The Business Wire                                                                                                      February 2013   

PBA Business of the Month                                 

Genesee Valley Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, P.C.
  Genesee Valley Physical Therapy
401 Penbrooke Drive, Penfield
(585) 377-9626

Genesee Valley Physical Therapy (GVPT) is an outpatient orthopedic practice with offices in Penfield, Webster and Gates. Long time co-workers and physical therapists, Dan Geen and Bill Jackson established GVPT in 1987 with their first office in Gates.  Recognizing a need for more locations in the Greater Rochester area, GVPT opened an office in Penfield in 2008 for easy access from many of the surrounding towns in both Monroe and Wayne County.  (more)  



Know a PBA Member Business that deserves recognition? Nominate them for the Business of the Month Award! Each month the PBA Business of the Month Committee looks for member businesses that are positive influences, exemplify excellent customer service and are contributors in our community. To nominate a business, send us an email with the name of the business, a brief description of how they have contributed to the community and why they deserve this award. Help us recognize and celebrate the many great businesses in our town.


Upcoming PBA Events                                        
PBA Board Members have started making reminder phone calls to renew your PBA Membership for 2013, if you haven't already done so. This year we are offering a new Premium Membership option that allows you to pre-pay for nearly all of the year's events for one person in your business, saving you time and money. Premium members also enjoy premium logo placement on our website and in our newsletter, as well as special recognition at our events. A General Membership is of course still available and still entitles you to all of the great benefits you've come to enjoy at the PBA, plus the additional features of our new website.  (more info)

Annual State of the Town Address TownPenfield
Shadow Lake, 1850 Five Mile Line Road
11:30am - 1:30pm  

The Penfield Business Association is pleased to offer our Annual "State of the Town" Address, presented by Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain. This is your opportunity to learn about updates on current developments taking place in Penfield, as well as the Town's plans for the future.

Arrive early for networking from 11:30 am - 12:00pm, and bring your marketing materials for the info-sharing table. Enjoy a delicious lunch and the presentation from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.

Members $25
Guests $30
Premium Members - One person per business complimentary, additional attendees pay member rate.


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


Member Center Tutorial  
Penfield Country Club, 1784 Jackson Road 
7:30am - 10:00am

By now you've heard about the new PBA website and its exclusive Member Center login that lets members do lots of free marketing and advertising things. Maybe you've tried it, but would like an in-depth tutorial, or maybe you don't know where to start and would like someone to show you around. Maybe you would just like the opportunity to ask a few questions and be shown the answers in person. Whatever it is you need, we're here to help you understand and grow your business using these new tools.
Join us for a hands-on demonstration. We will walk step-by-step through the Member Center, showing you how to update your business listing, add employees to your membership and control their permission settings, add a Community Hot Deal, add a Member-2-Member Deal, and post a job listing. We'll also show you how to monitor visitor traffic to your business listing or deal offerings. Bring your laptop, iPad or tablet so you can follow along, or just watch and take notes.

Free for all members, advance registration is required to ensure seating.


Additional PBA events are now listed on our website. Visit the Events Calendar to see what else we have coming up and "save the date".

PBA News                                          



PBA Board Member Laurie Klein, owner of Your Local Phone Books, was recently chosen as Business Person of the Year by the Webster Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Klein's business brings local businesses and shoppers together by publishing annual community telephone directories serving the Penfield, Webster and Fairport communities. In addition to running her business, Laurie finds the time to give back to all three communities by serving in leadership roles on their respective Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce, as well as volunteering her time to several local non-profits and youth programs. Congratulations Laurie, we're proud to have you on our Board of Directors and wish you a very successful 2013.  




Food Shelves With roughly $300 in proceeds from our Holiday Party to share with the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf, we called to find out if they needed something purchased or if they would prefer the cash donation. Instead, they said they could really use some shelves to store the food but the space in their basement was rather unusual. So PBA Board Members Jeff Chapman and Paul Dwyer assessed the space, did the lumber shopping and spent a recent Saturday afternoon building custom shelves to fit their needs. Many thanks to everyone who came to the Holiday Party and contributed, the funds were wisely spent.  






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Interested in selling to the government?


Wednesday, February 6

Kate Gleason Auditorium - Central Library
115 South Ave
10:00am - 12:30pm


The NYS Small Business Development Center is sponsoring the seminar: "Small Business Procurement Opportunities, including the MWBE Certification Process." Participants will learn about how small businesses can identify potential government agency customers, the process for selling to government agencies, and the advantages of MWBE Certification for bidding on contracts.


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Wickham Farms CSA Information Presentation

Monday, February 11 
Eastside Family YMCA
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way to support your local farm by purchasing, in advance, a share of their harvest each week. It's a great way to eat fresh, try new vegetables and have all the benefits of a big garden without all the work. Learn more about Wickham Farm's CSA offering and how you and your family can be a part of it. Advance registration is not required, just show up, and bring a friend or neighbor.


Penfield High School Dance Team Seeks Local Business Advertisers

Penfield Dance Team 

Event: Saturday February 9  

Advertising Deadline: Wednesday February 6


The Penfield High School Dance Team invites local businesses to support their 8th Annual Dance Showcase at the High School on Saturday February 9th with an advertisement in their event show program. The evening begins at 7:00pm with dancing and performances by Rochester area dance teams that attract many families from throughout the Greater Rochester Area. Your support in the form of advertising will help the team compete in several local and national competitions in 2013, including the UDA's New England Dance Championship in Westfield, MA this March.



Penfield Rotary Meetings

Tuesday February 19 & Tuesday February 26

Shadow Lake
1850 Five Mile Line Road
12:15pm - 1:30pm


Penfield Rotary invites all members of the Penfield Business Association to attend either of its last two meetings in February. On February 19, Monroe County Legislator Debbie Drawe will speak about current issues that affect the Town of Penfield. On February 26, author and sports commentator Scott Pitoniak will talk about his recent books on Johnny Antonelli and Jim Boeheim, plus provide some comments about the Buffalo Bills. Reservations are required one week in advance of either meeting. Lunch costs $11.00, pay at the door. Please email Penfield Rotarian Jack Best or phone/text 585-261-0073.


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. We also offer the option to pay by credit/debit card or PayPal on the PBA website.  


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

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Lunch Bunch
Signatures at the
Humphrey House 
11:45am - 1:00pm

Annual State of the Town Address
Shadow Lake 
1850 Five Mile Line Road
11:35am - 1:30pm 

Special Thanks to our Premium Members
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Dawson Law Firm





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Social Networking


2013 PBA Board of Directors


Mike Smith  - President 

  Penfield Country Club

Jeff Chapman - Vice President

  Penfield Financial Group   

Paul Dwyer - Treasurer  

  MetLife Auto & Home 

Megan DeFranco - Secretary

  Eastside Family YMCA      

Laurie Klein

  Your Local Phone Book     

Ann Young      

   First Niagara Bank 

Susie Dillon

   Seibold Security 

Tracy Dovi
  Shepherd Home 

Jennifer Novy
  Frontier Communications 

Brett Dawson 

  Dawson Law Firm  

Jessica Imburgia Cole 

  Family First Federal Credit Union