PBC February Newsletter

Inspiring. Exchanging. Building.

The Business of the Month Award is coming back in 2024 and we are thrilled to announce our first winner!

Terri Hahn, Assistant Branch Manager with ESL and our own PBC Secretary

Congratulations Terri and ESL!

You can place your nominations at any one of our Chamber events or directly on our website under benefits, Business of the Month Tab

Please see any of our Board members with any questions

Looking for an opportunity to network? A chance to bring awareness to your organization? A way to interact with other business owners? A moment to engage with other PBC members?

We've got you covered!

Check out the PBC Events Calendar today!

Latest News & Updates from the PBC

Is your member profile up-to-date? Does it reflect your current address, members, email address, and contact information? If not, please email any changes to [email protected]

Help support us, so we can continue to support you!

Please don't let your membership lapse! If you have received a membership renewal notice, please login to your Member Profile to renew your membership! If you are unsure of your renewal and/or require any renewal or login assistance, please email [email protected] or call (585) 348- 8360.

Get involved! Your membership is only as good as you make it!

Check out all our upcoming educational and networking opportunities on our Events Calendar! There's always something new to do and someone new to meet!

Additionally, we're always open to suggestions and looking for members who may want to present or host an event at one of our Topics@12 or Chamber on Taps!

If interested, contact PBC Director of Events, Laurie Enos.

Not a PBC Member Yet?

The PBC has several levels of membership from which to choose to meet the budget and needs of your business/organization! Plus, we offer several Member Benefits!

PLEASE NOTE: All new memberships will automatically renew annually upon their "Join Date (month)." As of July 1, 2023, all existing members who need to renew for the 2023-2024 year will switched to our auto-renew membership as well. Thank you!

February Topics @12 and Chamber on Tap Events!

Just as a reminder, Guests are always welcome at any of our events!

Fees/Admission: no charge for PBC Members

Non-Members $10

Topics@12 with Speaker Judith Shenouda

Tuesday, February 6th

Browncroft Family Restaurant

2501 Browncroft Blvd

Rochester NY 14625 

Your Business, Services, and Products are Stories Waiting to Be Told

Business owners have many options for explaining their services and products in print and other media to external audiences, such as clients and customers, and to internal audiences, such as employees and contractors.

We will explore ways you can:

  • Tell the story of your business
  • Enable others to use your services and products as intended
  • Look at non-print, non-digital products that can tell parts of your story

Judith Ellison Shenouda, owner of Shenouda Associates Inc., a business that researches, writes, and edits the many professional publications that streamline processes, launch products and promote each client’s brand.

Chamber on Tap

Come out and join us to meet the new Penfield Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts

Thursday, February 22nd, 5:30-7:00

Venue: TBD, event reminders will be coming out with the location so please be on the lookout!

*Please remember to RSVP, bring business cards and a door prize*

Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf is looking for donations for Easter Dinners

The Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf will be distributing complete Easter dinners to over 250 individuals and families on Saturday, March 30. 

We are asking the community to help us with this event. Please consider dropping off a 3-4 pound ham as part of our meal. 

Drop-off will be held at the Food Shelf, 1618 Jackson Rd, Tuesday, March 26 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm or on Saturday morning, March 30 between 7:30 am - 8:00 am. 

Please email the Food Shelf at [email protected] if you'd like to contribute. 

Many thanks for your support. 

Kathy Cummins and the team at the Food Shelf

Green Spark Solar is proud to sponsor Tap into Solar (Happy Hour Event) on Wednesday, February 7th., 4:30 pm-5:30 pm @ Three Heads Brewing

186 Atlantic Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

You can RSVP using this link: https://greensparksolar.com/tap-into-solar/

On Tuesday, February 20th at NOON Patrick Caufield from Edward Jones will be hosting a Webinar

Max Irwin, the founder of Max.IO, will present:  "Artificial Intelligence: What's Happening Now and What's Coming Next."


Link to register: https://edwardjones.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FQ-VRfymRnaeD8sFV_RACQ 


The link for Patrick's website is: www.edwardjones.com/patrick-caufield

Please call #585-377-4668 for additional details


The Penfield Symphony Orchestra Presents a concert, “Star-Crossed Lovers,” on February 12, 2024

The Penfield Symphony Orchestra, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the Rochester community for more than 60 years, will present a concert, “Star-Crossed Lovers,” the third concert of the PSO’s 68th season.

The concert will be led by guest conductor Rebecca Bryant Novak, the third of four finalist candidates for the PSO’s open Music Director position. Ms. Novak is an Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Philharmonia and has previously served as the Associate Conductor of the National Philharmonic in North Bethesda, MD.

The concert commences with the catchy and rhythmically lively Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, Argentina’s father of a unique style of music – the Tango. Next comes Lyric for Strings by American composer George Walker. His affinity for thoughtful spirituals and folk music is apparent in the opening, while the piece concludes with an atmosphere of hope. Closing our first half is Tchaikovsky’s much-loved Romeo and Juliet overture-fantasy. Our second half contrasts this concept of the two lovers with an alternative depiction in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet.

The concert will be held on February 12, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. at the Penfield High School Auditorium, located at 25 High School Drive in Penfield, New York

Tickets can be purchased online at www.penfieldsymphony.org, by phone at 585-872-0774, and at the door on the night of the concert.  Tickets cost $15 for adults. For students of any age with a student ID, $1.  Group rates are available for parties of six or more.

The Penfield Symphony Orchestra is a 90-piece orchestra whose goal is to enrich the Rochester community by providing fine music in a setting where both amateur and professional musicians can perform a variety of classical repertoire. For information on concerts and highlights, follow the Penfield Symphony Orchestra on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PenfieldSymphonyOrchestra, or visit the website at http://www.penfieldsymphony.org.

For questions, please contact Dianne Stengel (585) 872-0774  

[email protected]

Come to Penfield Yoga Therapy for an afternoon of Yin Yoga and Sound with guest instructor Sandra Kurzdorfer on March 3rd from 1-3 PM.

Yin Yoga consists of passive, long-held (5-minute) floor postures, which mainly affect the spine, hips and pelvis while specifically targeting the connective tissue. Regular Yin practice brings moisture back into the connective tissues, therefore lessening joint issues and enhancing overall mental and physical well-being.

A Sound Bath experience is meant to relax, balance and heal by facilitating a shift in the brain wave state. Through differing frequencies, it's possible to shift down from normal waking consciousness, to relaxed consciousness and into a more meditative state which can bring about deep internal healing. 

Register at https://sunflowervibrations.com/march3rd/


The Chamber is looking for a web-savvy student to assist us with making some updates to our website.

If interested in learning more, please email Amy at: [email protected]

The 2023-24 PBC Directory is now Available!


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2024 PBC Board of Directors

Amity Decker, PBC Board President

Canandaigua National Bank

Steve Conger, PBC Board Vice-President


Spiro Ziogas, PBC Board Treasurer

M & T Bank

Terri Hahn, PBC Secretary


Sarah Kearney, Family First Credit Union

Daria Reitknecht, Genesee Valley Pennysaver

Meghan Little, Episcopal Senior Living

Hillary Paine-Hopkins, Episcopal Senior Living

Laurie Enos, Dawn Nowak Team at Keller Williams

John Pascucci, Edward Jones - John Pascucci

Amy Weisensel, Administrative Director

Regional Transit Service

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