PBC Newsletter - January 2017
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 


The recipients of the 2016 Annual PBC Business Awards were celebrated at our Holiday Party at Bistro 1778 Kitchen & Cocktails. Visit our Facebook page for photos and congratulations to the winners!

Business of the Year 

Penfield Pride Award
a three-way tie!
Jeff Chapman, Brett Dawson and Paul Dwyer


Daniel Penfield Award

PBC EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          
PBC Board of Directors Retreat
Wednesday January 11th

Your PBC Board of Directors will meet for their annual Planning Retreat this coming Wednesday. This is when many of the 2017 program activities and membership ideas will be discussed. If you have an idea for a program, can offer your facility for an event, or have an idea you would like the Board to consider, send us an email TODAY.


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".

Penfield Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has performed live music for Penfield and the Greater Rochester community for over 60 years.  The PSO was founded by a small group of musicians in 1955 and has now grown to over 90 members. In 1982, it became an independent non-profit organization.  The PSO regularly performs several concerts throughout their season featuring a variety of artists and soloists from groups such as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and various school and community choirs. 

Dr. Janis Preston has been practicing orthodontics since 2005 and recently opened her practice at 2154 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road.  Dr. Preston believes in increased doctor patient time rather than scheduling as many patients as possible throughout the day.  Preston Orthodontics offers a full range of orthodontic services including Damon Smile, Invisalign, and treatment for TMJ pain and jaw discomfort.

Seyrek Sealers & Maintenance is an asphalt maintenance company providing services to business and residential owners for over ten years.  Seyrek prides itself on the quality of its products and its professional service.  Services include asphalt sealcoating and sidewalk repairs.  Additionally, Seyrek provides a host of other services such as lawn rolling, snowplowing, and auto repair.  Visit their website for a complete list of services.  Free estimates are available.

(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            
Book your Corporate Outing with
the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Save on Groups of 10 or more!
Book a group of 10 or more to any RPO concerts throughout the season and receive 20% or more off tickets, waived handling fees (which range from $3-$8 per ticket), personalized coordination of seats and even specify how you would like ticket delivery. You can also set up a pre-concert talk with musicians and/or the conductor and your group will be acknowledged at the concert!

Offer valid through February 1, 2016
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6th Annual Snow Much Fun Softball Tournament
Saturday January 28th, 8:30am
Kent Park, Webster    

Are you missing your summer softball game? The PenWeb Rotary Club is holding its 6th Annual Snow Much Fun Softball Tournament on Saturday January 28th at 8:30am at Kent Park in Webster.

Teams of 12 are $300, and additional players are $25 each. Registration fee also includes breakfast and lunch. Don't worry if you don't have a team - individual players are more than welcome. Bring your favorite bat and glove, and dress for the weather! For questions, please contact Vince Palumbos (585) 586-7720 or Keith Rose (585) 670-7185.

All proceeds from Snow Much Fun support local and international non-profits such as the Bayview Y, House of Mercy, Daystar, and many others.

Visit www.penwebrotary.org for more information about PenWeb Rotary Club.

Charley Brown's of Penfield, located at 1675 Penfield Rd, is happy and proud to announce that they will be celebrating FIFTY YEARS of serving hungry Rochestarians for the entire month of January! That in and of itself is not only super special and super rare, but they've been doing it in the SAME LOCATION while maintaining a 4.5 rating from Trip Advisor and a 4.5 rating from Yelp.

Stop in this January to help them celebrate and see what makes Charley Brown's such a special part of the Penfield community. Visit their website to see their anniversary specials going on all month long: www.charleybrownspenfield.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.

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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  

It's that time of year again, time to renew your membership in the Penfield Business Chamber to ensure you have access to all of our helpful business workshops, support and networking opportunities for 2017.

Renewal invoices were emailed to the billing contact for your business last month. You may renew your membership online via the Member Center or by mailing a check to the address below. If you need another copy of your renewal reminder, email us!

We look forward to serving your business needs and seeing you at one of our events in 2017!  
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

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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