Since we can't all be together at a Chamber Breakfast, we created a page for you to share a sentence or two - like you would at Pass the Mic during a breakfast.
We would love it if you added your comment to the list! We will clear the page periodically and ask you for a new comment so the page stays current and fresh! You can click the button to submit a comment or scroll to the end and fill it out!
Hopefully this provides a little connection to our Chamber members and maybe a little fun too!
Reliant Community Federal Credit Union (Dawn Sargent - Chair of the Chamber Board): Hello everyone! As we navigate our new normal, whether it is balancing our work-at-home schedules with home schooling, creating a plan to reopen your business, or learning new technologies to keep in touch with family and clients, we can all be assured that we are in this together and we will be stronger for it!
Small Business Development & Marketing (Colette Scott): "Get the word out!"...do you know how COVID 19 is expected to change customer buying habits in the next 6- 12 months? A big market survey was done and shows key trends that you might be interested in. Among them... the need to increase online digital presence and online customer communication. They also found growth opportunities for businesses with focus on adapting to new customer habits. It's great time to experiment with new offerings. If you want more information or just want to talk about how you can get the most out of Google or Facebook for your business let me know. email@example.com
RE/MAX Plus (Rose Gabriele-Angell): Hope everyone is staying well! I have been working from home but using this time to stay connected with clients and to focus on learning new skills & continuing education. I have also gotten a few much needed projects completed at home and look forward to my daily walks, now that the weather is warming up. Real estate sales have been very active in spite of the showing restrictions and stay-at-home orders. In-person real estate showings are now being allowed in Phase 2 as long as social distancing and the required PPE safety guidelines are strictly followed. Buyer demand is still very high, especially with the historically low mortgage interest rates. However, the inventory of available homes is still quite low making for a strong seller's market with most homes selling quickly and with multiple offers. Real estate is open for business, and by utilizing the technology tools, I can safely assist my clients to buy and sell homes during this time. I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Edge Advertising Group (Diane McClure): Edge Advertising Group is offering no-cost Facebook audits during our COVID distancing. Any business expressing interest will be called by Diane McClure, once each week, to review 3 actions to take on your Facebook Page. Once all of the "to dos" have been covered, that business will graduate, leaving a space for another Chamber member. During any one week, we will be working with 10 Chamber members. Email: Diane@EdgeAdGroup.com to get started. Keep up the healthy fight!
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (Nancy Wayne): We love our new office on Barrett Drive in Webster (near the post office) and our patients do too! They like the easy in and out, with same day results by text or email as well as our professional, friendly staff. All our seven offices are open with safety first, enhanced cleaning and social distancing. It was so nice to meet fellow chamber members last week--thank you Wellness 360 for hosting. Take time to enjoy the summer!
Edward Jones (Rich Marlin): I miss seeing you all and hope all of you are well. Even though our doors are locked our business is open and doing very well. I hope to see everyone eventually and even shake your hands.:)
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (Ed Steve): Harter Secrest & Emery is a full-service law firm and we have been helping employers of all sizes navigate labor and employment issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our COVID-19 webpage (https://www.hselaw.com/guidance-for-employers-on-responding-to-covid-19) is updated regularly and contains a vast amount of resources. As a reminder, all New York State employers are required to provide employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training, and the pandemic has not changed that requirement. We are providing a sexual harassment prevention training webinar on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:00 am. If you are interested in providing this training to your employees from the safety of their own computers, you can register here (https://hselaw.com/event/1754-sexual-harassment-prevention-training-jul-7-2020). Finally, and as I mentioned at the Chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting, employers in New York and nationwide have seen an increase in fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits. This article on Unemployment Fraud Scams (https://www.hselaw.com/blog/labor-and-employment/entry/unemployment-fraud-scam-what-you-need-to-know) discusses the issues and provides practical guidance to employers on responding to such fraudulent claims. Please feel free to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me at (585) 231-1298 if you have any questions about these topics, or any other labor and employment matters.
Heartland Payroll (Joe Vitello): Heartland is here to help in many areas of your business. Payroll, HR, Credit Card Services, Online Payments through your website and Loans. Please call me so I can help.
Northwest Bank (Rob Blair): Hello from the team at Northwest Bank. We hope all of you have been staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northwest Bank is fully open and walk in traffic is welcome. We are a full service community bank taking care of consumer, small business, and commercial needs. As a business banker I am her to help with small business needs. Our lending area is open and ready to do business even during this difficult time. Stop into any of our four area offices (Empire Blvd in Penfield/Webster, Chili Ave in Gates, Monroe Ave in Brighton an Long Pond Road in Greece) to meet our great teammates!
Jan Cunningham Design (Jan Cunningham): Hi Webster! As with everything in our current climate, shifts in how we do business have become paramount. I've been working with customers on their online marketing promotions, creating a lot of e-mail and social media campaigns. I also do a ton of print work, so if you are in need of professionally-designed menus, flyers, signage, direct mail, you name it, I'd be glad to work with you to create something impactful to help your business prosper!
Maier Farms (Sally Maier): Maier Farms had to shift gears with our flower and vegetable plant sales this spring. Previously our retail sales were at the Rochester Public Market’s Flower City Days and the Fairport Farmers Market. Since neither of those options were open due to COVID-19, we opened an online store ( Maier-farms.myshopify.com ) offering curbside pick up and also opened an open air market on Saturdays and Sundays here at the farm. Social media spread the word around and we did well. We are also offering Curbside pick up for produce now through October in addition to daily hours at our farm stand.
DFI - Drug Free Irondequoit: Together (Ginny Nacy): Hi Everyone! I will miss the in-person breakfast on July 31st.....I am in California sheltering in place with my grandchildren! But I did want to let you know that ROCovery Fitness is continuing to support those in recovery with outdoor programming. Their Virutal 5 K is the weekend of Sept. 12 and 13. We are looking for sponsors! If anyone is interested, PLEASE email me vnacy723@gmail and I will get you a sponsorship form. This is a very worthy event to help ROCOVery keep going in 2020-2021! Thanks!
Sutter, Summers & Lydon, P.C. (Pat Lydon): Please Take Notice: After 100+ years in the Village of Webster, we have relocated our offices to 2112 Empire Blvd., Ste. 5B, Webster, NY 14580. The location is between Fevzi's Tailor Shop and Dunkin' Donuts on the same side of Empire. There is a generous parking lot in the rear and a convenient entrance in the rear of the building. When you enter, you take 5 steps up and we are the first office suite on the left.
Toshiba Business Solutions (Cindi Spezio): Hello to my fellow chamber members! We are open and servicing all of our copiers and printer fleets. If you have any technology needs from document management, printers or larger copiers we are ready to help. I can also share CDC guidelines for keeping your current devices clean. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the end of the month!
CMIT Solutions of Monroe (Cheryl Nelan): Missing everyone! Hope all is well and your businesses are at least surviving but hopefully learning new ways to thrive. We provide IT services for small businesses and have had a lot of requests lately for more cybersecurity training and building awareness. So, we are hosting a webinar that is open to any members that might be interested - Lesson in Social Engineering and IT Security – Thursday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m. EST Sign up here: https://cmitsolutions.com/lesson-in-social-engineering-and-it-security/
Jack Foundation (Sharon Heiligman): We have GREAT news to share! The Jack Foundation opened their 2nd Dinosaur themed playground Friday July 17th in Webster Park. Adam Bello, County Executive, helped AJ and Anne Heiligman cut the ribbon. All 3 local news stations were there to capture the moment also. The playground is located at the corner of Holt Rd. and Lake Rd. It is 10,000 square feet, therefore it doesn't feel crowded. We thank the many volunteers and local businesses who donated their time and talents and all who have donated to make this a reality!
Lincoln Quickprint (Richard Astifan): Greetings to all. Hope this finds you all well. LQP is here to meet you digital print solution needs as well as laminating and other print solutions. Most in person business is being done by appointment and we are virtually everywhere with call forwarding and easy email access. Our schedules are very good right now and fast turnaround is very possible. Stay well and hope to see you soon.
Computer Works Pro (Ken Corpus): Computer Works Pro has been open since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. We open 10 AM to 6 PM Monday thru Thursday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Friday. We are offering Curbside Pickup. Please call ahead to alert us to when you will arriving. We are also allowing one customer into the store at a time. We also have curbside pickup at your house or office. You will need to come to the outside door or we can meet in the driveway.
We are also available for on-site consulting work to help with computer problems in your office or home. Please visit our website for further updates. http://www.computerworkspro.com/covid-19/
Heritage Christian Stables on Salt Road (Kim Clark): After a brief hiatus, Heritage Christian Stables welcomes back the community for therapeutic and recreational riding, using a phased-in approach. Since the pandemic, there's been a major loss in program revenue, annual fundraisers have been cancelled and costs have mounted to maintain the grounds, care for the horses and add supports for new safety protocols. If you or someone you know has it in your heart to donate to our program, please visit HeritageChristianStables.org/fund. We appreciate the support from our Webster friends and look forward to being together again!
Webster Interiors Furniture & Design (Ric Thomann): Webster Interiors is welcoming customers Tues/Thurs/Saturday and other days by appointment for Safe furniture shopping. Window treatments have been exceptionally popular this year for better light control and privacy needs. Our attention to the customer is key and our selection and offerings are better than any other Furniture Store in Rochester, with NorthAmerican Sofa's starting at $899 - shop local, shop safe.... 585-545-4503
Gemini Technical Services (Russ Ziskind): Hello everyone - hope you are all doing well. Gemini provides outsourced IT Services for small businesses in Central and Western NY. We have always specialized in getting tech setup for remote workers but, now more than ever, this expertise is in high demand....so two things - thankfully we are pretty busy these days, AND we are here to help anyone (especially our friends in the Webster Chamber) who needs to establish the ability for their folks to work remotely.
Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal (Dan Dunn): We are a commercial HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration contractor. We provide construction, maintenance, service, & special project services. We can look at your current ventilation set-up and give you guidance on making your building the safest it can be.