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Business

Wegmans selling Audubon birdseed

JAMESTOWN - Last month, Wegmans and the Audubon Center & Sanctuary began a partnership that promises to be good for both wildlife and nature education.Conewango Blend, Audubon's own blend of birdseed, is now available in 10-pound bags at Wegmans."We're projecting a 50 percent increase ...

ERA Team VP named national award finalist

MADISON, N.J. - ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, has named ERA Team VP Real Estate head-quartered in Chautauqua, led by Bill Soffel, a finalist for its 2013 Gene Francis Memorial Award for Top All-Around Company. The award will be presented at the ERA 2014 International ...

Pre-registration deadline today for berry producers meeting

BRANT - Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a meeting for berry producers in western New York on Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brant Town Hall, 1272 Brant-North Collins Road in Brant. The meeting will cover a variety of topics for the producer of small fruits, including: ...

Phillips Lytle LLP attorneys honored by NYS Bar Association

BUFFALO - Twelve attorneys from Phillips Lytle LLP, one of the region's best known law firms, were honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for their pro bono work under the auspices of the Empire State Counsel Program. Included in the honor is Phillips Lytle LLP of Jamestown ...

NYSSA, Allstate partner to deliver PSA on snowmobile safety

PINE BUSH - The New York State Snowmobile Association and Allstate Insurance have come together to deliver a televised public service announcement that warns of the dangers of drinking and riding."Promoting safe, sober and responsible riding is very much at the core of the Association's ...

Johnson, Mackowiak and Associates launches website

AMHERST - Why Not Marketing, a local marketing communications firm, recently developed and launched a new website for Johnson, Mackowiak and Associates, LLP (JMA). JMA is a regional accounting firm located in Fredonia that serves the Western New York area, providing traditional accounting and ...

Business Basics workshops in Jamestown and Dunkirk

JAMESTOWN - Do you have a dream to begin and be successful in your own business? Do you have questions about getting started and feel that it's just too difficult? Help is available.A two-hour class called "Business Basics" will give you some essential information and guidance. Learn what ...

Project reporting session Feb. 26 in Portland

PORTLAND - A project reporting session is scheduled for Feb. 26 at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory at 6592 W. Main Road. This location will serve as the satellite location via polycom.The physical presenters will be in Geneva. The meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. and run ...

Knappenberger earns applause for a Grammy and much more

What a proud moment for Chautauqua County this past week when Westfield music teacher Kent Knappenberger was presented with the inaugural Music Educator Award by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation! We are continually in awe of the accomplishments of local people, and this is one ...

Chamber Corner

By TODD TRANUMPresident and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern TierWhile others may simply endure the winter weather, Chautauqua County residents celebrate it! Skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, ...

Dunkirk Chamber award recipients

Awards were presented at the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce awards night held on Jan. 22 at the Clarion Hotel. NRG was awarded the Business of the Year Award; W.L. Putnam was awarded the Years of Membership Award; Pro Quip was presented the Rookie Business of the Year Award; and the Dunkirk ...

JBC Penny Challenge to benefit Veteran’s Association

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Business College students recently created and coordinated a fundraising effort that focused on change - loose change. JBC's "Penny Challenge" recently concluded with all proceeds to benefit the local Veteran's Association.Day and evening weekend students, faculty, and ...

National Grid warns customers of latest payment scam

National Grid customers in Upstate New York should be extremely wary of utility bill scammers demanding immediate payment for electric bill balances, which customers might not even owe, based on a recent surge in reports of scam efforts. The fraudulent callers are claiming to represent National ...

Analysis shows gas cheapest on weekends

CHICAGO - A GasBuddy analysis released recently tracked trends over the last four years showing what day of the week saw the cheapest gasoline price. The analysis also provided a conclusion for what day of the week offers the lowest price, showing a wide variation of the cheapest day to get ...

21 Brix Winery excited to announce its shelves are full again

After a few months of low inventory due to overwhelming demand, 21 Brix Winery is happy to announce three of its most popular wines are available again. They will be unveiling Ella's Red, Thirsty Elephant and a new vintage of Marquis. To celebrate this occasion, 21 Brix Winery will be hosting ...

Applebee’s franchisee supports local organizations

BUFFALO - T.L. Cannon Companies, the franchisee for 60 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in upstate New York and Connecticut, provided more than $2.2 million in fundraising and in-kind support to community nonprofits and organizations in 2013. Buffalo-area groups raised ...

Heritage Living at the Mall celebrates grand opening

LAKEWOOD - Heritage Living at Chautauqua Mall (located near JCPenney) recently celebrated its grand opening. New York Senator Catharine Young and New York State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell were in attendance, as well as a representative from Congressman Tom Reed's office. Other notable attendees ...

Chamber Corner

Just as he did two weeks ago in his State of the State Address, Governor Andrew Cuomo used his 2014 Budget Address this past week to call for holding the line on spending and cutting taxes. Both of these themes are positive news for helping to improve the overall business climate in New York ...

BBB announces local Charity Review Program

BUFFALO - Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is pleased to announce an expanded Charity Review Program to evaluate local charities against BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Intense scrutiny often surrounds the nonprofit sector leaving donors to seek assurance in their ...