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


Dawson Law Firm, P.C.
1844 Penfield Road
(585) 381-8240

Dawson Law Firm was incorporated in 2006 to serve the needs of businesses. The staff is dedicated to finding practical solutions to today's legal concerns. They help businesses with all aspects of corporate and business matters, including hiring, start-ups and acquisitions, transfers, sale, liquor license and general business transactions. They can help as you need to expand or restructure, in addition to the day to day issues that confront today's entrepreneurs. Dawson Law Firm provides personal and confidential advice to help you assess your business issues, strategies and plans.

PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          

Wine Tasting Networking Event

Tuesday, March 29th
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lisa's Liquor Barn Tasting Room
2157 Penfield Road

Join us in the tasting room at Lisa's Liquor Barn for a sampling of a variety of wines and light hors d'oeuvres.

Network with other PBA Members and guests, meet new prospects and grow your business. Bring plenty of business cards to share. Guests are welcome. If you've never been to a PBA event before, now is a great time to give us a try.

This event is limited to 50 people. Registration is required in advance and will close when full.

Members $10
Non-Members $15
Premium Members - One person per business complimentary, additional attendees pay member rate

Special thanks to our event sponsor - Fairport Savings Bank.



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Friday, March 25th
11:45am - 1:00pm

Itacate Mexican Restaurant
1859 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.  Jose is offering a deluxe buffet of wonderful Mexican eateries for $7.50 per person. 

No reservations are required but an email confirmation is helpful for seating.

Bring your business cards to share with members attending.



It's always a good time when we get together with the Brighton Chamber of Commerce for a joint networking event! The next one is coming up on Wednesday April 20th at Joey B's on Elmwood Avenue in Brighton. Save the date ~ details to follow shortly!

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)                                            

New Member Highlights

Comfort Windows offers home improvement and remodeling services including windows, doors, siding, bathroom remodeling and more.

Pizzeria (with lots of interesting Penfield memorabilia) serving pizza, wings, subs, pepsi products ~ with seating for 60 people.


Broccolo Garden Center Opens for the Season
March 17th!


Take Your Marketing to the Strategy Level

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
150 State Street downtown Rochester

Most small business owners spend much of their time being a sales manager and they never make time to identify what it will take the business to the next level of performance. To do that, they will have to carefully identify their customer's needs and plan to create a total offer that meets those needs. This interactive workshop will enable you to look at the big issues that will shape your marketing plans well into the future. Fee: $49

Not eggs, but real bunnies at this annual hunt!

Wickham Farms in Penfield will celebrate the beginning of spring with their annual "Bunny Hunt" on Saturday, March 26; from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to hop into spring with Farm Fresh Family Fun.

At this hunt, children will hunt for bunnies, guided by signs, through a journey around our farm. Along the way, kids will see several real bunnies and have the opportunity to take a train ride. A fun, spring themed craft is also included, while supplies last, and a special bunny sundae waits at the end! A fun way to forget about winter and look forward to warmer days ahead.

The cost is $5 per child. Add jumping pillow AND mini golf for an additional $5! Tokens will also be available to practice your swing at our batting cages. No registration or ticket pre-purchase is required. Bad weather date: April 9.

Wickham Farms is located at 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road (Route 250) in Penfield. For more information, call (585) 377-3276, or go to www.wickhamfarms.com.

Sneakypete Underhand's Devious Dealings - or The Doctor is IN(sane)

1920s Hollywood is the setting of this melodrama. Sneakypete Underhand, a villainous doctor, and his henchwoman, Nurse Heide Bedpann, are hired to work at a silent movie studio, where Sneakypete quickly hatches a plot to kidnap a top star, Verily Speakwell. When script girl Paige Turner stumbles onto Sneakypete's plot, the dirty doctor ties her to the studio's buzz saw.


8:00 PM April 29, 30, May 6, 7, 13, 14 2016
2:00pm Sunday, May 1, 2016
Penfield Community Center

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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! 

Itacate Penfield - 1859 Penfield Road, near the Four Corners

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
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


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. $30 value per child.

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

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

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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 
  The Manor House
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!


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