Webster Chamber News August 2019



Presidents Column

I hope you are enjoying the summer and I also hope that you are staying safe. Summer is a...

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Business of the Month

Congratulations to Cruise Planners - Chris & Jaime Brodt for being named, August's Business of the month!

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Breakfast Before Business

August's Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, August 23rd (a week early due to the holiday). 

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New Chamber Members

Welcome our new Chamber Members!  The strength of any organization lies in its membership. Thank you for joining. Please add these members to your directory listings.

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Eat Drink & Connect

Check out the Chamber Member winners of the RBJ Reader Rankings Awards!

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Important Dates to Remember

Check out what is coming up in Webster. 

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Chamber Volunteers Needed

The Marketing & Communications Committee is looking for the following volunteers: ...

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Henderson Ford Book Drive

The Henderson Ford Book Drive is almost over.  Drop off your books to the designated drop off points around the Rochester area ...

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Power Hour is Back!

The next Power Hour is Friday, September 13th.  Debra Bean of CDS Life Transitions will present on relationship building and respect.

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Webster Home Magazine

Put your business at the forefront by placing an ad today in the Webster Home magazine.

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Rochester Garlic Festival

The Rochester Garlic Festival benefitting Challenger Miracle Field will be held on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th.

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Lift Your Spirits Wine & Beer Tasting

The Webster Comfort Care Home Lift Your Spirits Wine & Beer Tasting event will be held on ... 

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Barry's Column

I hope you are enjoying the summer and I also hope that you are staying safe. Summer is a great time to gather for some recreation, relaxation, and fun! Please remember to be cautious and responsible in all your summer activities.

We have a quiet month in August but we do have some fun planned. We have an Eat, Drink and Connect on Thursday, August 22nd hosted by Beyond Cuts. Robyn says the weather will be beautiful and she has plans for some good food and an opportunity for you to get to know your fellow Chamber members.

Our fiscal year started on July 1st and that means that your annual dues have been billed and you have received that statement. If your dues are still unpaid on August 19th, we will be forced to suspend your membership (including your listing on our Google authoritative website). Please call the Chamber office if your payment is in process or to pay by credit card.

Our breakfast this month will be a week early because the normal last Friday of the month touches on a holiday weekend (I know, don’t mention that is the last holiday of the summer). Breakfast will be on the 23rd at the Columbus Center on Barrett Drive at 7:00 AM. Don’t forget to change your calendar and to call Barb or email her with your reservation.

The famous Chamber Power Hours will be returning in September – watch for emails and check the website for details about upcoming dates and topics.

Lastly, don’t forget the October deadline for the employee sexual harassment training requirement mandated for all employees in New York State. Check the website for discounted training rates.

Enjoy the rest of summer and I will see you at Breakfast on the 23rd   




Paychex - A Payroll and Human Resources company located at 180 Kenneth Drive, Rochester NY.  Contact Jack Kolassa at 585-690-4430 jkolassa@paychex.com or visit their website at www.paychex.com

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



Webster Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month is Cruise Planners- Located at 635 Adeline Drive Webster, Business Owners Jaime & Chris Brodt are locally owned franchisee owners of Cruise Planners Land and Sea. They pride themselves with taking care of you and your travel companions as if they were the ones going on vacation with you. They take the stress off you so you can actually relax on your vacation without having to have spent hours and hours researching websites to get the best deal. They are your personal travel maître d’!!

They as Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is recognized by leading tour/land and cruise companies as the top home-based travel agent network in the cruise industry.  Their Mission is to help give the gift of memories of a fabulous experience with friends and family.

Chris and Jaime have been volunteer’s for the Rochester Chapter of the Dream Factory for 4 years. Jaime was asked to be on the board this past year. The Dream Factory fulfills Dreams to kids who are chronically and terminally ill. They have helped over 200 kids and families. As this is a cause dear to their hearts. The Dream Factory Golf Tournament is always a good time and a Dream family will be there to talk about their experiences so any interest in participating in the tourney should be directed towards Jaime and Chris.

Congratulations to Jaime and Chris as Cruise Planners Webster Chamber August Business of the Month!





August 13th - Movies in the Park (The Lego Movie.. The Second Part)
August 14th - UCC Community Concert Series (Alyssa Trahan)
August 14th - Estate Planning Seminar
August 16th - Friday Night Concert in the Park (Burnt Cane)
August 20th - Movies in the Park (How to Train Your Dragon.. The Hidden World)
August 22nd  - Eat Drink & Connect 
August 23rd - Breakfast Before Business
August 28th - Estate Planning Seminar
September 2nd - Labor Day (Chamber Office Closed)
September 4th - Estate Planning Seminar
September 7th - 8th - M&T Bank Clothesline Festival
September 13th - Power Hour "How Inclusive Are You?"
September 13th - Connect @ Noon 
September 14th - Village Beer Walk
September 14th - 15th - Rochester Garlic Festival
September 25th - Estate Planning Seminar
September 27th - Breakfast Before Business
October 18th - Lift Your Spirits Wine & Beer Tasting 


Eat Drink & Connect 


Henderson Ford Book Drive



Webster Home Magazine

Power Hour


Rochester Garlic Festival


Lift Your Spirits Wine and Beer Tasting

The Chamber's Marketing & Communications Committee is looking for the following volunteers:  Event Videographer (with cell phone); Committee of the Month Organizer. These positions do not require meeting attendance. Please contact Committee Chair Diane McClure.   https://www.websterchamber.com/members/edge-advertising-group-fairport-ny

Non-Profit Events



New York State Law Change

Attention all Employers:

As part of the Governor’s Budget, passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor and effective immediately, employers are required to allow employees time off, with pay, to vote in any public election. Additionally, employers are required to post that information conspicuously where employees will see it.

The NYS Board of Elections has provided a “poster/notice” for you to use that meets the requirements of the law. I have attached that to this email and provided you with  a link here:  https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/AttentionEmployees.pdf

The attached/linked PDF provides the actual law on page one and the “poster/notice” on page two. Please read them both and note that this notice to employees is to be posted at least 10 work days before each election and remain up until the polls close for that election. THE NEXT PUBLIC ELECTION IN NYS IS THE PRIMARIES TO BE HELD ON JUNE 25TH, SO THIS NOTICE NEEDS TO BE POSTED TODAY.  



AVO Resource Solutions LLC. (5/28/19)

AVO Resource Solutions LLC. is expanding and looking to recruit local applicants for the following positions:  CNA: Certified Nurse Aide, Custodial Service Teams, Director of Business Development.  We are always looking for caring, compassionate, independent, competent non-clinical licensed professionals and skilled janitorial professionals to add to our growing team. Highly fluent in spoken and written English is required, with proficiency in Spanish, French, Polish, German and other languages are strongly desired.

If you are interested, please forward your resume and current certification or license information to avo@avoresourcesolutionsllc.com.

Heritage Christian Services (5/20/2019)

Heritage Christian Services - Direct support staff work with people who have disabilities so they can do things like get ready in the morning, attend a family wedding or volunteer. https://careers-heritagechristianservices.

Taco Bell (3/13/19)

We believe in helping our employees get more out of life. Our restaurants strive to live this out through teamwork, exciting new products, and many career opportunities. Click here to find your nearest career opportunity.

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



Date and Place:  Friday, August 23rd, 7:00 AM Webster Columbus Center 70 Barrett Drive, Webster, NY

Program:    The "30-second Elevator Speech”.  Why have one and when to use it?​​

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 from our last Breakfast: Remember to bring business cards for the drawings. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the following businesses for providing many wonderful items at the July Breakfast: 

Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Henrey Jetty of Veterans Home Inspection Service

Comfort Gel Pack

Karen Szembrot and Dr. Steven Hill of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Jim Baker of Quick Dry Carpet Care


Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Terry Glasbergen of Glasbergen Insurance

Gym Bag

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Carolyn Montanaro of Neubert Financial Services

Salt and Pepper Shaker

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Jerry Christopher of Jerry Christopher State Farm


Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Jan Glende of Pets @ Peace

Cell Phone Holder

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Jessica Williams of ESL Federal Credit Union

$15 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card

Tina Welk of Drabik Orthodontics

Karen Szembrot and of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Cell Phone Card Holder

Lisa Vinci of Sports PT of New York

Tina Welk of Drabik Orthodontics


Andy LaManna & Michael Grenier of Webster Community Chest

Diana Singer of Kids First Childcare


Andy LaManna & Michael Grenier of Webster Community Chest

Sam Schaubroeck of Heritage Christian Stables

Hat, Sunglasses & Hand Sanitizer

Ed Steve of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Daria Reitknecht of Genesee Valley Penny Saver

Lens Care Kit

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Robyn Whittaker of Beyond Cuts Salon

Travel Bag

Jaime & Chris Brodt of Cruise Planners

Greg Halstead of Prudential Advisors

Basket w/Mug and Vase

Marisa Vaccaro of Marisa’s Attic

 Thank you very much.


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