Rochester Business Alliance

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Sandy Parker, the longtime head of the former Rochester Business Alliance and one of the most influential forces in the region, died Saturday. She was 75.

Friends and former business associates confirmed her death and said it was sudden.

Parker was a key player in forming what today is known as the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

The CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, Bob Duffy, has called on local business owners to hire at least one person living in poverty. Can it happen? What would the impact be? And how many local businesses are heeding Duffy's call? We discuss with:

  • Bob Duffy, Rochester Business Alliance CEO
  • Leonard Brock, Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative Director
  • Paul Speranza, Vice Chairman, General Counsel, and Secretary, Wegmans Food Markets¬†

Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy joins us for the hour. He's been focused lately on police-community relations. We'll discuss that along with his new role at the Rochester Business Alliance and his work as Lieutenant Governor.

Need to Know Rochester: Casting a Vote for Business

Oct 5, 2012

This week on Need to Know Rochester, WXXI and it's Voice of the Voter initiative take you to a forum examining the election issues that are top priority for businesspeople in the region.  The Rochester Business Alliance and area Chambers of Commerce sponsored the non-partisan event.  Watch Need to Know Rochester, Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.