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Business

Craig Colburn named Chamber director of member development

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce recently named Craig Colburn as director of member services. Key roles for this position include overseeing the Chamber's health insurance offerings, and working with the six local community chambers of commerce.Licensed to sell life, accident and ...

TripAdvisor awards Edwards Waterhouse Inn 2014 Certificate of Excellence

The Edwards Waterhouse Inn, 71 Central Ave., Fredonia, recently announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, ...

Justin Hanft named to Chamber posts

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has recently named Justin Hanft to a dual role as coordinator for both the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce and Dream It Do It Chautauqua County.Hanft is working with the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to manage ...

Fredonia Dining Services duo wins bronze medal at conference

Two members of FSA Dining Services at the State University of New York at Fredonia combined with food service representatives from other universities to win a bronze medal in American Culinary Federation-sanctioned team competition at the 2014 Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference, held ...

Woodbury Vineyards wins for best blush wine at NY State Fair

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo congratulated the winners of the New York State Fair's annual commercial wine competition. One of these winners was Woodbury Vineyards of Fredonia, which won Best Blush Wine for its Seaport Blush.Awards were given to 330 commercial wines and spirits after judging that ...

CCB & ICBA provide tips for first-time homebuyers

LITTLE VALLEY - With the summer real estate season upon us, many Americans are considering purchasing a home over the next few months. The total mortgage originations market is estimated to be around $1 trillion in 2014. With that in mind, CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank), the Independent ...

Master gardeners to lead tour of Allenberg Bog

Want to experience one of the finest undisturbed areas in southwestern New York state? Interested in unique vegetation and flora that includes dense thickets of rhododendrons, numerous species of wildflowers, ferns, huge hemlocks, tamarack stands and cancrivorous plants? Then join the Cornell ...

The Resource Center earns national award

The Resource Center's commitment to enhancing career opportunities for its direct support workforce has earned the organization a national award.TRC recently received word that its People Achieving Certification Together prototype was selected a winner of a 2014 Moving Mountains Best Practice ...

Cold Stone Creamery plans Laurel Run fundraiser

Folks with a sweet tooth will have an opportunity to satisfy their craving while at the same time raising money to support people with disabilities in Chautauqua County.For a limited time, the Cold Stone Creamery located within the Tim Hortons on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk will be selling a ...

Counselor-In-Training certification at Centaur Stride

Attention Chautauqua County teens, ages 13-18, who want to learn to ride a horse and also help to develop a summer program for peers with disabilities, Centaur Stride is offering a training camp this summer.Full scholarships are available to teens without disabilities who are siblings of ...

CCHS to hold Pets 4 Vets adoption special

JAMESTOWN - Active and retired military personnel can visit the Chautauqua County Humane Society to take advantage of fee-waived adoptions during its Pets 4 Vets adoption special. Studies have shown that rescuing an animal or participating in volunteer dog walking at a shelter can provide ...

Kwik Fill’s paper sneaker sales support people with disabilities

Area residents can show their support for people with disabilities by buying paper sneakers in conjunction with the 18th annual Laurel Run through July 20.For the 12th straight year, The Resource Center and Filling the Gap Inc., are partnering with United Refining Company's Kwik Fill and Red ...

Pizza Hut to host ‘Fun’draiser for Laurel Run Tuesday

The Pizza Hut on Route 60 in Fredonia will hold a Laurel Run "Fun"draiser on Tuesday.Throughout the day, the restaurant is willing to donate 20 percent of each order to Laurel Run. To have Pizza Hut donate 20 percent of your order to Laurel Run, simply tell your server that you are there to ...

VFW Post 8647 receives 2014 Best of Mayville Award

MAYVILLE - VFW Post 8647 received the 2014 Best of Mayville Award in the Veterans Organization category from the Mayville Award Program.Each year, the Mayville Award Program identifies companies it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in the local community and business ...

Jamestown native brings small batch tequila to NY, Chautauqua County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Trianon Tequila is a handcrafted, small batch tequila from the small town of Amatitan, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Trianon is 100 percent Blue Weber Agave and is produced exclusively by a family of third-generation Maestros Tequileros (Master Distillers).Trianon Tequila ...

Office for the Aging announces senior farmers market coupon distribution

MAYVILLE - The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging has received its supply of Senior Farmers Market Coupons. Seniors who wish to apply for the coupons need to come in person to one of the following distribution sites: Covenant Manor Apart-ments, 23 W. Third St. in Jamestown, on Thursday ...

CCB awards graduates at 10 area schools

LITTLE VALLEY - This June at area graduation ceremonies, Cattaraugus County Bank sponsored various awards. CCB worked with each high school to establish the following awards, which are given out every year to graduating high school students in the area: Dunkirk High School: CCB Community ...

Business honors 118 years of service

OBSERVER Photo by Samantha McDonnellFredrickson Builders Supply Inc., recently honored four employees for over 100 years of combined service. Janice and Pete Wintersteen own the family business with Janice's brother, Rick Fredrickson. She joked after 118 years, the employers know all about the ...

JCC honors long-time employees

JAMESTOWN - Several Jamestown Community College staff members were recognized for their contributions and service during a recent program.The President's Award for Excellence, presented by JCC President Cory L. Duckworth, was given to Employment Development Specialist Rita Freeborough, Senior ...