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

PBC Business of the Month 
Block Advisors 
2160 Penfield Road  
Penfield, NY 14526 
(585) 388-1295

Whether you file your taxes as an individual or a business owner, Block Advisors delivers personalized tax planning and preparation. Their advisors are available year-round and have an average of 15 years of experience. Block Advisors also offers enhanced services including bookkeeping, payroll, and tax planning services to help you prepare for the future.  
Block tax advisors focus on building relationships, creating a personalized approach to each client's unique tax needs. "Our clients truly become a part of our family," says Marlene Proia, Office Manager.

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PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         



Thursday, March 23
8:30-9:15 a.m.

Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop
2230 Penfield Road

Join us for a coffee break this month.  This event is an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking & lunch in support of PBC member restaurants.  

No reservations are required but an email confirmation is helpful for seating.

Bring your business cards to share with members attending!

Additional PBC events are listed on our website. Visit the   Events Calendar to see what else we have coming up and "save the date".

The Hampton Inn Rochester Penfield is expected to open its doors on June 15, 2017.  Located on Panorama Trail South, it is within  walking distance to Paychex and a short drive to the Linden Oaks Office Park.  The corporate office will also be located on the property and a grand opening celebration is planned.
Stay tuned for details!

The UPS Store in Baytowne Plaza is a locally owned and operated small business and cares about all of its customers. The staff has the knowledge and expertise to handle all of your mailbox, packaging, shipping, printing and other small business services. 

Emergency medicine trained providers treat non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. The immediate care center located in Penfield has CLIA-certified labs and digital x-rays on site to diagnose and treat higher acuity cases than any other urgent care center in Rochester.  Some of the illnesses treated include: fractures, sprains, burns, lacerations and insect bites.

Wolmering Wireless Zone is an independently owned Verizon Authorized Retailer, and helps customers select the correct wireless device for them.  They are experts in the wireless industry and always put customers first.
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Brighton Chamber "Ask the Expert" Event 

The Brighton Chamber of Commerce is holding a special "Ask  the Expert" event on Tuesday, March 7 from 8-10am at the Rustic Village Apartments in Rochester. 

There will be eight tables in the room with an expert at each table. Every 15 minutes you will move to another table to meet another expert for a discussion, with six rounds in all. 
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Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf Celebrates 20 Years

As part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations,
the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf is thanking the Penfield community for its years of generous support.
Two presentations will be offered. The presentation to the Penfield Town Board is Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall. The presentation to the Penfield Board of Education is Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm in the Penfield High School Library.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Penfield Rotary Euchre Tournament

Penfield Rotary's Annual Spring Euchre
Tournament will take place at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 12 at
The Legacy at Willow Ponds.  There are over $1,000 in prizes and the tournament is limited to 100 players.   
For more information and tickets, visit www.penfieldrotary.org.

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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! 


Are you looking for a way to give back to your business community? Consider joining one of our committees 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 committees formed to manage different projects throughout the year. As with all volunteer organizations, our success depends largely on the willingness of our membership to participate on these committees and make things happen. If you would like to volunteer to work on a specific committee that could benefit from your time and skill-set, contact us and we will connect you with the Committee Chair. 
Visit our list of currently active committees to see how your experience and expertise can be used.  We will find a project that suits your availability and interests! 

Walking on Sunshine Set for September 24th 

Save the date of Sunday, September 24th for the 201
7 Walkin g on  Sunshine to benefit the Mar y C ariola Childrens' Ce nter.  The walk is taking place right in Penfield at Veteran's Memorial Park.  Stay tune d for m ore detail s about this event.

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  

Have you sent in your renewal 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


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.

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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