Community of Businesses

Community of Businesses:

Opening doors for leaders who are bold enough to knock.


Businesses in the Greater Rochester Area play a critical role in our community. Our team can help your organization define, design and implement change so you can continue to impact your community. As your trusted advisor and consultant we will improve your business effectiveness and efficiency. We work with leaders who understand the need to challenge established thinking by "knocking on new doors" for growth.

What Do You Get if You Join the Community of Businesses?

The Business Solutions Institute offers an exclusive membership in The Community of Businesses for business consulting, training, events and services.

You can join as a member of either Tier One or Tier Two. Click the tiers below to expand for full details.

Tier One Benefits

  • Workshops on the Roberts Campus: Receive six tickets to each of four quarterly workshops
  • Leadership Summit: Get four tickets to be inspired by a nationally-recognized keynote speaker
  • Executive Roundtable: invitation to attend to be part of a discussion on issues facing our community
  • Corporate Partnerships: Inclusion in this unique program for a 25% tuition discount
  • 10% discount on Business Solutions Institute Consulting services
  • Electronic Organizational Assessment

Tier Two Benefits

  • Workshops on the Roberts Campus: Receive six tickets to each of four quarterly workshops
  • Leadership Summit: Get four tickets to be inspired by a nationally-recognized keynote speaker
  • Executive Roundtable: invitation to attend to be part of a discussion on issues facing our community
  • Corporate Partnerships: Inclusion in this unique program for a 25% tuition discount
  • 15% discount on Business Solutions Institute Consulting services
  • Organizational Assessment: Complimentary for up to 50 people
  • Executive Strategy Review
  • Security Presentation: One-hour presentation from Justice & Security Institute

Highlights of Your Membership

Through The Community of Businesses membership, you have a unique opportunity to take advantage of the following events:

Leadership Summit

Join us to hear from a nationally known leading business expert. The Summit will be held annually and will deliver on active learning and servant leadership. Our goal is to have the keynote be a top trend-spotter, energetic, inspiring, innovative and most of all applicable. Join us to get valuable input from a memorable event that will be strategically significant and worth your time to attend.

Supervisor Workshops

We will host quarterly workshops led by Roberts Wesleyan College faculty on relevant business topics. The workshops offer the chance to learn in a new environment and will be held on the Roberts campus.

Contribute to Roundtables

These roundtables are designed to engage key executives in our member organizations. In this forum, share and discuss the training and development issues your organization is experiencing and hear from other community leaders. Be ready for a supportive, holistic discussion!

Advance Through an Organizational Assessment

Included in your Community of Businesses membership is an organizational assessment. The assessment will gather vital knowledge about what is going well, providing information about the performance of the organization, what needs improvement and the factors affecting efficiencies. We will present the findings, focusing on your organization’s specific needs, as well as presenting a vision for how to open the door to change.

Contact Information for Questions

David Vedro

David Vedro

Director of the Business Solutions Institute
585.594.6224 | vedro_david@roberts.edu