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!

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. Thank you in advance for your time and feedback! You can find the survey here:
Interested in Volunteering?
The PBC is always looking for PBC or community members to volunteer and assist the Chamber in its various projects and programs. We invite you to put your skills and interests to you for us! If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering, check out the PBC at www.penfieldbusiness.org or simply fill out and submit our PBC Volunteer form. We have opportunities in the following categories:

  • Events and Programs
  • Advocacy
  • Memberships
  • Special Projects
  • Marketing

Thank you!
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!

Consumers were 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! Winners were randomly selected from all entries received. Check out the Shop Small Win BIG prize drawing here.

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.

A Prize Presentation for each winner at the venue from which they posted will take place the week of January 18, 2021! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages to view these presentations!
Congratulations to all our winners! Thank you for participating in the Shop Small Win BIG Contest and for shopping locally!
 
We would like to thank our LLF/Contest Sponsors!
Thank you to our PLATINUM sponsors!
Thank you to our GOLD sponsors!
Thank you to our SILVER sponsors!
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, Bach to Rock, 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 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
January 13, 2021, 11 a.m.
Just Solutions Webinar: Remote Team Connection and Collaboration
As remote work rises and with many of us continuing to work from home, we’re learning so much about connecting and collaborating remotely. File sharing, instant messaging, video chats, and meetings look a lot different these days. With so many tools available at our disposal, it's hard to know which ones are best. We can help you better understand which tools will enhance your team's collaboration. Register here.

January 13, 2021, 2 p.m.
Navigating Senior Housing
Presented by Mike Kearney of Senior Care Authority and sponsored by Baywinde Senior Living. RSVP to rjaffarian@seniorlifestyle.com

January 19, 2021, 12 p.m. (Noon)
Prize Presentation
Members of the PBC Board will be on hand to present the 1st prize winner of the Shop Small Win BIG Contest with their prize!

January 21, 2021, 2 p.m.
Steps to Avoiding Scams
Presented by Deanna LaPier of Brighton Securities and sponsored by Baywinde Senior Living.

January 21, 2021, 4:15 p.m.
Prize Presentation
Members of the PBC Board will be on hand to present the 1st prize winner of the Shop Small Win BIG Contest with their prize!

January 28, 2021, 9 a.m.
The Benefits of Working with a Consultative Pharmacist
Prsented by Roas LaDelfa, A&J Pharmacy and sponsored by Baywinde Senior Living
Welcome New Members
Chick Magnet is the lifelong dream of Jeff Christiano, who has over 40 years of culinary experience and hopes to deliver the absolute best fried chicken sandwich to Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. Chick Magnet also has a food truck for the perfect cuisines for sporting events, graduation parties, and weddings!
Pace Family Chiropractic offers individualized chiropractic and wellness care and services for the entire family, from infants to older adults. They are dedicated to teaching families how to stay strong, happy, and healthy!
In its 100 years in existence, Evans Bank has undergone a tremendous amount of growth and change, including its recently completed integration with Fairport Savings Bank. Evans Bank continues to demonstrate its commitment in serving the banking needs of its community.
Member News
It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of Joanne Nulton on 12/26/2020. Joanne was a founding member of Penfield Business Chamber (PBC) and achieved Lifetime membership as well. She and her late husband, Malcom started the Nulton Funeral Home in 1962. We will forever be grateful for and remember her contributions to the PBC, and extend our deepest sympathies to her family.

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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