Webster Chamber News February 2019

 

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Presidents Column

Happiness and success are topics that often come up in conversations with Chamber members as either a part of the ...

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Business Person of the Year

Congratulations to Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll for being nominated as Business Person of the Year for 2019!

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Breakfast Before Business!

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, February 22nd!

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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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Important Dates to Remember

Important dates coming up, don't miss out!

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Power Hour

Our next Power Hour will be on Friday, March 8th!  The topic will be Problem Solving and Decision Making presented by Ginny Nacy!

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Connect @ Noon

Cherie Wood of Norwex and Sarah Bodder of David H. Wager Agency will be hosting a Connect at Noon event here at the Chamber.

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Eat Drink & Connect

The next Eat Drink & Connect will be on March 20th at Family First Credit Union.  

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Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

The Small Business Council is offering a discounted online training to Webster Chamber Members ...

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Fairport Savings Bank

 Service members, Teachers, and First Responders, Fairport Savings Bank is offering $500 off closing costs... 

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3rd Annual Peep Show 

The 3rd Greater Rochester Peep Show is coming up on March 30th and 31st. 

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Reliant Community Credit Union

Check out Reliant Community Credit Union's Mortgage and 

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PTSA Community Arts Day

Volunteer sign up for Webster PTSA Community Arts Day starts February 26th!  

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Jan Cunningham Design

Do your marketing materials need a refresh?    

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Webster Community Chest

Take a look at the Webster Community Chest's annual report from the outgoing President.

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Barry's Column

Happiness and success are topics that often come up in conversations with Chamber members as either a part of the work life or personal life. So, I recalled a newsletter article I wrote some time ago and the value of learning something new. Here is an excerpt:

So which came first? – the chicken or the egg? Does happiness come from success (however you measure it) or is success cultivated and enhanced by happiness?

One of the great discoveries I made a few years ago are the TED talks available online (www.TED.com) for your free video enjoyment.  TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (20 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

I try to listen to a new TED talk every week and I have my favorites that never fail to enlighten me or inspire me either personally or professionally (Brené Brown and Ken Robinson are a couple of favorites).  Recently I was researching some information I had heard about from a Chamber member and was mentioned in a motivational speaker’s newsletter and I came across another “good” TED talk. This talk by a Harvard researcher named Shawn Achor addresses the idea of happiness and its effect on our ability to think, perform, be productive and learn. And best (for me) is that he provides some practical tools to help reshape your thinking to get you to a new mindset about happiness and work/success.

So I encourage you to CLICK HERE and spend 12 minutes learning something that may be beneficial to how you manage, how you parent, and how you interact in the world and how you run your business. Toward the end of his talk, he gives us tools to help to become happier and thus healthier (freeze frame at 11:04 minutes and write them down). Enjoy!

I encourage you to browse through the rest of the newsletter for information about our next breakfast, Power Hours and networking events that are coming up.

Lastly, nearly every day, we discover a Chamber directory listing that needs to be updated. Please put this on your “to-do” list. We get thousands of hits on our directory every year and we know that if your information is updated and accurate it will improve your SEO results.

Breakfast is on the 22nd and I am looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

AVO Resource Solutions, LLC - A specialized private personal care and janitorial services company.  Their offices are located at 127 East Avenue, Rochester, NY.  Contact Anthony Vo at 585-851-8114 avo@resourcesolutionsllc.com or visit their website at www.avoresourcesolutionsllc.com.

Corporate Communications Inc. - A Digital Marketing Agency located at 108 South Union Street, Rochester, NY.  Contact Vincent Hesketh at 585-262-3430 vince@corporatecomm.com, email@corporatecomm.com or visit their website at www.corporatecomm.com.

Jan Cunningham Design, Inc. - A Graphic Design company.  Contact Jan or Mike at 585-671-2742 jancdesign@frontiernet.net, mrsea@frontiernet.net or visit their website at www.jancunninghamdesign.com.

Royal Car Wash Webster - A Car Wash located at 1145 Ridge Road, Webster.  Contact Anthony Daniele at 585-271-1111 ajd@danielefamily.com, carosa1960@gmail.com or visit their website at www.theroyalwash.com.  

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

 

 

 

The Webster Chamber of Commerce announced its selection of Joseph A. Vitello, a senior product advisor for Heartland Payroll Solutions as the chamber’s 2019 Business Person of the Year. 
The presentation was made at the chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting and was presented by Barry Howard, president and CEO of the Webster Chamber of Commerce; and Dawn Sargent, chair of the chamber’s board of directors.

The Business Person of the Year is someone who is recognized as having set a standard of accomplishment in both business and the community. Nominations are from the chamber’s business members who have made a significant impact on the role of business in the community. The nominee must be a member of the chamber for at least 18 months. They must be an active member who is always willing to go above and beyond and be a leader that motivates others. They must have a level of community participation by contributing resources in the form of time, talent or money to the community via projects, clubs, churches, and not-for-profits.

Each year, the chamber board of directors receives a number of nominees for this honor — the selection process included several outstanding candidates and the number of nominees is a testament to the Chamber membership commitment to the community.

This year’s honoree has been a chamber member for a number of years and is a familiar face at chamber breakfasts. He has been active in our Webster business community and many businesses know him as a leading sales professional in his company. He is also well known for his enthusiasm and for his stories.

Heartland Payroll Solutions, and before that Ovation Payroll, have given Vitello multiple accolades for meeting and exceeding goals and for his mentoring of others.

Vitello is a husband and father. He adores his wife and is a protective father when it comes to his girls. 

Vitello has been an active member of the Webster Chamber of Commerce since he joined. He has been on the Education Committee since its creation and has chaired that committee as well as been a “Power Hour” presenter multiple times. He has been a board director, chair-elect, chair, as is currently the immediate past chair. He has served on the Budget Committee and the Personnel Committee and mentored the chamber’s part-time membership salesperson. Vitello often gets businesses to come to breakfast as a guest and closes the deal by convincing them to join the chamber.

In addition to being a husband, father, coach and award-winning employee, Vitello devotes his time, energy and financial resources to several community causes. These include the YWCA Global Worldwide Day of Service, the Chase Corporate Challenge, the City School’s annual toy drive and the Rochester Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Vitello was presented with an engraved plaque that is inscribed with, “Business Person of the Year presented by the Webster Chamber of Commerce to Joseph A. Vitello in recognition of your outstanding contributions to the Webster Chamber of Commerce and your commitment to the community — 2019.“

Additionally, the chamber will be making a contribution to one of Vitello’s favorite charitable organizations in his honor.

William Koopman was the chamber’s honoree in 2018 and Carolyn Montanaro from Neubert Financial Services was the honoree in 2017.

 

    

 

February 12th - Noontime Networking @ the Chamber (Norwex/Farmers Insurance)
February 17th - Heritage Christian Stables Volunteer Meeting 
February 18th - Presidents Day (Chamber Closed)
February 18th - 22nd - Webster Schools Closed (February Recess)
February 22nd - Breakfast Before Business
February 27th - Volunteer sign-up begins for Community Arts Day
March 10th - 12th Annual Strikes for Abilities CDS Monarch
March 20th - Eat Drink & Connect
March 29th - Breakfast Before Business
March 30th & 31st - Greater Rochester Peep Show

 

Connect at Noon

 

 

2019 Peepshow

 

 

Webster Community Chest

Heritage Christian Stables

 

Fairport Savings Bank

Service members, Teachers and First Responders, Fairport Savings Bank is offering $500 off closing costs when you get your mortgage with us!  Learn more at  https://www.fairportsavingsbank.com/Mortgage-Center/Star-Mortgage-Program

Jan Cunningham Design

Reliant Community Credit Union

 

Save the Date!  United Way Day of Caring!

 

 

 

 

Pet$avers Healthy Pet Superstore (1/7/2019)

We are expanding quickly, and we are hiring for all stores!   We're looking for great people! Do you or someone you know have what it takes to be a part of the PetSaver Team? We are a hard-working bunch of people who have one thing in common: We love pets and we love helping others do what’s best for their pets!  To work at PetSaver, you must be a people-person: customer service is our number one priority. We provide a great starting wage plus bonus, health insurance options, a retirement plan, and extensive training on pet products and generous employee discounts! We’re always accepting applications, so if you feel like you’d be a fit, please fill out and send us an application today. Please note At this time, we are only employing associates who are over the age of 18.

https://www.healthypetsuperstore.com/pages/employment

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 Central PTSA Community Arts Day

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Date and Place:  Friday, February 22nd, 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 January Breakfast: 

Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Michael Matthews of Henderson Ford

Tote Bag & Goodies

Sharon Heiligman of AmeriPrint

Dave Eckler of Weekend Print Shop

3 Glass Cruet Set

Marisa Vaccaro of Marisa’s Attic

Diane McClure of Edge Advertising

Men’s Styling Package

Robyn Whittaker of Beyond Cuts Salon

Peter Pellittieri of Peter J. Pellittieri DMD Family & Implant Dentistry

Latte Mug & Free Pass

Megan Cormack of Webster Fit Body Boot Camp

Denise Baller of Dancing w/Denise

Salt and Pepper Mill

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Cherie Wood of Norwex

Ice Pack

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

Dick Astifan of Lincoln QuickPrint

Coffee Mug Filled w/Chocolate

Angela Kaltenbach of ESL Federal Credit Union

Jerry Christopher of Jerry Christopher State Farm

Ice Pack

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

Alice Pieri of Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa

Daffodil Plant

Jerry Christopher of Jerry Christopher State Farm

Janet Jones-Brower of Webster Comfort Care Home

Daffodil Plant

Jerry Christopher of Jerry Christopher State Farm

Janine Sanger of Webster Health & Education Network (WHEN)

Bottle of Wine

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Carolyn Montanaro of Neubert Financial Services

Free State Inspection

Randy Henderson of Henderson Ford/Quicklane

Laura Tumminelli of Heritage Christian Services

Eye Glass Cleaner Spray

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Jaime Brodt of Cruise Planners

Free State Inspection

Randy Henderson of Henderson Ford/Quicklane

Diana Singer of Kids First Childcare

Free Oil Change

Randy Henderson of Henderson Ford/Quicklane

Cinthia Fernandez of Magic Cleaning Services of Rochester

Peeps Eye Glass Cleaner

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Michael Grenier of Webster Community Chest

Chocolate Goodie Bag

Rose Gabrielle-Angell of RE/MAX Plus

Ric Thomann of Webster Interiors Home Furnishings & Design

Lens Cleaner

Dan Jacob from Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Henrey Jetty of Veterans Home Inspection Services

Free Oil Change

Randy Henderson of Henderson Ford/Quicklane

Randy Henderson of Henderson Ford

Peanut Butter Balls from Cookies in a Wink

Diane McClure of Edge Advertising

Jessica Best of ESL Federal Credit Union

Eye Glass Cleaner

Dan Jacob from Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Katie Elizabeth of Tender Loving Family Care

Peanut Butter Balls from Cookies in a Wink

Diane McClure of Edge Advertising

Jessica Taccetta of Keller Williams

Lens Cleaner

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Bill Koopman of William A. Koopman CPA

Nautical Picture Frame

Jaime Brodt of Cruise Planners

Cynthia Ely of The Refinement Studio

Ceramic Trivet

Joe Maggio of Canandaigua National Bank

Rose Gabrielle-Angell of RE/MAX Plus

Travel Mug w/Goodies

Dr. Stan Drabik of Stan Drabik DDS

Jeff Turoff of DigiSim

Mug w/Goodies

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

Dan Jacob from Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Flashlight

Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Daniel Galeas of Henderson Ford

Multi-Purpose Tool

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Cindi Spezio of Toshiba Business Solutions

Flashlight

Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Megan Fahy of Toshiba Business Solutions

Knapsack w/Goodies

Sarah Boddery of David H. Wager Agency

 

Thank you very much.

Program:   Stephanie Annunziata from Hevron and Company will present "Serving on Boards".

 

Breakfast Meeting Dates 7:00 am

02/22/2019
03/29/2019
04/26/2019
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