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  • 07/16/2020 3:56 PM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Welcome new Brighton Chamber member Todd Fleming Photography! Todd Fleming Photography & Video in studio & on location throughout the Rochester area. Catering to individuals & professional businesses with services ranging for headshot & branding to product, site content creation, real estate virtual tours and business 360 tours, I create the images that push your business. Visit http://www.toddfleming.com for more details.

  • 07/16/2020 10:39 AM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    "Kids have fun, parents see results!" Code Ninjas is a learning center specializing in computer programming and STEM activities. We teach kids ages 7-14 to code by building their own video games while also learning about logic, problem solving, and social interaction skills. Our structure is similar to martial arts, where kids will "belt-up" from white belt to black belt as they progress through our curriculum in our fun, bright and clean environment. We operate a year-round flexible drop-in program, birthday parties, day camps, summer camps, and other special events. We are the first in Western NY, we are women-owned and operated, and are excited to serve our Rochester community! Visit http://www.codeninjas.com/ny-pittsford for more details.

  • 06/26/2020 9:02 AM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Welcome new Brighton Chamber member OFC Creations Theatre Center! The new OFC Creations Theatre Center is a multi-purpose arts center that will focus on youth theater education and performances, mounting professional plays and musicals, hosting community events, presenting out-of-town entertainers, and providing much-needed performance space to local arts groups. The center will offer classes in acting, singing, and dancing; school field trips and tours; community events; and theater camps during summer and school. OFC Creations currently offers the largest summer theater camp program in upstate New York. Visit http://www.OFCCreations.com for more details.

  • 06/10/2020 4:49 PM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Statement of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce: Committed to ending racism and discrimination in our community

    June 10, 2020

    Dear Brighton Chamber Members,

    The Brighton Chamber of Commerce condemns the senseless killings and acts of violence that are repeatedly directed at the African American community and all communities of color. We grieve the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless others who have lost their lives.

    Racism and injustice cannot be tolerated. These acts cause many in our communities to live with fear, apprehension and anxiety that have been allowed to persist for far too long. The Brighton Chamber of Commerce condemns all acts of hate, discrimination and injustice, and remains dedicated to creating and sustaining an inclusive community where people want to live, work and play.

    We support those peacefully protesting to end these injustices and are committed to ending racism and discrimination in our community through our words and actions. At this critical juncture, we must stand together to collectively speak out against systemic oppression.

    We ask you to join us in this effort and to take your own steps to push back against racism and injustice to help drive meaningful and lasting change that ALL of our communities deserve. We challenge business and community leaders, ourselves and each person in our community to actively work towards a better understanding of one another and commit to actions which produce a more inclusive community and economy.

    Stay safe and healthy.

    Nelson Lopatin, President

    Kelly Bagnaschi, Vice President

    Beth Sears, Secretary

    Mike Tullio, Treasurer

    Brighton Chamber of Commerce


  • 05/23/2020 11:35 AM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Welcome new Brighton Chamber member Spectrum Business (Internet/Phone/TV/Mobile Phones)! I am a great local sales contact for small business in the Rochester area and beyond! I would love to get involved in the chamber to meet more business owners and connections. We also have a fantastic business partner program. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Peter-Gavenda-Spectrum-Business-567791663427247/ for more details.

  • 05/06/2020 10:39 AM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Welcome new Brighton Chamber member Optima Benefits Group! Local Rochester company providing payroll and benefit services. Visit https://www.optimabenefitsgroup.com/ for more details.

  • 05/05/2020 11:35 AM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined additional guidelines for when regions can re-open. The state will monitor four core factors to determine if a region can re-open:

    • New Infections: Based on guidelines from the CDC, regions must have at least 14 days of decline in total net hospitalizations and deaths on a 3-day rolling average. In regions with few COVID cases, the region cannot exceed 15 net new total hospitalizations or 5 new deaths on a 3-day rolling average. In order to monitor the potential spread of infection in a region, a region must have fewer than two new COVID patients admitted per 100,000 residents per day.
    • Health Care Capacity: Every region must have the health care capacity to handle a potential surge in cases. Regions must have at least 30 percent total hospital and ICU beds available. This is coupled with the new requirement that hospitals have at least 90 days of personal protective equipment stockpiled.
    • Diagnostic Testing Capacity: Each region must have the capacity to conduct 30 diagnostic tests for every 1,000 residents per month. The state is rapidly expanding capacity statewide to help all regions meet this threshold.
    • Contact Tracing Capacity: Regions must have a baseline of 30 contact tracers for every 100,000 residents, and additional tracers based on the projected number of cases in the region. The state is currently building an army of contact tracers with Mayor Bloomberg to meet the needs of each region statewide.
  • 05/05/2020 11:32 AM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Businesses and industries will open in a phased approach. Phase 1 includes construction, manufacturing and select retail (with curbside pickup). Phase 2 includes professional services, finance and insurance, retail, administrative support and real estate/rental leasing. Phase 3 includes restaurants, food services and hotels. And Phase 4 includes arts, entertainment, recreation and education. 

    Upon reopening, businesses must implement new safety precautions to help lower the risk of spreading the virus. These include strict cleaning and sanitation standards, restricting nonessential travel, adapting the workplace to allow for social distancing, and requiring masks to be worn if employees are in frequent contact with the public. Read all the requirements here.

  • 04/21/2020 9:51 AM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Blueprint Will Work to Control the Rate of Infection, Strengthen the Health Care System and Ramp Up Testing with Help from the Federal Government While Phasing an Economic Return to a "New Normal"

    Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined a blueprint to un-pause New York, getting people back to work and easing social isolation without triggering renewed spread of the virus. The ultimate plan will be implemented in coordination with other states in the multi-state council.


  • 04/08/2020 12:34 PM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    April marks the one year anniversary for my firm joining Weichert Realtors as Lilac Properties,  after 10 years serving the Rochester/Monroe County area as an independent Real Estate Broker.  In the past year we have grown. We doubled the size of our sales team!  An advertising billboard was just erected on Winton Road at University Avenue.  Our office is located in the Town of Brighton on Elmwood Avenue.

    At this time Weichert Realtors - Lilac Properties is working within the COVID-19 directives established by New York State Association of Realtors. Our attention is focused on keeping our staff and clients safe.  We will get through this together.

    In the days ahead I ask that you look for our name, and please pass it along to those you know who could use our help.

    Curtis "Curt" Amesbury
    Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner
    T: 585.613.4606 F: 877.445.4343
    C: 585.733.7595 (text for fastest response)


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