Chamber Membership Works—Member Testimonials!
“I truly enjoy being a part of the Greece Chamber. I think that they put on many wonderful events that I have met many contacts through. It is a wonderful way to network and see other businesses in the Rochester Area come together!” -Nicole Petix, Ticket Sales Manager, Rochester Americans
“As a small business owner, I like to stay in tune with current events, especially those in our local and state government. At the recent Greece Chamber Eggs & Issues breakfast, Assemblyman Bill Reilich discussed many of our concerns regarding health care and labor. He also addressed several “tough” questions posed by the attendees. Attending Eggs & Issues provides a great opportunity to stay informed and meet with local government representatives such as Assemblyman Reilich, and previous guest speakers US Congressman Chris Lee, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, and Town of Greece Supervisor John Auberger. And by the way, the breakfast at Red Fedele’s Brook House was great too!”
- Mike West, President/Owner of West Fire Systems, Inc.
“We have found that the advertising opportunities, being able to brand with the Chamber, the ability to reach out through promotional mailers, and attending and sponsoring events has been very beneficial to our business. The benefit of getting to know members and business owners in the community has been phenomenal and there are so many networking opportunities. Belonging to the Greece Chamber has been very positive for us!”
-Michael Tracz & Shane Riley, New York Life
“Being a member of the Greece Chamber is a great opportunity to meet influential business people in the town of Greece and a great way to expand your network!” -Anthony Ricci, Business Banking Relationship Manager, M & T Bank
“The Greece Chamber staff brings a positive attitude to the table. Each member of the staff has both excellent work and people skills. They are upscale and you are always greeted with a smile. They are refreshing and a pleasure to do business with!” -Frank Borrelli, owner of Borrelli Travel Services
“Bryant & Stratton is a proud sponsor of a variety of Chamber events. Doing so has been a great way to promote the college while demonstrating our solid commitment to the Greece Community.” -Marc Ambrosi, Director of Greece Campus,
Bryant & Stratton College
Joining the Greece Chamber of Commerce has been invaluable to the Homewood Suites Greece. In addition to taking part in our Grand Opening Gala the Chamber hosts numerous networking opportunities, each month throughout the year. These events assist in growing our business, by enabling us to develop relationships with other local professionals. Networking is critical for marketing our business and I feel fortunate to be part of a Chamber of Commerce that promotes this ideal. –Vina Platania-Crandall, Director of Sales, Homewood Suites
The Greece Chamber bi-monthly Eggs & Issues breakfast is a member benefit that I really enjoy. The event gives people the opportunity to hear different governmental speakers. It is more like a small town meeting with personal and in-depth conversations that you don’t read about in the paper. They present the issues that are at hand in our community. I walk away
learning something new whether it is from the business or residential perspective.” -Chrissy Andrews, Communications & Marketing Director, YMCA of Greater Rochester - Northwest Family Branch
“I have spent a lot of advertising dollars doing various types of promotions and advertising. Some have been really expensive, and some not so pricey. The Greece Chamber offered Rochester Travel Group varied networking opportunities, marketing vehicles, training sessions on a variety of relative topics, advertising venues and business exposure, and opportunities to meet and share business strategies with other business owners and managers like myself. While 2010 was the most successful year Rochester Travel Group has enjoyed, there is always room for growth and education in 2011. The Greece Chamber offered the Agency ways to grow and learn at a very affordable rate. It certainly is a great value for any local business.” –Diane Celento, Rochester Travel Group, Inc.
“Bidders Guide Publications joined the Chamber in 2008 and it has been a great resource for our business. We had looked at other Chambers in the area, some were less costly but we soon realized you get what you pay for. Greece was by far the best fit for our company. They are very active in Greece providing great networking, educational and support to the community. Thank you for all the hard work you do, it shows!” -Mike Knox, President of Bidders Guide Publications
“Being a member of the Greece Chamber for the last 8 years has proven to be one of the best decisions I have made. The Greece Chamber offers a wide variety of information and networking options that have proved to be a positive impact in my business. I hope to continue my partnership with the Greece Chamber for many more years to come!” -Jackie Wilke, Account Executive with Toshiba Business Solutions
“I love the Greece Chamber because everyone is "family" there. There is a great sense of community through networking, and through sharing ideas with other small business owners in the community.” –Debbie Best, Avon Representative
“The Villages at Unity is a proud sponsor of Greece Chamber events such as Eggs & Issues breakfast meetings, First Friday Networking, Chamber luncheon meetings, or enclosing a flyer sent to Greece Chamber members. This is a tremendous opportunity to promote Unity's housing services. We encourage Chamber members to use these various channels of communication in representing your products or services. You will be pleased with the results.” –Ed Pero, Director of Sales & Marketing Unity Senior Housing
“Over the past several years, I've benefited measurably from the services provided by the Greece Chamber of Commerce. Membership in this organization has been an essential tool in growing fruitful business relationships and expanding my network. It's been great return on the investment, and it just keeps getting better.” –Jerry Grundman, Vice President, The BrandBuilder Company
“Being a Greece Chamber member has many great advantages. The monthly flyer reaches close to 800 members for a reasonable fee. I would highly recommend the use of this flyer. I can easily attribute several job leads from this avenue of advertising.” -Joe Sangiorgi, Owner of ServPro of NW Monroe County
“The Greece Chamber of Commerce Power Networking Luncheon provided a great chance to network with other members in the community within a very reasonable time frame. It gave me the chance to contribute to others who were networking by providing them with information about the insurance industry they may not have known. In the few days since the luncheon, we have used the services of one person we met at the event, and we have recommended the services of another company that attended this event to a client of ours. And that is just for starters. As I was awarded the chance to comment in the D&C, I said, "It's a real value. How often do you get a chance to touch this number of people in a matter of minutes?" I would highly recommend this event.” –Colleen McDermott, Account Executive at Urbanski Insurance Agency, Inc.
“The main reason I like the Greece Chamber is that there are always plenty of events and people with whom I can network. The Chamber members are always willing to help one another with business needs and answer any questions. -Patrick Brennan, Owner of Hydrojet Power Washing
"Greece Chamber of Commerce is an ACTIVE & VITAL organization in our community!! Thank you for providing great opportunities for our business and others in education, community outreach and networking! !!" - Keith & Wendy Rockcastle, Rockcastle Florist