PBC Newsletter - December 2016
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The nominations are in, the award selection committee reviewed them all and made the best decisions - and yes, it was hard to decide! Please join us in celebrating the recipients of the 2016 Annual PBC Business Awards at our Holiday Party on Monday December 5th at Bistro 1778 Kitchen & Cocktails.

Business of the Year 
Penfield Pride Award 
Daniel Penfield Award  
PBC EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          


Monday, December 5th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bistro 1778 Kitchen & Cocktails     
1778 Penfield Road
(former T-Bones location)
Join your fellow PBC members in celebrating the 2016 holiday season. Our Annual Holiday Party will begin at 6PM at Bistro 1778. A cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Share some holiday cheer with fellow PBC members, local business leaders and friends. We will also celebrate our annual award winners for Business of the Year, Daniel Penfield & Penfield Pride.      

This event is FREE for Members and $12 per person for Non-Members and Guests of Members. 

In addition, we are looking for non-perishable donations for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf. Please consider bringing one of the following needed items:
  • Baked beans / pork n' beans
  • Tea
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pudding and jello
  • Mayonnaise
  • Coffee
  • Canned Soup
***RSVP is required ***

All RSVPs must be paid in advance. If paying by mail instead of online, kindly send an email with guest names before sending a check.

We look forward to seeing you there!


(instead of Lunch Bunch this month) 

Courtyard Penfield

Friday December 16th
8:30am - 9:30am

December is a busy month so instead of our monthly lunch, j oin us at the Courtyard Penfield for coffee & breakfast. This event is an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking. The Courtyard's General Manager, Paula, will also provide a quick tour of the hotel. Stop in before you head to the office or start your day holiday shopping.    

No reservations are required but an RSVP is helpful for planning breakfast. Bring your business cards to share with members attending.



Thursday March 16, 2017
4:30pm - 7:30pm
EagleVale Golf Club
4344 Nine Mile Point Road, Fairport

Back by popular demand and better than ever!

Join us for an evening of business awareness and networking with businesses from across the eastern suburbs.

This event is open to the public and attendance for networking and exploring is free. Registration for attendance is highly encouraged to ensure plenty of refreshments and to give our exhibitors an idea of how many people to expect.

Reservations for exhibitor tables are now being accepted on a first come, first serve basis. $85 for PBC Members, $100 for Non-Members. Other area chambers have been invited to participate, so stay tuned for announcement of additional event partners. Once confirmed, members of participating Chambers will receive the $85 discounted table rate as well.

Corporate sponsorship of the event is also available, which includes year-long website and social media exposure for your business throughout 2017. There is a limit of three corporate sponsorships for this event at $500 each.

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing with you all of the exciting businesses thriving on the Eastside!

Additional PBC events are listed on our website. Visit the   Events Calendar to see what else we have coming up and "save the date".

Lisa Sheedy's Farmers Insurance Agency was established in 2014, however, Lisa has been providing insurance solutions to the Penfield, Webster and Rochester areas for over 30 years. She lives in Penfield with her husband Mike and her children attend Webster Schroeder High School.

Agency staff members include Augustina King (Gussie) and Michelle Eno, who both share Lisa's philosophy of conscientious customer service. They settle for nothing less than premium satisfaction by listening to customers' concerns and tailoring coverage to fit their needs - leaving no gaps! They plan ahead for potential risks and work diligently to quickly restore customers' lives after a loss.

During this holiday season Lisa's agency is once again collecting Toys for Tots. Stop by the office at 1759 Empire Blvd to say "Hi" and to drop off a new unwrapped toy for a child in need.
(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            
Book your Holiday Party with
the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Save on Groups of 10 or more!
Book a group of 10 or more to any of our concerts throughout the season and receive 20% or more off of our tickets, waived handling fees (which range from $3-$8 per ticket), personalized coordination of seats and how you would like ticket delivery. Can set up a pre-concert talk with musicians and/or conductor and group awknowledgement at the concert!

Offer Valid: November 1, 2016 - February 1, 2016
http://www.rpo.org | (585) 399-3697 | jkohler@rpo.org

The Food Shelf is now collecting turkeys for Christmas dinner and hopes to collect 125 turkeys. They should still be on sale at the market, so now is a good time to buy one and donate it!

The date for the Christmas collection and distribution will be Wednesday, Dec. 21, drop off is from 7:30-9:00am in the Dolomite parking lot. You won't even need to get out of your car, simply drive up and the crew will be there to accept your turkey. Any size frozen turkey will be accepted. If a Wednesday drop off is a problem for you, please email us and we will figure something out.
For more information contact penfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com

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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! 

Itacate Penfield - 1859 Penfield Road, near the Four Corners

SHARE your Y with Friends and SAVE

You and your friends can save big! Help your friends get the support they need and help them get it at a 20% lower member-referred rate. It's easy to invite friends and family to join. Invite as many friends as you want. When a friend joins, you'll both receive a 20% reduced rate on your monthly membership dues at the Y. All you need is an email address, YMCA keytag number, and a friend who is ready to join the Y.

More info

Welcome to the Penfield Business Chamber!
The Penfield Business Chamber is now the only business-focused association in the Town of Penfield. With the combining of the Penfield Business Association and Penfield Chamber of Commerce, The Penfield Business Chamber is the largest, business-focused association in the Town of Penfield. We are committed to helping area businesses prosper through marketing support, educational enrichment, business mentoring, and networking opportunities.

The organization was founded by a group of civic-minded business leaders who believed that businesses in the area could benefit from an organization dedicated to their business needs.The Penfield Business Chamber offers several opportunities each month for networking and learning. Additional information and a calendar of events can be found at penfieldbusiness.org

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.

For more information visit us at  
Welcome New Members

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.

Get One Month FREE when you rent any storage space for six months or 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
  Water for South Sudan
Jaime Dengal 
  Hampton Inn Webster  
Bob Lewis
  The Advicoach

Harry Gibbs
  Canandaigua National Bank


Are you a member of the PBC looking for a way to give back to your business community? Consider volunteering to serve on the Board of Directors 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 our Board of Directors and the committees they chair to manage different projects throughout the year. As with all volunteer organizations, our success depends largely on the willingness of our membership to serve as Board Members and make things happen.

If you would like to volunteer your time and skill-set to serve your business community, contact us and we will connect you with the Executive Board to discuss your potential for filling a Board seat. We have several openings and all business skills are needed.




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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