Business

Wright retiring from UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown

Betsy Wright, president and CEO of UPMC Chautauqua, will retire at the end of the year after 20 years of serving as the hospital’s president. “Betsy leaves a legacy of which we are all proud,” said Steve Kilburn, president of the UPMC Chautauqua board. “She has been exceedingly ...

Dunkirk Chamber holds annual appreciation dinner

The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce held its annual Appreciation Dinner at Shorewood Country Club last month. The program included keynote speakers, Mayor Wilfred Rosas and Rebecca Yanus, Director of Development for the City. Both officials spoke about recent accomplishments in the ...

Rozner named chief of staff, VP of strategic initiatives at Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill announced the appointment of Shannon Rozner to the position of chief of staff and vice president of strategic initiatives, effective Jan. 1. Currently the president of the financial planning practice Financial-360, LLC, which she ...

Members of Western Division FCU share in dividend

Western Division Federal Credit Union members have something to be very thankful this holiday week. The members will share in a Patronage Dividend of over $750,000, once again proving that the value and benefits of being part of their financial cooperative is real and significant. “Our goal ...

New Yorkers asked to shop local on ‘Small Business Saturday’

Empire State Development and the New York State Departments of Labor, Taxation and Finance, and Agriculture and Markets today encouraged all New Yorkers to support their local small businesses on Small Business Saturday, which falls this year on November 24. By choosing to shop locally ...

Westfield’s Small Business Saturday featuring sales, promotions

WESTFIELD — The downtown revival is in full swing this year for Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Westfield Main and Portage streets downtown. The merchants have coordinated to have extraordinary sales, specials, promotions at various locations. The Westfield ...

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP hosts Cybersecurity event

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP will host Cybersecurity for today’s Digital World, an event featuring Jarod Koopman, director of cyber crime, Department of the Treasury IRS-Criminal Investigation. The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E. in Dunkirk on ...

Gugino awarded Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation

Joseph L. Gugino, CFP®, AIF® of Gugino & Ryel Financial has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies®, the standards-setting body for Fi360. The AIF designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary ...

Winery to honor veterans and military with free tastings

WESTFIELD — One hundred years ago, on the “eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918,” after four years of Europe’s bloodiest war, Ferdinand Foch, Commander in Chief of the Allied forces, accepted Germany’s request for an armistice. We now celebrate this day as ...

Revival of Manufacturing in the Rust Belt

FALCONER — On Oct. 26, Premier Precision Machining opened its doors to its valued customers, vendors, neighbors and friends to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Rand Machine Products, new ownership and the achievements of the past year. In 2016-2017 Rand had faced uncertain times and the very ...

Lake Shore Bancorp reports third quarter 2018

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced unaudited results for the third quarter of 2018 and the nine months ended Sept. 30. 2018 Third Quarter and Year to Date Highlights: Diluted earnings per share increased $0.03, or 6.5%, for the nine months ...

CCB to offer free coin appraisal service

CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) will be offering free, professional coin appraisals, courtesy of HCC, Inc., a firm of nationally recognized numismatists. The appraisals will take place at three different CCB offices in October! ¯ Today in Dunkirk, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ¯ Wednesday in Springville ...

New faculty join JCC

David Canose, Corey Damon, Jacob Hordych, and Karen Weis joined the faculty at Jamestown Community College this fall. Dr. Canose, assistant professor of psychology and addictions counseling, earned a bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, a master’s degree at Norfolk State University, ...

Sears to close Jan. 31

LAKEWOOD — Forty employees at Sears in Lakewood will be affected when the store closes early next year, the Buffalo News reported citing a notice filed with the state Department of Labor. Sears Holdings announced this week it was closing more than 140 under-performing Sears and Kmart ...

Foliage change slowing down this week statewide

Foliage change slowed down in many areas of New York State over the past week, creating opportunities to see peak leaves in six of the state’s 11 vacation regions this weekend, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NY program. This weekend, look for peak colors in the ...

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 ...