January 2014 PBA Newsletter ~ Happy New Year!

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Inspiring Business Vitality    |     Exchanging Ideas     |    Building Connections

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                               
2146 Penfield Road
(585) 453-8730

The Summit Federal Credit Union was established in July of 1941 as the Rochester Telephone Federal Credit Union.  It was founded by Herbert Davis, Harold Madigan, F.C. Goodwin Jr. and the original Board of Directors who had a vision and the energy to create a financial cooperative aimed at helping members save and borrow for their future at attractive rates and favorable terms.  Over the years they have evolved from a single sponsor credit union exclusively serving Rochester Telephone employees, to a multi-million dollar credit union serving tens of thousands of members across Western and Central New York. READ MORE



Nominate a 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. 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. 


PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          

Member Center Demonstration & Training
Mathnasium of Penfield
7:45am - 9:00am 

Have you taken advantage of all the FREE MARKETING opportunities available to you as a Member of the PBA?


Well you sure should! What sort of smart business owner or employee leaves "FREE" on the table?

The Member Center on the PBA website lets you describe your business offering, add keywords so people can search for you based on what they are looking for, schedule community Hot Deals (coupons), Member-to-Member Deals (more coupons), and even post job openings ~ all for FREE as part of your Membership Dues.

What's even better is that it's super simple to use and we are offering a FREE demonstration workshop to show you how it works and answer your questions. So whether you are a current PBA Member or are considering membership, mark your calendars now and stop by the Member Center Demonstration & Training Workshop to learn more about this valuable marketing opportunity for your business. 

FREE for Members and Prospective Members



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Good times last month at MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room on Empire Blvd for our Holiday Party!

We celebrated not only a successful 2013 and the holidays, but also the 2013 Business of the Year ~ Wickham Farms, and the 2013 Daniel Penfield Award Recipient ~ Ron Baroody. There was good cheer, great conversation, and we raised over $300 and many boxes of food for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf.

Special thanks to PBA Members: The Barn Owl, Barry York, Inc., Don's Original Restaurant and Pub, Eastside Family YMCA, Frontier Communications, Hong Wah Restaurant, Mathnasium of Penfield, MGM Insurance, Mileage Master Center of Rochester, Penfield Financial Group, Quickdry Carpet Care, SVM Avenue Marketing Consultants, and Wickham Farms for the fantastic gift items for the prize raffle.

Board of Director's 2014 Planning Retreat   
Your PBA Board of Directors will be spending a day in retreat, planning 2014 activities and events and discussing concerns of our membership. If you have an idea or interest you would like us to discuss, or want to stop in to present an idea or concern - let us know - call us at (585) 348-8360 or email us - and we will gladly accept your comments or make arrangements for you to stop by. We are here to serve you - the business owners and residents of Penfield and surrounding communities. Let us know how we can help you! 

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

MEMBER NOTES & EVENTS                                                
Join us on Wednesday January 8th, at 6:00pm at the Penfield Town Hall for the annual Swearing-In Ceremony of the newly elected/re-elected Town officials. More info.

Are you looking for a quiet place to hold a meeting or small group gathering? Consider renting space at Mathnasium of Penfield. While the kiddos are in school, the space is available for small groups and includes a kitchenette for minor food prep/storage and restroom facilities. For more information, email Aline Nguyen or call (585) 203-1717.  

Brunch in Penfield? You bet!  5-Mile Cafe is the hot new weekend (and weekday) breakfast spot in Penfield with the best Italian Macaroon coffee in town. They are now open for Friday evening Fish Fry and have plans to expand into opening for dinner. Their space is also available for small parties and gatherings. Stop in and see Jen, she's got good things cooking right here in Penfield.

FROM YOUR PBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                              



Testimonials say it best. Tell us what PBA Membership means to you and has provided for your business. Did last year's Kudos Program drive a lot of traffic to your business? How did the Holiday Edition Newsletter work out for you? Was one of our workshops helpful for you, your business or your employees? Did you meet a few good contacts at our networking events? Are our Economic Development and Business Vitality presentations the highlight of your year? Send us an email with your thoughts and we will feature it in a future newsletter, on our website, or at our upcoming events. Help others see the value of this long-standing business community organization.




It's that time of year again, the holidays are over, January is upon us and it's time to make good things happen in 2014. To provide our members the best value for your membership & marketing dollars, the PBA Board of Directors has voted to hold 2014 Membership Rates steady for the coming year. General Membership will remain $100 and Premium Membership will remain $250. If your business attends many of our events and activities, or needs additional marketing exposure, the Premium Membership is a great savings and marketing opportunity! 



Renewal invoices were emailed last month and we hope all of you will continue to support business vitality in Penfield in 2014. If you need another copy of yours, just email us and we will send another. In the mean time, if you know of a neighboring business that could benefit from being a PBA member - to take advantage of our networking events, for the added marketing exposure, for the educational opportunities, or for the good will that comes from being part of something larger than any of us could be alone...tell them about us. They'll be glad you did!   




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
the community.

For more information visit us at www.penfieldbusiness.org

Welcome New Members
This newsletter is brought to you in part thanks to our Premium Members


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2014 PBA Board of Directors


Mike Smith  - President 

  Penfield Country Club

Jeff Chapman - Vice President

  Penfield Financial Group   

Paul Dwyer - Treasurer  

  MetLife Auto & Home 

Jennifer Novy - Secretary
  Frontier Communications 

Megan DeFranco

  Eastside Family YMCA 

Tracy Dovi
  Shepherd Home 

Brett Dawson 

  Dawson Law Firm    

Emily Robbins
  Barry York, Inc. 

Brett Dawson 

  Dawson Law Firm    

Jean-Paul LaClair 

  M&T Bank     

Michael Quinn 

  Pyramid Brokerage    

Jack Best 

  Retire In Time    






That you can add Member-2-Member Deals to your directory listing on our website using your Member Center login. You can even change them from time to time.

Same for Community Hot Deals - you control the deal, when it's offered, what is offered, and you can change it at any time. You can even schedule a bunch of them to appear and disappear at certain times without having to remember to go back into the system.  The deals show up on your directory listing as well as the links to Hot Deals throughout our website.

If you have forgotten your Member Center login or password, simply go to the Member Center link and click on "Forgot Password". An email will be sent to you with your password or a link to reset your password.

All of this is a FREE ADVERTISING benefit to you as a member of the PBA. And who doesn't like free???

If you need assistance with the Member Center at any time, simply email or call us and we will have someone contact you to help. We even make on-site training visits, just ask!