The Penfield Business Chamber "LOOK Local FIRST"  initiative is in motion! LOOK Local FIRST encourages and reminds community consumers the importance of shopping locally instead of on-line or in big box/chain stores. The Penfield Business Chamber LOOK Local FIRST Directory, highlighting and listing Penfield community businesses, organizations, and services, will be arriving in local venues (Wegmans, Tops, Lisa's Liquor Barn and member business locations) this month! So, take a moment to pick one up and LOOK Local FIRST when shopping this holiday season and beyond!
Additionally, to further promote patronizing our member businesses, the PBC LOOK Local FIRST initiative is launching a social media contest for consumers! The Shop Small, Win BIG contest will run from 11/23/20-12/31/20.

Three BIG gift card prizes, provided by PBC sponsors of LOOK Local FIRST, will be awarded to three randomly selected winners in accordance to contest criteria on January 5, 2021. Members are encouraged to participate through promotion of the contest using their social media and a poster the PBC will provide. Stay tuned for further details!
Gift Giving Made Easy!

Here's your chance to bring awareness to your business and offer purchase incentives for consumers! The PBC's Gift Giving Made Easy program supports our member businesses by providing a venue for consumers in the greater Penfield area to easily purchase gifts or gift cards from PBC member businesses. Your business can also provide a variety of gift-giving offers that consumers can purchase as thank you gifts for essential/frontline workers and teachers, or as holiday gifts and other gift-giving occasions!  

Here's how to participate: Member businesses can post their own deals/offers using the "Gift Giving Made Easy" platform in the PBC's Member Information Center. Your posting can include links to your specific web pages (if desired) and payment instructions on how to obtain the deal. For information, contact info@penfieldbusiness.org or visit the Gift Giving Made Easy web page.
We Need Your Support!
In order to help get this message out to the masses, we still need sponsors like you! Your sponsorship will help offset the cost of advertising and materials to support our efforts. Sponsoring LOOK Local FIRST will also provide you with a variety of opportunities to highlight your business.​ Silver, gold, and platinum sponsorship levels are available, with corresponding incentives. To sponsor this program, please complete this sponsorship registration form. For more information, contact  info@penfieldbusiness.org, or Learn more here!
Thank you to our Platinum sponsors!
Thank you to our Silver sponsors!
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Have You Joined Our Facebook Group Yet?
We have a new Facebook group for our PBC members and prospective members to discuss reopening issues, request information or support, provide referrals and more. We are here to help and support each other. Join us in this opportunity to build & strengthen our community and become “One Penfield." Join here.
Events
November 10, 2020 (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
PBC Online Event: Speed Networking for a Cause This event is designed to provide a unique online approach to help uplift one another and make our local community thrive.
Each attendee will be matched 1-1 with a local business owner or business service professional in a Zoom breakout room. Each round will be about 7 minutes long. During each breakout room there will be prizes and giveaways for the attendees. For more information, or to register, click here.

November 11, 2020 (11 AM - 12 PM)
Just Solutions & McConville, Considine, Coomin & Morin PC Host NY SHIELD Act Webinar
In July of 2019, the "Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security" (SHIELD) Act was signed, requiring businesses to implement safeguards for the "private information" of New York residents and broadening New York's security breach notification requirements. The SHIELD Act requires every business have a comprehensive security plan in place or risk penalties. Join us for an informational webinar where you'll learn what the SHIELD Act is and who it applies to, specific requirements, how to make your business compliant. as well as consequences of noncompliance.
 
This webinar will be presented by David Wolf of Just Solutions and Mary Ognibene of McConville, Considine, Coomin & Morin PC. To register, click here.

**November 12, 2020 (12 PM - 1:30 PM)
The Penfield Business Chamber Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 on-line and will feature presentations by several town leaders. 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. Elections for our Board of Directors will also be held. The slate of 2020-2021 candidates will be posted before the meeting, along with brief bios about each candidate. You can read about the candidates here. Only current PBC members may vote. Please make sure you are current on your dues prior to the event if you wish to vote.

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday 11/11/20 by registering here.
Welcome New Members
There are a lot of reasons to come to ESL. But here’s the most important: We go out of our way every day to deliver an unparalleled customer experience. It’s all part of our effort to answer to you.
Member News
We would like to congratulate Peter Gregory, of McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin PC Attorneys & Counselors at Law, who was chosen as one of Rochester Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for the Class of 2020. This award recognizes 40 men and women under the age of 40 who have excelled in their careers through professional successes and noteworthy engagement in the community. Read more here.
Congratulations to Jennifer LaFountain who was recently appointed as the new Executive Director at Baywinde Senior Living!
Have Someone in Mind?
The PBC is accepting applications for its annual Penfield Business Chamber Awards. Nominations will be accepted through December 15, 2020. Awards will be presented to recipients at the Holiday Party (date TBD).

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. For more information and application, click here.
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. For more information and application, click here.
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. For more information and application, click here.
Patty Flowerday Dance & Fitness is open and has available space in their classes if anyone would like to “Give the Gift of Dance” for Christmas! Additionally, Flowerday has a podcast on "Books on Air," and is currently working on her second book, as well as a children's book.
We are currently providing year-end payroll reviews for businesses to prepare them for 2021. These reviews cover payroll processing fees, compliance, and additional services. If any business is interested in an in-person or virtual payroll consultation for 2021, please reach out to us!
The benefits of working with Alliance Payroll Solutions include:
  • We are local!
  • We offer each client a direct point-of-contact for service and support.
  • We lock our payroll pricing in for life!
  • You will never have to deal with a call center again.
  • We have the most advanced technology in the payroll space. 
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Small Business Saturday!
Small Business Saturday is November 28! Don't miss this opportunity to support your community and shop locally! To small businesses - this is your day!
After we had to close our doors for five months, Orangetheory Fitness in Baytowne Plaza is back at it and just celebrated our Two-Year Anniversary! In order to ensure everyone stays healthy and happy, we have implemented new safety and sanitizing procedures keeping the studio extra clean! Without skipping a beat our members are working towards their fitness goals. Additionally, we are excited to announce a special offer we are extending to PBC members! During the month of November, Penfield Business Chamber members can text "2free4PBC" to 585-454-1355 or call the studio mentioning the offer and receive TWO FREE CLASSES! Orangetheory Fitness is for all levels and provides a positive and supportive community to help you achieve the results you've been looking for! Call or text the studio to activate this special offer today!
Winter is the perfect time to re-invent...
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A gift for you... Schedule your portrait session before the end of 2020* and receive an extra $150 to spend on artwork!
Your session may take place any time (availability from Thanksgiving on) through May 31, 2021. See you soon!
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