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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!
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
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
Webster Health & Education Network
SOHO Rochester
Promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles in Webster
(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
 "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.
See Flyer attached or click here to order tickets.
Toys For Tots Fills Two Ford
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
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
Residents interested in serving on the BAC should
[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
Important Dates to
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
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
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1110 Crosspointe Lane, Suite C
Webster, NY 14580
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.
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
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.
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
872-0663 Ginny Nacy, Chair
6/16 218-0011
Diane McClure
Meeting Dates
341-3514 Joseph Vitello, Chair-Elect
6/16 672-9151
Cheryl Nelan, Dir
7:00 a.m.
872-0380 Ann Carmody, Imm. Past Chair 6/16 284-5031
Ty-Quasia Reid, Dir
787-1700 Randy Henderson, Secretary
6/15 671-2160
Anne Riley, Dir
872-0910 Bill Koopman, Treasurer
6/15 800-724-9282
Dawn Sargent
671-2050 Jaime Dengal-Story, Dir
6/16 670-8090
James Schrader, Dir
872-5050 Dave Eckler, Dir
214-6500 Corey Hewitt, Dir
6/17 265-3960
Barry Howard, President/CEO
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
After Hours Networking
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Dancing With Denise
1077 Gravel Road
Webster, NY
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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]
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.