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  1. 1. THE INFORMER AUGUST 12, 2009 Inside this issue... MISSION STATEMENT To Enhance the Business and Economic Vitality of the Greece Community 2496 West Ridge Road • Suite 201 • Greece, NY 14626-3053 Members Doing Business Together 585.227.7272 • fax 585.227.7275 • 2 • Be a Part of “Leadership Greece” by Jodie A. Perry Great working relationships start with the Greece Chamber • Calendar of Events 3 The Greece Chamber of Commerce does everything says Janice. Christine and Janice have businesses that have a possible to connect our members through networking positive impact on them financially and on their well being. • First Friday Networking • Greece Chamber Receives National Award • New Members T opportunities, programs, committees, trade shows, and more. Connecting our members helps to strengthen our business community and our members prosper. Through networking functions including: First Friday Talk about connecting! Connecting Rochester Magazine, the monthly magazine, distributed to all local area Chambers, is targeted at our business community and is certainly getting a lot of attention and making a lot of Chamber members happy Networking Breakfasts, Monthly Networking Luncheons, Eggs readers. “The magazine is a benefit for those that belong to & Issues, Member Mixers, Mega Mixers, and the Greece Chambers of Commerce and through its distribution we have 4 Business Expo our Chamber Members can learn to take picked up several advertisers,” comments Jerry Grundman, • Member Spotlight: advantage of services and products offered by other members, President and Publisher of Connecting Rochester. “Many Shane Riley, educate other businesses about their own business and at the Chamber Members have connected with Connie Contestabile, New York Life Insurance same time have a little fun. Director of Sales at Connecting Rochester. All have been able to · Tech Tuesday Paul Anken, Agent with Lawrence Associate Agency, takes benefit from an ad campaign through the magazine. It is a win- advantage of as many networking events as he can. “As an win situation for all of us.” Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home insurance agent, the owner of a DJ service and a NYS Public Inc., Ridgeway Sunoco and PCA Group are a few of the Greece Adjuster I am in the perfect situation to refer businesses to Chamber Members that are advertising in Connecting 5 people,” remarks Paul. “Many times I have recommended the Rochester. • Member Spotlight: services of Joe Sangiorgi of Servpro of NW Monroe County, a A big believer in investing in yourself, your employees and your Chili Chiropractor and fire & water/cleanup & restoration company, Jon & Bonnie business through training is Doug Escher, Dale Carnegie Wellness Center Kuppinger, owners of Kuppinger Realty and Joe Giancursio, Training Franchisee. Doug will be connecting with Greece • Promotional Opportunities owner of Sterling Idea Travel. The Greece Chamber offers a lot Chamber Members at the upcoming September 2009 Greece Orientation of opportunities to its membership.” It is not hard to see that Chamber Monthly Networking Luncheon being held at Red Paul is sold on Chamber networking. He is a member of five Fedele’s Brook House Restaurant. Doug will be our featured different area Chambers. Paul donated his time and DJ services guest speaker. He has been operating the Dale Carnegie Training last year to the 1st Annual “Race on the Ridge”. In addition to 6 franchise, located in Henrietta, for the past seven years. volunteering his services to this worthy cause, the event was a “Developing people increases business performance. If · Renewing Members great networking opportunity for him. businesses invest in their people, it really does hit the bottom Janice Bradt, long time Greece Chamber Member from ReLiv line,” says Doug. “Especially at a time when most businesses 7 of Rochester, and Christine Roman, a fairly new Greece have less people doing more, they really need the skills.” • August Monthly Chamber Member and owner of Christine’s Natural Health Connect with Doug at the luncheon and get valuable tips on the Networking Luncheon Alternatives connected through a Greece Chamber of importance of training. Commerce Ambassador Committee meeting. Both of these Through Greece Chamber networking events, and a Ribbon entrepreneurs focus on businesses that promote wellness 8 Cutting Ceremony/Open House at Monroe Oxygen & Medical through natural products. “We hit it off immediately and there is Equipment, located on West Ridge Road, John Velekkakan, • Discover India a definite possibility of us doing business together in the future,” CONTINUED on PAGE 8... visit our website at
  2. 2. BUSINESS MATTERS Be a part of “Leadership Greece” BOARD of DIRECTORS BY JODIE A. PERRY, IOM In September, the Greece Chamber of Commerce will be The leadership development piece will be modeled on the launching an exciting and innovative new program called book The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Chairman: Al Meilutis “Leadership Greece.” The program is a 9 month community Posner. A facilitator will work with the class to help them Vice Chair: Paul Chatfield leadership program modeled on similar programs across the gain a more thorough understanding of the five practices of Treasurer: Del Smith country. With a community of 93,000 residents and exemplary leadership outlined in the book. Those practices thousands of businesses, we believe this program will are: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Secretary: Debra Walker become an important part of our area. Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. Immediate Past Chair: Kyle Van Putte We’re looking to attract a variety of people to fill the class. A steering committee of local leaders is helping to plan the Steven Achramovitch There are leaders all over our community from Little League first year of events. We have a great group of leaders Chrissy Andrews coaches and small business owners to those serving on non- planning our year. They have really helped to make this a Cheryl Ann Bilski profit Boards or teams in the workplace. The Mission well-rounded program. Deb Case Statement for the program is to ensure that new, emerging Tuition for the program is $499 and covers the cost all and established leaders gain a thorough understanding of the James Cummings III leadership training materials, meals/snacks for class days, Greece community and are equipped to serve in a variety of name tag, class binder, transportation costs for tour, Donald Felter leadership positions. Enrollees will attend class one day per leadership training, and the graduation luncheon. Costs are Doug Hall month (the 2nd Friday) on a variety of community and typically underwritten by the employer though a small James Hofford leadership related topics. Graduates of the program will not amount of scholarships will be offered based on need. only gain important information to be used in their Jim Iovino Jr. profession, they will be more qualified to serve on local non- Those interested in applying to be part of the inaugural class Michael Masiello profit boards and other community organizations. should contact me at 227-7272 or via email at Jeffrey McCann An informational brochure and Topics to be covered in the community portion include an application can be found on the Chamber website, Kirk Morris exploration of how local government works, the educational Todd Schirmer system in our area, health & human services and their impact on the community, arts/culture and recreation, local media COMMITTEE CHAIRS and more. Also included will be a tour of Greece that will Annual Awards Banquet: Debra Walker highlight both the history of the area and some “hidden Erie Canal: Cheryl Ann Bilski gems” of the area. The tour is designed to better acquaint Ambassador: Chrissy Andrews/Phil Hurwitz participants with all that the Greece area has to offer. —Jodie A. Perry, IOM Public Relations: TBA Greece Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Race on the Ridge: Melanie Fazio Dewey Avenue Roundtable: Paul Chatfield Youth Hall of Fame: Ralph DeStephano CALENDAR OF EVENTS GREECE CHAMBER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AUGUST 9/4 Friday: First Friday Networking, 7:30-8:30am, BOARD OF DIRECTORS hosted by The Villages at Unity and Unity 8/18 Tuesday: Board of Directors meeting, 7:30am HealthCall, Woodland Village Community Room, President: Dan Richardson 8/19 Wednesday: Race on the Ridge 5K Planning 1477 Long Pond Road Vice President: Jodie Perry Committee meeting, 8am 9/8 Tuesday: Canal Committee meeting, 8am Treasurer: P. Robert Fox 8/20 Thursday: Monthly Networking Luncheon, 9/9 Wednesday: Public Relations Committee Secretary: Raymond DiRaddo 11:45am-1:15pm, at the Brook House Restaurant, meeting, 8am 920 Elm Ridge Center Drive. Guest Speaker: Mark Gilbert Cooper 9/11 Friday: Leadership Greece, 8:30am-4pm. Peterson, Greater Rochester Enterprise. Joan Korsch Sponsored by First Niagara Bank, West Ridge Contact the Greece Chamber offices for more Anne Loria Road and First Niagara Bank, Latta Road information William Selke 8/25 Tuesday: Canal Committee meeting, 8am 9/15 Tuesday: Board of Directors meeting at Kyle Van Putte 7:30am 8/26 Wednesday: Ambassadors meeting, 8am Eugene Welch 9/16 Wednesday: Race on the Ridge 5K Planning 8/28 Friday: Greece Chamber Promotional Committee meeting, 8am STAFF Opportunities Orientation. 8-9am, Greece Chamber Conference Room, Suite 202, 2496 West 9/17 Thursday: Monthly Networking Luncheon, President/CEO: Jodie A. Perry 11:45am-1:15pm, Brook House Restaurant, 920 Ridge Road. Learn about the many opportunities Membership and Events Director: Sue Edgett available to promote your business through the Elm Ridge Center Drive. Guest Speaker: Doug Finance and Benefits Director: Chris Sortino Greece Chamber. Register online or contact the Escher, Dale Carnegie Training Office and Communications Chamber office for more details 9/19 Saturday: Greece Business Expo, 10am- Coordinator: Terry Hogan SEPTEMBER 3pm, The Mall at Greece Ridge. Contact Sue Edgett at the Greece Chamber for more 9/1 Tuesday: Small Business Success Series. Tech information and to register for the event Tuesday. “Finally, An Easier Way to Manage Sales INTERESTED IN BECOMING A Workflow,” presented by John Romero, Reboot 9/22 Tuesday: Canal Committee meeting, 8am GREECE CHAMBER MEMBER? Technologies. 7:30-9am, Greece Chamber 9/23 Wednesday: Ambassadors meeting, 8am Conference Room, Suite 202, 2496 W. Ridge Road CONTACT SUE EDGETT at 585.227.7272 CONTINUED on PAGE 7... page 2 AUGUST 12, 2009 visit our website at
  3. 3. September Greece Chamber First Friday Networking Receives National Award First Friday Networking is held monthly Greece, NY – The American Chamber of Commerce to give Greece Chamber members and Executives (ACCE) awarded the Greece Chamber of guests the opportunity to network with Commerce with a Membership Achievement Award one another and build new contacts to grow their businesses. for 2008. The event is hosted by Chamber The Chamber placed in the top ten Chambers in the members, giving you the opportunity country for number of new members. Sue Edgett, to learn more about other businesses in the Greece area. The September First Membership & Events Director for the Chamber also Friday Networking will be hosted by received an individual recognition for her work in The Villages at Unity and Unity recruiting new members. Edgett placed fourth in the HealthCall, in the Villages’ Woodland country for the number of new member sales and Village Community Room, located at 1477 Long Pond Road in Greece. sixth in the country for membership dollars. For more information, visit www. Jodie Perry, President & CEO commented, “I’m Greece or by calling the extremely proud of the Chamber and our growth over Chamber offices at 227-7272. the last year. We are working hard to provide great Date: Friday, September 4, 2009 benefits and programs to our members.” Time: 7:30 to 8:30am The Chamber added 123 new members in 2008 and Location: Woodland Village currently has 790 members. The Greece Chamber of For more information, Community Room 1477 Long Pond Road Commerce is the largest suburban Chamber in visit their website at Cost: Free for all attendees Monroe County. ADVERTISING SPECIALTIES Greece Assembly of God Rochester, NY 14626 NEW APPAREL/LABELS Greece Christian School Patrick Medeiros, Senior Pastor (585) 227-1045 Fax: (585) 227-1045 Impact Print Solutions, Inc. BUSINESS John Duggan 750 Long Pond Road HEALTH CLUBS & FITNESS Rochester, NY 14612 MEMBERS 306 Stafford Way Rochester, NY 14626 (585) 225-3880 RAC Greece Ridge LLC John Schiffhauer, Managing (585) 227-6850 Fax: (585) 225-5730 As of July 28, 2009 Fax: (585) 227-6939 Partner 190 Greece Ridge Center Drive COMMUNITY Rochester, NY 14626 BEAUTY ORGANIZATIONS (585) 225-8888 SALONS/NAILS/SPAS Rochester Works! Fax: (585) 723-5436 Styles by Karen Christina Bakewicz MORTGAGES Karen Udicious, Owner Business Services Manager 255 North Goodman Street Gateway Funding Diversified 2098 East Henrietta Road Mortgage Services, L.P. Rochester, NY 14623 Rochester, NY 14607 (585) 232-5232 Chris Vella (585) 359-2500 3180 Latta Road, Suite 600 Fax: (585) 473-6755 CATERERS, RESTAURANTS/ Rochester, NY 14612 DELICATESSENS (585) 285-4144 COURT STENOGRAPHER Fax: (866) 803-6639 Sullivan’s Char Broil & Sully’s Catering KASB, Inc. WEDDING CEREMONIES Paul Morreale, President Kim Bonsignore 2152 Edgemere Drive Relationship Soulutions 4712 West Ridge Road Kathi Moon, M.Div. Spencerport, NY 14559 Greece, NY 14612 (585) 723-9746 54 Ayer Street (585) 652-5860 Rochester, NY 14615 Fax: (585) 352-8908 FURNITURE (585) 663-4032 Purchase One Services Fax: (585) 663-4032 CHURCHES EDUCATION – Cheryl Ann Bilski, Owner www.Relationship PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS 20 Dorian Lane THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! visit our website at AUGUST 12, 2009 page 3
  4. 4. MEMBER NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Agent: Shane Riley Business Category: Insurance Contact: Shane Riley Number of Employees: Sole Proprietor Years In Business: 1 Year (New York Life Insurance Company 164 Years) Address: 375 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, NY 14450 Telephone: 585-703-0818 SPOTLIGHT Email: Shane Riley Shane Riley, agent with New York Life Insurance Company situations change.” Whether it is preparing for a college education for your children, Greece Chamber Member Shane Riley, agent for New York Life Insurance financial protection for your family during your working years, guaranteeing Company, helps his clients to reach their financial goals through financial security for retirement, or all three, Shane can assist you in keeping your insurance and other financial products that the company offers. New program on track as your needs change. York Life Insurance Company offers many types of life insurance, “When I work with my clients I review their individual situations and personal annuities, Long-Term Care Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, objectives, analyze and review their needs, develop and implement a strategy that individual and group health insurance products, and more. The company will help to achieve targeted goals, and monitor the progress,” says Shane. has been providing insurance and financial services for over a century. “Financial security doesn’t just happen by accident. The good news is that it is never too late to start your planning.” Shane sees himself as a gap coach helping people POINTER FROM A PRO— reach their goals to their financial futures. “Customer service is what I drive my “My advice to anyone starting a new business is to develop a practice on,” says Shane. marketing plan and have the drive and the focus to see it through. The Living and conducting business in the Greece/Rochester area is a pleasant first year seems to be the hardest but once you get past that hurdle experience for Shane Riley. He is a native and a big supporter of this community. “I you really can see the potential!” want to give as much back to this community as I possibly can,” remarks Shane. “If —Shane Riley, New York Life Insurance Company Agent I can use my education to make a difference for all of my friends, family and acquaintances that I have met over the years, in Greece and Rochester, I feel it will Shane, a graduate of Monroe Community College and the W.P. Carey make this great community even better.” With all that Shane is participating in these School of Business, at Arizona State University, joined the New York Life days he is becoming well known in the business community. He holds free seminars Insurance Company Finger Lakes General Office just a little over a year at Legacy at Willow Ponds and his entire office co-sponsors a ball bouncing race at ago and has been very happy with both the company and his career. He Rochester Red Wing games. Shane will also be the sponsor of “Forging the is a trained professional that helps individuals identify their financial Freedom Trail through the Genesee Country”, a Greece Historical Society program, needs and then determines which insurance and financial products will in September of this year. He is a firm believer in the power of networking and best suit their needs and accomplish their goals, “ attends many networking events. As a New York Life Insurance Company agent I help guide my clients Call Shane Riley at New York Life Insurance Company at 585-703-0818 or email him through the often overwhelming process of creating an insurance and at sriley@ for more information! Be sure to tell him that you saw financial blueprint,” comments Shane. “Planning for your future is not a his spotlight in The Informer. one-shot deal. Strategies must be adjusted periodically as your life and —Terry Hogan, Office & Communications Coordinator RENEWING MEMBERS CONTINUED from PAGE 6... Small Business Success Series Town of Greece - John Auberger TP Farm Trapper Jack's Carving Place TECH TUESDAY Two Doors Community Resource Center Finally, An Easier Way to Manage Sales Workflow Unity Health Foundation Economic conditions are forcing businesses to work For more information or to register for this seminar, harder to grow sales. One must be efficient in order to visit our website at or by USA Payroll, Inc. maximize the amount of return on the minimum contacting the Greece Chamber office at 227-7272. Utopia Hair & Nail amount of work. “Finally, An Easier Way to Manage Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Vail Agency, Inc. Sales Workflow” will show you how any size business Van Scoter Insurance Agency, LLC Time: 7:30-9am can use information technology to manage customers, Var-Spec customer service, marketing, sales and prospects. Location: Greece Chamber Conference Room Ventimiglia Builders, Inc. 2496 West Ridge Road, Suite 202 Tech Tuesdays, a monthly segment of the Greece Verant Identifications Systems, Inc. Chamber’s Small Business Success Series, are Presenter: John Romero, Reboot Technologies Wachovia Securities designed to teach you the essentials of today’s Presenting Sponsor: AT&T Wahl Street Enterprises technology and how to use it to help in your business’ Track Sponsor: Bidders Guide Publications Ward & Schmerbeck, P.C. success. Tech Tuesdays are be held the first Tuesday of Cost: $20 for Greece Chamber Member Investors every month in the Greece Chamber Conference Room, Watermusic Song $35 for Non-Members and Guests covering a variety of technology-related topics. West Side Dental Laboratory Price includes Continental Breakfast page 4 AUGUST 12, 2009 visit our website at
  5. 5. MEMBER CHILI CHIROPRACTIC and WELLNESS CENTER Owner: Dr. Charles Boehly Contact: Dr. Stephanie Brown Business Category: Health Care Number of Employees: 3 Years in Business: The Chili office has been open for 3 years and the office on University Avenue has been open for 10 years Address: 3225 Chili Avenue Suite #2, Rochester, NY 14624 Telephone: 585-585-889-7170 SPOTLIGHT Email: Chili Chiropractic and Wellness Center, located at 3225 Chili Avenue, Suite #2 regular motion,” says Dr. Brown. offers their patients a variety of services. Their mission is to provide safe, Both doctors were born and raised in the Rochester, New York area. They effective and personalized chiropractic care for all of their patients. The Chili like the idea that they are able to give back to the community that they were office is one of two offices owned by Dr. Charles Boehly. raised in. “It is nice to be near friends and family and to have an office that is part of a community that has so many distinguished medical facilities,” POINTER FROM A PRO— comments Dr. Brown. “We find that the people of this area are not only “Excellent customer service is all about personalized customer service for genuinely concerned about there health but also very knowledgeable about your clients. In our office, it’s all about the patient. We strive to provide a it, too. This type of health centered culture is a wonderful working pleasant, comfortable and relaxing environment. We provide prompt environment.” service with attention to detail and tailor the patient’s treatment to their Chili Chiropractic and Wellness Center is very supportive of our business specific needs!” community and is a member of the Greece Chamber of Commerce. “If you —Dr. Stephanie Brown, Chili Chiropractic and Wellness Center are considering starting your own business, be sure to be very conscientious of location and be sure to check with local officials about “We are in the business of helping people get better and keeping them space and signage”, says Dr. Brown. better,” says Dr. Stephanie Brown. In addition to chiropractic care, there is a message therapist on site, they can custom fit orthotics and a range of “Owning your own business can really infiltrate every aspect of your life, as supplements, cushions, pillows, and supports are kept in stock right in the maybe it should. But it is important to be able to separate yourself from that, office. “We prescribe active care and rehabilitation for each and every one of if even for 15 minutes a day to relax and not let the stress get the best of you. our patients; we focus on the importance of posture and balance for all of Don’t forget if you don’t have your health, your business will likely suffer our patients. We can also provide nutritional advice. too!” Nutrition is really the building block of a healthy body,” remarks Dr. Brown. If you are interested in services from Chili Chiropractic and Wellness Center, “All of the above components help us to help our patients stay healthy.” their hours of operation are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 am-6pm, (closed from 1pm-2pm) for lunch and open Tuesday & Thursdays from 4pm- One thing that sets Chili Chiropractic and Wellness Center apart from many 6pm. All other times, call for an appointment. Evening appointments and chiropractic offices is Kinesio Taping. “Most chiropractic offices do not offer often same day appointments are available. The office accepts several types this,” comments Dr. Brown. In addition to being a chiropractor, Dr. Brown is of insurance plans, Workers’ Compensation and cash payments. To also a certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. Kinesiotaping is a method of schedule an appointment call 585-889-7170. Be sure to tell Chili Chiropractic taping that uses a uniquely designed and patented tape for treatment of and Wellness Center that you saw their spotlight in The Informer. muscular and postural dysfunction and lymphedema, among other things. “This patented elastic tape does not restrict motion. It is meant to support —Terry Hogan, Office & Communications Coordinator Promotional Opportunities Orientation Friday, August 28, 2009 • 8-9-am ARE YOU INTERESTED Greece Chamber Conference Room • 2496 West Ridge Road • Suite 202 Presenter: Terry Hogan Greece Chamber of Commerce IN GETTING Cost: Free INVOLVED IN THE Whether your business is well-established or a recent start-up...whether you sell products or services...promotion is the art of making customers aware of GREECE CHAMBER? and developing their need or want for your products or services. The Greece Chamber of Commerce offers its members a wide variety of opportunities to Call Sue Edgett for more promote your business to current customers and to develop interest with potential customers. information on our committees. Greece Chamber members are invited to join us for an overview of the wide Call 227.7272 or email her at range of promotional opportunities available to you. For more information or to register for this seminar, visit www.Greece or by contacting the Greece Chamber office at 227-7272. visit our website at AUGUST 12, 2009 page 5
  6. 6. & Property Maintenance Golden Ponds Restaurant Medical Practice Consultant RE/MAX First, Elvio Fernandes Canna Bear Paint Golden Touch Barber Shop Meier Associates RE/MAX First, Richard Borrelli RENEWING Caring for Cats Grace Knaak, Private Consultant Metro Mattress RE/MAX Plus, Allstar 3, Inc. MEMBERS Carl S. Paulson Great American Cookie Company Mid-Atlantic Correctional Supply Red Wing Shoe Store Designer/Craftsman Greece Community Miller Optical Services Ridge Road Fire District As of July 24, 2009 Casey's Hallmark Shop Federal Credit Union Mirabella & Smith LLP Ridgeway Sunoco Cat Hardesty, Greece Little League Mitchell-Nagel & Associates Robert A. Martin Sign Language Interpreter Greece Montessori School Flooring Specialist MKRJ, Inc. Cherry Tree Landscaping Greece Teachers Association Robert R. Denny, CPA MomSense Chili Chiropractic and Greece Volunteer Ambulance Robin Agan Transcription Morana Tuxedo Wellness Center Green Grass Mountain Ash Tree Farm ROC Boxing and Fitness Chris Resch Arnold's Monk's Property Maintenance Moyer, Russi & Randall, PC Rolaine Homes, Inc. Clarkson Community Church Greenleaf Meadows Apartments Ms. Mary Vending Services Rosemary Casalbore Classified Shredding Services Gus's Family Restaurant Managed Care Mt. Read Chiropractic Offices Claymore Dev Ltd. Harris Chesworth O'Brien Rozek Consulting Mussumeci Electric, Inc. Color Tech Restorations Johnstone Welch Rubert Glass Etching & Signs Nails Comfort Keepers Heaster Building Restoration Ruff Fund Management, LLC National Alliance for the Consumer Compliance Consulting Heritage Jewelers Rule One, LLC Mentally Ill - Rochester Conway Gage Service, Inc. Herko Computers, Inc. Sal's Birdland Restaurants National Electric & Coolidge Grecian Gardens, LLC Home Instead Senior Care Communications Solutions Scanlan Remodeling Cottrone Development Hushard's RV Center New Testament Christian Church SCORE Chapter #23 A & B Landscape Co., Inc. Impact Controls Design New Way Christian Faith Center Scotia Maintenance Corp. Solutions Inc. Craft Antique Co-op Impressive Apparel Next Steps Forward Scott C. Braley, General A & J Tax Inc. Craftsman Concepts Industry Online Contractor North Forest Office Providers A.M. Drywall Crystal Rock Bottled Water Jalin Enterprises, LLC Selling Smart Marketing Services Northgate Animal Hospital Abel Completion Technology Daniel P. Barletta, DDS Janet Hook, Inc. Services for Seniors, LLC Nothnagle Realtors, Irmgard Hahn Accounting 101 Danielle Zielinski Photography Jean A. Nash Music Studio Servpro of NW Monroe Cty. NYS Assemblyman Adams Basin Inn Bed & Breakfast Deconinck's Farm Market JM Cost Consultant William Reilich Shadowfax Enterprise Affinity Orchard Place Apartments Degiment, Inc. JM Gray NYS Senator Joseph E. Robach Shake-Away Agosto Properties Plus Democrat & Chronicle John A. Frey Roofing & Siding Old Paths Bible Baptist Church Sharon Quataert Ala Carte Real Estate Services Dental Hygienist Will Travel John F. Rourke Ontostrategies Consulting Silver Star Jewelry All Dry, Incorporated Diamond Pest Elimination, Inc. John Iuppa Co., Inc. Ontrac Equipment Corp. Sinead Raisa Wilder American Cancer Society Dianne White Cleaning Service Joseph Pellingra Photography Orchard Community Church Court Stenographer American Dream Consulting DJL Services JV Koris & Son Owls Art and More SiteSteward, Inc. Amy Pak Publishing, Inc. DMZ Enterprises K Creative Solutions P. Robert Rock Skylight Signs, Inc. Architectural Basics DOAN Buick GMC Kalir Enterprises, Inc. Pamela E. DeConinck Snap On Tools Arikata Martial Arts DOAN Chevrolet Karl H. Brust Property Mgt. Solutions Studio and Spa Arndt Funeral Home DOAN Dodge Chrysler Jeep Kenneth J. Graci, CFP Parrs & Perotto, LLP Sterling Idea Travel Artisan Works Downes & Reader Kiwanis Club of Greece, NY Pathstone Property Corp. - Steve's Convenience, Inc. Avant Garde Hair Design Hardwood Co., Inc. Ada Ridge Apartments STI Tours KRJM Enterprises, Inc. Avis Rent A Car Edible Arrangements Payment Processing Sue's Dog Grooming KSG Software, LLC Avviso Travel/Italian Tours Edwards Lawn & Landscape Consultants, Inc. KSW Creations Summit Federal Credit Union Barbara A. Pandina Elite Soccer Training PDX Inc. Lake Shore Fire District Surplus Switching Inc. Barb's Academic Services Etna Pastry Shoppe Philippone Realty, Inc. Lakeshore Community Church Synnova Solutions Corp. Barton's Parkside Hots Evistanet, Inc. Phillip R. Hurwitz, Attorney at Lakeshore Endodontics Tartaglia Landscaping Law Baughman's Magic Seal E-Z Solutions LLC & Snowplowing Lakeshore Physical Therapy Pino's Deli & Subs Benedict F. Gullo, DDS, PC Fenlon's Home Improvement & Sports Rehabilitation TCS Industries Pointe of View Benefit Representatives First Bible Baptist Church Latta Long Liquor, Inc. Terry Flynn of America, Inc. Pollyanna Air LLC First Niagara Risk Mgt. Lawson Road Church of Christ The Ben Cummings Co., Inc. Bidders Guide Publications Pooper Scooper Guys Inc. Flower City Irrigation Legacy at Park Crescent The Church of Christ Bill McGough, LCSW Pratap Gupta, MD Flower City Payroll Solutions, Inc. Liberty Home Inspections The Hair & Tanning Station Birds In Wood Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. - Flower City Printing, Inc. Linda D. DeMersman Health Care The Mall at Greece Ridge Carol R. Platt Blue Ribbon Carpet Cleaning FluffyPaw's Pet Luv Linda's Family Care The Next Step Management, Inc. Progressive Endodontics Bob Johnson Chevrolet-Geo Four Points Remodeling Living Hope Assembly of God of Greece The Travelling Hairdresser Bon Voyage Adventures Frances H. Cahen, Trust Lockamyeir & Associates, LLC Publasoft The Villages at Unity Braverman Consulting Frank A. Marino, CPA Long Term Care Assoc., Inc. Q Dental Group, PC The Wegman Companies Breed Enterprises, Inc. Fun Food Los Group, Inc. QuestCom Toshiba Business Solutions Brothers Collision & Mechanical Garage Door Bar & Grill LS Race Company R.C. Dickerson Eclectic Touchtone Carrier Services Buell Advertising Gary G. Krauss, CPA, PC of Europe Mascot, Inc. RAC for Women Inc. Business Admin Services, Inc. Gary Lang, DMD Town and Lake Property Mgt. Masiello & Associates, EWPC, LLC Radars Automotive Business Systems Mgt. GJ Romig Property Mgt. Inc. Town of Greece - Jeff McCann McDonald's - Greece Ridge Ralph Pontiac Honda Callahans Lawn Care GMT International CONTINUED on PAGE 4... 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  7. 7. August Monthly CALENDAR OF EVENTS Networking Luncheon CONTINUED from PAGE 2... 9/24 Thursday: Small Business Success Series. The Monthly Networking Luncheons Rochester area. Reservations can be made online at “Influential Leadership for Women,” presented by are held monthly to give Greece visit or by calling the Juls Foos, Bryant & Stratton College. 7:30- 9am, Chamber members and guests the Chamber offices at 227-7272. Greece Chamber Conference Room, Suite 202, opportunity to network with one 2496 West Ridge Road. Presenting Sponsor: AT&T. another and build new contacts to Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009 Track Sponsor: Bidders Guide Publications grow their businesses. A wide Time: variety of guest speakers are SEPTEMBER Registration and Networking at 11:45am scheduled to give attendees the Lunch and Program from noon to 1:15pm 10/2 Friday: First Friday Networking, 7:30-8:30am, opportunity to learn about important hosted by Legacy at Park Crescent, 1000 issues facing today’s business and Location: Providence Circle, off Mt. Read Boulevard the tools needed to move their Brook House Restaurant, 920 Elm Ridge Center Dr. businesses forward. Guest Speaker: Mark S. Peterson President & CEO Reservations are requested for all Chamber luncheons and The August luncheon will feature Greater Rochester Enterprise events; call 227-7272 to make reservations. All committee Mark Peterson, President & CEO of Cost: meetings and training sessions, unless otherwise noted, will Greater Rochester Enterprise. Join $16 for Greece Chamber Member take place in the Greece Chamber’s Conference Room at us and learn more about the $21 for Non-Members and Guests 2496 West Ridge Road, Suite 202. If you are interested in one initiatives being done to bring new Event Sponsor: First Niagara Bank - Latta Road of our many active committees or you would like to gain more businesses into the Greater and West Ridge Road exposure for your business, please call us at the Chamber. visit our website at AUGUST 12, 2009 page 7
  8. 8. CONTINUED from PAGE 1... President & CEO of the company, Cheryl Ann Bilski, Principal of Discover Functional Interiors and Purchase One Services along with Doug A D V E R T I S E I N T H I S N E W S L E T T E R ! C A L L 3 8 1 . 3 3 0 0 x 4 3 5 T O D AY ! Liszka, President of Los Group, Inc. and a local contractor have teamed up to provide a one-stop shopping experience for aging in place and individuals with special needs. “It is frustrating to people when a crisis occurs and they don’t know where to go for expertise,” says John Velekkakan. “Tell us what your challenges are and our team of experts will provide you with a solution in a one-stop healthcare shopping experience through a one-of-a-kind, spacious model right inside of our INDIA showroom where people can actually see it. Working together is the WITH THE GREECE CHAMBER best solution and everybody wins!” Our networking events, training series, Greece Business Expo, committees, and our special events give Greece Chamber Business Members the opportunity to really connect. Our members can sponsor events, participate in events and in some instances host our events. If January 12-19, 2010 you are looking to connect with other community businesses, think about joining one of our committees. The contributions from our committees are invaluable and at the same time they are connecting with the community and local businesses. Another great way for our members to connect is our all new private social networking site; SuccessLink. Be sure to visit our website at and click on the SuccessLink icon. The Greece Business Expo allows our members to connect with other members and be visible to the public. Renting a booth at the upcoming expo in September might just The Greece Chamber of Commerce is be the perfect way for you to connect. pleased to announce an opportunity to As you can see, the Greece Chamber is creating business momentum travel to India in 2010. The 8 day trip through the power of networking. If you are a Greece Chamber will be held January 12-19, 2010. member and you haven’t started connecting, there is no better time Travelers will fly from JFK to Delhi. than the present to start. If you are not a Greece Chamber member join From there, they will embark on a 3 city today and become a part of a great organization! tour including Delhi (the capital city), —Terry Hogan, Greece Chamber of Commerce Agra (home to the Taj Majal) and Jaipur Office & Communications Coordinator (known as the Pink City). Along the way, they will tour historic sites and see several demonstrations of local crafts including gem polishing and ################################## carpet weaving. A sunrise visit to the # # # # Taj Majal and an elephant ride are also # # included making this an unforgettable # # # # opportunity. and admission to all sight-seeing # # Businesses who are interested in # 10% # locations. The cost of the trip is $1,890 # o any rvice ff se # attending can set up meetings with per person based upon double # Ch to # m am Indian companies through the Chamber occupancy. A single supplement is also # - ga embe ber # s ex r # clud # to help make international connections. available. ed # # # # The tour price includes roundtrip coach An informational meeting will be held # # airfare from JFK to Delhi, daily buffet on Tuesday, September 15th from 5:30- # OUR FAMILY SERVING YOURS FOR 30 YEARS # # Greece Chamber’s Business of the Month - August 2001 # breakfast, hotel accommodations on 7pm and Thursday, October 8th from # # 24 HOUR EMERGENCY TOWING # twin sharing basis, arrival and 5:30-7pm in the Chamber Offices (2496 # # # departure transfers, transportation in a West Ridge Road, Suite 202). All are # Complete Service for Foreign, Domestic Cars & Light Trucks # private AC coach, an elephant ride in welcome. For more information, please # SUNOCO Self & Full Serve Station - “Always competitive prices” # ALL WORK GUARANTEED # # Jaipur, an English speaking tour guide call Chris Sortino at 227-7272. # # # Free Shuttle Service • Fast Turnaround # 227-4513 # # # # # # # Call us for our specials! # # 1615 Long Pond Road • (Corner of Ridgeway)# # # ################################## advertising supplement to GREECE POST A division of GateHouse Media Inc. 73 Buffalo Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-394-0770 page 8 AUGUST 12, 2009 visit our website at