PBA Newsletter - April 2015
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                              

Penfield Public Library
1985 Baird Road  

Our Penfield Library, located in the Penfield Community Center, offers a broad and ever evolving collection of print and non-print materials as well as technology, programs, and gathering spaces for discussion.  Their mission is to meet informal learning and informational, cultural and recreational needs of patrons of all ages.  The library strives to provide library services in a fiscally responsible manner, on a free and equal basis and in an atmosphere of friendly, responsive customer service.   From Early Literacy programs to adult technology education, they want to offer what the community wants and needs and are always looking for more outreach opportunities
PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          

Wednesday April 8th
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club

Join Geoff Glanville from Edward Jones and Matt Sperazzo from John Hancock Investments for an informative presentation about the current state of Social Security and how it affects your personal financial planning.  These community based financial advisors will be begin with where Social Security stands today, explain how Social Security works with your retirement savings, give you strategies for collecting Social Security and how to maximize all your benefits.

Registration begins at 5:15pm, with the program starting promptly at 5:30pm. Light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and networking will follow the event. Reservations are required in advance.

Members & Non-members $10; Premium Members - first attendee free, additional employees at member rate.


at Joey's Party House
with the Brighton Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday April 22nd
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Joey's Party House

Come mingle with Penfield Business Association and Brighton Chamber Members for an evening of FREE delicious hors d'oeuvres, cash bar & fun.

This special speed networking event will be powered by a text messaging based system. Please bring your FULLY charged, text capable mobile phone. You will check in by texting to our special event phone number when you arrive. Networking matches will be texted to you throughout the 10 rounds of the event. Networking is one of the best ways to grow your business and increase your prospects and referral opportunities.

How many times do you attend a great event but wish you met more people? Or you ended up talking to one person the whole time? This event changes all that.

Join us! We will get some business done and have fun doing it.
This special event is sponsored by Frontier Communications.

FREE event for PBA members, use code pba422. Guests $15.




Friday April 24th
11:45am - 1:00pm

T-Bones Steakhouse
1778 Penfield Road

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.


Additional PBA events are listed on our website. Visit the Events Calendar to see what else we have coming up and "save the date".
(if you're new to the PBA in the last 6 months, send us an email with a brief intro and your logo and we will highlight your business here)           

Patty Flowerday has studied dance since the age of six and has taught all forms of dance. Miss Patty studied dance at Joyce Winters School and SUNY Brockport, and studied under many well known teachers such as: Tom Ralabate, Luigi, Frank Hatchett and Cayla Allen to name a few. She has been a Master Jazz teacher for Dance Masters of America and the British Dance Teacher's Association. 

Parents and students can tell you that Miss Patty gets results from students in a positive, encouraging way. Miss Patty co-owned and operated Dance 22 in Webster NY for 22 years and now has branched off on her own. Miss Patty is certified by test to teach through Dance Masters of America and has completed 6 years of Teacher's Training School at the University of Buffalo.
(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            
Itacate Logo Learn to Salsa Dance at Itacate
Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Itacate Penfield

Where is the best place to learn how to Salsa Dance in Penfield? At the best Mexican Restaurant in Penfield of course!

Stop in to Itacate Penfield on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm for FREE Salsa Dancing Lessons. No cost, no RSVP needed. Just bring a friend and dance the winter blues away! And if you're too shy to dance, just come watch, it's a ton of fun even for spectators!

Itacate Penfield - 1859 Penfield Road, near the Four Corners 



Learn about Community Supported Agriculture Programs

Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m. at Wickham Farms

Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m. at the Penfield Public Library

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, in which consumers prepay for shares of a farm's harvest, have become an increasingly popular way for people to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. 


Bill and Debbie Wickham from Wickham Farms in Penfield will discuss the trend, why it benefits growers and consumers, and the various CSA delivery models available to consumers. 

More information 


Brand Your Business

Wednesday April 8th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa

A strong brand can help you achieve your goals, whether you want to increase revenues, improve customer satisfaction, hire and retain better employees, attract more volunteers and donors. Ultimately an effective brand will help you achieve your business mission. This works well for both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses.

Learn more at this workshop presented by the Fairport Perinton Chamber of Commerce. Cost $15. 

Learn more & register



PBA Members invited to team-build, package 50,000 meals on April 17-18


Monroe County's eastside communities are collaborating with Stop Hunger Now for the second year to package 50,000 meals that will be sent overseas for consumption mostly by elementary school children.

This year's project will take place at the Penfield Community Center on April 17-18. 200 volunteers in five person teams will package the meals in one of four two-hour shifts.

At $.29 per meal, funds must also be raised to pay for their ingredients. Sponsors already on board include Family First Credit Union, Bene-Care, Paychex, Chorus of the Genesee, St. Joseph's Church, Frontier Communications, Bill Gray's, Mike Ruff-Remax and Advantage Credit Union.

Learn more about the event at https://www.facebook.com/StopHungerNowEastsideCommunities.

Contact Penfield Business Association member Jack Best, for opportunities to volunteer or purchase the ingredients for volunteers to package.






Shepherd Home Black & White Ball
Saturday April 25
Penfield Country Club


Support Shepherd Home by placing an advertisement for your business in the booklet for their annual Black & White Ball, coming up on April 25th.

Advertising deadline is April 15th. Tickets to the event are also available and a nice treat for your hard working employees.

Download the advertising form 


Play Like a Kid Again
at the Eastside Spring Celebration

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Strong National Museum of Play


Join us as the museum is transformed into an adult-friendly playground! Enjoy cocktails, hors d' oeuvres, a silent auction, entertainment, tokens for the eGamesRevolution, and more.


$50 per person
More information 




Know any good programmers?
(no, not THAT kind of programmer)

The work of the PBA is accomplished through the dedication and hard work of committees formed to manage different projects throughout the year. As with all volunteer organizations, our success depends largely on the willingness of our membership to participate on these committees and make things happen. 

The Programs Committee could use your help! They are specifically looking for people with good organization and event coordination skills that can pull it all together to manage successful, informative, useful and fun activities for our membership.

Here's the "Official Description" of the Programs Committee:

"Develops plans for workshops, networking events, and major events throughout the year - including the assignment of subcommittees as needed. Prepares yearly calendar, identifies and arranges speakers and host venues, coordinates refreshments/meals, writes promotional material for website, media and newsletters, solicits and coordinates sponsorships and registration, follows-up with speakers and venues after the events."

If this sounds like you and you would like to volunteer to work on the Programs committee to share your time and talent with your community, contact us and we will connect you with the Committee Chair. 


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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
Welcome New Members
This newsletter is brought to you in part thanks to our Premium Members


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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    

Rich Klein 

  R&M Energy Services Group    






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!