Annual Holiday Party Is December 3rd – Make Your Reservations Now

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The Penfield Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Party will be on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Penfield Country Club. Join us for a cash bar, hot hors d’oeuvres, and plenty of food, including a salad station, carving station, stir fry station and more. Make your reservations today. Space is limited.

Live music will be performed by a violin and cello duo. Allison Rich (cello) and Lauren Cauley (violin) are our featured musicians.

Lauren Cauley is a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she earned both her BM and MM in Violin Performance. While at Eastman, she served as teaching assistant to Professor Charles Castleman. Lauren enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, and small ensemble collaborator.

Allison Rich is also a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music, earning a BM in Cello Performance  from the studio of Steven Doane. While at Eastman, Allison was awarded the Peter Salaff Prize in Chamber Music, and enjoyed playing in multiple chamber music settings. Lauren and Allison have collaborated for many years and enjoy playing chamber music together.

Pay or come for FREE
$45.00 Per Person – Or, attend for free by bringing two items for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf (details below)

Help us support the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf and you can come to the party for FREE. Bring two items for the Food Shelf (per person) and get free admission. Reservations are required and should be made ASAP because attendance is limited.

The deadline has passed to make reservations.

Cash Bar and Networking Reception – 5:15 to 5:45 PM
Coconut Chicken, Spanikopia, Fruit & Chees Platter

Food Stations Open – 5:45 to 7:15 PM

Carving Stations – Top Round & Turkey
Stir-Fry – Beef, chicken, vegetables
Salad Station
Desserts From Leo’s

Open to Chamber Members and Invited Guests
Attendance is limited to the first 85 people to make reservations.

Reservations MUST be made by November 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

The list below are the top items that are needed by the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf

Canned Tomatoes
Pancake Mix

Roundtable Networking Breakfast At Legacy at Willow Pond On April 30

Don’t miss this chance to network in a unique way. Similar to speed networking, this Rountable Networking is based on tables of six. Everyone has a chance to speak to the the rest of the table. Then we will switch tables. Just $10 for Penfield Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Includes continental breakfast. Join us at Legacy at Willow Pond from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Advanced reservations required. Send an email with your contact information to

Payment can be made via PayPal or by sending a check to:
Penfield Chamber
PO Box 545
Penfield, NY 14526.

Click To Pay by PayPal – Member $10

Click To Pay by PayPal – Non-Member $15

Avoid Getting Fined By The US Government For Failure To Comply With The New Healthcare Law – Don’t Miss This Important Breakfast Seminar

Get all the details you need to know in this one hour seminar…

Kate Saracene
Speaker – Kate Saracene, Attorney at Nixon Peabody
Kate Saracene, head of Nixon Peabody’s health and welfare benefits practice, will review how the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) affects small businesses and their employees. Kate Saracene heads Nixon Peabody’s Health and Welfare Employee Benefits team. She assists employers, insurance brokers, third-party administrators, and multiple employer arrangements with benefit plan compliance. Kate is frequently quoted and published in national and local publications and regularly presents to regional and national audiences. Kate is a graduate of Yale Law School.

Some of the things you will learn:

•    Health insurance exchanges and subsidies
•    Employer notice requirements
•    Individual tax penalties and how to avoid them
•    How to get the small business tax credit
•    Changes to small group health insurance policies
•    Changes to flexible spending accounts and health reimbursement accounts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 9 AM to 10 AM

Presented by the Penfield Chamber of Commerce
At the Legacy at Willow Pond.
40 Willow Pond Way, Penfield, NY 14526
Cost is $10 for members of the Penfield Chamber and $15 for non members.

Includes a continental Breakfast
(fruit, Yogurt, muffins, juice, coffee)

Please arrive by 8:45 so that you have a few minutes to get something to eat and find a seat as the seminar will begin promptly at 9:00 am.

Monday November 11, 2013
Attendance is limited to 36 individuals

RSVP to Sondra Young via email ( or via telephone at 585-388-7663.  Payment by check should be made in advance to Penfield Chamber, P.O. Box 545 Penfield, NY 14526, or you can pay by using the PayPal links below.

Pay by Paypal-active links below:

Pay Now – Penfield Chamber Member $10

Pay Now – Non-Member $15

Chambers To Host Eastside Business Expo and Networking Extravaganza September 17, 2013

Exhibit tables are available. Read below for details. One table limit per business. There are a limited number of tables still available. Just $35 prior to July 1, $45 after that. Reserve yours before they sell out.











The Penfield Chamber is one of several area chambers hosting the Eastside Business Expo and Networking Extravaganza September 17, 2013 at the Penfield Country Club on Jackson Road. The event will run from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Sponsored by the following Rochester Area Chambers of Commerce

East Rochester

Admission is free, however, advance registration is required and you must present a business card with your name printed on. All others will be $5.00 at the door. Register for the Expo now. Attendance will be limited to the first 225 people who register.

Click Here To Download A PDF Flier With All The Details

Exhibit tables are available for $45 each.Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. There are a limited number of exhibit tables available, so please reserve yours ASAP. Limit one table per business. Call Gordon Griffin for details at 585-305-1144 or send an email to Payments for exhibit tables should be made out to Penfield Chamber and mailed to PO Box 545, Penfield, NY 14526. Payments can also be sent via PayPal to

Exhibit tables have been sold out. 

Advance registration is required for admission and will be limited to the first 240 people who register. Exhibitors should make sure all their people also register for admission. Register Now.

Former Ford & Xerox Executive to Speak to the Penfield Chamber


George Cook, Former Ford & Xerox Executive and current Executive Professor of Business Administration at the Simon School of Business at University of Rochester will be speaking at a Lunch & Learn, Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Penfield Country Club.

Mr. Cook was employed by the Ford Division of the Ford Motor Company for 10 years in various marketing and management assignments both in the operations side of the business and in the Headquarters Marketing Staff.

 He recently retired from the Xerox Corporation after 30 years of service in numerous sales, marketing and customer service assignments including: district manager, division manager, industry marketing, general manager, customer services marketing, division manager of national account service and marketing manager, TeleBusiness.

 He has served as a president of the Rochester, N.Y., chapter of the American Marketing Association and serves on the new business books review board of the Journal of Consumer Marketing. Cook has recently completed a marketing case study on “JOLT, America’s Original Energy Drink!” that should be published soon. He has served as a member of the Business Advisory Council for the John Wiley School of Business at SUNY Geneseo. He was a member of the R.I.T. President’s Speakers Bureau and speaks on the subjects of quality, customer satisfaction, customer services marketing, affinity marketing and telebusiness.

Registration is required for this event. You can register by clicking here.

Members: $20

Non-members: $35

The first 10 people to make reservations for this event come FREE!!


Chamber Seeks Nominations for its 2012 Citizen and Business of the Year Awards

The Penfield Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2012 Penfield Citizen of the Year and Penfield Business of the Year awards. The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 17th at the Penfield Country Club.

The Citizen of the Year award honors an individual resident of Penfield in recognition of their personal contribution toward making the Penfield community a better place to live and work. The Business of the Year award recognizes the contributions and impact a business located in Penfield has had on the Penfield Community.

Nominations can be made by obtaining a nomination form and submitting it no later than September 12, 2012.  Click here  for the Citizen of the Year nomination form. Click here for the Business of the Year nomination form.

Featured Business – Serenity Chiropractic Health

Here is a business in Penfield that you may not know about……….

Dr. Jonathan Falanga is a graduate of Cornell University and the New York Chiropractic College. He is the owner of Serenity Chiropractic Health and has been in private practice for 19 years, 3 of those years in Penfield. Dr. Falanga provides hands-on chiropractic care, custom foot orthotics, nutrition and exercise counseling. Here are some notes from our conversation….

Penfield Chamber: What are your keys to success?

Dr. Falanga: Developing a complete custom treatment plan for each patient. Developing a personable and caring doctor patient relationship

Penfield Chamber: What makes your business unique?

Dr. Falanga: I provide a  custom approach to patient care.

Penfield Chamber: What advice do you have for someone wanting to open their own business?

Dr. Falanga:Have a solid 5 year plan, and enough financial means to stick it out

Penfield Chamber: Why did you bring your business to Penfield?

Dr. Falanga: Patient diversity

Penfield Chamber: What is your favorite quote?

Dr. Falanga: Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life

For more information visit Serenity Chiropractic Health on Facebook or the website.