Every small business owner and employer knows that decisions made in Albany have an impact – either positive or negative – on the bottom line. Chris Wiest, vice president/ public policy and advocacy at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, gave a presentation to RHBA members recently about issues of interest to employers regarding the 2017 New York State budget and … [Read more...] about What will 2017 state legislative session bring?
You’ve probably heard of Kickstarter as a crowd-funding way to raise money for your business or start-up. But what about Kiva? … [Read more...] about Kiva Rochester offers unique way to get small business loan
Christmas carols with a jazzy twist entertained RHBA members and their guests at the annual Holiday Networking on Dec. 1. Members enjoyed tapas, cookies and punch at the East Avenue Inn while listening to a trio of students from Roberts Wesleyan College. A drawing of various prizes added to the festive atmosphere. More photos to come... Thank you for your support to the … [Read more...] about RHBA celebrates holidays!
Members of the RHBA learned about the services and history of ESL Federal Credit Union at the October meeting at D’Mangu restaurant. Arline Santiago, senior vice president and general counsel for ESL, was joined by Keith Cleary, vice president and director of business banking, and Malik Evans, business growth program manager. Santiago talked about how ESL’s roots go back … [Read more...] about ESL focuses on small biz growth
Our HBOY Gala was great fun this year as led by talented MC Jackie Ortiz! Thanks to our honoree, Mercedes Vazquez Simmons, for her amazing insight, gratitude, and business acumen. … [Read more...] about RHBA Hispanic Business Person of the Year Gala 2016