Webster Chamber News July 2018


Presidents Column

It’s a New Chamber Year!  As you may already know, ...

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Anniversary Recognition

View the Chamber Businesses recognized for longevity!

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Breakfast Before Business!

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on July 27th!  

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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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Upcoming Networking Events!

Check out our upcoming Eat Drink & Connect and Noontime Networking Events!

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Shirley Miller Award Winners

Four High School Seniors have received an award from ...

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Power Hour Coming Soon!

Our next Power Hour will be on Friday, September 7th!

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Webster Jazz Fest!

Jazz Fest is coming to Webster.  Check out the Webster BID Schedule!

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Volunteer Drivers Needed

WASPS is looking for volunteer drivers.  

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Town of Webster Events

See what's happening around town.

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Giant Hogweed Found in Webster!

Giant hogweed has been found in Webster. 

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Webster Library 

The Webster Library is holding a Lularoe Pop Up Boutique.

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Henderson Ford Book Drive

Henderson Ford's Annual Book drive starts!

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Not For Profit Events!

Look to see the Events this month!

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Barry's Column

It’s a New Year!

As you may already know, the Chamber works on a fiscal year that starts on July 1st each year. So we have a new budget and a new board composition that includes some new faces.

In May, the membership elected Tom DeRoller, Jeff Maroney, and Jamie Vasile to the Board as directors to three-year terms. Dawn Sargent took the reins as our new Board Chair and Diane McClure stepped into the role of Chair-Elect. Congratulations to all of them and many thanks to them for willingness to serve on the Chamber Board.

Completing their three-year terms as directors were Scott Gosert, Robyn Whittaker, and Diane McClure. After 18 years as our Corporate Treasurer, we said goodbye to Bill “Koopy” Koopman. He decided it was time to pass the job along. The Board also saw long-time member Ginny Nacy retire from her latest position as Immediate Past-Chair giving her a little more time for travel and grandson Oscar. On behalf of myself and Barb, the Board, and all of our members, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of them for serving the Board and the Chamber with dedication, wisdom, and enthusiasm. Thank you all!

At the July Board meeting, Board Chair Dawn Sargent appointed Garrett Wagner as the new Corporate Treasurer and re-appointed Cheryl Nelan as our Corporate Secretary. These terms are for two years and coincide with Dawn's term as Chair. 

Also at the last Board meeting, the Board addressed two vacancies in director positions. Meghan Bloom stepped down to focus on family and business matters and Garret Wagner was appointed Treasurer.

The Board appointed Karen Szembrot and Ken Dens to fill the remainder of those director’s terms. Congratulations to both of them in their new Board positions.   

We had a great noontime networking event on Friday the 13th – it turned out to be a lucky day for those in attendance as Rich Marlin from Edward Jones provided our delicious picnic lunch (with a little help from Hegedorn's catering department). There were some fun things to do in the Friday the 13th theme that got you additional tickets in the drawing for one of the 20 plus door prizes. Thanks again to Rich Marlin and his staff for a great way to end the week! 

Don’t forget to check out all the businesses honorees in June for their 25+ years in business – there is a picture and a write-up for each of them on the website!

Breakfast will be July 27th at the Columbus Center. We are looking forward to a little networking fun at breakfast and another great breakfast by our catering team at Brimont Bistro. Please plan on attending!  



Drug Free Irondequoit: Together (DFI:Together) - A community resource focused on nurturing happy, healthy, drug-free youth.  Contact Ginny Nacy at 585-314-6546 dfitogether@gmail.com or visit their website at www.dfitogether.org

New York Life Securities - Jason Zukoski - A financial services company located at 375 Wood Cliff Drive, Fairport, NY.  Contact Jason Zukoski at 585-641-6835 jzukoski@ft.newyorklife.com or visit their website at www.newyorklife.com/agent/jzukoski.

Orangetheory Fitness Baytowne - A group fitness company located at 1900 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY.  Contact Paola Horvath or Jill Kehrer at 585-484-1355, studio1220@orangetheoryfitness.com or visit their website at www.orangetheoryfitness.com.

Webster Union Cemetery - a cemetery located at 345 Webster Road, Webster, NY.  Contact George Baker at 585-265-2890 webunioncemetery@aol.com or visit their website at www.websterunioncemetery.com

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

The businesses and organizations honored for their longevity at the Webster Chamber of Commerce breakfast on June 29th, 2018 were:

 Rich Marlin Edward Jones Investments honored for 25 Years.

  Mirror Show Management honored for 25 Years.

 Electronic Merchant Systems honored for 30 Years.

Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support honored for 30 Years.

 Weekend Print Shop honored for 40 Years.

 United Church of Christ Congregational honored for 65 years.

 Hegedorn's Market honored for 65 years.

 Leo J. Roth honored for 70 years.

 Webster Community Chest honored for 70 years.

 Rochester Store Fixture honored for 80 years.

 NOCO Natural Gas & Electric honored for 85 years.

 Kittelberger Florist honored for 90 years.

 Bauman Farm Market honored for 110 years.

 Fairport Savings Bank honored for 130 years.




Important Dates to Remember

July 17th - Movies in the Park 
July 20th - 21st - Webster Village Jazz Fest
July 23rd - 31st Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament
July 27th - Breakfast Before Business
August 9th - Eat Drink & Connect (Beyond Cuts)
August 15th - Webster Library Fundraiser (Lularoe Pop-Up Boutique)
August 24th - Breakfast Before Business


Upcoming Chamber Events!


Giant Hogweed - Information for Residents


Giant hogweed has been found in Webster. Residents should be aware of the DEC guidelines for identifying and reporting the plant.

Giant hogweed has been found in Webster. 

One plant was located on the North side of Schlegel Road, along the road side, and was removed. This location is in the vicinity of Kent Park, but No plants were found inside the park or ball fields.  

Residents should be aware of the DEC guidelines for identifying and reporting the plant. 

The giant hogweed is a Federally listed noxious weed. Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering, permanent scarring and blindness. 

The DEC brochure below outlines how to identify the plant, report it, and protect yourself should you encounter the plant.  


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Four High School Seniors have received an award from the Webster Community Chest in recognition of their service to the community.

The Shirley Miller Award is an annual award given out to seniors in honor of Shirley Miller; longtime Benefits Counselor for the Chest.  Each award recognizes a senior who has performed significant service to the community and who has shown sensitivity to people & their needs.

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Shirley Miller Awards were given to Alec Nugent from Thomas High School, Leigha Kircher and Jasmine McCallum from Schroeder High School, and Zachary Schwab from McQuaid Jesuit High School.  These seniors have given selflessly of themselves for others and the Webster Community Chest congratulates them!

For more information about the Webster Community Chest call

(585)671-2060 or visit the Chest’s website at:  www.webcommchest.org

Picture: (L- R)

Shirley Miller Award Winners:  Alec Nugent, Leigha Kircher, and Zachary Schwab

(not pictured is Jasmine McCallum)  


Recruiting on the Road



Town Events


Waterfront Art Festival

The Waterfront Art Festival will be held on Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th at North Ponds Park in Webster.  

The Waterfront Art Festival is a juried fine art and crafts show. It is located in WEBSTER surrounding a beautiful pond with lots of shade! Organizers expect about 110 fine artists and talented artisans, food court, wonderful music, plus wine & beer tastings. Located in North Ponds Park along Route 104 in Webster. Free parking offsite with free shuttle to & from Festival, lots of handicapped parking right at Park. Admission is $3 with 12 & under free. Please go to www.WaterfrontArtFestival.com for full details, parking arrangements, & participating artists and then join us for a beautiful day in North Ponds Park and enjoy your fabulous purchases for years to come!

Gravel Road Paving Project

Beginning the week of July 23, 2018: Milling and paving roadway work on Gravel Road between Regina Drive and Klem Road, as part of a Monroe County pavement resurfacing project.

Beginning the week of July 23, 2018:

Milling and paving roadway work on Gravel Road between Regina Drive and Klem Road, as part of a Monroe County pavement resurfacing project. 

During construction, traffic will be maintained with daily lane closures as needed. Flaggers will be used to guide traffic around the work areas. Continuous access to driveways and side streets will be maintained, except when work is occurring directly in front of these access points. In these situations, the delay will only be for a brief time until construction personnel indicate that it is safe to cross the work zone. 

The work will progress rapidly and is expected to be completed by mid August. All work will be performed during the day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and ask for your patience during this short construction duration.

Full information and Map:

 Gravel Rd. Paving Project Information




Community Information Night July 31st!

Ever wonder how nuclear power is generated or how a nuclear plant operates? If you attend R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant’s Community Information Night, you’ll find answers to these questions and many more! You’ll get a first-hand look at how Ginna generates safe, clean and reliable power for our region. This free, public event will be held at Ginna’s Training Center on               Tuesday, July 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Will there be a plant tour?

Due to security restrictions, we cannot offer plant tours. There will be interactive booths and tours of the training facility, including a simulated control room.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend the event?

There are no ID requirements or age limits for this event. It is free and open to the public.

Where is the event held? Where should I park?

The event is held at Ginna's Training Center. Please park at the main entrance, 1503 Lake Rd., Ontario, NY. (Driveway #2) You will see an Exelon Generation sign and a red barn. Parking attendants will direct traffic. From there, you can take a quick trolley ride to the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You are not required to bring a printed ticket.

Can I arrive anytime? How long should I plan to stay?  

It is an open house event, so you can arrive anytime you like. There can be a short wait to see some of the most popular demonstrations. With so much to see, plan on spending at least an hour.

Have questions about R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant's Community Night - 2018? Contact Exelon Generation.


Chamber Members in the News


Webster Library Fundraiser

Webster Association of Senior Program Supporters (WASPS) is Seeking Volunteer Drivers

WASPS is seeking volunteer drivers to provide services to seniors in our community.  A good driving record along with available times to drive are all that are necessary.  Please call 216-7829 or visit their website at www.websterwasps.com for the next training class. 


Super 8 Special Chamber Rate


Breakfast Before Business 

Date and Place:  Friday, July 27th, 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 June Breakfast: 

Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Paul Bauman of Bauman Farm Market

Gym Bag

Rich Marlin from Rich Marlin Edward Jones Investments

Sam Schaubroeck of Heritage Christian Stables

Growler of Beer

Robyn Whittaker from Beyond Cuts Salon

Elena Heisel of Rich Marlin Edward Jones Investments and Mike Richards of Canandaigua National Bank

Worlds Best Pizza Cutter

Sharon Heiligman from AmeriPrint

Liz Neubert of United Church of Christ and Cathy Mills of Kittelberger Florists and Gifts


Karen Szembrot & Dr. Steven Hill from Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

John Cogan of Vantage Benefits Group

4 Red Wings Tickets

Peter Pellittieri from Peter J. Pellittieri, DMD

Rose Gabriele of REMax Plus

Lens Cleaning Kit

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Scott Gosert of SOHO Imaging

$10 Starbucks GC

Joe Vitello from Heartland Payroll

 Thank you very much.

Program: Summertime, funtime at the Chamber breakfast!


Breakfast Meeting Dates 7:00 am








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