Webster Chamber News June 2020



Presidents Column

We have some great fun and some important events to talk about in this month’s column.  First, I want to talk about a crisis that exists in our businesses  today ...

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Covid 19 Resources

Congratulations to Agape Physical Therapy as the Webster Chamber's April, Business of the Month!

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Breakfast Before Business

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, June 26th!

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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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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 September 28th!

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Important Dates to Remember

Check out what is coming up.

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Genesee Valley Pennysaver

If you want to receive the Genesee Valley Pennysaver, complete this form and send it in.

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Parks & Recreation

Check out Webster Parks & Recreation summer updates.

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Webster Community Chest

The Webster Community Chest Summer Camp Scholarships are available.

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Check Out these Special Offers 

Save the Date, Thursday, April 25th, Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th for the Webster Library Booksale!

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RBJ Reader Rankings Honorees

RBJ has released the names of the winners of the 2020 Reader Rankings

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 Peeps In A Different Way

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

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Barry's Column




HOPE Ministry - A parish Social Justice Ministry responding to special or emergency needs of Webster area residents.  Contact Margery Morgan at 265-6694 margery.morgan@dor.org or visit their website at www.holytrinityweb.com.

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


Important Dates To Remember

Parks & Recreation Updates


Webster Community Chest Summer Camp

Webster Community Chest – Peeps in a Different Way

After six months of planning and caught in the pandemic, like many of you we had to find another way to operate.  The Greater Rochester Peep Show Charity Fundraiser was postponed from March to May, hoping for the best but it was not to be.  We put together a virtual program so that those who made displays would be able to show off their work.  We asked the artists to send photographs or a video and they surpassed our expectations.  Some showed all aspects of the work, many videos showed how the work was made, and a surprising number had a script in which the display was the setting for a Peep adventure.

“The Peep Show” for Beyond Cuts Salon, by Robin Whittaker.  Winner: Best Dance Peep 

If you missed the show on May 9th and 10th, you can still enjoy the displays at http://www.rochesterpeepshow.org.  We arranged the show into four “rooms” on our website, each sponsored by a major business donor. Three of these are Chamber members and we would like to thank Maplewood Nursing Home, Rich Marlin Financial Advisor, and Heritage Christian Services for their sponsorships.  The show is largely an adult venture and the wit and whimsy of these displays were meant for an adult audience, though enjoyable for kids as well, especially the displays made by children.   Chamber members Henderson Ford, Pet Supplies+ (formerly Pet$avers), Bene-Care, and Soho Imaging also contributed to sponsor special areas.

"Starry Starry Night" by Susan Schmitt.  Grand Prize - Adult PEEPles Choice.  Winner:  The Maplewood Nursing Home Award for Best Day Out PEEP.  

Last year, we had over 2,100 visitors during the 12-hour show.  This year we had 4,576 visits to the website during the weekend, and over 9,000 during the month.  Many of these were family members sharing a screen, so actual visitors were much more.  Though most were local, others were from all over the country, and some even international.  Our local visitors saw the familiar names of our sponsors splashed all over the website, including award sponsors Hegedorns, Gerard P. Smith Insurance Agency, Chamberlain Septic Service, Norwex (Cherie Wood), Webster Pediatric Dentistry, and Gail Boorum/Mary Kay.  We raised money by selling raffle tickets for the Kittleberger Florist & Gifts basket and other donations.  We would also like to thank The Goodie Shoppe, Brimont Bistro, Hegedorns, and Yesterdays' Muse Books for donating prizes given to top displays.

"Peep City Hospital" by Girl Scout Troop 63184.  Second Place - Youth PEEPles Choice. 


We were able to give a share of the proceeds to nine other participating charities, including several in Webster—the Webster Museum, Webster Grange, Heritage Christian Services, and Never Say Never Stables.  If you would like to join our Peep Show Committee for next year’s show (March 20 and 21, 2021) or if you want to be a sponsor or enter your own display, please write to webcommchest@gmail.com. This is a rewarding opportunity to help the needy in our community.  For more information on the Community Chest, visit our website at http://www.webcommchest.org.


Special Offers For Chamber Members

Free Email Blasts for Webster Chamber Members

Let Customers Know About Your Business Reopening!

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2020 Webster Firemen's Carnival Cancelled


2020 Carnival Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Click HERE

See You in 2021!!



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:  Friday, June 26th, 7:30 AM Via Zoom

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

Tom DeRoller of CDS Monarch

Salt & Pepper Grinder

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Colette Scott of Colette Scott Marketing

Bottle of Wine

Denise Baller of Dancing with Denise

Karen Szembrot of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Insulated Mug

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Steve Snyder of Arrow Kitchens & Bath

Bottle of Wine

Carolyn Montanaro of Neubert Financial

Dick Astifan of Lincoln QuickPrint

Comfort Gel Pack

Karen Szembrot of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

John Adams of FranNet of Upstate NY

Comfort Gel Pack

Karen Szembrot of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Chris Passero of Passero Realty

Comfort Gel Pack

Karen Szembrot of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Diane McClure of Edge Advertising Group

Comfort Gel Pack

Karen Szembrot of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Gail Boorum of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Comfort Gel Pack

Karen Szembrot of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Thank you very much.



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