February 2014 PBA Newsletter

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Inspiring Business Vitality    |     Exchanging Ideas     |    Building Connections

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                               
2140 Five Mile Line Road
(585) 381-0680

Family owned and established in 1979, GrandeVie is a resource for the Penfield community's growing need for senior care and older adult housing that strives to provide a comfortable, home-like atmosphere in which seniors can thrive.  The campus's continuum of care from Independent Living Apartments right through Transitional Care, and everything in between, allows seniors to age while enhancing the quality of life of every resident, day program guest and relieved care-giver. READ MORE  
PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          

Annual Business & Commerce Update with Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain
Shadow Lake Golf Club
11:30am - 1:30pm 

In the past it's been called the Business Vitality presentation, or the State of the Town Address, and now, it's called the Business & Commerce Update. No matter what you call it, it's THE PLACE TO BE to hear about the latest business developments taking place in Penfield, as well as the Town's plans for the future - straight from the Town Supervisor himself.

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, please be sure your membership dues for 2014 are paid to qualify for member pricing* for this event. 

Members* - $25.00
Non-Members - $30.00
Premium Members* - One person per business complimentary, additional attendees pay member rate

If you choose to pay by check, please send an email with attendee names before mailing your check by Friday, Feb. 7.


Lunch Bunch at Legacy at Willow Pond  
40 Willow Pond Way (map) 
11:45am - 1:00pm 

We've got something different up our sleeve for the first Lunch Bunch gathering of 2014.  Meet at 11:50am in the Main Lobby of the Legacy at Willow Pond for a tour of the facility before enjoying a delicious on-site chef-prepared lunch in their dining facility. As always, bring plenty of business cards to share with other members.

RSVP is not required but very much appreciated and helpful.

RegisterOnline  or send an email. 

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                                                

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mathnasium Following a very fun and successful Holiday Math Camp, Mathnasium of Penfield again is offering a 3-day Winter Camp during the School Break from Feb 19 - 21. Like last time, parents can enroll their student in half-day sessions each or any day (morning or afternoon) or full day(s). The sessions will consist of math and non-math activities for kids in grades 2-8. Activities will be very hands-on in math, drama, music and martial arts (all with a math element of course).

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Mathnasium of Penfield is also upgrading their furniture and has 26 like-new chairs and 11 like-new tables for sale. They were purchased less than 2 years ago from the Montissori warehouse in Rochester. These are beautifully built wooden chairs that have stood the test of time. Each is retailed at $125. Aline is willing to sell each for $30. The chairs are 16" and 18" and the tables are 30"W x 60"L x 29"H. If interested, please contact Aline Nguyen at (585) 203-1717.
FROM YOUR PBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                              



Thank you, thank you to so many of our members who have promptly renewed their memberships for 2014! It promises to be a great year and we are thrilled that several of you have upgraded to Premium Membership -- it really is a tremendous marketing value for your business.  


To continue 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 in December and we hope all of you will continue to support business vitality in Penfield in 2014. If you need another copy of your invoice, 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!   




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.


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!