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Business

Local companies, Rand and Classic Brass, excited about the future

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 ...

It’s open enrollment time: call the Chamber for information

President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier As a benefit of membership, the Chamber’s health insurance and employee benefits support is driven by our mission to provide our members with access ...

Land Bank working with company on foreclosures

Being proactive instead of reactive when it comes to foreclosures is a more ideal position to be in for county agencies dealing with housing issues. This is one reason why the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. has accepted an in-kind services grant of $50,000 from Parcel Revenue Corp. ...

Bias training proposed for realtors

Realtors may be looking at two hours of additional implicit bias training as part of their license renewal process. State Sen. Anna Kaplan, D-Carle Place, recently introduced S.8986 in the Senate to amend the state Real Property Tax Law. Currently, licensees must attend at least 22.5 ...

Incubator presents legal advice for startups

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a virtual workshop designed to assist entrepreneurs and startups with an overview of key legal issues. PhillipsLytle attorney Michael Borello will conduct the workshop. “The Entrepreneurial Education ...

Local physician Jay Bishop named to leadership post at Cleveland Clinic

Dr. G. Jay Bishop MD, FACP, FSVM, RPVI was recently appointed Associate Section Head of the section of vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic effective October 2020. Dr. Bishop joined the Vascular Medicine Section of the Cleveland Clinic in October of 2019 after a five-year stint as the ...

New Express location opens in Fredonia

Andrew Brown, owner of the new location of Express Employment Professionals, opened the doors to his new office in Fredonia on Friday. The new Fredonia location, at 264 E. Main St., is the second in the county, adding to the one already located in Jamestown. Brown is the owner of the ...

OBSERVER wins New York News Publishers Association award

The OBSERVER has won first place in this year’s New York News Publishers Association for entries submitted in the 2019 contest for Newspaper Continuing Excellence for newspapers under 10,000. Winning this year was John D’Agostino for Page Design/Presentation for the front page of the ...

Reporter wins award

Photo by Scott Kindberg Post-Journal reporter Cameron Hurst poses with the Mark Hellinger Award he received earlier this week. The award, established in 1960, honors the Jandoli School of Communication’s top graduates and recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding alumni. Past winners ...

Clinical team expanded at Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy

Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy announced the expansion of its clinical team with the addition of three new therapists. Dr. Alyssa Settelmaier specializes in treating ladies with pelvic floor dysfunction including bladder leakage and pelvic pain. In addition, Dr. Settelmaier ...

Swanson recognized as CLN Community Leader

The Chautauqua Leadership Network recently recognized Brad Swanson from Moonlight Electric as the CLN Community Leader 2020. Swanson was nominated by Samuel Whitmore of Bag and String Wine Merchants. Swanson was recognized because in addition to running Moonlight Electric, he is active with ...

SBDC at JCC named NY State Center of Excellence of the Year by SBA

The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College was recently recognized as the US Small Business Administration Atlantic Region SBDC Center of Excellence of the Year during Small Business Week. Since their start in 1986, the expert advisors at the Small Business ...

Hospital launches telehealth program for endocrinology care

WESTFIELD — Chautauqua County residents who need specialty care that is not available in the region will now have access to that care close to home through a new specialty telehealth program established by Westfield Memorial Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network. The program ...

Tracking progress with the IDA

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 at, ...

Student business competition winner forms business at Incubator

State University at Fredonia students who won the Fredonia Technology Incubator’s fifth annual student business competition officially formed a business over the summer through the support and services of the incubator. Lessons Learned LLC was formed by SUNY Fredonia students Olivia Soto ...

Area businesses recognized for customer service during pandemic

MAYVILLE — Two area businesses were recently recognized for demonstrating exemplary customer service and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Comedy Center in Jamestown and The Watermark Restaurant in Mayville were both recognized during the Chautauqua County Legislature’s ...

SBDC hires more staff to help counsel small businesses

The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College has hired John Crawford and Jennifer Wedzik as business advisors. The SBDC now has seven advisors to help small businesses in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties succeed by providing free and confidential ...

Chamber members receive a 12 to 1 return on their investment

A business that invests in a Chamber membership can get $12 out of every $1 they invest in the organization. The Chamber provides services designed to help build and strengthen local businesses. As a member/investor in the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce our local businesses are part of ...

Chamber to honor individuals, businesses in virtual event

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will bestow its Economic Development Award on The Chautauqua Center, and the Person(s) of the Year Award will go to the Small Business Revolution Committee in Fredonia and the businesses selected for Season 5. The Economic Development Award is ...