Fairport-Perinton Chamber of Commerce will host a monthly informal coffee meeting at different area venues.
“Our Chamber hosts a monthly informal coffee. The venue changes monthly, as we move around to support our local business members and to acquaint professionals doing business in Fairport, Perinton, Egypt and Bushnell’s Basin with one another and local business resources,” Chamber President Paul West said.
“These monthly coffees also provide the opportunity for nonmembers to attend, as well as members, to check out the chamber experience,” Ellen Reynolds, chamber events chair, said.
Ashby Tax & Consulting, 1157 Fairport Road, hosted an event, allowing attendees to personally experience what makes a building green through a progressive breakfast.
Ashby Tax & Consulting created chamber member enthusiasm. The chamber experienced record attendance at their progressive breakfast event. The attendees toured the office building, meeting business neighbors and hearing their stories of benefits from working in a green office building.
“It was a great event and very well attended. I enjoyed connecting with so many members in one setting, and it was a great opportunity to learn about all of the businesses that operate under one roof,” said chamber member Ramona Stein, owner of Sounds for Life.
The building story dates back to 1956. Cosmo Viola started a tradition of quality building standards in the Rochester area. His vision for new and innovative ideas allowed him to build what most people thought could not be accomplished. His pride and success have been carried down through his entire family. Viola built the Perinton Professional Building, 1157 Fairport Road, in 1966. It was a state-of-the art building at the time. One of his sons, Daniel Viola, president of Viola Homes and Renewable Rochester, continues with his father’s vision. Daniel believes in being a true craftsman, so when it was time to renovate this office building, he wanted to make it the first green building in Fairport. The lumber was recycled from the old building, the original slate floor his father laid still remains, and solar panels were installed from solar contractor, Renewable Rochester. Daniel is a LEED AP, who in collaboration with Viola Storage, has designed and project managed new home construction and commercial building development.
“Our ability to connect with small businesses through the chamber has provided a great opportunity for networking and referrals,” said Donna Favitta, operations manager at Ashby Tax & Consulting. “We are delighted to start our second year as a chamber member. The services provided by the chamber are cutting edge and most helpful to small businesses. Ashby Tax & Consulting highly recommends active participation in the chamber, if you have business interests in Fairport, Perinton, Egypt or Bushnell’s Basin.”
For information: fairportperintonchamber.org/?q=events-list.