Business of the Month
Wireless Zone of Penfield and Brockport offers the same plans and promotions you see on television and other media with the hometown personal touch. For the last 16 years, Dave Wolmering and his family have operated these two stores and eight other locations from Syracuse to Albion, and Warsaw to Oswego. The Penfield and Brockport stores are the two oldest running locations for Verizon Wireless in the Rochester region.  

Wireless Zone is a 30-year-old franchise of Verizon Wireless. Between the parent company, Moorehead, and Wireless Zone, they are the largest distributors for Verizon Wireless.  Read more..
Upcoming Events
PBC Smart Seminar: Mixed Use Development Zones in Penfield, March 14th

The Penfield Business Chamber is pleased to partner with the Town of Penfield to present a Smart Seminar on Mixed Use Development Zoning . Zach Nersinger, Planner for the Town of Penfield, will describe the Town’s vision for development in the recently adopted  Mixed Use Development zoning district , what types of land uses are permitted in the district, and what projects are being planned for the Town of Penfield. For more information click here
Chamber on Tap with the Brighton Chamber, March 20th

The Penfield Business Chamber is joining up with the Brighton Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking at Midtown Athletic Club. 

Networking is one of the best ways to grow your business. Increase your prospects and referral opportunities. For more information or to register, click here .
Topics @12 - Hong Wah, April 24th

Join us for Topics@12! In addition to our usual networking lunch, Topics@12 will feature an informational component from either the PBC or one of its members. Topics@12 is also an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking & lunch in support of local restaurants. No reservations are required but a  registration is helpful for seating.
Community Events

Financial Seminars Being Held at Fairport Wealth Management
At Fairport Wealth Management , we are committed to providing financial solutions and educational opportunities to our clients and the local community on items that impact their daily lives. Please join us and bring a friend! Both sessions will be held at the Fairport Savings Bank, Penfield Branch (2163 Rte. 250 Fairport, NY 14450). There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Please RSVP by email or call 585.377.8970 Ext 328

Understanding Medicare And My Options
Thursday, March 7th 6:00 pm- 6:45 pm
Social Security Workshop- Maximizing My Paycheck
Tuesday, March 12th 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
CNB Hosting Wellness Event, March 9th

Canandaigua National Bank Penfield office is hosting a health and wellness event on Saturday March 9th. The workshop will teach you to manage Low Back Pain and Sciatica without medication, injections, or surgery. For more information or to register, click here.
Penfield Rotary Hosts Euchre Tournament, March 10th

The Penfield Rotary Club is hosting a Euchre Tournament. All proceeds will benefit Rotary Projects. Over $1000 in prizes will be awarded at the tournament. For more information, click here..
News from Just Solutions
Just Solutions invites you to their seminar on Thursday, March 28th at 7:30am in the Microsoft Fairport Office.

Social Engineering Attacks, Common Techniques & How to Prevent an Attack
During this seminar, you’ll learn:
  • What is social engineering?
  • How dangerous is it?
  • Top 10 techniques used by social engineers.
  • Scary new threats in 2019.
  • How to prevent social engineering attacks.
  • Top ways to make your organization a hard target. 
There is no cost to attend and breakfast will be provided, but seating is EXTREMELY limited.
For more details or to register, click here .
Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf Needs Donations for Easter Distribution
The Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf is looking for community donations to assist with their Easter distributions.
Needed by Monday April 8
  • canned sliced pineapple
  • boxed jello mix
  • brownie mix

Drop off for hams will be on Saturday, April 20th between 7:30 -8:30 am
  • 40 sliced ham steaks
  • 60 hams enough for 2-3 people
  • 50 hams enough to service 4-6 people
If you are interested in donating a ham or food item, please email the Food Shelf.
Welcome New Members
Fairport Wealth Management will take the time to understand your needs and goals and to determine the appropriate financial planning solution for your individual situation. As a result of our relationship with LPL Financial and our wealth managers, we are not limited to any particular investment or insurance source, so you’ll benefit from objective recommendations that always put your interests first. And unlike other financial consultants, we don’t charge a fee for developing a comprehensive plan.
New Chamber Initiative - Member Referrals
Have you visited a business in Penfield lately that is not a Chamber Member? If you refer them and they join, your business can earn $25 (up to $125 annually) towards your membership renewal!

Not sure who is a member? Check out the Member Directory .

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.
PBC Member Notes
Minuteman Press Fairport - March specials
Congratulations to Family First on 50 years!!!
It seems like just yesterday but 50 years ago Family First opened for business in the home of Penfield teacher Dick Denison. The Penfield Central Federal Credit Union (as it was known then) was chartered to serve those who worked at the Penfield Central School District. A lot has happened in the last 50 years, and we're proud to say we still serve the community with that same spirit as our founders did. 

At the February Penfield Business Chamber Board Meeting, President Marie Cinti, Town Sueprvisor Tony LaFountain and Director of Development Jim Costello presented a recognition plaque to Tom Dambra, Family First Credit Union of NY President.
Baytowne Plaza to host weekly Penfield Farmers & Craft Market

Baytowne Plaza has announced that they will host a Farmers & Craft Market at Brandt Point Park inside Baytowne Plaza.  The site will have a 40 x 85 foot tent on site from May 1 through October 30 to host this new market every Wednesday from 4 to 7:30 pm.  

The Brandt Point Park tent will also host a variety of events from May through October. Family Movie Night Under the Tent every other Saturday night (beginning May 3), Beats & Eats every third Friday (featuring food trucks and live music) and many additional special events and festivals from May through October. For more information, visit the Baytowne Plaza Facebook page .

For the full press release, click  here .
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