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?
  6. Where can people find you on the web?

Please send this information to info@penfieldbusiness.org and the Chamber will promote your business on our social media pages!

We want your feedback!
The PBC invites you to take our 2021 Member Survey! Please take a moment to complete this 10-question survey to help us gather information on your interests and needs as a PBC member. You will have this opportunity to provide us with your answers/comments until February 10, 2021. Thank you in advance for your time and feedback! You can find the survey here:
Interested in volunteering for the PBC?
The PBC is always looking for PBC or community members to volunteer and assist the Chamber in its various projects and programs. If you would be interested in volunteering, visit www.penfieldbusiness.org, click on the "Join" menu item, the "Volunteer," and simply fill out and submit our PBC Volunteer form. You will then be contacted by one of our PBC Board Members to get you started!
The Penfield Business Chamber (PBC) Shop Small Win BIG contest has ended! The contest was developed to further the LOOK Local FIRST initiative to promote PBC member businesses and the importance of shopping locally, and ran from November 23, 2020 through December 31, 2020!

Winners of the Shop Small Win BIG Contest are as follows:

  • 1st Prize: $250 worth of gift cards to PBC Member locations - Heidi Kim Fowley, posted from Patty Flowerday School of Dance
  • 2nd Prize: $150 worth of gift cards to PBC Member locations - Janice LaBella, posted from the Enchanted Rose Garden
  • 3rd Prize: $100 worth of gift cards to PBC Member locations - Genevieve Ruhland, posted through Family First Credit Union.

Check out our Shop Small Win BIG Contest Winners Prize Presentations here!
Congratulations to all our winners! Remember to LOOK Local FIRST and always Shop Small!
We would like to thank our LLF/Contest Sponsors!
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 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 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
February 5, 2021, 6 a.m.
Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits
Patrick Caufield from Edward Jones will be hosting Sarah Walter from John Hancock in a presentation about Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits. Register here.

February 17, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Joint Online Speed Networking with the Brighton Chamber
We continue with a joint mission to help our business communities make connections! For more information and to register, please click here:

February 18, 2021, 6 p.m.
Virtual Cocktails and Connections
Join Network After Work and bring your drink of choice to meet business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals across the country. To register, click here:

February 22, 2021, Noon
Quality of Life
Patrick Caufield (Edward Jones) will be hosting Mike Lynch of Hartford Funds for their presentation of "Quality of Life." Call (585)-377-4668 for additional details. To register, click here:

February 25, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Sip & Absorb Ashley Woods
Episcopal SeniorLIfe Communities is proud to partner with Home Leasing on the development of Penfield Square! Please join us for a virtual networking event so we can share everything exciting about Ashley Woods! To register, click here
Welcome New Members
PBC Welcome Brigade Bag

Attention members! Each year approximately 30 businesses and 450 residents join the Penfield community! The PBC Welcome Brigade Bag is a wonderful opportunity to bring awareness to your business! The Welcome Brigade Bag is a re-usable bag filled with various promotional items from participating PBC Member Businesses. The bags are distributed to residents who are new to the Penfield Community. This is a great opportunity to include and promote your business' products and /or services! Participation in this program is a free membership benefit. To participate, send an email to info@penfieldbusiness.org or call us at (585) 348-8360 to have your items included in The Welcome Brigade Bag!
Member News
MCCM Continues to Serve Our Personal Injury Clients
Due to the nature of our work, much of what we do is considered “essential” work, and we have remained “open” throughout COVID-19. Even during a pandemic, people are seriously injured, from car accidents to slip and fall injuries. 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.
Just Solutions Bills Tailgate Package Raffle
 
To celebrate the end of Buffalo's 25 year drought, Just Solutions is raffling off three tailgate packages! For every referral we receive, we will put your name into a drawing to win one of the packages.

Prizes include a signed football, a jersey, a division champs t-shirt, and more!

For more information or to submit your referral, visit www.justinc.com/tailgate
For the month of February Orangetheory Fitness in Baytowne Plaza is offering you TWO FREE classes!

Looking to kick start your fitness goals? In addition to 2 free classes we are kicking off our Transformation Challenge to help you get where you want to go!

Over 8 weeks starting 2/15 going until 4/11 we will track your progress through In-Body Scans and motivating workouts that are fun, very orange, and different everyday!

Text or call the studio to redeem this offer
at 585-484-1355!
UPS Store 0906
(Baytowne Plaza)

Bring your gifts and our certified packing experts will help you show an extra bit of love this Valentine's Day. Ask about our Pack & Ship Guarantee for extra peace of mind (available at select locations).
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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
Aurora Murray, Family First Credit Union
Brandon Maharaj, Astral Power, Inc.
Michael Quinn, ReMax Plus
Daria Reitknecht, Genesee Valley Pennysaver
Courtney McGinness, Episcopal Senior Living
Marie Cinti