Webster Chamber News January 2019



Presidents Column

Happy New Year! We made it through another holiday season and ...

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Business of the Month

Congratulations to Pearle Vision - Webster, December's Business of the Month!

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Breakfast Before Business!

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, January 25th, 2019!

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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!

You still have time to sign up! Give us a call at the office to make your healthcare selections for 2019!

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We Need Your Ideas!

The Chamber’s Education Committee needs your feedback. They are working on the schedule of Power Hour presentations for 2019 and have created a survey to gather your thoughts.

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Eat Drink & Connect

Our next Eat Drink & Connect will be on Thursday, January 17th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Inclusion Wellness Spa on Ridge Road! 

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Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

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


Job Postings Page

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

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Committee of the Month

Our Program Committee is responsible for Breakfast meeting programs; securing speakers with timely ... 

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Naloxone Training

Webster Health and Education Network is pleased to present Naloxone training at the Webster Public Library

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Barry's Column

Happy New Year! We made it through another holiday season and we can start the countdown to Spring!

There are a few things going on this month, so please make sure you browse around the newsletter to catch up on the happenings and events including an Eat, Drink, and Connect on the 17th and the January Breakfast on the 25th where we will recognize the 2019 Business Person of the Year. The Education Committee is conducting a survey to identify topics for 2019 Power Hour presentations – please take a minute and answer the survey.

And a couple of reminders to update your listing on the Chamber’s website directory to make sure the information is accurate and links are still good (both will help with search engine results) Also, don’t forget that we are still in the medical insurance open enrollment period (the one time of year you can change medical insurance with no “qualifying event”) but that window closes on the 31st of January.

It seems like I should come up with some wonderful words of wisdom for the New Year: possibly something to inspire you to make changes in your life or business; possibly something to give you a new fresh perspective on the world; possibly something to help restore your faith in mankind and humanity. I am not sure that any words from me (or anyone else for that matter) have the power to do any of those things. I’m not even sure anyone reads these columns! I do believe that old adage that change has to come from within.

I read that only eight percent of people keep their new year’s resolutions – I would be in the 92 percentile. It’s possible that’s why I pretty much don’t bother anymore with a list. So, I have only come up with one “thing I want to try to do” (I’m not even calling it a resolution). I am just going to try to do a little better today than I did yesterday, a little better this week than last week, and so on. There are so many places in my life that have room for some improvement. Some places need lots of improvement, some just a notch or two, but improvement just the same. Perfection isn’t the goal; I’m just hoping for some progress.

Lastly, thank you for all of your support of the Chamber (and of me) in 2018. Thank you for your participation in events, your committee work, your financial support, your input, and your constructive criticism – I am grateful to you all and wish you all the best in the new year!



FranNet of Upstate New York - A Franchise Consultant located at 53 Assembly Drive, #421, Mendon, NY.  Contact John Adams at 585-739-6625, jpa@jadams52.com or visit their website at www.franchiseupstateny.com.

Lala, Laugh and Love Always - a new gift shop in Webster, located at 38 East Main Street.  Contact Lisa at lisaschlonski@gmail.com or visit their website at www.lalaofwebster.com.

Marisa's Attic - A Refurbished Furniture & More store located at 1045 Gravel Road.  Contact Marisa Vaccaro at 585-281-8493 marisademarco171@gmail.com or check out their listing by.

Ron's Auto Repair, Inc. - A full-service repair station located at 2175 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY.  Contact Ron or Dan Epner at 585-787-3040 ronepner@aol.com, depner3@gmail.com, bepner27@gmail.com or visit their website at www.ronsautowebster.com.  

Tender Loving Family Care - a family and child care service located at 1270 Creek Street, Webster, NY  14580.  Contact Katie at 585-637-0333 kdicks@tlfccs.com or visit their website at www.tenderlovingfamilycare.com.

Webster Fit Body Boot Camp - a Fitness Club located at 1682 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY.  Contact Megan Cormack at 585-371-8616 megan@websterfitbody.com or visit their website at www.websterfitbody.com.

Wireless Zone - A Verizon Premium Retailer located at 2200 Penfield Road, Penfield, NY.  Contact David Wolmering at 585-330-8721 david.wolmering1@gmail.com or visit their website at www.wirelesszone.com


Pearle Vision located at 900 Holt Rd in Webster owned by Jim and Leslie Pacer is December’s Business of the Month!

The Pacers opened their Pearle Vision on Holt Road in September 2011 with the goal of providing optical services to the community where they live.  Leslie had been a licensed optician for 30 years and Jim was employed at Xerox for 30 years at that time.  Starting out as a new franchise, they have grown the business every year that they have been open, achieving “Silver Spectacle” awards from Pearle Corporate in 2013 and 2015 for increases of over 20% from their previous year.  Friends have become customers, and most importantly, customers have become friends.  In the past few years, Pearle Vision has promoted their link to the community by branding themselves as “Your Neighborhood Eye Care Center”.  That concept was emphasized by Leslie and Jim when they wrote their own business plan in 2011 and it is important to them.  The Pacers’ have been a part of the Webster community since 1985; both of their children are graduates of Webster Schroeder High School and Leslie and Jim participated in theWebster Schroeder Speech and Debate Club as volunteer judges and student proctors.

Pearle Vision has supported many causes one, in particular, is the Lustgarten Foundation (Pancreatic Cancer Research) where they have donated several pairs of sunglasses, and other products for their silent auctions and sponsor a table for their employees to attend every year.   They have also supported the Association for Blind and Visually Impaired with yearly monetary donations, New Eyes for the Needy (NYC) where they have collected and sent over 450 pairs of glasses. Locally Pearle Vision helps out the Webster Lions Club collecting and sending donated eyewear and donations to Webster organizations including Webster Titans Hockey Boosters and BSA Troop 262.

Congratulations to Pearle Vision Webster, December 2018’s Business of the Month!


The Education Committee Needs Your Ideas!



The Chamber’s Education Committee needs your feedback. They are working on the schedule of Power Hour presentations for 2019 and have created a survey to gather your thoughts.  

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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.




January 12th - Malanka - Ukrainian Cultural Center
January 15th - Last day to sign up for Health Insurance for a Feb 1st start date
January 17th - Eat Drink & Connect @ Inclusion Wellness Spa
January 22nd - Naloxone Training
January 25th - Breakfast Before Business
January 27th - Webster Pizza Throwdown!
January 31st - Last day to sign up for Health Insurance for a March 1st start date
February 12th - Noontime Networking @ the Chamber (Norwex/Farmers Insurance)


Malanka (Ukrainian New Year)


Eat Drink and Connect


Naloxone Training

Naloxone Training

Registration for this free event is required. Space is limited to 30. Open to people age 16 and over.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:30-7:30 PM

Webster Health and Education Network is pleased to present Naloxone training at the Webster Public Library on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30 pm, through the Monroe County Department of Health. While our primary goal is the prevention of chemical use, we recognize that Naloxone can offer people a critical second chance for recovery.

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Kuk Sool Won Special Offer



Lighthouse Energy Special Offer



Webster Pizza Throwdown!




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

Pet$avers Healthy Pet Superstore  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.


Fairport Savings Bank (12/19/2018)

Fairport Savings Bank Would you like to work for a local bank?  Do you take pride in helping others? Fairport Savings Bank may be the right fit for you! The Penfield Branch has an opening for a full-time Customer Service Representative.   https://www.fairportsavingsbank.com/About-Us/Careers

Sports PT of NY (11/19/2018)

Sports PT of NY is seeking Rock Star Physical Therapists and Medical Receptionists in Western and Central NY.  http://www.sptny.com/Careers/JobListings.aspx

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


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Date and Place:  Friday, January 25th, 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 November Breakfast: 

Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Dr. Steven Hill of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

$10 Wegmans Gift Card

Penny Swingly of Beyond Cuts Salon

Gail Boorum of Mary Kay Cosmetics


Tamera Carregan of MVP Healthcare

Sam Schaubroeck of Heritage Christian Stables

Gift bag of Goodies

Lisa Schlonski of Lala, Laugh and Love Always

Carolyn Montanaro of Neubert Financial Services

Water Bottle

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Russ Herman of Pet$avers Healthy Pet Superstore

Salt and Pepper Mill

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Jeff Maroney of Oxford Capital Mortgage

Travel Mug w/Goodies

Dr. Stan Drabik of Stan Drabik DDS

Joy House of Mission Commercial Realty

Frisbee & 2 Remembrance Bracelets

Jan Glende of Pets @ Peace

Dan Jacob from Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Tape Measure

Ric Thomann of Webster Interiors Home Furnishings & Design

Rose Gabrielle-Angell of RE/MAX Plus

Water Bottle

Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Janet Jones-Brower of Webster Comfort Care Home

Mary Kay Body Lotion

Gail Boorum of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Denise Baller of Dancing with Denise

Pizza Cutter & Bottle Opener

Sharon Heiligman of AmeriPrint

Chris Passero of Passero Realty

Pizza Cutter & Bottle Opener

Sharon Heiligman of AmeriPrint

Bill Koopman of William Koopman CPA

Men’s Hair Kit

Robyn Whittaker from Beyond Cuts Salon

John Adams of FranNet


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

Chris Coffey of On Cue Content

Bottle of Wine w/holder

Daria Reitknecht from Genesee Valley Penny Saver

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

Snow Brush

Rose Gabrielle-Angell of RE/MAX Plus

Dick Astifan of Lincoln QuickPrint

Coffee Mug w/Goodies

Dan Jacob from Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Marisa Vaccaro of Marisa’s Attic

Phone Charger

Jeff Maroney of Oxford Capital Mortgage

Laura Tumminelli of Heritage Christian Services

Coffee Mug of Goodies

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

Don White of Kelly White Donofrio LLP

Deck of Cards

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Mike Shay of Steinmiller Insurance

Cell Phone Holder

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Amy Postigo of Senior Medical Care

Complimentary Photo Session & 8x10 Photo

Jen Semmler of Jen Semmler Photography

Steve Conger of Spectrum Business


Tamera Carregan of MVP Healthcare

Christin Giangreco of Howard Hanna

Eye Glass Cleaning Kit

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Emily Miles of Heathwood Assisted Living

Eye Glass Cleaning Kit

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Daria Reitknecht from Genesee Valley Penny Saver

Pet Gift Bag

Russ Herman from Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore


Thank you very much.

Program:   Mark Yaeger, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation will give an update on the Sandbar Park planning.  Business Person of the Year honored!


Breakfast Meeting Dates 7:00 am



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