The eBusiness Wire                                                                                             January 2012  

PBA News                                         



Our thanks to the founding board members who put their vision and passion for the 20th anniversary logo rgb
Penfield business community into action.


Ron Baroody - President
Dave Meng - Vice President
Joanne Nulton - Secretary
Richard Stearns - Treasurer
Gail Arnold
Jafar Bitaraf
Sarah Jane Clifford
Mark Guerrera
David McDonald
Nick Meli
Robert Morgan


We have several exciting activities planned to commemorate this important milestone.  






We have several opportunities for members to participate in our plans for this 2012. This is a great way for you to work closely with fellow business decision makers and to help chart a path for the PBA. Below are the committee Chairs. If you are interested, please send them an email.


Business of the Month: Mike Smith,  

Business of the Year: Leslie Zornow, 

Golf Tournament: Jeff Chapman,  

Holiday Party: Jennifer Habecker,   

Membership: Diane Thresh,

Penfield in Bloom: Tracy Dovi, 

Programs/Networking: Mary McDowell,

Welcome Wagon: Ann Young, 

Upcoming PBA Events                                        


Annual Spotlight on Business Vitality in Penfield
Presented by Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain
Location: TBD
11:30am - 1:30pm   


Join with your fellow PBA members for our Annual Spotlight on Business Vitality presentation by Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain. This annual event is a great opportunity to hear updates on current developments as well as future initiatives. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you have a specific question or topic of interest that you would like addressed, please submit via email to PBA President, Ann Young, at by January 30th 2012.  All submissions will remain confidential!  
New Member Introductions                                        

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108 S. Union Street 

Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 262-3430 

In 1992 Terry Palis founded Corporate Communications, Inc. with the goal of merging business strategy and avant-garde technology to offer businesses, organizations, and individuals fresh solutions for maximum market exposure and response. Shortly thereafter Matthew Mitchell came on board to help shape the company we are today.
Corporate Communications is a close-knit group whose team has diverse experience across multiple industries. Impassioned to add sustainable value to your business, they offer an integrated perspective to both business thinking and products. Their team enjoys pushing the limits of design and creativity to stimulate growth potential, without losing sight of affordable, functional objectives to carry your message across all media.

They offer more than great websites. They offer end-to-end marketing optimization. Award-winning services include:

  • Website Design
  • Application Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Integration
  • Mobile Web Delivery
  • Interactive Messaging  
  • Web-mercials  
  • Web Hosting  
  • Integrated and Viral Email  
  • Identity Design and Branding  
  • Tradeshow/Conference Displays  
  • Traditional Print Media Services


Elmwood Inn

1256 Mt. Hope Avenue

Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 271-5195


Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Sirloin Filet or phenomenal sauteed dish, perfectly paired with one of the Inn's 15 selections of wines... or a pound of crispy chicken wings and a few of their 27 ice cold draft beers, you're always welcome at this neighborhood pub.


Established in 1974, The Elmwood Inn has an interesting, and not-so-conventional past. The building itself was built around 1890 next to a small apple orchard where the old Benfante's Hardware use to be. The building has changed hands many times over the years and was even a funeral home from 1955 to 1970.


Today the Elmwood Inn has an extensive menu including appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, quesadillas, main entrees and a late night appetizer menu. They offer a variety of on-tap or by bottle beer choices as well as several wine options. The Inn also has a royalty rewards program where you can earn points for purchases that add up to a free lunch. 

Member News                                         
New Hours at Eastside Medical Urgent Care

Good news! Effective January 3, 2012, Eastside Medical Urgent Care is open Monday through Friday 10am to 10pm.
Doors are open at 9:00am for patient registration.

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 9am to 6pm - no changes.

Eastside Medical Urgent Care
2226 Penfield Road
Penfield NY 14526
(585) 388-5280  


Help a Small Business' BIG DREAM come true

Nominate a standout business in your community for the 2012 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. Recognize their leadership, contributions to their community, exceptional service, and innovative business practices.

75 Blue Ribbon winners will be announced March 1. The winner, regional finalists, and Blue Ribbon winners will be honored on May 22, 2012, at America's Small Business Summit.

Submit a nomination today at Deadline is January 6. 
Community News                                           

Harvest of the Month 


Harvest of the Month is a framework for serving more fresh local fruits and vegetables and organizing related activities that promote healthy eating, nutrition education, and improved individual, community,
and economic health in Penfield.

Harvest of the Month has been operating in the Penfield schools since September 2011. They are now recruiting workplace and residential cafeterias, restaurants, and other food retailers to participate in
serving Harvest of the Month items and other businesses to assist in promoting
the program.

For additional information, assistance identifying featured item suppliers, and obtainingHarvest Harris Hill
a digital logo to use on your menu or other promotions materials pleases contact:
Linda Phillips
Monroe County Farm to Table Coordinator for Seeking Common Ground, 264-0555.


Message from the PBA Board of Directors                                          

PBA Event Reservation Payment Notice

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your incredible support in attending our events! We appreciate your enthusiasm and participation in our workshops, networking and community events.


In the past, the PBA has absorbed any expense for members who registered for events but were unable to attend for various reasons. Unfortunately the cost for holding events has increased and it has become necessary for us to change this practice. Going forward, the PBA will need to charge you for any reservation you are unable to fulfill unless we receive a cancellation notice 48 hours prior to the event. We are sensitive to the fact that last minute schedule challenge occur and we encourage you to send a substitute in your place if you find yourself unable to attend.


For all PBA meetings requiring reservations and a meeting fee, we have always extended a "pay at the door" option to our members and guests and will continue to do so.Recently, we added the option to pay by credit/debit card via PayPal on the PBA website. This option will continue to be available as well.


Again, thank you for your tremendous support! We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

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The Penfield Business Association
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
the community.

For more information visit us at

Welcome New Members 
Hunt ERA

(Susie Dillon)  


Elmwood Inn
(Catherine Dean)  


Lunch Bunch at Hung Wah  
Informal gathering of members and guests. No reservations required.  
Do you have an event you
would like to list?

Send an email to
Member-to-Member Discounts 
Carpet Hydro Steam
Commercial: free cleaning of a
25 x 25 area with orders of $250
or more. Residential: purchase 3 areas and receive a fourth free.  

Free tour and fitness assessment.
0 service fee with 12 month program.


Don's Original Rest. & Pub
10% discount off entire meal


Edge Color Graphics
10% discount off all services


Fairport Savings Bank

$100 toward any new checking account. $50 toward any new business checking account. 


Family First Federal Credit Union

Free membership and a thank you gift of a $25 gift certificate to the Spa at LaBella. Expires 7/30/2011


    Fitness Motivation 
One-on-one training session free
for new clients. Maximum 10 PBA
members per month - first come,
first served. Training takes place at
Lifetime Fitness.
Flower Barn
10% discount for PBA members

Gooey Cat

15% off all web-development
services and 25% off all   

reddoor walkthroughs


Gymnastics Training Center
Free registration fee for any member's child enrolled in classes
(Value = $30 per child)


Jennings, Nulton & Mattle

Contribution to a charity of the family's choice, in memory of
the deceased

Keystone Security Systems
25% discount on any new
security system.  
Spa at LaBella/LaBella Medical Aesthetics
10% discount on any service or treatment. Discount can not be combined with any other offer or promotion.
Labor of Love Communications

AV supplies, projector lamps, batteries, AV services, TV & Projection mounts and
HDMI cables. Discounts vary
on products purchased 


Mud About You

Party hosting fee waived for groups
of ten or more.


Ovation Payroll
Free direct deposit and a 10% discount for all PBA members.
PaperRozzi Invitations and
Stationary at Rozmataz
10% discount on all services

Penfield Fitness & Racquet

PBA member rate is $58/month. No initiation or joining fees, and a 90-minute fitness consultation with a trainer plus equipment orientation free. Requires a 12-month agreement.


ReMax Realty Group - Mike Ruff

$500 commission reduction for all PBA members and their family members.

Quick-Dry Carpet Care

Commercial Service-500 sq ft carpet cleaned free on jobs of 1500+ sq ft. ($125 value). Residential service-take
an additional 10% off seasonal specials.


Serenity Chiropractic Health

Examination fee waived for member's first appointment
($40 value)


Receive last year's pricing of $14.95 per month PLUS an additional
15% discount



The UPS Store
10% off all services (excluding stamps, metered mail and ground shipping)

The Wireless Zone/
Wolmering Wireless

PBA members receive a free phonebook transfer and either a car charger or Bluetooth ear piece through December 31, 2011.

Staples Advantage Program
staples advantagePBA members receive a 10%-15% cost savings and
more ordering convenience through a dedicated Staples Advantage Web site.

Contact us for more information.

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2012 PBA Board of Directors


Ann Young  - President 

  First Niagara Bank

Paul Dwyer - Vice President  

  MetLife Auto & Home 

Laurie Klein - Secretary

  Your Local Phone Book    

Jeff Chapman 

  Penfield Financial Group

Tracy Dovi
  Shepherd Home 

Kevin Fitzpatrick 

  Eastside Family YMCA 

Jennifer Habecker

  Family First Federal Credit Union

Mary McDowell

  Home & Heart of Penfield 

Todd Shaw

  Penfield Fitness & Racquet Club

Mike Smith

  Penfield Country Club

Diane Thresh

  Hawkeye|Mosaic Marketing