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2017 RBJ Events Calendar

Health Care Achievement Awards Luncheon

March 24, 2017
To recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of organizations and individuals making a significant impact on the quality of health care in our area, the Rochester Business Journal created the Health Care Achievement Awards. Honorees, selected in ten categories, will be profiled in a special supplement.

Financial Executive of the Year Awards Luncheon
May 18, 2017
The Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International and the Rochester Business Journal will present the eighth annual Financial Executive of the Year awards. These awards recognize financial executives who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations and to the Greater Rochester community during the past year.

RBJ Power Breakfast Series: 
Rochester's Photonics Future

April 7, 2017

Since Rochester was named as the new hub for the American Institute of Manufacturing Photonics, the area has been touted as the optics and photonics capital of the world. With over $600 million of investment dollars already committed, it marks the largest public-private commitment for a manufacturing institute launched in the U.S. The photonics center will bring together the nation’s leading companies, universities and research institutions to realize manufacturing of integrated photonic circuits. Learn more about the impact to our region of this incredible initiative from our panel of experts at our April Power Breakfast.

Wealth of Health Awards Luncheon
June 2017
Get recognized for wellness initiatives like creating company walking trails, hosting on-site farmers' markets, offering weight loss programs and personal fitness trainers and anything you are doing to encourage your workforce to live healthier. Entering is free and easy. Businesses and organizations of all sizes accepted regardless of health insurance affiliation.

Women's Leadership Summit
September 2017
This half-day summit convenes Rochester’s most influential women leaders for career development, networking and more. The conference brings both seasoned and emerging women leaders together for learning and conversation. Nationally recognized keynote and workshop presenters set the tone for the day.

Greater Rochester Awards Luncheon
TBA 2017
The Rochester Business Journal and the United Way of Greater Rochester present the Greater Rochester Awards, which celebrate the exceptional work done by our community’s human services sector.

RBJ Power Breakfast Series: 
5th Annual ROC the Future State of Our Children Address and Report Card Release

TBA 2017
This annual address is an intergovernmental, public/private partnership on the “State of Our Children,” addressing the challenges and opportunities in ROC the Future’s data-based report  card and action plan for moving key indicators of children’s success, cradle to career.  

Forty Under 40 Awards Luncheon
November 2017
With nominations from the community and selections by a committee of business leaders, the Forty Under 40 awards recognize 40 men and women under the age of 40 who have achieved professional success and made significant civic contributions to our community.

Rochester's Downtown Development
TBD 2018
Hundreds of millions of dollars are being pumped into the heart of Rochester. Our panel of key downtown players will highlight new residential and commercial projects and discuss how individuals and companies are being drawn to the city center. The panelists also will describe the challenges they have faced and share their views on what's ahead for downtown redevelopment.

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