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GRB's CFO Gary Schwingel and Commercial Relationship Manager, Rich Owens, both RIT alums, golfed at the Saunders College of Business Alumni golf tournament on June 9. GRB was also the dinner sponsor. The tournament raised over $10,000 for the college's Recent Alumni Scholarship.

 

From left: Gary Schwingel, Rich Owens, RITchie, and two GRB guests.

 

 

 

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GRB is a table sponsor at a benefit for the families of the West Webster firemen and the Lake Road families this Sunday. Organized by Flaherty's Three Flags Inn, a portion of each tab will be donated to the WWFD and the Lake Road families. Prizes, a raffle, and live music round out the event. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

 

Details:

Sunday, February 11

Starting at noon

Flaherty's Three Flags Inn

1200 Bay Rd., Webster

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The Greece Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 4th Annual Small Business of the Year and 2nd Annual Microenterprise awards.

 

Finalists for Small Business of the Year:

  • American Custom Exteriors & Interiors
  • Caring for Cats Veterinary Hospital
  • Deborah L. Fox, DDS

 

Finalists for Microenterprise of the Year:

  • Bansbach, Zoghlin, P.C.
  • Benefit Representatives of America
  • The Victors Gymnastics & Cheerleading

 

GRB is proud to be the presenting sponsor of these awards, as we have been since their inception four years ago. This event highlights outstanding business owners in Greece, and celebrates the strong business community there.

 

The luncheon and awards ceremony is Friday, November 16 from 11:45am - 1:30pm at the Greece Marriott. Register online here.

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The inaugural padde tennis tournament benefitting the EquiCenter, a GRB client, was a big success. Held at Midtown Athletic Club on Saturday, 3/3, close to 80 teams participated and many more enjoyed the traditional after party.

 

GRB was proud to be the headline sponsor, and some of our employees even volunteered to bartend at the party.

 

Jeana Aranzullo, Erin Stull, and Ami Panipinto bartending.

 

 

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Adding another fundraiser to it's annual calendar, the EquiCenter's inaugural Paddles for Saddles paddle tennis tournament is Saturday, March 3. Sign up for men's or women's doubles; all levels welcome! 

 

Check out our banner at Midtown:

 

 

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Empire State Lyric Theatre presents a chamber opera festival, March 2 - 4, 2012, and GRB is proud to be a major sponsor.

 

Susan Cotroneo, Executive Director, says that this festival is the first of its kind in the region. "Chamber opera is opera on a smaller scale; one act staged performances," she notes.  Even those new to opera will find these accessible and entertaining.

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GRB is proud to be a sponsor of one of our clients' events, the 5th Annual Meaghan's Hope 5K on April 21, 2012. Money raised supports the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and the Lipson Cancer Center, directed towards lung cancer research. Click here for race details and to register.

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The Greece Chamber of Commerce today announced the six finalists for their Small Business of the Year Awards.  GRB is proud to be the presenting sponsor of this event for the third year in a row. Highlighting the successful, entrepreneurial, and community-minded small businesses that abound in Greece, there are two award categories this year. The Microenterprise of the Year (10 employees or fewer, and less than $2 million in revenue) joins the Small Business of the Year category.

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GRB client Mark Landers and his wife Michelle run a successful car wash business, building and opening their most recent one with financing from GRB on Rt. 31F in Perinton.  They have three kids, and lead a busy life as small business owners.  Last March, Mark nearly died.

 
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Join GRB in supporting the Bivona Child Advocacy Center by dining at Pellegrino's on July 28, 29, and 30. Bring in this flyer to either of the Pellegrino's locations between 3 - 8pm and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Bivona. Click Continue Reading for more details.

 

GRB has been a supporter of Bivona Child Advocacy Center for a number of years. This nonprofit facilitates a collaboration of professionals who specialize in child abuse. They protect, treat, and counsel children and their families so the journey of healing can begin. Click here for more information.

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GRB fielded a team of 19 employees running and walking in the annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge on May 24. 

 

 

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The Greece Chamber of Commerce announced today the winners of their 2011 Civic Awards. GRB is proud to be a sponsor of this event, which highlights the impressive people and places that are working to make Greece an even better place to live and work. The awards ceremony will take place on 4/28 at the Greece Marriott.

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We are proud to announce the inaugural student art show at the Elizabeth Regional Gallery at ARTISANworks, made possible by GRB.  

 

For the first time, ARTISANworks is partnering with NYSATA Region 2 to help recognize the extraordinary K-12 student artists in this community.  Forty student works from 24 school districts will be on display in the Elizabeth Regional Gallery - a new gallery exhibit space sponsored by Genesee Regional Bank.

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