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Webster Chamber News October 2018

 

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Presidents Column

Writing this column always starts the same way...

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Business of the Month

Congratulations to Buffalo Wild Wings Webster, October's Business of the Month!

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Breakfast Before Business!

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, October 26th!

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New Chamber Members

Welcome our new Chamber members!

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Important Dates to Remember

Important dates coming up, don't miss out!

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Open Enrollment!

Open Enrollment coming soon!  Give us a call at the office to make your healthcare selections for 2019!

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New Job Postings Page

Let us know if you are hiring!  Post your job openings on our new Job Posting's page.  

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Sexual Harassment & Harassment 

This is important and time sensitive information for all NYS Employers:

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Power Hour

Our next Power Hour will be on Wednesday, October 24th.  Bob Lewis will present on Secrets to Organizational Success!

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Data Strategy, Security and Compliance for Your Growing Business

Join Cheryl Nelan for networking, education and conversation over a light breakfast.

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Heritage Christian Stables

Do a little time and make a difference!

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Bay View Y Events

The Bay View Family YMCA is holding 2 events this month.  Check out the flyers for more information!

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Canandaigua National Bank

Check out the savings at Canandaigua National Bank!

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Eat Drink & Connect

Join us for the Holiday Eat Drink and Connect!  Holiday Inn Express-Webster will be hosting this festive event.  Don't miss out!

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Joint Chamber Seminar!

The Webster & Brighton Chamber of Commerce's 1st joint seminar.  Check out the flyer!

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Town Meet & Greet

The last Town of Webster Community Meet & Greet of this year is on Monday, October 29th.

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Chamber Members in the News

Check out our Chamber members that made the news!

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It's Socktober!

Bring hats, scarves, mittens and socks to a breakfast meeting or drop them by the Chamber office...

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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events around the town!

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Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 4th at 2am.  Don't forget to turn your clocks back!

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Outlet Bridge To Open

The Irondequoit Bay Outlet bridge will reopen for the season on November 1st!

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Barry's Column

 

     Writing this column always starts the same way. I open Microsoft Word and click on “blank document”. Then I say to myself: “What do you have to say that anybody wants to read?” This coming from the guy who always has lots to say!  So, here are some thoughts off the top of my head.

     I have liked the Webster Chamber of Commerce for a long time. Not always, but for a long time. Before I became a member I didn’t see that there could be any value in joining and I thought it was wiser to save the expense – even though it wasn’t (and still isn’t) a very large expense.

     Then someone “talked me into it” and I became a member. It was then, slowly, that I began to see the value: the networking, referrals to my business from the Chamber, new business from my Chamber website listing, news and information that helped me run my business and grow my business, seeing the community enhancements such as the “Webster” bushes along Route 104 or the welcome signs coming into town, the creation of the Webster Village BID, the Case for Business Report that called for centralized economic development efforts and centralized “core” development of retail space (now Town Center), the Chamber’s ultimate creation of the Webster Economic Development Alliance, the informal mentoring from other members that freely shared advice, but most of all, the sense of connection to my community, belonging to an organization that is passionate about helping each other and helping Webster. Along the way, I gained friends and colleagues, project partners, and developed what are now life-long relationships.

     I was elected to the Board of Directors, then appointed Corporate Secretary, and then by some strange alignment of the stars, I was asked to come work for the Chamber as an employee and then asked to run the day-to-day operations as President/CEO. I am passionate about the Chamber and I know many of you are too!  And, I think we have good reason to be passionate.

     The Webster Chamber provides great value for a small monetary investment (about the cost of a Starbucks Caffe Latte per week) but it does require some human investment. Attending a breakfast or an Eat, Drink, and Connect, or a Power Hour or workshop, or spending five minutes reading this newsletter or the Chamber’s email blasts.

     If you are reading this newsletter, it’s likely that you are already making both of those investments and have some of the same passion. So, I am asking for one more human investment: share your belief that the Webster Chamber is a good investment; that the Chamber provides value, networking, business leads, and a great connection to our community. Ask a fellow business owner if they want to reap some of those benefits as well. Share this newsletter, share a link to your Chamber Webster listing, invite them to a Power Hour or a breakfast. And don’t forget there is something in it for you too – the fulfillment of helping that business prosper and belong, as well as the $50 the

Chamber gives you for the referral!

     Thank you for your membership and for your participation!

     I am not going to remind you in this column about all the upcoming Chamber events and opportunities. Please look around the newsletter and click or scroll down to see what’s coming. Look at the Chamber events calendar and take a minute to read the email blasts.

     Thank you for reading my column and thank you for letting me work for you – I am very grateful!  

 

 

Michelle Weiss-Keller Williams Realty - A Real Estate Salesperson.  Contact Michelle at 585-746-0675 michelleweiss@kw.com or visit Keller Williams website at:  www.KWRocWest.com 

The strength of any organization lies in its membership. Thank you for joining. Please add these members to your directory listings.

 

   

 The year was 1982. Jim Disbrow and Scott Lowery had recently moved to Ohio from Buffalo, New York. All was fine until one day when the two were craving wings. Not just ordinary wings, but authentic Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. With none to be found nearby, Jim and Scott had two choices: road trip to New York, or open a wing joint close to home. Lucky for us, they chose the latter. Hence, the beginning of Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck, now Buffalo Wild Wings®, the welcoming neighborhood atmosphere with a front-row seat for every sports fan that offers 21 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings

     Nowhere is a sport more alive than at Buffalo Wild Wings. To help Guests feel as if they are at the game and help bring their game-day viewing experience to life, the Webster Buffalo Wild Wings features the restaurant’s new stadia design.  The design captures the energy of a sports stadium and brings together the essentials needed to create a social and interactive local gathering place for sports fans

     They feel that it is always rewarding working with the public, meeting new individuals and building relationships with regular guests and they have 47 employees currently working at the Webster Location and have been there 3 years in their Towne Center location.

     They recognize that needs can vary greatly from one community to another. That’s why we’ve created a program that allows each of our restaurants to help raise funds for organizations in their local community. With our Eat Wings, Raise Funds program, when you dine, we donate. Since its inception, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants have donated more than $1 million to local organizations that assist youth and families in need, military families and disaster relief efforts.

     Buffalo Wild Wings® believes that teamwork builds the foundation for a successful community and our goal is to help make your community the best place to live, work, play and dine. Home Team Advantage is a way for your team to earn funds to benefit your program, all season long! Let’s keep our community working and playing together.

     By 2020, we are donating more than $17 million to fund football, basketball, cheer, dance, and step programs at local Boys & Girls Clubs across the country through corporate and Guest donations. In 2016, Buffalo Wild Wings was able to provide $4.1 million dollars to fund ALL STARS grants to expose more kids to the benefits of participating in team sports and belonging to a team.

     They are committed to building communities where kids can thrive, compete and belong to a team so they are teaming up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America(BGCA) to help more kids play team sports!

     Congratulations to Buffalo Wild Wings Webster for being honored as the Webster Chambers October Business of the Month!

 

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance

Watch a cool video about Chamber Insurance Enrollment.

Are you insured for 2019?  Do you need to make changes to your current plan?  Are you unsure about what coverage you need for you, your family or your employees?

Give us a call or send us an email to set up an appointment before December 15th.

 

    

 

 

 

Preventing Sexual Harassment & Harassment (This Event Has Been Cancelled)

Cancelled

Data Strategy, Security And Compliance For Your Growing Business

An invitation to Webster Chamber of Commerce Members:

 

Canandaigua National Bank

 

Heritage Christian Stables Fundraiser

 

 

 

October 11th - 13th - Webster Library Fall Book Sale
October 13th - Fall Family Festival
October 17th - GreenSpark Solar RocWorthy Earth Series
October 20th - Heritage Christian Stables Fundraiser
October 23rd - Preventing Sexual Harassment & Harassment
October 26th - Breakfast Before Business
October 26th - Bay View Family YMCA BBQ
October 27th - Trick or Treat Trail in the Village
October 27th - Bay View Family YMCA Fall Festival
November 8th - Webster Brighton Chamber Joint Seminar
November 10th - Bourbon Bash
November 30th - Breakfast Before Business

 

Webster Chamber & Brighton Chamber 1st Joint Seminar

 

 

Chamber Members in the News

 

Upcoming Events

 

It's Socktober!

 

Bay View Family YMCA October Events

 

 

 

 

Town of Webster Community Meet & Greet

 

 

Leaf Pick Up

 

 

United Church of Christ Octoberfest 2018

 

 

 

Neubert Financial Services (added 10/5/18)

NFS Tax Prep is seeking a dynamic individual with strong customer service and telephone skills to join our Administrative Support team January through April 2019 for upcoming Tax Preparation season.  https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=nfs 

CDS Life Transitions (added 10/3/18)

CDS Life Transitions have a number of positions they are looking to fill:  At CDS Life Transitions, it is our mission to champion our constituent organizations in providing exceptional, holistic and innovative support for the people they serve. Our visionary, integrated stewardship provides life opportunities and empowers individuals and their families to live more fulfilling and independent lives. CDS Life Transitions offers many wonderful career opportunities. Working here is a rewarding experience that will give you the satisfaction of helping people with Disabilities, Seniors, and/or Veterans in our community to pursue their personal dreams. CDSLT is currently in search of Registered Nurses, Direct Support Professionals and CDL Drivers, however, our companies are always hiring for a variety of positions. For more information and to see all current postings, visit www.cdslifetransitions.org

 

Webster Library Women's Small Business Month Display

In recognition of Women's Small Business Month, there is a display near the Check Out Desk at Webster Public Library. The library has a small business collection which is located to the right of the library's entrance. Stop in to find resources that may be helpful to you as a business owner!

 

 

 

 

Date and Place:  Friday, October 26th, 7:00 AM Webster Columbus Center 70 Barrett Drive, Webster, NY

Menu & Cost: Buffet breakfast — $14 members (and employees of members); $19 non-members and visitors.  Click Here to email Barb if you are coming to breakfast

Door Prizes: Remember to bring business cards for the drawings. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the following businesses for providing many wonderful items at the September Breakfast: 

Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Richard Astifan of Lincoln Quick Print

Cup with Goodies

Rola O’Mealy of St. Ann’s Home & Heart

Ty-Quasia Reid of Rising Earth Massage

Medication Disposal System

Janine Sanger from Webster Health and Education Network (WHEN)

Jan Glende of Pets @ Peace

Water Bottle

Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Carrie Street of Brown & Brown

All Purpose Tool

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Tamie Genest of Buffalo Wild Wings

Wine Opener

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

John Norton of Flaherty Salmin CPA’s

Spiral Bound Note Pad

Rola O’Mealy of St. Ann’s Home & Heart

Jason Zukoski of New York Life Securities

Flash Drive

Sharon Heiligman of AmeriPrint

Terri Thon of Bay View Family YMCA

Flash Drive

Sharon Heiligman of AmeriPrint

Ric Thoman of Webster Interiors Home Furnishings & Design

Portable Phone Charger

Jeff Maroney of Oxford Capital Mortgage

Lorri Smith of rSalon & Spa

Cup w/Pen and Pad

Daria Reitknecht from Genesee Valley Penny Saver

Carl Prinzing of Carl’s Pizza Kitchen

Cup with Goodies

Lisa Vinci of Sports PT of NY

Tina Salvatore of NOCO Natural Gas & Electric

Cup with Goodies

Ed Steve of Harter Secrest & Emery

Steve Conger of Spectrum Business

Eye Glass Cleaning Solution

Dan Jacob from Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Russ Ziskind of Gemini Technical Services

Eye Glass Cleaning Solution

Dan Jacob from Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Keith Burrows of Burrows Brothers Inc.

Travel Mug w/Free BBQ Meal

Holly Malley & Terri Thon of Bay View Family YMCA

Larry Maggio of JNJ Global Enterprise

Gift Bag w/Gift Card

Lorrie Smith of rSalon & Spa

Ken Corpus of Computer Works Pro

Coffee Cake

Peg Ehmann of Friends of the Webster Library

Cheryl Adas of CA Consulting

Gift Certificate for a large pizza

John Adams of Domino’s Pizza

Rene Barnes of Cherry Ridge

To Do List Pads

Tamera Carregan of MVP Healthcare

Thank you very much.

Program:   Lisa Vinci from Sports Physical Therapy of New York will present on workplace exercise.

 

Breakfast Meeting Dates 7:00 am

10/26/2018
11/30/2018
01/25/2019
02/22/2019

 

Read Previous Newsletters

Sept 2018

Aug 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

 

Check out the pictures from Orangetheory Fitness Grand Opening on October 11th.

 

 

Be sure to take a look at the Membership section for more detailed information on the Webster Chamber such as fees, upcoming events, benefits, and our application form. And feel free to reach out at 585‐265‐3960 for answers to inquiries not covered on the site. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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