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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

2018 Business Person Of The Year Celebration Luncheon
10:45 am to 1:30 pm
Business Person of The Year Celebration is almost SOLD OUT. Only a few single tickets left! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view …

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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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Biz Blitz 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

If you're re-energized, re-committed, and re-focused to make 2019 the best year yet, don't miss the SBC Biz Blitz '19. It's your chance to re-acquaint with owners, leaders, and senior managers from …

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Help Us Ensure A Happy Thanksgiving For More Than 3,000+ Families In The Rochester Area

This year, as we have over the past 23 years, the SBC is giving back to the community that has provided so much to us. The goal for the 2018 SBC Cares Thanksgiving Appeal is to provide more than 3,000 families with food boxes for Thanksgiving dinner.  Click Here to Learn More!

Finding Your Brand's Sweet Spot Ten Ingredients to Building A Successful Brand

Date: October 18th Time: 7:30-9:15 a.m.  Location: Five Star Bank - CityGate Branch Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small-to-midsize business, or someone who works to get a business recognized, before you can create an effective brand, you need to do some homework.  Identify what sets your brand apart, why you’re unique in the marketplace, and ultimately, your benefit and promise. In other words, finding the sweet spot that sets you apart and helps you outshine the rest. In this presentation you'll learn ten ingredients to building a successful brand – a foundational element to effectively promoting your brand to clients and customers – and how it can be leveraged to build your business. Presenters: Tim Mason, CEO and President, Mason Marketing, and Karl Heberger, Chief Strategy Officer, Partner, Mason Digital Click Here to Register

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.