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Businesses, don’t wait to apply for economic relief

Over the past few weeks the business community has had to scramble to adjust to implications of the coronavirus. This past week many businesses applied for economic relief that has been made available through the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Those businesses that ...

Suit by 3M alleges price-gouging by New Jersey company

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey company falsely claimed it was an authorized distributor of 3M products when it tried to charge New York City five to six times the regular price for personal protective equipment, 3M said in a lawsuit filed Friday. In documents filed in the Southern District ...

National Fuel donates to regional COVID-19 relief efforts

National Fuel Gas Company Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Company, is pleased to announce a donation of $250,000 across the Company’s New York and Pennsylvania service territories to help address the most critical needs in our community in light of the COVID-19 ...

Cummins announces pay cuts, hours reductions

Cummins Inc. is cutting salaries at all levels of the workforce as the company weathers the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the company announced that Tom Linebarger, Cummins Inc. chairman and CEO, is taking a 50% pay cut while directors are taking a 25% pay cut. All other employees are seeing ...

JCC alum to lead Nurse Practitioner Association

David Goede, DNP, ACNP-BC, has been elected to lead The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State (The NPA), which represents over 14,000 actively practicing nurse practitioners across the state. Dr. Goede has been in the nursing profession since 1985 and is currently lead manager of ...

Jamestown Chamber holds annual Salute to the Finest awards dinner

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce honored a number of businesses and organizations earlier this year during its annual Salute to the Finest award dinner. The New Business of the Year Award was presented to Fringe Hair Salon. Andrea Latona, owner of Full Moon Rising ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital boards donate for workers’ meals

WESTFIELD — Board members for Westfield Memorial Hospital and the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation have donated to underwrite meals for employees working at the hospital during the COVID-19 crisis. They have partnered with The Parkview Restaurant, which is preparing and delivering the ...

Cornell’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program doing virtual office hours

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is pleased to announce that they are now offering virtual office hours. During this time of social distancing due to COVID-19 it is important that the grape growers in our region can still come with ...

Support local! Utilize curbside, delivery and buy gift cards

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 addition to the many businesses that have been identified as essential by New York State there are many businesses that did not ...

Dunkirk announces small business support in response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Dunkirk would like to provide our local businesses with as much support as possible. There are many non-profits, small business organizations, chambers, and local, state, and federal agencies working hard to help our small businesses. The City’s ...

Heritage Ministries leader joins LeadingAge Cabinet

Jeremy Rutter, Hearthstone Communities executive director and Heritage vice president of skilled nursing operations, was recently appointed to the LeadingAge Illinois Nursing Facility Cabinet. LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of providers serving ...

Some businesses offering delivery of pharmaceuticals

In an effort to partner and support Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s request of residents to remain in their homes wherever possible and practice social distancing, the Community Pharmacy Association of New York State announced that its members will offer free home medication delivery (in-person delivery, ...

Tuscany doing pick up only

Tuscany Fresh Meats & Deli, which is located at 450 E. Main St., Fredonia, remains open and operational, but is accepting phone orders only. “For the safety of our staff and community during this COVID-19 pandemic, we feel that closing our sales floor to the public is the safest and ...

Chautauqua Center starts health care supply drive

JAMESTOWN — Local health organizations have felt the ramifications of the supply shortage that is taking place due to COVID-19. It is crucial that health care workers have access to the protective equipment and cleaning supplies needed to keep them safe on the job. The Chautauqua Center has ...

Keep underground services in mind

Protecting underground services is more important now than ever before With more and more people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, essential services are more vital than ever before. Being home means that we are more reliant than ever on having our electricity, gas, telecom and ...

Coronavirus gouging complaints surging in US

(AP) — One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores offered $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a pair, while a convenience store touted toilet paper at $10 a roll next to a sign ...

KeyBank lobbies open by appointment only

KeyBank Thursday announced additional steps it will take across its network to support clients and help protect our teammates and our communities from the spread of coronavirus. Starting immediately, all KeyBank branches will move to serving clients by drive-thru or in its lobbies by ...

Community Bank closes lobbies

Community Bank, N.A. has announced it will close their lobbies, doing business only through drive through and online. Hal Wentworth, Senior Vice President for Retail Banking at Community Bank N.A. issued the following statement: “At Community Bank, N.A., the safety and comfort of our ...

LERGP Winter Growers’ Conference rescheduled

Out of an abundance of caution and at the direction of Cornell, Penn State, and SUNY Fredonia Universities the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program has rescheduled their 2020 Winter Growers’ Conference. This conference was to have been held today, March 19, at the Williams Center on the SUNY ...