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

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                               

Bookkeeping Professionals, Inc.
40 Office Park Way, Pittsford
(585) 586-3890

Founded in 2006, Bookkeeping Professionals Inc., is lead by Patty Stockslader who had a vision on how to make bookkeeping more productive and fun. They concentrate their services to assist start-up and small businesses. Their goal - making your bookkeeping painless!

PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          
RBA Offices, 150 State St.
Tuesday September. 16th
7:30 - 9:30am 

Networking made easy. Don't let the idea of networking intimidate you. Speed networking offers a twist on the typical meet-and-greet, an organized succession of brief conversations among participants that allows you to talk briefly with 20 or more people. Participants should bring a stack of their own business cards and be prepared with a brief pitch about yourself and your business. 

Limit of two employees from a company: space is limited. Participants must be present at the entire event. Free parking in RBA lot located behind the building off Andrews Street. The yellow gate will open when you approach, they will provide exit code. 

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.



How to Set and Complete Goals with Ease

1110 Crosspointe Lane, Webster

Friday, September 12

8:00am - 10:00am


Leading this presentation is Anthony DeSimone, CFO of North Forest Office Space, a business member of both the Penfield Business Association and the Webster Chamber of Commerce. North Forest Office Space is a local developer of professional, medical and dental office suites that owns Crosspointe Professional Park in Webster, NY, and many others throughout the Greater Rochester Area. 


For over 11 years, Anthony taught accounting as an adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo and currently teaches on the topics of Goal Planning and Basic Financial Review at the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL). Mr. DeSimone began his career at Deloitte where he earned his CPA and CMA. After Deloitte, Anthony earned the role of CFO and COO at several small to medium-sized companies with revenues ranging from $8 to $30 million. During that time, Mr. DeSimone sharpened his skill as an "Efficiency Expert" and uses it to perform the role of Business Coach and Goal Mentor for the employees of North Forest and small businesses within the North Forest Community. 


To register please email Pete Gillett at peterg@nforest.com or call 585-957-4104 today!





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.

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.

Exhibit tables are sold out but there is a wait list in case of cancellations. Get on the wait list for an exhibit table here.


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






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 Farmer's Market IS OPEN and AT ITS PEAK!
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
THIS Wednesday evening


Wednesday night summer Steak Outs are coming to a close at Angus House. The last one for 2014 is THIS Wednesday! Live music, a unique outdoor dining experience and of course, steaks on the grill.

Starts at 4:00pm.



Summer Concert Series at Grande'Vie


September 24 ~ Music Makers


2140 Five Mile Line Road


For more information, or to RSVP call Grande'Vie at (585) 381-0680 

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 $75/person. Register today!


Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 


More information & registration


Penfield Symphony Orchestra Concert
October 20th at 7:30pm
Penfield High School Auditorium

Out Of This World!
When You Wish Upon a Star - Harline
Star Trek Through the Years - arr. Custer
Adventures on Earth from E. T. The Extra Terrestrial - Williams
The Planets, Op. 32 - Holst


Concert Sponsored By Ide Family of Dealerships

Adults $14, Seniors $12, Students Free

More information & tickets 

Penfield Players' Fall Production

The Best Man by Gore Vidal
Directed by Dave Woodworth

November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 2014
8:00pm at the Penfield Community Center

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's advisers and wives as well as the former president eager to hand-pick his successor and what you have is a hilarious and biting comedy about American politics in all its ugly glory.

More information & tickets 

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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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!