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February 2012 eNewsletter

02/17/2012 8:09 AM | Brighton Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)
Brighton Chamber of Commerce Website

Chamber Hires New Membership Director:  Carlos Mercado

The Board is excited to bring aboard Carlos Mercado as our first Director of Membership Development.  Carlos, recently retired from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank after a career in international banking, has experience as a former President and CEO of the Greece Chamber of Commerce.  He is also deeply knowledgeable about the Brighton community. Carlos’ mission will be to build our Chamber in much the same manner as he did with enormous success in Greece: individualized attention and one-on-one contact with our members and area businesses. Click here to find out more about Carlos and his goals.

Chamber Elects New Board Members & Officers

 Matt Grinnell, Craig Webster, Nelson Lopatin, Marci Miller, Remy Fenster were all elected to the Chamber board of directors at the annual meeting in January. Immediately following the meeting the board met in special session to elect officers. Brennan Redmond was elected president; Ben Levy was elected vice president; and Rome Celli was elected treasurer. The position of secretary of the board is currently vacant.  Click here for a complete list of Chamber board members.

Chamber Develops FREE iPhone App

The Chamber board of directors is dedicated to driving business to our members. To help us achieve our goal Chamber board member & owner of iMobilenow.com, Nelson Lopatin, has developed a customized, FREE iPhone app.  Click here to learn more and download the new app from the Apple App Store!

Are you ready to partner with your Chamber & promote your business?

First, get active online by connecting with us on facebook, twitter & LinkedIn. Second, scroll down to see our upcoming activities and get active! Third, check out the discounts on advertising, promotion & overnight accommodations below. Save some money!! Last, but definitely not least, let us know how we can help you promote your business!


Event:  Social Networking!  |  FREE!  Registration required.

When:  Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 5:30pm until 7:00pm

Join your business colleagues from all over Brighton for some seriously fun "Social Networking."  Yeah, we'll definitely get some business done but we'll have fun doing it!  Free nibbles & cash bar (reduced prices, specialty drinks).  Some of us will be sticking around for dinner. Everyone is welcome!

Where: Zebbs Delux Grill & Bar |
1890 South Clinton Avenue

Who:  Open to the public

Cost:  This event is FREE but registration is required. 
Click here to register


Event:  Toastmasters Demo  Event | FREE to members. Registration required.

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | 6:00pm until 7:30pm

Guest Speaker & Topic:  Looking for a way to boost your business? This will be a demonstration meeting to learn about becoming a stronger public speaker and leader.  Interested parties may join together to form a new Toastmasters club.

Where:  1880 Winton Road South |
  Medaille College Rochester

Who:  Open to the public. Registration required. Registration info is listed below.

CostFREE!   Registration required:  Please contact Liz Ewell  (585) 272-0030  ele34@medaille.edu

Member-To-Member Discounts (M2M):

Brighton Securities  |  30% Off Tax Preparation for Brighton Chamber Members until March 31, 2012
In addition to investment counseling Brighton Securities works with individuals and businesses to minimize their taxes. Together with their investment advisers they will build a total investment plan designed to retain and grow your assets. They  stay on top of tax law changes so you don't have to.

Member: Brennan Redmond  585-340-2222

Messenger Post Media/Brighton Pittsford Post  |  25% Off 1/4, 1/2 & Full Page Advertising until February 29, 2012

GateHouse Media's business model is to be the preeminent provider of local content and advertising in the small and midsize markets we serve.

Member:  Donna Hennessy  585-381-3300 x 442

Get Noticed with RJF Marketing  |  10% off to all Brighton Chamber members until March 31, 2012.

RJF Marketing is a full service supplier of Promotional Items and Advertising Specialties. Our product offerings also include Office Supplies, Computer Supplies (including Re-manufactured Toners, Printer Ribbons and Ink Cartridges) and Printing (Business Cards, Letterhead, Envelopes, Multi-part Forms, and Labels).  RJF Marketing has over 20 years of experience.

You MUST mention you are a Chamber member before you place your order.

Member:  Remy Fenster  585-242-9561

Hemisphere Mgmt | Holiday Inn Express & Comfort Inn | 15% off at either hotel until March 31, 2012.

The Holiday Inn Express in Brighton | 2835 Monroe Avenue | 585-784-8400
The Comfort Inn in Brighton | 2729 Monroe Avenue | 585-273-8410
The Holiday Inn Express in Greece | 1635 West Ridge Road | 585-663-8400

Hemisphere Management is a leading hospitality management firm specializing in development and hotel management. To receive your discount you must mention "The Brighton Chamber of Commerce". Not valid with other discounts.

If you would like to make group arrangements, please contact Marci Miller directly.

Member:  Marci Miller   935-1833   marcim@hemispheremgmt.com

If you would like to promote your business through a M2M discount, please let us know.

The Brighton Chamber of Commerce |  2604 Elmwood Avenue #204 | Rochester, NY 14618 | 585-542-8910 | info@brightonchamber.org