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

2014 ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS                               
The nominations are in. The final selections have been made. They were announced at the Annual Meeting, and this evening at the Annual Holiday Party we will celebrate this year's Annual Penfield Business Awards.

Congratulations Frontier Communications, Jeff Jennings of Jennings, Nulton and Mattle Funeral Home, and Michael's Valley Grill!
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Monday December 1st

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Angus House & Lounge


Join your fellow PBA members in celebrating the 2014 holiday season. A cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

This year's winners of the Business of the Year  / Daniel Penfield / Penfield Pride Award will also be celebrated at this fun-filled event. 

Meet new friends and other Penfield and surrounding community business owners over some holiday cheer. We will have an info sharing table as well, so bring your flyers and business cards to spread the word about your business.

This event is FREE for Members and $10 per person for Non-Members and Guests. 

In addition, we are looking for non-perishable donations for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf. Please consider bringing one of the following needed items:

  • Hamburger Helper
  • Campbell's Chunky Style Soups
  • Boxes of Rice and Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Canned Vegetables

Coffee Break 

Tim Hortons 
Cafe & Bake Shop
2230 Penfield Road

Friday Dec. 12th
8:30am - 9:15am

December is a busy month so instead of our monthly lunch, join us at the Penfield Tim Hortons for a coffee break instead. This event is an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking. Pop in before you head to the office or start your day holiday shopping.

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

Bring your business cards to share with members attending.


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 Symphony Orchestra's "Holiday Fun" Concert
December 1st at 7:30pm
Penfield High School Auditorium

Get in the holiday mood with Penfield Symphony Orchestra's second concert of its 59th season on December 1st. Sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank, the "Holiday Fun" concert will feature lots of festive favorites, including a special guest appearance by the Rochester Area Trombone Society Trombone Choir.

A holiday sing-along will be the culmination of a concert that also features Prokoviev's "Suite From Lt. KijÚ", as well as the world-premiere of a fun short piece called "Festive Synopsis".

If your Jingle Bells are Forever or your Chestnuts are Roasting on an Open Fire, join us for a heart-warming evening of entertainment.

Adults $14, Seniors $12, Students of any age with student ID may attend the concert free.

More information & tickets 

WaterForSouthSudanVolunteer Treasurer Needed!
Water for South Sudan, Inc.

Water for South Sudan, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Penfield, is looking for a volunteer Treasurer.

Please contact Lynn Malooly or Marie Cinti, for more information.

Visit their new website to learn more. 


Wrapping up another successful year of business in Penfield, we have already started making plans for 2015. Our new Board Members were elected at the Annual Meeting and we are putting the finishing touches on planning our programs for 2015. It promises to be another year of opportunities for networking, growth and continued success!

We have also reviewed our membership rates, compared our rates to those of other business associations and chambers of commerce in the area, and have decided to keep our membership rates the same for 2015.

Current members - check your email for your renewal notice including an invoice that you can pay online using the website's Member Center. Renewal invoices were emailed on November 22nd.

Congratulations to Crystallization Consulting!

Long time PBA member and owner of Crystallization Consulting, Ingo Leubner was first to renew his business membership in the PBA for 2015. 

Ingo, we will have a special gift for you at the Holiday Party tonite! Thank you for your continued membership!

If you're not yet a member, you're missing out...join us! You may register online or download a form to fill out and mail with a check if you prefer.  Registrations received before the end of the year automatically receive benefits for the remainder of 2014 at no additional charge.

We look forward to seeing you at  our events in 2015!


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The Penfield Business Association
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in the Town of Penfield.
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2015 PBA Board of Directors


Jen Novy  - Co-President 

  Frontier Communications

Michael Quinn  - Co-President 

  Pyramid Brokerage

Megan DeFranco  - Vice President 

  Eastside Family YMCA

Paul Dwyer - Treasurer  

  MetLife Auto & Home 

Emily Robbins - Secretary
  Barry York, Inc. 

Mike Smith  

  Penfield Country Club

Jeff Chapman

  Penfield Financial Group   

Jack Best 

  Retire In Time    

Jaime Dengal 

  Hampton Inn Webster    

Sandra Swanson 

  Sandra Swanson LMT    






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!