PBA Newsletter - August 2014
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                               

Hampton Inn Webster
878 Hard Road, Webster
(585) 671-2066

The Hampton Inn Webster opened in January 2009 and employs 25 community members. Their goal is to "Satisfying every guest, every time, GUARANTEED!" Owned by CE Webster, LLC and operated by Essex Hotel Management, the Hampton Inn is one of 13 Rochester-area hotels operating under the Hilton Hotels name. Other Hilton brands in Rochester include Homewood Suites and The Garden Inn.

PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          
The Penthouse
Thursday Aug. 14th
5:00 - 7:00pm 

Join members of the Rochester Business Alliance (RBA) and other Business Associations and Chambers throughout the Greater Rochester area at The Penthouse for the RBA's Business After Hours networking event.

This one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of downtown Rochester offers spectacular views of far-off vistas from its wrap-around 11th story terrace. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails as you make business connections in this truly unique setting.

Registration deadline is August 12. 

Due to a special partnership between the PBA and the RBA, PBA members enjoy a special discounted rate to attend this event, a 50% savings off the RBA non-member rate. You must be a current PBA member to receive this discount.





Penfield Country Club

Wednesday Sept. 17th

5:30 - 7:30pm


It's time for the second annual Eastside Business Expo and Networking Extravaganza!

The Penfield Chamber of Commerce, Penfield Business Association and the Brighton, Pittsford and Webster Chambers are hosting this year's event. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. A cash bar will be available.

Exhibit tables are limited and will sell out quickly. There is a limit of one table per business. Tables are just $50, and if you are a member of one of the hosting organizations you can get a table for just $35.00. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They sold out last year and will do so again this year, so please act now if you want one.

Reserve your exhibit table here.

Admission to the event is free but you must pre-register online, and present a business card with your name printed on it. All others are $5.00 at the door.

For additional information, please contact the Penfield Chamber as they are handling registration for admission and exhibit tables.







June 15 - August 15 


Know a business that would benefit from being a member of the largest, most active business association in Penfield?

Tell them about our Summer Membership Special.

Join before August 15 at either the General or Premium level and get member benefits through December 31, 2015.

No codes or special notes needed, just sign up online or send a check to start  taking advantage of our membership benefits  today!




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

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MEMBER NOTES & EVENTS                                                
Penfield Farmer's Market NOW OPEN
Grossman's Garden & Home
Sundays 9am - 1pm


Stop by Grossman's Garden & Home on Sunday mornings to get your fresh local produce and farm goods. Open all season through Christmas.



Angus House Steak Out
Wednesday Evenings
Through September 10th


Wednesday night Steak Outs are back for the summer at Angus House. Live music, a unique outdoor dining experience and of course, steaks on the grill.

Every Wednesday evening starting at 4:00pm, through September 10th.



Summer Concert Series at Grande'Vie


August 27

String of Pearls

September 24

Music Makers


2140 Five Mile Line Road


For more information 

or to RSVP

call Grande'Vie at 

(585) 381-0680


Open Auditions for Penfield Players
September 2 - 3


Auditions for the Penfield Players Fall production of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man," directed by David C. Woodworth will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2 and 3, starting at 7:00 pm at the Penfield Recreation Center, 1985 Baird Road.

This show has a large cast, so there are many roles for men and women (18 and up). It will be staged November 4, 2014.

A little bit about the show: Vidal's play tells the story of two politicians vying for the Democratic Party's nomination for president of the United States. William Russell, the ex-Secretary of State, is a wit and scholar with high liberal principles, beloved of the eggheads and suspected by practical politicians. Joseph Cantwell is a ruthless and hard-driving young man, a dirty fighter who will let no scruples stand in the way of his ambitions. Cantwell has got hold of papers indicating that his rival once suffered from a mental crackup, which he is all set to use. Then his scrupulous antagonist comes across some incriminating evidence about Cantwell, which he is loath to produce. Throw in the candidates' advisers and wives as well as the former president eager to hand-pick his successor and what you have is a biting comedy about American politics in all its ugly glory.

More information 

Don's Original Golf Tournament to benefit the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf - Sept. 15, 2014


You are cordially invited to participate in The Pub at Don's Original's Inaugural Golf Tournament to benefit the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf.


Monday, September 15th at Shadow Pines from 11:00am to 5:30pm, followed by dinner at The Pub at Don's Original.


Golfer registration is $65/person before Aug 15 ($75 after).


Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Register by Sept. 1st .


More information & registration

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!  


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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
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!