Webster Chamber News May 2020



Presidents Column

Barry talks about the Webster Chamber and the COVID-19 Virus...

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Covid 19 Updates

Congratulations to Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa as March 2020's Webster Chamber Business of the Month!

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Breakfast Before Business

We will be having a Virtual Breakfast Before Business on Friday, May 29th from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.

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Welcome New Chamber Members

Check out our new Chamber members.

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Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming Chamber Events ...

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Virtual Eat Drink & Connect 

Our next Virtual Eat Drink & Connect will be on Wednesday, June 17th.  Details coming soon.

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Webster Community Chest

If you know a senior in need, please contact the Webster Community Chest.

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Offers From Chamber Members

Check out these offers from our Chamber Members.

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Vote for your favorite Chamber member in the RBJ Reader Rankings.

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Barry's Column


I am torn today between writing a column about COVID-19 or just ignoring it. Because it now seems to permeate every aspect of our lives, which includes the Webster Chamber of Commerce, I guess I need to comment.

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Monroe County has now been announced. According to health officials, it was never a matter of if, but when.

So far, the best information I have heard came from Monroe County Health Director, Dr. Mendoza, when he said we should remain calm and try to deal in facts and not fear.

The COVID-19 is not unlike much of the other viruses we deal with all the time and that are especially prevalent during flu season. The symptoms are much like a mild flu for most people and more seriously (especially for the immune-compromised and our elderly) a mild to severe pneumonia. The unknown (and extremely difficult to measure in the early stages of any outbreak) is how rapidly this virus might spread. As I write this, about 1400 people in the US have tested positive and about 48 deaths have been attributed to complications from the COVID-19 virus. The vast majority of those testing positive have very mild symptoms. The vast majority of the deaths have come from a single nursing home population of elderly and otherwise compromised individuals.

To put that in perspective, 35+ million people in the US contract the flu during flu season (October 1st to April 30th) each year and nearly 20,000 die from the complications from the flu viruses each flu season. (and as an aside, 16 people in Monroe County died of opioid overdoses in the month of February).

The Federal and State governments, along with the County of Monroe, have issued advice and directives in efforts to contain the virus, protect the most vulnerable, and treat the sick.

The Webster Chamber of Commerce will evaluate all advice given by health and government officials and will comply with all directives. We will particularly review advice and directives as they are provided regarding the gathering of people (such as a Chamber event or a Chamber breakfast).

Currently, the Chamber event schedule remains in place.  In the event that the Chamber decides to alter our scheduled events, we will do a specific email blast to all scheduled attendees and to the membership as a whole. We will also post changes on the home page of the Webster Chamber website and on our Facebook page.

The best course of action for us all is to wash our hands, cover our mouths, and, if you become ill, call your health care provider (do not travel there – stay home and call) for guidance and evaluation.

Like many things our community has dealt with in the past, we will work through this latest situation and it will eventually be behind us.

Lastly, let’s follow Dr. Mendoza’s advice: remain calm and deal with facts and not fear. 

All Season Climate Control, Inc. — An HVAC sales and contractor located at 65 West Main Street, Webster, NY.  Contact Nick Chambery at 585-746-8414 nick@allseasonclimatecontrol.com or visit their website at www.allseasonclimatecontrol.com.

DC Associates - A small/mid-sized business consulting and strategy, tax, and insurance planning firm, located at 661 Ridge Road, PO Box 1495, Webster NY.  Contact Kevin Conroy at 585-216-1022 kconroy@dcasupport.com or visit their website at www.dcasupport.com.

Colette Scott Marketing - A Marketing & Business Development company.  Contact Colette Scott at 585-233-0974 colette.scott@aol.com.

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


Upcoming Events


Webster Community Chest 


Blood Drive


Offers From Chamber Members

A first responder gets their vehicle sanitized through Steam Police, LLC and Henderson Ford. During the month of May, Henderson Ford will sponsor sanitization of 24 First Responders’ vehicles, who live or work in Webster, free of charge, utilizing services from The Steam Police, LLC. Webster First Responders interested in receiving this gift of vehicle fogging can contact Henderson Ford employee Angelica at 353-4176 to schedule the sanitizing.  

Free Email Blasts for Webster Chamber Members

Let Customers Know About Your Business Reopening!

Tell Them About Your COVID 19 Changes...

For Details Contact: colette.scott@aol.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 (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.

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 PlaceVirtual Breakfast Before Business is scheduled for Friday, May 29th at 8:00 am.  


Click here to join the Zoom Meeting or use the ID and password to connect manually
Meeting ID: 814 3096 3686

Password: 336459

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 January Breakfast: 

Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Greg Russell of Allstate Insurance

Ice Pack

Tammy Crosby of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Dave Wolmering of Wireless Zone and Diane McClure of Edge Advertising Group

Canvas Grocery Tote

Tina Welk of Drabik Orthodontics

Chris Passero of Passero Realty

Cinch Bag w/Goodies

U.S. Census Bureau

Julio Ahumada of DNA Digital Marketing

Bottle of Wine

Robyn Whittaker of Beyond Cuts Salon

Randy Henderson of Henderson Ford

Country Sweet Gift Card

Jim Columbo & Blake Ward of Skylight Signs

Ed Steve of Harter Secrest & Emery

North Bee Gift Card

George Baker of Webster Union Cemetery

Russ Ziskind of Gemini Technical Services

Tim Hortons Gift Card

Steve Snyder of Arrow Kitchens

Tom DiSalvo of DiSalvo Law Firm

2 Amerks Tickets

Leslie Pacer of Pearle Vision

Sam Schaubroeck of Heritage Christian Stables

Note Pad / Pen w/Accessories

Terry Glasbergen of Glasbergen Insurance

Sharon Kruger of Loyal Helper Group

Facial - $100 Value

Alice Pieri of Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa

Dick Astifan of Lincoln QuickPrint

Table & Credit Card Holders

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Garrett Wagner of C3 Advisory

Canvas Bag w/St. Patty’s Day Shirt

Laurie Zahn of Howard Hanna

Dan Dunn of Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal

Young Living Lavender Oil

Lisa Schlonski of LALA’s of Webster

Christina Welk of Drabik Orthodontics

St. Patty’s Day Gift Bag w/Bailey’s

Rose Gabriele-Angell of RE/Max Plus

Scott Gosert of SOHO Imaging

2 Baseball Caps / Note Pad & Pen

Ed Steve of Harter Secrest & Emery

Leslie Pacer of Pearle Vision

Soup Mug w/Goodies

Rose Gabriele-Angell of RE/Max Plus

Thank you very much.


Breakfast Meeting Dates 7:00 am



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