Business

Arts Council welcomes grants and development coordinator

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is pleased to welcome its new team member, Kara Frisina, as the Grants and Development Coordinator. Kara was born and raised in Olean and recently moved back home to live on her family's old farm and participate in the revitalization of the area. She ...

National Fuel reminds public to Call Before You Dig

Now that spring is technically here, many homeowners, business owners, schools and communities are planning outdoor landscaping projects. National Fuel reminds individuals and professionals to Call Before You Dig. New York state law requires residents to call 811 — a free service — prior ...

Dispenza receives 3 top awards from County Board of Realtors

For the 13th consecutive year, Lou Dispenza, licensed real estate salesperson with Midtown Realty, Fredonia was awarded top honors by the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors. At its annual general membership breakfast meeting held March 20 at Moonbrook Country Club, Dispenza was awarded ...

Sherwood Arts donates to Food Bank of WNY

MAYVILLE — The 2018 Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival recently held in February in Mayville featured chainsaw artist and carver Vince Liuzzo of Sherwood Arts of Jamestown. This very talented chainsaw carver created a replica of the small lighthouse located on the shores of Chautauqua ...

Great Lakes Physician Practice welcomes orthopaedic surgeons

JAMESTOWN — James Fitzgerald, M.D. and Brian Mata, M.D. have both joined the Great Lakes Physician Practice (GLPP) offering the latest in minimally invasive surgeries and the treatment of conditions that affect knees, shoulders, and hips, as well as hands and wrists. Dr. Fitzgerald grew up ...

Visitors from Russia receive warm welcome at UPMC Chautauqua WCA

JAMESTOWN — UPMC Chautauqua WCA officials warmly welcomed a delegation of visitors from Russia on Tuesday, March 20. The delegation, from a variety of locations across Russia, visited the hospital, toured a variety of departments, and gained knowledge of best practices. UPMC Chautauqua WCA ...

LERGP holds annual winter grape growers conference

PORTLAND — Over 100 area growers gathered at SUNY Fredonia for the annual LERGP winter grape growers’ conference. Attendees and speakers had to brave some unseasonable early morning snowfall. Motivated by the content of the conference, some attendees arrived late but the weather did not ...

Farm disaster preparation workshop to be held April 17

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture program is pleased to offer a Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Workshop in Jamestown. The information will help participating farms be better prepared to withstand a farm emergency with a higher level of ...

UPMC Chautauqua WCA ‘Going Blue’

JAMESTOWN — March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Chautauqua County Executive, George Borrello, UPMC Chautauqua WCA, JAMA-GLPP, Cancer Services Program of Chautauqua County, Chautauqua County Health Network, and local county hospitals and health partners are urging men and women to ...

Soil sampling, famacha certification completes this leaf

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County's Agriculture Program will offer its final two workshops next week as part of its 2017-2018 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop series. “FAMACHA Certification” and “Interpreting Soil Sample Reports” are the ...

Brooks managers roleplay for patient centered care

In collaboration with 1199 SEIU, NYSNA and the 1199 SEIU Training Fund, Brooks Memorial Hospital recently completed a Patient Centered Care (PCC) training initiative. The custom training program was designed to incorporate interdisciplinary teams with process improvement to ultimately enhance ...

Wegmans ranked No. 2 in 2018 Harris Poll

ROCHESTER — Wegmans Food Markets, a family-owned supermarket chain with 95 stores in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region, was ranked No. 2 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2018 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ) study. “We are so ...

Fredonia firm owners to receive Business Person of the Year award

Sham Bahgat and Louann Laurito-Bahgat, of Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, Certified Public Accountants, will be honored by the State University of New York at Fredonia Business Club as the recipient of its Business Person of the Year award at a dinner to be held on Friday, March 23, at the Clarion ...

7-Eleven holding women franchise giveaway contest

BUFFALO — In conjunction with Women’s History Month, 7-Eleven Inc. announced its “W.E. Take the Lead” Women’s Franchise Giveaway Contest, targeted exclusively to female entrepreneurs. 7-Eleven opened the contest to all eligible women who are interested in becoming an independent ...

EPIC receives $6,360 from Wegmans for nutritional programming

EPIC (Every Person Influences Children, Inc.) recently received a $6,360 grant from Wegmans to continue providing nutritional education as part of its parenting curriculum for parents and families enrolled in the following programs: Families in Transition (FIT) — Parenting classes for ...