PBA Newsletter - April 2016
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Mission Commercial Realty
2481 Browncroft Boulevard
(585) 348-9170

Michael Quinn, commercial sales agent at Mission Commercial Realty, has been with Mission since October of last year, after being in the industry at another large firm for over nine years. Mike has been a PBA member for over five years and also currently serves as the Co-President.

Mark Rohlin founded Mission Commercial Realty about eight years ago and employs four commercial agents. Their office is located on Browncroft Boulevard where according to Mike, "you can get anywhere within 20 minutes." Mission's primary focus is commercial leasing/sales, which involves retail, industrial, office, investment properties and land development. They represent owners, landlords, and tenants depending on the specific assignment.

PBA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          

Special 2 for 1 Networking Event
With the Brighton Chamber

Wednesday, April 20th
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Joey B's at Brickstone by St. John's
1325 Elmwood Ave

Members of the Penfield Business Association are invited to gather with members of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce at Joey B's at Brickstone by St. John's for some networking and socializing.

Networking is one of the best ways to grow your business. Increase your prospects and referral opportunities with this special
"2-for" opportunity. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided, as well as a cash bar.

The Brighton Chamber will handle registration for this event.
PBA Members, use code - pba2016 to get your free registration

Here are some ideas for networking the RIGHT way:

1. Focus on giving vs. getting
2. Be present
3. Listen more than you talk
4. Think long term vs. short term
5. Don't over commit or feel guilty
6. Be honest
7. Take action immediately
8. Only go to events that excite you



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

Joey's Pasta House
1789 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.


Sneaky Peat Underhand's Devious Dealings

Friday, May 6th
8:00pm (but arrive early)

Penfield Community Center
1985 Baird Road

Join fellow PBA Members for a special night out at the theatre to see the Penfield Players perform Sneaky Pete.

1920s Hollywood is the setting of this melodrama. Sneakypete
Underhand, a villainous doctor, and his henchwoman, Nurse
Heide Bedpann, are hired to 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. Will the handsome hero arrive in time to save the day?

Arrive early for preshow entertainment provided by Flower City Vaudeville. 
The PBA will have its own reserved table at the show and special ticket pricing, therefore advanced payment/reservation through the PBA is required.

All members and guests - $10  (exclusive PBA pricing)


Registration is now open!
to benefit Shepherd Home
Sponsored by Family First Federal Credit Union


Monday, July 25th
10:30am - 8:00pm

Penfield Country Club
1784 Jackson Road

Join us for another great day of golf and fun for a great cause!
The tournament will once again include a full day of activities:
  • Four-Man Scramble
  • Longest Drive Contest
  • Closest-To-The-Pin Contest
  • Gift Bags and Door Prizes
  • All-you-can-Eat Lunch Buffet
  • Steak Dinner Buffet
  • Prizes for 1st & 2nd place teams (men's, women's, and mixed)
  • Cash and prize raffles, fantastic auction items and a live auction
Sponsors are very much appreciated, so if you can't join us, consider a sponsorship, donating an item for our chinese or live auction, or a little something for our golfer gift bags.

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

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When you choose Just Solutions you are getting fast, affordable computer network support from technicians who really know what they are doing. And what's more, you'll know exactly what you are paying for when the job is done and only pay when you're satisfied with the service.

Pat's Radiator & Automotive Repair is your one stop shop for all your radiator and automotive needs. Serving all domestic and import automobiles.



Third Annual Monroe Communities Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event

April 15-16

Goal: package 100,000 meals for consumption overseas mostly by elementary school children 

400 Volunteers needed, great event for five person teams 

Ingredients cost $.29 per meal. Become a Grand Sponsor at $290. 

Questions: contact PBA member Jack Best: 585-261-0073

Upcoming Events at Broccolo Garden Center

April 28th from 6-8:30 pm. Petals & Paint Nature Painting Club. Come to our GRAND OPENING celebration of our new nature painting club at Broccolo's Garden Center. Learn to paint flowers and nature on canvas. Non-artists and beginners are welcome. Classes will be held on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the spring and summer. Cost for single Grand Opening Event: $35. Broccolo Garden Center, 2755 Penfield Road, Fairport, NY 14450 585-424-4476 for more information and to register, visit www.splashmobpaintingparties.com

May 21, 12:00-2:00 FREE to the public:-Bird Lovers, Wildflowers, Scenic Routes and the Best Waterfall Hikes in NYS- presented by Book writers and photographers, Randi and Nic Minetor They will highlight their travels along with book signing of their popular editions. Broccolo Garden Center; 2755 Penfield Road, Fairport, NY 14450 585-424-4476 call or email info@broccologroup.com for more details

May 25, 5:45-7:15 FREE to the public--Butterfly Presentation by expert Carol Southby. Come and learn how to attract beautiful butterflies to your yard! 2755 Penfield Road, Fairport, NY 14450, 585-424-4476 call for more details

Penfield Symphony Orchestra, May 2nd

A Romantic Celebration

Adagio sospirando from Music for Shakespeare's
Romeo and Juliet - Diamond

Der Rosenkavalier Suite - R. Strauss
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
III. Molto moderato e maestoso - Saint-SaŽns

Jo Amish Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner
Chie Xu, Violin
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 - Sibelius

7:30 PM - Penfield High School Auditorium
Adults $14, Seniors $12, Students Free

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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

If you can't go with us (see PBA event above), 
go on your own!

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

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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.

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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
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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