Chamber News January 2015 1110 Crosspointe Lane Suite C Barry Howard President / CEO Webster NY 14580 Happy New Year! We are making it through another Rochester January and so far so good. I learned my lesson about saying anything good or bad about the weather a few years back when a comment I made in my column produced a vengeful reply from the Snow Gods! For lots of reasons, I am all hyped about 2015 for the Webster Chamber of Commerce! I am excited about new initiatives coming from our strategic planning and very excited about the coming soon website updates. It feels like we have a handle on all the health insurance changes and are excited that we can offer insurance to anyone and everyone that comes to the Chamber – we are prepared on every platform: business, sole proprietor, on exchange, off exchange, individuals and families – and we can do all our insurance enrollments free of charge to the subscriber. We have some strong committee work that’s been completed by the Governance and Strategic Planning committees; great work underway with our Education Committee (Power Hours) and the Communications and Marketing team (website updates and marketing); and the continued great job done by the Membership Committee (Business of the Month, BPOY, new membership, retention). One reason our Chamber is successful is that we have a group of members that volunteer their time and talent to work on our committees. One benefit members always tell me they reap from their committee work is the opportunity to develop and forge relationships (business and personal) with other Chamber members. That is, of course, on top of the opportunity to be a “mover and shaker” – getting things done and making positive changes for the Chamber and for the Webster Community. Are you missing out? The commitment is usually an hour or two a month but the rewards are tenfold! This is the first newsletter that we won’t mail to every member automatically – we now only mail it to you via USPS if you have asked to be added to that list. There is no charge to mail it to you. This initiative reduces the newsletters that need to be printed and postage to mail them. They just get put directly into the recycle bin anyway, because you read the online newsletter. But, to those less savvy electronically, please pass along the reminder if they are wondering what happened to their USPS newsletter. Our next breakfast is on January 30th and it seems forever (10 weeks) since our last breakfast – I expect we will get a good turnout. Please plan on joining us – reconnect – socialize – get a good program – and don’t forget the famous “pass the mic”. Bring a business friend – tell them why you like the Chamber and how it helps you stay connected and network – tell them they can enjoy the benefits too! See you at breakfast! 585-265-3960 www.websterchamber.com Welcome to Our New Business Members Businesses listed here have made an important investment in their Business by joining the Chamber. We hope you will consider them for your professional and personal needs. Baywinde Senior Living Community: located at 100200 Kidd Castle Way, Webster NY, provides Senior Living facilities. You can contact Keith Rose at 585-6707185, [email protected] or visit their website at www.seniorlifestyle.com William Seymour Land Surveyor: located at 2055 Kenyon Road, Ontario, NY, provides Land Surveying services. Contact William at 585-281-1706 or email [email protected] Streppa’s Bistro: located at 30 East Main Street, Webster, NY 14580, is an Italian-American Restaurant and Caterer. Contact Linda or Debbie at 585-265-2264 or [email protected] The strength of any organization lies in its membership. Thank you for joining. Please add these members to your Directory listings. Webster Health & Education Network SOHO Rochester Promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles in Webster NY WHEN (est. 1995) links individuals and community groups dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles through awareness, education and action. Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth WHEN seeks to raise community awareness and provide the positive experiences and qualities essential to raising caring and responsible youth and to influence choices young people make, decreasing rates of high-risk behaviors. Listening Post promotes intergenerational communication. Drug Prevention Chemical abuse prevention programming for youth and parents. "Red Ribbon" Campaign raises awareness of the negative impact of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs on our community, and promotes healthy lifestyle choices. Prom, Graduation & Celebration Safety “Love Your Kids, Ask Them Questions” Campaign Nutrition, Health and Wellness Programming to counter childhood obesity and promote healthy eating and activity. To learn more about WHEN and its activities, contact: [email protected] The Small Business Show - SOHO Rochester 2015, is coming up on Wednesday, April 1st from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is the 14th year for the only Rochester business show customized for Small Business owners, managers, employees and entrepreneurs. The show is also open to anyone who is looking to start a business. This is an important event to help companies expand their contacts and see the options to make their businesses more efficient. Attendees will see over 100 display booths with a varied cross-section of companies providing products, services and resources to small business. Plus you can network with other attendees. You'll be able to gain valuable information for their businesses as well with a variety of free presentations, by some of our sponsors, on small business topics at the show. Also attendees can win prizes at the show including airfare for two anywhere in the continental United States courtesy of VIP Travel Service. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 315.622.2249 See Flyer attached or click here to order tickets. Toys For Tots Fills Two Ford Escapes Henderson Family Ford along with several business partners in the Greater Rochester area, exceed their goal of filling two, 2015 Ford Escapes with toys for local children through the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots program. Henderson thanked its business partners, employees customers and Webster neighbors for contributing as well as the Webster Fire Department for their generous donation of toy trucks. An anonymous donor was also thanked for giving a large bag of toys. The toys collected by Henderson Family Ford and their business partners helped the Toys For Tots program give 4,000 local kids a great Christmas. Free Throw Contest The Webster Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Free Throw Championship competition on Saturday, January 24 at Willink Middle School. Registration will take place from 1 to 1:30 p.m., with the contest beginning promptly at 1:30 p.m. Boys and girls ages 9 to 14 may participate. Contact Mark Ludington for more information by calling 585-613-0515. School Budget Advisory Committee If you have always wanted to learn more about the Webster Central School District budgeting process, please plan on volunteering as a member of the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This important advisory committee assists the district by providing the unique perspective of parents, business owners, and community members on the budget communication and process. There will be four meeting times between January and April 2015, and each meeting will be one hour long. Meetings are scheduled for: Thursday, January 29 Thursday, February 12 Thursday, March 12 Tuesday, April 7 A light dinner will be provided from 5:45 – 6:00 PM, with all meetings starting promptly at 6:00 PM and ending at 7:00 PM. Residents interested in serving on the BAC should contact Cindy Cushman at [email protected], 216-0001, or Lisa Borrino at [email protected], 216-0017. Please call the office and add your name to the newsletter USPS mailing list if you would still like a printed newsletter mailed to you (free of charge). Important Dates to Remember January 19th—Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 24th—Free Throw Contest January 30th—Breakfast Before Business February 4th—After Hours Networking Event February 5th—Webster Open House Montessori School February 6th—Power Hour February 13th—Amerks Webster Night February 14th—Valentines Day February 27th—Breakfast Before Business March 6th—Strikes for Abilities Webster Chamber of Commerce PRESORT STD U.S. Postage PAID Webster, NY Permit No. 132 1110 Crosspointe Lane, Suite C Webster, NY 14580 Breakfast Monthly Breakfast Before Business Meeting Program: Webster Chamber Strategic Plan and WCCED Updates Date and Place: Friday, January 30th, 2015, 7:00 AM at the Knights of Columbus, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster, NY Menu & Cost: Buffet breakfast — $13 members (and employees of members); $18 non-members and visitors. Reservations: Required by Tuesday, January 27th. Call 265-3960 today or email [email protected] We need an accurate count in order to make necessary food and seating arrangements. If you need to cancel, please give us 48 hours notice as we pay for all reservations made. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send someone from your organization to rep resent you and use your reservation. Please Note: You will be billed for breakfast if you make a reservation and do not attend. 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 November breakfast: Dick Davis (AFLAC), Corey Hewitt (Frontier Communications), Laureen Anthony-Palmer (Webster Public Library), Sharon Heiligman (AmeriPrint), Ty Reid (Rising Earth Massage), Jim Baker (Quick Dry Carpet Care), Jerry Christopher (State Farm), Jon Hahn (Painting w/A Twist), Cherie Wood (Cherie Wood Design), Phil Sinaguglia (Hegedorn’s), Jeff Maroney (Oxford Capital Mortgage), Kathryn Willison (Family First Credit Union), Tammy Nichols (Maplewood Home Care), Leslie Pacer (Pearle Vision), Joe Meyers (Genesee Valley Penny Saver), Randy Henderson (Henderson Ford). Thank you very much. Program: Webster Chamber of Commerce strategic plan update and the Webster Community Coalition for Economic Development will provide us with the latest news on Webster initiatives that are newly funded! “The Webster Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization that provides networking, support and education to its members and is dedicated to fostering collaboration and promoting Webster and its economic vitality.” Webster Chamber of Commerce—Board of Directors Breakfast 872-0663 Ginny Nacy, Chair 6/16 218-0011 Diane McClure 6/15 Meeting Dates 341-3514 Joseph Vitello, Chair-Elect 6/16 672-9151 Cheryl Nelan, Dir 6/16 7:00 a.m. 872-0380 Ann Carmody, Imm. Past Chair 6/16 284-5031 Ty-Quasia Reid, Dir 6/15 787-1700 Randy Henderson, Secretary 6/15 671-2160 Anne Riley, Dir 6/16 1/30/2015 872-0910 Bill Koopman, Treasurer 6/15 800-724-9282 Dawn Sargent 6/17 2/27/2015 671-2050 Jaime Dengal-Story, Dir 6/16 670-8090 James Schrader, Dir 6/15 872-5050 Dave Eckler, Dir 6/17 214-6500 Corey Hewitt, Dir 6/17 265-3960 03/27/2015 Barry Howard, President/CEO 04/24/2015 IN ORDER TO REAP FULL CHAMBER BENEFITS, ATTEND CHAMBER FUNCTIONS. IT’S A GOOD WAY TO PROMOTE AND MARKET YOUR BUSINESS, DEVELOP NEW CONTACTS, AND CULTIVATE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS. THE VISIBILITY COULD LEAD TO MORE BUSINESS FOR YOU. Visit One of Our Open Houses Thursday, February 5th Tuesday, March 24th 9-11 am and 6-7:30 pm Education and care for children 18 month to 12 years. 1310 Five Mile Line Road on the Webster/Penﬁeld Border www.webstermontesssori.org 585.347.0055 After Hours Networking Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 Dancing With Denise 1077 Gravel Road Webster, NY 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm t Memb er s Fre e • Gu e st s $ 1 0 R S V P: ( 5 8 5 ) 2 6 5 - 3 9 6 0 Or E mai l : BBa l d w i n @ Webster C h amb er. c om If you would like to donate a door prize, please contact Barb. “Hiring, Terminating and Managing your employees… Updates for 2015 that you should be aware of” Presented by: Joe Vitello, Senior Product Advisor, Ovation Payroll March Power Hour Friday, March 6th, “Facebook” Cherie Wood RSVP to: Barb Baldwin @ 585-265-3960 or email at [email protected] Education Committee Events Speakers’ Directory The education committee is setting up a Speakers’ Directory for the general public to access. Its primary purpose will be to help Webster Chamber businesses get the word out about expertise their business possesses that may help educate the community on any number of topics. Often community education will also help a business… a win-win for all. So, if you or someone in your business is willing to be a guest speaker to help educate the community, please fill out this form and mail it to or drop it off at the Chamber Office (1110 Crosspointe Lane, Suite C, Webster, 14580) or email the info (or scanned form) to: [email protected] Name of company:_____________________________________________________ Name of speaker: ______________________________________________________ Title of topic:__________________________________________________________ Description of topic: ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________. Type of presentation (check one): Formal (such as Power Point, etc. with Q&A at the end) Informal (Q&A allowed throughout presentation) Guided Conversation (Education tidbits that are then discussed as a group) Is there a Minimum_____ and/or Maximum ____ group size requirement? Is there a fee charged? Yes____ No ____ If so, what is the fee?__________ (ex: per hr, expenses only, donations for charity) Contact information: (website, email, phone): _______________________________ ____________________________________________________________________. ____________________________________________________________________. Details: The Webster Chamber of Commerce is not endorsing or promoting any individual speaker or topic; we are merely providing a no charge listing for our business members to promote their expertise. It is the responsibility of the business/speaker to update information on the listing by contacting the Chamber office. The list will be posted on the Chamber website and will be sorted by company, speaker name, and by topic for easy search. Please list one topic per form. If you present on multiple topics, please complete a separate form for each topic. For questions, contact Jean Bennett, [email protected], 585-230-6600.
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