sbc cares about growth

The Small Business Council of Rochester has so much to offer entrepreneurs, small business owners, and senior managers – any local business professionals who want to expand their relationships, improve their businesses, celebrate business success, and support the local community.

Today more than 250 individual and corporate members have access to more than 15 different programs and events held annually by the Small Business Council which has made the SBC one of the most respected and sought after business organizations in the Rochester region.


Event Calendar

Boot Camp: Succession Planning for the Small Business
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Sean Jensen & Philip Burke, Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP

Succession Planning is good business. But developing a strategy to transfer your business to the next generation of leadership …

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2017 SBC Cares Thanksgiving Appeal
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! SBC member and non-member companies work together to provide food boxes to hundreds of Rochester families in need. Again this year we’re looking to feed more than 3,000 families.

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Boot Camp: Lending for Business Growth
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Bert Brinkerhoff, M&T Bank

Attendees will: - Receive an overview of commercial lending  - Learn about the loan application and decision process  - Become more …

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SBC Social

2018 Boot Camp Series RFP

After another successful Boot Camp Series to date in 2017, the leadership team at the SBC has begun its plans for the 2018 Series. We are looking for any interested and engaging presenters to respond to the attached RFP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 29th, 2017.


2017 SBC Backpack Give Back Program- Final Numbers!

We finally have a total count for our 2017 SBC Backpack Giveback! With the help of so many giving companies and individuals, we were able to donate a total of 1, 112 backpacks to 14 local organizations! We are so thankful for everyone's help and we look forward to seeing what we can do for our 2017 SBC Thanksgiving Drive! A huge thank you to The Salvation Army for assisting us with turning our donations into additional bags!  

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What Our Members Are Saying

"I had no idea the dividends being part of the SBC would pay personally and professionally. Not only have I developed personal friendships, I have generated new client relationships. Our company would not have experienced the same level of success without our membership in the SBC."

Tim Mason
President and CEO, Mason Marketing LLC and Mason Digital LLC.

Meet SBC Member Sarah Compter

Sarah Compter knows a thing or two about wearing many hats. As President and Owner of SYNACT, Inc., Sarah works with her team to provide all-inclusive CRM solutions customized to clients’ unique business processes. As a new member of the SBC, Sarah has already made an impact, using her expertise to give back to the local business community.

Learn why Sarah feels The Small Business Council of Rochester is important to her business.