PBC Newsletter

Inspiring. Exchanging. Building.

January 2024

From all of us at the Penfield Business Chamber

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!

January News & Updates from the PBC

Is your member profile up-to-date? Does it reflect your current email address and contact information? If not, please update it so that you can receive PBC communications that include educational and networking events, updates on business legislations, and community news!

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 at one of our Topics@12! 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!

News from PBC Members

January Topics @12 and Chamber on Tap Events!



Tuesday, Jan. 9th

Speaker: Cindi Crowley

Topic: Bringing Humanity to the Numbers: Best Tips for your 2023 Small Business Taxes

- It's time to think about your taxes

- Learn how to organize and prepare for your taxes

- Learn tips to help you save money on your 2023 business taxes

Chamber on Tap

Thursday, Jan. 25

Host & Location: SUNMED Your CBD Store, 129 W Commercial St, East Rochester 14445

Melaney Torrey, Senior Manager

*Just a reminder to RSVP, bring business cards and a door prize*

January 9th Chamber Lunch Workshop!

Presenter: Cindi Crowley from Sales360plus

Location: Don's Original, 2055 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd

Time: 12:00


Getting ready for tax season can be quite challenging. Balancing your business responsibilities with those of your clients makes it difficult to find dedicated time for tax preparations. As the end of the year approaches, the task of collecting all the necessary documents can become overwhelming. Fortunately, we're here to assist you in kickstarting the tax season!


Cindi Crowley has been preparing taxes since 2009. As a certified enrolled agent, Cindi started her own business, Taxes360, LLC, where she focuses on individuals and small business owners. Bringing humanity to the numbers is Cindi’s expertise. She works with her clients on the importance of first knowing your tax structure and then working on maximizing profits.


This workshop includes the important tax dates for business owners, expenses, and processes that may help save you money on your tax returns. We will discuss the “why” of the expenses and tips that can be used in preparing the business taxes. Are you keeping ALL your receipts? We can help you with how many of the products and services that you have purchased over the year can be included in the Schedule C-small business expense form.


Key Learnings:

  • Understanding the “why” of having all your receipts and documents organized throughout the year.
  • Maximize your profits and minimize your taxes.
  • Collaborating with other small business owners for best practices and current ideas.


On Tuesday, January 23rd at 12:00 pm, Patrick Caufield from Edward Jones will be hosting a Webinar with special guest

Robert Barnes from John Hancock presenting on "History Lessons"


Registration link: https://edwardjones.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4HoShJcFQjetriYQPGzo6A

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


Please call #585-377-4668 for additional details or questions



January 21st – 27th marks a significant period in the digital world:

Data Privacy Week

Every tap, click, and scroll you make online contributes to your digital footprint, leaving a trail of data ranging from personal preferences to sensitive information like Social Security numbers and health records. This data is invaluable, not just to you, but to various websites, apps, and services that utilize it for different purposes.

While it might seem overwhelming, you're not entirely powerless in the face of digital data collection. During this week, we encourage you to take proactive steps to manage your data privacy. Simple actions like reviewing app permissions, using strong, unique passwords, and being mindful of the information you share online can significantly impact your digital safety.

At Just Solutions, we believe in the power of collective responsibility when it comes to data stewardship. We're committed to helping organizations like yours safeguard personal information. Whether it's securing sensitive data or providing the tools and knowledge to manage your digital footprint effectively, we're here to support you in creating a safer digital environment for everyone.

If you're ready to upgrade, you can contact us at [email protected] or visit www.justdocumentsolutions.com.

Allison Shaw​

Marketing Manager

T: 585-425-3420

[email protected]

www.justinc.comJust Solutions, Inc. 

7300 Pittsford Palmyra Rd

Fairport, NY 14450


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

PBC Contact Information

(585) 362-0289

P.O. Box 268, Penfield, NY 14526

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