PBC Newsletter - May 2018                                                                             View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook  
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PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         
Topics @ 12:
Itacate Restaurant
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Friday, May 4th  
11:45 am - 1:00 pm  
1857 Penfield Road  
Penfield, NY 14526 

Join us for Topics@12!  In addition to our usual networking lunch, Topics@12 features an informational component from either a PBC Board Member or another Chamber Member.   
T opics@12 is also an opportunity for members (and guests!) to gather for informal networking & lunch in support of local restaurants.

Please try to register in advance to ensure that our host is set up for our group.  Register online or send us an email.
And don't forget your business cards!


Member-Hosted Open House & Networking:

Ellison Heights Apartments
Thursday, May 10th 
5:00-7:00 PM
1206 Penfield Road
Rochester, NY 14625 

No hard hats required this time! 

Ellison Heights Apartments is hosting an Open House to celebrate the completion of their first building. Tour the new building and grounds, view a model apartment, and join us for some networking and refreshments all hosted by PBC Member Ellison Heights.

Ellison Heights Apartments is also offering a Member 2 Member Deal for all PBC Members: the Application and Administrative Fees are waived and PBC Members receive $500 off their first month's rent!  This M2M special can be combined with other offers.   


PBC Smart Seminar:
Developing Great Teams
Through Great Leaders
Bob Lewis, Enterprise Performance Matters
Friday, June 1st  
8:30-10:00 am
Heathwood Assisted Living
100 Elderwood Court 
Penfield, NY 14526   

There's a great deal of wonderful attention today on employee engagement, getting your workforce to care as much about the business as you do, and to work well together.

For a half century now, psychologists and behavioral scientists have been conducting great research that leads us much closer to solutions for workforce engagement and effective teamwork.  This interactive presentation includes discussion about developing sound leadership principles and understanding what motivates people.

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"A Comedy of Tenors" Now Playing

Upcoming PSO Events! 

The Penfield Symphony Orchestra performs its concert, "A Little Russian," on May 7th 2018 at 7:30 PM.  This concert is generously sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC, and features works by famous Russian composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky.

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On Saturday, May 12th, the Penfield Symphony Orchestra holds "A Taste of the PSO"-- a special benefit event featuring live music from PSO ensembles; wine, beer, hard cider, and whiskey tasting from local businesses; finger foods; and a silent auction of many interesting and useful items such as gift cards, gift baskets, and more.  
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Annual Charity Golf Tournament June 18th

PBC Members Penfield Rotary Club and staff volunteers from the Town of Penfield, along with the Kiwanis Club of Penfield-Perinton, are holding their annual golf tournament on Monday, June 18th at Shadow Lake. 


Penfield Democratic Committee Seeks Community Feedback 
PDC Logo PBC Member, Penfield Democratic Committee, has developed a survey to help their organization understand the local issues of greatest importance to Penfield residents. 

The survey is open to all Penfield residents:

CNB Holds Business Loan Sale

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 has been recognized recently?
Send us your news to share with the PBC community.   
Email us at info@penfieldbusiness.org .  

Just Solutions Names Scott Pearce CCISO

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Scott Pearce, Just Solutions
Just Solutions is thrilled to announce that IT Solutions Manager, Scott Pearce, is now a Certified Chief Information Security Officer!

A CCISO maintains the security of an organization's information technology (IT) systems. The CCISO must understand how to protect these systems with special hardware, software and secure business processes.

In the event of a confidentiality breach, the CCISO must know how to handle an emergency with an established business continuity plan. Scott is prepared and up for the challenge, noting, "I am looking forward to working with our clients to help them be more security aware and compliant."

For more information, call Just Solutions at 585-425-3420 or email sales@justinc.com.

SunCommon Is Now GreenSpark Solar 

Inspired by the community they serve, SunCommon NY, Rochester's Fastest Growing Company and number one on Rochester's Top Workplaces list, is excited to announce its future as GreenSpark Solar. With a focus on independence, both as a company and for Rochesterians, GreenSpark's spotlight will continue to be on advancing solar energy right here in the Greater Rochester Area, while also expanding its already robust portfolio of renewable energy products for the region.

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Karen Zandi Honored as Woman of Excellence

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Karen Zandi, CEO
Karen Zandi, President and Chief Executive Officer at Mary Cariola Children's Center, and Penfield resident, was honored on April 11
th as part of the Inaugural Class of the 2018 Women of Excellence awards.   

Sponsored by the Rochester Business Journal, the Women of Excellence award honors women in business for their vision, leadership and caring in the work that they do.

Mary Cariola Children's Center educates and cares for over 450 students on two school campuses and nearly 50 residents in six homes-- including one in Penfield at the corner of Jackson and State Roads.  The Penfield house is home to eight children who have very complex medical disabilities.  Mary Cariola Children's Center is a member of the Penfield Business Chamber.

Paul Dwyer Wins National Award
Paul Dwyer, Met Life Auto and Home

MetLife Auto & Home announced that Paul B. Dwyer earned the national award for Persistency for last year's exemplary business performance with MetLife Auto & Home. Dwyer was recognized for outstanding achievement at the company's annual Leaders Conference, held in April.
The Persistency Award is a national award given to one outstanding sales representative that has met or exceeded the company's production and quality requirements.
Paul Dwyer has been serving the needs of the community for over 25 years. His sales office is located at 1777 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY and he can be reached 585-248-9820, Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm.




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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The Welcome Brigade Bag provides a great opportunity to promote your business' products and/or services to new community members. colorful_bags_many.jpg

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Representative Pat Caufield is offering complimentary fiduciary reviews and complimentary portfolio reviews.
Did you know that as a PBC Member, you are eligible to give and receive Member 2 Member Deals?

Visit these PBC Member businesses and receive the discount or offer indicated:

Baker Commodities
50% off first trap cleaning with purchase of two year service contract.

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


Private tour plus $500 off first month's rent for all PBC Members and their employees.


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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2018 PBC Board of Directors

Jen Novy  - President 

Michael Quinn  - Vice-President 
  RE/MAX Plus Real Estate

Dennis Shew - Treasurer  
  Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate

Pat Caufield 
   Edward Jones   
Tom Dambra
  Family First of New York
Bob Lewis
  Enterprise Performance Matters

Harry Gibbs
  Canandaigua National Bank
Noel Wilfeard
  The UPS Store at Baytowne 
Marie Cinti 
  PBC Programs and Communications Coordinator 

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in the Town of Penfield.
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the growth and success of
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business vitality throughout
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