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Community Bank N.A. 2019 donations total more than $2.6 million

Throughout its more than 150-year history, Community Bank N.A. has remained committed to giving back to the communities it serves. In 2019, the bank’s annual charitable giving reached more than $2.6 million in sponsorships, donations and grants, with its branches across New York, ...

The Chautauqua Center adds chiropractor to team of providers

The Chautauqua Center is excited to announce the addition of a chiropractor to their team of providers. Joel Newburg, DC, is currently accepting new patients at The Chautauqua Center’s Dunkirk and Jamestown sites. Dr. Newburg is originally from Portville, NY and now resides in Dunkirk with ...

Absolut Care union workers reach tentative deal with new administrator

On Monday, more than 600 healthcare workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, at six Absolut Care facilities in Western New York reached a tentative one-year agreement with RCA Healthcare Management, LLC subject to ratification by union members. RCA Healthcare ...

Amy Barkley joins new SWNY daily, livestock and field crops program

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is excited to welcome Amy Barkley as the Livestock and Beginning Farms Support Specialist. She will be working on programming related to beef, sheep, goat, and poultry production; ...

The value of your investment: Connecting business to business

In business, connections mean opportunities for sales, suppliers, and more. The Chamber of Commerce works to connect local businesspeople to other business people, because we understand that it drives value for all of our members. Throughout the year, the Chautauqua County Chamber of ...

Disaster declaration lets upstate NY farmers access emergency loans

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently announced Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sonny Perdue approved a natural disaster designation for 43 Upstate New York counties that suffered heavy rains and severe flooding during ...

Borrello votes against bank committee’s proposals

State Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, has voted against three bills approved by the state Senate’s Banking Committee. Borrello and his fellow Republicans on the committee voted against S.1589, which would establish a statewide Financial Literacy Commission; S.2088, which would allow ...

New chiropractor opening in Fredonia

Most people when they hear the word chiropractor, they probably think of someone getting their neck and back adjusted or “cracked.” That’s because a traditional chiropractic treatment usually consists of a few adjustments to the area(s) of complaint. Dr. Dimitri Landis, the new ...

The value of your investment: Driving traffic to your business

Driving value to local businesses is the centerpiece of all that we do through the Chamber of Commerce. We estimate that our members at a minimum receive a return on investment seven times greater than their annual investment in the Chamber. Our mission is to create a business environment in ...

Villaggio sets grand opening for today

SILVER CREEK — Villaggio Italiano Pizza & Pasta, the newest full-service restaurant in northern Chautauqua County, will have its official grand opening at 5 p.m. today. The Hanover Chamber of Commerce as well as the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for a ...

Dr. Richard Milazzo has a passion for patients

Dr. Richard Milazzo has been a fixture in the Dunkirk community for decades. The General Physician, PC primary care doctor has been treating patients in Dunkirk and Fredonia since before the iPhone was a thing. His care precedes the Internet. He remembers a time when the family doctor trumped ...

Rear seat belt legislation passes NY Assembly

AAA New York State is pleased that legislation (A6163) requiring passengers to wear a seat belt in the back seat has passed the New York State Assembly. The legislation would also apply to passengers of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft. According to AAA New York State, an unbelted ...

Union nursing home workers launch campaign to raise standards, improve care

Nursing home workers represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, are participating in a bargaining training today to kick-off a multi-employer campaign to raise standards and improve quality care in Western New York. Over 5,000 union members working at 29 different nursing home ...

Bills seek to eliminate closure notification exceptions

The unexpected closure of a downstate hotel is prompting potential changes to the state’s business closure notification requirements for employees and the surrounding community. State Sen. Shelley B. Mayer, D-Port Chester, has introduced S.7345 and S.7344 in the state Senate. S.7345 would ...

Join in the Fun at the Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival

We have experienced some wide swings in weather so far this winter, but regardless of the weather we are committed to a huge celebration of winter fun this month. The annual Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival will be held February 14-16 at Lakeside Park in Mayville. Organized by an ...

Buffett quits newspaper business, selling Buffalo News and others

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving up on the newspaper business. He’s selling all of Berkshire Hathaway’s publications to Lee Enterprises for $140 million, including the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska and The Buffalo News in New York. Buffett is a lifelong fan of ...

Lake Shore to host speaker on workforce readiness

ANGOLA — Do high school students have any idea how much technology will impact their lives … and their livelihoods? They will if Lake Shore Central Schools and the Digital Citizenship Institute have anything to say about it. The school is inviting students, parents, businesses and the ...

Financial classes planned in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Community Education division of Silver Creek Central School District is offering a series of free financial classes with Brett Komm, a financial services representative with Foresters Financial Services Inc., for winter/spring 2020. All classes will be held in the high ...

FeedMore WNY completes merger, debuts new brand and expands services in 2020

BUFFALO — FeedMore WNY kicked off the new year with many exciting developments as the nonprofit continues to grow and enhance its services and partnerships that fight hunger and nourish vulnerable community members of all ages. On Jan. 1, — 10 months after the Food Bank of Western New ...

The Resource Center ranked among healthiest employers

The Resource Center’s award-winning employee wellness program has again gained national recognition. For the fourth straight year, The Resource Center was named one of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America” by Springbuk, a health analytics company that has conducted the annual ...