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

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH                              

Penfield Players  
1985 Baird Road

Sponsored by the Town of Penfield Recreation Department, the Penfield Players just completed its 50th anniversary season-a milestone achieved by only two other local theater groups - Rochester Community Players and GEVA. 

In 1965 a group of Penfield residents established the group to create a cultural outlet for the town. Since its first production Janus, the Players have performed more than 250 plays for the community. 
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to Benefit Shepherd Home
Sponsored by Family First Federal Credit Union

$8,928 was raised for Shepherd Home in this year's PBA Golf Tournament!

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! 

Shown above at the check presentation is Jeff Chapman - PBA Board Member, Lizz Ortolani - Chair of the Shepherd Home Board, Betsy Inglis - Executive Director Shepherd Home, Guy Taddeo - Family First Federal Credit Union, Paul Dwyer - Treasurer PBA Board of Directors.


Thursday Sept. 24
7:30 am
Penfield Country Club

D&C Business Columnist Patrick Burke will speak at the Penfield Business Association breakfast meeting on September 24.

The meeting will feature a hot breakfast buffet at Penfield Country Club, at $15 for PBA members, $20 for non-members. Registration and buffet at 7:30 AM, formal business meeting to begin at 7:45, with Burke speaking at 7:55. The meeting will end by 8:40.

Burke is the founder and Managing Principal of the Burke Group, a specialist in retirement plan consulting and administration. Burke also writes "Outside Insights," a weekly business column featured each Sunday in the Business Section of the Democrat & Chronicle.

His topic will be: "Let's Get to Work: Manage Yourself to Build Your Business."


with the Penfield Rotary

Tuesday Sept. 29th
11:55am - 1:05pm

Shadow Lake Golf Club
1850 Five Mile Line Road

Join us for a special lunch bunch event with the Penfield Rotary, featuring District Social Media Chair Tom Brown. His topic will be "Social Media 101: Using LinkedIn to grow your business, professional practice or non-profit organization."

Registration from 11:55 AM at Shadow Lake Golf Club, lunch buffet is $13 per person. Business meeting begins at 12:15, to end no later than 1:05.

An RSVP commitment is required for this event.

Bring your business cards to share with members attending.


with Heidi Zimmer-Meyer

Thursday Oct. 15th
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Joey's Party House
1793 Penfield Road

Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, President of Rochester Downtown Development Corporation will be the featured speaker at the Penfield Business Association meeting on Thursday, October 15.

Zimmer-Meyer will be speaking about her perspectives on the topic of downtown development and its link to healthy communities in Monroe County. Networking begins at 5:30 at Joey's Party House and will feature an appetizer selection of some of Joey's signature dishes. Cash bar will be available. Zimmer-Meyer will begin speaking at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will conclude by 7:00 p.m.

This event is free for PBA Members. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Guests pay $10 in advance.


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)                                            

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) 

It took fifty years (and a few months), but the Special Edition Players' Golden Anniversary DVD's are finally ready! 

This historic DVD contains a professionally produced 30-minute documentary of the history of the Players, a 10-minute presentation, and candid footage taken at our Golden Anniversary dinner earlier this year. 

This DVD full of memories is now on sale for only $11.00. If you live outside the Rochester area and need to have the DVD mailed to you, please add $3.50 for shipping and handling. 

To reserve a copy, please mail a check, payable to the Penfield Players, to Jeff Moon, 110 Calhoun Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606.

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. 

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
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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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