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June 2018

Chamber Counsel: Non-Compete Agreements

June 26 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Five Star Bank’s CityGate Branch – Flower City Community, 395 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Some businesses believe that non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants can be freely broken, without consequence. Others think that non-competes should be applied, and enforced, across the board. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. In our inaugural Chamber Counsel presentation, Jeffrey Harradine of Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy will deliver concise, plain-spoken guidance on what makes a restrictive covenant enforceable. He will also provide suggestions on how to react when a restricted employee leaves your employment, and discuss the risk of…

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July 2018

Community Job Fair Seeks Employers

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aenon Missionary Baptist Church, 175 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611 United States
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The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Aenon Baptist Church to host a job fair July 2nd 11am -2pm at the Aenon Baptist Church (175 Genesee Street, Rochester NY 14611) . They are targeting the local community, so looking for employers that offer entry to mid-level positions to be part of the event. If you are able to attend, please email Adrian Hale at or Ricky Frazier at or feel free to call at the…

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MWBE Opportunities Expo

July 19
Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY United States
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Empire State Development's Division of Minority and Women's Business Development invites you to take part in the 2018 New York State Regional MWBE Opportunities Expo series. The MWBE Regional Expos are designed to connect minority and women-owned businesses to New York State agencies, authorities, and prime contractors. These events are free of charge to all participants. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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September 2018

ROC Tech Conference: Listen, Learn, Evolve…Together

September 6 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street
Rochester, NY United States
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The landscape of technology is changing by the second, requiring everyone to hit the refresh button and start transforming their business.  The 2018 ROC Tech Conference is your chance to experience Rochester's diverse technology community up close and personal.  Hear from local businesses on everything from future technology trends to retaining top-level tech talent.  Now is the time for all of us to listen, learn, evolve...together.  More details on presenters and program to come soon. For more information and sponsorship opportunities…

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAA)

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAA), a federal program, provides financial assistance to manufacturers affected by import competition. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this cost sharing federal assistance program pays for half the cost of consultants or industry-specific experts for projects that improve a manufacturer's competitiveness. Learn more

Rideshare by Enterprise

Enterprise Rideshare connects groups of five or more riders wanting to save time, money and reduce stress on the way to work. Sharing a ride cuts commuting costs by 50-75 percent. Riders can choose how to get to and from work—whether it's reading, working, or watching a movie—in a newer van, crossover or SUV.  Learn more


Free / Low Cost Job Posting Options
In addition to posting with RochesterWorks! and on the NYS Department of Labor Job Bank, here are some little-to-no cost options for you to post your jobs online!
Economic Development Resources
  • Empire State Development - Grants, loans and tax credits including Excelsior Jobs Tax Credits, Grant Funds, etc. Primarily available through the CFA process. Call (585) 399-7050.

  • Monroe County - Grants/Loans for buying equipment, purchasing or constructing a building, importing/exporting. Call (585) 753-2000.

  • City of Rochester

  • PTAC - Helps businesses secure government contracts through one-on-one counseling. Call (585) 753-2015 or (585) 753-2017 for information.

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