Business

First Niagara Bank recognized for consumer-friendly banking

BUFFALO - First Niagara Bank has been recognized by personal finance website NerdWallet for its consumer-friendly products and services.First Niagara Bank was selected as a "best bank" for Online/Mobile Banking and Branch/ATM access."Making sure their customers have easy access to their money, ...

Lake Shore Savings Bank donates 100 pounds of food, $2,800 to Food Bank of WNY

On Dec. 6, Lake Shore Savings Bank presented the Food Bank of WNY with 100 pounds of food plus $2,800 for their annual Food 2 Families Food Drive.The donation was the result of an effort related to a company function attended by Lake Shore Savings employees and supported by the company's Board ...

Universal Stainless names VP/chief technology officer

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. - Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. announced recently that Graham McIntosh, Ph.D., has been named to the position of Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective Nov. 11. Dr. McIntosh succeeds Dr. Vijay Madi, who has assumed the newly created ...

Six tips from Curves to stay on track during the holiday season

While the holidays can be the most wonderful time of year, with cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious foods, they can also be a minefield for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals. Katie Mitchell, director of fitness, and Amanda Turner, registered dietitian, ...

Realtors receive awards

Terry Niebel of Niebel Realty and Sandy Haines of Real Living Avista, have been named 2013 REALTOR and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE of the Year, respectively, by Chautauqua County Board of REALTORS, Inc. Recipients are selected by their peers based on involvement in the real estate industry at local, ...

Angel art exhibit coming to Fredonia Saturday

Kati Russell is a single mother of four who has had several near-death experiences due to chronic asthma. She transformed these traumatic experiences into compelling angel images and shares her message through paintings.Angels of Hope Learning Center is hosting an Angels of Miracles Art Exhibit ...

TimePieces celebrates the art of great tea

The warmth and aroma of a cup of tea soothes the soul and brightens the day. Tea is available in a seemingly endless variety of blends and making a cup of tea may seem as easy as putting a tea bag into a cup of hot water. However, making a great cup of tea is truly an art form. On Saturday, ...

Clarion holds toy drive for Salvation Army

The Clarion Hotel will sponsor a toy drive through Dec. 20 to benefit the Salvation Army of Dunkirk.Each donation of an unopened toy will be given a ticket with a chance to win a prize from the Clarion. The first place winner of the drawing on Dec. 21 will be able to choose between a free one ...

New Directions annual meeting elects officers, names board members

AMHERST - New Directions Youth and Family Services' board of trustees recently held its annual meeting to elect its officers for 2014. The board re-elected Christine Weeks as president. A resident of Lockport, she is the director of marketing for Grand Tours and Ridge Road Express, the region's ...

Basil adds sales consultant

Nicholas Nieves has become a sales consultant for Basil Chevrolet Buick Cadillac in Fredonia. Nicholas is beginning a career in sales after finishing his schooling at SUNY Fredonia.

ICBA, CCB encourage consumers to invest in main street for the holidays

With shoppers budgeting and beginning to make their holiday shopping lists, the Independent Community Bankers of America and your local, independently owned "main street" bank, Cattaraugus County Bank, are encouraging consumers to "Go Local" once again this holiday season by doing either a ...

BBB warns real estate offices about targeted scam

BUFFALO - Real estate offices and agents are being warned of a phishing scam that targets them. The messages are fake Better Business Bureau emails that claim the company is being investigated, and threaten legal action if the receiver does not respond with more information. However, links in ...

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. reports improved third quarter 2013

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced third quarter 2013 net income of $1 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared with net income of $863,000, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the prior year third quarter. The company earned $2.7 million, or ...

Dunkirk native, partners to open restaurant on Las Vegas strip

Dunkirk native Ed Mikula and partners recently signed a lease for a 9,000 square foot, two-story French restaurant and Cabaret (ALLO! MON COCO) located on the Las Vegas strip. The $7 million restaurant will be located in the LINQ (The LINQ - Caesars Entertainment, www.caesars.com/thelinq); a ...

LERHSNY adds general surgeon to staff

Officials at Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York are announcing the addition of board-certified general surgeon Rabie N. Stephan, MD, FACS, to its active medical staff.The newest medical staff member will provide services at Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving and Brooks Memorial ...

Five Fredonia Place employees recognized for perfect attendance

Fredonia Place is pleased to announce that five of its staff members achieved perfect attendance from November 2012 to November 2013.Management at the region's premier senior living community challenged all hourly employees to work a full year with perfect attendance.Fredonia Place ...

ERA Team to host local dropoff for Chautauqua County Rural Ministry

Always ready to lend a hand to help a good cause, ERA Team VP Real Estate will be opening its doors during this holiday season, to accept donations of pantry items for the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry.CCRM opened an emergency food pantry in 1979 to meet the unmet food needs of those in our ...

Christmas spirit is alive and well at CCB

LITTLE VALLEY - As the Christmas holiday draws near, we can't help but think of several things. We think of staying warm. We think about gathering together with our families and/or friends. We think of the abundance of food we are privy to. Some think about the smiles of loved ones as they open ...

Liberty Vineyards to hold holiday wine & food pairing event

SHERIDAN - Liberty Vineyards & Winery, of Sheridan, in conjunction with 3C's Catering of Kennedy, is planning a Holiday Wine & Food Pairing Event for Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m."The event will consist of five wine and food pairing stations, so guests can mingle and taste at ...