a more fully developed plan to help businesses and employers manage the complexities of increasing wages for lower-level jobs, which typically require a rethinking and restructuring of organizational salaries across the board to create pay equity for employees inside each organization.  We need to help employers plan for costs and economic shifts that – while aimed at jobs for entry-level, less skilled workers – ultimately impact every employer and employee. We need to find ways to create assistance and incentives for businesses to help them support a well-compensated, robust and competitive workforce.

   

Sarah E. Lentini 

President and CEO 

Greece Chamber of Commerce

 

Read more Greece Chamber of Commerce Position Statements:

 

Greece Chamber Position Statement on New York State Increase in Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

 

Greece Chamber Statement on Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Integrated Photonics  


   
 Greece Chamber Travel Program: UK by Rail in 2016

Creating Unforgettable Travel Experiences...

Visit Exciting Destinations in 2016-2017

The Greece Chamber of Commerce partners with some of the best travel companies, both nationally and internationally, to create unforgettable travel experiences. Some of the exciting destinations lined up for 2016 and 2017 include: Discovering Poland; UK by Rail; Antarctica; The Jewels of Northern Italy; Spain's Costa del Sol & The Portuguese Riviera.

 

Our trips are offered to both members and non-members. Please join us for any or all of the following free travel information sessions in the Greece Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 2402 West Ridge Road:

 

Wednesday, March 3rd

The Jewels of Northern Italy at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 9th

Discovering Poland at 5:30 pm

Antarctica at 6:30 pm

 

   
 Nextpert: Cultivating your network is vital

Check out this article in the Democrat & Chronicle

on the value of networking by

Greece Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Sarah Lentini.

Read the article.

   
Greece Chamber of Commerce 30th Annual Community Awards Logo designed by Pauleenanne Designs  Congratulations to the Greece Chamber 30th Annual Community Award Winners

The Democrat & Chronicle published an article on Thursday, April 23, 2015, featuring the Greece Chamber's 30th Annual Community Awards and Todd Schirmer from Northwest Savings Bank. Todd has been named the 2015 Business Person of the Year by the Greece Chamber of Commerce.

Read the article...   2015 Award Recipients

   
 Greece Chamber of Commerce Recipients of 2014 Rochester Chapter American Marketing Association 2014 Video/Audio Spot Pinnacle Award

Greece Chamber Congratulates Rochester Chapter American Marketing Association 2015 Pinnacle Award Nominees

In May 2014, the Greece Chamber of Commerce was so honored to be one of the recipients of the Rochester Chapter American Marketing Association's 2014 Pinnacle Awards, in the category of Video/Audio Spot for the Chamber's 2013 Taste of the Town event campaign. Receiving this award was very exciting and one of last year's highlights for us. The Greece Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate all of the 2015 Pinnacle Award recipients and to thank AMA for recognizing our regional marketers, businesses and organizations. Best of luck to everyone nominated this year.

 
   

2014 - 2015 Greece Community Guide

 

COMING SOON: All New 2016 Greece Chamber of Commerce Community Guide

 

Information about advertising opportunities for the all new 2016 Greece Chamber of Commerce Community Guide will be available soon.

 

If you are looking to learn more about Greece and what it has to offer the Greece Chamber Community Guide serves as a great resource. 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 information about the Greece Chamber of Commerce.

 

 


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Congratulations:

Edward Jones - Brian Drumm,

Financial Advisor

 

Greece Chamber Member Edward Jones - Brian Drumm, Financial Advisor Clelbrates Grand Opening of New East Ave. Rochester, NY Office

CLICK HERE

to view the Video.

Greece Chamber Member

Edward Jones - Brian Drumm,

Financial Advisor

Opens New Office at

2290 East Avenue

Rochester, NY

 

 

2016 Greece Chamber Map: Greece, NY & Monroe County: Photo courtesy of James Montanus, Montanus Photography

 

 

NEW 2016 GREECE

CHAMBER MAP

NOW AVAILABLE

Stop by the Greece

Chamber and pick up

a  copy of the brand new

2016 Greater Greece/

Monroe County Map

or CLICK HERE to

view it online.

 


GREECE CHAMBER

FEATURED

IN THE MEDIA

 

Greece Chamber

2015 Small Business Awards

featured in the

Democrat & Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.

com/story/money/business/2015

/11/12/greece-chamber-names-

its-businesses-year/

75473348/

 


 

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Greece Chamber Receives 2014 Video/Audio Spot Pinnacle Award from Rochester Chapter American Marketing Association

 

Greece Chamber of Commerce

Proud recipient of a

2014 Video/Audio Spot

Pinnacle Award from the

Rochester Chapter of the

American Marketing Association

 


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