The Penfield Business Chamber wishes you and yours a happy, healthy Holiday Season!
December 2022
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News & Updates from the PBC
Deadline for Penfield Business Chamber Annual Business Awards Fast Approaching!

The Penfield Business Chamber is accepting nominations for our Annual Business Awards, which will be announced at our Holiday Party at Glendoveers on January 12, 2023 (view our Events calendar to learn more and register)! Nominations can be made here, and will be accepted until December 15, 2022. Member Businesses can be nominated in the following categories:

Business of the Year Award
This award is given annually by the Penfield Business Chamber to honor a local business that has significantly contributed to the vitality and success of the Penfield business community. Nomination Form

Daniel Penfield Award
This award is given annually by the Penfield Business Chamber to honor a local business person who has positively impacted the Penfield business community through his or her community involvement, business practices and overall character. Nomination Form

Penfield Pride Award
Each year the Penfield Business Chamber recognizes a local business that rehabilitates an existing building, creates a vibrant new look and becomes a positive addition to Penfield's proud community. Nomination Form
Annual Luncheon/Meeting
The Penfield Business Chamber would like to thank all our PBC members, guests, and community partners who attended the Penfield Business Chamber Luncheon at the Penfield Country Club on Thursday, November 17, 2022! It was a very successful event where attendees networked, were updated on the status of the PBC and Penfield Town business, and enjoyed a delicious Italian buffet!
Additionally, the PBC was able to contribute over a dozen boxes of food for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf, as well as a generous monetary donation - all from those in attendance!

The PBC was also delighted to welcome its newest Board Members, Meghan Little and Hillary Paine-Hopkins from Episcopal Senior Life Communities as its new Co-Directors of Marketing!

Start your New Year off right and join PBC members and guests at its Annual Holiday Party on January 12, 2023 at Glendoveers from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for a joyful time of cheer and networking!
Registration is required and includes a variety of appetizers and hors d'oeuvres and one complimentary drink ticket! 
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Reliant Credit Union began in a science classroom in Sodus Central High School with a discussion on how to best benefit the teachers and staff of Wayne County Schools. After receiving its charter, the doors to its corporate headquarters on Benton Place in Sodus were opened! We now have several locations, and serve over 40,000 members! Reliant Credit Union is - and always has been - committed to living our values.

"At Reliant, we believe in dreams. We believe in opportunities. We believe in you. And when someone believes in you, you can achieve great things." Learn more.
ColorPenfieldGreen is a 100% volunteer-powered organization in Penfield that is concerned about the environment. Our goals are to: 
  • inform fellow residents about all the incredible ways that our community is “Going Green” with a focus on climate;
  • educate people as to how they can reduce their carbon footprints - at individual, family; neighborhood, municipal, state, and federal levels;
  • organize local volunteers to participate in high impact campaigns; and 
  • support and empower Penfield residents to become community leaders in addressing climate change. 

To learn more about us, visit our website, facebook, or subscribe to our newsletter.

The Summit Federal Credit Union is a non-profit financial institution that began almost 80 years ago with a simple mission: to help members improve their lives. It is a mission that continues to guide everything they do at the Summit even today. It is owned and operated exclusively by its members, with locations in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Cortland, Seneca Falls, as well as a new virtual branch!

The Summit Federal Credit Union offers its members several services. Learn more about us!
News from PBC Members
You'll want to take advantage of this great holiday program! Receive half price November 4th - December 16th! For more information, contact Daria Reitknecht.
Mary F. Ognibene Honored as ATHENA Award Finalist
McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C. proudly announces that Partner, Mary F. Ognibene has been selected as a finalist for the 37th annual ATHENA International Award. The ATHENA Award is given annually to a professional female leader who has demonstrated significant achievements in business, community service, and the professional advancement of women. Read more.

Water for South Sudan Prepares for 18th Operating Season
Water for South Sudan (WFSS), a nonprofit organization based in Penfield, is pleased to report that our South Sudan team is deep in preparation for the upcoming 2022-23 operating season—our 18th!
From our start in 2005, led by Founder Salva Dut, WFSS has now drilled 571 new wells, rehabilitated 321 older wells and conducted 678 village hygiene trainings.
This season, WFSS plans to drill 32 new wells, each serving 600-800 people, construct 2 community water storage systems (serving 4,000-6,000 people), rehab 50-60 older wells, and provide hygiene training in 84-94 communities.
In addition to these projects, WFSS is excited to continue our collaborations with international nonprofit partners including UNICEF, The Carter Center, and NCA (Norwegian Church Aid). Together we are stronger, partnering with other organizations in South Sudan to address critical humanitarian needs.
Funded by donors in Penfield, throughout Monroe County, across the US, and in 60 other countries, we look forward to serving even more people this year with the most basic need—clean water. Learn more at

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It's that time of year again! The Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf is getting ready for our holiday dinner distributions. As you probably know, we provide complete holiday dinners to our clients for Christmas; everything from the turkey to the dessert. 

We have been busier than ever this year serving 310 different families this year; close to 185 coming in on a weekly basis! We anticipate 225-250 families for each holiday. 

If you would like to help us by donating a frozen turkey, that would be great; 10-14 pounds is fine. Turkeys will be on sale in the next couple of weeks at the local grocery stores. 
  • Drop off for Christmas items will be as follows at 1618 Jackson Rd. Please enter through the parking lot at the Dolomite Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 17 between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.. 

If interested in donating a turkey, please email the food shelf and let us know so we can keep track of our numbers and freezer space is limited. 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Thanks for your support!
Happy Holidays from Just Solutions!

From everyone at Just Solutions, we’d like to say thank you for your continued loyalty and faith in us. We look forward to what the new year will bring, but our focus remains the same, making sure our clients reach their technology goals. We would like to thank all of our current and former employees, customers and friends that have helped us grow into the number one IT company in Rochester. We hope you enjoy spending time with your friends and family this holiday season. Let’s make 2023 even better! Don't hesitate to reach out if we can help your business achieve next year's goals!
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