Chamber IGNITE finalists chosen

Chamber IGNITE finalists chosen

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Inc. has named 13 finalists for its 3rd Annual Greater Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award.

The IGNITE Award recognizes a young professional, 21 to 40 years old, for leadership, community service and personal and professional achievements. The award is intended to recognize and celebrate Rochester’s young leaders who serve as positive influences in advancing the community.

• Jamie Bucci, Project Architect/Associate, SWBR Architects & Engineers P.C.
• Amanda Burns, Partner, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy
• Emily Cohen, Senior Associate, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
• Chelsea Conway, CEO and President, Conway Beam Truck Group
• Veronica Dasher, Regional Manager – Government and Community Relations, RG&E
• Sheila Dunne, Co-Founder and President, Dunne Goodwin
• Jeremiah Gryczka, Founder and CEO, Mountain House Media LLC
• Jennifer Hungate, Vice President, Robert F. Hyland and Sons LLC
• Justin F. Marcus, Quality Improvement Business Partner, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
• Megan Rinaudo, Financial Advisor, Thorley Wealth Management Inc.
• Jessica Wade, Project Architect/Associate, SWBR
• Mary Karen Webber, Founder/President of Webber CPA LLC and Founder/CEO of FraudFindrTM
• Ryan Zegarelli, Project Architect/Associate, SWBR Architects & Engineers P.C.

A selection committee consisting of a diverse group of professional leaders from the Rochester and Finger Lakes business community determined the finalists based upon submitted nominations.

“This year’s IGNITE finalists exemplify the strong, powerful and community-minded generation of young leaders that is emerging in every corner of Greater Rochester,” said Rochester Chamber President and CEO Bob Duffy. “We are proud that the IGNITE Award recognizes those that have lit a spark which continues to burn brightly within our community. Through professional success, service and leadership, these young people are making our region a better place. We look forward to celebrating all that they have and will continue to achieve.”

Registration for the in-person Aug. 11 event at Genesee Valley Club, featuring a keynote address from 2020 IGNITE Award winner Nicole VanGorder, can be found at

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