May 2022
PBC New Members
Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers fiber Internet speeds up to 2 Gigabits per second. Greenlight Networks was founded in 2011 and builds, owns, and operates a fiber-optic network that provides extremely high-speed Internet connections. The company currently provides high-speed fiber Internet to approximately 80,000 homes in 20 municipalities in the Rochester, Buffalo, and Binghamton areas with expansion in Albany planned for this Fall.
The Penfield Business Chamber welcomes USI Insurance as one of its new members!

USI is a leading national insurance brokerage and consulting firm delivering customized personal risk, property and casualty, employee benefits and retirement solutions throughout the United States.

Christian Ritzenthaler joined the Rochester USI office in 202 as a Personal Risk Specialist for Personal Lines. His specialties include Auto, Home, Umbrella, and Collections in the High Net Worth Industry.

Contact your personal agent at
We are pleased to introduce Vigneri Law, PC as our newest Harris Whalen member!

Vigneri Law, PC is very pleased to have recently relocated to its new permanent location in the Historic District of Penfield at 1828 Penfield Road. Primary areas of practice include: Wills, Trusts & Estates; Bankruptcy; Social Security Disability and General Practice.
Firm owner Jennifer Vigneri, Esq. is licensed to practice in six states: New York, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. You can visit Vigneri Law, PC here.

The Penfield Business Chamber is pleased to welcome PENFIELD HOPE to the Chamber! For more information about them, please see below!
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Sponsorship opportunities for the PENFEST event are also available! Check them out here!
Last Chance to Register!
Are you looking for a summer employee and/or intern? Want to bring more awareness to your business opportunities?
The PBC is partnering with the
PTSA (PenfieldTeacher/Student Association) for a Job Fair!

Come and meet the students who can fill your summer employment and internship needs for your business! This is also your opportunity to bring awareness to the next generation about your business and services!

This Job Fair will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022
from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

All businesses that register will be provided with a table to use in their representation of their business/organization.

THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND, but businesses MUST register and commit to the entire length of the event.

To participate in this event, please register today!
News from PBC Members
AT NEWBROUGH PIANO STUDIO, we offer excellent piano training at a very affordable price. This is an opportunity to study with a highly-ranked teacher and concert pianist to learn the correct technique right from the start or prepare yourself for a career in music. While the regular price for our lessons is $65 per a 1 hour (no flat monthly tuition fees), we offer introductory packages, with everything included and more, for just $88 a month to celebrate 88 piano keys!

In addition to our great special for new students, we hold free Virtuoso Saturdays, every Saturday at 5 PM. These are online masterclasses for students, musicians, and artists that can be life-changing. We give prizes on our social media page every week. We will be at the Job Fair in Penfield High School (25 High School Dr, Penfield, NY) on May 5 from 9 am to 1 pm, 2022 to help introduce the students to the world of piano playing or a career in music!

Call us at 585-296-9212 or visit to register for a trial lesson, or come to our studio’s location at 2129 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield, NY (currently, by appointments only).
Looking for some new strategies to help you along with your decision-making process? Check out the following upcoming presentation:

"My brain made me do it – strategies to help you make better decisions," available over Zoom.
John Pascucci, AAMS® will be hosting Robert Barnes from John Hancock Investment Management, who will be presenting this behavioral finance seminar explores why our emotions naturally make it difficult to make smart investment decisions like buying low and selling high.
Good Neighbor Day: 8 Years of Bringing Community Together!
The Town of Penfield is pleased to have Browncroft Community Church to celebrate being good neighbors! They invite the whole community to Rothfuss Park on Saturday, May 7, 2022 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for fun, food, and a time to catch up with neighbors. The event will include food trucks, a food drive for Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf, music, and fun activities including inflatables! Music generously provided by Bach to Rock Penfield Music School - proudly serving the Penfield community for over four years. The event is free and open to the public!

Volunteers will meet at the Rothfuss Farm the morning of the event for refreshments and to receive assignments. Projects will require no more than a three-hour commitment. Those who would like help with yard work or spring clean-up are encouraged to call to sign up. To sign up to help or receive help, please call Sabrina at 340-8651, or email

Terry Rothfuss was a farmer in east Penfield who was a friend to all. He was always ready and willing to help anyone at any time. When he passed away in 2014 there was a huge hole left in the community. His friends and family wanted to carry on Terry's legacy of friendship by continuing to help their community and inspire others to do the same.

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Medicare 101

Getting close to Medicare age?
Already eligible but want to know more?
Please join us this educational event to learn the A, B, C and Ds of Medicare!

Join us every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (virtually, in person the last Wednesday of the month).

During this one hour presentation, we will discuss Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Plans, Prescriptions Drug Plans and Advantage Plans. This is a time for you to bring all your questions. Independent insurance brokers, Vicki James and Terry James of Medicare EASY! will review timelines, penalties and the different paths for individuals when it comes to Medicare. REGISTER HERE.

Vicki M James, MBA, and Terry James are Brokers who represent all the area insurance companies and specialize in Medicare, Health Insurance for retirees, Long Term Care Insurance, Life Insurance and Health Insurance for small businesses. Their clients are typically located across Western New York, specifically the Rochester area and surrounding counties.

Not only does Vicki support her clients through health insurance options, but she mentors a team of Brokers with the area and along the East Coast. She has her license is DC, DE, FL, MD, NC, NY, OH, and VA.
Apply online at
1315 Sweets Corners road, Penfield, NY 14526
Judy Valachovic (585) 645-2019
After serving the people and businesses of our community for more than 46 years, attorney James L. Gelormini of McConville Considine Cooman & Morin P.C., is set to retire. Read More: 

David Wolf Recognized on RBJ’s Power 50 Technology List
The Power 50 Technology list includes individuals who help give Rochester its reputation as a hotbed of innovation and technology.
The people on this list are leading innovative companies, incorporating new technologies into highly complex work, providing expert support to other companies in the community, championing local start-ups and more. They have not only kept their companies moving forward throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, in most cases they have accelerated the innovative trajectories their organizations were already on.
Just Solutions is honored to see David included in this list, especially while we’re celebrating our 25th year in business. To read more, visit

This year Just Solutions is celebrating 25 years of providing professional IT services to Rochester and WNY businesses.

Town of Penfield Seeks Vendors for Annual Employee Wellness Fair

Are you a business or organization in the health and wellness industry? The Town of Penfield invites you to submit a request to participate in the upcoming 2022 Town of Penfield Employee Wellness Fair. The event will take place on the morning of Thursday, June 9, 2022.

Last year’s fair featured 50 vendors and was attended by approximately 150 people. Vendor offerings ranged from information on products and services to samples and screenings. This year’s event is expected to grow to roughly 175 attendees. If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please contact Laura Silker at (585) 340-8697 or by April 29 to express your interest. Please note, spots are limited and interested organizations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Senior Celebrations!!

Graduation is right around the corner - now's the time to start the celebration!
Out of the Office Services will create personalized lawn signs, banners, custom decorated apparel, and fundraising opportunities for your celebrating class.

Reach out today to discuss your needs!

Putting Your Brand in Their Hands
The Penfield Players’ spring show, Art of Murder, by Joe DiPietro, opens on Friday, April 29 for seven performances. Directed by Mary Ellen Blanchard of Brighton, Art of Murder is the story of an art dealer, his disgruntled client, his client’s wife, and their housekeeper.

Set in the sitting room of a Connecticut country estate, no one is as they seem in this play that combines mystery with a healthy dose of comedy. DiPietro’s Art of Murder won the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play, an honor bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America, and he is the author of one of Penfield Players’ most popular productions, Over the River and Through the Woods.

The cast features:
Doug Curry (Rochester) as Vincent, the art dealer; Devon Harris (Greece) as Jack Brooks, the art dealer’s client; Kelli Hobins (Penfield) as Annie Brooks, Jack’s wife; and Shawnda Urie (Irondequoit) as Kate, the Brooks’ housekeeper.

“Expect to be surprised and entertained,” says Blanchard. “Full of twists and turns, we expect this play will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.”

Penfield Players rehearse their spring show, “Art of Murder.” L to R: Kelli Hobins (Annie Brooks), Doug Curry (Vincent), and Devon Harris (Jack Brooks). Photo by Rachel Brill.
All performances are at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd., in Penfield. Performances are on April 29, April 30, May 6, May 7, May 13, and May 14 at 8:00 p.m. There is a matinee on Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. Note that our matinee will be on a Saturday, rather on a Sunday, for this performance.

Tickets will go on sale the week of April 4 online at, by phone at 585.340.8655 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, and in person at the Penfield Community Center. Tickets are $14 in advance and $17 at the door. Group rates are available for groups of ten or more.

The Penfield Players will be following the Covid protocols in effect for the Penfield Community Center at the time of performance. 

For more info, visit:
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