The eBusiness Wire                                                                                                April 2012  

PBA Business of the Month                                 
Your Local Phone Books
210 Dickinson Road, Webster
(585) 202-7564

Your Local Phone Books is a comprehensive directory that promotes local shopping in the Penfield, Webster, and Fairport Communities, both in print and now with online & mobile versions.  


Each individual directory has: community pages featuring local town/village phone numbers, school information, a local map, and  community information, white & yellow pages of the community they serve, money saving coupons, and a fun contest with a $500 cash prize! (more)

Upcoming PBA Events                                        


PBA / RBA Business After Hours
5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester
Join us for an evening of networking with the Rochester Business Alliance at one of our city's most popular and recognizable venues, the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. These events are traditionally very well attended so be sure to bring plenty of business cards.


Members: $15.00 ($35 discount from non-member rate. $1.00 PayPal fee added at check out))


Pre-registration and payment is required. Cancellations must be received 5 business days before the event. Pay by PayPal using link above or mail your check to Penfield Business Association, PO Box 268, Penfield NY 14526 no later than Friday, April 20 and please confirm your attendance by email to  




PBA Hosts: Building Relationships: The Top Priority for Any Successful Business Leader
Presented by Brett Birrittella

Penfield Country Club, 1784 Jackson Road, Penfield
11:30 - noon: registration and networking

noon - 1:30pm: lunch and presentation


In this unique program, we will focus on one of the most fundamental business and personal building blocks...Relationships. Attendees will gain immediate and actionable knowledge that will add value to their customer and employee interactions and help to drive the next wave of their business and personal success.


Brett's distinguished career includes certification as a professional coach and facilitator, membership in the Screen Actors Guild, published several times in "Business Strategies Magazine" and appearances on the "Today Show." Brett's worked in a variety of industries and is a licensed financial representative as well as a professional speaker, trainer and organizational development consultant for many Fortune 500 companies.


 Members: $25.00 Guests: $30.00


Pre-registration and payment is required. Pay by PayPal using link above or mail your check to Penfield Business Association and please confirm your attendance by email to   


  mega mixer


Rochester Metro Area - MEGA MIXER

5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Strong Museum of Play
1 Manhattan Square, Rochester  


Join the Rochester Metro Area Business Associations and Chambers for a
productive and fun night of networking with businesses from around the Rochester area. Hors D'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available.  


Register Early and Save:

Members: $10.00 (when you register by April 26) Members: $20.00 (after April 27)


Please register by using the PayPal link above and confirm your registration by sending an email to 



2nd Annual PBA Golf Tournament to Benefit The Shepherd Home
Golf tournament golfers
Monday, July 16
Penfield Country Club

Visit to make a reservation or for more information  
regarding the event and sponsorship opportunities. 
PBA News                                          

We don't want you to miss out on any of our upcoming activities and opportunities. You can renew online at or mail in an application with your check.




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,  

Member News                                           
Penfield School Budget Presentation Hosted by the Penfield Rotary
Tuesday, May 1 * Shadow Lake
Noon: lunch
1:00pm: presentation

All PBA members and guests are invited to attend.
Cost for lunch is $11.00. More information about making reservations to come.


Chocolate, Wine and MaryKay
Wednesday, May 9 * 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1769 Penfield Road, Penfield

Eastside Family YMCA "The One Event"

Friday, May 11 * 6:00pm - 9:00pm
One Restaurant and Lounge
Featuring a performance by the UofR Yellow Jackets, silent auctions, appetizers and mingling
(Must be 21 and over to attend) 

The Eastside Family YMCA works to ensure that everyone in our community has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. They recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must have access to programs and activities that enable them to be healthy, confident and connected. At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay. When you support events like
"The One Event", proceeds go directly toward our annual Invest in Youth Campaign, and your gift has a meaningful, enduring
impact right in your own community. 

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit, or contact Megan DeFranco at 585-341-4084. 


Wickham Farms Announces Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program 

Wickham Farms is now accepting members for its community-supported agriculture (CSA) program,
which will begin in the spring of 2012. The CSA provides an opportunity for people to eat with
the seasons and support local farming.

For 20 weeks from late June through October, CSA members will receive fresh produce grown in Penfield by Wickham Farms (and, rarely, by other local farmers). Every share will include generous portions of the farm's harvest, including fresh greens in the spring; summer favorites like tomatoes, melons and sweet corn; cooking staples like onions, carrots and potatoes; and fall favorites such as cabbage and winter squash.  


The Wickham Farms CSA will offer opportunities for its members to participate in the farming experience, with volunteer opportunities and U-pick bonuses for people to pick extra quantities. Working on the farm is not a requirement of membership.


If you are interested in more information, please contact Bill Wickham at (585) 747-7512 or email him at

Community News                                           
Penfield High School Booster Club Hosts Mother's Day Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Fair 
Saturday, April 21 
9:00am - 4:00pm 
Penfield High School East Gym 

Over 40 vendors showcasing local talent. For more information 

Penfield's Annual Spring Clean Up Day 
Saturday, April 28
9am - 12pm

To sign up your family or group, please call or email Sabrina at (585) 340-8651  


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!

combo logo 

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 
Catalyst Health Group

(Adam Henby) 


PBA / RBA Business After Hours
Blue Cross Arena
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pre-registration required
by April 20.

Building Relationships Lunch Presentation
Penfield Country Club 
11:30am - 1:30pm 
Pre-registration required by April 22. 

Lunch Bunch at Penfield Hots 
11:45 pm
Informal gathering of members and guests. No reservations required.

Rochester Metro Area
Strong Museum of Play
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pre-registration required by April 26. 

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 


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.

Become a sponsor of this monthly newsletter and reach an audience of over 265 local members!

Contact us for more information.
Social Networking



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  

Mike Smith

  Penfield Country Club

Diane Thresh

  Hawkeye|Mosaic Marketing