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    • 05/01/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Bistro 1778 • Penfield

    Please Join Us for a Special Brighton Chamber of Commerce's Networking Event, Co-promoted with the Penfield Business Chamber.

    We have the entire restaurant, bar and deck for this special event!

    What: Business Networking

    When: Monday, May 1, 2017 , 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where: Bistro 1778, 1778 Penfield Road

    Who: Open to the public. Registration required.

    Cost: FREE for Brighton Chamber Members. 
    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!!

    Sponsors:

    David Wolmering- Wireless Zone/Wolmering Wireless Inc.

    Mary Nicholas - SunCommon NY


    • 05/05/2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Thali of India - 3259 South Winton Road
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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, May 5, 2017  -  11:45AM - 1:15PM


    Where: Thali of India, 
    3259 South Winton Road

    Who: Open to the public. Registration is required.

    Cost: Brighton Chamber member - $12, 
    Non-Member - $15 (Online payment is required when you register)

    Fee includes buffet lunch and beverage.
    • 05/10/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Rustic Village Apartments – Entertaining Center

    "The Business Loan Application Process – Helping Business Owners Know and Understand What is Needed When Requesting Financing" presented by Kelly Bagnaschi, Brighton Branch Manager, Northwest Bank

    Many times businesses needing financing go to the bank completely unprepared and blindsided when learning what is required of them to apply for the loan – this seminar will help you prepare and organize on a regular basis so when the need arises, you are ready to go.

    • Understanding the Importance of and How Lenders Analyze the Three Cs – Credit, Collateral, Character

    • Understanding the Importance of and How Lenders Analyze Financials (Tax Returns)

    • Understanding the Importance of and How Lenders Analyze Reports (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Profit & Loss, Personal Financial Statements)

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8am to 9am

    Where: Rustic Village Apartments – Entertaining Center, 999 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623

    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. Detailed directions are available on the Rustic Village website. (rusticvillageapartments.com)

    Cost: Brighton Chamber members are FREE!

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

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

    Underwritten 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.

    • 05/13/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Brighton Town Hall

    Town of Brighton Annual Clean Sweep

    Sponsored by the Town of Brighton and The Brighton Central School District

    9:00 a.m. Kickoff: Come to the Brighton Town Hall Auditorium to get your clean-up assignment, pick up your T-shirt, gloves, bags, and grabber, have some coffee, juice, donuts and a bagel provided by Starbucks, Tops Market, and Bagel Land.

    9:30-11:45   Clean up those streets, creeks parks and trails!

    11:45 - To celebrate our morning of hard work, everyone is invited to gather at French Road Elementary School Cafetorium for a delicious lunch provided by Mark’s Pizzeria, Wegmans, Mark's Pizzeria and Great Harvest Bread Co.

    You can register at www.townofbrighton.org/rec

    • 05/16/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Painting with a Twist - 3159-3259 Winton Road S. Suite 104
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    Please Join Us for a SPECIAL Brighton Chamber of Commerce Member Open House Networking Event

    What: Networking at Painting with a Twist
    When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
    Where: Painting with a Twist
    3159-3259 Winton Road S. Suite 104

    Sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore.

    Soft drinks , Beer, Wine, Veggie Platter, Sandwich Platter, Cheese and cracker Platter will be available. 

    Who: Open to the public. Registration required.

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

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

    Sponsored by:

    • 06/06/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Rustic Village Apartments – Entertaining Center


    "Using Your Website to Drive Sales" present by Joe Crestuk - President and Jerry Grundman - VP, webSURGE Digital Marketing.

    Learn how to build traffic, drive leads and convert sales

    Your website should do more than just provide a strong representation of your company. It should be an effective sales and marketing tool working 24/7 to grow your business.

    In this seminar you’ll gain tangible information that you can apply to your company’s and/or your clients’ websites. 

    • It all begins with a keyword strategy. Create web pages that rank high on search engines and landing pages that drive leads with keywords that matter.

    • All along the way you need to measure your success and progress. We’ll review a number of free tools that anyone can use to measure the effectiveness of your website, landing pages, and search engine rankings. 

    • Learn how to turn the data that’s readily available into actionable insights to improve the performance of your website.

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8am to 9am

    Cost: Brighton Chamber members are FREE!

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

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

    Where: Rustic Village Apartments – Entertaining Center, 999 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623

    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. Detailed directions are available on the Rustic Village website. (rusticvillageapartments.com)

    Underwritten 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.

    • 06/07/2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Joey B's at Brickstone


    Brighton Chamber 2017 Awards Luncheon

    When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    11:30am - Networking
    12:00pm - Buffet Lunch 

    • All white meat chicken salad with grapes and walnuts, paired with split croissants
    • Fresh fruit salad
    • Fresh green salad with dressing variety
    • Pasta salad (with veggies and tossed in Italian dressing)
    • Ham/Roast beef wrap combo with cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
    • Water/coffee/iced tea

    12:30pm - Keynote
    1:00pm - Awards Presentation

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

    Cost: Members and guests - $15,  Non-members - $20.

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kevin McGowan, Superintendent  of Brighton Central School District.

    Topic: “Excellence: Brighton Schools Looking Forward by Building on the Past”

    The following 2017 awards will be presented:

    • Community Service Award
    • Building Pride in Brighton Award
    • Green Brighton Business Award
    • Memorial Award
    • Entrepreneur of the Year
    • 06/20/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Midtown Athletic Club - 200 E Highland Dr


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

    What: Networking at Midtown Athletic Club 



    When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where: Midtown Athletic Club

    200 E Highland Dr
    Rochester, NY 14610

    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!
    • 07/12/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Legacy at Clover Blossom - 100 McAuley Drive

    8 Steps to Solving ALL Your Marketing Problems - Presented by Mark Dulaney, ChampionsYOUniversity.com.

    Mark Dulaney, Founder of Brighton Chamber Member ChampionsYOUniversity.com, is a “Result Strategist” that helps business owners create the four required strategies that create the specific marketing, performance, and duplication results they desire.

    If marketing is a weak link for your company, this workshop will provide you with a simple, eight-step process to make you as good at marketing as you are at your products and services.

    Most companies spend far too much their time, energy, and resources treating the symptoms of their marketing problems instead of solving their real marketing problems.

    To help you solve your marketing problems, in one hour you will learn:

    • The three types of marketers (zebras, lions, and Hyenas) and their marketing philosophies

    • The difference between and identifying the real marketing problem from the visible symptoms of the problem

    • An eight-step process that allows you to start from where you are and create or improve your company’s Branding, Marketing, and Sales strategies; including scripts, target market, steps, and media

    • How to take the “ A r t ” out of your branding and marketing and replace it with a step-by-step scientific approach to creating the right marketing philosophy, marketing strategies, and sales tactics

    Wednesday, July 12, 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.

    • 07/20/2017
    • 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 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 20, 2017 - 5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Where: Rustic Village Apartments – Entertaining Center

    999 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623

    Cost: Brighton Chamber members are FREE!

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

    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.

    • 08/08/2017
    • 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


    Trilogy Fashion Foundry, Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment and Panache Home & Design
    Home Furnishing Consignment Boutique

    What: Brighton Chamber Networking

    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 

    More event details available soon!

    • 08/22/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Record Archive - 33 1/3 Rockwood St.



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

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

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


    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! 


    • 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!



    The Brighton Chamber of Commerce's largest business promotion event each year is the Brighton Community Homecoming Celebration. This event is so HUGE we have to shut down traffic at Twelve Corners! This year the event is on Saturday, 9.9.17 from 10:30am until 1:30pm.

    You can promote your business while the crowd listens to music, eats some great food and watches the Brighton High School Homecoming parade. Our major event sponsors are FEATURED IN THE PARADE!!  Yes, your business can actually be IN the parade. What a wonderful, unique opportunity, right?!

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

    SPACE IS LIMITED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

    This unique business promotion opportunity usually sells out BEFORE the deadline. The deadline for registration is August 25, 2017. So, don't wait! Register now!

    There are many ways to participate!

    All the promotional activities will be situated in front of the Middle School at Twelve Corners.  Event sponsorships are a cost-effective way for your business to reach out to the community.  Participants will be mentioned in all Homecoming promotional materials.

    This event usually sells out before the deadline. First come, first reserved! Reserve your spot immediately by signing up below.

    Registration deadline is August 25, 2017.

    Promote Your Business:  In “Chamber Court” At The Parade Site:
    • Promote your business directly by offering free product samples, promotional giveaways, donations to a charity, a fun drawing or some other creative ideas before, during & after the Brighton High School Homecoming Parade.

    • Includes an approximately 6’ wide table + two folding chairs inside the Chamber Court tent.

    When:  Saturday, 9.9.17 from 10:30am until approximately 1:30pm.

    LIMITED SPACE. FIRST COME, FIRST RESERVED.

    Promote your business :  In “Chamber Court” At The Parade Site - $150 per business.

    Promote Your Business:  Sponsoring The Homecoming Music:

    • Your business will be announced & thanked periodically throughout the event: before & during the Homecoming parade.
    • The event features a DJ station at 12 Corners. Recorded music is played from 10:30am until the parade begins. Marching bands are featured in the parade. Portions of South Winton Road, Elmwood Avenue and Monroe Avenue are closed.
    When:  Saturday, 9.9.17 from 10:30am until approximately 1:30pm.

    LIMITED SPACE. FIRST COME, FIRST RESERVED.
    Promote Your Business:  Sponsoring The Homecoming Music - $250 per business.

    Promote Your Business:  March In The Brighton High School 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!
    • Each sponsor may have up to one "float", vehicle or group of people (section) in the parade.
    When:  Saturday, 9.9.17
    Lineup at noon. Parade begins at 12:45pm. 

    LIMITED SPACE. FIRST COME, FIRST RESERVED.

    Promote your business: March In The Brighton High School Homecoming Parade - $350.

    Brighton Chamber Homecoming Sponsor Package
    : BEST VALUE!
    • The BEST VALUE sponsor package entitles your business to all of the above business promotion benefits for one deeply discounted price! You get a table in Chamber Court. You'll be able to march or place float in the parade! You'll also be mentioned as a music sponsor! This is maximum exposure for the minimum price!
    LIMITED SPACE. FIRST COME, FIRST RESERVED.
    BEST VALUE Business Promotion Package - $495.

    “A Taste of Brighton” Food Promotion (Food Vendors ONLY):

    • Participating food vendors may sell food to customers right in the middle of the Homecoming festivities inside the big Chamber tent in front of the Twelve Corners Middle School while the music is playing and all during the parade (from 4:00PM until approximately 7PM). This is the perfect chance for you to promote your restaurant!

    When:  Saturday, 9.9.17 from 10:30am until approximately 1:30pm.

    LIMITED SPACE. FIRST COME, FIRST RESERVED.

    “A Taste of Brighton” Food Promotion (Food Vendors Only) - $150. Vendor must provide food permit.

    Promote Your Business: “Go Brighton Barons!” Business Promotion:

    • Connect your business to Homecoming by offering fun promotions like sidewalk sales, Brighton Blue Baron Bagels, Baron Burgers or Brighton Baron Blue Ticket Specials. Use your imagination & make the cash register ring!

    ALL Brighton businesses are welcome to participate.

    • 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!