Message From the PBC Board
Dear PBC Members:

With the health restrictions that have been in place since mid-March, our Chamber has been forced to regroup and rethink how we do business going forward. We imagine that all of you are in exactly this same place. We wonder when this will all end, and what our business community will look like when it does?

There's a lot we don't know, but there's also a lot we do know. We choose to focus on that as we move ahead:

  1. There is a lot of information and resources out there for business owners, and news comes out daily. Our Board is encouraging everyone to visit the Greater Rochester Chamber website for local, state, and federal resources to help during this time. You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed by the onslaught of information being delivered each day, but having one place to check does help keep it manageable.
  2. We stand by our business community and will do whatever we can to support it. If there is something you need or a question you have, please ask. We are bringing you workshops online as we can't meet in person; if there is a particular topic you would like to see presented, please let us know.
  3. While we continue to promote local businesses online and through social media, now is a good time to set up a "Hot Deal" through the Chamber's website. Just log-in to your Member Information Center and follow the prompts, or email us at info@penfieldbusiness.org for assistance. These deals automatically get shared out on Facebook!
  4. Though these are very anxious and unsettling times, there are bright spots too. Penfield is pulling together in all kinds of ways to help others, including its business community. #onepenfield

Stay healthy!
Marie, Pat, Tom, Amy, Toni, Steve, Carlo, Brandon, Mike, and Daria....
Business of the Month
April Business of the Month
Patty Flowerday School of Dance
2233 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY 14526
Phone:  (585) 500-5739

Patty Flowerday School of Dance & Fitness was founded in 2011. We strive to teach dance in a positive, fun way while focusing on the technique, discipline, strength, and flexibility that dance requires. Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Pointe, Musical Theatre, Tumbling for Dance, Drumming, and Modern.

Online Events
Following the direction of health officials, the PBC will be utilizing Zoom or Cisco Web-Ex to bring you online workshops, webinars, etc. whenever possible. Please stay healthy and safe and we look forward to seeing you in person soon!
Healthy Living Virtual Call on April 15
Now, more than ever, people need awareness of how they can live a healthy lifestyle and what they could do right now to support their good health.

How do we live healthfully, including avoiding the #quarantine15, when life is so dramatically altered at this time?
 ONLINE SEMINAR: Healthcare Choices in Retirement
Monday April 20th
Whether you’re a few years away, thinking of retiring next month, or already retired; come find out what your health insurance options are during this informative presentation presented by Penfield Business Chamber members, Vicki James and Terry James of Health Insurance EASY!

Please register to receive the online link prior to the meeting.
Other News
PBC Holds First Online Workshop: HR Concerns During COVID-19
On March 31, the PBC held its first online seminar for business owners with HR concerns. We were joined by Ann Maynard of Maynard HR and Sarah Marche' of Leadership Logic who led us through an overview of several programs designed to help both business owners and employees. If you would like a copy of the powerpoint from that presentation, please email us.
Penfield Business Chamber Attends Small Business Advocacy Day in Albany

On March 10th, our Chamber participated in Small Business Advocacy Day in Albany. Several representatives from local Chambers traveled to Albany to advocate for the needs of small businesses. We met with several of our area's state senators who consistently remarked how helpful it was that we were visible and actively voicing their concerns. The PBC looks forward to future trips and will keep you posted on ongoing legislative concerns. If you would like to join us on a future trip to Albany, please let us know.
Welcome New Member
Rochester Therapeutic Massage was established to provide holistic, client-centered care to individuals in the Rochester area seeking relaxation, or interventions for sore or injured muscles. We create a restorative environment to allow you to be mindfully present and get the most out of your experience. Our services can aid the body in healing itself from the outside in.
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Marie Cinti , PBC Board President
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Family First Credit Union
Amy Valente , PBC Board Secretary
Toni Allocco , Maxim Spa & Salon
Steve Conger, Spectrum 
Carlo DiPisa , iCommercial Lending
Brandon Mahajar , Astral Power, Inc.
Michael Quinn , ReMax Realty
Daria Reitknecht , Genesee Valley Pennysaver