January 2022
News & Updates from the PBC
The following have been nominated for the Penfield Business Chamber Annual Awards.

Business of the Year Nominees:
Lisa’s Liquor Barn
Don’s Original Restaurant and Pub
Family First Credit Union

Daniel Penfield Nominees:
Terry Williams - Aspenleiter Sewing and Vacuums
Amy Valente - Bach to Rock Music School
Tony LaFountain - Town of Penfield 

Penfield Pride Nominees:
Chick Magnet
A.D. Simonetti Properties LLC

Join us virtually on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for the announcement of the award recipients!
We are excited to inform our PBC members that our new Penfield Business Chamber website is currently under construction and will be launching soon! Stay Tuned!

In the meantime, you can still access the PBC website at www.penfieldbusiness.org
News from PBC Members
If your business are interested in being a sponsor of this event, please contact Jeniffer Modzel, Executive Director, Shepherd Home at (585) 381-0890
Get an early start on Valentine’s Day! 

The Penfield Public Library Foundation is sponsoring a wine tasting of European Reds at BayTowne Wine and Spirits on February 11, 2022 from 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 
We’re looking forward to a rewarding time of learning and enjoyment while raising money for the library’s future. 

The event is currently planned for both an in-person and Zoom component and will adhere to whatever COVID regulations apply on the day of the event. If all stays as it is currently, BayTowne Wine and Spirits can accommodate 12 people in the tasting room, and a much larger group on Zoom. 

Those 12 onsite tasting-room spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Zoomers may gather however they wish at home with selected wines, and will be able to ask questions just as the onsite people will. 

The cost is $50 per person. See more information and register here. There are payment details on the registration form, too. Sign up and pay by January 25th! 

We look forward to seeing you!
Peter J. Gregory Joins United Way Emerging Leaders Advisory Council

MCCM attorney Peter J. Gregory recently joined the Advisory Council for the Emerging Leaders Society of the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, serving the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming.

The Emerging Leaders Society is made up of hundreds of the region's most inspiring, proactive emerging leaders who are dedicated to making a positive local impact with their investments. Emerging Leaders is a group of individuals 40 years and under who connect with other local leaders and make an extraordinary commitment to serve our community. Society members are offered opportunities throughout the year to volunteer and participate in community building activities with other local leaders.

Peter focuses his practice on a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters. He represents individuals, businesses and other organizations in all phases of litigation before state and federal courts, from pre-suit investigation and arbitration, through discovery and trial. Peter regularly handles collections and complex commercial litigation, and collaborates with colleagues on advising businesses of all sizes. His personal injury experience includes advising clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in accidents caused by the carelessness or recklessness of others. He also counsels on real estate and construction matters including purchase and sale transactions, financing, leasing, and related disputes. Read the full article.
Beyond Green Solutions is now offering a new service:
How to Have Difficult Conversations about Money
 
Do you find it difficult to ask your customers for money owed? Would you like advice on how to improve your contracts, engagement letters, invoices, and other communication to prevent past dues from occurring? From what we’re hearing from other small to medium-sized businesses…YES!
 
Beyond Green Solutions is taking customer and peer feedback and adding a new perk… Training on improving process and communication to collect past dues! Not only will we collaborate with your consumers using our empathetic process to recoup revenue, but we’ll also help you decrease your past due issues!
 
Reach out to Katie at kborchers@beyondgreensolutions.com to share your thoughts and feedback!
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2021 - 2022 PBC Board of Directors
Amy Valente, PBC Board President
Steve Conger, PBC Board Vice-President
Aurora Murray, PBC Board Treasurer
Amity Decker, PBC Board Secretary
Sarah Kearney, Family First Credit Union
Daria Reitknecht, Genesee Valley Pennysaver
Courtney McGinness, Episcopal Senior Living
John Pascucci, Edward Jones
Kathi Gunio, Administrative Director
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