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    • 07/27/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Rustic Village Apartments - 999 East Henrietta Road

    Please Join Us for a Brighton Chamber of Commerce Member Open House Networking Event at Rustic Village Apartments



    Join Tri City Rentals and the Brighton Chamber for an evening of cocktails and connections whilst discovering the Rochester area’s largest apartment community, Rustic Village Apartments! This is going to be an evening filled with opportunities to network and mingle with area chamber members and the chance at a great raffle prize. 

    Enjoy FREE seasonal hors d’oeuvres along with a selection of beer and wines and other refreshments. Tours of Rustic Village will be available throughout the evening and don’t forget to put your card in the drawing for a great raffle prize!

    Entrances for Rustic Village Apartments are located on East Henrietta Road and Crittenden Road. Please park at the Entertaining Center located on East Squire Drive, across from parking lot #12. Event parking signs will direct you. Detailed directions are available on the Rustic Village website. (rusticvillageapartments.com)

    What: Brighton Chamber Networking at Rustic Village Apartments

    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where: Rustic Village Apartments – Entertaining Center

    999 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623

    Cost: FREE! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 

    Sponsored by:



    Tri City Rentals has been a part of the Rochester community for over 50 years and currently owns and operates 10 apartment communities in the region. We pride ourselves on providing our residents with the very best amenities and service. Attention to detail is the first thing you’ll notice as you enter any of our apartment communities.

    Our beautiful flagship community, Rustic Village Apartments, has won gold for the Rochester’s Choice Awards Best Apartment Community for 14 straight years. Tri City Rentals has also won gold for the Rochester’s Choice Awards Best Apartment Management Company for four straight years and 1600 East Avenue has won silver for the Rochester’s Choice Awards Best Apartment Community for two years in a row.

    • 08/03/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Creativity Shell - 1984 Monroe Avenue

    Creativity Shell Ribbon Cutting and Open House



    Creativity Shell
    1984 Monroe Avenue
    Brighton, New York 14618

    When: Thursday August 3, 2017Noon-2pm.

    Bring the kids (Ages 4+)!

    Our Grand Opening will feature a small craft for children to complete and will give parents the opportunity to visit our new makerspace, learn more about the work we are doing in the community as well as register your children for classes!

    Drinks and snacks will be provided along with a small sewing/textile art project for the kids!

    The Creativity Shell is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to use creative trades to educate and inspire the next generation of makers. Our organization teaches sewing/textile arts classes to students in public libraries, schools and shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. Sewing/textile arts classes are designed to educate and inspire children by teaching them essential life and practical skills.

    • 08/04/2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Joey B's at Brickstone - 1325 Elmwood Avenue


    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, August 4, 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 - $18 (Online payment is required when you register)

    Fee includes buffet lunch - Quiche Lorraine (vegetarian), New England Clam Chowder, Mixed green salad, Fresh fruit salad, Rolls, Coffee/iced tea.
    • 08/08/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive

    Blogging for Your Business - Presented by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, Freelance Writer/Editor

    Blogging can be a great way to make the name and services of your business visible to new, current and past customers, especially when you have news to share. Doing it well makes your business look good and attracts new or return customers. Creating and maintaining a blog is time-consuming, though, and can be daunting to businesspeople who don’t see themselves as writers.

    In this Expert Edge seminar you will learn:

    • The value of blogging for and about your business

    • Why have a blog for your business

    • What to blog about

    • How to manage blogging without making yourself crazy

    • Options for help with blogging

    About the presenter:

    Ruth E. Thaler-Carter blogs about Brighton for Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle newspaper; writes a monthly “On the Basics” column about freelancing and business aspects of writing and editing for the An American Editor blog; contributes posts to the blogs of colleagues and professional organizations; and writes, edits and proofreads posts for clients’ blogs. She plans to take her own advice this year and launch a blog to promote her Communication Central conference business.

    Tuesday, August 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 $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.
    • 08/09/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Brighton Commons, 1855 Monroe Avenue


    Happy Corner Triple Anniversary Celebration at Brighton Commons For:

    • Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment - 7 years
    • Panache Home -  3 years
    • Trilogy Fashion Foundry - 1 year *Rebranding Announcement

    Music by Isabella Barbagallo, Mercy Senior and Panache Princess.

    Sip & Nibble your way through the 3 boutique "Happy Corner" Anniversary Celebration.

    Sinful Sweets, Beverage sampling and lite nibbles.

    3 Boutique Giveaway ... must be present to win (winner selected at 7:15pm).

    Stay connected and support LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS

    When: Wednesday, August 9 2017 - 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where: Trilogy and Panache
    Brighton Commons, 1855 Monroe Avenue

    Cost: Brighton Chamber members are FREE!

    Non-Member - $15 

    • 08/22/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Joey B's at Brickstone

    Networking Event

    Please Join Us for A Brighton Chamber of Commerce Networking  Event!

    When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017  - 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where:  Joey B's at Brickstone, 1325 Elmwood Ave.

    Who: Open to the public. Registration is required.

    Cost: Brighton Chamber members are FREE!
    Non-Member - $15 (Online payment is required when you register)

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

    Come Mingle with your Fellow Chamber Members and Business Associates; Cash Bar & Fun!!


    Sponsor: 


    • 09/07/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive

    Energy Supply Options - Presented by Daniel Lysiak, Energy Consultant with EnergyMark, LLC

    Below is a summary of the presentation:

    • Our educational seminar on energy supply outlines the savings/benefits from switching from utility default supply to an ESCO.
    • Explains the impact of the Marcellus/Devonian shale plays on the price of natural gas.
    • Outlines the individual cost components making up the “all-in” supply prices consumers see on their bill each month.
    • Provides insight into the electric and natural gas futures markets which show the cost of locking forward fixed pricing.
    • Data on historic variable electric and natural gas pricing.
    • These are NOT sales pitch prices but actual data, not an offer of sale
    • What to look out for and what to avoid in terms of predatory offers made by companies within our industry.
    • Budget control strategies utilized by mid-large sized users that help increase savings.
    Thursday, September 7, 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 $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.
    • 09/09/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Brighton Twelve Corners
    Business Promotion Opportunities at Brighton Homecoming Celebration!

    Promote your business at our most popular event of the year: The Brighton Community Homecoming Celebration and Parade! Click here to download the event flyer.

    The Brighton Chamber of Commerce has BIG plans for Homecoming this fall. Local businesses and Chamber members will be out in force supporting Brighton High School students, celebrating a tradition of excellent education, cheering the Barons at the football game and, of course, promoting our businesses. There are a number of opportunities for you to promote your business.

    Move your business front-and-center by promoting what you do or sell directly to members of the Brighton Community while you support our community and our students.

    SPACE IS LIMITED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! So, don't wait! Register now!

    On Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10:30am until approximately 1:30pm there will be a street party and parade. Elmwood Avenue at 12 Corners will be closed to accommodate the crowd that will gather to enjoy the music and watch the BHS Homecoming parade.

    Get involved with the Brighton Chamber of Commerce and promote your business!

    The Brighton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a business promotion area and a music tent at the site. This will be the only promotional activities allowed near the parade route.

    Whether you offer a free product sample, donations to a charity, a prize drawing or something even more creative this is your opportunity to build a strong connection with Brightonians at a minimal expense. If you are a food vendor, you will be able to sell food & beverages directly to customers all during the party.

    SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS TAKEN ON A FIRST COME, FIRST RESERVED BASIS!

    There are many ways to participate!

    1. “Chamber Tent Village" At The Parade Site -  SOLD OUT!

    Promote your business by offering free product samples, promotional giveaways, donations to a charity, a fun drawing. Includes a 10' x 10' tent, 6’ wide table + two folding chairs. $175 per business.

    PLANS ARE FOR TEN TENTS. TENTS WILL SELL OUT FAST! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

    2. Sponsor The Homecoming Music

    The event features a DJ station at 12 Corners. Recorded music is played from 10:30am until the parade begins at 12:45pm . Your business will be announced & thanked periodically throughout the event. $250 per business.

    3. March In The Homecoming Parade

    This is your chance to literally put your business out in front of the community by actually joining the parade. March in the parade or decorate one car/float to accent your message. Put your staff in the parade! Celebrate! $350 per float, vehicle or section.

    Food Truck Promotion

    Participating food vendors may sell food to customers during the Homecoming festivities. This is the perfect chance for you to promote your food truck! $175 per Food Vendor - SOLD OUT– Vendor must provide food permit

    Register today at https://www.brightonchamber.org/event-2536276.

    • 09/19/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Record Archive - 33 1/3 Rockwood St.



    Please Join Us for A Special Brighton Chamber of Commerce Networking Event!

    When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where: Record Archive in The Backroom Lounge, 33 1/3 Rockwood St.


    Featuring music by Singer/songwriter, Teagan Ward.


    Who: Open to the public. Registration is required.

    Cost: Brighton Chamber members are FREE!
    Non-Member - $15 (Online payment is required when you register)

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

    Come Mingle with your Chamber Members and Business Associates 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! 


    • 10/05/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 1000 Pittsford-Victor Road | Second Floor | Pittsford, NY 14534


    Member Open House Networking at HunterRoss

    When: Thursday, October 5 2017 - 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where: 1000 Pittsford-Victor Road | Second Floor | Pittsford, NY 14534

    Cost: Brighton Chamber members are FREE!

    Non-Member - $15 

    Free appetizers, wine, soda, coffee

    Free drawings for a few prizes from local businesses.

    Registrants will have the opportunity to see our workspace and learn about our assessments for selection process optimization, leadership development, sales team improvement, employee training, and employee engagement through The Predictive Index.

    • 10/06/2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Joey B's at Brickstone - 1325 Elmwood Avenue


    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, October 6, 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 - $18 (Online payment is required when you register)

    Fee includes buffet lunch.
    • 10/10/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive

    "Decoding Human Behavior: Avoid the Same Hiring Mistakes" - Presented by Nick Ryberg, president at Hunter-Ross

    This presentation will discuss why assessment tools are important for one's selection process, onboarding, and employee development. The current assessment market, how assessments are applied practically, and what to look for when considering using assessment tools and workforce analytics would be examined. Additionally, insight about the most popular four factor assessments on the market would be provided.

    Tuesday, October 10, 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 $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.
    • 10/17/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Midtown Athletic Club - 200 E Highland Dr

    Please Join Us for a Brighton Chamber of Commerce Networking Event!!


    When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where: Midtown Athletic Club, 200 E Highland Dr

    Who: Open to the public. Registration required.

    Cost: Brighton Chamber members are FREE!

    Non-Member - $15 (Online payment is required when you register)

    Come Mingle with your Fellow Chamber Members and Business Associates 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!

    • 11/08/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive

    "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 $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.
    • 12/06/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive

    "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 $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.
    • 01/10/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive

    "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.