Webster Chamber News June 2019



Presidents Column

Our annual breakfast is coming up on June 28th as the usual time and place...

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Business of the Month

Congratulations to Holt Road Wegmans for being named, May's Business of the month!

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Breakfast Before Business

The Annual Breakfast Before Business Meeting honors Chamber Members longevity in business. 

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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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RBJ Reader Ranking Awards Honorees!

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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Fairport Savings Bank

Fairport Savings Bank announces the addition of Tim Johnson and Jamie Messner ...

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NYS Law Change

Attention all Employers:  Effective immediately, employers are required to allow employees time off, with pay, to vote in any public election.  Click below to view the law and poster.

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Non-Profit Upcoming Events

Take a peek at the upcoming non-profit events around Webster!

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Webster Fireman's Carnival

The Webster Fireman's Carnival starts on July 10th and ends on July 13th!

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Summer Celebration!

Webster Parks & Recreation's Summer Celebration is on Saturday, June 22nd!

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Barry's Column


Our annual breakfast is coming up on June 28th as the usual time and place (with a little something extra for breakfast) and we will be celebrating!

First, we are honoring our outgoing board members. Our directors serve a three-year term and attend monthly board meetings and serve on at least one Chamber committee. These are dedicated Chamber members that volunteer their time, energy and knowledge to make the Chamber the best possible organization. Leaving the board this year are Cynthia Ely, Steve Gallucci, and Don White. Please come to breakfast and thank them for their service to the Chamber.

We will also be recognizing Chamber members that have been in business for 25 years or more (in 5-year increments: 25, 30, 35, etc.). We have businesses that are at 25 years and one that is celebrating 100 years. These longevity awards are a testament to perseverance, great leadership, and sometimes a little bit of luck. When I think about the economic environment (nationally and in New York) for the last 25 years, it is almost miraculous that a business has been able to survive, much less grow and thrive!

We have approximately 15 businesses being honored of the many that are celebrating milestones. Please come out to breakfast and help us recognize them for their ongoing success!

Late last week I sent out an email blast telling you about an amendment to a New York State law that affects every employer in the state (regardless of the number of employees). This new election law requires the employer to give paid time off (up to 3 hours) to every employee on every public election day. Every employer is also required to conspicuously post a notice at least 10 working days before the election telling employees about the law and the paid time off. The New York State Board of elections provided a sample notice/poster that you can find on our website by clicking here. This time off requirement (and posting of the notice) applies to every local election (village and town), election primaries, and general elections. The time off can be at the beginning or end of the employee’s shift or at a mutually agreed upon time frame.

I have asked the NYS Board of Elections for some clarification about the law, including whether it applies to school board elections, how to handle part-time employees, and whether the employer can ask for proof of eligibility to vote in that election or needs to show proof that they used the paid time off to actually vote. I will update the Chamber website as new information becomes available.

One of the frustrating parts of this law is that another election law also passed that creates early voting in NYS. The polls will be open for the 10 days prior to Election day (including Saturdays and Sundays) to allow voters with more opportunities to go and vote. If an employee can vote on any one of 11 different days (including weekends) or by absentee ballot, is really needed for the employers to provide paid time off to go vote?

Come celebrate with us on Friday, June 28th at the Chamber breakfast (click here for details) as we honor longtime businesses that are succeeding despite some of the crazy laws we have in New York.



BC's Chicken Coop - A family-owned restaurant specializing in home-style fried chicken, slow-cooked ribs and homemade side dishes.  Located at 159 West Main Street, Upper East, Webster, NY.  Contact Christina Wasson at 585-265-1185 bcschickencoop@gmail.com or visit their website at bcschickencoop.us.

Flare Solar LLC. - A commercial/residential Solar Power company.  Contact Greg Manczuk at 585-370-0387 greg@solardot.com or visit their website at www.solardot.com or www.flaresolar.com.

United States Army - A recruiting station located at 1900 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY.  Contact Staff Sergeant Ralph Nichols at 585-671-0188 ralph.nichols2.mil@mail.mil or visit their website at www.goarmy.com.

Winding Creek Apartments - An apartment community located at 1017 Waverton Circle, Webster, NY.  Contact Andrew Fusco at 585-532-5314 andrew.fusco@morgancommunities.com or visit their website at www.windingcreekaptsny.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 June Business of the Month is Heritage Christian Stables. Heritage Christian Stables located at 1103 Salt Rd right here in Webster is an asset to the community in many ways.  Samantha Schaubroeck holds the reins at the stables as she manages the daily operations and is our go-to girl during Day of Caring where the Chamber of Commerce volunteers do whatever is needed.

Heritage Christian Stables is a therapeutic horse-riding program for children and adults, accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.  With the assistance of highly skilled riding instructors and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, this program provides an exciting opportunity for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth.  Therapeutic riding is a holistic experience, impacting a person’s physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being.

At Heritage Christian Stables, they believe the special bond between a rider and their horse can help people with disabilities reach beyond their limitations to achieve their dreams. They have also participated in workshops with local Boy Scouts to teach them horsemanship and riding skills. They have been active members of the Webster Chamber and Sam also serves on the membership committee.

Congratulations to Heritage Christian Stables.





June 18th - Webster Village Trustee Election (Polls open at noon)
June 19th - Juneteenth
June 20th - The Fairport Angels Blood Drive
June 21st - Friday Night Concert at the Gazebo (The Swooners)
June 22nd - Webster Parks & Recreation Summer Celebration
June 25th - Primary Elections
June 29th - Robynpalooza Golf Tourney
June 29th - Breakfast Before Business
July 9th - Cherry Ridge Summer Concert Series (Ruby Shooz)
July 10th - 13th - Webster Volunteer Firemen's Carnival
July 17th - Movies in the Village's Gazebo Park (Despicable Me 3)
July 19th - 20th - Webster Village Jazz Fest
July 22nd - Teeing Off For Abilities Golf Tournament
July 24th - Movies in the Village's Gazebo Park (Toy Story)
July 26th - Breakfast Before Business
July 27th - Friday Night Concert at the Gazebo (Industrial Blues Band)
July 31st - Movies in the Village's Gazebo Park (Early Man)


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.  


Parks & Recreation Summer Celebration


Holiday Inn Grand Reopening

Webster Volunteer Firemen's Carnival


Cherry Ridge Summer Concert Series

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


Fairport Savings Bank


Fairport Savings Bank announces the addition of Tim Johnson and Jamie Messner

Johnson has been hired as AVP, Commercial Relationship Manager. He brings 11 years’ experience to the position and will be responsible for the development of new commercial business relationships and lending opportunities in the bank’s small business markets. 

Messner joins the bank as a Mortgage Loan Officer, with 14 years of experience in retail banking and lending.  She serves on the board of the Webster Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley.



Volunteers Needed

Recently, we have added rides for banking that might fit into a business volunteer program. For example, if a business would like to donate three hours every other week for driving; we would set up a few seniors to go to the bank on a set schedule, such as every other Wednesday from 9:00 AM to Noon. This would greatly help our need for additional volunteer drivers. Of course, we would be very receptive to any offering of volunteering from the business community.


Non-Profit Events



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, June 28th, 7:00 AM Webster Columbus Center 70 Barrett Drive, Webster, NY

Program:   Webster Chamber of Commerce recognizes business members with the Business Longevity Award for being in business for 25 years or more.

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 May Breakfast: 

Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Martin Ippolito of Ippolito Electric

Handheld Flashlight

Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Elena Bernardi of Bernardi & Company CPA’s

Handheld Flashlight

Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Addison Wagner of C3 Evolution Group

$15 Dunkin Donuts Gift Certificate

Gail Kendig of Tender Loving Family Care

Joseph DiFino of Servomation

Bottle of Wine

Jonathan Gartner of AVO Resource Solutions

Marisa Vaccaro of Marisa’s Attic

Bottle of Wine

Jonathan Gartner of AVO Resource Solutions

Terry Glasbergen of Glasbergen Insurance

Stick Em Up Car Coaster

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Don White of Kelly White Donofrio Attorneys LLP

2 pack of Cups

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Fred Mis of Multi Industrial Services

Titleist Golf Balls (Set of 3)

Pat Lydon of Sutter Summers & Lydon PC

Denise Baller of Dancing w/Denise

Summer Foot Treat

Robyn Whittaker of Beyond Cuts Salon

Scott Gosert of SOHO Imaging

$15 Gift Card

Karen Dunne of Wegmans Holt Road

Sharon Kruger of Loyal Helper Group

Wegmans Coffee Travel Mug and Coffee

Karen Dunne of Wegmans Holt Road

Jamie Messner of Fairport Mortgage

Boy Girl Scout Cookies

Rose Gabrielle-Angell of RE/MAX Plus

Julie DeMersman of Alzheimer’s Association

Whelpley & Paul T-Shirt

Dan Jacob of Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Cherie Wood of Norwex

Whelpley & Paul T-Shirt

Dan Jacob of Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Tara Defendorf-Kuba of Heritage Christian Stables

4 Tickets to Red Wings Game

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

Niki Whilden of

Pedicure Set

Gail Boorum of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Penny Swingly of  Beyond Cuts Salon

Boy Girl Scout Cookies

Rose Gabrielle-Angell of RE/MAX Plus

Garrett Wagner of C3 Evolution Group

Wireless Smart Plug

Ken Corpus of Computer Works Pro

Greg Halstead of Prudential Advisors

Lens Cleaner

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Courtney Armstrong of Heritage Christian Stables

Lens Cleaner

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Bill Koopman of William A. Koopman CPA

Ice Gel Pack

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

 Thank you very much.


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