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A directory of the advertising industry listing Ad Agencies, Freelancers and other marketing resources to help companies promote their business.

Walter Ketcham

Phone: (585) 576-0688
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74 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620

Ain Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester

The Ain Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester is an interdisciplinary center that educates the University and Rochester communities on developing and applying an entrepreneurial mindset via training programs and other offerings.

Natalie Antal

Phone: (585) 276-3500
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1-211 Carol Simon Hall
RC Box 270360
Rochester, NY 14627

Black-owned Business (BOB) Rochester

Black-owned Business (BOB) Rochester is a community-driven marketing and promotions resource serving Greater Rochester (NY) area BOBs. BOB Rochester was created to empower Black enterprises, public service organizations, affinity groups, and associations.

Euri Seche

Phone: (585) 210-0253
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P.O. Box (Will Be Updated)
Rochester, NY 14611

Business Insight Center

Get the competitive edge you need. No matter how big or small your enterprise is, we are here to help. Our market research services don’t just save your company time and money, we can also identify potential customers to help increase your bottom line.

Jennifer Byrnes

Phone: (585) 428-8102
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Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Carlson Center for Intellectual Property

The Carlson Center for Intellectual Property assists with prior art searches and filing for patents, trademarks, and copyright.

Kate Meddaugh

Phone: (585) 428-8198
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Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Center for Urban Entrepreneurship

CUE provides entrepreneurs with (complimentary) consulting services, workshops, programming, referrals to partnering organizations, and co-working space whether you are in the ideas phase or have been in business for several years.

Sylvia Okoye

Phone: (585) 475-6199 Ext: 6199
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40 Franklin St
Rochester, NY 14604

Certified Workplace Ready

Certified Workplace Ready™(CWR) is a program focused on improving social-emotional skills and responsible decision-making for those new(er) to the workplace.

William Wallace

Phone: (954) 683-2052
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13 S Fitzhugh Street
Suite 402
Rochester, NY 14614

City of Rochester Business Development Division

Assistance to city businesses creating new jobs while retaining existing ones, and increasing investment within the city of Rochester.

Thaddeus Schofield

Phone: (585) 428-7848
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30 Church Street
Room 005A
Rochester, New York 14614

Conscious Capitalism ROC

A learning community of purpose-driven organizations focused on the flourishing of all stakeholders.

Andrew Brady

Phone: (585) 269-4948
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47 Daley Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14617

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County provides research-based information and educational programming to ensure the vitality of agriculture, strengthen families, promote health and well-being, responsibly improve home and community landscapes, and enhance our natural environment. Main areas of outreach include: Nutrition, 4-H ,Youth & Family Development, Horticulture, Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, Gardening, Natural Resources.

Andrea Lista

Phone: (585) 753-2559
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2449 St Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY 14617

Digital Main Street / Letchworth Gateway Villages

Digital Main Street is a program that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation through online learning, structured training programs, and one-on-one coaching support to help main street businesses grow and manage their operations through technology.

Nicole Manapol

Phone: (585) 237-8079
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46 N. Main Street
Perry, New York 14530

Genesee County EDC

START Up Genesee
Batavia Incubator
7 shovel ready sites at

Chris Suozzi

Phone: (585) 409-1301
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99 MedTech Dr
Batavia, NY 14020

Grants Resource Center

If you are a nonprofit, the Grants Resource Center can help provide you with resources for grants. We have access to the in house Foundation Directory Online Professional. ( a database which includes detailed profiles of foundations, and recent grants awarded.

Darlene Richards

Phone: (585) 428-8132
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Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
115 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14604

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is the voice for business across our nine-county region, including Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. We provide a one-stop source for information, advocacy, human resource services, and networking to help employers grow their businesses, their dreams, and our economy.

Kevin Donahue

Phone: (585) 244-1800
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150 State St.
Suite 400
Rochester, NY 14614

Greater Rochester Enterprise

Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) will connect you to the right people and the right resources to expand your company in the Rochester region.
A talented workforce, exceptional quality of life, and proximity to major markets without major market costs make the Greater Rochester, NY region the right place for any business looking to grow. Here are helpful resources available throughout our nine-county region.

Anthony Russell

Phone: (585) 530-6202
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100 Chestnut Street
Suite 1910
Rochester, NY 14604

Greater Works Collaborative Inc.

GWC, Inc. is a Black-owned not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to “provide rehabilitative, supportive, and collaborative services for individuals who are affected by involvement with the criminal justice systems.”

Cord Stone

Phone: (716) 308-3089
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PO Box 38129
Albany, NY 12203

Hello Alice

Whether you’ve owned a business for years or you just had a brilliant idea in the shower, Hello Alice is here to help you start and grow your company. Hello Alice works by matching you with opportunities, resources, and funding locally and online, that will help you start and grow a business.

Sophia ZIsook

Phone: (847) 602-5374
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1702 Taylor St
Unit 101
Houston, TX 77007

Ibero Business Center

IBC provides business financing and bilingual business training for minority and women-owned enterprises since 1979.

Agustin Rodriguez

Phone: (585) 256-8900 Ext: 125
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817 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14605

JustCause (formerly Volunteer Legal Services Project)

JustCause established the Micro Entrepreneurship and the Not For Profit Pro Bono Project to provide legal assistance to low-income entrepreneurs that cannot afford legal services, and who wish to start or develop a business or community organization.

Irene Sanchez

Phone: (585) 232-3051
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One West Main St. Suite 500
Rochester, NY 14614

Kiva Rochester

The Kiva Rochester program provides zero percent interest crowdfunded loans to help small business owners and entrepreneurs launch or grow their businesses.

Katie Kreutter

Phone: (585) 376-0397
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30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614

Launch NY

Launch NY is a nonprofit venture development organization that supports high-growth potential companies to drive significant economic impact and jobs for our region. Launch NY offers high-quality pro bono business mentoring and access to seed funding for investment-ready new businesses.

Marnie LaVigne

Phone: (716) 881-7576
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77 Goodell Street
Suite 201
Buffalo, NY 14203

Mayor's Office of Community Wealth Building

The mission of the Office of Community Wealth Building (OCWB) is to facilitate cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profits, the private sector, anchor institutions, and the community, with the goal of advancing community wealth building policies, programs, initiatives, and systems throughout the Rochester community. The Office works to foster economic equity by serving the diverse needs of residents and small businesses in a culturally congruent and sustainable way.

Shemeka Davis

Phone: (585) 428-7132


MCC Economic & Workforce Development Center

Through extensive research of local labor market intelligence, the Economic and Workforce Development Center is driven by the MCC division of Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services.

Lynda Wheat

Phone: (585) 685-6004
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321 State St
7th Fl
Rochester, NY 14608

Metro Cowork

Metro Cowork is a group of coworking spaces throughout Monroe County and Ontario County that are focused on creating a sense of community and collaboration for small business owners.

Maureen Ballatori

Phone: (585) 465-5060
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350 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Monroe County Department of Planning and Development

The Monroe County Planning and Development Department provides and coordinates a broad range of programs focusing on job retention and creation, employment and training services, land use planning and resource conservation as well as housing and neighborhood preservation.

Ana Liss

Phone: (585) 753-2012
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50 W. Main St.
1150 City Place
Rochester, NY 14614

Monroe County Finger Lakes Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The MCFL PTAC provides free government contracting counseling to all businesses in the Finger Lakes Region.

Anna Vulaj Fitzsimmons

Phone: (585) 753-2017
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50 West Main Street
Ste. 1150
Rochester, New York 14614

New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) @ SUNY Brockport

The New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, confidential business counseling, training, and business research at no cost.

We work with real people and real businesses. Our assistance helps people like you achieve real success, as it has for more than 30 years.

Jan Pisanczyn

Phone: (585) 395-8410
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MCC Downtown Campus 321 State St - Suite 638
Rochester, NY 14608


NextCorps is a non-profit catalyst for entrepreneurship in the Rochester area and Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York.

Jim Senall

Phone: (585) 214-2400
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260 East Main Street
Suite 6000
Rochester, New York 14604

Orleans County Chamber of Commerce

The Orleans County Chamber of Commerce serves as the unified business voice of Orleans County. It provides the leadership to support and facilitate a thriving business environment. The Chamber believes that such an environment is characterized by the strength and growth of resident businesses, by the quality and stability of their workforces and by the attractiveness of our market to businesses whose presence would be a positive influence on our community.

Darlene Hartway

Phone: (585) 301-8464
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PO Box 501
Medina, NY 14103

Orleans Economic Development Agency

Serving Orleans County’s business and industrial community

James Whipple

Phone: (585) 589-7060 Ext: 3
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121 North Main Street
Albion, NY 14411

OWN Rochester

OWN Rochester supports the development and growth of Worker Owned businesses in the city of Rochester .

Kate Washington

Phone: (585) 406-1837
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PO Box 14809
Rochester, NY 14614

PathStone Enterprise Center

PathStone Enterprise Center is the CDFI affiliate of Rochester-based non-profit, PathStone Corporation. PathStone Enterprise Center has operated since 1998 making small business loans from offices in Rochester, Buffalo and Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Dionne Jacques

Phone: (585) 340-3324
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Port 100 Cowork - Geneva

Port 100 is a Coworking Community in the Finger Lakes (Geneva).

Maureen Ballatori

Phone: (315) 332-1717
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100 Castle Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Port 100 Cowork - Rochester

Port 100 is a Coworking Community in the Finger Lakes (Geneva) + Rochester

Maureen Ballatori

Phone: (315) 787-0220
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350 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604


At Pursuit, our mission is simple: to provide businesses with affordable loans and resources so that they can reach higher, transform and grow. Pursuit is a community-focused lender where businesses can access more than 15 loan programs that provide financing from $10,000 to $5.5 million with affordable rates and terms. Last year alone, Pursuit provided more than $234 million in funding through 488 business loans, creating more than 2,900 jobs. Pursuit is a nationally recognized organization that focuses on serving businesses and lending partners in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Learn more at

Sherri Falck

Phone: (716) 436-2977
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334 E. Utica Street
Buffalo, NY 14208


Building community for entrepreneurs and innovators.
Empowering the New Rochester.
Instigating "Creative Collision"
Sharing the stories of our great innovators and entrepreneurs
Everything we do is informed by promoting greater equality of race, class, gender and age

Richard Glaser

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Rochester Economic Development Corporation

Rochester Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) purpose is to drive community-based economic development that increases wealth in every part of the City.

Maria Oliver

Phone: (585) 921-0500 Ext: 102
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55-57 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14611

Rochester Financial Empowerment Center

The Rochester Financial Empowerment Center offers free, professional, 1-1 financial counseling and coaching as a public service to help residents and businesses build credit, pay down debt, increase savings, budget, and more.

Mina Hatami

Phone: (585) 252-7110
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1000 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607

Rochester Professional Consultants Network

Rochester Professional Consulting Network (RPCN) is a networking and professional development organization for independent consultants who want to start, run and grow their consulting or service based business.

Tamara MacDuff

Phone: (585) 348-7142
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2604 Elmwood Avenue
Suite 294
Rochester, NY 14618-2213

Rochester Women's Network

Rochester Women’s Network is a member-driven organization that promises is to enhance the professional and personal lives of women, in all stages of their careers, by affording them opportunities to support, empower and inspire each other.

Megan Mills

Phone: (585) 383-8080
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2509 Browncroft Blvd, Ste 211
Rochester, NY 14625

RochesterWorks, Inc.

Only RochesterWorks! provides a unique set of customized services to businesses and job seekers at little-to-no cost, preparing a skilled workforce and connecting them with opportunities in our region.

John Premo

Phone: (585) 258-3500 Ext: 3535
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100 College Ave.
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14607

SCORE Greater Rochester

SCORE provides expert mentoring for FREE. We help at all stages of your business from Idea to Start Up, Stay Up or Scale Up. Expertise from business planning to sales, marketing and technology plus many others.

Tamara MacDuff

Phone: (585) 263-6473
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100 State Street
Room 410
Rochester, NY 14614

Southeast Neighborhood Service Center

Southeast Neighborhood Service Center is supported by a team of dedicated employees from Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD), Rochester Police Department (RPD) and customer support staff (NSC, 3-1-1), Flower City AmeriCorps, residents and business owners advancing the vision of Rochester 2034 and NBD guiding principles of enhance neighborhoods, facilitate business growth and promote development for the City of Rochester, NY.

Nancy Johns-Price

Phone: (585) 428-8814
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Southeast Neighborhood Service Center
320 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607

SPOT cowork

Western New York’s fastest growing cowork with locations in Henrietta, Victor and soon, East Ave! SPOT offers professional, flexible workspace that includes a vibrant community, month-to-month terms and tons of amenities.

Ashley Carlino

Phone: (585) 507-6524
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600 Fishers Station Drive
Victor, NY 14564


TechRochester is a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing technology professionals together within the community. We support professional growth on an individual level, in the hopes that together we can encourage the growth of technology within the Rochester region.

Kim Gaylord

Phone: (585) 586-0712
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180 Linden Oaks, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14625

The Commissary: Downtown Kitchen Incubator

Located in the heart of downtown Rochester, we are a vibrant commercial shared kitchen and community that offers food-centric services and support to start, grow, and adapt your business.

Laura Fox O'Sullivan

Phone: (585) 263-6954
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250 East Main Street
Suite 130
Rochester, NY 14604

Upstate Venture Connect

UVC was created by entrepreneurs who believe Upstate NY communities can rebound with a new generation of high growth companies. We connect emerging founders to experienced mentors and share news about growing businesses, startup community events and job openings across the region. Visit to learn more.

Nasir Ali

Phone: (315) 235-1283
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235 Harrison Street, #41
Syracuse, NY 13202

Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc.

The Urban League’s Minority and Women Business Development Division provides a wide array of services to individuals interested in starting a business or business owners looking to expand an existing company.

Mazi Bakari

Phone: (585) 325-6530 Ext: 3078
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265 North Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14605

Venture Creations Incubator

RIT Venture Creations is a technology business incubator that provides a range of services to seed/mid-seed stage startups to help them advance their businesses.

Roy Pierce

Phone: (585) 385-9824
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125 Tech Park Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Venture Jobs Foundation

Provide financing and business support for small businesses to promote jobs in low income neighborhoods.

John McDermott

Phone: (585) 406-5283
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260 East Main St
Suite 2701
Rochester, NY 14604

Walker's Legacy Foundation

Walker’s Legacy is building the largest platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. We exist to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming and a global community. We work with brands, organizations and content creators to help them expand their reach by authentically connecting with our audience of millennial professional women of color. Our work is designed to empower women to advance their entrepreneurial and career ambitions by filling the unmet need for positive examples and lessons and techniques on how to be boss. Our blueprint for success: Madam C. J. Walker.

Brittaney Wells

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Wayne County Economic Development Corporation

Our mission is to develop, promote, and advance economic growth, well being
and sustainable communities in Wayne County.

Brian Pincelli

Phone: (315) 946-5931
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9 Pearl Street
Lyons, NY 14489


Wefunder is a crowdfunding service which connects startups with investors online. Wefunder uses a provision in the 2012 JOBS Act which allows unaccredited and accredited investors to purchase equity in early stage private companies.

Addie Akuffo-Afful

Phone: (301) 919-9647
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260 E Main St
Suite 6000
Rochester, NY 14604

Wyoming County Business Center, Inc.

The Wyoming County Business Center, Inc. offers several outstanding programs to help you start and grow your business. For over ten years, the FastTrac® Program has educated entrepreneurs and helped businesses succeed by providing the necessary skills to overcome the challenges of starting or expanding an existing small business. The Wyoming County Business Accelerator Academy, an interactive program, helps better equip business owners with the tools, resources, and knowledge to advance their business to greater financial success and long-term sustainability. The Wyoming County Business Mentorship Program connects experienced Business Mentors with Small Business owners with up to 8 hours of no-cost, one-on-one consultation.

Jim Pierce

Phone: (585) 786-3764
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36 Center Street
Suite D
Warsaw, NY 14569

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is the leading membership organization for local and regional growth, advocacy, and connection for Wyoming County’s business community.

Scott Gardner

Phone: (585) 786-0307
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36 Center Street
Warsaw, NY 14569

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