EconomicDevelopment/Chamber of Commerce
ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.
P.O. Box 100 * Ontario, NY 14519-0100 * 315-524-5886
(Travel and Tourism Chamber Information located at L.W. Emporium, Booth 3030 2nd floor, 6355 Knickerbocker Rd., Ontario, NY)
Officers: (terms expire in 2010)
Paul Carr, President – 315-524-7195
Ray Cedruly, Vice President – 585-734-5526
Jim Switzer, Treasurer – 315-524-3310
Vicki Steele, Secretary – 315-524-7619
Board of Directors: (3 yr. terms)
Donna Burolla - 2010
Michael Havens - 2011
Disa Pevear- 2012
Website: www.ontariotown.org – Chamber of Commerce Page
NEWSLETTER – May-June, 2010
Ontario is pleased to welcome the following new businesses:
Edward Jones Investments – 6323 Knickerbocker Road is now open! Contact – Marie Thomas at 315-5243130.
Soon to open – ATV’s To Go – 250 Rt. 104 – Contact: Richard Meyvis at 585-265-3434
Cheezy Boyz Pizza – 2005 Rt.104 – Owned and operated by the Marciano Family – Joe, Paul, Todd &
Maureen. Phone: 315-333-5715 (See coupon offer on page 3)
Smiley’s Auto Repair – 6341 Ontario Center Road – Owned by Jason Hagreen – Phone: 585-752-6940.
Mark Your Calendar…..
May 19th – “The Live United Day of Caring” Continental breakfast at Palmyra Community Center, 424
Stafford St., Palmyra, email: [email protected]
May 26, 27,28 – Annual Pines of Peace Garage & Baked Food Sale – Casey Park, Knickerbocker Road,
8 am – 8 pm – Drop off May 24 and 25 from 9am – 6 pm. Call 315-524-2388 for information.
May 27th – Greater Rochester Regional Career Conference – 8 am-1 pm – 3 locations simultaneously –
Campus of Genesee County; Monroe County; and Ontario County Community Colleges. Contact Michael
Woloson at 315-789-3131 or [email protected] for information
June 5th – Opening day at Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Ctr. Rd. – open Sats. & Suns. 1:30 to 4
June 5th – Grand Opening for Edward Jones – 11 am to 2 pm – 6323 Knickerbocker Rd., Ontario
June 12th – Village Faire At Heritage Square – 12 – 4 pm – Featuring first display of artifacts of the 1899
sunken ship, W.Y. Emery and other activities. Check out www.heritagesquaremuseum.org for more info.
June 16th – Tour of Optimax Systems at 6 pm. Tour limited to 50 – RSVP to Ontario Chamber Office by
June 9th – Phone – 315-524-5886 or email: [email protected]
Network Ontario – A business network group that meets the 1st Wednesdays of each month - 7:45 to 9
a.m. at *New Location* - Union Hill Country Store, Ridge Rd. and County Line Rd., Union Hill. Contact
Glen Cone if you would like to be a guest speaker to promote your business or local cause – for FREE.
Glen’s email: [email protected] Check out the website: www.networkontario.org. Next Meetings:
June 2nd & July 7th
Beginning this year the Newsletter will be sent out every two months. The next Newsletter will be mailed
near the end of July. If you would like information or a flyer included in the Newsletters about your
business, please send it by the second week of July to: Donna Burolla, 6551 Knickerbocker Rd., Ontario,
NY 14519 or email: [email protected]
The Business Promotion Award sponsored by the Chamber is now, again, available for Ontario Chamber
businesses. The award is $100.00 cash to advertise your business. To qualify, you must be a Chamber
member and a business located in Ontario. To participate, applicants can send in their business card and a
winner will be picked by a random drawing each business quarter: end of March, June, Sept., Dec. The
award is on a reimbursement basis. Just send in a copy of your receipt of the advertising and you will receive
a $100.00 check from the Chamber! Questions, contact the Chamber office at 315-524-5886 or email:
[email protected] Congratulations to Jim Switzer, Nothnagle Realtor - our 1 winner
for 2010! Get your cards in for the next drawing: end of June. (Chamber News continued on page 2)
(Chamber News continued…)
Thank You to Mr. Chris Kenyon, Wayne County Tourism, for our April 29th program on Outdoor
Recreation In Wayne County. The slide show was informative and awesome! Thanks to Coni Petty for the
chocolate chip cookies and to Vicki Steele for setting up the town hall meeting room! We appreciate your
support! P.S. – Did you know the fishing industry brings in an estimated $150,000 annually to Wayne
County? Did you know about Huckleberry Swamp? Check out the web at waynecountytourism.com.
Ontario Chamber Scholarship. The Ontario Chamber is pleased to announce that we are offering a
Scholarship of $250.00 to the Wayne Central Graduate that has given the greatest number of community
service hours during his/her high school career. This will be awarded at the time of graduation. The
determination of the winner will be made by the Wayne Central High School Senior Project Coordinator.
Congratulations to all Wayne Central Graduates!
Health Care Reform. If you were unable to attend Sen. Dan Maffei’s health care reform forum regarding
how it impacts small businesses on May 18th, the Chamber will have handouts available. Please call, 315-5245886 or email: [email protected], if you are interested in obtaining a copy.
August 24th – Save The Date – Joint meeting with Ontario Chamber of Commerce members and OntarioWalworth Rotary Club. Time: 6:15 p.m. - Location: Capizzos, 2454 Ridge Rd., Ontario. RSVP to Linda
Wyse by Aug. 20th via email: [email protected] Cost: $15.00. Program to be announced.
Welcome Back to our Renewing Members Thank you for being so prompt with your dues!
Gerber Homes & Additions, LLC, John Graziose, 1260 Ridge Rd., Ontario, (315) 524-7890
Richard Leszyk, Attorney at Law, 322 Ridge Rd., Ontario, (585) 872-6790
Nite Owl Specialties, Ed & Pat Priest, 386 Wealthy Lane, Ontario, (315) 524-8048
Birthright of Ontario, 2008 Ridge Rd, PO Box 474, Ontario, (315) 524-2120
Profetta Overhead Door Co., Dana Profeta, 6362 Dean Parkway, Ontario, (585) 265-3630
The Tank Bank, Ronald Ficarro, 141 Rt. 104, PO Box 20, Union Hill, NY 14563 (585) 265-0820
Maxine McDonald LCSW, McDonald Counseling Services, 2139 Evergreen Lane, Ontario, (585) 330-8891
B & L Slocum, Inc., William C. Slocum, Jr. 5759 Ontario Ctr. Rd., PO Box 298, Ontario (315) 524-4841
Deborah McMorris, CPA, 479 Ontario Dr., Ontario, (585) 244-6464
C&D Automotive, Dean DeMarree, 994 Rt. 104, Ontario, (315) 524-0050
Victor Preserving, David A. Tobin, 6318 Ontario Ctr. Rd., PO Box 482, Ontario (315) 524-2711
Suzanne Lasher, 6054 Calm Lake, Farmington, NY 14425 (585) 398-2511
Debora A. Furguson-Leaty, Furguson’s Haircare, 2005 Ridge Rd., Ontario (315) 524-8983
Liz Albright, Town Historian, 1850 Ridge Road, Ontario (315) 524-8671
Welcome New Chamber Member(s)
Concord Insurance Agency, Thomas Glanton, Sean Kelly, Shavonne Smith, 6270 Dean Parkway, Ontario, 585-265-6060
Edward Jones Investments, Marie A. Thomas, 6323 Knickerbocker Rd., PO box 634, Ontario, 315-524-3130
Deidre’s Hair Design, Deidre Reed, 1781 Ridge Rd., Ontario, 315-524-8049
Cheezy Boyz Pizza & Grill, Maureen, Joe, Paul, & Todd Marciano, 2005 Rt. 104, PO box 622, Ontario, 315-333-5715
Choice One Motorsports, Inc., Sandra O’Dell, 1531 Rt. 104, Ontario, 585-672-5512
The Ontario Chamber has the following publications
1) Facts and Figures 2009-2010 Four County
School Board’s Association
2) Guide to Agriculture and Rural Development
Funding Opportunities – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
3) MAT-EX – Materials Exchange of Western &
Central New York. A reuse program for
businesses of materials or items in a six county
region. www.mat-ex.org – website updated
weekly – free listings!
If you are interested in any of the above, please contact
our office at 315-524-5886 or email:
Web site to assist small businesses sponsored by
Thomas DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller –
www.yourmoneynewyork.com. The site provides the
public easy access to helpful information and resources on
money related matters like managing credit cards, consumer
debt and home mortgages. The new small business section is
the latest improvement to the site.
Ontario Chamber of
May Business of the
Name of Business: Hemstreet
Owner: Thomas Hemstreet
Address: 7387 Furnace Road, Ontario,
Tom picked up his first camera at the age of 12
and soon became a photo enthusiast. He learned
the art of photography and his business ethics
first hand while working with his father who
owned and managed a photography business for
Hemstreet later worked in a
professional photo lab for about 17 years before
starting his own photography business.
Hemstreet’s studio is conveniently located in
Ontario and provides photographic services to
Wayne, Ontario, and Monroe counties.
Hemstreet Photography is a full service
photographic studio, working both in the studio
and outdoors, where they offer many attractive
settings. Hemstreet will also travel to your home
or locations of our choosing to provide complete
coverage for our once in a lifetime event to create
that special portrait. Hemstreet is dedicated to
capturing and preserving, for you and your loved
ones, the many special moments and occasions
that happen in life. Hemstreet Photography can
be found on the web at:
Congratulations to Tom Hemstreet!
COUPON – CLIP & SAVE
Large Cheese Pizza
No Worries, It’s Delicious!!!
$6.95 plus tax
2005 Rt. 104 Ph: 315-333-5715
Chamber Member Recognition
Norman A. Gerber, of Gerber Homes and Additions, has been honored with an award for Senior Life Director by
the National Association of Home Builders of the United States. He was the founder of Gerber Homes and
Additions in 1981. Gerber Homes and Additions is located at 1260 Ridge Road, Ontario, New York (315-524-7890).
They have been a chamber member since 2005.
Dr. Daniel Koretz, an Internal Medicine Specialist, was part of a 70 person medical staff that paid their own way
to Haiti, volunteering their services from March 13 to 20th. Dr. Koretz has offices at 6200 Slocum Road, Ontario,
NY (315-524-2060). He has been a chamber member since 1994.
OptiPro Systems, 6368 Dean Parkway, Beh Industrial Park is coordinating with MCC’s Advanced Optical
Manufacturing course allowing students hands-on experience in how to operate computer-controlled equipment to
manufacture precision lenses. The company is owned by Mr. Michael Bechtold. OptiPro has been a chamber
member since 2002.
Check out the new requirements for businesses under the new federal health care reform. For
information go to: www.bcnys.org (The Business Council of New York State).
The Grand Opening of Adirondack Mulch & Stone of Ontario, was held on Saturday, April 24th. Pictured below is
Mike Scarlett, left, Megan McCann cutting the ribbon and Jeff Clark. Adirondack Mulch & Stone is located at 6341
Ontario Ctr. Rd. in the former Traders Junction flea market building. They have a large selection of mulch, patio
stone and landscaping materials. Phone: (315) 524-4814. Welcome to Ontario! Just as a reminder, the Chamber
has a large scissors and ribbon that businesses can use free of charge to announce a grand opening or new product.
We’d love to help you celebrate! Contact the chamber office at 315-524-5886, if interested or email:
DEC Offers Free Fishing Events……
These events provide an opportunity to learn about fish identification, equipment, techniques, fisheries, angling
ethics and aquatic ecology. No fishing license is required to participate. Many activities, such as family fishing
clinics, also provide equipment to use. For a listing of currently posted events and contact information, visit the DEC
website at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html. Be sure to keep checking the list, as new events may also be added
during the fishing season. Also, June 26 & 27 is free fishing weekend in New York. No license is required to fish
during those two days.
2010 LOC Derby Dates: Spring – April 30-May 9; Summer – June 19-July 18; Fall – Aug. 20 – Sept. 6 – Call 1800-527-6510 for a free fishing packet.
May 1 thru Aug. 18, 2010 – 5 GrandSlam Fishing – Youth Challenge Derby – Catch the largest fish in any of the
Investment Firm Opens Office In Ontario, NY
The financial services firm Edward Jones has hired
Marie A. Thomas as the financial advisor to open
Edward Jones’ first branch office in Wayne
County/Ontario, New York.
Marie Thomas said she is excited to be opening a new
office for a firm that has built a reputation on serving
“Edward Jones is the largest financial services firm in
the nation in terms of offices, but it maintains its
commitment to individuals,” Marie said. “I have been
impressed with the interest the firm’s headquarters in
St. Louis has shown in this new office. Wayne County,
and the investors who live here, are very important to
the firm, and I really like that.”
James D. Weddle, managing partner of the St. Louisbased financial services firm, said the firm wants to
extend its reputation for unparalleled client service to
Ontario and Wayne County, which is why Thomas is
opening the office.
“Marie has proved that she possesses the
characteristics we want in our Edward Jones financial
advisors,” Weddle said. “Marie knows how to help
clients invest to help meet their financial goals, and
she has the dedication and enthusiasm it takes to do
the job right. We are confident that Marie will
continue her exceptional record in Wayne County.”
ten species. For More information:
www.waynecountytourism.com or call 1-800-5276510.
Thomas has 28 years of experience in the financial
You are invited to attend the Grand Opening
Celebration of Edward Jones Investments – June 5th
- Saturday 11 am to 2 pm – Ribbon cutting at Noon
Light Lunch – Door Prizes – Entertainment –
Edward Jones provides financial services for
individual investors in the United States and, through
its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s
business, from the types of investment options offered
to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to
individual investors in the communities in which they
live and work. The firm’s 12,000-plus financial
advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to
understand their personal goals—from college
savings to retirement—and create long-term
investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced
portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones
embraces the importance of building long-term, faceto-face relationships with clients, helping them to
understand and make sense of the investment options
Edward Jones, which ranked No. 2 on FORTUNE
magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in
2010, is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones
Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its
recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com.
Edward Jones Investments is Now Open at
6323 Knickerbocker Road, Ontario, – (315) 524-3130
Althea Biviano, former Ontario Town
Clerk from 1964 to 1973, recently
celebrated her 100th birthday!
Congratulations on reaching this milestone!
Ontario & Williamson Chambers - Joint Program – RSVP by June 9th
June 16th (Wednesday) – 6 p.m. – Tour of Optimax Systems, 6367 Dean Parkway, Beh Industrial Park. Cosponsored by Ontario and Williamson Chambers. Optimax is a manufacturing company that provides rapid
prototyping of precision optical components in sizes up to 300mm. Optimax specializes in Asphere, Cylinder,
Sphere, and Plano/Flat optics. All parts are manufactured to customer-supplied specifications. Tour is limited to
50. If interested, make your reservations early!! No open toe shoes and bring safety glasses if you have them. If
you are not a U.S. citizen, please let us know. For reservations contact: Donna Burolla at the Chamber Office (315)
524-5886 or email: [email protected]
Ontario Food Pantry – Special Request
This year, the post office will not be collecting food items through their mail carriers. This means extra donations
will be needed to make up for the loss in the items usually collected under this program. If you would like to
donate to the Ontario Food Pantry you can drop off your canned food products at the Ontario Town Hall, 1850
Ridge Rd., Ontario, in a box located in the foyer or at Nothnagle (Ontario Office) 1450 Rt. 104 and Sue’s Hair Trends
at 2015 Ridge Rd., Ontario. Example of items needed: Nonperishable canned foods items (beans; pasta; tuna fish;
peanut butter; macaroni and cheese, canned soups); personal hygiene products and laundry products. For a large
donation, pickup can be arranged. Please contact Tim King at 315-524-7938.
News Release From SBA..
SBA Warns Small Businesses of Fraudulent Attempts Offering to Help Them Secure SBA Loans
Washington- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is warning small businesses to use caution if they are
contacted by firms offering to help them apply for funds available through SBA programs. SBA and SBA’s Office of
the Inspector General (SBA OIG) have received several complaints from small businesses about abusive marketing
practices, scams, and exorbitant fees charged by firms offering to help them obtain a loan, grant, or other federal
funds, from SBA.
Small businesses can get free assistance in person or by calling one of SBA’s 68 District Offices and from information
on SBA’s web site( www.sba.gov). They can also get assistance from Small Business Development Centers,
Women’s Business Centers, veterans Business Outreach Centers and SCORE Chapters, either free or for a
reasonable fee. Location and contact information for the centers can be found on SBA’s Web site.
SCORE Upcoming Workshops…
June 16, 2010 – Home Based Business (Wednesday) 8:45 am – 3:30 pm (585-263-6473 to register)
July 14, 2010 – Social Marketing – What is it? (Wednesday) 8:45 am – 3:30 pm (585-263-6473 to register)
August 11, 2010 – Preparing a Business Plan 8:45 am – 3:30 pm (Wednesday) – (585-263-6473 to register)
The above workshops will be held at the SCORE downtown location at 100 State St., Rochester, NY
SCORE has Wayne County counseling offices at: 16 William St., Lyons, NY; 1620 Wayneport Rd., Macedon; or
17 Maple Ave., Sodus. Contact (315) 946-5936 for an appointment. www.waynecountynybusiness.com or email: