Webster Chamber News March 2019

 

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Presidents Column

We are only a few days away from St. Patrick’s Day and few more ...

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Business of the Month

Congratulations to GreenSpark Solar as the Webster Chamber's March, Business of the Month!

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Breakfast Before Business!

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, March 29th!

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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, April 5th.  The topic will be "Leadership: Attire, Running Meetings, Business Communications" presented by Cynthia Ely of The Refinement Studio!

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Eat Drink & Connect

Family First Credit Union will be hosting an Eat Drink & Connect on Wednesday, March 20th.

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2019 Peep Show

The Greater Rochester Peep Show will be on Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st. 

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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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United Way Day of Caring

 Would you like to volunteer to help at our 2019 United Way Day of Caring at Heritage Christian Stables?   

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ESL Federal Credit Union 

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

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Business First Wednesday

Free programs for aspiring and current business owners.

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PTSA Community Arts Day

Save the Date, Saturday, April 6th for the Webster PTSA Community Arts Day!  

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Webster Community Chest

Neighbors Helping Neighbors since 1948.  

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Henderson Ford

If you weren't at the January Breakfast, see what's going on at Henderson Ford...

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Barry's Column

We are only a few days away from St. Patrick’s Day and few more get us to Spring. We already sprang ahead with the clocks (for what good reason, I don’t know) and the temperature is starting to feel more like Spring.

The dormant starts to come alive again and people get a little spring in their step – maybe it’s anticipation for our six weeks of summer! Since it’s the season of renewal, maybe it’s a good time to look at the progress of the year so far and make any adjustments. Along the lines of spring cleaning, I am looking to clean out a few closets and donate what I no longer need (or want).

We have a lot of great things coming up including an evening Eat, Drink and Connect, the monthly breakfast, and our Power Hour series. It’s all here in the newsletter, please take a minute to scroll through it so you don’t miss anything.

Speaking of the newsletter, I want to remind you that your business can place a promotional flyer in the newsletter – scroll down to see the flyers from Henderson Ford, ESL, and the Bay View Family YMCA. You can also put the flyer in your directory listing – click here to see how Henderson Ford did it.

Did you promote the Chamber this month with a friend or a colleague? Don’t forget that you get a “signing bonus” when you get a member to join the Chamber – click here for details.   

Lastly, I would like to make a comment on several articles I have seen lately regarding income taxes. Last month we had a great Power Hour by Garrett Wagner that told us about the impact of the new tax laws and it was hugely informative. I have noticed that people continue to mistakenly refer to the refund/payment amount as a measure of the impact the tax law changes had on them. The true comparison is the amount of tax you paid compared to your adjusted gross income. It’s called the effective tax rate and it is very easy to compare from one year to the next. Ask your tax preparer to tell you what your effective tax rate is for 2018 compared to 2017. That will give a true picture of the impact of the tax law changes.

Breakfast is Friday the 29th at the Columbus Center – we have a fun and informative program planned to be followed on April 5th with Power Hour with a more in-depth look at the topic.

 

 

BeeMine Designs - A Graphic Design business which specializes in Illustrations & Designs; Invitations; Greeting Cards.  Contact Kris Schwenck at 585-703-3497 tobin345@rochester.rr.com or visit her website at www.beeminedesigns.etsy.com 

Creative Gardens - A landscape consultation & design company specializing in container garden design for every season.  Contact Jamie Snyder at 585-406-9606 jamie@mycreativegardens.com or visit her website at www.mycreativegardens.com.  

Joy House - A Commercial Real Estate Salesperson with Mission Commercial Realty, located at 2481 Browncroft Blvd, Rochester, NY  14625.  Contact Joy at 585-348-9170 joy@missioncommercialrealty.com or visit their website at www.missioncommercialrealty.com.  

Maier Farms - A vegetable farm and greenhouse growers specializing in custom transplants located at 450 Phillips Road, Webster, NY.  Contact Sally Maier at 585-265-3273 mafarms@aol.com or visit their website at www.maierfarms.com.

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

 

 

 

 

GreenSpark Solar started in 2002 as Sustainable Energy Developments and is located at  318 Timothy Lane, Ontario, New York 14519 with business owner  Meag Schulte, handling the PR and Marketing end of the business.

GreenSpark has created a mission statement with the following beliefs:

·         To create fiercely local, cost-effective, clean energy options in the Greater Rochester Community. 

·         To believe that locally generated clean energy is a cost-effective, market-based solution to combat climate change and an important strategy to strengthen our local community.

Keeping the mission statement in mind they provide,

·         A solar powered charging station that they bring to events and provide an opportunity for attendees to charge devices. 

·         They deliver educational presentations about Exploring Solar, at which they inform the public about incentives and policies that encourage solar. 

·         They host community events, with various partners, to advance environmental initiatives.

·         They also offer tours of their facility to educate the community about the Wayne Industrial Sustainability Park and the Sustainable Micro-grid on which their office is located.

·         One of their local projects was to implement the Webster Solar Challenge to encourage businesses and homeowners to Go Solar.

They currently have 30 employees ranging from sales to installers to friendly office staff to answer any solar questions customers may have.

GreenSpark has been busy in the community providing partnerships with not-for-profits to host events that generate donations, per household that Goes Solar. They keep the giving back spirit alive by volunteering at local charities, such as Gilda's Club. They also keep educating youth at school events to teach them how solar works and what they can do to save energy.

Congratulations to GreenSpark Solar, March 2019’s Business of the Month!

 

    

 

March 23rd & 24th - WASPS Train Show
March 29th - Breakfast Before Business
March 30th & 31st - Greater Rochester Peep Show
April 3rd - Volunteer Fair (Webster Library)
April 5th - Power Hour
April 6th - Webster Comfort Care Home Fashion Show
April 6th - Community Arts Day
April 16th - Eat Drink & Connect (GreenSpark Solar)
April 19th - Good Friday (Chamber Closed)
April 26th - Breakfast Before Business

 

 

 

 

Henderson Ford

 

 

Business First Wednesday!

ESL Federal Credit Union

 

Bay View Family YMCA Fundraisers

 

 

 

 

2019 Day of Caring Volunteers Needed!

 

 

 

Webster Community Chest

 

 

 

 

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.

Pet$avers Healthy Pet Superstore (3/10/2019)

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

 

 

 

Date and Place:  Friday, March 29th, 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 February 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:   Cynthia Ely of The Refinement Studio will give us an overview of the upcoming Power Hour "Leadership:  Attire, Running Meetings, Business Communication"

 

Breakfast Meeting Dates 7:00 am

03/29/2019
04/26/2019
05/31/2019
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