Business of the Month
Family owned and operated, Aspenleiter Vacuum is one of the oldest vacuum & sewing shops in the Rochester area with specialties in sales and repairs.  Aspenleiter repairs all makes and models of sewing machines and vacuums, as well as Kitchen Aid mixers, with free repair estimates. The top priority is finding the right solution for all of your vacuuming and sewing needs.  to read more...
Upcoming Events
Joe Gatt's Food and Cocktails

With the ongoing changes to Facebook's Advertising Platform, it can be easy to fall behind on the latest and greatest way to cut through the digital noise and grow your business using Facebook Ads. This class will be a tutorial on how to do exactly that. We'll go through how to create custom audiences, use Facebook's machine learning to optimize your ads, and the latest tips and tricks.

Sean McKay is the President of Site Hub - a local digital agency founded in 2012. Site Hub was voted Rochester's #1 Digital Marketing Agency in 2018 and runs over $500k in monthly ad spend for their clients. As a Rochester native, Sean takes pride in giving back and especially enjoys helping others utilize the tools, tricks, and tips he has learned along the way.

This event will be held on Thursday, September 12th from 5:30-7:30. Networking, a light dinner, and cash bar will be the focus from 5:30-6:00 with the presentation starting at 6:00 pm.

Fees; Members: $25, Non-Members: $35
Premium Members - One person per business complimentary, additional attendees pay member rate
Registration Deadline: September 6th
Ribbon Cutting at the New Wickham Farms' Location

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for a ribbon cutting at Wickham Farms ' new location at 1315 Sweets Corners Rd. Penfield, NY on Wednesday, September 25 at 5:00 pm.  
 
Tours will be offered from 5:00-5:45 pm with ribbon cutting at 5:15 pm.
No registration is needed-- come help us celebrate the re-opening of Wickham Farms!
Save the date: 2019 PBC Annual Meeting
Thursday November 14, 2019

Watch for details in October newsletter.
PBC Business News
Penfield Business Chamber Annual Membership Dues
 
The majority of our members' annual dues renew at the beginning of our fiscal year on November 1, 2019. This will cover your membership dues until October 31, 2020. Invoices will be sent by email in early September and we sincerely appreciate your payment by November 1st. Dues may be paid on-line by credit card or by check. If you have any questions regarding your membership dues, please  email us.
Board of Director/Event Committee Chair Wanted
The Penfield Business Chamber is seeking a Chairperson for their Events/Programs Committee. This volunteer Board of Director position provides leadership and delegates tasks to committee members to coordinate a variety of educational programs and networking events throughout the year. The ideal candidate should have excellent executive skills, ability to work with others, and attention to detail.
For more details.. see the Chamber's Linked In page.
Community Events
Battle of the Bands at BayTowne Plaza, September 8
On September 8 from 1-5pm, Bach to Rock Penfield , will host their first ever Battle of the Bands at BayTowne Plaza's outdoor tent! Our bands will battle it out with live performances to show the crowd what they've got! The winning bands are determined by a panel of judges and not only get bragging rights, but also get a chance to work with a professional audio engineer to record their own original material in our studio. Come out and check out Bach to Rock Penfield's talented students! This event is FREE and open to the public.   For more information, see Bach to Rock's Facebook events page.
Penfield Library Used Book Sale, September 10-14
Thousands of used books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and videos are available at bargain prices. Most books are $1, but mass market/smaller paperbacks and children's soft covers are only 50 cents! 85% of the sale collection are donations and 45% are hardcover, sorted into 50 categories that include local history, numberous specials, records, games, puzzles, computer software, and more. For more information, click here ...
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"Tastin' the Blues" and "Dog's Day Out", September 14
The Town of Penfield and Penfield Recreation announce their annual " Tastin’ the Blues" competition on September 14 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage, 3100 Atlantic Ave. We are pleased to welcome back Genesee Brew House this year, who will provide samples of their top micro brews for those who are over 21, and  Steve Grills and the Roadmasters , with special guest Joe Beard, will bring their hard-driving, Chicago-style blues music to the stage.

The second annual "Dog’s Day Out" will be held in conjunction with the event and participants are encouraged to bring their dogs. Bring your dog and let him try out an agility course, as well as other games and activities for dogs and their humans. All dogs must be leashed and friendly.

Anyone who has a favorite chili recipe is invited to enter the chili contest. Chili entries will be judged by a panel. Prize packages will be awarded to the top three winners, and the first place package will include a $100 cash prize.
Registration forms and rules. Ca ll (585) 340-8655 for more information.
The Penfield Players to Present  Impossible Marriage  at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Participating in the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival for the first time ever, The Penfield Players will be performing  Impossible Marriage , by award-winning playwright Beth Henley, at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center on Sunday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Impossible Marriage  will be performed at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center at 142 Atlantic Avenue on Sunday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at  rochesterfringe.com .
Penfield Rotary Holds Fall Euchre Tournament, October 13
Penfield Rotary Club 's Annual Fall Euchre Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 13th, at Legacy at Willow Pond . We've been described as having the "Best Euchre Tournament in Monroe County!" 
Tickets: $20 per person if purchased by October 12th/$25 day of event
For more information, click here.

Proceeds to support Penfield Rotary club projects.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:   Family First Credit Union
Member News
Help the environment and Camp Good Days!!

Visit The UPS Store #0906 in Baytowne Plaza to shred your documents and donate to Camp Good Days. Shredding is $1/pound and half of each project fee will be donated. Camp Good Days offers week-long summer camping sessions, weekend adult retreats, and year-round programs for families who have been touched by cancer and other life challenges.
Wireless Zone
The Wireless Zone Penfield was recently awarded the Gold Store Award! The award is based on customer experience metrics. The Wireless Zone which is located in Pen Fair Plaza is celebrating its 17th year in Penfield is owned and operated by Penfield Chamber member David Wolmering. 
Wickham Farms Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing

Wickham Farms is celebrating America’s rich history by designing their Giant Corn Maze to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing on July 20th, 1969.  They hope to honor America’s heritage and encourage a new generation of Americans to learn about the past and dream about their country’s future. To read more, check out the PBC's Community Events page...
Welcome New Members
We would like to welcome our newest members.
Penfield Presbyterian Church is a a welcoming, inclusive, family-friendly and joyful worshiping community of Jesus believers of all ages. Worship services are Sunday mornings at 10am. Children's faith development is offered year-round after the first part of each worship service. We also offer nursery care for our littlest friends but welcome children to remain in the worship service. Adult Faith Development & Spiritual Formation opportunities are offered after worship and throughout the year on various days and times. 
Kids always need attention. When they need urgent medical attention, you can rely on AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care to tend to your little heroes when you need us most. Our mission is to provide passionate, emergency care for children when their pediatrician isn’t readily available, and parents like you need an immediate solution. Let's face it: injuries, fevers, asthma attacks, barking coughs – tend to happen at inconvenient hours. And using a hospital emergency room for spontaneous stitches, sports injuries or something as simple as a strep throat culture, can mean long wait times in an environment that can make even a swamp monster feel a little uncomfortable. At AcuteKids, our entire focus is to provide pediatric urgent care in a setting designed to promote well-being for parents and children alike. Dedicated to a considerate bedside manner, we’ll also work closely with your pediatrician and insurance provider to ensure your child’s care is both accurate and seamless. As for the stars of your story – they’ll soon be busy defending the castle instead of battling bronchitis. 
New Ways to Connect
Penfield Business Chamber has joined two new communication tools. Look for us on these applications.

Instagram account name: penfieldbusiness
Alignable account name: Penfield Business Chamber
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Free "Pre-Listing Home Inspection" from Realtor Michael Quinn when we list your home!

As a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker and licensed Home Inspector, I am able to inspect your home when we list it for sale. This gives you the economic advantage as a seller!

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2018-19 PBC Board of Directors
Marie Cinti , PBC Board President
Pat Caufield , PBC Board Vice-President
Dennis Shew , PBC Board Treasurer
Amy Valente , PBC Board Secretary
Jen Novy , PBC Past President
Steve Conger, Spectrum 
Carlo DiPisa , iCommercial Lending
Noel Wilfeard, The UPS Store #0906