Virtual Speed Networking with RPCN 2-16-2022

02/16/2022 - 4:00pm

* Postponed due to an emergency. *

The event will be rescheduled for another day.  Please stay tuned for more info.

This virtual networking event is open to visitors and RPCN members, along with Chamber members. It is an opportunity to talk one-on-one with 6 different attendees. The event is professionally orchestrated by Dave Finger, owner of Computer Gardener and member of RPCN. Prizes will be awarded, too! There is a 40 participant maximum.

Virtual Speed Networking with the Rochester Professional Consultants Network (RPCN)
February 16, 4-5:30pm (connect on Zoom at 3:50 to be entered into the networking rotation)
No fee
Location: Zoom

 

 

Annual Member Event at Woodcliff 12-08-2021

199 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY 14450

12/08/2021 - 11:00am

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Join us on December 8, 2021 for our Annual Member Luncheon! The event will feature chamber updates, board member vote, pass the mic, and a presentation by Jason Acker, partner & CPA at the Bonadio Group, on tax changes for small business owners.

Face covering/face masks will be required when not seated and eating.

 

Succession Planning 9/14/2021

09/14/2021 - 12:00pm

If you’re like most business owners, you have worked hard to build your business and at some point in your life would like to benefit from the fruits of your labor. While you may not be ready to transition your business anytime soon, there are many things to consider, well before you take the next step that will have an impact on your personal wealth. 

This event will concentrate on topics related to this process:

  • Importance of the exit planning process
  • Fundamental value of the business and the factors that impact its potential exit value
  • Creating a preliminary exit plan
  • Creating a personal wealth plan that is correlated to your business exit plan
  • Legal considerations relative to exit planning (eventual transition)
  • Options every business owner should consider when deciding how to approach transfer of his or her business either during lifetime or at death

Take your first step toward succession planning by attending this event!

 

Presented by: 
Mary Ognibene, Partner at McConville Considine Cooman & Morin PC
Jui Trivedi, Managing Director at Next Point LLC
Dan Williford, Partner at McConville Considine Cooman & Morin PC
Lee Woodring, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management – Woodring | Ponticello & Associates, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

About the Speakers

Mary Ognibene - Mary offers a wide range of experience in corporate law practice, including company formations, negotiation of a wide range of operational contracts important to businesses, and the acquisition process on both buying and selling sides.

Jui Trivedi – Jui is a Certiied Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) who works with clients to design optimal exit strategies and execute business sale processes that will meet their objectives and maximize business value.

Daniel Williford - Dan focuses on assisting individuals and families to transfer, preserve, and distribute their assets in accordance with their wishes.  His practice includes estate planning, estate administration, Elder Law and estate litigation.  

Lee Woodring is an SVP, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch in Pittsford. Lee has been with Merrill Lynch for over 25 years. One of his areas of focus within his team’s advisory practice is helping business owners with exit and transitions planning. He is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA).  

About MCCM
McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C. is a full-service law firm based in Rochester, New York, providing high-quality legal services to businesses and individuals since 1979.  With over a dozen attorneys and a full paralegal support staff, the firm is well-positioned to right-size services tailored to each client. We are large enough to provide expertise in a broad range of practice areas, yet small enough to devote prompt, personal attention to our clients.
We represent a diverse range of clients located throughout New York State and New England.  They include individuals, numerous manufacturing and service industry businesses, local governments, and health care professionals, provider groups, facilities and associations. We also serve as local counsel to out-of-state clients and their attorneys who have litigation pending in Western New York courts.  For more information, please contact us at 585.546.2500.
https://www.mccmlaw.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mccmlaw
https://twitter.com/mccmlaw
https://www.linkedin.com/company/mcconville-considine-cooman-&-morin-pc/

About Merrill Lynch Wealth Management – Woodring | Ponticello & Associates, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Woodring | Ponticello & Associates is a New York based wealth management team that represents successful individuals and families in financial transition, as well as select endowments and non-profits. Their focal point is providing personalized investment structure and customized wealth planning consultation to help accomplish the complex and evolving goals encompassing wealth accumulation, wealth cash-flow planning, capital preservation, and legacy creation guidance. 

About Next Point LLC
Next Point LLC is a full-service Merger & Acquisition Advisory firm serving clients in manufacturing, distribution, and service industries. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse, Next Point helps small to mid-sized business owners execute strategic plans to restructure, grow, or sell – but most of all – thrive. 

https://www.nextpointllc.com/about-us/

 

July 4th Parade 2021

Potter Place and Hulburt Road Fairport, NY 14450

07/03/2021 - 10:00am

Are you more than ready for a 4th of July celebration? The Village of Fairport, Town of Perinton, Wegmans, and the Fairport-Perinton Chamber of Commerce are!

This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, July 3, including the traditional Firecracker Five-Mile Run (5K) and the Parade. Unfortunately, the Party-in-the-Park will have to wait until 2022.

The Firecracker 5K begins at 8am at the top of O’Connor Road, at the intersection of Whitney Road. The race will proceed east on Whitney Road, south on Barnum Street, east on Parce Avenue, south on Main Street, turning west at the LiftBridge, proceeding along the canal to the finish at Perinton Park. Register here: https://yellowjacketracing.com/races/fleet-feet-firecracker-5k?fbclid=IwAR0fk5nKf1buFkaf3pAmvvcdc5xH7iVuB15a_kaUvEMYodzoLRzXQDBnn6w

On Saturday, July 3rd, an alternative Parade route and staging area have been selected. in the event that the LiftBridge construction has not been completed. If the LiftBridge is still in the up position for continuing repair, The Parade will form at 9:30am on the corner of Potter Place and Hulburt Road. Both Johanna Perrin School and Minerva Deland School will be used for staging, including Hulbert Road. At 10am, the parade will proceed north on Potter Place, turn west on West Church Street and end at Perinton Park.

Want visibility for your organization or business, or just a fun way to celebrate the holiday? Applications are now being accepted for floats, motorized vehicles, non-motorized vehicles, and marchers, including music. Parade participation is at no cost. Applications are available at: https://fairportperintonchamber.org/?q=july-4th-parade-application-form.  Parade participants will be contacted individually, using their contact information on the application, by the Fairport-Perinton Chamber President Jim Bilotta.

Sponsored by:

 

Creating Meaningful Connections That Will Increase Your Bottom Line

06/23/2021 - 12:00pm

Creating Meaningful Connections That Will Increase Your Bottom Line

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Noon – 1pm
Zoom (immediately after registering, you will receive the Zoom link)
No fee
Visitors and members are welcomed
Attendance will be limited to 50 participants

Kellie Wright, Co-Owner of Golden Hello Company, has a powerful message to deliver, without all the ‘hoop-la!’ She is fiercely committed to teaching others how to create meaningful connections that help to enhance trust and loyalty among employees, clients, family, and friends.

About Kellie Wright
Kellie Wright is a Speaker and Entrepreneur. She founded the Golden Hello Company with her daughter Kristi Wright. They find unique collections of gifts and place them into eye-catching Golden Hello gift boxes to help companies across the United States more easily express appreciation. The gifts are thoughtful, affordable, appropriate for all genders, and unique; no two boxed collections are alike. Ordering is made easy online.

Golden Hello Company can be found online at https://goldenhellocompany.com/ and on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, too. Kellie can be reached through our Chamber website directory: https://fairportperintonchamber.org/?q=member/kelliewright#profile-member

 

Speed Networking May 25, 2021

05/25/2021 - 11:00am

*** Registration is closed for this event ***

Hosted jointly with Chamber member Rochester Professional Consultants Network (RPCN)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
11am – Noon
Zoom (immediately after registering, you will receive the Zoom link) 
No fee 
Visitors and members are welcomed
Attendance will be limited to 50 participants

Want to expand your network and/or deepen your networking relationships? Speed Networking is a method for you to accomplish these goals, efficiently!

During the hour event, you will be paired one-on-one with six different participants. At the beginning of the Speed Networking, an explanation of the process will be given during the announcements, by experienced Chamber of Commerce Speed Networking volunteer, Dave Finger, Founder of Computer Gardener. We will also take short 30-second breaks between each one-on-one connection to announce a winner from a random prize drawing. The event will conclude with one final winner drawing and announcements.

Please note: Your commitment to this hour event is necessary for the one-on-one pairing to work productively for all attendees. It is not an event that you can come late and leave early. Please plan to sign on 15 minutes in advance.

About RPCN...
RPCN, otherwise known as the Rochester Professional Consultants Network, is a thirty-one year old organization that promotes professionalism, ethics and excellence in consulting so that its members can best serve their clients and the community. They are a long-time and active member of our Fairport-Perinton Chamber of Commerce.
https://fairportperintonchamber.org/?q=member/rpcn#profile-member

 

Quarterly Networking 4-28-2021

04/28/2021 - 11:00am

The event will include Chamber Updates and Pass the Mic.  There will also be a Presentation by Paul Kaiser, Vice President at Pursuit, and Chamber President Jim Bilotta AVP of Business Banking at Evans Bank.  Learn from the experts about SBA programs including PPP, Express Loans, and 504 loans (for real estate purchases).

This is a free event open to all Chamber members and guests.

 

Breaking Weight Loss Myths

03/10/2021 - 4:00pm

Does your 2021 New Year’s resolution involve weight loss? How is that working for you?

When you type into the World Wide Web, ‘how to lose weight,’ the results will appear like an infinite number of methods. Overwhelmed? Join us on March 10 at 4pm when we will talk about breaking weight-loss myths to help you achieve your fitness goals.

 

About Fit Strength Performance
Fit Strength Performance is a member of the Fairport-Perinton Chamber. They help their clients become physically and mentally prepared to handle the demands of life and their chosen sports. One personal-success factor is realized through understanding the importance of the ‘why’ of your workout! Fit Strength Performance aims to educate, inform, and have fun, while helping clients achieve their personal fitness goals.

About Mark Bruce
Mark is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has also earned an ACE Personal Training certification. To his Fit Strength Performance business, he brings over a decade of experience working with adults and athletes in developing strength, increasing performance, and reaching weight loss goals. Mark also adds a polished training and consultative approach to his profession, developed through his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Education, and his Masters degree in Counseling.
https://fairportperintonchamber.org/?q=member/fitstrength585#profile-member
https://www.instagram.com/fitstrength_performance/?hl=en
https://www.facebook.com/fitstrengthperformance/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU0ezGXKuWYVw8Pgt5UJASw

Breaking Weight Loss Myths 
Presented by: Fit Strength Performance Founder Mark Bruce
March 10, 2021
4-5pm
Zoom (immediately after you register, you will receive the Zoom link)
no fee

 

Embrace Your Sisters, with Vice President Megan Freida & 2nd Vice President Krista Jackson

02/10/2021 - 3:00pm

Employee support and a community based short-term financial resource for those going through breast cancer treatment is provided by Embrace Your Sisters (EYS). Attend the Zoom presentation to learn more.

Embrace Your Sisters, with Vice President Megan Freida & 2nd Vice President Krista Jackson

February 10, 2021

3-4pm

Zoom (immediately after you register, you will receive the Zoom link)

no fee 

Embrace Your Sisters (EYS), a member of the Fairport-Perinton Chamber, was founded in 2006. EYS has a mission to provide short term emergency-financial support for people with breast cancer. The non-profit organization fills a unique niche in breast cancer services by providing this support to residents within 13 NY counties, assisting with their daily-living bills: Allegany, Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates. Through financial assistance, education, and informational resources, EYS provides support and hope. EYS is supported 100% by volunteers.

 

State of the Town, Village, & Schools 2021

01/21/2021 - 11:00am

The Fairport Perinton Chamber of Commerce presents the State of the Town, Village, and Schools.  Speakers include Brett Provenzano (Fairport Superintendent of Schools), Ciaran Hanna (Perinton Town Supervisor), and Julie Domaratz (Fairport Village Mayor).  This event is free for Chamber Members, Non Members, and guests.  Please register at the link provided.  This will be held virtually online via Zoom.  Once you register, the Chamber will email you the meeting information.  We hope to see you online!

 

Playing to Your Strengths: Your Road Map to Team Excellence & Personal Fulfillment

01/12/2021 - 12:00pm

Playing to Your Strengths: Your Road Map to Team Excellence & Personal Fulfillment

presented by Nermine Zakhary, MSEd, SSCC CPAC

Tuesday, January 12, noon - 1pm

on Zoom (after you register, you will receive an email from the Chamber with the Zoom link)

no fee for members: $10 for non-members

The presentation will begin to escort you into the process of strengths-building instead of weakness-fixing, to enhance your business team's and your own professional performance.

Nermine Zakhary is a practitioner of strengths, particularly how to strategically apply them to accelerate performance energy, relationships, and results! She is a Certified Strengths Strategy Coach, Certified People Acuity Coach™, and Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer of Strengths-Edge. Her background also includes 15 years in the training industry at Highland Hospital and Xerox Corporation. She holds a Master's Degree in Education, specializing in Instructional Design for Online Learning.

https://www.strengths-edge.com/

 

Holiday Party 2020

12/16/2020 - 3:00pm

December 16 at 3pm will be our first ever VIRTUAL holiday party!

To the first 25 who register, a Chamber Board member will deliver a single-serve wine bottle and cookie!

We have musical entertainment too ~ Garry Manuel, Founder/Artist of Sunflare Songs/Records & Founder and Vice President of Rochester Area Music Project (RAMP).

Our no-cost VIRTUAL holiday party will include pass-the-virtual mic, to keep our commitment to make you and your business/organization visible!

Please click to register now, so we can email you a link to Zoom.

 

Annual Membership Meeting - 10/01/2020

10/01/2020 - 11:00am

Our Annual Membership Meeting will be online via Zoom on October 1, 2020 from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  The event will include pass the mic, updates on the chamber, and a presentation from Jeff Reinholtz of Innovative.  Registration is required using the link provided.  We look forward to seeing you online!

 

 

View the presentation here.

 

Facebook Live as a Communication Tool

09/16/2020 - 12:00pm

Facebook Live is an easy-to-use communication tool and has earned greater value during COVID. The purpose of this Zoom presentation is to make you feel comfortable with the use of Facebook Live. You will experience a real-time Facebook Live recording. Success tips and a Q & A will also be included. Sign into Zoom on your computer (link will be provided to you via email, upon registration) the day of the event and have your cell phone available to watch the use of Facebook Live on your Facebook app.  Presented by: Kellie Wright, Golden Hello Company and Diane McClure, Edge Advertising Group.

 

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance & Liabilities

07/29/2020 - 3:00pm

Peter J. Gregory is a Partner at McConville Considine Cooman & Morin (MCCM). His practice areas include: personal injury, litigation, professional licensing, business, and residential real estate. Peter serves individuals, businesses, and organizations. For the past seven years, he has been named a Super Lawyers' 'Rising Star,' placing him in the top 2 percent of New York attorneys. MCCM has been a long-term Chamber member.

Presented on Zoom.  Register to get receive the meeting details.

 

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance & Liabilities

07/28/2020 - 9:00am

Peter J. Gregory is a Partner at McConville Considine Cooman & Morin (MCCM). His practice areas include: personal injury, litigation, professional licensing, business, and residential real estate. Peter serves individuals, businesses, and organizations. For the past seven years, he has been named a Super Lawyers' 'Rising Star,' placing him in the top 2 percent of New York attorneys. MCCM has been a long-term Chamber member.

Presented on Zoom.  Details to attend coming soon.

 

Online After Hours May 2020

05/21/2020 - 5:30pm

Our monthly After Hours event for May will be held online!   We will host our pass-the-mic routine, without a mic to pass! As always, members and visitors are welcome.

When:
Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:30pm - 7:30pm
 
To attend:
1. Click:  https://zoom.us/j/92940278449
2. (If you are asked for a meeting i.d.:  929 4027 8449
OR
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
 
You can download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/
 

 

Coffee Hour at Fairport Family Dental, April 15, 2020

83 S. Main St, Fairport, NY 14450

04/15/2020 - 8:00am

*****
Due to the unprecedented challenge related to the COVID-19 virus, this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later.  Check back soon for more information.
*****

You are invited to a coffee hour at Fairport Family Dental! The event is hosted by Dr. Mary Ann Panara, Dr. Jeff Panara, and Team.

There will be door prizes, and Oral B Electric Toothbrush - plus more!   Parking is in the back of the building.   Additional parking available at Howard Hanna - 65 S Main Street.

Drop in to discuss what is going on at your business... and what the Chamber can do for you!  The coffee is ready!  We need your input!

April 15, 2020 -  8:00am - 9:00am.  83 S. Main St, Fairport, NY 14450

This is a free event and open to the public! No registration required.

 

Quarterly Membership Meeting - 03/26/2020 @ Burgundy Basin

1361 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534

03/26/2020 - 11:00am

*** This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.  Please check back soon for details.  ***

Our Quarterly Membership Meeting will take place at Burgundy Basin from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  The event will include lunch, pass the mic, new member introductions, business of the month, and updates on the chamber.  There will also be a presentation by Jeff Reinholtz of Innovative Solutions entitled What is CX and how does it impact today's business? Registration is required using the link provided.  We look forward to seeing you at Burgundy Basin!

 

Networking at Windy Acres - 3/13/2020

2518 Huber Road, Fairport, NY 14450

03/13/2020 - 5:00pm

Join us for networking and a hard cider tasting at Windy Acres!  This event is free for members, non members, and guests.  Online registration is required.  We hope to see you there!  March 13, 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm - 2518 Huber Road, Fairport, NY 14450, Fairport, NY 14450.

 

Networking at Spinelli's Catering - 2/27/20

303 Macedon Center Rd Suite #1, Fairport, NY 14450

02/27/2020 - 5:00pm

Join us for networking at the newly remodeled Spinelli's Catering!  This event is free for members, non members, and guests.  Appetizers and beverages will be served.  Online registration is required.  We hope to see you there!  February 27, 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm - 303 Macedon Center Rd Suite #1, Fairport, NY 14450.

 

Coffee Hour at Elderwood Village at Fairport, February 20, 2020

7 Chardonnay Drive, Fairport, NY 14450

02/20/2020 - 8:00am

You are invited to a coffee hour at Elderwood Village at Fairport!  The event is hosted by Chelsea Crawford, Elderwood's Community Relations Coordinator,

There will be a free omelet bar available along with other refershments! Drop in to discuss what is going on at your business... and what the Chamber can do for you!  The coffee is ready!  We need your input!

February 20, 2020 -  8:00am - 9:00am.  7 Chardonnay Drive, Fairport, NY 14450.

This is a free event and open to the public! No registration required.

 

Coffee Hour at High Acres - Jan 23, 2019

425 Perinton Parkway, Fairport, NY 14450

01/23/2020 - 8:00am

You are invited to a coffee hour at High Acres Landfill & Recycling Center!  The event is hosted by Nicole Simonetti.

Drop in to discuss what is going on at your business... and what the Chamber can do for you!  The coffee is ready!  We need your input!

January 23, 2020 -  8:00am - 9:00am.  425 Perinton Parkway, Fairport, NY 14450.

This is a free event and open to the public! No registration required.

 

State of the Town, Village, & Schools 2020

The Burgundy Basin, 1361 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534

01/16/2020 - 11:00am

The Fairport Perinton Chamber of Commerce presents the State of the Town, Village, and Schools.  Speakers include Brett Provenzano (Fairport Superintendent of Schools), Ciaran Hanna (Perinton Town Supervisor), and Julie Domaratz (Fairport Village Mayor).

Networking: 11:00am - 11:45am
Program & Lunch: 11:45am - 1:00pm

Event Fee includes presentation and lunch.

Hosted by the Burgundy Basin - 1361 Marsh Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534

 

 

Holiday Party 2019 @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff

199 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY 14450

12/12/2019 - 5:00pm

Stop by Woodcliff for our annual Holiday Party!  Enjoy drinks and hors d'oevres with members at the elegant Woodcliff hotel and spa!  Celebrate with us another year of our Chamber's Growth!

Complimentary ticket for beer or wine included.

Free for Members.  Guests $10

 

Coffee Hour at Wireless Zone, November 20, 2019

2200 Penfield Road, Penfield, New York 14526

11/20/2019 - 8:00am

You are invited to a coffee hour at the newly renovated Wireless Zone!  The event is hosted by owner Dave Wolmering.

Drop in to discuss what is going on at your business... and what the Chamber can do for you!  The coffee is ready!  We need your input!

November 20, 2019 -  8:00am - 9:00am.  2200 Penfield Road, Penfield, New York 14526.

This is a free event and open to the public! No registration required.

 

Coffee Hour at Lyons National Bank November 6, 2019

1314 Fairport Road. Fairport, NY 14450

11/06/2019 - 8:00am

You are invited to a coffee hour at Lyons National Bank in Fairport.  The event is hosted by James Bilotta, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager, and Chamber President.

Drop in to discuss what is going on at your business... and what the Chamber can do for you!  The coffee is ready!  We need your input!

November 6, 2019 -  8:00am - 9:00am.  1314 Fairport Road. Fairport, NY 14450.

This is a free event and open to the public! No registration required.

 

Annual Membership Meeting - 10/23/2019 @ Woodcliff

199 Woodcliff Dr Fairport, NY 14450

10/23/2019 - 11:00am

Does your business have a succession plan? Attend the annual Chamber meeting to hear lawyers from the firm of McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C., Amy Varel, Mike McConville, and Dan Williford, present Business Succession Planning: Choosing a Successor; Options for Succession; What Happens When You Do Nothing.

This annual meeting on October 23 at Woodcliff from 11:00am - 1:00pm will include lunch, raffle items, pass-the- mic, new member introductions, Business of the Month, and Chamber updates.

 

After Hours Networking at Sweet Charity - 9/25/2019

650 Whitney Rd, Fairport, NY 14450

09/25/2019 - 5:00pm

Join us for networking at Sweet Charity Resale Boutique & Shop!

This event is FREE and open to the public.  The store will be open as usual.  Find something for yourself or a loved one!
September 25, 2019, 5pm - 7pm.

 

Coffee Hour at Solstice Senior Living in Fairport 9/18/2019

55 Ayrault Road Fairport, NY 14450

09/18/2019 - 8:00am

You are invited to a coffee hour at Solstice Senior Living in Fairport.  The event is hosted by Thomas Cappon, the Director of Sales and Marketing for Solstice Senior Living.

Drop in to discuss what is going on at your business... and what the Chamber can do for you!  The coffee is ready!  We need your input!

September 18, 2019 -  8:00am - 9:00am.  55 Ayrault Road Fairport, NY 14450.

This is a free event! No registration required.

 

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