PBC Newsletter - May 2016
Inspiring Business Vitality   |   Exchanging Ideas   |   Building Connections 

Welcome to the Penfield Business Chamber!

After much legal, technical and financial wrangling, our name change and merger with the former Penfield Chamber of Commerce is finally complete! Thank you to all who supported this change to better serve the Penfield business community. It was a long process (much longer than we anticipated) and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to long time PBC Member Brett Dawson of Dawson Law Firm. Brett's expertise was exceptionally valuable in helping us make this change properly to ensure maximum benefit to our members for the long term. We can't thank you enough for your knowledge and experience Brett! If your business needs premier expert legal advice, go see Brett and his team at Dawson Law Firm.

Five Star Bank
220 Liberty Street
Warsaw, NY 14569
(877) 226-5578

Five Star Bank's roots date back nearly 200 years with the establishment of the National Bank of Geneva, First Tier Bank & Trust, Bath National Bank, and Wyoming County Bank. Almost 11 years ago, those 4 banks merged to form Five Star Bank. Since then, Five Star Bank has grown to over $3billion in assets and operates a network of 51 offices, 60 ATMs, and employs over 600 people. Additionally, Five Star Bank's parent company, Financial Institutions, Inc. expanded its offerings through the recent acquisitions of insurance provider, Scott Danahy Naylon and investment management and consulting provider, Courier Capital.

PBC EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          

Sneaky Peat Underhand's Devious Dealings

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

Penfield Community Center
1985 Baird Road

Join fellow PBC 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 PBC will have its own reserved table at the show and special ticket pricing, therefore advanced payment/reservation through the PBC is required.

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



Friday, May 20th
11:45am - 1:00pm

Wickham Farms
1821 Fairport Nine Mile 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 PBC member restaurants.  

For this special Lunch Bunch we will be given information on Wickham Farms' CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and a tour of all that Wickham Farms has to offer. Afterwards, enjoy lunch and ice cream.   

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

Bring your business cards to share with members attending.


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 PBC 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

Works with businesses, both startup & current, providing business development, networking, workshops and support services. Empowering the entrepreneurial spirit in you.

Offers favorable insurance rates for auto, home, business, life, renters, condo, motorcycle, boat and recreational vehicles. Also has financial products and workplace benefits available.

Offers a variety of services and is experienced in treating back pain, neck pain, joint pain, muscle spasms, pinched nerves, sciatica and many more! They operate using the most current research and evidence based care methods to provide patients with the most up to date healthcare available. They are always accepting new patients and participate with most insurances.


Wally Ashnault

We are sad to share that long time PBC Member, attorney Wally Ashnault has passed. Thankful we had the opportunity to know him as well as honor him with the Daniel Penfield Award this past year. RIP Wally.

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

Upcoming Events at Broccolo Garden Center

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

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

Advertising Opportunity for your business

Patty Flowerday School of Dance is accepting business ads for their spring recital program. The programs are full color and at least 300-500 will be printed for each show. Reach more than 130+ families from the Penfield, Webster and Fairport areas.

Cost is 1/3 page $25; 1/2 page $50; full page $100.

Contact Patty to reserve your space paf22@mac.com. Advertising deadline is May 15th.

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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

Welcome New GM/COO at Penfield Country Club

Jim Ditzel, well known in golf management with over 22 years' experience at Shadow Lake and Shadow Pines in Penfield, has been hired as General Manager/Chief Operating Officer at Penfield Country Club. Mr. Ditzel started at Penfield CC in February and brings his passion for quality, relationships, and community-building to the Club with a vision of embracing new trends in golf.

Mr. Ditzel has a vision to turn the old idea of a "country club" to a newer, more engaged "suburban club." His plan is to embrace national club trends that increase lifestyle activities, embracing juniors through seniors, by providing new events such as yoga, cooking demos, craft beer nights, and new youth sports, for example.

The community is welcome to call and set up a visit at 1784 Jackson Road where the Club is located- and the new GM/COO hopes the community "comes to make it your club!"

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 Chamber
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 PBC, you are eligible to give and receive Member 2 Member Deals?

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

Don's Original
15% off your bill for PBC 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 PBC 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 chamber.

The work of the PBC 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 PBC. 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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