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    • 11/03/2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Joey B's at Brickstone - 1325 Elmwood Avenue
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    Our Friday Networking Lunch is a great networking lunch held on the first Friday of every month. It is promoted to all Chamber members and business professionals as a way of networking with new contacts to make business connections.

    Seating is limited. Please register early.


    When: Friday, November 3, 2017  -  11:45AM - 1:15PM

    Where: Joey B's at Brickstone, 1325 Elmwood Avenue

    Who: Open to the public. Registration is required.

    Cost: Brighton Chamber member - $15, Non-Member - $20 (Online payment is required when you register)

    Fee includes buffet lunch:
    • Clam Chowder & French Onion Soup
    • Caesar Salad with warm chicken on side
    • Fruit Salad
    • Rolls
    • Coffee, Tea or Iced Tea
    • 11/08/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive
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    "Growing Your Business" - Presented by William J. Head, CPA and Sean O'Brien, CPA, MBA.

    This seminar is geared towards small businesses that have had success with their product but are looking for ways to improve/grow.

    Topics to be discussed:

    1)     Knowing your opportunity Costs – Ways to determine the value of your time and applying that to the stages or processes of your operation

    2)     Knowing your value Adds

    • Identify what areas in your business you enjoy doing the most (Development, marketing, sales etc.)

    3)      Working off the principles of 1 & 2

    • Identify areas in your business that slow down your ability to do step 2 and estimated the cost (figure determined in step 1 multiplied by the hours it takes to perform that task)
    • What areas in your business might you want to outsource
      • Accounting/Finance, IT Security, Marketing, Invoicing, Payroll etc
      • 1099 vs. W2 employees

    4)     Growth Risks

    • Overextending
      • EG new locations, staffing, overhead
    • Knowing when to grow – For Financial Reasons or Work life balance reasons
    • Mitigating overextending risk
      • Cash Flow Analysis – How healthy are my inflows, outflows and reserves
      • Breakeven analysis – What do I need to do to have this investment payoff (monetarily or work life)
      • Type of employee or independent contract agreements
      • Finding the right employees – Starts Now with networking and looking for individuals with the right fit. 
      • Finding the right Compensation to reward staff/contractors without risking Cash Flow - Setting up a compensation agreement that works within the Cash Flow Model (IE.  Do I pay low salary/high commission) 
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8 AM to 9 AM

    Note: Please arrive by 7:45am as the seminar will start promptly at 8am.

    The Legacy at Clover Blossom - Media Room
    100 McAuley Drive
    Rochester, NY 14610

    FREE Continental Breakfast

    Registration is required. Admission is FREE for members and $20 for non-members.

    Event Underwriter: The Legacy at Clover Blossom.

    The Legacy at Clover Blossom - Nestled in the woods near a charming residential neighborhood in the Town of Brighton and moments away from world-class arts and entertainment in Rochester, New York’s cultural district, Legacy at Clover Blossom is a premier residence for discerning older adults.
    • 11/15/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Grinnell's Restaurant | 1696 Monroe Avenue
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    Please Join Us for A Brighton Chamber of Commerce Networking Event!

    When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where: Grinnell's Restaurant
    1696 Monroe Avenue
    Rochester, New York  14618

    Open to the public. Registration is required.

    Cost: Brighton Chamber Members - FREE, Non-Members - $20

    Special Guest - Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle

    Networking is one of the best ways to grow your business! Increase your prospects and referral opportunities.

    Come Mingle with your Fellow Chamber Members for an Evening Of Delicious Hors D’Oeuvres, Cash Bar & Fun!!

    We'll definitely get some business done and we'll have fun doing it!

    Sponsor: Spinelli Dental D.D.S, LLP


    Imagine a dental practice that is always on time for your appointment. The atmosphere is relaxed, calming, beautiful and clean. You’re greeted by name with a smile. A practice where the team and doctor put your best interests first, and are not dictated by insurance companies.

    Envision an office where you are treated as a family member, with your comfort our top priority during procedures and all of your questions answered and all fees communicated to you before we start. A place where you don't feel rushed and are given the option of completing all your treatment in one visit to save you time. This is the experience that we strive to create for our patients at Spinelli Dental.

    • 12/06/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive
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    "Practical Cyber Security Tips" - Presented by Michael Clinton, Entre Computer Services.

    • Find out how to keep your organization more secure from Cyber threats.
    • Do the recent Ransonware attacks have you worried?
    • Most malware events are triggered by a user’s actions or their inactions. Learn how to keep your business protected?
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 8 AM to 9 AM

    Note: Please arrive by 7:45am as the seminar will start promptly at 8am.

    The Legacy at Clover Blossom - Media Room
    100 McAuley Drive
    Rochester, NY 14610

    FREE Continental Breakfast

    Registration is required. Admission is FREE for members and $20 for non-members.

    Event Underwriter: The Legacy at Clover Blossom.

    The Legacy at Clover Blossom - Nestled in the woods near a charming residential neighborhood in the Town of Brighton and moments away from world-class arts and entertainment in Rochester, New York’s cultural district, Legacy at Clover Blossom is a premier residence for discerning older adults.
    • 12/13/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Joey B's at Brickstone by St John's
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    Please Join Us for the Brighton Chamber of Commerce Holiday Networking Event! 



    When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:30PM - 7:30PM
    Where:  Joey B's at Brickstone by St John's
    1325 Elmwood Ave.

    Drawing for special prizes!

    Special Guests - Brighton High School's Crazy Pitches will sing holiday songs.

    Who: Open to the public. Registration is required.

    Cost: FREE for members and guests - $20 for non-members. (Online payment is required when you register). Registration is required.

    Come Mingle with Chamber Members  for an Evening Of Delicious Hors D'oeuvres, Cash Bar & Fun!!



    Please bring something to donate to the Brighton Food Cupboard.

    The Brighton Food Cupboard is in need of donations year round. Keep in mind that the Brighton Food Cupboard serves 40-50 families per week, representing 500 individuals per month. Items should be standard packaging, not bulk or large containers. Items in highest need: 
    • Beans (Pinto, Navy, Chili, Black)
    • Cereal
    • Evaporated, Powder And Condensed Milk
    • Fruit (Canned Or Boxed)
    • Healthy Snacks (Granola Bars, Crackers, Etc)
    • Juice (Canned Or Boxed)
    • Pasta
    • Pasta Sauce
    • Peanut Butter
    • Rice
    • Soups
    • Tomatoes (Canned Or Boxed)
    • Tuna
    • Vegetables (Canned Or Boxed)
    • 01/10/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive
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    "Alternative Financing Options" - Presented by Carlo P. DiPisa, MBA, Sr. Director, iCOMMERCIAL LENDING GROUP, LLC

    As a business owner, What Would you do if your bank said no to your loan request? CPA’s, Attorney’s, Business Consultants/ Owners, Bank Loan Officers, Real Estate Agents, etc., How would you advise your clients? It all begins with understanding your options, saving you Time, Money, & Frustration!

    Would you like to learn how to navigate the complex world of Alternative Financing?
    Come join us and find out more about the following financing options for your business and your clients.
    • - Alternative SBA Lending
    • - Business Term Loans
    • - Commercial Real Estate Financing
    • - Consumer Financing
    • - Secured Business Lines of Credit
    • - Unsecured Business Lines of Credit
    • - Equipment Leasing
    • - Sale Leasebacks
    • - Purchase Order Financing
    • - Accounts Receivable Financing (Factoring)
    • - Hard Money / Bridge Loans
    • - Merchant Cash Advances
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8am to 9am

    Note: Please arrive by 7:45am as the seminar will start promptly at 8am.

    The Legacy at Clover Blossom - Media Room
    100 McAuley Drive
    Rochester, NY 14610

    FREE Continental Breakfast

    Registration is required. Admission is FREE for members and $15 for non-members.

    Event Underwriter: The Legacy at Clover Blossom.

    The Legacy at Clover Blossom - Nestled in the woods near a charming residential neighborhood in the Town of Brighton and moments away from world-class arts and entertainment in Rochester, New York’s cultural district, Legacy at Clover Blossom is a premier residence for discerning older adults.
    • 03/07/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive
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    Be An HR Superhero: Drive HSA Adoption presented by Kendrick Spite, Benefit Resource Inc.

    A health savings account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged medical savings account available to taxpayers in the United States who are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). The funds contributed to an account are not subject to federal income tax at the time of deposit.

    • Learn three strategies to drive HSA adoption
    • Discover ways to drive HSA adoption and best practices
    • Glance into the future of HSA’s
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 8am to 9am

    Note: Please arrive by 7:45am as the seminar will start promptly at 8am.

    The Legacy at Clover Blossom - Media Room
    100 McAuley Drive
    Rochester, NY 14610

    FREE Continental Breakfast

    Registration is required. Admission is FREE for members and $15 for non-members.

    Event Underwriter: The Legacy at Clover Blossom.

    The Legacy at Clover Blossom - Nestled in the woods near a charming residential neighborhood in the Town of Brighton and moments away from world-class arts and entertainment in Rochester, New York’s cultural district, Legacy at Clover Blossom is a premier residence for discerning older adults.