The eBusiness Wire                                                                                               August 2012  

PBA Business of the Month                                 
Crytallization Consulting
Ingo Leubner, PhD
35 Hillcrest Drive, Penfield
(585) 385-0973

Ingo Leubner started Crystallization Consulting in 1998 to provide practical information to companies who are concerned about the manufacture of crystalline materials with defined crystal sizes. His goal is 'Better Crystals for Better Products', and to support this claim, he published a technical handbook, 'Precision Crystallization- Theory and Practice of Controlling Crystal Size' (CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2009).  Leubner's consultancy is the only worldwide business providing these services.(more)
Upcoming PBA Events                                        
Summer Networking BBQ
Hosted by Penfield Financial Group
1758 Penfield Road, Penfield
1:00pm - 8:00pm

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


$5.00 members    

$10.00 guests   


Pre-registration and payment is required by August 6. Pay via PayPal using links above and confirm your attendance
with an email.




PBA/RBA Business After Hours at the George Eastman House
900 East Avenue
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for a uniquely Rochester experience, an evening of networking at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. 


$15.00 for PBA members  (a $35 discount off the RBA non-member price).  


Cancellations must be received 5 business days before the event. Pre-registration and payment is required by August 10. 

Pay via PayPal using link above and confirm your attendance with an email.   



Cruise on the Colonial Belle
Departs 6pm sharp 


Come join your fellow PBA members for an evening cruise on the historic
Colonial Belle. 
The Colonial Belle's narrated tour will familiarize you with the rich history and many traditional landmarks along the scenic Erie Canal traveling west between Fairport and Pittsford. The three-hour cruise includes lock passage at Canal Park in Pittsford, located at Clover St. and Jefferson Rd. 
A cash bar will be provided as well as complimentary munchies! 


Members and guests welcome. Pre-registration and payment is required by September 4.


Pay via PayPal using link above and confirm your attendance with an email

PBA News                                          

2012 Business of the Year and Daniel Penfield Award Nominations Now Being Accepted.  

The Penfield Business Association is seeking nominations for 2012 Business of the Year
and the Daniel Penfield Award, which honors the outstanding business individual. The awards will be presented at the PBA's Award Dinner on October 25, 2012 at Penfield Country Club. 


"This is a highly anticipated event each year, and we are thrilled to be honoring our community's leaders once again," said PBA President, Ann Young.  Last year the top honors went to Penfield Fitness & Racquet Club and John Cipro, owner of Don's Original Restaurant & Pub.

Nominations will be accepted until August 20, 2012.

2012 Business of the Year Nomination Form (pdf)
2012 Daniel Penfield Award Nomination Form (pdf) 





The weather was picture perfect, the greens were in mint condition, the auction items were a hit, and the networking was a ton of fun.


Special thanks to Family First Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the 2nd Annual PBA Golf Tournament to benefit The Shepherd Home, as well as our other major sponsors - Frontier Communications, MetLife Auto & Home and Don's Original Restaurant & Pub, plus many tee and flag sponsors too numerous to name. Also tops on our thank you list is Penfield Country Club for once again hosting this event and providing a beautiful course, exceptional service and delicious meals for our guests. Without all of our sponsors, partners and of course volunteers, this event would not be possible. 


We had over 100 golfers, a few more than last year, and raised over $9,000 for Shepherd Home. The committee gathered tons of great prizes and auction items and everyone went home with a special 20th Anniversary commemorative bottle of champagne.  


We look forward to another fantastic tournament next year so mark your calendars now for
July 15, 2013, same time, same place ~ 
see you there. 





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We're putting the finishing touches on the new database software and website and expect to "go live" before the next newsletter!


The new system will have an exclusive members-only portal - giving members a detailed business listing page they can update themselves, including changing their member-to-member deals, adding public "hot deals", or posting 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. Members will receive their portal login information via email shortly after the website goes live. Stay tuned for a launch announcement.



Member News                                           
AFFAIRE DE CHOCOLATE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS! affair de chocolate display


A small piece of real estate right next to Affaire de Chocolat is up for sale and a few folks have been confused, thinking perhaps Affaire de Chocolat was for sale. Owner Debra Sheen assures us that Affaire de Chocolat is alive and well and open for business. 


In fact, they have a delicious Chocolate Dinner event coming up on Saturday August 25 featuring a six-course sit-down dinner with chocolate in each course and a wine pairing. Visit  for more information and to register for the event, or certainly stop by the store sometime and pick up a special treat for yourself or someone you love.






"Almost two years ago, my company hired your company, Keystone Security Systems, to install a burglar and fire alarm system. Admittedly, I never thought we'd need it but it was a prudent investment that provided peace of mind and a savings on our insurance premiums. This past spring, at 1:19 AM in the wee hours of the night, a fire in the front office broke out when an employee left a candle burning. Thankfully, the fire alarm system detected the smoke before it became a real fire and called the fire department. It is without exaggeration that had we not had the system we might have lost our business." Richard Sacco, President - Radax Industries, Inc.

Keystone Security Systems provides:

* Same-day service: weekends and evenings included

* 24-hour monitoring

* Locally owned and operated

* A "No False Alarm Guarantee" reduces false alarms and inconvenience

* Certified and licensed security experts


Visit to learn more.


Monday, August 20
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Members of the PBA are invited to attend this special event held at The Spa at LaBella to honor the Y's loyal supporters. The event includes chair massages,
wine and refreshments.

RSVP is requested by August 17. Contact Megan DeFranco or 341-4084 if you are interested in attending.    
Community News                                           
North Forest Office Space Annual Customer Appreciation Picnic 
Penn Fair Office Park, 421-481 Penbrooke Drive
Tuesday, August 14
11:30am - 1:00pm

Members and friends are invited to attend this event. 
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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Welcome New Members
George's Restaurant (Gary Serosyan)


Summer Networking BBQ
Penfield Financial Group 
1:00pm - 8:00pm

PBA/RBA Business After Hours at George Eastman House

Lunch Bunch at Elmwood Inn

Cruise on the Colonial Belle
6:00pm sharp

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

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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  

Mary McDowell

  Home & Heart of Penfield  

Mike Smith

  Penfield Country Club

Diane Thresh

  Hawkeye|Mosaic Marketing