Business

Keith Martin named executive director of Northwest Arena

JAMESTOWN — Northwest Arena’s Board of Directors has named Keith Martin as the organization’s Executive Director following an extensive local search. Martin, an experienced athletics executive, will join the organization on August 13, 2018. Northwest Arena exists to advance economic ...

Ed Teeter named CNRC Star Employee of the Quarter

CNRC is proud to recognize and announce their STAR employee of the quarter, Dietary Clerk, Ed Teeter. Teeter, who was hired in 2012 and started off in the Activity Department said that he enjoyed his years as an Activity Aide, in particular getting to know the residents. When the nursing ...

Partnership announced with city insurance agency

The Northwoods Corp. has announced its partnership with the Northwoods-Dillenburg Agency at 1136 Central Ave. in Dunkirk, formerly known as the David G Glenn Agency. The Northwoods Corp. is a group of 30 independent insurance agencies located throughout New York state. With access to more ...

Sanvidge named vice chairman of Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. Board of Directors

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank has named Kevin M. Sanvidge as vice chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Sanvidge, former chief executive officer and administrative director of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, has served ...

Get Ready! National Comedy Center opens this week

After years of planning, fundraising, and construction, the National Comedy Center is poised to open this week. The Center opening in conjunction with the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival will bring thousands of people to Chautauqua County. Get ready! This is a great opportunity for businesses to ...

ADD Lumber True Value celebrates grand opening

IRVING — ADD Lumber True Value recently marked its grand opening in Irving, and had three days of celebrations for the new store. Formerly Smith’s True Value, the store underwent a full remodel to transform its 27,000 sq. ft. into a hardware superstore that has the whole community ...

Healthy Community Alliance awarded two grants to support older adults

GOWANDA — Healthy Community Alliance (HCA) has been selected to receive two separate grant awards from local foundations totaling $96,000 that will help the agency provide improved services and supports to older adults and their caregivers. One grant will address improving social connectivity ...

It’s no joke! KeyBank donates $250,000 to National Comedy Center

JAMESTOWN — KeyBank isn’t joking around when it comes to supporting an exciting new attraction in the Southern Tier! The bank is making a $250,000 donation to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, which is scheduled to open on Aug. 1. This grant is being made in partnership with the ...

Jamestown Community College honors employees

Several Jamestown Community College staff members were recognized for their contributions and service during a recent program. The President’s Award for Excellence and State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence were presented by JCC president Cory L. Duckworth to Keith ...

Fredonia Incubator to host Boots to Business Reboot session for veterans

On July 18, the Fredonia Technology Incubator will be hosting a veterans outreach workshop, “Boots to Business Reboot.” The two-step training program will allow guests to learn more about starting or growing a veteran-owned business. The workshop will focus on an introduction to business ...

Lake Erie Medical services consolidates with G & P Gynecare

Lake Erie Medical Services, P.C. (LEMS) has announced plans to consolidate with G & P Gynecare, P.C. Andre Persaud, MD, FACOG, owner of the OB/GYN medical practice, will combine services with the LEMS team, joining colleague, Collins Osula, MD, MS, FACOG, beginning Aug. 1. In addition to ...

Heritage announces new development director

Melissa Trusler has been named the Director of Development at Heritage Ministries. Trusler has served in various roles growing with Heritage over the past 14 years. She has served as a Senior Housing Counselor for the past three years with Heritage, assisting area seniors in assisted and ...

Brooks, TLC announce partnership with Unyts

Unyts, WNY’s only organ, eye, tissue and community blood center, has become the primary provider of blood products for Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc., which includes Brooks Memorial Hospital and TLC Health. Unyts started collecting blood in 2007 and since then has become the primary ...

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP welcomes new employees

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP has announced the hiring of Nathan Nobles and Kathleen Furness as staff accountants. Both Nobles and Furness will be involved in various areas of the firm including tax preparation, auditing, reviews of financial statements, and compiling financial ...

Chautauqua County joins membership of Energize NY

JAMESTOWN — Chautauqua County Executive George M. Borrello and Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC) jointly announced that Chautauqua County has joined EIC, which enables Chautauqua County’s businesses and not-for-profits to participate in EIC’s Energize NY Property Assessed Clean Energy ...

UPMC Chautauqua WCA President and Leaders Report Year In Review

JAMESTOWN — Betsy T. Wright, president, UPMC Chautauqua WCA, and affiliated board chairs delivered a recap of the past year’s accomplishments and financial summary at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Corporations entitled, “Defining Moments,” during a breakfast meeting held at the ...

Brownie Troop of Silver Creek visits PetSmart

Brownie Troop 20049 of Silver Creek recently visited PetSmart. Employee Nadine taught the girls about a few different animals, their habitats, what they eat and how to care for them. The animals which were discussed included a snake, bearded dragon, tortoise and a gerbil. Then Courtney from the ...

Boys & Girls Club names new director

A new executive director has been tapped to head up the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County. Anneliese Bruegel has been named to lead club that is based in Dunkirk, according to its board of directors. Bruegel comes to the club from Chautauqua Striders and had been involved ...