The Business Wire                                                                                                      June 2013   

PBA Business of the Month                                 

PaperRozzi Invitations & Stationary PaperRozzi
1201 Bay Road, Webster
(585) 671-8070

PaperRozzi Invitations & Stationary opened its doors in 2006 after originally starting as a custom framing store called Rozmataz Art & Framing at the same location on Bay Road in the Town of Penfield in 2001. Owners Roz and Greg Richards had such great success with their original framing business that they decided to expand their services to include invitations and stationery, focusing on the wedding market. Today 90% of their combined business specializes in wedding stationery and serves the local Penfield and Webster communities, much of it through word of mouth and search optimized e-commerce. PaperRozzi has been a member of the PBA since 2009.   (more)  




Help Us Nominate the Business of the Month


Each month, the PBA Business of the Month committee selects a member business that is a positive influence and actively involved in building and strengthening our community. Some examples of how previous Business of the Month recipients have made a difference in our community are:

  • Serving as a volunteer on a Board of Directors for a charitable or other organization
  • Donating time and resources to various church groups, Penfield school programs or teams, community programs, etc.
  • Volunteering for, assisting or organizing fundraisers for not-for-profit entities in the area 
These are only a few examples of how Penfield businesses are making a difference. If you know of a member business that is actively involved in our community, send us an email nominating them for this award. Tell us a little bit about them and what they do for the community and we'll take it from there.


Upcoming PBA Events                                        

Golf2013 3rd Annual PBA Golf Tournament to Benefit Shepherd Home, sponsored by Family First Federal Credit Union

Did you know that as a member of the PBA,  you can put an item in the golfer bag at the tournament FOR FREE? That's right, advertise for free to 140 people who support Penfield businesses and will be golfing at the tournament!

Items can be anything you want to use to promote your business - a flyer, a coupon, a pen, a special gift...whatever you have 140 of and that we can come pick up from you before July 1st. You provide the item, we do all the rest.

And..... if you haven't signed up to golf already, now's the time, with special early bird discounted pricing through June 10th (that's next week folks!). All registrations received before June 10th will also be entered into an "Early Birdie" drawing for a special gift prize. Also, this year's tournament winners will be recognized in ladies AND men's get the girls together and let's have a great day of golf for a great cause!

There are several sponsorship opportunities still available as well, including Dinner Sponsor,  Flag and Tee Sponsors, and advertising in the Tournament Program. Gift items for the raffles, auction and live-auction are always needed and most welcome.

This is a well attended, highly visible event and a great opportunity to promote your business or spend an enjoyable day of golf with clients, colleagues or friends. 

Please recognize and thank our current sponsors with your patronage:
  • Family First Federal Credit Union
  • Dick Ide Family of Dealerships 
  • Frontier Communications
  • Don's Original Restaurant & Pub
  • Penfield Country Club
Visit our website  for more information, to register online, or to download a brochure.


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

Membership Highlights                                             
Welcome New Member ~ Image Now   


Image Now logo Image Now is a reliable, successful provider offering a wide range of printing products to meet a demanding and ever-changing marketplace. They work hard to deliver high quality, cost-effective service to their customers across the country. Today's world encompasses a rapidly changing business environment. Image Now is committed to providing you with the stability you require and dependability you desire.  


They specialize in:

  •     Graphic Design
  •     Printing (forms, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, menu's, labels, business cards, etc)
  •     Direct Mail
  •     Promotional products (shirts, hats, pens, mugs, usb drives, you name it!)
  •     Outdoor and indoor large format signage (A-Frames, flags, banners, building mounted signs, menu boards,  easel signs and more!)
  •     Tradeshow properties (portable displays, tablethrows and bannerstands)


Welcome New "Member" ~ Cecilia May ColeCeciliaMay

Born May 19th


Please join us in congratulating PBA Board Member Jessica Imburgia Cole and her husband Mark on the birth of their first child - Cecilia May Cole.  Cecilia was born on May 19th, weighed in at 9lbs and 22" long.  


She's a cutie, and would you just look at all that hair?!? 




Community News (send us your news, we'll include it in this section)                                           
Does your business have a Summer or 4th of July special coming up?  


If so, tell us about it, we'll include it on our Facebook Page and in our July Newsletter. 


Free Advertising Opportunity ~ ROC Transit Day

June 20th


ROC Transit Day ROC Transit Day encourages thousands of Rochesterians to use public transportation instead of driving and to shop at local businesses like yours. On June 20, anyone who takes the bus and has a RTS fare card will be able take advantage of exclusive deals and offers at participating shops and businesses all around Rochester. For details and an interactive map, visit

To be a part of the action, all you need to do is offer a discount or a special deal to your customers if they show you a bus pass on June 20. You can offer anything - a free give-a-way, a dollar off, buy-one-get-one, etc.). Just tell the organizers what you plan to offer, and they will promote your business. THIS IS FREE ADVERTISING FOR YOUR BUSINESS! All participating businesses will be displayed on their interactive map and will be mentioned repeatedly in their marketing communications and linked to from their event website. If you would like to add your business to this event for free, call 585-354-6232 or email


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WFSS Issues Penfield Challenge to Drill Well   

Through June 30th


WaterForSouthSudan Water for South Sudan, a not-for-profit organization located in Penfield, is planning a town-wide effort to dig a well in Africa. WFSS is partnering with a number of Penfield organizations and businesses, including the Penfield Public Library, The Barn Owl, Starbucks and Penfield Sport and Fitness Club to raise $15,000 - the full cost of a single well.

WFSS will partner with the Penfield Library for their Summer Reading Game (June 24 through July 31) whose theme this year is "Dig into Reading." A generous Penfield supporter has allowed a donation to be earmarked for children participating in summer reading game; children who fulfill their reading contracts will get to "earn" money toward a well to be drilled for the Penfield community.

They already have $5,000 committed to this, thanks to the library program donor and would like to open the project up to other Penfield businesses. Consider placing a change jar at your place of business to collect much needed funds to help dig water wells for clean drinking water, or contact them to discuss other possibilities for fundraising at your business. Visit their website to learn more about the project and for contact information.


Professional Development Classes at Monroe Community College   

Summer 2013 ~ June & July


Computer Literacy
Microsoft Excel Basics - June 3 and 5, 8:30 a.m. noon
Intermediate Microsoft Excel - June 4 and 6, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Microsoft Outlook - June 10 and 12, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Using Microsoft PowerPoint - June 19 and 20, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint - June 26 and 27, 8:30 - noon

Improving Business Performance
Coaching for Continuous Development - June 26, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Become a Rock Star Presenter - June 28 and 29, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lead to Succeed - Supervisor Basic Training - July 9 and 11, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Chamber Chatter Monthly Conference Calls

Last Wednesday of the Month ~ June & July



The Small Business Majority is pleased to announce a monthly discussion series with representatives from the White House on the most important policies impacting small businesses.

These free calls, taking place on the final Wednesdays of May, June and July, will feature the White House's Ari Matusiak, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement. From everyday small business issues to the latest policy developments, Ari will cover what's being done at the federal level to help keep U.S. small businesses thriving.

A question and answer session will follow the discussion.

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RBA's Rochester Top 100 Program Now Accepting Nominations    

Through Friday July 12th


Rochester has always been known as a region of innovation spurred by a strong entrepreneurial spirit. In recognition of that spirit, each year the Rochester Business Alliance and KPMG LLP present the Rochester Top 100, a program that recognizes the fastest growing privately owned companies in the Greater Rochester region.

As part of the Rochester Top 100 program, all companies will be honored at a celebration luncheon on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. In addition, on Friday, November 1, 2013, the Rochester Business Journal will publish a special supplement honoring the companies of this year's Rochester Top 100 program.

The RBA and KPMG also invites companies to sponsor the Rochester Top 100 celebration luncheon. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.

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BayTowne Plaza Developments

Did you know there is a website dedicated to the new BayTowne Redevelopment Project where you can see artists' renderings of what the new plaza will look like and stay in touch with the latest news about the project? Visit for the latest developments in this exciting new project coming to Penfield.
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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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  

Tracy Dovi
  Shepherd Home 

Jennifer Novy
  Frontier Communications 

Brett Dawson 

  Dawson Law Firm  

Jessica Imburgia Cole 

  Family First Federal Credit Union