PBC Newsletter - April 2018                                                                             View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook 
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 


Thank you to all who participated in the Eastside Business & Community Expo on March 20th. Over 50 exhibitors gathered at Eagle Vale for networking, idea-sharing, and promoting their businesses. You can view photos from the event on both our Facebook page and website.

And thank you once more to our fabulous sponsors who supported such a wonderful event.  The Eastside Expo would not happen without their generous support.

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PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         
PBC Community Series:
Five Money Questions for Women
Pat Caufield, Edward Jones Investments
Tuesday, April 10th 
7:00-8:30 pm 
Penfield Public Library 
1985 Baird Road 
Penfield, NY 14526 

Women and men have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals.  For instance, due to a woman's average longer life span, her needs may be significantly different from those of her spouse or others.

Does your financial strategy fit your lifestyle and needs?  Join us and learn more as we explore five critical money questions for women.

This event is free and open to the public. 
Patrick Caufield is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He is Series 7 and 66 Licensed and holds his Life Accident and Health license.  He works with individuals and companies to find out what is most important to them and then uses an established process to create tailored strategies to help them achieve their goals.  Pat's office is located in the Parkside Commons Plaza at the corner of Route 250 & 441. 

The Penfield Business Chamber is partnering with the Penfield Public Library for a series of programs dedicated to providing community members with information about a wide variety of personal finance-related topics.  Do you have an idea for our Community Series?  Email us at  


Topics @ 12:

Thai Mii Up
Thai Mii Up 
Wednesday, April 18th 
11:45-1:00 pm 
Located at Eagle Vale Golf Club  
4344 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road 
Fairport, NY 14450  

Join us for our re-imagined Lunch Bunch: Topics@12!  In addition to our usual networking lunch, the PBC will feature an informational component from either a Board Member or another PBC member.

Topics@12 is also an opportunity for members (and guests!) to gather for informal networking & lunch in support of local restaurants.

No reservations are required but either registering online or sending us an email is helpful for seating.

Bring your business cards! 

The Welcome Brigade Bag is a re-useable bag distributed by Welcome Brigade Committee memberes. The bag will be filled with information about the Penfield community-- a Town of Penfield recreation brochure, a letter from the Town Supervisor, etc. For businesses, the Welcome Bag will include information about the PBC and upcoming PBC events. The Welcome Brigade Bag provides a great opportunity to promote your business' products and/or services to new community members.
Just send an email to or call us at 585-348-8360. We will make sure that your business in included in the bag. Though brochures about your business can certainly be added, consider an item that will draw attention to your business: discount coupons, magnets, business cards with a piece of candy attached, pens, etc.  

Each year, approximately 30 businesses and 450 residents joined the Penfield community. This is your chance to attract new business!
Promoting your business through the Penfield Welcome Brigade Bag is an opportunity available only to PBC Members.
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At Flower City Tree our philosophy is simple--  we love nature and all it has to offer, which means we treat your property and trees with the highest level of respect. Our customers believe in us because we do the job correctly the first time and take pride in every project we complete. Our goal is to provide the greater Rochester area with premier tree service from our ISA Certified Arborist.

Creative Caterers 

Since 1980, Creative Caterers at Glendoveers has been providing fresh, amazing farm-to-table meals for event catering in Rochester and beyond. With an experienced team of smiling chefs and staff, an unlimited imagination for creating unique dishes and menus, and a gorgeous venue, we have everything needed to create the perfect event for you. If you can imagine it, we can do it!

Glendoveers is our private property located in Penfield. This elegant woodland setting is situated on the Irondequoit Creek and provides a gorgeous setting for any event. Our on-site banquet facility can serve up to 200 guests.
(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            

CNB Holds Business Loan Sale

Bach To Rock Open House Apr. 14th

"A Comedy of Tenors" Begins April 27th

PSO Concert May 7th

The Penfield Symphony Orchestra performs its concert, "A Little Russian," on May 7th 2018 at 7:30 PM.  This concert is generously sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC, and features works by famous Russian composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky.

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Just Solutions Named to CRN's MSP 500

Just Solutions has been named to CRN's 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Pioneer 250 category!

This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

In today's fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN's MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

We're starting 2018 off on the right foot and are excited to see where it takes us!

Harry Gibbs Named Branch M

Congratulations to PBC Board Member Harry Gibbs, who was recently prom oted to Manager of Canandaigua National Bank's Penfield branch.  

SunCommon NY Named Rochester's Top Workplace

SunCommon NY was recently named one of Rochester's Top Workplaces in 2018. SunCommon NY won first place in the small employment size category-- reserved for companies that employ 35 to 124 employees regionally.

PBC Holds Joint Chamber on Tap with RWN

The PBC held a joint Chamber on Tap with the Rochester Women's Network on March 28th.  Nearly 50 people attended the networking event at WhichCraft Brews.  Thank you to sponsors Supportive Divorce Solutions and Family First of WNY for their support of the event!

Do you have some business news you would like to share with the community? A new location or a new addition to your staff? Maybe your business has been recognized recently?
Send us your news to share with the PBC community.   
Email us at .  


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Representative Pat Caufield is offering complimentary fiduciary reviews and complimentary portfolio reviews.
Did you know that as a PBC Member, you are eligible to give and receive Member 2 Member Deals?

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

Baker Commodities
50% off first trap cleaning with purchase of two year service contract.

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


Private tour plus $500 off first month's rent for all PBC Members and their employees.


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

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2018 PBC Board of Directors

Jen Novy  - President 

Michael Quinn  - Vice-President 
  RE/MAX Plus Real Estate

Dennis Shew - Treasurer  
  Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate

Pat Caufield 
   Edward Jones   
Tom Dambra
  Family First of New York
Bob Lewis
  Enterprise Performance Matters

Harry Gibbs
  Canandaigua National Bank
Noel Wilfeard
  The UPS Store at Baytowne 
Marie Cinti 
  PBC Programs and Communications Coordinator 

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 throughout
the community.

For more information visit us at




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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