Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) and Small Business Council (SBC) of Rochester, an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance, will host a workshop that offers tips to citizens on how they can work to revitalize the local economy. The Eyes on the Future Ambassador Training Seminar will take place on September 17 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the HSBC Auditorium, 100 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester.
The workshop serves as a follow up to Eyes on the Future, a nine-county Greater Rochester Region economic summit held in June. Panelists at the event included site selectors and economic development officials from growing communities in Florida, Texas and Nevada.
"The experts urged area leaders and the audience to focus on the positive aspects of the region as a key to successfully recruiting new businesses and helping existing business to grow," said Dennis M. Mullen, president and CEO of GRE. "This training session will provide attendees with some tangible ways that they can serve as ambassadors for our region.
At the Eyes on the Future event, community members were encouraged to participate in economic development by:
·Being an Ambassador – Promote the Rochester Region
·Being a Matchmaker – Connect businesses with resources to thrive in the Rochester Region
·Being a Rainmaker – Lead initiatives to increase resources for new and established businesses
·Being Positive – Positive thinking and positive action lead to a positive reality
·Being Proud – Proud to live and work in the Rochester Region
Prior to the Ambassador program, the GRE's board and investor meeting will take place from 8:00-9:30 a.m. This meeting is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to attend both meetings. For those who are interested in attending, please RSVP to Bridget Loyde at Bridget@GreaterRochesterEnterprise.com by September 10.
The Ambassador workshop serves as one of several events planned throughout 2007 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Small Business Council. For the past 25 years, the SBC has delivered premier services, events and educational programs to energize business successes in the greater Rochester metropolitan area. Independent of market or industry, the SBC is recognized as the voice of small business, meeting the dynamic and diverse needs of its members. For more information on the SBC visit www.rochestersbc.com.
Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) is a public-private partnership established to professionally market the Rochester metropolitan region as a competitive, high-profile place for business location and growth. Its efforts support business attraction and expansion, as well as entrepreneurship and innovation. GRE collaborates with businesses, universities, not-for-profit organizations and government leaders to ensure a unified approach to regional economic development. For more information, please go to www.RochesterBiz.com.