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Chautauqua County still facing financial challenges

Even though it appears Chautauqua County has finished up 2020 in the black, there are still plenty of financial challenges in this upcoming year. During Wednesday’s legislature meeting, County Executive PJ Wendel shared that preliminary reports show the county finished 2020 with $4.5 ...

SUNY streamlines process to waive application fees

ALBANY — State University of New York applicants from low-income backgrounds can automatically have their college application fees waived, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced Monday. Beginning March 1, students who financially qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs, whose ...

SUNY Fredonia eyeing $1.9M in losses for year

The State University of New York at Fredonia is anticipating roughly a $1.9 million loss in the 2020-21 fiscal year, mostly due to additional costs of COVID-19. Costs of the virus between testing, cleaning and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is estimated to be about $1.3 million. ...

Former city resident takes Youth Town helm

Dr. Joe Fote a former resident of Dunkirk, has joined Youth Town of Tennessee as their new chief executive officer. Fote brings more than 25 years of executive healthcare leadership experience in operations, and process improvement. Prior to joining Youth Town, he was CEO of JVF Consulting, ...

County appoints three members to Community Services Board

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene recently announced new leadership and membership to the Chautauqua County Community Services Board. Under the Article 41 of the New York State Mental Hygiene Law, each county is required to maintain a local governmental unit to ...

Build your business with an investment in the Chamber

By TODD J. TRANUM President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier Throughout its two decades, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has based its membership on the employee count for each ...

HR services now offer enhanced value

Almost two years ago the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier rolled out a new online service that allows our local member businesses to comply with the state requirement to provide annual workplace harassment training for all employees. Now ...

Northwest Arena Expansion project continues

JAMESTOWN — Some aspects of the new expansion project at Northwest Arena can currently be used by the public as construction continues on the three-floor addition. Not all features are available inside the $4.5 million expansion project that will house a Netflix Stand-up Comedy Hall of ...

Dental office gets new name

MAYVILLE — Mayville Dental Arts is now Chautauqua Lake Dental. Dr. Erin Pender and staff announced the change of business name to patients last month and a new sign was installed by Chautauqua Sign Co.. The name change pays homage to Chautauqua Lake and is also meant to reflect ...

Lake Shore announces fourth-quarter dividend for 2020

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced that the Company’s Board of Directors approved a 13-cent per share cash dividend on its common stock, payable on March 15, to shareholders of record as of Feb. 26. Based on the Company’s closing stock price ...

Small Business Development Center to host Women in Networking program

The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College will host its next Women in Networking Chautauqua program at noon Thursday, Feb. 11. The presentation will focus on Valuable Business Tips and Coping During the Pandemic. Our panelists include Pati Centi, owner of The ...

Your value on investment in the Chamber

Where can you get a 12 to one return on your initial investment? The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. When businesses work together through the local Chamber of Commerce, they all reap the rewards. That applies to tried-and-true offerings from the Chamber such as health and ancillary ...

Lake Shore announces income increase for fourth quarter

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, reported unaudited net income of $1.24 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to net income of $1.17 million, or 20 cents per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2019. For the ...

Community Bank donates $130,000 to non-profits

Community Bank N.A. wrapped up the year by donating more than $130,000 to non-profit organizations. Donations have been made throughout its four-state footprint which includes New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts. For more than 150 years, Community Bank, has been dedicated to ...

Dental group makes donation

Eighth District Service Corporation out of Buffalo, along with Chautauqua County Dental Society donated $1,250 to Chautauqua County Rural Ministry food programs. Pictured are Dr. Julie Mills of the Northern Chautauqua Dental Group, Kathleen G. Peterson, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry ...

Telehealth now mainstream as insurers and state expand access to care

Comprehensive telehealth legislation was an area of focus in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 11th State of the State Address. “The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the inequities in our healthcare system and showed that telehealth is a critical tool to expand access and lower costs for low-income ...

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 ...