Webster Chamber News August 2020



Presidents Column

Read on if you'd like to learn a secret about Barry.  "There is so much going on these days it’s hard to decide what I might write about..."

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Covid 19 Resources

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Breakfast Before Business

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, August 28th!

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September Power Hour

Pat Lydon of Sutter Summers & Lydon PC will present "10 Things You Didn't Know About Estate Planning" on Friday, September 11th.

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33rd Annual Teeing Off For Abilities

Autumn in the Rochester area is an ideal time to play golf, and CDS Monarch is excited to welcome their golfers back to Oak Hill Country Club for the 33rd Annual Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament on August 24th!

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Important Dates to Remember

Check out what is coming up.

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RX Drop Box Reopened

The Town of Webster prescription drug drop off box is reopened to Webster residents.

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Safer Lock Box

The Webster Chamber office has available, the Safer Lock Box.  Drop by between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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Job Postings

Do you know someone looking for work?  Check out these openings at our Chamber Members businesses.

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Barry's Column

There is so much going on these days it’s hard to decide what I might write about. I think I will skip most of the possible topics: COVID-19, reopening, the Governor, back to school?, Round 5 of the CARES Act?, the weather, the Governor, EIDL loans, the SBA, the Post Office, or the Governor.

Instead, I want to tell you a little something quirky about myself. I like to cut the grass. I know that might seem weird to some people but it’s true for me. I don’t have a ton of hobbies and I do get a lot of enjoyment out of a lot of things I do in life outside of work, particularly reading and learning (both habits I acquired from my mother), but there seems to be something about cutting the grass.

Let’s start with the fact that I have a John Deere lawn tractor that cuts the grass in 52-inch swaths, so I am sitting down for this “job” and it doesn’t take all day to cut my relatively small yard. Second, I never cut the grass the same way twice in a row; this time it’s across, next time up and down, next time diagonal, and so on. This exercises my memory to try and figure out which pattern should be next!

Next, I love the smell of cut grass. I’m not sure why, I just do. It seems fresh and clean and pleasant. And I really like to see the progression and the completed job – it feels like a task completed. Something that doesn’t always happen behind my desk and in front of a computer.

But mostly, I like the time alone, the solitude of the absence of distraction – no TV or cell phone or email or other people. I don’t even listen to music while I mow. It gives me a little reprieve from all the things in the 1st paragraph of this article. I have time to think about how wonderful my life is and how much gratitude I have to be happy and healthy, with a wonderful spouse, fantastic kids who are nearby, grandchildren who are thriving and healthy (and usually excited to see me), and my feisty (and well-read) 87-year-old mother who has weathered the depression, WWII (and more war since), a decades-long marriage, raising a half dozen children (now dozens of grand and great-grandchildren), and is toughing it through the 3rd major pandemic in her lifetime.

For some people it’s painting or woodworking or dozens of other hobbies and pastimes – time to “disconnect”, time to reflect, recharge, and enjoy. For me, it’s mowing the lawn. My neighbor called the other day and asked if I could cut her grass while her mower was in the shop for repairs. I was so excited – like a kid on Christmas morning – I couldn’t wait for the grass to grow so I could cut it! (Don’t let my neighbor see this article; we don’t want her to get any ideas!)

So, find your “thing”, a little time away from the rest of it, time to reflect and be grateful, time for you!

I’ll save snow blowing the driveway for a future, very different, article!        


Power Hour


Important Dates To Remember

Friday Night Concerts in the Veterans Park

Free 2020 Friday Night Concerts at the Gazebo Veterans Park from 7-9 pm

Friday Night Concerts and COVID-19..  The Gazebo Park will be marked off with specific "Family Areas" spaced 6Ft. apart where social distancing can be observed. There will be plenty of room for chairs and/or blankets within each spot and facial masks must be worn when outside your family space. Bring your own snacks and drinks. There will be room for about 40 family spaces and are first come first served.


Ronnie Leigh with Prime Time Funk Trio

Friday, August 21st..   7 to 9 PM

Super Mini Prime Time Funk.. with Ronnie Leigh on vocals, Dave Cohen on drums, Andy Calabrese on keys and Ron France on bass. 

Judah Sealy

Friday, Aug 28th  ..  7 to 9 PM

The Judah Sealy Band.. has 8 CDs out featured on Sirius XM Watercolors smooth jazz station.. Recently Judah released his highly anticipated single entitled "Off The Charts" which spent two months on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts. In August of 2020 Judah released his 3rd full length album entitled "Legacy". A School of the Arts Grad.

The Bill Tiberio Band

Friday, Sept 4th ..   7 to 9 PM

One of Rochester's Favorite Bands. Bill Tiberio - alto and tenor sax, Scott Bradley - composer, trumpet and keyboards; Vinnie Ruggiero - guitar, Phil Lake - drums, Geoff Smith - bass.


33rd Annual Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oak Hill Country Club location of the Abilities Goft Tournament

Join us at the prestigious Oak Hill Country Club to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people with chronic illnesses, veterans, and seniors in our community at this year’s 33rd Annual Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament. Your support of this event enables CDS Life Transitions to provide high-quality supports and services to the people we assist. Proceeds will benefit community living opportunities, residential improvements, Warrior Salute Veteran Services and other unfunded areas of need at CDS Life Transitions.

For sponsorship information, click here.

To register you team, click here.

Contact Tom DeRoller, Executive Director of the CDS Wolf Foundation with any questions at 585-347-1205 or tom.deroller@cdswolffoundation.org.


Date: AUGUST 24
Time:12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue:  Oak Hill Country Club


Genesee Valley Penny Saver Directory

Prescription Drug Drop Off Reopened


Safer Lock Boxes


Do You Have Prescription Drugs That Need To Be Destroyed?

The Webster Health and Education Network has made available to the Webster Chamber, Deterra that permanently destroys medications.  If you have excess supplies of medication that you no longer need, please stop by the chamber to pick up one of these. 


Town of Webster Electronic Recycling Event


Special Offers For Chamber Members

Free Email Blasts for Webster Chamber Members

Let Customers Know About Your Business Reopening!

Tell Them About Your COVID 19 Changes...

For Details Contact: colette.scott@aol.com




Family First Credit Union (8/21/2020)

Part-time Teller position open at the Webster branch.  Contact Georgia Interlicchia at 585-586-8225 x 146 (click here for job posting information)

Frisbees Landscaping Ponds & Patios (8/10/2020)

We're a Hardscape/Waterfeature company, looking for full-time employee to fill our ranks. Physically fit with valid driver's license.  Paid training.  Knowledge of Hardscapes, and equipment preferred but will train.  Call Lee 585-698-4605

Lakeshore Painting (7/15/2020)

Painter / Finisher Full & Part Time (Rochester / Eastern Suburbs)  Seeking an experienced Painter/Finisher of new residential homes, spraying experience a plus.  Year-round work. Paid vacation and holidays, 401K, Pay is based on experience.  Must have your own car (reliable transportation a must/driver’s license).  Drug screen and criminal background check required.  Call Phil at 585-729-6562 or send email to: LakeshorePainting1@gmail.com

Hair For All Reasons (6/15/2020)

Looking for a Part-Time Assistant for a family-owned and operated salon.  Contact Tracy @ 585-671-0310

Town and Country Enterprises (5/2020)

Town and Country Enterprises Inc is looking for Landscape Technicians https://www.townandcountryent.com/ 

Dairy Queen (3/17/2020)

Dairy Queen in Webster is hiring.  Check out their job openings here:  https://www.snagajob.com/search/w-webster,+ny/q-dairy+queen

Wegmans (3/17/2020)

Wegmans is now hiring.  Check here for more information and job openings:  https://jobs.wegmans.com/category/retail-service-center-jobs/1839/29711/1?utm_source=google.com&utm_campaign=pottsville&utm_medium=search_engine&utm_content=paid_search&ss=paid&dclid=CPyN0NPcoegCFUmnaQodpVwNvg 

Heritage Christian Services (3/12/19)

Heritage Christian Services works with thousands of people in Rochester and Buffalo to make sure they have access to housing, jobs and other things that make life better.

Most of our agency’s 2,500 employees work directly with people who have disabilities. Their work happens where life happens, so sometimes they go with people to art therapy or to a book club or to a movie. But wherever they are, they treat people with respect and dignity.  https://jobs.heritagechristianservices.org/

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:  

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be an "in-person" meeting from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM on Friday, August 28th at the Pavilion at Miracle Field (Next to 1002 Ridge Road, Webster)

You MUST register for this event. This event will be held under an open air shelter with picnic tables and will be limited to 50 people per the NYS guidance on social gatherings. Breakfast food and coffee will be served in disposable cups and on disposable plates. There will be no charge to Chamber members for this event, but you MUST register so we can maintain an attendance count.  

Topic: Webster Chamber Breakfast Meeting
Time: 7:30 am

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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

Jeff Maroney of Oxford Capital Mortgage

Carry On Cocktail Kit

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Dick Astifan of Lincoln QuickPrint

Lens Cleaning Kit

Leslie Pacer of Pearle Vision

Terry Glasbergen of Glasbergen Insurance

Drug Deactivation System

Janine Sanger of WHEN

John Adams of FRANNET of Upstate NY

Drug Deactivation System

Janine Sanger of WHEN

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Ice Pack

Dr. Steven Hill of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Colette Scott of Colette Scott Marketing

Bag w/Goodies

NY Census

Gail Boorum of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Sunglasses and Kit

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Denise Baller of Dancing with Denise


Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Diane McClure of Edge Advertising Group

Silkening Dry Oil Mist

Gail Boorum of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Dan Dunn of Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal

Orchid Plant w/Shopping Tote

Jerry Christopher of Jerry Christopher State Farm

Penny Swingly of Beyond Cuts Salon

Heartland Journal w/Pen

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Cindi Spezio of Toshiba Business Solutions

Bamboo Plan w/ Shopping Tote

Jerry Christopher of Jerry Christopher State Farm

Janine Sanger of WHEN

2 Abbotts GC and Ice Cream Scoop

Rose Gabriele-Angell of RE/Max Plus

Thank you very much.



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