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Greenhouse, high tunnel pest management programs available

JAMESTOWN - Managing pests in enclosed greenhouse and high tunnel structures can be challenging, but these upcoming programs can help growers of all sizes. Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer practical lessons and tips you can use to better manage pests. DEC pesticide recertification ...

Health insurance options for farms up for discussion

JAMESTOWN - An informational meeting about health insurance options for farm businesses and farm families through the New York State of Health Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act will be held on Jan. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meeting, to be held at the Jamestown Agricultural Center ...

SNAPP announces officers

The Southwestern New York Association of Professional Photogra-phers recently held elections of officers for the 2014 year.Returning to the president's seat and section chair for a fourth term is Stephanie Cunningham, CPP, of Ripley.SNAPP welcomes Trevor Snook of Warren, Pa., to the vice ...

CCB promotes Dunkirk assistant manager

LITTLE VALLEY - Salvatore Marranca, president and CEO of Cattaraugus County Bank, recently announced the promotion of Kelly Cave, former assistant manager, to assistant vice president and Dunkirk branch manager at the bank's Dunkirk location. Cave has been with CCB's Dunkirk office since the ...

Quitting smoking is more than a New Year’s resolution

OLEAN - Quitting smoking is not just something to put on your list of New Year's resolutions to try for a week or two. Quitting smoking is a life change that takes planning, preparation, courage and determination. According to a poll conducted by the Legacy Foundation, twice as many smokers ...

National Radon Action Month is here

January is National Radon Action Month, according to the EPA. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote action against the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all ...

County Airport welcomes reduced ticket pricing

JAMESTOWN - The Greater Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport is pleased to announce a significant reduction in ticket pricing from Silver Airlines for express passenger service to the Cleveland Connection."We were notified on Dec. 12, 2013 of this significant and welcomed reduction in pricing to ...

NAIFA Chautauqua supports CASA of Chautauqua County

JAMESTOWN - New York State President and Members of the Chautauqua Region of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) donated back packs for the children of the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County (CASA).CASA, provides a powerful voice for abused ...

Management change at National Fuel

WILLIAMSVILLE - National Fuel Gas Company recently announced that David F. Smith, executive chairman of the board, has indicated his intention to retire, effective April 1. Smith will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors."National Fuel is today a better company for its ...

Chamber can assist with the state health insurance exchange

Your business may still have opportunities to make substantive changes in health insurance benefits that could have important financial implications. As you weigh your options, we encourage you to consult with our professional staff. Many questions remain for businesses around the ...

Chamber Corner 12/29/13

2013 a positive year for Chautauqua CountySome very positive things have happened in our county in the past year and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier are honored to have played a role in some of them.The very recent announcement ...

Chamber holds annual banquet

MAYVILLE - The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting & Banquet on Nov. 19 at Webb's Captain's Table Restaurant.Guests in attendance were Ken Shearer, Chamber President, and Jennifer Shearer of Chautauqua Marina; Deborah Marsala, Community Coordinator, ...

JBC supports Salvation Army Angel Tree program

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Business College students, staff, and faculty got in the holiday spirit by donating gifts throughout December for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.JBC Vice President Rosanne Johanson said she was pleased to see the participation from the JBC community."Students, ...

Smooth sailing advice for returns and exchanges

Dec. 26 is a big day for after Christmas sales, but it is a bigger day for gift returns and exchanges. About one third of consumers will return at least some portion of their holiday gifts. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reminds consumers it's very important for each of us to ...

Jamestown YMCA hires membership and marketing director

JAMESTOWN - Karen Schiavone has recently joined the Jamestown Area YMCA as membership and marketing director.Schiavone comes to the Y with almost 10 years of experience in marketing, media relations and publishing. Most recently, she managed social media for Chautauqua Institution. Schiavone ...

Geriatric education for rural health professionals to be offered in January

The Healthy Community Alliance is partnering with The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to inform the community about Geriatric Education programs for rural health professionals. Beginning January 2014, a course and certificate for guided care nursing is being offered.This ...

STAR applications must be filed by Dec. 31

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R-Jamestown) is again reminding local homeowners to complete the reapplication process to continue receiving their STAR Property Tax Exemption. Re-registration for the program, which saves the average New York homeowner $700 per year, is required before the end of the ...

Department of the Aging can help you beat the holiday blues

LITTLE VALLEY - During the holiday season, many individuals experience increased stress and feelings of isolation. This is especially true for older adults who are struggling to remain independent and in their own homes. Many caregivers and children come home to visit for the holidays and worry ...

First Niagara names Crosby to serve as president, CEO

BUFFALO - First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gary M. Crosby as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He also joins the company's Board. Crosby, 60, has served as First Niagara's interim President and CEO since March ...

Chamber Corner

Congratulations and thanks for NRG supportBy TODD TRANUMPresident and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern TierGov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement that the Dunkirk NRG plant will be repowered to generate ...