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CARTS announces plan to acquire downtown hub

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System (CARTS) announced plans to acquire the existing downtown Jamestown Hub location at 215 E. Third St. to benefit and promote public transportation in Chautauqua County. CARTS has been operating under an existing license agreement since ...

Small business Saturday is here: shop safe, shop small, shop local

In a year filled with uncertainty for small businesses, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a new program aimed directly at helping small locally owned businesses survive no matter what comes their way next. Sales are the lifeblood of any business. When customers may have ...

Heritage Ministries launches online gift giving service for residents

Heritage Ministries has launched an online service to make it easier to give gifts to Heritage residents during the holidays. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to force many time-honored traditions and heart-warming gatherings to change,” said Lisa Haglund, Heritage president and CEO. ...

Child Advocacy Program receives $1,000 grant from Central Credit Union

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County is receiving a $1,000 grant from Centra Credit Union. The Child Advocacy Program was nominated by Centra Team Members who feel passionate about the work this group does in our community. “Thank you to CENTRA Credit Union ...

Seneca earns national honors as businessman

IRVING —Seneca Nation businessman, J C Seneca, has spent the past year celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his Native Pride Travel Plaza with a focus on his Tallchief heritage and ancestry. This month, however, his attention will be refocused on national recognition of his own ...

Business recognized through hospitality recognition program

SHERMAN — District 18 Legislator Bill Ward recently presented Pine Junction’s COVID Safety Certificate of Recognition to owner Lonnie Pound and General Manager Michelle Lloyd during a short ceremony at the restaurant. Also on hand was manager Kim Orton, who accepted the award on behalf ...

New York plans to support electric vehicles

New York state plans to use $11 million to build the state’s network of fast charging stations to support wider adoption of electric vehicles. The Direct Current Fast Charger program will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to scale up electric ...

Incubator presents LinkedIn for startups workshop, Nov. 19

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a virtual workshop designed to assist entrepreneurs and startups in maximizing their opportunities on LinkedIn. Entrepreneur and eCommerce expert Curt Anderson will conduct the workshop presented by ...

Brooks-TLC hospital staff members earn certificates

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — Lisa Barone, Brooks-TLC Hospital System director of infection control, and Theresa Schrantz, Brooks-TLC Hospital System employee health coordinator, have earned Certified in Infection Control recertification credentials from the Certification Board of Infection Control and ...

Small Business Development Center hosting event today

For over a decade, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College has hosted the Women in Networking Chautauqua program on the second Thursday of every month. The program is for female business owners and women working in the business sector. While this event ...

Borrello named ‘Guardian of Small Business’

ALBANY — The National Federation of Independent Business has named state Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, a 2020 “Guardian of Small Business.” The organization represents more than 10,000 small and independent business members across New York state. The award is given to state ...

Randolph Academy hires former city administrator

RANDOLPH — The Randolph Academy, which supports, empowers and educates children with various emotional and mental health disabilities from its campuses in Randolph and Hamburg, has appointed Theresa L. Gray as its new director of curriculum and instruction. Gray joins Randolph Academy ...

Local companies, Rand and Classic Brass, excited about the future

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 ...

It’s open enrollment time: call the Chamber for information

President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier As a benefit of membership, the Chamber’s health insurance and employee benefits support is driven by our mission to provide our members with access ...

Land Bank working with company on foreclosures

Being proactive instead of reactive when it comes to foreclosures is a more ideal position to be in for county agencies dealing with housing issues. This is one reason why the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. has accepted an in-kind services grant of $50,000 from Parcel Revenue Corp. ...

Bias training proposed for realtors

Realtors may be looking at two hours of additional implicit bias training as part of their license renewal process. State Sen. Anna Kaplan, D-Carle Place, recently introduced S.8986 in the Senate to amend the state Real Property Tax Law. Currently, licensees must attend at least 22.5 ...

Incubator presents legal advice for startups

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a virtual workshop designed to assist entrepreneurs and startups with an overview of key legal issues. PhillipsLytle attorney Michael Borello will conduct the workshop. “The Entrepreneurial Education ...

Local physician Jay Bishop named to leadership post at Cleveland Clinic

Dr. G. Jay Bishop MD, FACP, FSVM, RPVI was recently appointed Associate Section Head of the section of vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic effective October 2020. Dr. Bishop joined the Vascular Medicine Section of the Cleveland Clinic in October of 2019 after a five-year stint as the ...