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Bob Duffy, the CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, joins us in studio to mark his first full year in the role.

Duffy and his colleagues talk about their legislative preferences for the New York State legislature and current topics of interest, including paid family leave and raising the minimum wage. Our guests:

  • Bob Duffy, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce CEO
  • Susan George, Rochester Chamber of Commerce events director
  • Chris Wiest, Rochester Chamber of Commerce vice president of public policy and advocacy

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The first Rochester Rotary meeting of the year provided members an opportunity to assess the local economy and prospects for 2016.

Rotarians sought the insight of Rochester Chamber of Commerce President Bob Duffy.

"The needle's moving forward in Rochester; it really has a good feel.”

Duffy believes if leaders here unite, they can make good things happen. He points to the rebirth of Midtown as a great metaphor.

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The Rochester Community Coalition unveils its yearly agenda. Local leaders say their plans stem from six specific areas of importance:

  • Equity for Local Government
  • Supporting Working Families
  • Strengthening Education
  • Creating Jobs through Innovation
  • Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Priority Projects
  • Investing in Infrastructure  


President of the Rochester Business Alliance Bob Duffy says all of the points boil down to the same basic premise: job creation is the key to economic prosperity.

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.