The Business Wire                                                                                                      August  2013   

PBA Business of the Month                                 

The Barn Owl
1807 Penfield Rd
(585) 282-0620

The Barn Owl is a Birding and Nature Center owned by Penfield Native, Sarah Conley.  Sarah's vision for her business is to enhance people's enjoyment of nature and to help people feel comfortable exploring nature in their own backyard.  Although the main focus is running children's nature programs, it is also a retail store with unique nature-inspired gifts.   (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                                        

WinePairing Wine & Food Pairing ~ an elegant
summer networking event!
T-Bones Steakhouse, 5:30pm - 8:00pm 

Enjoy an evening of networking with fellow PBA members. Bring your marketing materials and meet some new people. Afterwards, sit down to a 3-course tapas dinner with accompanying wine pairings.

Selections will include:

Matua Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) paired with a Pan-seared Lump Crab Cake with roasted corn salsa & Cajun aioli.

MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir (California) paired with Eggplant Milanese -- mozzarella & ricotta cheeses, roasted peppers, and fired eggplant with a tomato coulis.

Rosemount Diamond Shiraz (Australia) paired with Tournedo Royale -- a choice beef tenderloin, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and a bearnaise sauce.

Event will be limited to 40 people, so make your reservation today!

Members $20 
Guests $30 
Premium Members - One person per business complimentary, additional attendees pay member rate


Cruise on the Colonial Belle
Packets Landing, Faiport
6:00pm - 9:30pm 

We had so much fun last year, we're going to do it again!

Join us for an evening of networking with PBA and Eastside Family YMCA members on this evening cruise along the Erie Canal. Enjoy the scenery as we pass through many of the towns along the east side, drift through the lock, and duck for low bridges. A picnic style dinner will be served and cash bar will be available.

Please arrive by 6:00 for check-in and boarding. Boat leaves promptly at 6:30pm.


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

Recent Events                                              
3rd Annual PBA Golf Tournament to Benefit Shepherd Home, Sponsored by Family First Federal Credit Union     


2013GolfTourney The weather held out for us and a record-breaking crowd joined us for our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament.


Special thanks to our many sponsors, friends and companies who donated goods, services and prizes for our prize auction and fantastic golfer bags. 


Our Title sponsor, for the third year in a row, was Family First Federal Credit Union. Sponsoring our golfer carts was Frontier Communications, and the Hole-in-One sponsor was Dick Ide Family of Dealerships who sent over three beautiful cars as incentive on the course. Don's Original Restaurant & Pub and Penfield Country Club sponsored our delicious lunch buffet.


The first place tournament winners in the men's category were Larry Bobby, Scott Lurther, Paul Beldham and Brian Klos. The first place mixed foursome went to Ann Ras, Gary Ras, Christopher Bayer and Timothy Bayer. There were no women's foursomes this year....looks like an opportunity for all you women golfers out there next year!


We are still tallying the numbers and putting finishing touches on plans for next year. Will send along a note via email when we have a save-the-date and the good news to share. In the meantime, check out more photos on our facebook page or on our website.  




Community News (send us your news, we'll include it in this section)                                           
Does your business have a Fall or Back-to-School special coming up?  


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


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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The Penfield Business Association
is the first and longest-running
business-focused association  
in the Town of Penfield.
We are dedicated to supporting
the growth and success of
our members
and building
business vitality
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Welcome New Members

   Dick Ide Family of Dealerships 

   (Valerie Ciffa)

   The 5 Mile Cafe 
   (Jennifer Henry)

   Centra Financial Group  
   (Luke Stewart)


T-Bones Steakhouse
1778 Penfield Rd
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Penfield Pour House
1665 Penfield Rd
11:45am - 1:00pm

400 Packets Landing
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Joey's Pasta House
1789 Penfield Rd
11:30am - 1:00pm

Special Thanks to our Premium Members


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Dawson Law Firm

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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  

Roseann Denoncourt 

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