beach-dunes-banner.jpg  PBC Newsletter - August 2017 
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 


Better Homes and Gardens Prosperity Real Estate BHG Logo
2494 Browncroft Boulevard 
Rochester, NY 14625

Danielle Riley, owner of Better Homes and Gardens Prosperity Real Estate (BHG), says her company's mission is to help people buy and sell real estate by guiding clients every step of the way.  Danielle likes being partnered with Better Homes and Gardens because of its brand recognition and she chose the office location on the corner of Creek and Browncroft in part because 500,000 people drive by the office every day. 

Better Homes and Gardens currently employs 13 REALTORS and 2 additional employees.  Danielle is looking to hire new or experienced agents, so please contact Danielle if you are interested. 


PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         
Stoneyard Brewing Company logo

Wednesday, August 16th
5:30-7:30 pm

Stoneyard Brewing Company
1517 Empire Blvd.

Join us Thursday, August 16th for "Chamber on Tap," a networking event at Stoneyard Brewing Company Mingle with PBC Members and guests, meet new prospects and grow your business.

Bring plenty of business cards to share. Guests are always welcome!

 RSVP by using the "Register Online" button below.



Lindburgers Restaurant logo  

Thursday, August 24th 
11:45am - 1:00pm

2157 Penfield Road
Penfield, N.Y. 14526
This month's Lunch Bunch is at PBC Member Lindburgers Restaurant. Join us at this casual, contemporary eatery serving a lengthy menu of creative burgers, plus wings, wraps and sides.

No charge to attend, but attendees pay for their own order.  Register for August Lunch Bunch using the link below or send us an email


Kathleen Pringle, CEO

Wednesday, September 20 
8:30-10:00 am

Hampton Inn- Rochester/Penfield 
950 Panorama Drive S. 
Rochester, NY 14625

Stakes are high and competition is fierce. Remarkable careers don't happen by accident. To succeed, leaders must embrace change, understand their value, and successfully promote and negotiate their competitive advantage - whether they are business owners,  employees, consultants, or in transition.

Join us for an interactive session that will challenge you to up your game, take the critical action steps that will have you be more a more influential leader, deliver greater value, and be happier at work.  After all, it takes courage, determination and a solid strategy to navigate through the chaos of today's frenetic, multi-tasking, technology-driven workplace to reach and surpass your goals.  

Kathleen Pringle, CEO of The Kathleen Pringle Group, Inc. is a recognized executive career strategist and coach.  She is one of Western New York's premier resources for executives, professionals, businesses and entrepreneurs who are committed to excellence, success and meeting the challenges of an increasingly confusing market. Kathleen provides the tools, knowledge, expertise and strategy to help clients develop a proactive and forward-focused approach to accelerating and managing their career.

The Penfield Business Chamber is fielding a team to parti cipate in  "Walking on Sunshine," Sunday, September 24th at Veteran's Memorial Park .  Come out for a stroll, support the work being done at Mary Cariola Children's Center and enjoy family activities, food and fun!

Mary Cariola Children's Center helps thousands of children and young adults with complex disabilities.  This year's fundraising event has taken on a special task-- all proceeds will benefit the build of a new residential home right here in Penfield! This home will provide the most innovative and quality care available. 

Consider joining "Team PBC" for this special day.  All team registrations are completed through Crowdrise and you can join our team here.

Click on the link above and select "Join Our Team" on the right hand side of the page. Then invite your own network to support you in this very worthwhile event.

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Dalia's Mediterranean Restaurant specializes in Lebanese Food with a Mediterranean flair. Dining, take-out, and catering are available and e verything they serve is made fresh.   Dalia's is family-owned and they take extra pride and care in bringing authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean-style dishes to the Greater Rochester community. 


Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. (FLTG) provides unparalleled communication products, services, solutions and support, all scalable to your business.  FLTG is committed to giving its customers the best services and business solutions in the telecommunications industry.

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

Better Homes & Garden's One Year Anniversary Party August 2
The team at Better Homes and Gardens Prosperity are celebrating their one-year anniversary on Wednesday, August 2nd from 3-6 pm at The Rochester Yacht Club, 5555 St. Paul Boulevard.  The team is throwing this party to thank clients, friends, and family for their support over the last year. Come out for an afternoon on the river to swim, drink, eat and mingle.

Penfield Players Presents "Farce of Nature" Aug. 2

Set in Mayhew, Arkansas, "Farce of Nature" highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family as they try to save their fishing lodge from developers and hide a Chicago gangster in the witness protection program.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The final performance is Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30pm at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

Planet Fitness Grand Opening Celebration Aug. 3rd

Broccolo Tree and Lawn Offers Community Classes

Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care is offering free horticultural classes to the community.  Classes are held once per month throughout the summer.
See our Community Events page for the class schedule.

Don's Original Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit
Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf Aug. 28th

Wickham Farms' Sunflower Spectacular Aug. 26th   

Experience the sheer beauty and colors of a fi ve- acre sunflower field planted with 15 different varieties and over 85 ,000 seeds! Wander through the sunflower field and hop on a hayride through the Wickham Farms vegetable fields and apple orchard. We will also be offering pick-your-own sunflowers, apple cannon shots, a giant (five-acre) corn maze, fresh donuts, and even pick-your-own early-season apples!
General Admission tickets are $5 online & $7 at the gate. Premium and Ultimate Admission tickets are available here.

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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! 

THANK YOU to the PBC Member businesses that contributed to our July Lunch Bunch:

Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care for hosting us in their beautiful outdoor garden center.  Attendees toured the garden center to learn about the services Broccolo offers and its commitment to the environment and sustainability.

UPS Store in Baytowne Plaza for sponsoring our lunch.  The UPS Store now offers a wide variety of printing services at very competitive prices. 

Dalia's Mediterranean Restaurant for providing a delicious lunch: Greek salad, hummus, marinated chicken and beef and delicious baklava for dessert!

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  
Summer Membership Special ~ Now Through August 15th 

Join the PBC now through August 15th
Get 16 months for the price of 12*
Know a business in Penfield or the surrounding area that would benefit from being a member of the PBC?  Tell them about our Summer Membership Special!  Join before August 15th and get the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018 for the price of one year's membership ~ that's 16 months for the price of 12!

Take advantage of monthly networking opportunities, special business programs, free advertising on our community events page and monthly newsletter, an exclusive online Member Information Center, Member2Member Deals, and more!

No special codes needed, just register online and membership will automatically be extended through 2018.

*Offer for first-time PBC members only.  Not valid on renewals. 
Members Spoke, PBC Listened
The PBC Board received many requests on the Member Survey to schedule our educational events at different times of the day.  Going forward, the PBC will make every effort to schedule our speakers at varying times of day as speaker availability and event space allows.


Help Wanted!

Dahlia's is looking for servers and a cook to work at their restaurant located on Fairport Road. Servers must have experience. Cook also must have experience but does not need to be with Mediterranean food. Please apply in person at Dahlia's located at 1220 Fairport Road, #5 in Fairport, NY.


Wickham Farms is the hardest FUN job you'll ever have. We are in the "agritainment" business, which means people pay us to have fun on the farm. As an employee, you interact directly with people who are looking for a fun, family-friendly activity. fill out an application  on our website.

All PBC Members are able to create and manage job postings on the Member Information Center (MIC). 

Log-in to the MIC to learn more! 
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:

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10% off Plants at
Broccolo Garden Center

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.


$25 gift coupon good for any equipment purchased from store (cannot be used towards your Verizon bill).

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 
  Finger Lakes Technologies Group

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

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.


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.

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