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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 ...

State decision puts independent pharmacies at risk, leaders note

ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell this week called on the state and the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities to reconsider a decision to transfer institutional pharmacy services to an Ohio company, at the expense of a New York ...

Tractor Supply campaign funds FFA programming nationwide

This week, Tractor Supply Co. will kick off its sixth annual FFA T-shirt fundraiser in stores nationwide and online. Through Oct. 31, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a limited-edition T-shirt, designed around FFA’s commitment to supporting the future of agriculture. Campaign proceeds ...

Incubator presents tax and accounting workshop for entrepreneurs

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a virtual workshop designed to assist entrepreneurs and startups with taxes and accounting. Small business owner, CPA and Fredonia lecturer Mark Nickerson will conduct the workshop. “The ...

Much to appreciate in Western New York living

As we watch with anxiety and grave concern while large portions of the Western United States burn in wildfires, hurricanes batter our southern and eastern coastlines, and the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly infect and take the lives of Americans in a number of communities across this ...

Reed introduces bill that supports Jamestown Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, has introduced the bipartisan “Restoring Essential Service to Small Airports Act” to help smaller but economically essential airports across the country, like the Jamestown Regional Airport, rejoin the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. ...

Farm owner can apply for Price Loss Coverage

The U.S. Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency is reminding farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is Sept. 30 to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for ...

New business eyed at Point Gratiot

The Point Gratiot beach shower building has a new interested party looking to open a recreation business. At a recent Dunkirk Common Council meeting, Mayor Wilfred Rosas spoke of a man interested in opening a business where he can rent out kayaks, paddleboards and jet skis. “I did meet ...

Kran Salt Kave opening in Lily Dale

LILY DALE -- Chautauqua County’s first and only salt room has opened it doors. On Sept. 5, Lily Dale celebrated the grand opening of a serene salt room. Owners Kris Seastedt and Janice Dreshman, both registered Lily Dale mediums and ordained ministers, said they are excited to open their ...

Looking for ways to increase your sales? Call the Chamber!

Working with small businesses to sell products and services is one of the core functions of your Chamber of Commerce. This has been a tough year on most small businesses in Chautauqua County and for that reason the Chamber has put a focus on, and increased resources toward, helping businesses ...

Filling the Gap announces 2020 grant awards

Filling the Gap, Inc., has announced its 2020 grants, awarding a record $107,680 to support people with disabilities. Filling the Gap is a Jamestown-based not-for-profit that works with The Resource Center and other organizations to support Chautauqua County residents who are poor, distressed ...