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

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                               

Tim Horton's Café and Bake Shop
2230 Penfield Rd.
(585) 377-7390

Randy, Sean, and Jaimee McKay established the Penfield Tim Horton's franchise in August 2013.  They celebrated their first year serving Penfield on September 28th.  The family's vision was to operate a family business where their hospitality can shine!

PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          
2126 Five Mile Line Road
Friday October 24th
11:45am - 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.

No reservations are required but an email confirmation is helpful for seating, or you may RSVP by using the "Register Online" button below.

Bring your business cards to share with members attending.





Penfield Country Club

1784 Jackson Road

Thursday, November 13

11:30am - 1:30pm


Jim Costello, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Penfield, will present the current state of economic development in Penfield and share upcoming projects on the horizon. Each of Penfield's business districts will be discussed during the presentation and there will be opportunity for Q&A at the end.

In addition, elections for our Board of Directors will be held. The slate of 2014-2015 candidates will be posted shortly, along with brief bios about each candidate. Candidate information will also be available at the meeting.

Only current PBA members may vote. Please make sure you are current on your dues prior to the event if you wish to vote. New member applications and renewal forms will be available at the door.

Networking begins at 11:30am. Members are encouraged to bring literature for the member information table. Lunch and Program will be begin at 12:00pm.

Kindly RSVP by Friday 11/07/14 using the "Register Online" button below. If you prefer to register by mail, please send an email with the names of attendee(s) before mailing your check.

Members - $25
Guests - $30
Premium Members - One person per business complimentary, additional attendees pay member rate.






Business of the Year

Daniel Penfield Award

Penfield Pride Award


It's that time of year again - the Fourth Annual PBA Business of the Year, Daniel Penfield and Penfield Pride Awards!


In order to make this selection truly representative of the community and the PBA we are seeking nominations for each award.

Business of the Year Award 
This award is given annually by the Penfield Business Association to honor a local business that has significantly contributed to the vitality and success of the Penfield business community. Criteria for the Business of the Year are:

* PBA membership and involvement
* Headquartered in Penfield or maintains visible Penfield location
* Overall community involvement and contribution
* Demonstrated business vitality in terms of growth, sales/revenue, employment, innovation and/or
admirable business practices.


Daniel Penfield Award 
This award is given annually by the Penfield Business Association to honor a local business person who has positively impacted the Penfield business community through his or her community involvement, business practices and overall character. Criteria for the Daniel Penfield Award are:

* Active community involvement
* PBA Member
* Visible dedication to the Penfield community
* Positive impact on local business
* Exemplary character; serves as a role model & leader


Penfield Pride Award 
Each year the Penfield Business Association recognizes a local business that rehabilitates an existing building, creates a vibrant new look and becomes a positive addition to Penfield's proud community.


To nominate a business for any of these awards, please complete and submit a nomination form by Saturday November 1st. Feel free to also include a letter of recommendation, testimonials or any other information that you believe would explain why the nominated business or person would be a good selection.


Awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting on November 13th and celebrated at the Holiday Party (stay tuned for a date).




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

(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            
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.



Wickham Farms Giant Pumpkin Carving
Sunday, October 19
2-4 p.m.

Watch Jenny Bay, Wickham Farms Director of Fun, carve a GIANT pumpkin! Come early to guess the weight of the pumpkin -- you could win a prize!

Other special activities:
  • Face painting ($1)
  • Pumpkin painting ($3 & $5)
  • Hay rides ($1.50)
  • Corn maze ($5)

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 

Halloween at Wickham Farms
Sunday, October 26
2-4 p.m.

  • Trick-or-treat around the farm. (FREE)
  • Costume parade at 2:45 p.m. (FREE)
  • Giant pumpkin drop at 3 p.m. We will use a tractor to pick up and drop our giant carved pumpkin. Free to watch it smash!
  • Face painting ($1)
  • Pumpkin painting ($3 & $5)
  • Hay rides ($1.50)
  • Corn maze ($5)

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 



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. 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.

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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!