PBA Newsletter - January 2016
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 


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Panorama Plaza
1601 Penfield Road, Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 943-7664

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PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          


During the last quarter of 2015, leaders of the Penfield Business Association met with leaders of the Penfield Chamber of Commerce to discuss combining the two organizations. It was decided that the Penfield Chamber of Commerce would no longer operate as a separate organization and would join the Penfield Business Association, which has been successfully serving the Penfield business community for more than 20 years, since 1992. 

To recognize this combined strength and consolidation of business resources and talent, the Penfield Business Association will change its name to the Penfield Business Chamber in the first quarter of 2016. This will require a majority vote of the current (2015) membership of the Penfield Business Association.

2015 member businesses of the Penfield Business Association should expect a separate email to arrive this week, to the primary member of record for each business, that will contain a link to vote on the name change. Please respond promptly so that preparations can be made to affect the name change in a timely fashion.

In the meantime, all renewals and new memberships should continue to be made online at www.penfieldbusiness.org and checks should continue to be made payable to the Penfield Business Association.


The votes are in, and the winners are:

2015 Business of the Year:
Tim Horton's Penfield 

2015 Daniel Penfield Award:
Wally (Wallace) Ashnault 

2015 Penfield Pride Award:
Mark's Pizzeria Penfield 

Join us as we celebrate and honor these businesses and individuals at the Business & Commerce Update Luncheon on February 11th at Penfield Country Club. There are impressive stories behind each one of these selections and we are excited to share them with you. Congratulations to this year's award recipients!



Friday, January 29th
11:45am - 1:00pm

Hong Wah Chinese Restaurant
1802 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.

Bring your business cards to share with members attending.



Thursday, February 11th
11:30am - 1:30pm

Penfield Country Club
1784 Jackson Road

In the past it's been called the Business Vitality presentation, or the State of the Town Address, and now, it's called the Business & Commerce Update. No matter what you call it, it's THE PLACE TO BE to hear about the latest business developments taking place in Penfield, as well as the Town's plans for the future - straight from the Town Supervisor himself.

This year, we will also honor and celebrate the recipients of our Annual Business Awards for 2015, including Business of the Year, the Daniel Penfield Award, and the Penfield Pride Award. There are impressive stories behind each selection and you won't want to miss the excitement!

Arrive early for networking from 11:30 am - 12:00pm, and bring your marketing materials for the info-sharing table. Enjoy a delicious lunch and the presentation from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.

*Members, please be sure your membership dues for 2016 are paid to qualify for member pricing for this event.

Advanced registration is required. Register online below. If you choose to pay by check, please send an email with attendee names before mailing your check by Friday, Feb. 5.



Membership renewal invoices were emailed last month to the billing contact for each member business. Renewals can be paid online by logging into the Member Center section of our website. If you prefer, you can download a renewal form and mail it with your check instead. A reminder invoice will be re-emailed to all unpaid members next week.


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)                                            
January 14th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm
at the Penfield office, 2160 Penfield Rd.
The actual ribbon cutting will take place at 3:30pm

Join us!


Winter Storage Available Now!

Empire Storage has two locations for on-site self storage units offering month to month rentals. Parking for boats, campers, and misc. vehicles is also available, as well as commercial or industrial garage space. Prices vary based on sizes and usage.

Currently, they have a 1200 s.f. industrial area with a 14 ft. o.h. door, office and powder room available at 305 Commerce Dr. in Henrietta for $1,000/mo + utilities.

Locations include: 1385 Empire Blvd. in Penfield, and 305 Commerce Dr. in Henrietta. Visit http://storageinrochester.com to learn more, or call 585.482.7000.

**Special offer for PBA Members: Get One Month FREE when you rent any storage space for six months or more.


It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy's on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor-or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.

The show will be presented as a "radio play" on Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 pm. FREE ADMISSION; donations heartily accepted.

ALSO....Mark your calendars for February 22 and 23 - Penfield Players is holding auditions for their Spring Melodrama - "Sneakypete Underhand's Devious Dealings" by Billy St. John.

There are roles for seven men and four women of various ages. Stay tuned or keep your eye on their Facebook page for further information!

Penfield Boy Scout Troop 260 Fundraiser - sponsors needed

Looking for a way to advertise your business locally and support the Boy Scouts of Penfield at the same time? Any donation you make to support Troop 260's pancake breakfast coming up in February includes free advertising for your business. More info.

NOW OPEN in their new location

Across from Wegmans on Penfield Road, at the entrance to Harris Whalen Park. 

SHARE your Y with Friends and SAVE

You and your friends can save big! Help your friends get the support they need and help them get it at a 20% lower member-referred rate. It's easy to invite friends and family to join. Invite as many friends as you want. When a friend joins, you'll both receive a 20% reduced rate on your monthly membership dues at the Y. All you need is an email address, YMCA keytag number, and a friend who is ready to join the Y.

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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
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Did you know that as a Member of the PBA, you are eligible to give and receive Member 2 Member Deals?

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

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

Get One Month FREE when you rent any storage space for six months or more.


Special Thanks! 


We hope you enjoyed the Christmas Tree that the Penfield Business Association placed and decorated in the Four Corners of Penfield for the holiday season. 

This year the tree was donated to us by Woody Acres Christmas Trees at 1530 Harris Road in Penfield.

Thank you to the Woodward Family for the generous gift to share with our community!


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2016 PBA Board of Directors

Jen Novy  - Co-President 
  Frontier Communications
Michael Quinn  - Co-President 
  Mission Commercial Realty
Megan DeFranco  - Vice President 
  Eastside Family YMCA
Paul Dwyer - Treasurer  
  MetLife Auto & Home 
Sandra Swanson - Secretary
  Sandra Swanson LMT    
Jeff Chapman
  Penfield Financial Group      
Jaime Dengal 
  Hampton Inn Webster    
Rich Klein 
  R&M Energy Services Group
Kim Arnold 
  Grande'Vie Senior Living
Matt Rollins 
  Five Star Bank
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Are you looking for a way to give back to your business community? Consider joining one of our committees to help with one of many aspects of running your local business association.

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. If you would like to volunteer to work on a specific committee that could benefit from your time and skill-set, contact us and we will connect you with the Committee Chair.

Check out the list of currently active committees, to see how your experience and expertise would fit in, on our website.




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!


Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections