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


Penfield Symphony Orchestra  
1587 Jackson Road
Penfield, NY 14526
The Penfield Business Chamber is pleased to announce that the Penfield Symphony Orchestra has been named "Business of the Month" for October 2017.
Among Rochester's community orchestras, the Penfield Symphony Orchestra has the longest history, having begun in 1955 as the Penfield Community Orchestra.
The organization was founded by a small group of dedicated musicians, at the suggestion of Robert Seidel and with the encouragement of Elmer Peck, former Penfield School District Superintendent and Principal, and Ruth Steese, former Director of Music for the Penfield Schools.
The mission of the Penfield Symphony Orchestra is to perform and promote live symphonic music for Penfield and the Greater Rochester community and to provide an opportunity for highly-qualified dedicated musicians to perform in a community orchestra of the highest quality.
Penfield Symphony Orchestra   2017-18 Season  
All concerts take place at Penfield High School Auditorium
October 23     "Old World - New World"       
December 4     "Music To Warm Your Heart"
February 12     "European Tour" 
May 7     "A Little Russian"
For tickets and information please go to:
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 
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 posted on our website, 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.  Lunch and Program will be begin at 12:00 pm.

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.



Wednesday, October 18th
Joey's Pasta House - Penfield
1789 Penfield Road
Penfield NY 14526  
(585) 586-2426 
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 reservations are required but a confirmation is helpful for seating.  You may RSVP by using the "Register Online" button below.
Don't forget your business cards!


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  Friday, October 27th
Braman Road
Penfield Public Library
1985 Baird Road
Penfield, NY

Members asked and the PBC Board listened! 

Many PBC Members reported that they do not use the Member Information Center (GrowthZone) to its fullest capacity.  The Chamber software program is a great tool for not only registering for PBC events, but also reaching other PBC Members and the larger community.

Join us on Friday, October 27th to learn more about the Member Information Center (MIC).  In this workshop, you will learn how to post jobs, create special offers such as Hot Deals and Member2Member Deals for reaching out to the PBC Community and beyond.

Understanding the MIC adds value to your PBC Membership.  Bring your lunch and your laptop and join us for this one hour workshop. 

Space is limited to ten members to provide maximum individual attention.  We are happy to schedule additional workshops as capacity is reached.


Annual Business Awards
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 1st. 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 (stay tuned for a date).

Deadline - November 1st
Nominate a business or person today!


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Upcoming Penfield Rotary Club Events

The Penfield Rotary Club will be hosting its Annual Bike Drop on October 7th from 10am-1pm at the Penfield Community Center.  Click on flyer for more details.

  Euchre Tournament Flyer
On  Oct. 15th, the Club hosts its Annual Euchre Tournament.  This annual fundraiser benefits Camp Haccamo, a camp for individuals with a wide range of disabilities.  Click on flyer for more details about the tournament. 

Just Solutions Hosts Breakfast Seminar

Cyber House of Horrors: Hackers, Cyber Crime and The Dark Web
Wednesday, November 1st
7:30 - 9:30am
Hilton Garden Inn
800 Pittsford Victor Rd.
Pittsford, NY 14534
  During this Executive Breakfast Seminar, you'll learn:
  • Critical IT security protections every business must have in place to avoid cyber-attacks, data breach lawsuits, bank fraud and compliance penalties.
  • The #1 security threat to your business that anti-virus, firewalls and other security protocols are defenseless to.
  • Why firewalls and anti-virus software give you a false sense of security - and what it really takes to protect your organization against new threats and today's sophisticated cybercrime rings.
  • How to protect your employees from the dramatic rise in credential based exploits on the Dark Web.
Limited seats available, RSVP today!
For more details and to register, click here.


Penfield Players' Upcoming Events  
 Join Penfield Players old and new at noon at Holloway House for their 8th Annual Friendship Brunch. 
Connect with old friends, hear what they have lined up for their 2018 season, and congratulate the 2017 Player of the Year!
The Red Herring Flyer 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! 

Wickham Farms' Sunflower Give-Away
Wickham Farms harvested their five-acre field of sunflowers from Sunflower Spectacular and donated them to Golisano Children's Hospital.  They donated 115 bouquets (about 900 sunflowers!) to patients and their families. 

Steklof & Company Relocates Office
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Kevin Steklof of Steklof & Company Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that they have relocated their office to 3255 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Rd. Their new phone number is 585-697-5880. With this move they have also expanded their staff and upgraded their technology. Everyone is welcome to stop by and see their new space.

Grand Opening Hampton Inn Penfield/Rochester   
Congratulations to
Hampton Inn Penfield/Rochester, located at 950 Panorama Trail S., that held their Grand Opening on September 12.  PBC President Jen Novy was on hand to welcome Hampton Inn to Penfield.

Finger Lakes Technologies Group Acquired By FirstLight
Finger Lakes Technologies Group has been sold to FirstLight, an Albany-based infrastructure services provider.  FirstLight provides service to customers throughout the Northeast and this acquisition helps them expand their rapidly growing network.
Looking for Committee Members  
We are already planning for Eastside Business Expo 2018!  If you would like to help us organize this exciting event, contact us at



Help Wanted!

Wickham Farms is the hardest FUN job you'll ever have. We are in the "agritainment" business, which means people pay us to have fun on the farm. As an employee, you interact directly with people who are looking for a fun, family-friendly activity. fill out an application  on our website.

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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