PBC Newsletter - April 2017
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 

Highlights from the Eastside Business Expo 

While Rochester was recovering from the March blizzard, the PBC hosted the Eastside Business Expo on March 16th.  Over 60 local business owners and community organizations were at Eagle Vale Golf Club and nearly 100 members of the public gathered to learn more about all the great things happening on the east side. 

The Expo provided a unique opportunity for networking and business awareness-- not only among business reps and community leaders, but also with the general public.  "The business expo last night was fabulous. We met some very nice people and made great contacts..." said Marlene Proia of Block Advisors. 

Eastside Expo ImageThis year's Eastside Business Expo was made possible with the support of Corporate Sponsors: Frontier Communications, Heathwood Assisted Living, and Just Solutions, Inc., and the Webster and Fairport-Perinton Chambers of Commerce, Partner Chamber Sponsors.

PBC wants to build upon the enthusiasm generated from the Expo.  Register for one of this year's workshops! Attend (or sponsor) a networking event! Become involved in the PBC to continue the action.

Click here to view the full photo gallery or visit our Facebook page.  

Photos courtesy of Daniel Finkelstein Photography
PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         
with Mike Krause

Mike Krause, President Sales Sense Payments

Wednesday April 26th 
8:30 am - 10:00 am 

Hampton Inn - Webster   
878 Hard Road
Webster, NY

Mike Krause, president of Sales Sense Payments, will be presenting "10 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Store/Business."  Krause has been in sales and in the financial services industry for more than 20 years, accumulating extensive insight through his work with business owners of all levels.  He shares with you his top ten tips for driving more traffic to your business in this one hour interactive seminar.

Mike will be covering the following topics:
  1. Generate buzz with free publicity
  2. Promote your community involvement
  3. Personal and professional networking
  4. Social media as a marketing channel
  5. Loyalty programs & Gift card programs
  6. Gift certificate give-away
  7. Customer-friendly payment options & portable electronic ordering and payments
  8. Staying in touch with your customers
  9. The customer referral goldmine
  10. Your Website can drive traffic
Read More ...



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Wednesday, April 19th
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Mark's Pizzeria - Penfield
2107 Five Mile Line Road
Join us every month at one of Penfield's many lunch spots. This event is an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking & lunch in support of PBC member restaurants.  If you aren't yet a member of the PBC, come join us and see what we are all about.

No reservations are required but an email confirmation is helpful for seating.

Bring your business cards to share with members attending!


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Monday, May 1st
5:30-7:30 pm

Bistro 1778
1778 Penfield Road

The Penfield Business Chamber is partnering with the Brighton Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking at Bistro 1778. 

Networking is one of the best ways to grow your business. Increase your prospects and referral opportunities with this special evenin g.  This event is free to PBC members.

Additional PBC events are listed on our website. Visit the   Events Calendar to see upcoming events and to "Save the Date."

The magazine-format, free weekly paper includes 11 editions, reaching Monroe, Livingston, Genesee, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben and Wayne Counties.  Genesee Valley Penny Saver's mission is to "Reach your customers" - through advertising, direct mail, printing and promotional products.  They offer a variety of ways for businesses to stay in touch with customers and grow their business.

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Mary Cariola Children's Center serves children with multiple, complex disabilities that public and private schools aren't able to accommodate.   The Center is a nationally renowned agency providing day programs, residential programs and specialized therapies. 

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Nulton Jewelers specializes in custom jewelry and repair all done in-house by Mark Nulton.  His goal is to ensure that every client receives the best quality, craftsmanship and customer service.  Ready-to-wear, original designs exclusively created by Mark Nulton are available at his store on 1759 Penfield Road or online at www.nultonjewelers.com.  Mark is excited to follow in his grandparents' footsteps by opening a business in the Town of Penfield.

The Penfield Democratic Committee selects candidates to run for elected town government positions in Penfield.  The Committee is dedicated to supporting issues that promote long term quality of life and sustainability for the community. The PDC meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the Penfield Community Center.

SunCommon believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future - and renewable energy is where it starts. Energy from the sun can power lives and build vibrant communities.  SunCommon's mission is to make solar energy accessible and affordable for residents and businesses alike.

(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            
Grand Opening Nulton Jewelers

Nulton Jewelers is holding its "Grand
Opening Week Celebration" from Tuesday, April 18th through Saturday, April 22nd.  Visit owner and jeweler, M. Mark Nulton at 1759 Penfield Road.      

Penfield Players Upcoming Performance

Food Shelf Seeking Adopt-A-Shelf Participants 

Is your business looking for a community service project?  The Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf is looking for groups of any type to "adopt" food items.  Groups adopting a particular food item would be responsible for collecting that item four times per year and delivering it to the Food Shelf.  Email penfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com for more information.

Penfield Symphony Orchestra Concert May 1st 
PSO's fourth concert of the season, "The Two Bs," will take place on May 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Penfield High School Auditorium.  W orks featured include Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Elgar's Cello Concerto, and Brahms' Symphony No. 3 in F major. 

For more information and tickets, visit
www.penfieldsymphony.org or call 585-872-0774.

Patty Flowerday School of Dance Recital June 10th

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Mark your calendars for the Patty Flowerday School of Dance Recital, "Neverland: Second Star to the Right."  The school's annual recital will take place on June 10th at 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM at Penfield High School.  Program advertising is available.  Email paf22@mac.com or call 585-500-5739 for pricing and details.

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Learn to Salsa Dance at Itacate

Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Itacate Penfield

Where is the best place to learn how to Salsa Dance in Penfield? At the best Mexican Restaurant in Penfield of course! 

Stop in to Itacate Penfield on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm for FREE Salsa Dancing Lessons. 

No cost, no RSVP needed. Just bring a friend and dance the winter blues away! 

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Block Advisors wants to give friends and family a reason to visit. If you're a new client and file with Block Advisors by April 10th, they will take $50 off the cost of your tax preparation. Appointments are booking quickly! Please call 585-388-1295 to book an appointment.

Are you looking for a way to give back to your business community? Consider joining one of our committees to help with one of many aspects of running your local business chamber.
The work of the PBC is accomplished through the dedication and hard work of committees formed to manage different projects throughout the year. As with all volunteer organizations, our success depends largely on the willingness of our membership to participate on these committees and make things happen. If you would like to volunteer to work on a specific committee that could benefit from your time and skill-set, contact us and we will connect you with the Committee Chair. 
Visit our list of currently active committees to see how your experience and expertise can be used.  We will find a project that suits your availability and interests! 


The Penfield Business Chamber
is the first and longest-running
business-focused association  
in the Town of Penfield.
We are dedicated to supporting
the growth and success of
our members
and building
business vitality
the community.

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Have you renewed your PBC Membership for 2017?

Deadline to renew your is PBC membership is this month! You may renew your membership online via the Member Center or by mailing a check to the address below. If you need a copy of your renewal reminder, email us!

We look forward to serving your business needs and seeing you at one of our events in 2017!  
Welcome New Members
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Did you know that as a Member of the PBC, you are eligible to give and receive Member 2 Member Deals?

Visit these PBC Member businesses and receive the discount or offer indicated:

Don's Original
15% off your bill for PBC members


Free registration fee to The Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester when signing up to any of our programs offered. This includes Botsford School of Dance and Fit by Five Preschool. $30 value per child.


Medium mailbox rental for $129/year.  Renting a box at the UPS store provides you with an actual street address for your business.  Mailbox holders have 24-hour access to their box and discounts on many UPS services such as printing, scanning, notary services and more.

This newsletter is brought to you in part thanks to our Premium Members

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2017 PBC Board of Directors

Jen Novy  - President 
  Frontier Communications

Michael Quinn  - Vice-President 
  Mission Commercial Realty

Matt Rollins - Treasurer  
  Five Star Bank

Sandra Swanson - Secretary
  Sandra Swanson LMT   
Marie Cinti
  Penfield Community Member
Jaime Dengal 
  Hampton Inn Webster  
Bob Lewis
  The Advicoach

Harry Gibbs
  Canandaigua National Bank




That you can add Member-2-Member Deals to your directory listing on our website using your Member Center login. You can even change them from time to time.

Same for Community Hot Deals - you control the deal, when it's offered, what is offered, and you can change it at any time. You can even schedule a bunch of them to appear and disappear at certain times without having to remember to go back into the system.  The deals show up on your directory listing as well as the links to Hot Deals throughout our website.

If you have forgotten your Member Center login or password, simply go to the Member Center link and click on "Forgot Password". An email will be sent to you with your password or a link to reset your password.

All of this is a FREE ADVERTISING benefit to you as a member of the PBC. And who doesn't like free???

If you need assistance with the Member Center at any time, simply email or call us and we will have someone contact you to help.


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