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


Shepherd Home
1959 Five Mile Line Road   
(585) 381-0890

Shepherd Home opened in 2005 as a Comfort Care/End of Life Care home because a group of Penfield residents saw that the community needed it. The mission of the Shepherd Home is: Rooted in faith and love, we will provide comfort and compassionate care to members of our community with terminal illnesses in a way that cherishes the dignity of each individual and meets his or her physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We will provide support to families and friends and foster community acceptance that dying is an integral part of living.

PBC EVENTS & ACTIVITIES                                          


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.


Monday, December 5th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bistro 1778 Kitchen & Cocktails     
1778 Penfield Road (former T-Bones location)
Join your fellow PBC members in celebrating the 2016 holiday season. Our Annual Holiday Party will begin at 6PM at Bistro 1778. A cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Share some holiday cheer with fellow PBC members, local business leaders and friends. We will be announcing our annual award winners:  Business of the Year, Daniel Penfield & Penfield Pride.      

This event is FREE for Members and $12 per person for Non-Members and Guests. 

In addition, we are looking for non-perishable donations for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf. Please consider bringing one of the following needed items:
  • Baked beans / pork n' beans
  • Tea
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pudding and jello
  • Mayonnaise
  • Coffee
  • Canned Soup
***RSVP is required ***

All RSVPs must be paid in advance. If paying by mail instead of online, kindly send an email with guest names before sending a check.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Business of the Year 
Daniel Penfield Award 
Penfield Pride Award 

It's that time of year again - the Sixth Annual PBC Business of the Year, Daniel Penfield and Penfield Pride Awards. In order to make this selection truly representative of the community and the PBC we are seeking nominations for each award. 

Business of the Year Award 
This award is given annually by the Penfield Business Chamber to honor a local business that has significantly contributed to the vitality and success of the Penfield business community.

Criteria for the Business of the Year are:
  • PBC membership and involvement 
  • Headquartered in Penfield or maintains visible Penfield location 
  • Overall community involvement and contribution 
  • Demonstrated business vitality in terms of growth, sales/revenue, employment, innovation and/or admirable business practices.

Daniel Penfield Award 
This award is given annually by the Penfield Business Chamber to honor a local business person who has positively impacted the Penfield business community through his or her community involvement, business practices and overall character. 

Criteria for the Daniel Penfield Award are:  
  • Active community involvement 
  • PBC Member 
  • Visible dedication to the Penfield community 
  • Positive impact on local business 
  • Exemplary character; serves as a role model & leader

Penfield Pride Award 
Each year the Penfield Business Chamber recognizes a local business that rehabilitates an existing building, creates a vibrant new look and becomes a positive addition to Penfield's proud community.

To nominate a business for any of these awards, please complete and submit a nomination form by November 1st. Feel free to also include a letter of recommendation, testimonials or any other information that you believe would explain why the nominated business or person would be a good selection. 

Awards will be announced and celebrated at the Holiday Party on December 5th.

Deadline - TODAY!
Nominate a business or person today!

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".

NorthLanding Financial Partners is focused on its paramount stakeholders: their clients. The concept behind its name is the partnership they form with their clients, journeying toward their destination of safe arrival and financial success.  They strive to guide their clients to achieve and maintain their personal "NorthLanding."

Their advisors have over 70 years of combined experience and advanced credentials in counseling clients to develop and implement strategies to meet their personal and family financial objectives.

For over 30 years, Dawn Hampsey has helped startups, sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations, limited liability corporations, non-profits, individuals and trusts solve their tax and accounting problems.
She was a senior tax accountant at Ernst & Young, a tax manager at Conlon & Company CPAs PLLC and an accountant at JF Associates where she gained direct experience in healthcare, real estate, retail, manufacturing and professional sectors.
In 2000, Dawn founded her sole-proprietorship which specializes in tax return filing and tax planning for:
  1. Individuals and small businesses
  2. Corporations & Partnerships
  3. Trusts & Non-Profits
  4. Bookkeeping and financial statements for small businesses
Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant. She received her MS in Taxation from SUNY Albany and a BS in Accounting from Elmira College. She has served as an instructor for tax classes and has conducted numerous tax workshops. She is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs, and is active in many Rochester area nonprofit organizations including the Susan B Anthony House, Toastmasters and the Rochester Women's Network.

Since its founding by George Eastman in 1922, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has been committed to enriching and inspiring our community through the art of music. Now in its 94th year, the RPO looks forward to maintaining its high standard of artistic excellence, unique tradition of musical versatility, and deep commitment to education and community engagement.

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Book your Holiday Party with
the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Save on Groups of 10 or more!
Book a group of 10 or more to any of our concerts throughout the season and receive 20% or more off of our tickets, waived handling fees (which range from $3-$8 per ticket), personalized coordination of seats and how you would like ticket delivery. Can set up a pre-concert talk with musicians and/or conductor and group awknowledgement at the concert!

Offer Valid: November 1, 2016 - February 1, 2016

Another year has flown by and we are ready to collect turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We hope to collect 125 frozen turkeys for each holiday. Soon the turkeys will be on sale at the local grocery stores, so it's a perfect time to purchase one.

We will collect and distribute the Thanksgiving turkeys on Saturday, Nov. 19. Please plan to drop off your turkey between 8:00 and 9:00am in the parking lot of the Dolomite Lodge. You won't even need to get out of your car, simply drive up and the crew will be there to accept your turkey. Any size frozen turkey will be accepted.

The date for the Christmas collection and distribution will be Wednesday, Dec. 21, drop off is from 7:30-9:00am in the Dolomite parking lot. If a Wednesday drop off is a problem for you, please email us and we will figure something out.

For more information contact penfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com

Just Solutions, Inc. announced that is has acquired AstraNetworks, a Panasonic phone system provider in Rochester, N.Y.

Just Solutions, Inc. is an IT service provider headquartered in Fairport, N.Y. Founded in 1997, the company received recognition in 2014 as one of Rochester's Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies. Just Solutions, Inc will also be celebrating its 20 year anniversary in early 2017.

AstraNetworks, previously VoiceMail: One Corporation, is a telecommunication system provider headquartered in Rochester, N.Y. It was founded in 1988 by Daniel C Cashman as a voicemail service bureau. In the mid-90s the company expanded its offerings to include business telephone systems and recently began offering cloud-based telephone systems. Currently AstraNetworks services over 100 customers in upstate New York.

For more information, visit www.justinc.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.

More info

Welcome to the Penfield Business Chamber!
The Penfield Business Chamber is now the only business-focused association in the Town of Penfield. With the combining of the Penfield Business Association and Penfield Chamber of Commerce, The Penfield Business Chamber is the largest, business-focused association in the Town of Penfield. We are committed to helping area businesses prosper through marketing support, educational enrichment, business mentoring, and networking opportunities.

The organization was founded by a group of civic-minded business leaders who believed that businesses in the area could benefit from an organization dedicated to their business needs.The Penfield Business Chamber offers several opportunities each month for networking and learning. Additional information and a calendar of events can be found at penfieldbusiness.org

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 
Matt Rollins 
  Five Star Bank


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!


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