PBC Newsletter - February 2018 
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 


BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                                
The UPS Store at Baytowne    

1900 Empire Blvd
Webster, NY 14580
While the UPS Store in Baytowne Plaza has been in business since 1989, Noel Wilfeard has owned the business for over a year now and is proud of the growth his business has achieved.

Noel is a graduate from St. John Fisher College and a life-long resident of Irondequoit. Noel's ownership of a The UPS Store franchise has really been the culmination of all his life and work experiences. From his first job in high school at the House of Guitars, where he learned marketing and public relations, to his experiences in large corporate businesses such as Verizon Wireless and Kodak-- Noel learned the importance of not only offering the best customer service but also the importance of taking care of your people. He believes he owes much of his success to his ability to relate to all kinds of people. If you can see something from someone else's perspective, you can understand how to enhance their experience and the sales come naturally from there.

Noel is a proud member of the Penfield community and looks forward to further expanding his enterprise locally.

PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         
Hard Hat Tour at Ellison Heights Apartments

Tuesday, February 13th
4:30-6:00 PM
1206 Penfield Road
Rochester, NY 14625

Try something a little out of the ordinary...

Come down to Ellison Heights and enjoy light refreshments accompanied with a hard hat tour of Penfield's newest build-- Ellison Heights Apartments.

Ellison Heights is offering an exclusive tour for the Penfield Business Chamber members. You don't want to miss out on this sneak peak tour and networking event.  Light refreshments will be provided and there is no charge for this event.


Topics @ 12:  Hong Wah Restaurant
  Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
11:45 am - 1:00 pm 
1802 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY 14526

Join us for our newly re-imagined Lunch Bunch:  Topics@12!  In addition to our usual networking lunch, Topics@12 will feature an informational component with an update by a PBC Board member or brief presentation by a 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 an email confirmation is helpful for seating. 


Expo Photo 
Tuesday, March 20th 
 4:30-7:00 PM 
Eagle Vale Golf Club 
4344 Nine Mile Point Road 
Fairport, NY 14450

Join us for an evening of business awareness and networking with businesses from across the eastern suburbs.  Over 60 local businesses and community organizations will be on display.
Reservations for exhibitor tables are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Exhibitor fees are listed below.  The nominal increase in this year's registration fees will be used to expand Eastside Business Expo advertising to the public
Consider becoming a corporate sponsor! 

Corporate sponsorship includes website, print and social media exposure for your business.
*Prime location of your 8' table (tablecloth& electricity included)  
*Business name and logo on all advertising
*Prominent recognition and logo on all   advertising, website and event program
*General membership in PBC for 2018 
* PBC Chamber Members: $100 
* PBC Non-members: $110 
* Join the PBC & Save: PBC Membership plus Exhibit table: $175**
*8' table with electricity
*Business name in event program and on website during promotion 
**New Chamber Members only, no renewals 
The Eastside Business Expo is open to the public and networking and exploring the Expo is free.   

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

Our Corporate Sponsors (So far...)  

Expo Registration

Enjoyed networking at the Imagine Monroe presentation? Here's another opportunity... 
The Brighton Chamber is pleased to invite members of the Penfield Business Chamber to join us for a networking event  on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 , 5:30PM - 7:30PM at The Northside Inn, 311 N Washington St, East Rochester, NY 14445.

Registration below and use code pbc221.
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Bach to Rock is a locally owned music school offering private/semi-private lessons in all instruments, group lessons, DJ lessons, camps, early childhood programs, birthday parties, corporate events, and a recording studio.  We believe that learning to play music should be fun while focused on music theory, technique, building repertoire and performing in our community.    

Carmen Lonardo_ REMAX

The Carmen Lonardo Team at REMAX describes themselves as a responsive, reliable, courteous. The team's focus is on building trust with each of their clients so that The Lonardo Team is their "go to" real estate team.  The Carmen Lonardo Team is there to help with all needs before, during and after the sale.  


The Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf serves the food insecurities of Penfield residents. We boast a team of 65+ volunteers serving over 90 Penfield families per week.  In addition to weekly perishable food distribution, our families are able to access non-perishable food every other month where they have the opportunity to select foods they like. We also distribute complete dinners for 3 major holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

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

Penfield Symphony To Perform Feb 12th
Penfield Symphony Orchestra's third concert of its 62nd Season, "European Tour," will take place on February 12th, 2018, at PSO Logo 7:30PM, including works by famous European composers such as Wagner, Strauss, Brahms, Bizet, and Elgar.  This concert will also feature 2017 Jo Amish Young Artist Competition winner, Benjamin Doane, playing the first movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto.

The performance will be held at Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Penfield, NY 14526. Visit website for ticket information.

Penfield Players Perform Neil Simon Play

The Penfield Players announces its Winter Readers' _Fool_ Photo Theatre with two performances of Neil Simon's "Fools" on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Penfield Community Center.

Come enjoy a folly through the absurdity of a town that's been cursed with stupidity for over 200 years! It is directed by Justin Rielly and produced by Sandra Lowe-Dusel.

Admission to "Fools" is free, but donations are accepted.  Visit the Penfield Players' website for more information.

Penfield Rotary Club Holds Spring Euchre Tournament March 11th

The 2018 Spring Tournament will be held on Sunday, March 11, at The Legacy at 40 Willow Pond Way in Penfield.  Check-in starts at 2:00, and play starts at 2:30.  Tickets are $20 if purchased by March 10, or $25 at the door.

$1,000+ in prizes will be awarded, including $425 in cash.   Prizes will  be awarded  based on scores from eight games.  Participation will be limited to 100 players.

Admission includes water, coffee, and snacks.  Other beverages and pizza will be available for purchase.

Nearly 70 Chamber Members Hear Jeff Adair Speak on Jan 25th 

Members of the Penfield, Brighton, and Webster Chambers met at Shadow Lake Golf Club to hear Jeff Adair speak about Imagine Monroe.  The Executive Director described the many services that Imagine Monroe provides to small business owners and those seeking employment in Monroe County.  See our Facebook page for photos from this popular event!

Just Solutions Hires Two New Staff Members
Just Solutions has been growing in the ne w year! We have added two additional employees to our staff. First is Jenna, our Sales & Marketing Assistant. Jenna graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2016 and joins us from Pinnacle Athletic Campus, where she was their Director of Marketing. Doreen is our IT Service Coordinator. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2012 and joins us from Umbrella Managed Systems. We are thrilled to continue expanding our business through outstanding employees like Jenna and Doreen!

PBC Community Partnership Series Begins
Dawn Hampsey_ CPA
Dawn Hampsey_ CPA

Dawn Hampsey, CPA, gave a presentation on the new tax plan to community residents on Feb. 1.  This was the first program in PBC's partnership with the Penfield Public Library, providing information to community and small businesses on various financial topics. 
If you have an idea for our PBC Community Series, send us an email .

Todd Mazzo Joins Keystone Financial Partners
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Congratulations to PBC Member Todd Mazzo, who recently joined Keystone Financial Partners as a Wealth Strategist.

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.   


Valentine's Day?
Are you running a special for Valentine's Day?  Perhaps a special menu? Or a special offer/discount?  Let us know so we can help spread the word!

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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.

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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???

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