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Business

Construction of headquarters for Stannard Group underway

JAMESTOWN — Construction of Stannard Group, LLC’s (Stannard) headquarters in the Mason Industrial Park, located in the town of Ellicott, is currently underway. In May of 2019, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) approved a 15-year payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) ...

DFT continues partnership with Resideo Home Security

For decades, DFT Security has been bringing Western New York homeowners comfort by maintaining a reputation as home security experts. Through innovation, outstanding customer service and solid reliability, residents around the area have come to rely on DFT Security to protect the most valuable ...

Workplace sexual harassment deadline is October 9

One of the key roles of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association is to provide businesses with the resources they need to thrive in an ever changing environment. The New York State deadline for compliance with preventing sexual harassment in the workplace training is looming ...

DFT Communications returns for 13th season as pops series sponsor

For the 13th consecutive season, DFT Communications returns as the pops series sponsor for Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia. DFT Communications provides phone and Internet service to the Dunkirk, Fredonia, Cassadaga and Jamestown areas. Founded in 1898 ...

Veterans, active service members invited to Entrepreneurial Networking Lunch

Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI) welcomes veterans and active service members to an Entrepreneurial Networking Lunch. The lunch will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fredonia Technology Incubator located at 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. This event is free and open ...

Ribbon cutting set for Buffalo Solar Solutions’ Portland Solar Farm

PORTLAND — Buffalo Solar Solutions will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the project commissioning of the E21 Portland Solar Farm on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will include speeches from key influencers on the project as well as a representative of the New York State Senate 57th ...

Fredonia joins 19 NY colleges in renewable energy agreement

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a member of the NY Higher Education Large Scale Renewable Energy (NY HE LSRE) consortium of 20 public and private higher education institutions for the purchase of large-scale aggregated renewable energy. The consortium represents one of the ...

New high-tech food court opens at Williams Center

A warm and more inviting atmosphere. Quicker and more efficient service. That’s what students, faculty and staff will, ah, “relish,” on their first visit to Willy C’s, the former Centre Pointe food court now open in the lower level of the Williams Center at the State University of New ...

Group health insurance open enrollment starts now

By TODD J. TRANUM President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier In the health insurance realm it is open enrollment season again, with a few minor changes this year. Resulting from the expansion ...

Fredonia Technology Incubator to host web design workshop

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a free 90-minute workshop on the basics of effective web design — building an aesthetic, user friendly and engaging website. The workshop will discuss in-depth on how to choose goals for your website, ...

Grand opening of Just My Imagination Workshop — Parties & More Friday

SILVER CREEK — Have you ever looked out at the world from inside a bubble? Friday, Sept. 13 is your first chance. Just My Imagination Workshop – Parties & More is an imagination inspired, kid powered, hands on creative play space geared toward children from crawlers through 11 years ...

Wells signs agreement to purchase Halo Top brand

Wells Enterprises Inc., with a manufacturing plant in Dunkirk, has signed a purchase agreement with Eden Creamery, LLC to acquire the Halo Top brand. This purchase expands Wells’ current portfolio to five distinct brands and provides consumers even more access to their favorite products. The ...

Incubator presents tax and accounting workshop for entrepreneurs

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a 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 Entrepreneurial Education ...

Chamber names businesses, individuals getting awards

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual awards, to be presented during the Chamber Annual Awards Banquet October 10 at the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia. This year the County Chamber will bestow its Economic Development Award on Lakeside ...

Local kids’ lemonade stand helps Humane Society

Submitted by Betty Meyer Eleven-year-old Lizzy Meyer, the eldest grandchild of Joe and Betty Meyer of Dunkirk, asked to have a lemonade stand during her grandparents' recent yard sale. Her grandparents agreed, provided a local charity was selected to benefit from the sales. Lakeshore Humane ...

WMH Foundation welcomes four new board members

WESTFIELD — Chautauqua County residents Colleen Meeder, Mark Odell, Jordan Steves, and Ralph G. Walton, MD have been named to the 2019 Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. “Westfield Memorial Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is known for its ‘high ...

Lake Shore Savings Bank back as Rockefeller Arts Center sponsor

As Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia marks its 50th anniversary season in 2019-20, it will once again have the support of Lake Shore Savings Bank as the season-wide sponsor. The Dunkirk-based financial institution has made a $12,000 commitment to support ...

Hops and Grains Production Can Create Jobs

With a long history of combining agriculture and manufacturing, Chautauqua County is experienced in creating an economic climate where agri-business thrives. We are very pleased to see the results of the new countywide hops and grains study, which confirms that our region is ripe for providing ...

Tom Reed tours Cummins as they celebrate their 45th anniversary

LAKEWOOD — U.S. Representative Tom Reed visited Cummins Engines on Tuesday to take a tour of the facility and celebrate the facility’s 45th anniversary. “I am proud of the work this company has done,” said Reed, R-Corning. Cummins is a corporation that designs, manufactures, ...

Money magazine again taps Fredonia as a great value in education

Money magazine has again named the State University of New York at Fredonia as one of the top colleges in the country for quality and affordability. The magazine’s annual rankings of colleges are based on thousands of metrics, including tuition fees, family borrowing and career ...