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

Rochester Lawn Care   
1592 Qualtrough Road
(corner of Embury)   
(585) 329-5296
Scott Cialini, Owner and Operator of Rochester Lawn Care, delivered pizzas as a young man. He knew he didn't want to do that for the rest of his life, so he started to mow lawns while delivering pizzas. His lawn care business took off and he left the pizza business behind. In 1989, Rochester Lawn Care was born. In 2003, Scott bought the property where Rochester Lawn Care is currently located. Now in business for 27 years he employs approximately 20 people and has a fleet of 17 trucks and 15 propane run mowers. 
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Thank you to all who supported this year's
to benefit Shepherd Home
Sponsored by Family First Federal Credit Union

Thanks to our golfers, sponsors, volunteers and donors we had a great turn out and a fun day despite the rainy start. We would especially like to recognize and thank our primary sponsors:

Family First Federal Credit Union 
Rochester Red Wings 
Dick Ide Family of Dealerships 
Segar & Sciortino Attorneys at Law 
MetLife Auto & Home 
Penfield Financial Group 
Don's Original Restaurant & Pub

More photos are available on our Facebook Page 


Friday, August 26th
11:45am - 1:00pm
2157 Penfield Road
(near Lisa's Liquor Barn)    
Join us every month for lunch at one of Penfield's many lunch spots and businesses. This event is an opportunity for members (and guests) to gather for informal networking & lunch. 

This month we are at Lindburgers. Join us at this casual, contemporary eatery serving a lengthy menu of creative burgers, plus wings, wraps and sides.  
No reservations are required but an email confirmation is helpful for seating.

Bring your business cards to share with members attending.

The PBC is looking for a new Marketing / Technical Liaison to help with website and database management as well as marketing & brand management tasks, including newsletters, emails, and social media management. Interested or know someone who may be? Email us for a more detailed job description and further information. This is a part time paid position reporting to the Board of Directors.

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)                                            

The Penfield Players' Fall show, "Murder Weapon" by Brian Clemens is in the beginning of its planning stages, and President, Don Bartalo is looking for a couple of talented people to direct and/or produce the show. "Murder Weapon" is a plot-twisting thriller by the author of "Strictly Murder" (which Penfield Players produced five years ago) and the creator of the 1960's spy series "The Avengers."

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Don Bartalo at dbartalo@rochester.rr.com.

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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

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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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!


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.

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  
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


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.

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