Webster Chamber News September 2018



Presidents Column

It’s a New Chamber Year!  As you may already know, ...

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Business of the Month

Congratulations to At Your Service Technology, September's Business of the Month!

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Breakfast Before Business!

Our next Breakfast Before Business will be on September 28th!

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New Chamber Members

Welcome our new Chamber members!

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Important Dates to Remember

Important dates coming up, don't miss out!

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Power Hour

Our next Power Hour will be on Friday, October 5th.  Diane McClure will present on Emarketing!

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Webster Business Directory

Genesee Valley Penny Saver 2018/2019 Town Directory offering 10% off to Chamber Members

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Special Offer to Chamber Members!

The Training Scene is offering a Sexual Harassment course to Chamber Members...

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Cemetery Tour

History comes alive at the Webster Union Cemetery Tour on September 22nd.

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Reds Whites & Brews

Enjoy an evening of sampling wine, beer, cider and hors d'oeuvres, live music, boat rides and more.

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Eat Drink & Connect

Join us for the Fall Eat Drink & Connect on October 1st!

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Explore Under the Dome

Have you discovered all that Rochester has to offer? You're invited to an evening of limitless fun & adventure!

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Domino's Open House

Domino's Webster is having an open house on Tuesday, September 18th...

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Lift Your Spirits

Lift Your Spirits Annual Wine and Beer Tasting event benefiting Webster Comfort Care Home.

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Fall Family Festival

Webster Parks & Recreation is having a Fall Family Festival on Saturday, October 13th.

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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events around the town!

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Library Fall Book Sale

Time to grab a good book to cozy up to the fire with on those chilly Autumn nights...

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Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks!

Bring hats, scarves, mittens and socks to a breakfast meeting or drop them by the Chamber office...

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Help Wanted

O'Dell Chiropractic is looking for a front desk assistant.  See below for more information.

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Beth Sears Smart Seminar

Beth Sears will be speaking to the Penfield and Webster Chambers in an upcoming ...

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CDS Wolf Foundation

Thank you letter from CDS Wolf Foundation on their Strikes for Abilities...

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Barry's Column

I think I might have one of the best jobs in the world. Besides getting to work with Barb every day (who is amazing, patient, efficient, and is a serious but fun co-worker), I get to work with and on behalf of our Chamber members on a daily basis.

I had a meeting this week with some of the area Chamber executives from around the five-county region (we try to meet quarterly) and we talk about things that work (and that don’t) and best practices and how to engage members and how things are going in general.  I know I am biased, but I also know that the Webster Chamber of Commerce is one of the best – we have engaged and active members attending events and working on committees and we have a board of directors that works hard to make sure we are on track with our Vision and Mission and that the Chamber is strong both financially and as a strong community voice for business. Thank you all for making that possible.

With summer waning and fall approaching, we are back in the mode of regular Power Hours, networking events, workshops, and of course our world famous monthly breakfast with an awesome program and “pass the mic”.

Please take a minute to click through the newsletter and find out what’s on the calendar – we know you can’t always get to everything but we don’t want you to miss out on something important to you either.

Our breakfast this month will feature a speaker from the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation who will present on the importance of ethical practices in your business and how the rewards from those practices can be ten-fold. She will also talk about the Rochester awards process for your business and how you apply for the annual awards.

We have a celebration each year to honor and acknowledge our long-time businesses and organizations in Webster. Running a business for decades and generations is a challenge and a testament to their leaders and their drive and dedication to their business and to our community. This week we sadly lost two long-time businessmen: Brendan Hanna from the Foley Agency and Jim Streppa from Streppa’s Bistro (retired) passed this week. On behalf of myself and Barb, the Chamber of Commerce and all of our Chamber members, we extend our condolences to their families and co-workers – the loss is felt throughout our Webster community.


Bene-Care - A payroll company located at 1260 Creek Street, Webster, NY.  Contact Ron Stade at 585-347-1300 ext. 171, rstade@bene-care.com or visit their website at www.bene-care.com.

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless - A retail cellular sales store located at 1930 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY.  Visit their website at www.cellularsales.com.

Pet Passages - A pet funeral home and crematory located at 348 State Route 104, Ontario, NY.  Contact Mike at 585-265-9933 mikeharris@petpassages.com or visit their website at www.petpassage.com.

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



       This month’s Business of the Month is At Your Service Technologies. Chris Pennacchio (Chief Engineering Officer) and Kevin Levinson (Operations Manager) have been keeping the ship running smoothly ever since a few of them got together and discussed what would it look like to have an IT company that cared as much about their clients’ businesses as the clients do themselves... AYST was created in December 2015 to fill that void.

      Their desire to help business owners and leaders that struggle to understand the complexities of how technology drives and protects business and business assets while adding to their productivity and bottom line.

        They work with “business leaders” to provide outsourced IT services that will Enable your team to be 100% focused on your customers and not on your IT systems, while consistently exploiting new innovative technologies to better serve your customers and end users. They love the fact that they can resolve customer pain points, help customers to leverage new technologies to become more profitable while bringing new technology and better experiences to the end users. They have 8 employees and also provide specialty services such as transport for wheelchair-bound people. They have been active in the Webster Chamber, BOA Editions sponsor, contribute to Not for Profit agencies, Webster BID, and local service organizations.

             On a humorous note, they recently sold a customer a New SFF PC with a CD/DVD drive, the customer called the next day very distraught… and said I have this DVD and I can’t get it to open, Kevin told her he was in the area and would stop by… upon arriving on-site, he found the issue was that she actually could not get the packaging the DVD came in open to get the DVD out. 

            Congratulations to At Your Service Technologies as Septembers Business of the Month!


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Reds Whites and Brews on the Bay


Explore Rochester Under the Dome

Have you discovered all that Rochester has to offer?

You're invited to an evening of limitless fun & adventure!

Tuesday, September 18th.

Join Visit Rochester and 50 of its members to explore all there is to see, do and experience in Rochester and the Finger Lakes!

Explore Rochester Under the Dome is a virtual tour of Rochester and networking opportunity -- all rolled into one -- at the newly-renovated Rochester Dome Arena at 2695 East Henrietta Road in Henrietta.

This free event includes music, food and beverage tastings, a rock wall for climbing, live demos, as well as more than 50 raffle items to win as you walk the expo floor.  Don't forget to bring business cards to be entered to win a raffle prize.

We encourage you to share this invitation with your colleagues and associates who would be interested in attending.  Reservations are not required but recommended so that exhibitors will have sufficient supplies on hand for samples and tastings!



History Alive: Webster Union Cemetery Tours


Preventing Sexual Harassment & Harassment 

Lift Your Spirits Wine & Beer Tasting Event

Eat Drink & Connect


September 14th - Reds Whites & Brews on the Bay
September 15th -Beer Walk
September 18th - Domino's Pizza Open House @ Noon
September 18th -  Explore Rochester Under the Dome
September 22nd - History Alive:  Webster Union Cemetery Tour
September 25thPreventing Sexual Harassment & Harassment
September 26th - Estate Planning Seminar 2:30 - 4:30 pm
September 28th - Breakfast Before Business
September 28th - Lift Your Spirits Beer & Wine Tasting
October 1st - Eat Drink & Connect (Arbor Creek Townhomes)
October 11th - Beth Sears Seminar
October 11th - 13th - Webster Library Fall Book Sale
October 13th - Fall Family Festival
October 23rd - Preventing Sexual Harassment & Harassment


CDS Wolf Foundation

Thank You for Supporting Our 31st Annual Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament!

Please accept our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your participation in our 31st Annual Teeing Off for Abilities Golf Tournament! Because of your support we raised a record amount of more than $300,000! Your support will make an impact for all those we serve, including our nation's veterans and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We are very interested in hearing your thoughts about the tournament and have attached a survey link. Please take a moment to complete it and help us to make our tournament the best in Western NY!

Please contact us directly with any questions or to communicate your interest in next year’s tournament. The 32nd annual event will be held July 22nd, 2019 at Oak Hill Country Club, so mark your calendar now!

Take our survey!

Don't forget to check out the photos on Facebook and tag yourself!

See all the team photos here!

Thank you for your Support!

The CDS Wolf Foundation Family

Webster Community Chest Helps Kids Have Summer Camp Experience


Beth Sears:  Communicating in a Multi-Generational Workplace


Upcoming Events

Webster Fall Family Festival



We've Got You Covered

Webster Library Fall Book Sale


O'Dell Family Chiropractic is looking for a front desk assistant. Contact O'Dell Family Chiropractic at 585-326-1759.



Date and Place:  Friday, September 28th, 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 August Breakfast: 

Door Prize Won By

Door Prize Won

Donated By

Tom DeRoller from CDS Monarch

Bottle of Wine & Chocolates

Robyn Whittaker from Beyond Cuts Salon

Sam Schaubroeck of Heritage Christian Stables

Medication Disposal System

Janine Sanger from Webster Health and Education Network (WHEN)

Caleb Hoag of Savage Chef Inc.

Water Bottle

Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Jeff Maroney from Oxford Capital Mortgage

Water Bottle

Lida Kalantari from Genesee Regional Bank

Larry Maggio of JNJ Global Enterprise

Leather Bound Notebook

Joe Vitello of Heartland Payroll

Dave Eckler of Weekend Print Shop

All Purpose Tool

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Penny Swingly of Beyond Cuts Salon

Salt & Pepper Grinder

Rich Marlin of Edward Jones Investments

Dr. Steven Hill of Goshorn Chiropractic & Wellness

Mug w/Chocolates

Ric Thomann of Webster Interiors Home Furnishings & Design Inc.

Chris Passero of Passero Realty

Lens Cleaning Towellettes

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Laura Tumminelli of Heritage Christian Services

Lens Cleaning Towelettes

Leslie Pacer from Pearle Vision

Jen Semmler of Jen Semmler Photography

Mug w/$25 Gift Card for Advertising & Golf Tees

Daria Reitknecht from Genesee Valley Penny Saver

Bill Koopman of William A Koopman CPA

Set of 12 Golf Balls

Jerry Christopher from Jerry Christopher State Farm

Daria Reitknecht from Genesee Valley Penny Saver

Reusable Tote

Rola O’Mealy of St. Ann’s Home & Heart

Ed Steve of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Bag with Water Bottle, Cup & More

Sarah Boddery from David H Wager Agency


Thank you very much.

Program:   Vicki James from the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation will be telling us about business ethics and the Business Ethics Awards. She will explain what they are, why they are important and how they help your business as well as explaining how to nominate a business for an award and the award application process


Breakfast Meeting Dates 7:00 am



Eat Drink & Connect & Breakfast Picture Gallery

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