Claudia Burcke recently joined the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce as its economic development and grant specialist, a newly created position.
“Rochester Chamber has entered the economic development front as a way to reinforce our mission of helping members grow and stay in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region,” CEO Bob Duffy said. “The additional resource of Claudia brings a customized approach to focus on our members’ specific business needs and challenges, and to identify available economic development incentive programs and grants that may help meet those needs.”
Burcke worked in a similar capacity at Greater Rochester Enterprise, which gave her experience in economic development and grants. She is an Athena Young Professional Award recipient.
“My goal is to bring added value to Rochester Chamber members by connecting them with resources that they may not even know existed,” Burcke said. “Many times, people are not sure where to turn or who to call first. I am very happy to serve our members as that go-to person for economic development incentives and grant questions.”