Webster Chamber News May 2018


Presidents Column

It’s May. You know, ... 

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Legal Notice Board of Directors Election

The slate of candidates will be voted on at the May 18th Breakfast meeting.  Click below for details.

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Power Hour

On Friday, May 11th, Kathy Jo Connors will present a follow up to Dealing with Difficult People.  RSVP to Barb.

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New Chamber Members

Welcome our new Chamber members!

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Business of the Month

Neubert Financial Services is the Webster Chamber Business of the Month for May!

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Breakfast Before Business

Breakfast Before Business is on Friday, May 18th.  Click here to RSVP to Barb!

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Important Dates to Remember

Important dates coming up, don't miss out!

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Bay View YMCA Used Book Sale

The Bay View YMCA is hosting a Used Book Sale on May 14th - 20th.  

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Software Apps we Use and Love

View the Power Hour presentation from AYS Technologies on Software Apps we Use and Love.

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Ukrainian Cultural Center Garage Sale

Here's your chance to get rid those items you no longer use.

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Town of Webster Events

Webster Town Hall Open House.

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NYS Labor Department Hearings

Employers with tipped workers need to know...

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Super 8 Chamber Special

The Super 8 in Webster is offering a special rate.  Check out the details.

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RBJ Reader Rankings!

Visit the RBJ Website to support and vote for your fellow Chamber members!

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Webster Theatre Guild Summer Youth Theatre Experience!

The Summer Youth Theatre Experience has camp offerings in two different age levels:  Elementary, and Middle School/High School Mix.

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Christopher's Challenge Bowling Tournament

Christopher's Challenge and Domm's Bowling Center announce the first Christopher's Challenge Bowling Tournament!

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Canandaigua National Bank

Check out the Business Loan Sale from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust!

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Golf Tournament

11th Annual Greg Chander & Guy Solimano Memorial Golf Tournamentt!

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Barry's Column

It’s May. You know, May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day. If there isn’t enough celebrating there you can add a host of other days to the list: Mother Goose Day, Beverage Day, Clean up your Room Day, Eat what you want Day (that would be every day for me), Love a Tree Day, Lucky Penny Day, Tap Dance Day, National Hamburger Day and Water a Flower Day. There are more, lots more “days” in May. In fact, there are seven different days on May 12th alone!

You only need to worry about a few dates in May beyond the “usual” days. On May 10th, the Chamber “crew” will be participating in the United Way Day of Caring at Heritage Christian Staples on Salt Road. This is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – if you would like to help and join the “crew” call the office and we will get you the details.

On May 11th, we have a Power Hour on “How to Deal with Difficult People – Part II” where you will learn about crucial conversations and get tips and real-life scenarios to help you learn.

On May 18th we will be having our monthly breakfast (early because of the holiday) at the Columbus Center. This breakfast we will be electing some new directors to the Chamber Board and we will be getting a presentation from the Webster Economic Development Alliance. Please try to attend if possible.

On May 28th, the Chamber office will be closed for the holiday.

On May 4th, you missed a great presentation by AYS Technologies on the Software Applications that we Use and Love. If you need some help tracking sales leads, mileage, task lists, or passwords, you need to look at this presentation. He covered a lot of information about software to make running your business a lot easier. Zach Deane did a great job and shared his slides with us in this newsletter. Check it out!

At our last breakfast, we got to see a presentation from the National Safety Council on distracted driving. Did you know that vehicle accidents are the number one cause of WORKPLACE injuries? We posted the presentation on our website. Take a minute to look and learn.

Lastly, at our June breakfast (on June 29th), we will be honoring longevity businesses. These are Chamber members that have been in business for 25 or more years. We honor on the 5-year marks (25, 30, 35, etc.). If your business is celebrating one of these anniversaries this year, please call Barb and make sure you are on the list to be honored.

Have a good Month of May. Celebrate every chance you get but please think safety this month. As we unbundle from our winter hibernation, think about power tools, water, traveling, campfires, cookouts, holidays and cold beers. Have a safe and awesome month!



Champlin & Associates - A Financial Services company located at 500 Linden Oaks, Suite 301, Rochester, NY.  Contact Robert Williams at 585-703-6217 robert@champlinandassociates.com or visit their website at www.champlinassociates.com 

JACK Foundation - A Non-Profit organization funding construction of dinosaur themed playgrounds and coordinating volunteer activities.  Contact Anne or Sharon Heiligman at 585-737-4163 anne@jack-foundation.org, sharon.heiligman@gmail.com or visit their website at www.jack-foundation.org.

JNJ Global Enterprise - A Supply Chain Management Education & Training company located at 204 London Road, Webster, NY.  Contact Larry Maggio at 585-314-2930 lmaggio@rochester.rr.com.  

Thrive Bookkeeping, LLC – A Virtual Bookkeeping company. Contact Haley Bonczyk at 585-364-1677, haley@thrivebookkeepingllc.com or visit her website at www.thrivebookkeepingllc.com

Town and Country Enterprises Inc. - A Landscaping, Lawn Care and Snow Plowing company located at 1355 Allen Road, Penfield, NY.  Contact Dave or James Samuelson at 585-872-5023 dave@townandcountryent.com, james@townandcountryent.com or visit their website at www.townandcountryent.com

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


Neubert Financial Services Named Webster Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month

The Webster Chamber of Commerce recognized Neubert Financial Services as the May Business of the Month at the Chamber’s recent Breakfast Meeting.

Neubert Financial Services is a full-service Tax Planning/Preparation and Brokerage firm, they provide a large variety of services to clients, including research and advice, retirement planning, estate planning, education planning, tax tips, retirement plans, 401(k) rollovers, and much more. Their financial planning services are an ongoing process to help clients make sensible decisions about their investment goals and objectives.preparation, and a financial and investment service firm located at 599 Ridge Road in Webster.

The team at Neubert Financial Services and Post Resch Tallon Group also has extensive knowledge of Lifetime Income plans, Municipal Bonds, Government Bonds, Bank CDs, and tax-free income strategies.

Neubert Financial Services was established in 2005 by Richard Neubert and was purchased by Post Resch Tallon Group in November of 2015 after he passed away. Mr. Neubert started the firm because he felt he was better able to take care of his clients and his family, if he could do things his own way. He had a passion for helping people reach their financial goals. John, Dave, and Kerry from Post Resch Tallon Group feel the same way.

Getting to know the clients and their families, developing a meaningful relationship, and working with them to help them achieve their goals is what they like the best about their business.

Neubert Financial Services owners and employees volunteer with numerous charitable organizations, including: Habitat for Humanity, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation, Webster PTSA, Webster United Church of Christ, Heritage Christian Stables, American Cancer Society, Autism Up, Webster Health and Education Network’s Drug Free Community Coalition and the Webster Chamber of Commerce.



Important Dates to Remember

May 10th - United Way Day of Caring
May 11th - 20th - Lilac Festival
May 12th - Town Hall Open House
May 12th - Ukrainian Cultural Center Garage Sale
May 12th - Christopher's Challenge Fundraiser Bowling Tournament
May 13th - Mothers Day
May 18th - Breakfast Before Business
Jun 10th - 11th Annual Greg Chandler & Guy F. Solimano Memorial Golf Tournament
June 23rd - Summer Celebration (Webster Recreation Center)
June 29th - Annual Breakfast Before Business
July 11 - 14th - The 2018 Webster Volunteer Firemen's Carnival
July 23rd - 31st Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament


Canandaigua National Bank Business Loan Sale

Super 8 Special Chamber Rate



Ukrainian Cultural Center Annual Garage Sale


It's that time of the year again. Get ready for the UCC Garage
Sale Fundraiser. Here's your chance to get rid those items you no longer use.
Why not donate them to the Ukrainian Cultural Center Garage Sale and get a tax credit.

The Ukrainian Cultural Center is a registered not for profit organization.

Please consider donating to the Ukrainian Cultural Center's Garage Sale.
Your donation will be tax deductible.




Webster Chamber's United Way Day of Caring Team


YMCA Used Book Sale



Town Events



Christopher's Challenge Fundraiser Bowling Tournament



Governor Cuomo has put forth a proposal to eliminate the tipped minimum wage for restaurant workers. If enacted, this change could have a devastating impact on both local restaurants workers and owners.
If the tipped minimum wage credit is eliminated, tipped workers would receive minimum wage plus the tips that they earn. This change will increase the cost of doing business and potentially jeopardize the jobs of many hardworking waiters and waitresses who are trying to make ends meet and to provide for their families.

The Commissioner of the Department of Labor will be holding hearings on this issue. It is important that the Commissioner hear directly from you- the restaurant owners and tipped workers who will be impacted by this proposal. I urge you to consider taking the time to attend one of these hearings and share your views. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call 518-457-5519 or email hearing@labor.ny.gov.

If you are unable to personally attend a hearing, please send your written comments by July 1, 2018, to hearing@labor.ny.gov.



This program focuses on the process of theater, with educational sessions on the topics of auditions, acting, blocking and more. The Summer Youth Theater Experience, what we call The SYTE program, culminates with a finished production.

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Breakfast Before Business 

Date and Place:  Friday, May 18th, 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 April Breakfast: Denise Baller from Dancing with Denise won a medical disposal system donated by Janine Sanger from Webster Health and Education Network (WHEN); Sarah Boddery from David H Wager Agency and Patrick Lydon from Sutter Summers and Lydon PC won Lens Towelettes donated by Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision; Alfonso Rivera from Cricket Wireless won a lunch tote donated by Karen Szembrot from Goshorn Chiropractic and Wellness Center; Terri Thon from the Bay View Family YMCA won a Heartland Payroll baseball donated by Joe Vitello from Heartland Payroll; Penny Swingly from Mane Reflections won a credit card holder donated by Joe Vitello from Heartland Payroll; Robyn Whittaker from Beyond Cuts won a gift bag donated by Dr. Stan Drabik from Stan Drabik DDS; Peter Pellittieri from Peter J Pellittieri, DMD won a ½ page ad in the Webster Herald donated by Laurie Zahn-Herman from Empire State Weeklies; David Wolmering from Verizon won a gift basket donated by Sarah Boddery and Lainey Cooke from David H Wager Agency; Jamie Vasile from Family First Credit Union won Thank You Girl Scout cookies donated by Rose Gabriele from ReMax Plus; David Corretore from Corretore Law Offices won a backpack donated by Rich Marlin from Rich Marlin Edward Jones Investments; Rose Gabriele from RE/Max Plus won a potted gerber daisy donated by Laurie Zahn-Herman from Howard Hanna; Sam Schaubroeck from Heritage Christian Stables and Tina Salvatore from NOCO won The Worlds Best Pizza Cutter donated by Sharon Heiligman from AmeriPrint; Haley Bonczyk from Thrive Bookkeeping won a book and pen donated by the Webster Library; Diane McClure from Edge Advertising Group won a t-shirt donated by Steve Philippone from Redstone Builders; Ty Reid from Rising Earth Massage won a gym bag donated by the Terri Thon and Carin Adams from the Bay View Family YMCA; Cheryl Nelan from CMIT Solutions won 4 Red Wings Tickets donated by Peter Pellittieri, DMD; Stephanie Barry from Vision Enterprises won a grooming kit donated by Tamera Carregan from MVP Healthcare; Jeff Turof from DigiSim and Dan Jacob from Whelpley & Paul Opticians won a $20 GC from Ty Reid from Rising Earth Massage.  Thank you very much.

Program: Matt Chatfield from Webster Economic Development Alliance will provide us with the latest news on Webster initiatives that are newly funded!


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