The Penfield Business Chamber would like to wish you and yours
Welcome to PBC Board Members!
The PBC Annual Meeting was held Thursday, November 12, 2020 online from 12 PM to 1:30 PM and featured elections for the PBC Board of Directors, and a plaque presentation to outgoing PBC Board Vice President, Pat Caufield and outgoing PBC Board President, Marie Cinti. The PBC would again like to sincerely thank them for their valued years of service and contributions in those positions!

The following individuals were elected into their 2021 PBC Board positions by an overwhelming majority of those members present at the Annual Meeting. We would like to extend a warm welcome to these individuals, some whom have previously served on the PBC Board, as well as newcomers!

Amy Valente, PBC Board President
Steve Conger, PBC Vice President
Toni Allocco, PBC Board Secretary
Tom Dambra, PBC Board Treasurer
Marie Cinti, PBC Director of Events and Programs
Brandon Maharaj, PBC Director of Advocacy
Michael Quinn, PBC Director of Memberships
Daria Reitknecht, PBC Director of Memberships
Carlo DiPisa, PBC Director of Finance
Danyelle Peiffer, PBC Director of Special Projects
Courtney McGinness, PBC Director of Marketing
The Penfield Business Chamber (PBC) Shop Small Win BIG contest is now underway! the contest was developed to further the LOOK Local FIRST initiative to promote PBC member businesses and the importance of shopping locally! Consumers are being encouraged to take a selfie at a member location or its website and post as a comment to PBC's Facebook page contest post or direct message via Instagram or Facebook AND #pbcshopsmall hashtag to be entered into a drawing for one of three BIG prizes!
Shop Small Win BIG Prizes are as follows:
  • 1st Prize: $250 worth of gift cards to PBC Member locations
  • 2nd Prize: $150 worth of gift cards to PBC Member locations
  • 3rd Prize: $100 worth of gift cards to PBC Member locations
 
The Shop Small Win BIG contest ends on, December 31, 2020, and winners will be randomly selected and notified on January 5, 2021. No purchase necessary, and contest is open to all those who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry. 
If you haven't already, don't forget to pick up your copy of the LOOK Local FIRST Directory, provided by the PBC and printed by Genesee Valley Printing!

Inside this directory, you will find information about the Penfield community and its businesses, advertisements from local merchants, a map of local plazas and their businesses, and a directory listing of Penfield businesses.

Copies can be found at the Penfield Town Hall, Wegmans, Lisa's Liquor Barn, Tops and member locations.
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, gift cards, and/or services 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.
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.
We Need Your Support!
Thank you to our PLATINUM sponsors!
Thank you to our GOLD sponsors!
Thank you to our SILVER sponsors!
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
December 15, 2020
Deadline for PBC Annual Business Awards Nominations
Nominations are being taken for the following PBC Annual Business Awards until December 15, 2020. If you would like to nominate your business, or another PBC member business for one of these awards, or for more information, click here.

December 27, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Refresh and Renew the Whole You
Join for a relaxing and invigorating hour to reflect on 2020 and jump into a fresh New Year with concrete tools, tutorials and recipes to empower you to take care of your mind, body and skin. There will be prizes to win, games to play, laughter to be had, discounts for your shopping pleasure, and info to help you flourish in 2021! Sponsored by Danyelle Peiffer, Arbonne Independent Consultant. For more information, click here.

December 28, 202, 9 a.m.
Holiday 4-Day Music Camp
Looking for something fun to do on the holiday break? Join Bach to Rock Penfield for a rockin' fun 4-day music camp after the holidays! Spots are limited, make sure to reserve your child's spot today! Call 585-364-3766, email penfield@bachtorock.com, register online at https://penfield.b2rmusic.com/camps or stop in to our school located 2160 Penfield Road. 
Welcome New Members
The PBC encourages community businesses to join the Chamber and take advantage of the networking opportunities, educational enrichment, business mentoring, and marketing support it can provide.
Member News
**The Canandaigua National Bank, a long-time PBC member would like to announce that Harry Gibbs has been promoted to Branch Manager for the Canandaigua National Bank in Pittsford from his previous position in the Canandaigua National Bank in Penfield. Amity Decker is now the Branch Manager at the Penfield Canandaigua National Bank location. Congratulations to both!

**Family First Credit Union is pleased to introduce their new Penfield Branch Manager, Aurora Murray. Stop by and stop in to meet her and see what sets Family First Credit Union apart from all the rest!

**Bach To Rock became a recent recipient of the Fast Forward Grant Program. The program aims to provide funds to businesses with the greatest needs, while helping as many small businesses as possible. Says co-owner, Amy Valente, "If it weren't for the Chamber, we would have never known about the opportunity!" The grant was promoted by the PBC through email and social media.
Get in Gear for the New Year!

The PBC would like to provide members with an an opportunity to be promoted on our Facebook page! Please tell us the following:

  1. Are you open for business? What are your hours?
  2. Do you have an online store? What's the link for it?
  3. Do you offer gift cards and how can customers purchase these?
  4. Do you offer in-store pick-up, delivery, or layaway?
  5. Will you have any special offers beginning in 2021?

Please send this information to info@penfieldbusiness.org and the Chamber will promote you on our social media pages!
​Looking to give the gift of fitness this holiday season? If so you're in luck! Orangetheory Fitness located in Baytowne Plaza is offering Holiday Packages for all of your gifting needs! We are providing three different options that include either 3 or 5 sessions in addition to a free tote bag! One package even comes complete with our very own heart rate monitor to track results in real time as an option as well. Offer is available to non-members and also to current members who would like to give this awesome gift to a friend or family member! Call or text our studio at 585-484-1355 to reserve your Holiday Package today, supplies are limited! 
Just Solutions and TECH 4 TROOPS

Just Solutions just announced their new “Tech 4 Troops” program to show appreciation to all members of the military who have served in the past or present. It is their way of saying “Thank You” to the military troops and veterans for their time, service, and sacrifices for the country.
 
Just Solutions’ spokesperson says they are offering free computer/laptop service for active-duty service members and their families and a 10% discount for U.S. veterans. They launched the Tech 4 Troops program on Veterans Day 2020. All you need to do is schedule a drop-off for your computer for free diagnostics and repairs by their trained team of certified technicians.
 
Especially with more employees and entrepreneurs working from home during the COVID-19 Pandemic, cybersecurity as well as computer efficiency and speed are vital to everyday operations for individuals and businesses alike. Just Solutions’ vice president, David Wolf, says the company is hoping veterans and active-duty military service members take advantage of this new program to help keep them safe from malware and other threats to their data security as well as have access to updates and overall basic functioning of their devices.
 
Just Solutions is open for computer/laptop repairs Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm for daily operations. For more information, please visit www.justinc.com/tech4troops or call 585-425-3420.
The Barn at Broccolo Gardens has been approved by the Town of Penfield as an event venue!
Reservations for 2020 are now available. Due to COVID, restrictions will be 30 people with up to 99 for full capacity.

The Barn is perfect retreat for corporate meetings, charity events, and family celebrations! To reserve your date today, contact Lrbroccolo@broccologrouo.com 

Come visit our BROCCOLO Garden Center!
Laurie Broccolo, CEO
Broccolo Tree & Lawn Car
2755 Penfield Rd 
Fairport, NY 14450
Pandemic Update: MCCM Continues to Serve Our Clients
 

Our clients continue to have legal needs—many of which cannot wait for the pandemic to be over. And we have never stopped serving our clients.
 
Due to the nature of our work, much of what we do is considered “essential” work, and we have remained “open” throughout the pandemic. Our long-standing commitment to technology has enabled us to serve our clients from just about anywhere, and we assure you that we are committed to serving you, no matter what obstacles the pandemic may present.
 
 
Peter J. Gregory, Partner
McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C.
25 East Main Street, Rochester, New York 14614
Direct: 585.512.3506 | Fax: 585.546.7218 | Main: 585.546.2500 | pgregory@mccmlaw.com
   
The Genesee Valley Penny Saver (GVP) is a proud member of the PBC, and recently assisted with the publication of the LOOK Local FIRST Directory! It is now offering advertisers to pay for a ¼ page in full color $176.10 and receive a full-page in full- color (valued at $603.20)! This promotion is for the December 25th and January 1st editions, and your ad must run for both weeks.

Their Monroe East edition, which includes Penfield, Webster, Fairport, Perinton, Pittsford, and East Rochester reaches over 31,000 readers! The GVP newspaper includes are drops at Wegman’s, Lisa’s Liquor Barn, Hegedorn’s, town libraries, and other retail businesses.
Get ready to enjoy the Rochester Philharmonic Holiday Concert Series!

Holiday Streaming starts on December 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Prices are $25 per household with unlimited streams up to/around 45 days after the initial streaming date. Which is the first date it is released. Visit ww.rpo.org for more info and to purchase
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2019-20 PBC Board of Directors
Amy Valente, PBC Board President
Bach to Rock
Steve Conter, PBC Board Vice-President
Spectrum
Tom Dambra, PBC Board Treasurer
Family First Credit Union
Toni Allocco, PBC Board Secretary
Maxim Spa & Salon
Danyelle Peiffer, Danyelle Peiffer, Arbonne Independent Consultant
Brandon Maharaj, Astral Power, Inc.
Michael Quinn, ReMax Plus
Daria Reitknecht, Genesee Valley Pennysaver
Courtney McGinness, Episcopal Senior Living
Marie Cinti