PBA Newsletter - May 2014

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Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                               
Menchies Menchie's Frozen Yogurt     
Parkside Commons
2160 Penfield Road 
(585) 203-7227 
In April 2013, Chris and Sherry Hogan opened Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Parkside Commons on the corner of Routes 250 & 441 (Lloyds Corners), and recently celebrated their 1st anniversary with a week of specials to customers. Prior to opening the Penfield Menchie's location, they both worked at Apple Inc. - Chris for 23 years and Sherry for 11 years. When the Hogans were ready for a change, wanting to spend more time in their home town and with their kids, they decided on bringing a fun, family franchise to Penfield and joined the Penfield Business Association as soon as they opened Menchie's.

PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          


Join us for a fun day of golf, networking and connecting. Early bird pricing is in effect until June 13th and there are plenty of sponsorship opportunities to promote your business to a crowd of hundreds!

Early bird pricing:
$135/golfer or $50 dinner only 
$25-$100 Program Ad rates                                  
$100 Tee Sponsor / $150 Flag Sponsor 
$750 Lunch Sponsor / $1500 Dinner Sponsor

Windstream Communications     
245 Main Street East, Downtown   
5:00pm - 7:00pm 

Explore Windstream Communications' new downtown Rochester headquarters at the RBA's Business After Hours networking event on May 21.

Windstream, a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide.

Enjoy snacks and beverages while making business connections and talking with Windstream and Rochester Business Alliance leaders.

Due to a Special Partnership between the RBA and the PBA, PBA Members pay $25 (a savings of 50% off the RBA non-member rate). This is a special benefit to you as a member of the PBA. You must be an current PBA Member to register for the discounted rate.


THURSDAY, MAY 22nd         
Joey's Pasta House     
1789 Penfield Road    
5:30pm - 7:30pm 


Join Us for A Special "Two is More Fun Than One" Networking Event

Members of the Penfield Business Association are invited to gather with members of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce at Joey's Pasta House for some networking and socializing before we all take a short break for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Networking is one of the best ways to grow your business. Increase your prospects and referral opportunities with this special "2-for" opportunity. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided, as well as a cash bar.


FRIDAY, MAY 23rd          
The 5 Mile Cafe      
2084 Five Mile Line Road    
11:15am - 1:00pm 


Join us every month for lunch at one of Penfield's many lunch spots. This event is an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking & lunch in support of PBA member restaurants.

Note earlier time for this month 
11:15am - 12:30pm 
Networking 11:15-11:30am
Lunch orders placed by 11:30am
Please RSVP so we can save you a seat!


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                                                

Penfield Rotary's Stop Hunger Now Community Project to package 30,000 meals on May 9th




Penfield Rotarians have organized a Penfield Community Project to package 30,000 meals on Friday, May 9, at the CDS Wolf Life Transitions Center, 860 Hard Road, in Webster. Through their association with Stop Hunger Now, those meals will be distributed to third world countries, with 70% of them consumed by elementary school children. Each meal costs $.25, so they need to raise $7,500 and recruit 100 volunteers to package them.






Here is how you and/or your colleagues could help:


* Volunteer for a two hour shift (Noon, 2:30, or 5:00)

* Donate some or all of the $75 cost of ingredients that each volunteer on average will package

* Both volunteer and make a donation

* Get a team of colleagues from YOUR COMPANY to volunteer for one of the afternoon two-hour shifts: noon, 2:30, and 5:00


More information  


FREE Business Research Workshop 
Thursday May 29th 
6:45pm - 8:45pm 
Penfield Public Library

Would you like to grow your business? If you would, you will need a plan, either a Business Plan or a Marketing Plan.


To write a good plan, you need good data about your customers, what your customers want, your industry, your competitors, technology advances that affect your business, demographic trends, economic trends affecting the cost of your products, distribution channels, and more.

In this workshop, you will learn about resources and guides that can help you find good data for your plan, most of which are FREE!


This workshop is a joint SCORE/Penfield Public Library event.


More info and registration 


Penfield Rotary's 17th Annual Golf Tournament
June 2nd


This tournament is a fun way to help support all the various service projects Penfield Rotary supports, including Camp Haccamo, the NUCOR House, and Water for South Sudan. Please consider joining in a round of golf or sponsoring the tournament.

More information, registration and a downloadable brochure is available on the Penfield Rotary website.


Eastside Business Expo - Sept. 17th


Save the date for this year's Eastside Business Expo. More details about the location and reserving table space for your business coming soon!






FROM YOUR PBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                              


Looking for a way to give back to your local business community? Have a few hours each month to dedicate to helping and meeting other business professionals? Want to get additional exposure for your business while helping out at the same time? Consider joining a PBA Committee or running for a Board of Directors position in the fall. The PBA needs people with expertise or experience in sales, marketing, business writing, community organization, event planning, accounting, business management, and just plain ole networking and community building.  


If interested, send an email  with a little bit about you and how you might contribute, and one of the Board Members will promptly be in touch!  


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
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!