Business

Study shows county tourism increases

MAYVILLE — According to a recent survey of lodging occupancy conducted by Smith Travel Research (STR), Chautauqua County has experienced strong growth in the past year. Overall lodging occupancy for the 10 brand name hotels surveyed by STR is up 14.7 percent for 2018 as of the end of August. ...

Bi-lingual personal care aid training begins Oct. 29

JAMESTOWN — Prospective health care workers and interested students are encouraged to attend the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Bi-Lingual Personal Care Aide Training program. The 60-hour program, which begins Monday, Oct. 29, is designed specifically for English as a Second Language ...

The Resource Center ranked among America’s 100 healthiest employers

The Resource Center’s award-winning employee wellness program has again gained national recognition. For the third straight year, The Resource Center was named one of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.” TRC was honored at the Healthiest 100 awards ceremony, held during the 2018 ...

Fredonia Walmart raises money for Children’s Miracle Network

Walmarts throughout the country are helping raise money for Children's Miricle Network Hospitals. The money raised is donated to the local Children's Hospital. In Fredonia, the money raised through CMNHospitals is donated to Buffalo's new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. Last year the ...

Roberto Fred sets up stand at Fieldbrook

How are busy employees supposed to find the time to visit a farmers market? You bring the farmers market to them of course. On Aug. 16, farmer Roberto Fred set up his farm stand in the Fieldbrook employee parking lot. The first week was a hit with a total of 40 employees visiting the stand ...

Area Community Bank branches lend a hand during National Good Neighbor Day

Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts celebrated National Good Neighbor Day this year on Sept. 28 by engaging in neighborly activities and donating to community causes. In total, Community Bank N.A. donated $55,250 to local nonprofits throughout ...

City seeks businesses for Small Business Saturday

The city of Dunkirk’s Planning and Development Department is seeking local businesses to participate in Small Business Saturday activities on Nov. 24. Small Business Saturday is a national celebration that encourages shoppers to patronize local stores. “Local businesses are so important ...

COI names interim CEO

The Board of Directors of Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. announces the appointment of Diane Hewitt-Johnson as Interim Chief Executive Officer, following the departure of Franklin Monjarrez, effective immediately. Hewitt-Johnson has been employed by COI for approximately 15 years, and most ...

Jewelry event helps women

Kirk’s Jewelers recently held a Rebel Nell Truck Show Event. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated back by Kirk’s to Rebel Nell — helping employ, educate and empower women — and to The Salvation Army Anew Center — empowering individuals to end violence and begin anew. Rebel ...

MASON Funeral Home, Unyts donate to Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation

WESTFIELD — A new piece of equipment was recently donated to Westfield Memorial Hospital as part of the highly successful RED (Renovate our Emergency Department) Campaign. The donation, a mortuary cooler, is an integral piece to the hospital’s Emergency Management Plan for mass casualty ...

Employ Older Americans Week set for Sept. 23-30

Employ Older Americans Week has been designated by the United States Department of Labor to occur during the last week of September which is Sept. 23-30. This period is set aside to recognize the many attributes which are exhibited by our mature workers. Some very interesting elements have ...

Northwest Bank names Brocton man VP, security officer

WARREN, Pa. — Lance L. Spencer has been named vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) of Northwest Bank. Drew Young, chief information officer, made the announcement. As chief information security officer, Mr. Spencer oversees the bank’s cybersecurity programs, ...

Incubator to host Crowdfunding workshop

The Fredonia Technology Incubator is hosting a Crowdfunding workshop as part of its ongoing Entrepreneurial Education Program. The workshop, conducted by SCORE, is scheduled from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of crowdfunding, understanding options and ...

Chautauqua County officials tour Crunch Roll facility

WESTFIELD — Following CCIDA’s August 28, 2018 Board of Director’s meeting, county and CCIDA officials toured The Original Crunch Roll Factory’s Bourne Street, Westfield food production facility to witness the operation first-hand. According to Crunch Roll’s Mark Bohn, they are very ...

Newman announces partnership with Mackowiak Funeral Home

After years of service to the community, the Newman Funeral Home Inc. will be part of a partnership with Mackowiak Funeral Home, Newman family members recently announced. “We wish to sincerely thank the local community and the many friends and families who over the years have entrusted The ...

CCIDA hires business development manager

JAMESTOWN — Following an expansive outreach and interview process, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency is pleased and excited to announce that Ms. Linda Burns has joined their team to fill the position of business development manager that was vacated as a result of Lawrie ...

Chautauqua Works announces Ticket-to-Work Program

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), disability is unpredictable and can happen to anyone at any stage of life. One in four 20-year olds today will become disabled before they reach their retirement age and will need Social Security disability payments for income support. The ...

Evergreen Health expands services in Chautauqua County

JAMESTOWN — To meet the healthcare needs of people in the Southern Tier, Evergreen Health recently opened a new location at 320 Prather Avenue in Jamestown. The building will be the central hub for specialty care services in the region, including HIV care, Hepatitis C care, STI testing and ...