Business

New high-tech food court opens at Williams Center

A warm and more inviting atmosphere. Quicker and more efficient service. That’s what students, faculty and staff will, ah, “relish,” on their first visit to Willy C’s, the former Centre Pointe food court now open in the lower level of the Williams Center at the State University of New ...

Group health insurance open enrollment starts now

By TODD J. TRANUM President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier In the health insurance realm it is open enrollment season again, with a few minor changes this year. Resulting from the expansion ...

Fredonia Technology Incubator to host web design workshop

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a free 90-minute workshop on the basics of effective web design — building an aesthetic, user friendly and engaging website. The workshop will discuss in-depth on how to choose goals for your website, ...

Grand opening of Just My Imagination Workshop — Parties & More Friday

SILVER CREEK — Have you ever looked out at the world from inside a bubble? Friday, Sept. 13 is your first chance. Just My Imagination Workshop – Parties & More is an imagination inspired, kid powered, hands on creative play space geared toward children from crawlers through 11 years ...

Wells signs agreement to purchase Halo Top brand

Wells Enterprises Inc., with a manufacturing plant in Dunkirk, has signed a purchase agreement with Eden Creamery, LLC to acquire the Halo Top brand. This purchase expands Wells’ current portfolio to five distinct brands and provides consumers even more access to their favorite products. The ...

Incubator presents tax and accounting workshop for entrepreneurs

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a workshop designed to assist entrepreneurs and startups with taxes and accounting. Small business owner, CPA and Fredonia lecturer Mark Nickerson will conduct the workshop. “The Entrepreneurial Education ...

Chamber names businesses, individuals getting awards

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual awards, to be presented during the Chamber Annual Awards Banquet October 10 at the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia. This year the County Chamber will bestow its Economic Development Award on Lakeside ...

Local kids’ lemonade stand helps Humane Society

Submitted by Betty Meyer Eleven-year-old Lizzy Meyer, the eldest grandchild of Joe and Betty Meyer of Dunkirk, asked to have a lemonade stand during her grandparents' recent yard sale. Her grandparents agreed, provided a local charity was selected to benefit from the sales. Lakeshore Humane ...

WMH Foundation welcomes four new board members

WESTFIELD — Chautauqua County residents Colleen Meeder, Mark Odell, Jordan Steves, and Ralph G. Walton, MD have been named to the 2019 Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. “Westfield Memorial Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is known for its ‘high ...

Lake Shore Savings Bank back as Rockefeller Arts Center sponsor

As Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia marks its 50th anniversary season in 2019-20, it will once again have the support of Lake Shore Savings Bank as the season-wide sponsor. The Dunkirk-based financial institution has made a $12,000 commitment to support ...

Hops and Grains Production Can Create Jobs

With a long history of combining agriculture and manufacturing, Chautauqua County is experienced in creating an economic climate where agri-business thrives. We are very pleased to see the results of the new countywide hops and grains study, which confirms that our region is ripe for providing ...

Tom Reed tours Cummins as they celebrate their 45th anniversary

LAKEWOOD — U.S. Representative Tom Reed visited Cummins Engines on Tuesday to take a tour of the facility and celebrate the facility’s 45th anniversary. “I am proud of the work this company has done,” said Reed, R-Corning. Cummins is a corporation that designs, manufactures, ...

Money magazine again taps Fredonia as a great value in education

Money magazine has again named the State University of New York at Fredonia as one of the top colleges in the country for quality and affordability. The magazine’s annual rankings of colleges are based on thousands of metrics, including tuition fees, family borrowing and career ...

Nestle Purina participates in Day of Service

Annually, Nestle Purina employees hold a Day of Service to benefit the local community. This year, employees of Nestle Purina chose Chautauqua County Rural Ministry’s soup kitchen as their project. Employees took shifts to give the Friendly Kitchen, located at 319 Washington Ave. in Dunkirk ...

The Resource Center holds annual meeting, election

Patricia Perlee was elected president of The Resource Center’s board of directors at the agency’s annual meeting, held in the TRC Community Health Center on East Second Street in Jamestown. Also elected as officers for the board’s 2019-20 term were Richard Erickson, vice president; ...

Grow Your Business with Chamber Services

As a member of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, is your business accessing all of the services provided? Are you making the best use of your membership? Our staff is available to help. The Chamber’s Five Point Focus is designed to help maximize your business investment by: driving ...

New faculty members will be joining JCC this fall semester

Several individuals are joining Jamestown Community College’s faculty this fall. Andrew Baker, a media production instructor, earned a bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University and a master’s degree at the University of Wyoming. He has provided videography and media production ...

WCA Board holds annual meeting, reviews year, elects officers

The Women’s Christian Association of Fredonia held its annual meeting June 21 at the end of its first year of including men in its residency. Elected as new officers for one-year terms were President Christine Davis Mantai, Vice President Julie Essek, Treasurer Richard Halas, and Secretary ...

Client Solutions Group donates to local Boys & Girls Club

Client Solutions Group recently donated $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County with funds raised at the Client Solutions Group Annual Charity Golf Tournament held June 24 at Tri County Country Club. This was the fifth annual charity tournament for Client Solutions ...

Literacy Volunteers opens new bookstore, education center

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County opened their new education center and bookstore this past week at 10-12 Park Place in Fredonia. Literacy Volunteers provides one-on-one tutoring to adults throughout Chautauqua County to help them achieve their goals of learning to speak English, ...