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


Dear PBC Members:

Our June newsletter features an important opportunity to assist our Board of Directors in keeping current with member needs and interests.   I ask you to please take a moment to complete the PBC Member Survey found here.  Your feedback is imperative to us as we strive to develop valuable/meaningful programs and networking activities, as well as represent your business interests in our growing community. 

The survey can be completed in approximately five minutes and all responses are anonymous.

On behalf of the PBC Board of Directors, thank you for your Chamber membership and participation!  We hope to see you soon at an upcoming PBC event, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

Jen Novy, PBC President

Take Membership Survey Now
PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         


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Wednesday, June 21st
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Frontier Field
333 N. Plymouth Ave.
Rochester, NY 14608

It's not your average day at the office...  

Join fellow PBC members as we enjoy an afternoon watching the Rochester Red Wings bat it out against the Buffalo Bisons.

Take your clients out to the ball game!

This is a great opportunity to bring clients, friends, and/or family for an afternoon of networking, fun, food and baseball. 

Game starts at 1:35 pm.  Cost of attending is $30 per person and includes game ticket, food, and non-alcoholic beverages.  PBC will be eating in "The Nest" and food will be available from 12:30-2:00.  Seats are next to the food area.

Pre-registration and payment is required, use the "Register Online" button below.

Cancellations must be received 5 business days before the event. No shows will be charged.



with Michelle Arbore

Michelle Arbore
Michelle Arbore,
Savvy Social Media

Wednesday, June 21st
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Legacy at Village Wood/
Grande' Vie Senior Living

2140 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with more than 313 million members worldwide.  LinkedIn is a way to build credibility and demonstrate your expertise.  If you have an incomplete LinkedIn profile, that shows a lack of credibility and professionalism.  With first impressions going a long way, it's important to get yours right the first time.

During Michelle's presentation, attendees will learn:
  • Why LinkedIn matters
  • What's in it for them
  • The "TOP SECRET" four things your profile must have
  • With whom they should connect
  • Why they should be publishing posts
  • Why they should join LinkedIn Groups
Michelle Arbore is an international speaker where she presents on different aspects of social media.  She has spoken at local networking events, women's organizations and conferences, numerous chambers of commerce, and has been interviewed for webinars, telesummits, seminars, and podcasts.  She has also created and hosted different workshops and online challenges designed to help businesses grow.


PBC to Participate in "Walking on Sunshine" Sept. 24th

Sunday, September 24th

Veterans Memorial Park
3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield

The PBC will be fielding a team to participate in the Walking On Sunshine charity walk benefiting PBC Member Mary Cariola Children's Center.  Watch for details about how to join Team PBC for the walk and support this vital organization. 

Mary Cariola Children's Center serves individuals with complex disabilities and provides necessary support to their families .  The organization recently broke ground for a new facility right here in Penfield!

(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            
Patty Flowerday School of Dance Recital June 10th


Broccolo Tree and Lawn Offers Community Classes
Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care is offering free horticultural classes to the community.  Classes are held once per month throughout the summer.
See our Community Events page for the class schedule.

Upcoming Golf Tournaments in June and July

The Kiwanis Club, Town of Penfield, and Penfield Rotary Club are joining forces this year for their Annual Golf Tournament on June 19th.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit several local charities.  Click here for registration information.

On July 17th, the 7th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Shepherd Home will take place at Penfield Country Club.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit this two-bed comfort care home for the terminally ill.  For more information about this tournament, click here

CNB Offering Business Loan Sale

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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! 



As part of a rebranding effort by the company that provides the PBC with software services, the database used by PBC Members has a new name and look:  MemberZone is now GrowthZone.  

The software and login credentials that members use to access the Member Information Center are exactly the same, but the home page will have a new appearance. 
Follow the PBC on Facebook and LinkedIn as we'll be posting tips for members on using GrowthZone to its fullest capacity. 

If you have any questions, email us at info@penfieldbusiness.org.

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 been recognized recently? Send us your news to share with the PBC community.  Email us at  info@penfieldbusiness.org.
Summer Membership Special ~ Now Through August 15th 

Join the PBC now through August 15th
Get 17 months for the price of 12*
Know a business in Penfield or the surrounding area that would benefit from being a member of the PBC?  Tell them about our Summer Membership Special!  Join before August 15th and get the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018 for the price of one year's membership ~ that's 17 months for the price of 12!

Take advantage of monthly networking opportunities, special business programs, free advertising on our community events page and monthly newsletter, an exclusive online Member Information Center, Member2Member Deals, and more!

No special codes needed, just register online and membership will automatically be extended through 2018.

*Offer for first-time PBC members only.  Not valid on renewals. 

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  

Help Wanted!


Wickham Farms is the hardest FUN job you'll ever have. We are in the "agritainment" business, which means people pay us to have fun on the farm. As an employee, you interact directly with people who are looking for a fun, family-friendly activity. fill out an application  on our website.

All PBC Members are able to create and manage job postings on the Member Information Center (MIC). 

Log-in to the MIC to learn more! 
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:

10% off Plants at
Broccolo Garden Center

Don's Original
15% off your bill for PBC members


Free registration fee to The Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester when signing up to any of our programs offered. This includes Botsford School of Dance and Fit by Five Preschool. $30 value per child.


Medium mailbox rental for $129/year.  Renting a box at the UPS store provides you with an actual street address for your business.  Mailbox holders have 24-hour access to their box and discounts on many UPS services such as printing, scanning, notary services and more.

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
  Penfield Community Member
Jaime Dengal 
  Hampton Inn Webster  
Bob Lewis
  The Advicoach

Harry Gibbs
  Canandaigua National Bank




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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