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Enjoy cultural events online from Chautauqua County

To call this an unusual summer would be an understatement. With so many businesses still at partial capacity, numerous events canceled, and a lower than usual summer tourist influx, it has been abnormal. In the midst of it all, however, we have seen some extraordinarily creative work as some of ...

2020 Census is important for the entire county

With just under 56% of the census completed in Chautauqua County to date, it remains crucial for everyone to redouble their efforts to get everyone counted. The census is a constitutionally required count of the U. S. population. It is that count that determines our representation in Congress, ...

Dairy leaders say to end bloc voting

National Farmers Organization dairy leaders say it’s time for the elimination of bloc voting by co-ops, when it comes to Federal Milk Marketing Order hearings. Currently, only dairy farmers who are independent and not members of cooperatives may cast individual ballots. “I believe dairy ...

Ribbon cut on new Dunkirk office

Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy held a ribbon cutting at its new Dunkirk location on Friday. Branching out from their Mayville and Jamestown offices, Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy now has an office in Dunkirk, at 51 E. Third St. Dr. Patrick Green, owner and ...

Brooks-TLC Hospital System receives significant certification

Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. has been awarded by DNV GL Healthcare full certification to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001 Quality Management System. “Brooks-TLC is dedicated to providing the safest and most effective healthcare services possible,” says ...

Lake Shore announces new vice president

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced this week that Susan C. Ballard has been named to the newly created role of Executive Vice President for Retail, Sales and Marketing. She began her new role on Aug. 1, focused on growing the bank’s 11-branch ...

Lake Shore Bancorp announces second quarter results

Lake Shore Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, reported unaudited net income of $1.4 million, or 23 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2020 compared to net income of $805,000, or 13 cents per diluted share, for second quarter of 2019. For the first ...

Get the most from your membership investment

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is in business for business. Our consistent goal is to help you grow your business. We do this by driving traffic and sales for your business, connecting business people to one another, providing cost health insurance and human resources support, ...

Northwest Bancshares Inc. announces loss

WARREN, Pa. — Northwest Bancshares Inc. announced a net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, of $6.2 million, or 5 cents per diluted share. This represents a decrease of $32.6 million, or 123.5%, compared to the same quarter last year when net income was $26.4 million or $0.25 per ...

Tranum to step away from Chamber, MAST in 2021

Only one person has held the title of president and chief executive officer of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce while simultaneously holding the title of executive director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier. That person is Todd Tranum and his tenure will wrap up ...

Schools need funds to reopen in fall

Citing COVID-19 costs as too big for New York school districts to carry alone, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, said without specific federal funds, schools throughout the Western New York region might not be able to reopen safely come fall. “Everyone wants our schools to reopen, but ...

HR compliance services save your business money

In an effort to help our local member businesses comply with New York State Workplace Harassment requirements, the Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association added a suite of online resources to our list of services last year. By providing the Zywave Learning platform online, our member ...

Greg Fernandez named CFO of Heritage Group

Greg Fernandez, CPA and MBA of Syracuse, has been named chief financial officer of the Heritage Group. Fernandez comes to Heritage with a background of more than 38 years in financial management, specializing in not-for-profit organizations, previously serving as a consultant for ProNexus, ...

Lake Shore Savings Bank receives funds from recovery program

Lake Shore Savings Bank, the subsidiary of Lake Shore Bancorp Inc., has received funds from the FHLBNY Small Business Recovery Grant Program. The money is intended to support the financial security and health of workers employed by organizations that have suffered a decrease in revenue as a ...

Fredonia native scoops up smiles with business

Fredonia’s Maitland Langworthy had a dream for years of having her own ice cream business. It’s a dream that made sense to anyone who knew her. After all, she chose to go to college to become an elementary teacher. So she obviously enjoys being around children — who happen to be big fans ...

City woman wins gift card from Kirk’s Jewelers

Submitted Photo The winner of the $500 Kirk’s Jewelers Gift Card Giveaway was recently presented. Pictured are Kirk Frey presenting to the certificate to Margaret Griffin of Dunkirk.

Harbor Hotel presents check to CAP

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel presented a check of $20,000 to the Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County. David Hart, President and CEO of Hart Hotels, presented the check to Lew Meckley, Board President, and Tim Smeal, Board Vice President. Several Child Advocacy Program staff members were also ...

Lake Shore assisting with small business recovery

Lake Shore Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., announced recently that the bank has received funds from the FHLBNY Small Business Recovery Grant Program. These funds are intended to support the financial security and health of workers employed by organizations that have ...

State Sen. Borrello named to Senate ag committee

ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello has been appointed Ranking Member of the Senate’s Committee on Agriculture and Markets by New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt. In making the appointment, Ortt said: “As the prior ranking member of the Agriculture and Markets Committee, I ...

Heritage Ministries begins new initiative

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries president and CEO, has begun a new initiative “Feeding the Hearts of Heroes.” “The work our employees do each day is heroic, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have worked tirelessly,” Haglund said. “During this difficult, and often ...