Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce

Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation


MISSION STATEMENT:

 

To encourage Greece economic development by providing financial assistance to those individuals or organizations who will promote business in Greece. 

 

The Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation (GCCF) was created in 2002 to encourage further economic development in Greece.  Over the last 15 years, the Foundation has funded a variety of businesses and individuals who have ties to the Greece Community.

 

Investing in the Next Generation

GCCF has invested in a number of educationally based development opportunities.  These range from supporting

entrepreneurial training opportunities in conjunction with the University of Rochester to assisting with the Greece Continuing Education’s Bridges program to train and certify students in customer service techniques.  The Foundation holds strong ties to the three school districts that serve Greece and is particularly interested in supporting business related programs that will encourage this generation of students to build their businesses right here in Greece.

 

Employee Training Grants

According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses  pay more than 45% of the total U.S. private payroll, have generated 60-80% of net new jobs annually over the last decade and represent about 99.7% of all employer firms.  GCCF recognizes the importance of small business not only on our national economy but also right here in Greece. That is why we have created an Employee Training Grant for local small businesses.  These grants ($1,000 and less) will allow these companies to access training that they might not otherwise have been able to secure for their employees. 

 

These companies are investing in their employees and the Greece Community. To apply for a matching training grant contact Sarah Lentini. Email: sarah@greecechamber.org.

 


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Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation

 

Board of Directors

 

 

Officers

 

President

Michael A. Mordenga

The Victors Gymnastics, Inc.

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Vice President

Sarah Lentini

Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Immediate Past President

Kyle VanPutte

VanPutte Gardens

 

Secretary

Anne Loria

Bryant & Stratton College

 

Treasurer

Gil Cooper

Bud & Cooper Consultants

 

 

 

Additional Directors

 

John Cirella

ESL Federal Credit Union

 

Donald Felter

The Village | Rochester Regional Health

 

Russell Herman

Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore

 

Jay Wilmot

The Mall at Greece Ridge

 

Christopher Johnston

EFPR Group

 

Bonnie Kuppinger

Kuppinger Realty

 

William Selke

Town of Greece

 

Delbert Smith

Delbert J. Smith CPA

 

Eugene Welch, Esq.

Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch

 

 


 

Past Grant Recipients

 

  • Greece Performing Arts Society
  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy at Athena High School
  • Greece Continuing Education - Customer Service Certificate Program
  • Internships at local businesses - VanPutte Gardens, Wehner Mower, American Custom Exteriors & Interiors
  • Bridging the Gap - Olympia High School entrepreneurial program
  • New Teachers Luncheon - in conjunction with Greece Rotary Foundation
  • "Refresh" Leadership Training - Greece School District
  • Arcadia High School Study Abroad student - Julie Marie Kuppinger Scholarship Recipient
  • St. John Fisher Study Abroad student - Julie Marie Kuppinger Scholarship Recipient
  • Michael W. Bliss Trust - Race on the Ridge 2008 & 2009 Recipient
  • Matching Training Funds - Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services, Inc.
  • Matching Training Funds - Lollypop Farms

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