Business

NAIFA Chautauqua supports CASA of Chautauqua County

JAMESTOWN - New York State President and Members of the Chautauqua Region of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) donated back packs for the children of the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County (CASA).CASA, provides a powerful voice for abused ...

Management change at National Fuel

WILLIAMSVILLE - National Fuel Gas Company recently announced that David F. Smith, executive chairman of the board, has indicated his intention to retire, effective April 1. Smith will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors."National Fuel is today a better company for its ...

Chamber can assist with the state health insurance exchange

Your business may still have opportunities to make substantive changes in health insurance benefits that could have important financial implications. As you weigh your options, we encourage you to consult with our professional staff. Many questions remain for businesses around the ...

Chamber Corner 12/29/13

2013 a positive year for Chautauqua CountySome very positive things have happened in our county in the past year and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier are honored to have played a role in some of them.The very recent announcement ...

Chamber holds annual banquet

MAYVILLE - The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting & Banquet on Nov. 19 at Webb's Captain's Table Restaurant.Guests in attendance were Ken Shearer, Chamber President, and Jennifer Shearer of Chautauqua Marina; Deborah Marsala, Community Coordinator, ...

JBC supports Salvation Army Angel Tree program

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Business College students, staff, and faculty got in the holiday spirit by donating gifts throughout December for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.JBC Vice President Rosanne Johanson said she was pleased to see the participation from the JBC community."Students, ...

Smooth sailing advice for returns and exchanges

Dec. 26 is a big day for after Christmas sales, but it is a bigger day for gift returns and exchanges. About one third of consumers will return at least some portion of their holiday gifts. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reminds consumers it's very important for each of us to ...

Jamestown YMCA hires membership and marketing director

JAMESTOWN - Karen Schiavone has recently joined the Jamestown Area YMCA as membership and marketing director.Schiavone comes to the Y with almost 10 years of experience in marketing, media relations and publishing. Most recently, she managed social media for Chautauqua Institution. Schiavone ...

Geriatric education for rural health professionals to be offered in January

The Healthy Community Alliance is partnering with The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to inform the community about Geriatric Education programs for rural health professionals. Beginning January 2014, a course and certificate for guided care nursing is being offered.This ...

STAR applications must be filed by Dec. 31

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R-Jamestown) is again reminding local homeowners to complete the reapplication process to continue receiving their STAR Property Tax Exemption. Re-registration for the program, which saves the average New York homeowner $700 per year, is required before the end of the ...

Department of the Aging can help you beat the holiday blues

LITTLE VALLEY - During the holiday season, many individuals experience increased stress and feelings of isolation. This is especially true for older adults who are struggling to remain independent and in their own homes. Many caregivers and children come home to visit for the holidays and worry ...

First Niagara names Crosby to serve as president, CEO

BUFFALO - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gary M. Crosby as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He also joins the company's Board. Crosby, 60, has served as First Niagara's interim President and CEO since March ...

Chamber Corner

Congratulations and thanks for NRG supportBy TODD TRANUMPresident and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern TierGov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement that the Dunkirk NRG plant will be repowered to generate ...

CCB launches new website

LITTLE VALLEY - Management at Cattaraugus County Bank is excited to announce the launch of its new website: www.ccblv.com.What's new?: Easier Navigation - CCB has streamlined our website for the customer's convenience. You can quickly find the business accounts, personal accounts, and loans ...

Business improvement award presented

Stedman Corners Cafe of Mayville was the recipient of the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Business Improvement Award. Chamber President Kenneth Shearer presented the award to owners Marya Johnson and Brian Stahlsmith at the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber's Annual ...

Chautauqua County Farm Bureau wins Silver Key Awards

BATAVIA - Chautauqua County Farm Bureau was presented with eight Silver Key Awards at the New York Farm Bureau State Annual meeting, held Dec. 3 through 5 in Syracuse.The Silver Key Awards are presented to county Farm Bureaus that have exhibited excellence in a variety of categories relating to ...

Shults Heroes Program makes timely donations

The Shults Auto Group launched their "Heroes" program earlier this year in an effort to strengthen their commitment to the communities where they have dealerships. As a result, 21 different organizations and charities shared in the dealership donations.With assistance being desperately needed ...

Creation Station to offer Friday ‘Ladies Night Out’ classes

Creation Station has been well known for stained glass work, winning awards along the way.The ladies of Creation Station are fun and innovative, always looking for new ideas. Their newest creation is a very exciting concept.They have created a shop where customers can shop, boutique style, from ...

Grant supports WCA Sleep Center pediatric patients

JAMESTOWN - Recently, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant from the Karl Peterson Unrestricted Fund to underwrite the purchase of a Capnograph/Oximeter to better evaluate the growing number of pediatric patients served by the WCA Hospital Sleep Center."We are so ...

Shop local this season at the Fredonia Farmers’ Market

Whether you are looking for a hostess gift, stocking stuffer, or a unique present for a special person this season, the Fredonia Winter Farmers' Market's "Shop Local Holiday Gift Sale" will feature a wide variety of locally produced items. Get your holiday shopping done while supporting the ...