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Business

New York facing harsh financial picture

The Governor’s Executive Budget outlined this past week offers a stark and sobering look at the year ahead for New York State. There are essentially two scenarios: one bad and one worse. In the wake of the COVID-19 response over the past ten months, New York state faces a $15 billion ...

The Resource Center’s employee wellness program earns national accolades

The Resource Center’s employee wellness program has again earned national accolades. For the fifth 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 Healthiest Employers ...

NCCF approves COVID relief grants for area non-profits

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently approved additional COVID relief support of $101,434 to 16 nonprofit organizations who experienced critical program needs, reopening expenses and required operational support due to revenue losses. The following organizations received ...

Get vaccinated and be patient

As businesspeople we understand that supply doesn’t always meet demand. We are at that point right now with the coronavirus vaccine. More than 7-million New York State residents are eligible to receive the vaccine, but the state is receiving just 300,000 doses a week. At the current rate it ...

Footprints nominations being accepted by NCCF

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for the George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award. The public is encouraged to honor the contributions and achievements of those making a difference in northern Chautauqua by submitting a Footprints nomination. Since ...

Wells Dunkirk expansion gets boost from National Grid

National Grid announced Monday it is providing a $750,000 economic development grant to support a major expansion at Wells Enterprises Inc.’s Dunkirk manufacturing facility. Wells is the largest privately held, family-owned ice cream manufacturer in the U.S., and the country’s ...

Westfield Fund reorganizes, donates to Union Relief Association of Westfield

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Fund, a Community Donor Advised Fund affiliated with the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, recently held its Annual Reorganization Meeting. The Westfield Fund provides grants to charitable projects and organizations within the Westfield community. Those ...

What is a PILOT?

Every month I will be communicating with the public about all of the great things going on throughout Chautauqua County as they relate to economic development. This could include a discussion about specific projects of public interest that are underway or have been completed, where they are ...

Our local businesses and economy are dependent upon each of us

While small local businesses are appreciative of the passage of another economic relief package, their long-term viability is dependent on of each of us doing our part to support them. There is no amount of stimulus alone that can strengthen our small businesses if they do not have the support ...

Dunkirk Animal Clinic welcomes associate veterinarian

Dunkirk Animal Clinic on Lakeshore Drive recently welcomed Dr. Mark Dudek as the new associate veterinarian. Dudek grew up in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area. He obtained his bachelor's degree in biology from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He graduated from the University of ...

Motor home, new shop are in future

Lucas Natali, a marketing student at the State University of New York at Fredonia, is looking to make a smaller impact on the environment, but a big one in the village. The senior is revamping a school bus to live in and starting a bike shop that will also offer repairs. “Instead of ...

Full Strength Coffee Company now open

WESTFIELD — Westfield has a new long anticipated coffee shop. Before anyone had even heard of COVID 19 Kathy Koshute Archer and her family had begun work on this former pharmacy at 55-57 Main St., Westfield. Due to the pandemic the work was halted and then, when they could start again, ...

Options Care Center receives new ultrasound

Options Care Center, formerly Women’s Services, has been doing business in Chautauqua County for over three decades offering pregnancy tests, parenting education, material assistance for families with young children, and several other services. In the past year, they began offering a new ...

National Grid warns of phone scams

With the holidays in full swing and the COVID-19 pandemic causing financial stress on many individuals, National Grid is alerting customers about recent reports of scams where imposters are promising refunds or discounts. Here’s how scammers are trying to prey on customers: ¯ customers ...

WCA Home announces director of nursing

Ruth Dougan of Westfield has been named director of nursing and coordinator of the Assisted Living Program at the WCA Home in Fredonia, Administrator Tammy McCool announced. Dougan oversees the professional nursing and supportive services to all residents, which includes case management and ...

Holiday campaign marks ‘the little hospital that could’ challenge

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation 2020 annual campaign is focused on growing the foundation’s endowment to guarantee funds for the continuation of important hospital services for years to come. The campaign slogan, “The Little Hospital That Could,” reflects on the ...

The Chautauqua Center adds new providers

The Chautauqua Center has added several new providers to its roster of doctors and nurses. Evonne Butler has joined The Chautauqua Center as a family nurse practitioner in Dunkirk. She was raised in Arkansas and received her master’s degree from Arkansas State University. Butler said she ...