PBC Newsletter - September 2018                                                                    View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook  
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Tutor Doctor Rochester

Tutor Doctor of Rochester has been owned by Penfield residents Rich and Heather Black since 2016.  Both Rich and Heather understand the stresses that academic difficulties can place on a child and his or her family, and they take a very individualized approach to helping families through this experience.  Rich and Heather believe that learning is not a one-size-fits-all proposition but should be tailored to each student they meet.  Heather works to discover the root causes of a students' academic difficulties, while Rich works to find the very best tutors to create an "AHA" moment for students-- where everything clicks together in understanding.

Tutor Doctor works by creating a customized learning experience for its students.  Tutors take the time to understand the way an individual student learns, and then adapt their teaching techniques to a student's particular needs.  A unique program can be developed by a tutor to further a student's educational success and help them reach their full potential.

PBC UPCOMING EVENTS                                         
  Wednesday, September 12th
11:45 am- 1:00 pm 
Lulu Taqueria + Bar  
6 N. Main Street 
Fairport, NY 14450 
Join us for Topics@12 on Wed., September 12th at one of the Rochester area's newest restaurants!  In addition to our usual networking lunch, Topics@12 will feature an informational component from either the PBC or one of its members.

Topics@12 is also an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking & lunch in support of local restaurants.

Please register to attend as space at Lulu's is limited. 
Bring your business cards to share with members attending.

Mark Dulaney,
Strangers inTO Clients
Tuesday, September 25th
5:30-7:30 PM 
Joe Gatt's Food & Cocktails 
 2126 Five Mile Line Road  
Penfield, NY 14526
What is the purpose of Business and being a Business Owner?

In a word- Expansion.  Or in many words, it's your ability to do in the future what you can't do today, or to make possible what is now impossible.  This is how you are able to impact more people, more powerfully and more profitably every year. 

Yet for far too many businesses, one year looks exactly like the next: the same people, the same impact, and the same profitability (which in many cases means little to no profitability). 

But what if this time next year, you and your company expanded and became unrecognizable to you, your clients, and the people who depend on you? 

This PBC Smart Seminar is sponsored by: 

Monday October 1st
7:00-8:30 pm 
Penfield Public Library 
Ruth Braman Room
1985 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526
Paying for college can seem like an overwhelming and confusing task, especially for parents going through the college application process for the first time.    

What if a student could find the perfect college AND save money on expenses?  
The first step towards a student's college success is to start planning NOW.  Planning for college can be done as early as freshman year in high school, and this is an ideal time to start exploring different options.  Most students wait until the end of their junior year to start researching colleges, and by then they may be missing out on helpful financial opportunities.


Don's Original
Tuesday, October 2nd 
5:30-7:30 PM 
Don's Original Restaurant & Pub 
Penfield, NY 14526

We had so much fun at our joint August event-- we're doing it again!  Join us out on the covered (and heated) patio at Don's Original Pub for networking on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018. 

Mingle with members of these two neighboring chambers, meet new prospects and grow your business. Bring plenty of business cards to share. Guests are always welcome!

Did we mention that the last joint networking event with the East Rochester Chamber had approx. 50 people attend?
   Sponsored by:

PBC Members: Enjoy a Dinner Cruise with the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce


(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            
Sunflower Spectacular at Wickham Farms
Last spring, Wickham Farms planted more than 100,000 sunflowers in 15 different sunflower varieti es to cover a five acre field with beautiful sunflowers - that's four football fields of sunflowers!  
C ome and enjoy the end of summer and beginning of fall by exploring the sheer beauty and color of over one hundred thousand sunflowers!
More information and tickets can be found at: Save $2 by purchasing online!

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Penfield Chief Golf Tournament Occurs  
Sep. 15th 
The 16th Annual Penfield Chief Golf Tournament occurs on September 15th at Shadow Lake Golf Club.  Both sponsorships and golfing spots are still available.  Contact Josh Miller at for more information.  Proceeds from the tournament sponsorships benefit the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf.

Bach to Rock Holds Open Houses
Sep 8 & 23rd 
Atria Penfield Carnival Is Sep 20th
Volunteers are also needed for this event.  Please contact Mary McDowell 
(e-mail preferred method) or 381-0282 if interested.

Walking on Sunshine Returns Sep 23rd 
Walking on Sunshine 2017 
Walking on Sunshine 2017
  Sunday, September 23rd  
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Park 
3100 Atlantic Avenue 
Penfield, NY 14526
Mary Cariola Children's Center serves hundreds of children and young adults each year through academic, residential, and community outreach programs.  Mary Cariola has several residential facilities, including one right here in Penfield that provides state-of-the-art care to its residents.

Sponsorship opportunities for businesses are also available.  Sponsorship at the $500 level allows you to have an exhibit table at the walk, where 1200-1500 people attend each year. 
The Penfield Business Chamber is again fielding a team to participate in Mary Cariola's largest fundraising event, "Walking on Sunshine" on Sunday, September 23rd.  Come out for a stroll, support the work being done at Mary Cariola, and enjoy family activities, food and fun. Bring the family and have a blast!

Consider joining "Team PBC" for this special event or supporting the team with a donation.  All team registrations are being handled through Crowdrise; you can join Team PBC or form your own here

Just Solutions Seminar Oct 17th 
Just Solutions invites you to their seminar at Microsoft's Fairport Office:    

Getting the Most out of Office 365
During this seminar, you'll learn:
  • What is included with Office 365 - Skype for Business, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.
  • How Office 365 allows you to work from virtually anywhere.
  • How Office 365 works on all your devices for one low monthly price.
  • How moving to Office 365 can improve your business productivity and flexibility.
  • How the biggest compliance issues - Auditing and encryption are solved with Office 365.
There is no cost to attend and breakfast will be provided, but seating is EXTREMELY limited.
For more details and to register, visit

Steve Conger is an Account Executive at Spectrum who works with business clients to provide high speed internet, phone and cable services.  

Membership Invoices for the 2019 calendar year are being emailed the first week of September.  Invoices are due November 1, 2018.    
Membership invoices will be sent only to members whose renewal month is January of each year.

 Is your business planning a Grand Opening or Ribbon Cutting?  Contact us for help with scheduling and promotion!   

Did you know that as a PBC Member, you are eligible to give and receive Member 2 Member Deals?

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

Baker Commodities
50% off first trap cleaning with purchase of two year service contract.

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.

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

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is the first and longest-running  
business-focused association  
in the Town of Penfield.
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the growth and success of
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business vitality throughout
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2018 PBC Board of Directors

Jen Novy  - President 

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

Dennis Shew - Treasurer  
  Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate

Pat Caufield 
   Edward Jones   
Carlo DiPisa
   iCommercial Lending

Tom Dambra
  Family First of New York
Bob Lewis
  Enterprise Performance Matters

Harry Gibbs
  Canandaigua National Bank
Noel Wilfeard
  The UPS Store at Baytowne 
Marie Cinti 
  PBC Programs and Communications Coordinator 




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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