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Business

Chamber offers an opportunity to reach new customers

Has your business considered pop-up retail? Pop-up shops are generally designed to be temporary locations offering goods for sale for a limited time only. Now, the Chamber of Commerce is working with a group of partners to create a different type of pop-up: one that would provide a year-round ...

New adviser named to M&T in Fredonia

M&T Securities, the investment arm of M&T Bank, has named Romer Mendez as financial adviser for Chautauqua County based at M&T’s Fredonia Branch at 1 E. Main St. With 10 years of financial lending and investment experience, Mendez will provide customized investment and insurance ...

Looking forward: what’s the plan?

Since October of 2020, I have been communicating with the public through this monthly article about all of the great things going on throughout Chautauqua County as they relate to economic development. These commentaries may include discussions about specific projects of public interest that ...

William Carlson honored as 2020 Realtor of the Year

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors has honored William “Bill” Carlson as the 2020 Realtor of the Year. Following a career in the hospitality industry and 25 years of dedicated service to A1 Specialty Metals, Carlson entered the real estate profession. Over the years, ...

Vaccinations help our economy continue to open

As more and more New Yorkers get vaccinated, the state continues to lift restrictions for all types of businesses and venues. Governor Cuomo recently announced that effective May 19 most business capacity caps will be removed and businesses will be limited only by the space available for ...

Universal reports increased first-quarter results

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., which has a location in Dunkirk, reported net sales for the first quarter of 2021 of $37.0 million, an increase of 18.2% from $31.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, although 36.7% lower than $58.5 million in the first quarter of ...

ZubAir teams up with RTI for developing flight data access technology

Efforts to modernize flight data tracking have taken a big step forward, thanks to ZubAir Data LLC, a start-up and client of the Fredonia Technology Incubator, and its industry affiliate Real-Time Innovations (RTI), a software framework company for autonomous systems. ZubAir, founded by ...

The Resource Center recognizes employees

Two Resource Center employees have been recognized for their efforts in supporting people with disabilities to enjoy self-directed lives. Beth Jermain, support option administrator, and Jessica Smith, quality assurance and quality improvement systems coordinator, were among those honored when ...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund applications open Monday

Some of the businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are being offered some targeted assistance. Restaurants will be eligible to apply for the federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund beginning Monday. Pre-registration is open now. Established under the American Rescue Plan and signed ...

Vaccination helps keep you, your family and the economy safe and healthy

Just a few short weeks ago we had people eagerly waiting to get an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination. Supply of vaccine was inadequate at that time. Now there are an abundance of appointments available locally as a result of increased vaccine supply. We are now at a place where ...

Area providers join together to form Chautauqua Medical Practice

WESTFIELD — Fifteen providers — including physicians, a physician assistant and a nurse practitioner — have joined together to form The Chautauqua Medical Practice, with four locations in Western New York. The providers are all on the medical staff at Westfield Memorial Hospital, part ...

Frerichs gives presentation at symposium

Tim Frerichs, State University at Fredonia Department of Visual Arts and New Media professor, gave an artist presentation, "Bloom Maps," at the first annual AART International Anatolian Art Symposium, hosted by Anadulo University, Eskisehir, Turkey, recently. The presentation focused on the ...

Filmmaker to speak at luncheon

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Arts and Business Luncheon series with a discussion led by filmmaker and author Gregory Lamberson. During the event, Lamberson will discuss the business side of film production from the view of producers and investors, as well as the New York ...

The Resource Center honors employee

Tina Brockway was named the recipient of The Resource Center’s agency-wide staff appreciation award for the fourth quarter of 2020. Brockway, administrative assistant in TRC’s maintenance department office on Jackson Avenue in Celoron, was cited for the way she handles her job as the ...

Chautauqua Center adds staff

The Chautauqua Center has added Steven Warden, a registered dietician nutritionist who will work from the Dunkirk and Jamestown locations. Born and raised in the Jamestown area, Warden is a 2016 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. He completed professional internships with the Cleveland ...

Bank reports ‘record year’ helping customers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused setbacks for several different types of businesses, one type of local business that has been able to not only sustain themselves but also progress is banking. Dan Reininga, the President and CEO of Lake Shore Savings Bank, said that the institution’s ...

State budget increases the cost of government

The final passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan at the federal level, shored up many of the funding gaps projected in the proposed Executive Budget. New York State will be receiving an additional $12.6 billion in unrestricted federal aid, in addition to significant categorical aid ...

The Chautauqua Center awarded federal funds

The Chautauqua Center in Dunkirk has received $1,893,750 in federal funding. The funding is part of $396,801,375 in emergency federal funding for 63 community health centers across New York state as part of the American Rescue Plan to help expand COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment ...

Vaccinations are crucial for a healthy population and economy

New York state continues to open up COVID-19 vaccination eligibility, and at the same time the vaccine supply has increased with additional clinics and pharmacies being added to calendars frequently now. This is all important work as our local businesses continue to move forward and as we ...

Next Brown Bag talk to explore healthcare in U.S. jails

Patrick Johnson, State University at Fredonia Department of Sociocultural and Justice Sciences lecturer, will present “A Discussion on the Healthcare System in America’s Jails” at SUNY Fredonia’s next Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. A SUNY Fredonia graduate, Johnson ...