Webster Chamber News November 2019



Presidents Column

I guess winter decided to make an early appearance again this year. I still have about half the leaves on...

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Business of the Month

Congratulations to Whelpley & Paul Opticians as the Webster Chamber's November Business of the Month!

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Breakfast Before Business

November's Breakfast Before Business will be a week early because of Thanksgiving, it will be on Friday, November 22nd!

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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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Eat Drink & Connect

Winding Creek Apartments will be hosting the Holiday Eat Drink & Connect at their new community center.

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Important Dates to Remember

Check out what is coming up in Webster. 

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Open Enrollment Began November 1st

Don't forget about open enrollment!  Open enrollment began on November 1st.  If you want to make changes to your 2020 elections, please give us a call to set up an appointment.

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Webster Chamber Job Fair

Do you know someone that is looking for a job?  Let them know there is a Job Fair on Wednesday, November 12th from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Webster Columbus Center.

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Power Hour

The next Power Hour is Friday, December 6th at 8:00 am.  Barry Howard will present "Managing Politics & Influencing Others in the Workplace"

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Henderson Ford Toy Drive

We are collecting new, unwrapped toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots and the Rochester Christmas Store.  See the flyer for details.

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Spaghetti Dinner

A Spaghetti Dinner benefitting The Webster Community Chest will be held on Friday, December 6th.   

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Hats/Gloves/Scarves & Socks

We are collecting hats/gloves/scarves and socks at the Chamber office and we will have a box at the Chamber Breakfast.

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Barry's Column


I guess winter decided to make an early appearance again this year. I still have about half the leaves on my trees – what the heck!

Before I forget: “Thank you” to all of the good wishes and concerns sent my way since I injured my arm and had the surgery. The cast is now off and I have a “bionic” brace for the next 10 weeks. The only upside to this is that I get out of shoveling snow this winter!

The upside for all of you is that typing is a bit of a chore still, so my column this month will be short (and sweet)!

We have a lot going on before the end of the year:

The Job Fair is November 13th – check the website for details!

Our last breakfast of the year will be on Friday the 22nd (early because of Thanksgiving) – usual time an place so sign up now. The breakfast after that will be the last Friday in January, so don’t miss the chance to see everyone before the holidays!

Power Hour on the 6th of December – rumor has it that there is a fantastic speaker lined up you won’t want to miss. Check the newsletter for details.

Eat, Drink, and Connect on December 11th at Winding Creek Apartments fabulous community center – don’t miss a chance to celebrate the holidays with your fellow Chamber members. The website has all the details!

Have a safe and fun-filled Thanksgiving holiday. Travel safely and enjoy your family and friends – don’t forget to take a minute to be grateful and give thanks!



Arrow Conveyor Equipment, Inc. - A conveyor equipment sales company.  Contact Kevin Maier at 585-377-7115, sales@arrowconveyor.com or visit their website at www.arrowconveyor.com.

jojo Bistro & Wine Bar - A restaurant, bar and wine bar located at 42 East Main Street, Webster, NY.  Contact Meg Murray at 585-667-0707 megm@restaurantjojo.com or visit their website at www.restaurantjojo.com.

Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal, LLC - An Air Conditioning, Heating & Air Conditioning sales, service, construction and design company located at 68 Humboldt Street, Rochester, NY.  Contact Dan Dunn at 585-482-0200 ddunn@monroepiping.com or visit their website at www.monroepiping.com.

Steve's Custom Canvas & Upholstery - full-service year-round custom canvas, upholstery and awning manufacturer located at 765 County Line Road, Webster, NY.  Contact Steve Palis at 585-265-1170 steve.palis@gmail.com or visit their website at www.stevescustomcanvas.com.

Village Bakery & Cafe - A Bakery & Cafe Restaurant located at 44 East Main Street, Webster, NY.  Contact Tucker Kuhe at 585-280-1040, info@villagebakeries.com or visit their website at www.villagebakeries.com.

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


Whelpey and Paul Opticians located at 950 Ridge Rd in the BJ’s plaza has been serving the Webster Community for over 95 years. Owners Dr. Jillian Beyer and Jack Stewart created their mission statement to deliver excellent prescription eyewear and phenomenal customer service to the Greater Rochester community.

Local manager Dan Jacobs makes sure that Whepley and Paul remains a staple in the Rochester area by striving to provide exceptional care to their patients and plan to remain for generations to come.

The staff has been busy supporting Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk, Local Boy Scout troops pancake breakfast and Heritage Christian Stables Boots and Barrels event just to name a few of the local charities. Being in the eyewear business makes donating to the Lions Club International Recycle for Sight program that provides used eyewear to individuals in need an easy way to help others.

Congratulations to Whelpley & Paul Opticians as Novembers Business of the Month!




November 13th - Webster Chamber Job Fair
November 16th - LALA of Webster 1 Year Anniversary
November 16th - Bourbon Bash
November 22nd - Breakfast Before Business
November 28th - Thanksgiving (Chamber Closed)
November 30th - Small Business Saturday
December 7th - Village of Webster Parade of Lights
December 11th - Eat Drink & Connect @ Winding Creek Apartments
December 15th - Open Enrollment for January Health Insurance Ends
December 25th - Christmas (Chamber Closed
December 31st - New Years Eve (Chamber Closed)
January 31st - Breakfast Before Business



Open Enrollment Begins November 1st

Do you want to make changes to your 2020 healthcare elections?  Have you looked at the 2020 rates for next year?  Click on the image below to see the new rates.  If you want to make an appointment to go over your insurance or make changes, please give us a call to set up an appointment!


Job Fair

Power Hour

Eat Drink & Connect


Henderson Ford Toy Drive

Spaghetti Dinner

Non-Profit Events

Courtesy Corner



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.

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, November 22nd, 7:00 AM Webster Columbus Center 70 Barrett Drive, Webster, NY

Program:      Holiday Safety

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 October Breakfast: 


Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Ken Corpus of Computer Works Pro

NOCO Jar with Goodies

Tina Salvatore of NOCO Natural Gas & Electric

Ron Stade of Bene-Care

Bottle of Wine

Robyn Whittaker of Webster Rotary

Jim Colombo of Skylight Signs & Dave Wolmering of Wireless Zone

Gift Certificate

Ronnie Rozier of Henderson Family Ford

Gail Maier of Nest Things

Ice Pack

Karen Szembrot of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Tom DeRoller of CDS Wolf Foundation

Travel Mug

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Bill Koopman of William Koopman CPA

Pepper Grinder

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Jerry Christopher of State Farm Insurance

$10 Gift Card to Wegmans

Penny Swingly of Beyond Cuts

Sean McKay of SiteHub

Eyeglass Cleaner

Leslie Pacer of Pearle Vision

Russ Ziskind of Gemini Technical Services

In honor of the World Series – Heartland Baseball

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Jeff Maroney of Oxford Capital Mortgage & Kelli Maisel & Peter Pellittieri of Peter J. Pellittieri DMD

Eyeglass Cleaner

Dan Jacob of Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Scott Gosert of SOHO Imaging

Enviro Sponges

Cherie Wood of Norwex

Sharon Kruger of Loyal Helper Group

$100 off Complete Pair of Eyewear

Dan Jacob of Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Jan Glende of Pets @ Peace

Wireless Smart Plug

Ken Corpus of Computer Works Pro

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Insulated Cooler

Daria Reitknecht of Genesee Valley Penny Saver

Dave Samuelson of Town & Country Enterprises

Tote Bag

Richard Astifan of Lincoln QuickPrint

Cherie Wood of Norwex

2 Stuffed Peeps

Michael Grenier of Webster Community Chest

Steven Snyder of Arrow Kitchen & Bath & Sue Clark of Webster Central School District World of Work

Certificate good for 1 dealership Employee Package Price on any New Vehicle

Marina Auto Group

Syed Ahmed Mustafa of NEQALS

2 Zumba Classes

Denise Baller of Dancing with Denise


Thank you very much.


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