Get out and eat! Restaurant week is Oct. 16-22

From steak to seafood and pasta to pizza, you’ll find something to tempt your pallet during Chautauqua County Restaurant Week 2017! With 21 restaurants participating this year, there are a variety of cuisines and operating hours to suit any taste or need. The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is proud to host this event, which highlights our local dining culture and our exceptional eating establishments.

We’ll be working to promote our local participating restaurants throughout Restaurant Week through a variety of mediums, and hope you’ll find one or more you can sample or support. We encourage local people to dine local and dine often during Chautauqua County Restaurant Week. With someone to suit a variety of taste buds and budgets, you can visit lots of local restaurants.

Participating this year are:

Ashville — Ashville General Store.

Bemus Point — Bemus Point Inn.

Dunkirk — Central Station Restaurant, Jenna’s 4th Street Cafe, Manning’s Fireside Manor and Pizza Hut.

Falconer — Belle-View East and Prime Steakhouse.

Frewsburg — Hot Coals Wood Fired Pizza & Burger Bar.

Jamestown — Brigiotta’s Farmland, Elegant Edibles Catering, Gametime Sports Bar & Grill at Jamestown Bowling Company, Honest John’s Pizzeria, Pizza Hut and Shawbucks Press Room.

Lakewood — Panera Bread and Wells Hog Wild BBQ.

Mayville — Andriaccio’s Family Restaurant, Chautauqua Harbor House, The White Carrot and Webb’s Captain’s Table.

Many thanks to our sponsors of Chautauqua County Restaurant Week: Jamestown Container Companies, Media One Group Radio, and SYSCO Foods Pittsburgh. Follow CHQ Restaurant Week on Facebook, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our fine local restaurants!

Shoptauqua Gift Cards on sale now

The new Shoptauqua Gift Card is now available and our list of participating local merchants continues to grow! Shoptauqua Gift Cards are a great gift for any occasion. They are ideal for employee bonuses or rewards, and also perfect as an individual gift for weddings, birthdays, graduations, or holidays.

Shoptauqua Gift Cards can be purchased through the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce offices in Dunkirk and Jamestown. These gift cards do not expire and can be purchased in any denomination the buyer chooses. They can be redeemed at local Chamber of Commerce member businesses that have been set up to receive the cards. That list so far includes grocery stores, wineries, restaurants, retailers and more! You can find a complete list of participating businesses on the Chamber website at

The Chamber is phasing out the gift check program and is no longer selling them as we transition completely to a gift card. If you have gift checks, please use them soon.

The program is designed to boost sales at local businesses. It follows on the heels of a long tradition of Chamber gift checks that have contributed an estimated $3-million impact to the local economy over the years, and we expect the Shoptauqua Gift Card will do even more. Businesses can easily sign up to participate in the Chamber’s Shoptauqua Gift Card program. Please call the Chamber for more information at 366-6200 or 484-1101.

The Chamber Partners with Rolling Hills Radio

Rolling Hills Radio, a live recorded musical entertainment program, is now partnering with the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Shawbucks in Jamestown. A creation of producer/host Ken Hardley, it is an ongoing series featuring live musical performances from local, regional, national and internationally recognized artists exploring, celebrating and performing grassroots Americana music. It is recorded in front of a live audience, combining the ambience of a radio show with the intimate appeal of a small studio setting. This series of live musical performances is recorded and broadcast over community radio station WRFA-LP 107.9 in Jamestown and available as a streaming podcast around the world at

This program has been around for some time, but is now moving its live recording venue to Shawbucks, 212 West Second St., Jamestown, and is partnering with the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will manage ticket sales for the program. Tickets will be available at the Chamber office at 512 Falconer St., or online at

The first show for this new season is Monday, Oct. 30 and will feature Austin “Walkin” Cane and Bess Greenberg. Please join us and enjoy the music as an audience member or by listening to the podcast.

Jamestown Young Professionals Hold Local Informational Sessions

The Jamestown Young Professionals group is proud to offer challenging, informative programming that invites young professionals to get involved in the community and stay educated on important issues. JYP will continue to offer such programming in the future, and will focus on providing creative professional development, learning and networking opportunities that are valuable and worthwhile to the up-and-coming leaders in the Jamestown area. Upcoming lectures in their series include: “Local Economy and Business Development,” featuring a panel speakers including the Chamber’s Todd Tranum, on Oct. 10 at the Robert H. Jackson Center at 5:30 p.m.; and “Powering Jamestown: The BPU and Energy Consumption” on Oct. 24 at the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the events or to keep up-to-date with JYP, visit or find them on Facebook.