Webster Chamber News October 2019



Presidents Column

I want to talk a little bit about first impressions and reaching out to members and to ...

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Business of the Month

Congratulations to Domino's Pizza as October's Business of the Month!

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Breakfast Before Business

October's Breakfast Before Business will be on Friday, October 25th!

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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 Begins November 1st

Don't forget about open enrollment!  Open enrollment begins 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

If your company would like to participate in the Webster Chamber Job Fair on November 13th, download the Webster Chamber Job Fair Employer / Business Registration Form.  

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Power Hour

The next Power Hour is Friday, November 4th.  Diane McClure will present on "How to read & interpret social media analytics".

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Barry's Column

I want to talk a little bit about first impressions and reaching out to members and to potential members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Our monthly breakfast meeting has the largest attendance of our events and often they are the first impression someone has of the Chamber. When a new member or a guest is at a Chamber event for the 1st few times, it can be intimidating. Walking into a room with 90-100 people you have never met can be a little daunting. Think back to your first Chamber events.

They may be visitors, guests, new members, or 1st time attendees at a breakfast. To help you recognize those categories, we prepare color-coded badges for each of them:

Guests are potential new Chamber members that have been invited to a complimentary breakfast so they can see what a breakfast is all about – they have a Blue badge on. (Speaking of guests, if you invite someone to come to breakfast, please make sure you are also attending).

Visitors are people attending breakfast but are not a potential Chamber member. They may family of someone receiving an honor or award or someone that has come to hear a program or is in from out of town. They will have a Green badge.

First-time attendees come from a Chamber member that has been a member business for a while, but this person is new to the Chamber events. Maybe they have moved into a new job or a new responsibility. They will have a Yellow badge.

New members are just that. They recently joined the Chamber and this is their 1st few times at a breakfast or event. They have a ribbon on their badge that says ”New Member”.

We helped a little with the color-coded badges, now we need you to help a little. If you see someone that has a colored badge, please reach out, introduce yourself – make them feel welcome. Show them where the coffee is, ask them to sit with you at the table, ask them what they do and tell them we are the best Chamber in the world!

One more visual for you to step into action: If you see someone, anyone, standing alone at a Chamber event, that’s your cue to go over and greet them, talk to them and ask them how they are doing. Each of us is an ambassador of the Webster Chamber – each of us plays a part it that person’s first impression of us. What are you doing to make their first impression a welcoming inclusive awesome impression?

Lastly, I want to mention potential new members. If, in your travels, you run across a new business in our Chamber footprint, call the Chamber office and let us know about this new business. We will (or have one of our membership committee members) reach out to them about the opportunities and benefits of Chamber membership. There is no source of new business information, so we need you to be our eyes and ears.

See you all at breakfast on the 25th!




Rochester Pest Pro - A pest control company.  Contact Jason DiBiase at 585-831-0844 rochesterpestpro@gmail.com or visit their website at www.rochesterpestpro.com.

Skylight Signs Inc. - A sign and awning fabrication company located at 60 Industrial Park, Rochester, NY.  Contact Jim Colombo at 585-594-2500 or jimc@skylightsigns.com or visit their website at http://www.skylightsigns.com.

Toy-Go-Round - A consignment shop of children's used goods located at 1998 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY.  Contact Carlyn Contino at 585-347-6800 carlyn.tgr@gmail.com or visit their website at www.toy-go-round.com.

Wellness 360 - Specialized fitness classes designed to support an individual's health and wellness goals.  Located at 1670 Empire Blvd, Suite 100, Webster.  Contact Beth Parry or Lindsay Perez at 585-730-3968 info@wellness360fitness.com or visit their website at https://www.geneseevalleypt.com/index.cfm?Page=Wellness-360.

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


Domino's Pizza located at 1075 Ridge Road in Webster has been keeping people coming back for tasty treats for over 2 1/2 years and was the first new Domino's in Monroe County in over a decade.  Owned by Allan Erwin and managed by John Adams, their mission statement is to be the #1 pizza store in the neighborhood so they can create opportunities for their team.

They have been busy in our community by supporting Webster Drug Free Community Coalition and handed out over $1,000 in free twists.  Local Boy Scout troops have been gifted with Domino's Pizza as well as a charity party for Robyn Whittaker's close friend Walt Dorfner that contributed to the Cancer Society.  Many PTSA folks have also enjoyed the generosity of Domino's along with discount programs for schools wanting to provide pizza for their students.

Congratulations to Domino's Pizza as Webster Chamber's September 2019 Business of the Month!




October 18th - Lift Your Spirits Wine & Beer Tasting 
October 20th - Moore than a Race
October 25th - Breakfast Before Business
October 26th - Webster Village Trick or Treat Trail
November 1st - Power Hour
November 1st - Open Enrollment Begins
November 2nd - Daylight Saving Time Ends (Fall Back)
November 5th - Election Day
November 16th - Bourbon Bash
November 22nd - Breakfast Before Business
November 28th - Thanksgiving (Chamber Closed)


Power Hour

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


Non-Profit Events


New York State Law Change

Attention all Employers:

As part of the Governor’s Budget, passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor and effective immediately, employers are required to allow employees time off, with pay, to vote in any public election. Additionally, employers are required to post that information conspicuously where employees will see it.

The NYS Board of Elections has provided a “poster/notice” for you to use that meets the requirements of the law. I have attached that to this email and provided you with  a link here:  https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/AttentionEmployees.pdf

The attached/linked PDF provides the actual law on page one and the “poster/notice” on page two. Please read them both and note that this notice to employees is to be posted at least 10 work days before each election and remain up until the polls close for that election. THE NEXT PUBLIC ELECTION IN NYS IS THE PRIMARIES TO BE HELD ON JUNE 25TH, SO THIS NOTICE NEEDS TO BE POSTED TODAY.  



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, October 25th, 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 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 September Breakfast: 

Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Carolyn Montanaro of Neubert Financial Services

Bottle of Wine

Robyn Whittaker of Beyond Cuts Salon

George Baker of Webster Union Cemetery & Terry Glasbergen of Glasbergen Insurance

Free Oil Change

Ronnie Rozier of Henderson Family Ford

Jim Colombo of Skylight Signs & Daniel Ortiz of Merrill Lynch


Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Karen Szembrot of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Book: The Power of Habit

Peg Ehmann of Friends of the Webster Library

Carlyn Contino of Toy-Go-Round & Leslie Pacer of Pearle Vision

Travel Mug

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Laurie Mark of Canandaigua National Bank

Reusable Grocery Tote

Deb Bitetti of  St. Ann’s Home & Heart

Penny Swingly of Beyond Cuts

$10 Gift Card to Schutt’s

Tina Welk of Drabik Orthodontics

Sharon Merkel of The Cimino Law Firm PLLC

Ice Pack

Karen Szembrot, Dr. Steven Hill, Barb Goshorn & Candy Murth of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Robert Blair of Northwest Bank

Cell Phone Holder

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Scott Gosert of SOHO Imaging

Glass Tea Pitcher / Mug/Tea/Scoop/Ball

Lisa Scholonski of LALA

Chris Passero of Passero Realty


Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Steve Conger of Spectrum Business& Jamie Snyder of Creative Gardens

Eye Glass Cleaner and $100 off Complete Pair of Eyewear

Dan Jacob of Whelpley & Paul Opticians

Keith Rose of Holiday Inn Express & Suites & Harry Marino III of Marino Advisory Group

Eye Glass Cleaner

Leslie Pacer of Pearle Vision

Dave Eckler of Weekend Print Shop

Peepshow Stuffies

Michael Grenier of Webster Community Chest

Alice Pieri of Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa

Bar Tool

Terry Glasbergen of Glasbergen Insurance

 Thank you very much.


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