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October 19, 2023

2023 Prosperity Conference


Dr. Dell Gines Announced as Keynote Speaker for the Prosperity Conference 2023 in Rochester

ROCHESTER, NY – [October 17, 2023] – Calling the Rochester business community! The 2023 Prosperity Conference is set to take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

The Prosperity Conference is open to the entire community and brings together small business owners, community leaders and professionals, finance experts, local entrepreneurs, and Rochester residents to network and collaborate. Our keynote speaker, panels, information sessions, and discussions will focus on accelerating job growth, building community wealth, and fostering inclusive prosperity for everyone.

Introducing Dr. Dell Gines as our 2023 Prosperity Conference Keynote Speaker

Dr. Dell Gines, a leader in community transformation and inclusive economic development, will headline the event as the keynote speaker! While on the Board of Directors at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Dr. Gines led community development initiatives. He now serves as Vice President at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and continues to lead with his commitment to economic development. His deep dive into ecosystem building, especially in distressed urban and rural communities, has cemented his reputation. With mentions in PBS, Forbes, CNN Business, and a slew of other high- profile publications, his 2018 research report on Black women business startups has become a must-read in the business community.

Dr. Gines has captured the attention of audiences in over 50 cities with his message of developing strong community ecosystems and uplifting communities. Dr. Gines is academically decorated with an MBA, a Master of Finance, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska School of Public Administration.

In the words of the conference organizers, "Having Dr. Gines onboard brings a caliber of expertise and experience that's unparalleled. His insights into equitable economic development are set to be the cornerstone of this year's conference, making it an unmissable event."

For those eager to connect with local leaders, entrepreneurs, and visionaries, this conference promises to be a melting pot of ideas, strategies, and future-forward thinking.

Mark your calendars, Rochester! Grab your tickets, prepare to be inspired, and join us in making the Prosperity Conference 2023 a landmark event in the journey of our city's economic evolution.

For more details, ticket bookings, and a complete lineup of the event, visit

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Businesses interested in aligning their brand with the mission of inclusive prosperity at the Prosperity Conference 2023 are encouraged to reach out! As a sponsor, you'll enjoy prominent visibility among influential community leaders and stakeholders, while championing a thriving and equitable Rochester. Elevate your brand and make a tangible impact in our community by partnering with us. For sponsorship details, please reach out to Venture Jobs Foundation Vice President, Kenneth Marienau at

About the Prosperity Conference
The Prosperity Conference is an annual gathering of business leaders, economists, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts in Rochester. It serves as a platform for rich dialogue, networking, and collaborative strategy formulation, all aimed at driving economic success in the region.

About Venture Jobs Foundation
Venture Jobs Foundation is a nonprofit organization and Community Development Financial Institution dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and job creation in underserved communities. We support and invest in entrepreneurs and small businesses to foster job creation. Through funding, mentorship, and other resources, Venture Jobs Foundation helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life and create sustainable businesses that benefit their communities. For more information, visit


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