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


Preston Orthodontics  
2154 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd
Fairport, NY 14450
The Penfield Business Chamber is pleased to announce that Preston Orthodontics has been named "Business of the Month" for November 2017.
Dr. Janis (Porretti) Preston is the owner of Preston Orthodontics.   Dr. Preston has been practicing in the Rochester area since 2005. She is an American Board of Orthodontics Certified Orthodontist, a distinction held by only five orthodontists privately practicing in the Rochester area. 

Dr. Preston has achieved this highest level of education as an orthodontist so that she can offer the best treatment options for her patients.

Dr. Preston opened her beautiful office in July 2015 and shared that her primary motivation for opening her own office: "I want Preston Orthodontics to be your neighborhood family orthodontist. Our focus is patients first~  the patient's experience, their smile, and above all their confidence! We want our patients to smile with confidence knowing they look their best."

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PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         

with Tony LaFountain and Jim Costello

Thursday,  November 9th 
11:30am - 1:30pm 
Shadow Lake Golf Club 
1850 Five Mile Line Road  
Penfield, NY 14526 
Tony LaFountain, Penfield Town Supervisor, and Jim Costello, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Penfield, will present the current state of economic development in Penfield and share upcoming projects on the horizon. Each of Penfield's business districts will be discussed during the presentation and there will be opportunity for Q&A at the end.
Additionally, elections for our Board of Directors will be held. The slate of 2017-2018 candidates will be emailed to all members, along with brief bios about each candidate. Candidate information will also be available at the meeting.

Only current PBC members may vote. Please make sure you are current on your dues prior to the event if you wish to vote. New member applications and renewal forms will be available at the door.

Networking begins at 11:30 am. Members are encouraged to bring literature for the Member Information Table.  Program and lunch begin at noon.

Kindly RSVP by Friday 11/03/17 using the "Register Online" button below. If you prefer to register by mail, please send an email with the names of attendee(s) before mailing your check.



Elmwood Inn
Tuesday, November 14th
5:00-7:00 PM
The Elmwood Inn
1256 Mt. Hope Avenue
Rochester NY 14620
(585) 271-5195
Join us every month for lunch at one of Penfield's many lunch spots. This event is an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking & lunch in support of PBC member restaurants.

No reserva tions are required but a confirmation is helpful for seating.  You may RSVP by using the "Register Online" button below.
Nervous about networking?  Check out this article for seven ways to calm your networking nerves. 

Thank you to Event Sponsor:

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Don't forget your business cards!

Tree Lighting  
                                  Monday, December 4th  
5:30 PM -  Tree Lighting in Penfield's Four Corners  
                    6-9 PM  - Annual Holiday Party at Bistro 1778  
                                    1778 Penfield Road, Penfield NY 
Join us to celebrate the 2017 holiday season with our Annual Holiday Party, Monday, December 4th from 6PM-9PM.   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 our Annual Award winners for Business of the Year, Daniel Penfield and Penfield Pride at the party.      

This event is FREE for Members and $12 per person for Non-Members and Guests. 
Before the party, join fellow PBC Members as we light up the tree at 5:30 PM in the Four Corners of Penfield.  Then walk (or drive) over to Bistro 1778 immediately afterward.

In addition, we are looking for non-perishable donations for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf. Please consider bringing one of the following needed items:
  • Baked beans / pork n' beans
  • Tea
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pudding and jello
  • Mayonnaise
  • Coffee
  • Canned Soup

Brett Dawson, Dawson Law Firm
2016 Daniel Penfield Award Winner

Business of the Year 
Daniel P enfield Award 
Penfield Pride Award 

It's that time of year again - the Seventh Annual PBC Business of the Year, Daniel Penfield and Penfield Pride Awards. In order to make this selection truly representative of the community and the PBC we are seeking nominations for each award.

Business of the Year Award
This award is given annually by the Penfield Business Chamber to honor a local business that has significantly contributed to the vitality and success of the Penfield business community.

Criteria for the Business of the Year are:
  • PBC membership and involvement 
  • Headquartered in Penfield or maintains visible Penfield location 
  • Overall community involvement and contribution 
  • Demonstrated business vitality in terms of growth, sales/revenue, employment, innovation and/or admirable business practices.
Business of the Year Nomination Form  

Daniel Penfield Award
This award is given annually by the Penfield Business Chamber to honor a local business person who has positively impacted the Penfield business community through his or her community involvement, business practices and overall character.

Criteria for the Daniel Penfield Award are:  
  • Active community involvement 
  • PBC Member 
  • Visible dedication to the Penfield community 
  • Positive impact on local business 
  • Exemplary character; serves as a role model & leader

Daniel Penfield Nomination Form

Penfield Pride Award
Each year the Penfield Business Chamber recognizes a local business that rehabilitates an existing building, creates a vibrant new look and becomes a positive addition to Penfield's proud community.

Penfield Pride Nomination Form

To nominate a business for any of these awards, please complete and submit a nomination form by November 6th. Feel free to also include a letter of recommendation, testimonials or any other information that you believe would explain why the nominated business or person would be a good selection.

Awards will be announced and celebrated at the Holiday Party on December 4th.

Deadline for nominations is November 6th
Nominate a business or person today!



Russell Cellular was established in 1993 and is a Premium Verizon Wireless retailer.  Russell Cellular specializes in providing an excellent customer service experience and strives to provide that experience to every customer, every time.  Russell Cellular has locations in 28 states and employs over 1500+ team members.  For more information, including employment opportunities, visit


Sean Adams, Manager of Penfield's NEW Cricket Wireless location is thrilled to be operating the Greenfield Wireless showroom.  Their objective is to make cell phone service easy! In this ever-changing world of technology let Sean and his team help place the right solution in your hands and business. Cricket Wireless is located at 2157 Penfield Road (Wegmans Plaza).  Customers can also care the store directly at 585.364.0359.  
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Penfield Players' Fall Production On Now...   
The Penfield Players' fall production Red Herring, directed by Donald B. Bartalo, opens Friday, October 27 at the Penfield Community Center, and runs through Saturday, November 11.  
It features three love stories, a murder mystery, and nuclear espionage-all in a noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices!

Fairport Savings Bank Provides Special Mortgage Offer Through Nov. 30

Learn to Salsa Dance at Itacate
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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 night away! 

Just Solutions Partners with ID Agent

Just Solutions, Inc. is proud to announce that they have partnered with ID Agent to offer Dark Web ID and JSI Guardian + ID!

David Wolf, vice president of Just Solutions, notes, "After the Equifax breach, we know we all need this now more than ever. Our identity will never be safe again and we have to monitor the Dark Web. We decided to respond proactively by partnering with ID Agent."
Dark Web ID is the industry's first commercial solution to detect your compromised credentials in real-time on the Dark Web. 

JSI Guardian + ID is a comprehensive personal identity monitoring solution to protect your organization and employees.

For more information on either of these programs, call us today or learn more at

SunCommon NY Ranked #1 by Rochester Chamber
The Rochester Chamber ranked
SunCommon NY the #1  fastest growing company in the Rochester area. SunCommon NY is the
largest installer of solar energy in Rochester, Western, and Central NY. The company has grown from fewer than 30 employees in 2015 to more than 50 staffers now at their Wayne County headquarters.

Michael Quinn Receives Associate Real Estate
Broker License

Michael Quinn, REMAX Plus Broker and PBC Vice
Michael Quinn, REMAX
President is now a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker. Mike works with REMAX PLUS and is able to work in the residential and commercial field with buyers, sellers and tenants.  Additionally, Mike is a licensed home inspector, giving him additional expertise in residential listings and working with buyers. 

Eastside Expo Update   
We are already planning for Eastside Business Expo 2018!  If you would like to help us organize this exciting event, contact us at


Over time, changes may occur that effect the performance of your policy. In order to determine whether your life insurance policy still meets your needs and goals, it must be reviewed to evaluate its current performance. Call today for an appointment.
The UPS Store at Baytowne
Half-off document shredding service.  Now $.49/lb to help you clear out in time for the holidays.



Help Wanted!
The UPS Store

The  UPS Store in Baytowne Plaza is hiring a part-tie customer service rep. Interested applicants should have prior retail/customer service experience.
Graphic Design/Adobe design suite experience is a HUGE plus but not necessary.  
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:

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 
  Finger Lakes Technologies Group

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

Matt Rollins - Treasurer  
  Five Star Bank

Sandra Swanson - Secretary
  Sandra Swanson LMT   
Marie Cinti
  Penfield Community Member
Jaime Dengal 
  Hampton Inn Webster  
Bob Lewis
  Enterprise Performance Matters

Harry Gibbs
  Canandaigua National Bank

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  


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 throughout
the community.

For more information visit us at




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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