The eBusiness Wire                                                                                                June 2012  

PBA Business of the Month                                 
JUNE BUSINESS OF THE MONTHBaker logo no address
Baker Commodities
2268 Browncroft Blvd., Penfield
(585) 482-1880

Baker Commodities has been one of the nation's leading providers of rendering and grease removal services since 1937. Baker is a completely sustainable company, recycling animal by-products and used cooking oil into valuable products such as high-protein ingredients for poultry feed, pet food, and tallow - a valuable ingredient in soaps, paints, and cosmetics. Converting used cooking oil into "yellow grease" is a major ingredient in bio-diesel fuels.

Baker Commodities plays an essential role in protecting the environment, diverting billions of pounds of recyclable products from landfills to other sources of energy and feeds. (more) 

Upcoming PBA Events                                        

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012 

Penfield Independence Day Parade
Penfield High School to Penfield Community Center 


Members of the PBA are currently working on another world-class float for the parade. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Mike Smith at  


Members are also invited to join us along the parade route. Wear your company colors, carry a banner or sign, and introduce your business to more than 10,000 residents watching the parade. Contact for more details.



PBA / RBA Business After Hours 
Radisson Hotel  - 120 E. Main Street, Rochester
5:00pm - 7:00pm 

Spend a warm summer evening networking poolside at the downtown Radisson Hotel with fellow PBA and RBA members.
Hors D'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available.  
Pre-registration is required by June 5. Cancellations must be received 5 business days before the event. No shows will be charged.

Members: $15.00 ($35 discount off of non-member price)

Register using the PayPal link above or send a check to Penfield Business Association, P.O. Box 268, Penfield NY 14526. Please send a reservation confirmation email to
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012Golf Banner 2012
2nd Annual PBA Golf Tournament
to Benefit The Shepherd Home

Penfield Country Club

Last year's event was a huge success so we're doing it again.
Please join us for another great day of golf and fun!


The tournament includes a full day of activities:
Four-Man Scramble * Longest Drive Contest * Closest-To-The-Pin Contest
Door Prizes and Gift Bags * All-you-can-Eat Lunch Buffet * Evening Dinner * Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams, closest-to-the-pin, longest drive, and putting.  


10:30-12:30pm: Registration, Practice Range, Buffet Lunch
12:30pm: Shotgun Start
5:30pm: Dinner, Winners Announced


Golf openings, dinner seats, sponsorships and advertising are still available. If you cannot attend the event, consider sponsoring an activity or placing an ad in the event program.    


A BIG THANK YOU to our current sponsors. More opportunities are still available. Visit us at for more information.  

  MetLife Don's Original Frontier




Hosted by Penfield Financial Group

1758 Penfield Road, Penfield

1pm - 8pm


Enjoy Jeff's amazing burgers and dogs along with plenty of beverages and snacks while networking with members of the area's business community.  


Pre-registration and payment is required by Aug 1.


$5.00 for members

$10.00 for guests


Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to:  


If you chose to pay by check, please mail to the Penfield Business Association, P.O. Box 268, Penfield, NY 14526 

PBA News                                          



Check out our Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10:00am for a new business tip of the week. Discussion of the topic is welcome and encouraged!




The PBA has been working diligently the last few months on implementing a new database management system that includes a new website with an exclusive members-only portal. The new website will give members a detailed business information page that they can update themselves, including posting new member-to-member deals, public "hot deals", or job offerings at any time.  


Other exciting features of the website include expanded Community Events and Business Help sections, an interactive map to locate member businesses, more prominent Business-of-the-Month and New Member highlights, and event photo galleries. We expect the new website to be live in the next 30-45 days and will keep you informed as the day gets closer. Members will receive their portal login information via email shortly after the site goes live.

Member News                                           
Saturday, June 2, 11:00am - 1:00pm
1769 Penfield Road, Penfield

Steve, from Steve's Gourmet Blends will be offering a free cooking demo featuring his CocoaJo Rub and introducing a new line
of seasoned sea salts at Affaire de Chocolat in Penfield. There will be food sampling and guests are encouraged to bring a beverage.


2222 Penfield Road, Penfield 

The Spa at LaBella now offers nail art for your manicures and pedicures. Add a unique design
for only $7.00.

And don't forget a special relaxing gift for Dad this Father's Day. Purchase a gift certificate for Dad valued at $75 or more and receive a complementary coupon for 20% off his next 50 minute spa service.



TheraVet Acres is participating in the City of Rochester \ The Fast & Furriest 10K, 5K and 1-mile dog walk to support Verona Street Animal Shelter. This sixth annual race and dog walk will take place on June 9 at Brown Square Park. The event includes a Pet Festival complete with exhibitors, vendors, pet contests, and fun activities for owners and pets.

If you are interested in supporting TheraVet Acres, please contact them at (585) 872-3791 or


As an added benefit to members, each day we post an announcement, promotion or some kind of feature about one of
our member businesses. Stop by often to see what's happening with your neighbor businesses.



Ice cream sundaes and a mini-golf hole-in-one contest were included in a
PBA networking event hosted by Wickham Farms on May 30. Eilleen Adamo of the The Cat Doctors and Chip Saresky of Corporate Communications were the big winners of the contest and received free gift certificates for lunch at Wickham Farms. Thank you to everyone who attend the fun event and to Wickham Farms
for hosting.

If you are interested in hosting a PBA event, please contact Ann Young at 


Eilleen Adamo and her two daughers get ready to putt.


Community News                                           
RochesterWorks! JOB FAIR    
Wednesday, June 20
1:00pm - 5:00pm 
The Marketplace Mall, Center Court 

June is American Job Fair Month and RochesterWorks!, The Marketplace Mall, and the New York State Department of Labor invite your business to participate in a Job Fair and connect with job seekers on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Your company is encouraged to attend and setup a booth to meet face to face with potential applicants and discuss the specifics of your organization and current job opportunities.


Cost of the Career Conference is FREE to your business and includes space at one 6' skirted table, 2 chairs, and parking.  Setup will take place from 12:00-1:00pm and the event will be open to the public from 1:00 - 5:00pm. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

The deadline for registration is June 8, 2012.  Visit

Penfield Eat Well, Live Well Walking Challenge

This 8-week competitive challenge is designed to encourage individuals to move more, increase the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed, and teach participants how to lead "healthier, better lives." This program is run in conjunction with Wegmans, Penfield's Wellness Partner.

To participate in the program, complete the Eat Well, Live Well Walking Challenge registration form at Penfield Recreation. Pedometers can be purchased at that time for $1. You will be sent an email with information to log in to the Wegmans Eat Well, Live Well website. Once logged in, you will be able to track your steps over the 8-week program.

This is an activity for the whole family!
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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business focused association  
in the Town of Penfield.
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the growth and success of
our members
and building
business vitality
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Business After Hours
Radisson Hotel 
5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Informal gathering of members and guests. No reservations required.

JUNE 15 
Lunch Bunch
at Don's Original

Informal gathering of members and guests. No reservations required.

Penfield Independence Day Parade 
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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.


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


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. 

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 
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)



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

Susie Dillon

   Hunt ERA

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