Business

COI promotes health director to newly created director of operations

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. has announced the promotion of Diane Hewitt-Johnson to the agency’s newly restructured position, director of operations. In this role, Hewitt-Johnson will provide mission-driven leadership, guidance and direction through day-to-day development and implementation ...

Edgewood Communities to host March Medicare Madness info series

JAMESTOWN — Lutheran’s award-winning Best of Times Seminars, sponsored by Edgewood Communities, will feature a three-part information series next month called March Medicare Madness. Each part will focus on different aspects of the Medicare program. Janell Sluga and Erin Green from Senior ...

Job and Internship Expo at Fredonia on March 7

The State University of New York at Fredonia’s Career Development Office will host its annual Job and Internship Expo, along with its Summer Job Expo, on Wednesday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. The Job and Internship Expo will be in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room, and the Summer Job ...

Learn about current DOT regulations for farm trucks

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture program will offer a Farm Truck Clinic to help agricultural business owners and employees to better understand the current DOT regulations for farm trucks. The information will help keep agricultural businesses in compliance and ...

Learn about current DOT regulations for farm trucks

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture program will offer a Farm Truck Clinic to help agricultural business owners and employees to better understand the current DOT regulations for farm trucks. The information will help keep agricultural businesses in compliance and ...

SUNY Fredonia presents Custodial Safety Incentive Awards to employees

Members of the Custodial Services staff at the State University of New York at Fredonia were honored and presented individual awards at the 17th Annual Custodial Services Awards Recognition Luncheon held recently at the Williams Center. At the beginning of each semester, the university ...

SUNY Fredonia Vice President Cedric Howard to receive national award

Each year, NASPA — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, recognizes members who are doing outstanding work in the student affairs profession. Cedric Howard, vice president for Enrollment and Student Services at the State University of New York at Fredonia, was selected as the ...

Lake Shore announced dividend

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced that the company’s Board of Directors approved a 10 cents per share cash dividend on its common stock, payable on March 15 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 27. Based on the company’s closing stock ...

Karszes earns Winner’s Circle award

Jeff Karszes of Forestville was recognized by his employer with the distinguished “Winner’s Circle” award for exceeding sales goals for the 2017 fiscal year. Karszes, a District Manager for Woods Equipment, has been a sales team member since 2006. The award was announced in ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation Board welcomes Freay

WESTFIELD — Members of the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation recently welcomed Andrew Freay of Mayville to their board of directors. Freay is owner/operator of the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville. He is a fifth generation funeral director. Before taking over the family business, he had ...

Valley Pharmacy celebrates Go Red for Women Day

GOWANDA — Today is “GO RED FOR WOMEN” Day at Valley Pharmacy & Medical Supplies, 31 W. Main Street, Gowanda. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Valley Pharmacy & Medical ...

Lake Shore notes asset milestone in 2017

OBSERVER Staff Report It was a milestone year for Lake Shore Savings in 2017. In its recently announced fourth quarter and full year results, the Dunkirk-based bank exceeded $500 million in assets for the first time in company history. It was one of many highlights from the past year and ...

WMH Foundation’s rising thermometer nearing its goal

WESTFIELD — Westfield Memorial’s Hospital Foundation’s goal thermometer strategically placed in front of the hospital, continues to rise despite plunging temperatures due to Old Man Winter’s tightening grip. The foundation board members are pleased to announce it has reached 88 percent ...

Seneca Gaming Corporation welcomes new vice president of slot operations

NIAGARA FALLS — Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) has announced and welcomed Penny Parayo as its new corporate vice president of slot operations. Prior to joining SGC, Parayo served as vice president of beverage and slot operations for Maryland Live! Casino, where she was responsible for ...

Regional Grape Program welcomes new specialist to its staff

PORTLAND — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is pleased to announce the addition of Jackie Dresser as the viticulture extension specialist. Dresser is the newest member of a four-person extension team, which assists area grape growers ...

Northern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union announces interest refund

Ed Gallivan, manager of the Northern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union recently announced an interest refund. The Northern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union is a non-profit credit union that serves employees and families of the Silver Creek and Forestville School districts. The credit union has ...