The eBusiness Wire                                                                                               November 2012  

PBA Business of the Month                                 
Labor of Love Communications Labor of Love Communications
81 Penn Lane, Rochester
(585) 259-0841

Labor of Love Communications joined the PBA in 2008, and since then owner James Orefice has contributed his business's audio and visual expertise to many PBA events over the years, including the Golf Tournament, the Meet the Candidates event, and the Annual Business of the Year Awards Dinner presentation. (more)  

New Member Introductions                                        
The Barn Owl
1807 Penfield Road 
(585) 282-0620

Penfield now has its very own wild bird store and nature center. Stop by to learn more about wild birds native to the area and for supplies and information about feeding and caring for your own backyard bird friends and guests. The Barn Owl has a large selection of nature-themed toys, books, gifts and a few very special kid-friendly critters who love company. The Barn Owl is a fun place for children, families and nature enthusiasts to visit.

Victoria B Creative 

(585) 305-7350 


If you are a business or a not-for-profit looking for effective marketing pieces, well designed newsletters, business stationery, or websites, check out the work of Victoria Brzustowicz. Victoria also designs invitations, custom cards, book arts projects, block prints, pop-up cards and illustrations -- from painterly to whimsical and quite a bit in between.

Upcoming PBA Events                                        
Annual Membership Meeting & Economic Development Presentation
Penfield Country Club 

11:30am - Registration and Networking

12:00noon - Lunch Served

12:15pm - Program Starts  


Jim Costello, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Penfield, will present the current state of economic development in Penfield and share upcoming projects on the horizon. Each of Penfield's business districts will be discussed during the presentation and there will be opportunity for Q&A at the end. 


We will also acknowledge 2012 Business of the Month recipients and present the Penfield Pride Award recognizing a location for outstanding property improvements. 
In addition, elections for our Board of Directors will be held. The slate of 2013-2014 candidates will be posted on our website shortly, along with brief bios about each candidate. Candidate information will also be available at the meeting.

There will also be a vote on the proposed By-Law changes mailed to members recently. Copies of the proposed changes and revised By-Laws will be available at the meeting.

Only current PBA members may vote. Please make sure you are current on your dues prior to the event if you wish to vote. New member applications and renewal forms will be available at the door. 

$25 Members / $30 Guests. Kindly RSVP by Friday 11/09/12. 


If you prefer to register by mail, please send an email with the names of attendee(s) before mailing your check.



PBA Annual Holiday Party
TBones Steakhouse
5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Join your fellow PBA members in celebrating the 2012 holiday season at TBones Steakhouse!

A cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

This event is free to one member per business and $10 for additional members and guests. All proceeds to benefit the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf.

We are also looking for non-perishable donations for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf. Please consider bringing one of the following needed items: 
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Campbell's Chunky Style Soups
  • Boxes of Rice and Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Canned Vegetables
***RSVP is required as space is limited***

All RSVPs must be paid in advance. If paying by mail instead of online, kindly send an email  with guest names before sending a check.

We look forward to seeing you there!

PBA News                                          








You can still find us online at, but the site has a new look and a bunch of great new features. One of the key features of the new site is an expanded Business Listing Page for each of our member businesses and Member Login Portal that allows members to update their contact information, business description, and search keywords. Members also have the ability to add job listings, special community hot deals and member-2-member only deals. Member login IDs were sent out last week. If you did not receive yours or need assistance with the new website, feel free to contact us.




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2013 Renewal Notices will be sent out in the next few weeks, check your mailbox and send your renewal in early. You will also be able to renew your membership online via the Member Login Portal after November 15th. Yet another exciting and convenient feature of our new website!  


Community News                                           
Free Energy Seminar for Small Businesses, Not-for-Profits, and Multi-Family Developments 
Thursday, November 15
Shadow Lake Country Club
11:30am - 1pm

Green Monroe County is conducting a free business energy lunch and learn at Shadow Lake. Event sponsor NYSERDA will provide lunch and information for attendees to learn about their free energy audit, incentives, and financing programs.  RG&E/NYSEG is also a sponsor and will be presenting their programs as well.


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Upcoming Events from the NYS Small Business Development Center

Legal Considerations for Starting a Small Business
Wednesday, November 7
Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Rochester Central Library
10:00am - 12:30pm

Attendees will learn about key legal issues that need to be addressed when starting a small business. Topics discussed will include choice of business entity, tax considerations, intellectual property, contracts and more. The program is appropriate for both first-time entrepreneurs and those who have recently started a small business.

Women's Small Business Roundtable discussing Business Etiquette and Dressing for Success
Tuesday, November 13
The College at Brockport Metro Center
12:00pm - 4:00pm

This workshop will discuss what exactly is "business etiquette," why you should practice discretion in public with regards to your business, and office protocol basics (office phone, cell phone and email etiquette).In addition, you will learn contemporary dress-for-success secrets, so you can concentrate on your presentation and not worry about your appearance.

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 challenges 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

Victoria B Creative

(Victoria Brzustowicz)

Seibold Security

(Susie Dillon)  

RBA Speed Networking Event
Rochester Business Alliance
150 State Street
7:30am - 9:30am

Annual Membership Meeting and Economic Development Presentation 
Penfield Country Club
11:30am - 1:00pm
Reservations required.

Lunch Bunch at
Steve's Original Diner  
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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.

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2012 PBA Board of Directors


Ann Young  - President 

  First Niagara Bank

Mike Smith - Vice President

  Penfield Country Club  

Paul Dwyer - Treasurer  

  MetLife Auto & Home 

Laurie Klein - Secretary

  Your Local Phone Book    

Jeff Chapman 

  Penfield Financial Group 

Susie Dillon

   Seibold Security 

Tracy Dovi
  Shepherd Home 

Kevin Fitzpatrick 

  Eastside Family YMCA  

Mary McDowell

  Home & Heart of Penfield   

Jennifer Novy
  Frontier Communications 

Diane Thresh

  Hawkeye|Mosaic Marketing