Sarah E. Lentini, President and CEO
Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce
September CEO Update:
News You Can Use
Business Voice Guests: Coach Jim Johnson and Chander Sharma, BizXL
Don't miss the September broadcasts of Business Voice, sponsored by Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore, featuring Coach Jim Johnson and Chander Sharma of BizXL Solutions! The program airs on WYSL 1040 AM and 92.1 FM on Thursday, September 13, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and on Saturday, September 15, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. After that look for the podcast right here on www.greecechamber.org or on our Youtube Channel.
Congressional Candidates James Maxwell and Joseph Morelle
In addition to networking, one of the Greece Regional Chamber's focus areas is education; another is advocacy on behalf of business. We are non-partisan and do not endorse candidates although we do take positions on matters of critical concern to our membership.
We believe it is vitally important to provide information to both our membership and the community as a whole, so that they can make informed decisions. To that end, we invited both of the candidates for New York's 25th Congressional District, the seat held by the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, to join me on the Chamber's monthly radio show, Business Voice. Check out the August podcast of Business Voice, sponsored by Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore, featuring Republican Candidate Dr. James Maxell, and look for our October Business Voice broadcast and podcast featuring Democratic Candidate Hon. Joseph Morelle.
Listen to the August Podcast:
Congressional Candidates Forum and Reception
On Wednesday, September 19, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, we'll be holding a special, free Congressional Candidates' Reception and Forum, where we'll give the community a chance to meet and network informally with the candidates, along with formal remarks by both Dr. James Maxwell and Hon. Joseph Morelle. This free community event is taking place at Ridgemont Country Club, 3717 W. Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14626 - make sure to register now!
Upcoming Networking Events
Don't miss our September 7th First Friday Business Networking event at Morabito Hearing Center and our October 5th First Friday Business Networking event at Illuminating Expressions.
Bluegrass at the Blue Barn: A Great Success!
Presenting Sponsors Tim Anne of Lattimore Physical Therapy of North Greece and Greg Schaller & The SMS Group @Merrill Lynch joined the Greece Regional Chamber this year in hosting a very special community event, Bluegrass at the Blue Barn, on Sunday, August 26th, from 4 pm to 8 pm at the beautiful new Blue Barn Cidery on Manitou Road.
The event featured live music by two bands (Linabelle Bluegrass Band and A Girl Named Genny) and by Greece Performing Arts Society (performing selections from The Addams Family: The Musical), great food including a full summer barbecue dinner buffet (by Forest Hill Catering) and dessert (creme brulee from the Chef at Beatrice Place, Special Touch Bakery pies and cupcakes from Dell's Market & Deli, and assorted dessert trays and coffee/sparkling water from Wegmans), and of course locally crafted cider, wine and beer (cash/credit bar) from Blue Barn Cidery.
2018 Bluegrass at the Blue Barn - Photo by Wayne Panepinto
2017 Greece Regional Chamber's Bluegrass at the Blue Barn Event - Photograph by Wayne Panepinto
Upcoming Trips and Travel Opportunities
On October 24th, beginning at 4 pm and 5:30 pm, we'll be hosting informational meetings on our 2019 trip to Southern Italy & Sicily and our 2019 trip to Britain and Ireland, respectively. The meetings are open to the public and scheduled to take place at the Chamber offices, 2402 W. Ridge Road, Rochester (Greece), New York.
We have four great educational presentations lined up for September and October:
Enterprise Performance Matters Presents Redesigning for an Engaged and Productive Workforce
Lytespeed Computers Presents Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and How to Make it Pay for Itself
Coach Jim Johnson Presents Personal Growth to Reach the Top Five Percent: People Don't Pay for Average
The Better Business Bureau & Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce Present Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Response Training at Bryant & Stratton College - Greece Campus
Register now for all these great learning opportunities.
As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or ideas. All of the great educational presentations above are being led by experts from our membership - and they all started with a conversation and an idea.
I look forward to hearing from you, and we hope to see you soon!