On behalf of the PBC Board of Directors, we wish you the happiest of new years and best wishes for a prosperous 2019!
January Business of the Month
Penfield Sports and Fitness
667 Panorama Trail West
Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 586-7777
A Veteran-owned Business, Penfield Sport and Fitness is the only privately owned health club in the Rochester area. Established in 1978 by its present owner, Alan Hanford, the Club celebrated 40 years in business in 2018. The Club was originally named Penfield Racquet Club, and contained eight racquetball courts, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a nursery and lounge. As community interest began to shift from racquetball to fitness, the Club began to change.

The 1980’s brought a Nautilus circuit, an aerobic studio and an expanded childcare center as well as space for free weights and cardio equipment and eventually a 20-yard swimming pool..... (Read more)
Upcoming Events
January 10th - PBC Annual Holiday Party
Join us to celebrate the season with our Annual Holiday Party, Thursday, January 10th from 5:30-8:30 PM at Glendoveers .  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 be announcing the winners of our Annual Awards .  

This event is FREE for Premium Members, $10 per person for Members and their guests, and $15 per person for non-members. In addition, we will collect non-perishable donations for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf .

The Annual Holiday Party is sponsored in part by Dawson Law Firm, Steve Conger at Spectrum, and Heathwood Assisted Living.
January 22nd - Morning Spark @ Penfield Tim Horton's
Put a little spark in your morning! Join us for the first networking event of the year at the Penfield Tim Hortons (2230 Penfield Road, Penfield) from 8-9am. This event is an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking and a cup of coffee. Pop in before you head to the office.  

No reservations are required but an  email confirmation  is helpful, or you may RSVP by using the "Register Now" button. Bring your business cards to share with members attending.
Community Events
Flapjack Saturday to benefit Shepherd Home
Please join the First Baptist Church at a Flapjack Saturday to benefit PBC Member Shepherd Home on Saturday January 19th from 8-10am. Cost is $5 per person for an "all you can eat" breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage ad more!!
SAVE THE DATE: Penfield Rotary Holds Brew & Dinner Event Feb. 28th

The Penfield Rotary Club will hold a Brew & Dinner fundraiser event on the evening of Thursday, Feb. 28th at Penfield Country Club . K2 Brewing will pair their craft beers with a four-course gourmet meal created by the Penfield Country Club Executive Chef. Proceeds benefit Honor Flight and Camp Haccamo. More details to follow, but mark the date in your calendar for this very popular event.
Membership Reminder
2019 Membership Invoice Due
Membership invoices for the 2019 year were due on November 1, 2018 for those members on a November 1 - October 31 member year. 

Invoices were sent out in early September 2018 to provide adequate time for processing. Outstanding invoices were resent several additional times. As of January 15th, members with unpaid dues will be dropped from the Chamber.

We appreciate your attention to this matter and if you have any questions, please message us at info@PenfieldBusiness.org.
New Chamber Initiative - Member Referrals
Refer a business to the Penfield Business Chamber. If they join, your business will receive $25 off your next membership dues payment. You can earn up to $125 in member referral credits.

For additional information, please see the PBC referrals web page.
Call to Action
We need your input!!! The PBC Events Committee is planning for the 2019 calendar year.
  • What programs would help your business grow?
  • What ideas do you want to discuss or learn about?
Please send us your ideas!! Email the Penfield Business Chamber so we can support you.
Welcome New Members
The Penfield Republican Committee is dedicated to good, local government for Penfield and supports the ideals of fiscal responsibility and sound values. Committee Members engage in several activities including selecting local candidates to run on the Republican ballot line; developing party issues and policies; and keeping the public informed, connected, and represented. Meetings are generally held the second Monday of each month at 7PM at the Town Hall Auditorium. See the PRC website for current schedule of meetings and events.
PBC Member Notes
PBC Hires New Staff Member
The Penfield Business Chamber has hired a Marketing and Technical Liaison. Joelle Maurer will be responsible for monitoring email and social media, creating the monthly newsletter, and keeping the website updated.

Ms. Maurer is a lifetime Penfield resident. She is a K-12 Penfield School graduate and returned to Penfield to raise her children in the same school district. She is an active community member and has served in multiple roles within PTA, sports, and Scouting groups.

She looks forward to helping bring additional opportunities to the Penfield business community. 
News from Just Solutions
According to a recent study, 86% of managed service providers report successful ransomware attacks against businesses that have anti-virus or anti-malware software in place. If ransomware makes it past your front line of defense, what’s your next move?

Join Just Solutions and Datto for an informative webinar on best practices for preventing and treating ransomware on January 23rd at 12pm. Register here
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2018-19 PBC Board of Directors
Marie Cinti , PBC Board President
Pat Caufield , PBC Board Vice-President
Dennis Shew , PBC Board Treasurer
Amy Valente , PBC Board Secretary
Jen Novy , PBC Past President
Steve Conger, Spectrum 
Carlo DiPisa , iCommercial Lending
Noel Wilfeard, The UPS Store #0906