Webster Chamber News May 2019



Presidents Column

It’s May, right? I think we may actually be getting some warmer weather and ...

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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

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, May 31st!

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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

Vote now for your favorite Webster Chamber Business in the 2019 Reader Rankings Contest!

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Important Dates to Remember

Check out what is coming up in Webster. 

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Legal Notice Board of Directors Election

The slate of candidates will be voted on at the May 31st Breakfast meeting.  Click below for details.

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Responding to the Opioid Crisis

This is an important event that NO business owner should miss!

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Courtesy Corner

Cynthia Ely of the Refinement Studio has some courtesy advice to share...

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Fairport Mortgage

Wegmans Holt Road will be hosting an Eat Drink & Connect event on Wednesday, May 15th from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Highlights include ...

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WASPS Volunteers Needed

The Webster Association of Senior Program Supporters are in need of Volunteers.  Check out their flyer below.

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Splurge on Scoops

Chamber Member Edge Advertising Group is offering a great opportunity to learn more about Facebook.

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Non-Profit Upcoming Events

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

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Webster Community Chest

Here is an update on the Greater Rochester Peep Show from March 30th and 31st! 

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Webster Theatre Guild

Webster Theatre Guild will be holding auditions for The Addams Family Musical soon.

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Barry's Column


 It’s May, right? I think we may actually be getting some warmer weather and some drier weather. I hope so.

We are coming up on a busy time of year for everyone. School is winding down, college kids are coming home, vacation planning and that darn grass is growing!

This week we have the Opioid Town Hall meeting, the school budget vote, and an upcoming long weekend! (The Chamber office will be closed on Monday, May 27th to observe Memorial Day).

Our May breakfast meeting will include a couple of presentations and the elections of some new directors to the Chamber Board. Please take a look at the ballot included in the newsletter. Breakfast is May 31st (a little different to have it after the holiday weekend) so don’t forget to add it to your calendar.

In June, we will be honoring our longevity members. These are Chamber member businesses and organizations that are celebrating anniversaries of 25 or more years (30, 35, 40, 45, etc.). If your business is celebrating a milestone anniversary, please call Barb at the office so we can include you.

Our new fiscal year starts July 1st and the Board has passed our annual budget. It’s a good time to review the finances and look at how well we are performing. We would like to grow membership so please take a minute to tell another business about the benefits you get from your membership and invite them to a breakfast to see all the fun for themselves. One of the benefits is the directory listing on the Chamber’s website – Google looks to us for facts and data – is your listing up to date? Maybe it’s time for an update to give a new spring look. We have some very active committees in the Chamber – are you participating? We want and need your input to make this the best Chamber it can be – a great way to do that is to work on a committee and bring your ideas and expertise. You can always call the office, too. I would like to hear about the things we should be doing and the things we do that we could live without. Remember that the Chamber works for you – our members – we are here to help you!

Lastly, Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th, originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States. Webster will have a parade along Main Street that steps off at 9:30 am and proceeds to the Webster Rural Cemetery on Ridge Road (corner of Holt) where ceremonies will be held. Please have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!  



APICS Rochester Chapter - A Not-For-Profit education society for resource management.  Visit their website at www.apicsr.org.

The Cimino Law Firm, PLLC - A Divorce, Family Law, Employment Discrimination Law Firm located at 855 Publishers Parkway, Webster NY.  Contact Michelle Y. Cimino, Esq., or Sharon Merkel at 585-347-6200 mcimino@cimino-law.com, smerkel.ciminolaw@gmail.com or visit their website at www.cimino-law.com.

Merrill Lynch - A financial planning company located at 1241 Pittsford Victor Road, Pittsford, NY.  Contact Daniel Ortiz at 585-899-2664 dortiz9@ml.com or visit their website at www.ml.com.

Prudential Advisors – A financial planning company located at 1000 Pittsford Victor Road, Pittsford, NY.  Contact Greg Halstead at 585-490-1126 greg.halstead@prudential.com or visit their website at www.prudential.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 congratulates Wegmans Food Markets at 900 Holt Road Webster 14580 as this month’s Business of the Month

Family owned since 1916, Danny, Colleen, and Nicole Wegman continue in the tradition started by their family of providing great customer experience.

Wegmans strives to empower their employees to make decisions that improve their work and benefit both customers and company and pursue excellence in everything they do. They respect and listen to both customer and staff so the well being and success of every person is achieved.

What they like best is customer interaction and being able to make a difference in their communities. The Holt Road store employs 498 people and has been open since 1990 and is always a busy place to shop and see friends.

Holt Road Wegmans is part of yearly community events like donations to United Way, Food Link, Hunger Relief and employee scholarships. Wegman's corporation has donated 7.9 million dollars to community-wide efforts through donations and sponsoring events locally.

They recently sponsored a “Connect at Noon” event at the Chamber where they talked a little about Holt Road Wegmans becoming more “connected” with our community.  As members of the Chamber and this community, their goal is to not only to grow their catering business but also get to know the local businesses in the town.

Congratulations to Holt Rd Wegmans as our Business of the Month!




May 21st - Town Hall for Business (Responding to the Opioid Crisis)
May 27th - Memorial Day (Chamber Closed)
May 31st - Breakfast Before Business
June 6th - 11th - Kids Marathon (Bay View YMCA)
June 9th - 12th Annual Greg Chandler/Guy Solimano Golf Tournament
June 22nd - Webster Parks & Recreation Summer Celebration
June 29th - Robynpalooza Golf Tourney
June 29th - Breakfast Before Business
July 10th - 13th - Webster Volunteer Firemen's Carnival
July 22nd - Teeing Off For Abilities Golf Tournament


Town Hall of Business: Responding to the Opioid Crisis


Legal Notice Board of Directors Election


Fairport Savings Bank Mortgage Program

Edge Advertising Group Splurge on 3 Scoops!


 Courtesy Corner

Brought to you by Cynthia Ely from the Refinement Studio


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.


Webster Community Chest Peep Show Results!


Webster Theatre Guild to Stage The Addams Family Musical This October

The Webster Theatre Guild is pleased to announce its fall production of The Addams Family, which will take the stage at the Webster Thomas High School Auditorium during the first and second weekends of October.

The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Although numerous film and television adaptations of Addams’ cartoons exist, the musical is the first stage show based on these characters.

Audition and performance dates and times will be announced soon, so please visit the Webster Theatre Guild’s website regularly at www.webstertheatreguild.org for the most up-to-date information.




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, May 31st, 7:00 AM Webster Columbus Center 70 Barrett Drive, Webster, NY

Program:   We will be doing a few mini presentations including the election of new  Chamber Board Directors.

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 April Breakfast: 


Thank you very much.



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