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

Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care    
2755 Penfield Road   
(585) 424-4476
Husband and wife team Laurie and Albert Broccolo purchased the Broccolo Garden Center, located at 2755 Penfield Road, 5 years ago to create a destination where people can experience nature, learn, and enjoy themselves. In addition, they design, install and maintain gardens for primarily residential properties, incorporating their environmentally friendly philosophies.
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with Jim Costello

Wednesday November 9th 
11:30am - 1:30pm 
Penfield Country Club 
1784 Jackson Road

Jim Costello, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Penfield, will present the current state of economic development in Penfield and share upcoming projects on the horizon. Each of Penfield's business districts will be discussed during the presentation and there will be opportunity for Q&A at the end.

In addition, elections for our Board of Directors will be held. The slate of 2016-2017 candidates will be posted shortly, along with brief bios about each candidate. Candidate information will also be available at the meeting. If you are interested in a position on the Board, please contact us in the next few weeks to discuss your candidacy.

Only current PBA members may vote or are eligible to serve on the Board. Please make sure you are current on your dues prior to the event if you wish to vote. New member applications and renewal forms will be available at the door.

Networking begins at 11:30am. Members are encouraged to bring literature for the member information table.  Lunch and Program will be begin at 12:00pm.

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday 11/04/16. If you prefer to register by mail, please send an email with the names of attendee(s) before mailing your check. All RSVPs must be prepaid in advance.




Friday, September 30th
11:45am - 1:00pm
Elmwood Inn   
1256 Mount Hope Avenue     
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. 
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".
Our motto is: the customer is #1. Next, Quality is Key. We're here to assist you with any aspect of customer service. If any questions arise as you surf through our site, feel free to contact us! We are very pleased to offer our customers the finest products at incredibly low prices. We have over 14,000 in-stock items. All orders are processed and shipped with the utmost care. We value your business and pledge to exceed your expectations. Our goal is your total 100% satisfaction with every purchase you make with us. We guarantee the safety of our customers' credit card information 100%. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology to make sure that your information may not be viewed by anyone other than the intended parties related to the transaction. 100% money back guarantee on all products. All returns must be made within 30 days of purchase.

(to have your business' events included, send us an email with the details and any available graphics)                                            



It's never too early to start collecting items for holiday food baskets! Even if you can't collect the entire amount, any amount towards the goal will be helpful.

Besides, chickens and turkeys, they will need the following items for EACH of the next two holidays:
  • 210 cans gravy
  • 210 cans broth
  • 330 boxes stuffing
  • 210 boxes cake mixes
  • 330 cans green beans
  • 210 cans mushroom soup
Your family, neighborhood, club, team or business can simply collect items and deliver it to the Food Shelf.

If you'd like more information, send an email to penfieldfoodshelf@gmail.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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Are you a member of the PBC looking for a way to give back to your business community? Consider volunteering to serve on the Board of Directors 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 our Board of Directors and the committees they chair to manage different projects throughout the year. As with all volunteer organizations, our success depends largely on the willingness of our membership to serve as Board Members and make things happen. If you would like to volunteer your time and skill-set to serve your business community, contact us and we will connect you with the Executive Board to discuss your candidacy in our upcoming Board of Directors election in November. We have several openings and all business skills are needed.




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

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