PBC Newsletter - September 2017 
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 


Mary Cariola Children's Center Mary Cariola Logo  
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620

You may be familiar with the name "Mary Cariola Children's Center," but you might not know what the Center actually does and the role it plays in people's lives throughout Monroe County.

The organization was founded in 1944 by Mary Cariola, after her nephew was born with physical and developmental disabilities. When her nephew reached school age, the family could not find a setting for him in which to learn and socialize. Mary Cariola developed a solution to this problem by beginning a day care center for handicapped children- a place for children where they could have social, recreational and educational experiences.

Seventy years later, Mary Cariola Children's Center has grown by leaps and bounds. The school serves 450 students, ages 3-21. Its residential facilities house nearly 50 students across the county serving children with multiple complex disabilities. To provide these services, MCCC employs 700 people; it is now the 48th largest employer in Monroe County.

PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         

Kathleen Pringle, CEO

Wednesday, September 20 
8:30-10:00 am

Hampton Inn- Rochester/Penfield 
950 Panorama Drive S. 
Rochester, NY 14625

Stakes are high and competition is fierce. Remarkable careers don't happen by accident. To succeed, leaders must embrace change, understand their value, and successfully promote and negotiate their competitive advantage - whether they are business owners,  employees, consultants, or in transition.

Join us for an interactive session that will challenge you to up your game, take the critical action steps that will have you be more a more influential leader, deliver greater value, and be happier at work.  After all, it takes courage, determination and a solid strategy to navigate through the chaos of today's frenetic, multi-tasking, technology-driven workplace to reach and surpass your goals.  

Kathleen Pringle, CEO of The Kathleen Pringle Group, Inc. is a recognized executive career strategist and coach.  She is one of Western New York's premier resources for executives, professionals, businesses and entrepreneurs who are committed to excellence, success and meeting the challenges of an increasingly confusing market. Kathleen provides the tools, knowledge, expertise and strategy to help clients develop a proactive and forward-focused approach to accelerating and managing their career.

Sunday, September 24th  

Veteran's Memorial Park 
3100 Atlantic Avenue 
Penfield, NY 14526 
The Penfield Business Chamber is fielding a team to parti cipate in  "Walking on Sunshine," Sunday, September 24th at Veteran's Memorial Park .  Come out for a stroll, support the work being done at Mary Cariola Children's Center and enjoy family activities, food and fun!

Mary Cariola Children's Center helps thousands of children and young adults with complex disabilities.  This year's fundraising event has taken on a special task-- all proceeds will benefit the build of a new residential home right here in Penfield! This home will provide the most innovative and quality care available. 

Consider joining "Team PBC" for this special day.  All team registrations are completed through Crowdrise and you can join our team here.

Click on the link above and select "Join Our Team" on the right hand side of the page. Then invite your own network to support you in supporting this worthwhile organization.

Wednesday, September 27  
4:45-7:00 PM

Bistro 1778 
1778 Penfield Road  
Penfield, NY 14526 

According to a recent article in, "These days, it's not enough to keep your head down and produce A-plus work. You need to connect with others, be vocal about your interests and career goals, and build relationships with people you might not otherwise have met."
Join us for our next networking event at Bistro 1778 on Wednesday, September 27th 2017. 

Mingle with PBC Members and guests, meet new prospects and grow your business. Bring plenty of business cards to share. Guests are always welcome! 



Founded in 1951, Aspenleiter recently moved into the old Methodist Church at the Penfield Four Corners.  Aspenleiter sells new vacuum cleaners and repairs broken ones- no matter how old!  They also service sewing machines and other small appliances including Kitchenaid mixers. Most recently, the business began offering one-on-one lessons to teach customers how to use their own personal sewing machine. Aspenleiter strives to give their best to everyone that walks in their doors.


David Browne considers himself an expert in the local area, and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate. Browne can help clients sell their home, purchase a new one, and can even be available for consultation about home selling.

Prosperous businesses and a thriving community are the foundations for the programs offered by Imagine Monroe including Workforce Development and the LadderZup! program. Imagine Monroe offers a range of incentives to assist companies with creating jobs. Staff members are committed to matching the specific needs of companies with the appropriate programs. Monroe County is Open for Business!


Rochester's first American Craft Beer Hall & Grill opened in Webster in July 2016.  Stoneyard features three dining rooms and a full craft beer experience featuring 28 taps!  Lunch, dinner, and outdoor seating for are available.  Come visit soon!
(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            
Wickham Farms' Sunflower Spectacular Sep. 2-3     

Experience the sheer beauty and colors of a fi ve- acre sunflower field planted with 15 different varieties and over 85 ,000 seeds! Wander through the sunflower field and hop on a hayride through the Wickham Farms vegetable fields and apple orchard.  The farm will also be offering pick-your-own sunflowers, apple cannon shots, a giant (five-acre) corn maze, fresh donuts, and even pick-your-own early-season apples!
General Admission tickets are $5 online & $7 at the gate. Premium and Ultimate Admission tickets are available here.

Penfield Rotary Euchre Tournament Oct. 15th

Fairport Savings Bank Provides Special Mortgage Offer Through Nov. 30

Learn to Salsa Dance at Itacate
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Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Itacate Penfield

Where is the best place to learn how to Salsa Dance in Penfield? At the best Mexican Restaurant in Penfield of course! 

Stop in to Itacate Penfield on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm for FREE Salsa Dancing Lessons. 

No cost, no RSVP needed. Just bring a friend and dance the night away! 

Broccolo Garden Center Opens B-friendly Farm

Saturday, August 26th marked the grand opening of Broccolo Garden Center's B-friendly Farm, an ecologically friendly destination supporting both agricultural production and biodiversity to improve the local community.

Baywinde Senior Living Celebrates Fifteen Years
Congratulations to Baywinde Senior Living for celebrating their 15th Anniversary on August 30th.  Baywinde marked the occasion with a happy hour anniversary party.
Just Solutions Celebrates 20th Anniversary 
Just Solutions marked their 20th year in business! The company is grateful to their clients, partners, and friends for helping them achieve this outstanding milestone. Making this year even more special, Just Solutions was recently voted Best IT Outsourcing Firm by "Rochester Business Journal" readers and, for the second time, is ranked a Rochester Top 100 Company!

Business Metamorphosis LLC Publishes Monthly Newsletter

PBC Member Business Metamorphosis, LLC publishes a monthly newsletter dedicated to its business of providing patent services.  The current issue of the newsletter can be found here and interested readers can subscribe with the link found at the bottom of the newsletter page.

Andrea Burgess Joins Better Homes and Gardens
Real Estate Prosperity

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Prosperity is pleased to announce that Andrea Burgess has joined the company as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson.



Do you have some business news you would like to share with the community? A new location or a new addition to your staff? Maybe your business has been recognized recently?
Send us your news to share with the PBC community.  Email us at  
Members Spoke, PBC Listened  
The PBC Board received many requests on the recent Member Survey for more networking and educational events.  We are planning several events for the remainder of the year and 2018.  Stay tuned!


Help Wanted!

Wickham Farms is the hardest FUN job you'll ever have. We are in the "agritainment" business, which means people pay us to have fun on the farm. As an employee, you interact directly with people who are looking for a fun, family-friendly activity. fill out an application  on our website.

All PBC Members are able to create and manage job postings on the Member Information Center (MIC). 

Log-in to the MIC to learn more! 
Did you know that as a Member of the PBC, you are eligible to give and receive Member 2 Member Deals?

Visit these PBC Member businesses and receive the discount or offer indicated:

Don's Original
15% off your bill for PBC members


Free registration fee to The Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester when signing up to any of our programs offered. This includes Botsford School of Dance and Fit by Five Preschool. $30 value per child.

The UPS Store at Baytowne

September is a great month to update your marketing materials.  UPS Store at Baytowne is offering a discount on Tri-fold Brochures.  $.79 Tri-fold Brochures for PBC Members (reg. $.99)

This newsletter is brought to you in part thanks to our Premium Members

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2017 PBC Board of Directors

Jen Novy  - President 
  Finger Lakes Technologies Group

Michael Quinn  - Vice-President 
  RE/MAX Plus Real Estate

Matt Rollins - Treasurer  
  Five Star Bank

Sandra Swanson - Secretary
  Sandra Swanson LMT   
Marie Cinti
  Penfield Community Member
Jaime Dengal 
  Hampton Inn Webster  
Bob Lewis
  The Advicoach

Harry Gibbs
  Canandaigua National Bank




That you can add Member-2-Member Deals to your directory listing on our website using your Member Center login. You can even change them from time to time.

Same for Community Hot Deals - you control the deal, when it's offered, what is offered, and you can change it at any time. You can even schedule a bunch of them to appear and disappear at certain times without having to remember to go back into the system.  The deals show up on your directory listing as well as the links to Hot Deals throughout our website.

If you have forgotten your Member Center login or password, simply go to the Member Center link and click on "Forgot Password". An email will be sent to you with your password or a link to reset your password.

All of this is a FREE ADVERTISING benefit to you as a member of the PBC. And who doesn't like free???

If you need assistance with the Member Center at any time, simply email or call us and we will have someone contact you to help.


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is the first and longest-running  
business-focused association  
in the Town of Penfield.
We are dedicated to supporting
the growth and success of
our members and building
business vitality throughout
the community.

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