February Business of the Month
Mike Pavone, restaurant chef, and Jose Abarca, Mexican restaurateur, became friends in 2011 when Mike would stop in to Jose’s shop to eat a burrito or taco. A suggestion to work together was the beginning of Itacate, an authentic Mexican eatery in Penfield....    ( read more )
Congratulations to our Annual Award Recipients!
Business of the Year: Wickham Farms
Wickham Farms was named 2019 PBC Business of the Year. This award honors a local business that has significantly contributed to the vitality and success of the Penfield business community. 
Daniel Penfield Award: Baker Commodities' Bill Schmieder received the 2019 Daniel Penfield Award honoring a local business person who has positively impacted the Penfield business community through his or her community involvement, business practices, and overall character.

Penfield Pride Award: Radiant Sun Acupuncture owner Julie Grogan proudly accepts her award. The Penfield Pride Award recognizes a local business that rehabilitates an existing building, creates a vibrant new look and becomes a positive addition to Penfield's proud community.
Upcoming Events
Keep checking our Events page as 2020 events are always being added!
Speed Networking with the Brighton Chamber, Feb. 20
Joey B's at Brickstone, 1325 Elmwood Avenue
This special speed networking event will be powered by a text messaging based system! Please bring your FULLY charged, text capable mobile phone. You will check in by texting to our special event phone number when you arrive. Networking matches will be texted to you throughout the 10 rounds of the event.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: FastSigns of Rochester and Genesee Valley Publications . You must preregister for the event through the Brighton Chamber.
 PBC Members, please use code - pbc220.
SAVE THE DATE: Chamber on Tap Networking with Rochester Women's Network, July 16th
Back by request from our Members!
The PBC is partnering with the Rochester Women's Network in a joint networking event. Summer calendars fill quickly, but please "Save the Date" for this very popular event. More details soon!

Recent Events
A nnual Holiday Party
O ver 50 people attended the Annual Holiday Party on January 9. Excellent food was prepared by Creative Catering / Glendoveers . Photos of the event can be found on the Chambers' Facebook page.

Thanks again to our event sponsors, Baker Commodities , Dawson Law Firm , and Family First Federal Credit Union .
Topics@12: Patty Flowerday Dance Studio
Members who attended our Topics@12 on Jan 12 were treated to a delicious lunch and a tour of a fantastic facility. Our thanks to Patty Flowerday for hosting us!
Ribbon Cutting: Dollar Tree
On Friday, January 31st, the PBC welcomed a new Dollar Tree to Penfield. It is located in the Wegmans Plaza on Route 441.
Stop by and welcome to them to town.
Member News
  The Patty Flowerday Dance Studio presents "A Dog for Emily", February 9th
A young girl named Emily sees a woman walking her dogs. Emily falls in love with the dogs and wants one more than anything but every time she gets near a dog, she sneezes! Join us to see how things turn out!!
For more information: show and ticket information
Scenery "donation" information
  The Penfield Symphony Orchestra Presents
"Caramia and Rodgers: Our Favorite Valentines" Concert, February 24
The Penfield Symphony Orchestra will present the third concert of its 64th season.  Commencing with local composer Verne Reynolds’ rarely-heard  Celebration Overture , the concert then features local Eastman faculty jazz pianist Tony Caramia. Caramia will perform American composer Dana Suesse’s jazz nocturne  Afternoon of a Black Fau n, her romantic piece  My Silent Love , and her energetic Jazz Concerto in D .  The second half of the concert is a symphonic celebration of the popular, tuneful music of Richard Rodgers (Oklahoma!, The King and I, Victory at Sea, South Pacific.) 
For tickets, please click here .
 Superfly DMC offers event food
Plan your next business lunch, office gathering or party at Superfly DMC . We serve a genre of food we like to call “Amplified American Cuisine”. Playing off traditional favorites, we AMP-up food by borrowing flavors from Americas Melting Pot. ... ( read more )
  Penfield Library offers February events
Poetry, Health Care Navigation and a Downton Abbey showing are just some of the events at the library this month.
Mary Cariola Children’s Center renamed Mary Cariola Center

The Mary Cariola name change truly reflects the evolution of our agency. While we look to the future with the new name and logo, our mission remains the same as we further our commitment to “transforming the lives of people with disabilities.”

It’s important to note that once someone with complex disabilities turns 18, they are no longer “children” and therefore deserve the respect and support that adulthood brings. Mary Cariola Center has been serving adults for over 15 years and will continue to support the needs of all people with disabilities including adults who are not necessarily supported right now.
Genesee Valley Pennysaver offers publishing opportunity.
Produced by the Genesee Valley Publications , Home is a magazine-style publication that will enlighten and inspire, providing readers with helpful tips and informative articles, along with ads from local businesses. Your business will get its own place to shine in this Home publication to get the recognition you deserve.
Welcome New Members
John Marshall of The Lavoro Group is a full service insurance agency specializing in group benefits, insurance, as well as HR consulting. More information can be obtained by visiting John Marshall's PBC directory listing.

FastSigns is a sig n and visual communications company producing custom signs from interior graphics to exterior illuminated signs, as well as digital products. We also create and supply all trade show materials and promotions.
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2019-20 PBC Board of Directors
Marie Cinti , PBC Board President
Pat Caufield , PBC Board Vice-President
Tom Dambra , PBC Board Treasurer
Family First Credit Union
Amy Valente , PBC Board Secretary
Toni Allocco , Maxim Spa & Salon
Steve Conger, Spectrum 
Carlo DiPisa , iCommercial Lending
Brandon Mahajar , Astral Power, Inc.
Michael Quinn , ReMax Realty
Daria Reitknecht , Genesee Valley Pennysaver