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Lake Shore to host speaker on workforce readiness

ANGOLA — Do high school students have any idea how much technology will impact their lives … and their livelihoods? They will if Lake Shore Central Schools and the Digital Citizenship Institute have anything to say about it. The school is inviting students, parents, businesses and the ...

Financial classes planned in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Community Education division of Silver Creek Central School District is offering a series of free financial classes with Brett Komm, a financial services representative with Foresters Financial Services Inc., for winter/spring 2020. All classes will be held in the high ...

FeedMore WNY completes merger, debuts new brand and expands services in 2020

BUFFALO — FeedMore WNY kicked off the new year with many exciting developments as the nonprofit continues to grow and enhance its services and partnerships that fight hunger and nourish vulnerable community members of all ages. On Jan. 1, — 10 months after the Food Bank of Western New ...

The Resource Center ranked among healthiest employers

The Resource Center’s award-winning employee wellness program has again gained national recognition. For the fourth straight year, The Resource Center was named one of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America” by Springbuk, a health analytics company that has conducted the annual ...

Heritage Ministries to host job fair for health care careers Jan. 27

LAKEWOOD — Area residents looking for employment will have an opportunity to explore careers in the health care and the health care support arena at the Chautauqua Mall on Monday, Jan. 27. Heritage Ministries will host a job fair from 12:30 pm to 3:30 p.m. in its Heritage Living location ...

Tri-City Arts Council announces interim executive co-directors

The Tri-County Arts Council (TCAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Bartimole and Mikel Wintermantel to the helm as the new interim executive co-directors. The new venue at 110 W. State Street in Olean, opened to rave reviews this past year, and now new leadership will steer the ...

Ton-Aime named director of literary arts at Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution today announced the appointment of Sony Ton-Aime to the position of director of literary arts, effective Jan. 13. A poet, teaching artist and arts administrator, Ton-Aime is currently program operation coordinator for Lake Erie Ink, a Cleveland-based ...

Jackson Graham joins The Resource Center as controller

The Resource Center announces the hiring of Jackson Graham as the agency’s controller. Graham, a Bemus Point native, joined The Resource Center last summer. In his role as controller, he is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of TRC’s general ledger and associated financial ...

CES Gadget Show: Surveillance is in — and in a big way

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the “smart home” and “smart city” showrooms at the sprawling Las Vegas ...

Farrell Roofing seeks help to benefit Rural Ministry

Farrell Roofing is in the running for a People’s Choice Award. This award is voted on by members of the community at large and could ultimately benefit the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry with a cash award for their programs if chosen as the people’s choice. Throughout the year, ...

Central Vibez helps Salvation Army

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Central Vibez had a successful “December to remember” event. Team Brooklyn from the Salvation Army came and rang the kettle bell outside and there were numerous toy donations Central Vibez partnered with Photography By Dani Jo, who took professional pictures of the ...

It Takes a Village to Start a Revolution, It Will Take All of Us to Win It

A resounding Thank You to all who have helped to call attention to Fredonia in the Small Business Revolution! Together, we have accomplished a lot, and together we will continue the drive to get Fredonia listed in the Top 5. Business people, community leaders, residents, students, and people ...

Reed applauds passage of bill to help NY farmers with access to workers

Rep. Tom Reed applauded the passage of the Bipartisan and Problem Solvers Caucus endorsed Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 to help struggling farmers in New York gain access to much needed farm workers. “I hear it every time I step on family farms in Upstate New York — ‘when is ...

State bid request reinforces use of ‘Johnson’ plant analysis method

LAKEWOOD — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently issued bid invitations for a three-year, state project that requires that an aquatic plant-surveying method used for almost two decades to assess Chautauqua Lake is utilized for the state project. This bid ...

Tri County Arts director Tina Hastings stepping down soon

OLEAN — Tina Hastings, executive director of the Tri County Arts Council, recently announced that she will be leaving her position effective Dec. 21. Hastings led the agency for five years and together with staff have accomplished a lot. Most notably was leading the organization to its new ...

OBSERVER marks ninth season as Rockefeller family series sponsor

The area’s multi-media source for local news in Northern Chautauqua County will be partnering with the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia for the ninth consecutive season to bring the community the finest in family entertainment. The ...

Fredonia is a Top 10 Town for Season 5 of Small Business Revolution

By TODD TRANUM President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier Fredonia is in the top ten for season five of Small Business Revolution! This original series by Deluxe is featured on Hulu and ...

Fredonia celebrating Small Business Saturday

The Fredonia Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday by hosting a village-wide celebration as an American Express Neighborhood Champion. The Fredonia Chamber of Commerce announced today that, as a member of the American Express Neighborhood Champion Program, it ...

Reed co-sponsors bill to boost aid for technical education

Rep. Tom Reed co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to expand access to financial aid for technical education programs. The JOBS Act expands Pell Grant eligibility to qualifying short-term training programs to help more Americans gain access to industry recognized credentials. “Nationwide, ...

The Manufacturers Alliance of New York marks National Apprenticeship Week

The Manufacturers Alliance of New York, Inc. recently marked National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), a nationwide celebration that provides businesses, communities and educators with the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs. National Apprenticeship Week was Nov. 11-17. The ...