Webster Chamber News January 2022



President's Column 

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Business of the Month 

Join us in congratulating Loyal Helper Group LLC as December's Business of the Month!

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Breakfast Before Business

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, January 28th at Webster Parks & Recreation Center.

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Eat Drink & Connect

Our next Eat Drink & Connect will be at Beyond Green Solutions, co-hosted by Board'NBacon on Wednesday, February 9th at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

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HSE Names New Partners

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP names two new partners!

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New Chamber Members

Welcome to our new Webster Chamber members!

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Covid Test Kits

Free virus test kits are available for their employers to deliver to their employees.

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Power Hour

Our next Power Hour will be on Friday, February 4th at 8:00 am via Zoom.  

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The family would like to thank the community and staff for their continued support and many years of service at the dealerships. Their longest tenured staff include: Alex Cooper, Bonnie Jones, Brian Henderson, DaMaris Corzatt, and Sue Degrazia. Several of whom, as well as most of the other staff, have stayed on with the West Herr organization.

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Barry's Column



West Herr Ford of Webster - Automotive Dealer located at 810 Ridge Road, Webster (Formerly Henderson Family Ford.  Contact Bobby Carlin at 585-787-1700 or visit their website at www.fordwebster.com.  

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


Sharon started Loyal Helper Group officially in 2017 after a career in the accounting and finance industry.  Combining her strong organization and project management skills with her desire to help others, Sharon was the go-to person to get “stuff” done – whether it be a fundraiser, organizing a garage, or establishing a volunteer schedule.   She saw her grandmother weekly and helped her (and granny’s friends) with bill paying, health care plan decisions, and downsizing projects.  On vacations she’d been known to help family members clean closets, rearrange furniture, and sort through drawers, (and she actually thinks it is fun!)  One day she decided – “Why not do what I love as a business and help more people?”

Loyal Helper Group helps clients get control over their projects, treasures, and people.  They are professional organizers and Senior Move Managers, formally accredited by the National Association of Senior Move Managers.  Projects range from closet and garage organizing to moving a family and downsizing 50+ years of treasures.  They plan, organize, coordinate, arrange, box, pack, unpack, donate, and sell personal belongings in a way that maintains the dignity and sanity of their clients.

Sharon likes that each job is different with unique challenges.  Her thorough approach truly helps families and individuals facing monumental tasks.  She loves hearing the stories that pop up as a client relates to an object or photo.  She works diligently to help folks of the GOAT generation get into a senior community, reconcile their health billing, or get help with financial assistance.  Sharon approaches downsizing as “closing the family museum and moving the exhibits.”  It’s a delicate process which must be done thoroughly and with great care.  The team at Loyal Helper Group gets to know a lot about the people they help and feel honored to be a part of the process.

In addition to being an active member of the Webster Chamber of Commerce, Sharon has been actively involved in Boy Scouts since 2003 and is currently the Board Secretary for the Webster Comfort Care Home.

Congratulations to Sharon and Loyal Helper Group as the Webster Chamber of Commerce December 2021 Business of the Month!

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Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Elected to the Firm's Partnership

We are pleased to announce that Daniel J. Altieri from the firm’s Litigation practice and Privacy and Data Security team, and Timothy W. Menasco from the firm’s Intellectual Property practice have been elected partners in the firm.

“Dan and Tim are terrific attorneys who continue to make a positive impact on our firm and the clients we serve,” said Craig S. Wittlin, Harter Secrest & Emery managing partner. “They have each earned the trust and respect of everyone at Harter Secrest & Emery, and we are happy to welcome them to the partnership.”  

As part of Altieri’s privacy and data security practice, he works closely with clients in education, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries on issues relating to incident preparation and post-incident response, regulatory compliance and risk assessments, and more. As a litigator, Altieri advises clients on all aspects of commercial litigation from pretrial matters through trial and appeal. He has successfully tried complex cases to verdict and argued before the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division. Altieri was selected by his peers for inclusion in 2021 and 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Banking and Finance and was included in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2017-2020. Altieri received his B.S. degree in Biology, cum laude, from Niagara University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University at Buffalo Law School.

Dan Altieri

As a member of the Intellectual Property practice group, Menasco assists clients through the process of preparing and prosecuting patents in the U.S. and in countries around the world. He frequently prepares patentability opinions, performs freedom to operate analysis, and negotiates technology transfer and licensing agreements. In addition, Menasco counsels clients through disputes, threatened litigation, and litigation involving patents, trade secrets, inventorship challenges, and copyrights. He strategizes with engineers, inventors, and senior executives regarding effective and efficient U.S. and foreign patent portfolio development. He received his B.S. degree in Mathematical Physics, cum laude, from the University at Buffalo before earning his J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School. Menasco is an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in 2021 and 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for Intellectual Property Law, he was the recipient of the 2020 "Up and Coming Attorneys" Award from The Daily Record and was included in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2017-2020.

Tim Menasco


11th Annual Henderson Ford Toy Drive

Thank you to everyone that donated to the 11th Annual Henderson Ford Toy Drive!




ROCHESTER, WEBSTER, PENFIELD, IRONDEQUOIT, ONTARIO, NY – The Henderson family has been known in the community for its giving spirit starting in 1997 with Webster Chrysler Jeep, 2003 with Ford in Webster, and 2005 with Greece Ridge Lincoln Mercury Nissan. The family has served Webster and the surrounding communities for a total of 24 years and has recorded more than 40 years within the automotive industry. They will continue that into a new chapter through the Henderson Family Foundation. In December, West Herr acquired Henderson Ford at 810 Ridge Road. Henderson Ford was one of the last minority owned Ford dealerships in New York.

The family would like to thank the community and staff for their continued support and many years of service at the dealerships. Their longest tenured staff include: Alex Cooper, Bonnie Jones, Brian Henderson, DaMaris Corzatt, and Sue Degrazia. Several of whom, as well as most of the other staff, have stayed on with the West Herr organization.

Henderson Ford President Randy Henderson stated, “We are grateful to our staff and the public for their years with Henderson Ford and our other companies. I appreciate the professional service with which our team has served the Webster and surrounding communities. I can reflect positively on my automotive career along with the wonderful relationships I have built along the way, as well as focus on the assignments that God has for me now.”

The Henderson family and the staff have worked with many community efforts, including:

• Rochester City School District book drive (nine years)

• Toys for Tots (eleven years)

• Rochester City School District car giveaway (two years)

• Webster Central School District car giveaway (five years)

• Young Entrepreneur's Academy (Founding Webster Financier & Consultant)

• Henderson Family Foundation

• Sports team sponsorship throughout Webster, Rochester and Monroe County

• Rochester Institute of Technology Minett Professorship

• Spotlighting the Webster Central School District's response to Service Tech shortage and opportunities within our local field

• Drive 4 UR School/Community events (raising Ford dollars for local nonprofits – eight years)

• Support of local private Christian education

• Numerous churches, schools, and nonprofit agencies

• Rochester Area Community Foundation

• Rochester Automobile Dealers Association

• Roberts Wesleyan College

• Webster Chamber leadership

Webster Chamber of Commerce President Barry Howard added, “Randy Henderson has been a leader in Webster businesses for decades. His service to the Webster Chamber of Commerce demonstrated his connection to the community, to his customers, and to his employees. Serving the Webster community has always been a top priority for Randy and his outreach to our schools, to people in need, to faith communities, and his response to the pandemic has been unwavering. It has been an honor and an extreme pleasure working with Randy and his team over the years and we wish him the best as he moves into this next phase of life!”

Henderson added, “We feel that we have left our staff and the community in good hands with West Herr and we plan to stay involved for some time with our Family Foundation and other church and community involvements.”


Henderson Ford, previously located at 810 Ridge Road in Webster, is now is West Herr of Webster. The Henderson family has lived in and served the greater area through the automotive industry for the past 24 years. The dealership was recently sold to West Herr. This will be the 31st location for the group, as well as the fourth Ford dealership location. The updated “Trust Mark” Ford facility will have 60 employees and is projected to sell a combined total of 1,800 new and used vehicles per year. West Herr has represented Ford since 1950 and is proud to continue the tradition of representing one of the strongest brands in the industry. With this acquisition, West Herr will now have 8 dealerships in the Rochester market. West Herr has received Business First of Buffalo’s “Best Places to Work in WNY” award for 17 consecutive years and the Better Business Bureau “Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics” 8 times. The West Herr Automotive Group is dedicated to absolute excellence in customer service provided by honest, responsible, and respectful people. West Herr supports individual pride, company spirit, and community involvement.




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CDS Life Transitions

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


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