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About Driving Business 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.


New SBC Offering

Simon Business CEO Roundtable Series


Event Calendar

Boot Camp: Using Technology To Administer Employee Benefits & Drive Employee Retention
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Adam Clouden, Lawley Insurance


Learn about different technology options available for you and your organization and how they can help you administer your plans and drive …

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2018 Business Person Of The Year Celebration Luncheon
10:45 am to 1:30 pm

The Small Business Council of Rochester will host its annual Celebration Luncheon – one of the region’s largest business networking events – to recognize exceptional business leaders who have …

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Boot Camp: The Life Cycle of a Business.
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Matt Pineo, Harris Beach, PLLC

This presentation will walk the audience through the process of starting a business, addressing issues like choosing the legal entity structure and …

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Boot Camp: Understandable, Fun & Practical Approach to Leadership
7:45 am to 9:00 am

Presenter: Bob Freese, Opportunity Group, Inc.


A refreshingly simple look at leadership. Something you can take back and share, because it makes sense. This model has emerged over six …

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SBC Social

2018 SBC Backpack Give Back Program- Final Numbers!

We finally have a total count for our 2018 SBC Backpack Giveback! With the help of so many giving companies and individuals, we were able to donate a total of 1, 220 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 2018 SBC Thanksgiving Drive! A huge thank you to The Salvation Army for assisting us with turning our donations into additional bags!

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce presents to you a complimentary new series called Chamber Counsel: Legal Insights for Small to Mid-Size Companies.

This series is focused on how to enhance the growth of small to mid-size businesses through informed analysis and management of legal issues.  In each session, an expert attorney educates attendees on an important legal topic that is essential to the future of their organization.  This is a great opportunity for small to mid-size companies to learn how to be prepared and take steps now to avoid legal pitfalls down the road.  The Chamber Counsel event series is complimentary for all businesses with Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce members receiving priority registration. Click Here to Sign Up    

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.

"The Small Business Council is a fantastic resource! Having been an owner of several businesses, and now a consultant, I should have joined years ago! In the few months since I joined, your speakers provided best of class sales techniques from Worldleaders, critical cyber security information from IV4, and valuable applicant testing tools from Hunter Ross. Michelle Robert’s talk on branding resulted in changing my own marketing approach."

Richard D. Castle Jr. 
R.D.Castle Associates

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.