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

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                              

Northwestern Mutual  
345 Woodcliff Drive, Suite 162

Kellie Wright of Northwestern Mutual, is recognized as Penfield Business Association's Business of the Month for August 2015.

Kellie has been a part of Rochester's Northwestern team for almost a year and a half, serving as a financial representative of the firm. Northwestern Mutual's financial representatives, advisors and specialists have the expertise, insight, and access to a wide array of high-quality financial products and services, allowing them to help clients prepare for their future. 
PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          

As a special perk to PBA Members, courtesy of Jose Abarca at Itacate of Penfield and Fickle 93.3, we are accepting silent auction bids for 4 lawn tickets to see Santana at CMAC on Saturday August 15th (8:00pm). Proceeds from this silent auction will benefit Shepherd Home.

To bid on the tickets, send an email with your name, company name, contact email & phone, and your bid to info@penfieldbusiness.org. You may track the most current high bid on our Facebook page and bid more than once if you like. Winning bid will be announced this Friday at noon on our Facebook page. Arrangements will be made with the winner to deliver or pick up tickets Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Good luck and happy bidding!


Friday August 28th
11:45am - 1:00pm

Elmwood Inn
1256 Mount Hope Avenue

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.

Reservations are not required but registration is helpful for seating
Bring your business cards to share with members attending.


to Benefit Shepherd Home
Sponsored by Family First Federal Credit Union

This year's golf tournament was another fantastic success. We are still working on final numbers and it is shaping up to be a record year! The weather cooperated once again, the course was in beautiful shape and many people came out to support this important fundraiser for both the PBA and Shepherd Home.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors, golfers, volunteers and friends who made this day possible. Extended thanks and photos are available on our Facebook Page. Check them out and tag yourself and friends! 


Join the PBA now thru August 15th
Get all of 2016 for FREE

Know a business in Penfield or the surrounding area that would benefit from being a member of the PBA? Tell them about our Summer Membership Special! Join before August 15th and get the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016 for the price of one year's membership - that's 17 months for the price of 12!

Take advantage of monthly networking opportunities, special business programs, free advertising on our community events page and monthly newsletter, an exclusive online Member Information Center, Member2Member Deals, and more!

No special codes needed, just register online and membership will automatically be extended through 2016.

*Valid for new members only. Not valid for renewals or for former members in 2014 or 2013.


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)                                            
PBA Members get 10% off!

There's a new publication in town called Penfield Town Highlights. It will be distributed to over 100 locations in the following towns: Penfield, Fairport/Perinton, Pittsford and East Rochester. Also, you'll find the Penfield Town Highlights in town halls, libraries, Y's and many more locations.

Penfield Town Highlights will:

-- Initially print 6,000-7,000 Booklets.

-- Be distributed through numerous demand distribution locations.  In addition to these drop off locations, they will be distributed weekly at the majority of the Wegman's and Top's locations.

-- All of the Home Town Highlights advertisers will also be distribution

--The Penfield Business Expo will also be a distribution spot. There are no plans to distribute by mail.

Ad Sizes:
2col. x 5" - Quarter Page - $150
4col. x 5" - Half Page - $250
4col. x10" - Full Page - $450
Proof Deadline: Friday, August 14
Final Deadline: Friday, August 21

Digital Day at the Penfield Library
Sunday, August 16
1-4 pm

The Library's second annual open house will showcase downloadable books, several electronic databases, the ABCmouse.com children's website, Minecraft, and social networking sites. 

Free refreshments and e-reader giveaway. The library will also be open for regular business. Come see what's new at the Penfield Library!

Penfield Player's 
Summer Picnic
Saturday, August 22
Veteran's Park

Start making plans to get together with old friends and new at our 51st Season Kickoff and Family Picnic!

The fun begins at 1:00 at Veterans Park at 300 Atlantic Ave, right behind the Penfield Town Hall! GAMES! FOOD! LAUGHS!! This is a catered event - hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salads, and all condiments will be provided for $10.00 per person.

Please RSVP by August 8 and send check (made out to the Penfield Players) to Jeff Moon, 110 Calhoun Ave, Rochester 14606. Download the flyer for further information, but if you still have questions, please give Rosy a call at 426-6733.

Europa Deli & Cafe at the Public Market
Saturdays through the summer
Boulder Coffee Building

While you're at the market this summer, be sure to stop into the Boulder Coffee building and get a European sweet treat! If you can't make it to the market, you can always stop into their Penfield location at 1694 Penfield Road.

Europa Deli is a gourmet food store that specializes in European foods from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Ex-Yugoslavia, and more. 

Punkin' Fest
Saturday, Sept. 26
11:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wickham Farms

Join us for a day filled with Farm Fresh Family Fun. Special events include: 

On Sweets Corners
 ~Pumpkin Chunkin': Team Urban Siege, 2012 trebuchet champions of the World Championship of Punkin Chunkin, will be demonstrating their trebuchet. 
 ~Juggler Alex Rozanov will entertain between pumpkin launches. Bring a chair! 

 On Route 250 
 ~Chainsaw Wood Carving Demonstration 
 ~Face painting ($1) 

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






For PBA Members, 
by PBA Members. 

Visit these PBA Member businesses and receive the discount or offer indicated:

Don's Original
15% off your bill for PBA members

Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester
Free registration fee to The Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester when signing up to any of our programs offered. This includes Botsford School of Dance and Fit by Five Preschool. $25 value per child.
Offer Valid: March 15, 2015 - December 31, 2015


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    



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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!