Community Events

Side Hustle Redefined
Date: Tuesday, May 30th, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: The Metropolitan
Cost: $2-$5

Do you have a passion project or side hustle? In this day and age, a lot of people are working full time and building businesses on the side. Going it alone or with a small team is no easy task, but Jessica Lewis has made a name for herself as the owner of LáLew Public Relations.

LáLew Public Relations launched three years ago and specializes in media relations, marketing, branding, web management, social media and community engagement. LáLew serves a variety of clients and has landed client appearances on WROC News 8, WHEC News 10, WHAM News 13, Spectrum News, Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper, City Newspaper and more. Jessica’s success was recognized by the Rochester Business Journal as a Small Business Feature of the Week.

Attendees will be able to learn about Jessica’s tips for success as an owner of a small business and how she has redefined the term “side hustle.” There will be time for a brief Q&A followed by networking and light appetizers at Bar Bantam. Cash will be accepted at the door for ticket purchases. The cost is $2 for PRSA members and $5 for non-members.

SBC Headliner Event
Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Hyatt Regency
Cost: $30 SBC Members, $40 Non-members

SBC’s President Ray Isaac will moderate a panel conversation with Wayne Holly, CEO of Sage Rutty, Jack Doyle, Director of Business Development of Doyle Security and Julie Camardo, President of Zweigle’s. Learn how each of these local companies have not only managed to stay in business but evolved and thrived in Rochester for over 100 years! There will be great ideas shared and an opportunity for Q&A. Heavy appetizers will be served with a cash bar.


Re:Generation: Empowering Rochester’s Future Leaders
Date: Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Time: 5:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Arbor at the Loft
Cost: $45

Join us for Rochester Chamber’s 3rd annual celebration of young leadership at a special evening event on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Arbor at the Port! Keynote speaker will be Mayor Svante Myrick. Join us to hear how Mayor Myrick overcame personal challenges to become a rising young leader, and his advice on how you too can make a difference in your world. Presentation of the first ever Ignite Future Leaders Award to one outstanding young leader, age 21-40, who is lighting a spark in the Rochester/Finger Lakes region.

Pittsford Canal Crawl
Date: Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Shoen Place
Cost: $10-$20

Explore, embrace and celebrate the great places for cider, craft beer, wine, craft cocktails, kombucha, fresh pressed juice, delicious food, ice cream, gelato, cupcakes, spa treatments, workouts, shopping and more in Pittsford NY at the Rochester A-List Pittsford Canal Crawl. Area businesses will be offering complimentary samples, AMAZING deals on food and drink, goods, and services, and activities so you can sip, sample, shop and explore some of the great businesses along Shoen Place and in the town of Pittsford. Tickets are $10-$20.
A pub crawl for 21+ includes a poker run, prizes, and a swag bag filled with treats from Pittsford businesses. Scheduled Crawl Stops are Via Girisole Wine Bar, Lock 32 Brewery, Label 7, Jo Jo Bistro & Wine Bar. For more information and tickets visit

One Step Beyond: Humans For Education Fundraiser
Date: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Comedy @ The Carlson
Cost: $20

In 2017, Humans for Education created a model to build small businesses for schools so that they could become financially independent. In 2018, two pilot schools generated over $33,000 of income, which helped them buy new textbooks, send their teachers for training, and even add kale to their meal plan to combat malnutrition.
This year Comedy @ the Carlson is going One Step Beyond. Together, we are holding an exciting event filled with inspiring TED-like talks from comedians and talk show hosts about going One Step Beyond. This unforgettable night will bring our community together to collectively go One Step Beyond to help 2,000 families in Kenya.
Attend, or go “one step beyond” and volunteer! Help with gift baskets, setup or cleanup, or as a photographer!

Product Momentum: Beyond The Features
Date: Friday, June 21st, 2019
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
Location: Inn On Church (11 W Church Street, Fairport, NY)
Cost: $249, Exclusive RYP discount (code: ROCYP) gets you 25% off your conference pass.

A one-of-a-kind conference experience for product people, jam-packed with valuable talks and workshops with world-renowned industry experts. Join ITX Corp. and the Greater Rochester community as we learn about the latest in digital product development and walk away with a new set of tools to share with our teams.

Nir Eyal—industry expert and best-selling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Christina Wodtke—author, professor and speaker, who teaches techniques to create high performing teams

Dan Olsen—product management consultant, trainer, best-selling author of The Lean Product Playbook, and founder of the Lead Product & Lean UX Silicon Valley community

Registration is open! Visit for more details and to reserve your seat at the table!