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Business

Nestle Purina participates in Day of Service

Annually, Nestle Purina employees hold a Day of Service to benefit the local community. This year, employees of Nestle Purina chose Chautauqua County Rural Ministry’s soup kitchen as their project. Employees took shifts to give the Friendly Kitchen, located at 319 Washington Ave. in Dunkirk ...

The Resource Center holds annual meeting, election

Patricia Perlee was elected president of The Resource Center’s board of directors at the agency’s annual meeting, held in the TRC Community Health Center on East Second Street in Jamestown. Also elected as officers for the board’s 2019-20 term were Richard Erickson, vice president; ...

Grow Your Business with Chamber Services

As a member of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, is your business accessing all of the services provided? Are you making the best use of your membership? Our staff is available to help. The Chamber’s Five Point Focus is designed to help maximize your business investment by: driving ...

New faculty members will be joining JCC this fall semester

Several individuals are joining Jamestown Community College’s faculty this fall. Andrew Baker, a media production instructor, earned a bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University and a master’s degree at the University of Wyoming. He has provided videography and media production ...

WCA Board holds annual meeting, reviews year, elects officers

The Women’s Christian Association of Fredonia held its annual meeting June 21 at the end of its first year of including men in its residency. Elected as new officers for one-year terms were President Christine Davis Mantai, Vice President Julie Essek, Treasurer Richard Halas, and Secretary ...

Client Solutions Group donates to local Boys & Girls Club

Client Solutions Group recently donated $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County with funds raised at the Client Solutions Group Annual Charity Golf Tournament held June 24 at Tri County Country Club. This was the fifth annual charity tournament for Client Solutions ...

Literacy Volunteers opens new bookstore, education center

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County opened their new education center and bookstore this past week at 10-12 Park Place in Fredonia. Literacy Volunteers provides one-on-one tutoring to adults throughout Chautauqua County to help them achieve their goals of learning to speak English, ...

Jamestown Community College honors employees

Several Jamestown Community College staff members were recognized for their contributions and service during a recent program. The President’s Award for Excellence and State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence were presented by JCC president Daniel DeMarte to Wendy ...

Healthy Community Alliance boosts service area

GOWANDA — Healthy Community Alliance, Inc. was recently awarded a grant from state Department of Health to assist Cattaraugus and Chautauqua county residents with accessing health insurance in the state of Health Marketplace. Healthy Community Alliance had been the state of Health Navigator ...

Lake Shore adds two to board

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, is pleased to welcome John P. McGrath and Ronald J. Passafaro to its Board of Directors. Gary W. Winger, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Company, announced that both McGrath and Passafaro have accepted a ...

Putnam joins Cornell’s new Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension is excited to welcome Josh Putnam as the Field Crops and Forage Specialist with the newly formed Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. He will be working on programming related integrated pest management, ...

Liberty Vineyards & Winery wins awards

SHERIDAN — Liberty Vineyards & Winery of Sheridan won 12 prestigious medals at the recent 2019 Indy International Wine Competition. The awards included Best of Class honors for their White Chocolette wine. “The award-winning wines represent many of the different styles of wines we ...

Pronto Mart Brings Fresh Produce to the City

Jamestown, NY - Pronto Mart is a locally owned corner store at 708 East Second Street in Jamestown, New York. It is a popular place for many locals in Jamestown making it the perfect location to become a healthy retailer. Pronto Mart has partnered with Chautauqua County Health Network under the ...

Diane Hewitt-Johnson CEO of COI

The Board of Directors of Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. is pleased to announce the permanent appointment of Diane Hewitt-Johnson as the agency's Chief Executive Officer. She has served the agency as Interim CEO since September 2018. "Ms. Hewitt-Johnson has served in several managerial ...

Katelyn Walley-Stoll joins new SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is excited to welcome Katelyn Walley-Stoll as the Business Management Specialist with the newly formed Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Walley-Stoll will ...

Bush Industries of Jamestown awarded New York state contract

JAMESTOWN — For the first time, Bush Industries, Inc. has received a New York state contract for the sale and installation of commercial office furniture. The contract allows the Jamestown-based manufacturer to sell professional-grade products to any state agency. The company may now bid on ...

By air and by ground: P-TECH student takes career plans to new heights

Special to the OBSERVER Gavin Swanson’s passion in life is anything but grounded. The Jamestown Public School and second-year WNY P-TECH student is following in his father’s footsteps — even if he plans on doing so at 38,000 feet. “My plan is to become a commercial airline ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital appoints Karen Surkala as President

Special to the OBSERVER Westfield Memorial Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, has named Karen Surkala as its president, effective July 22. Surkala has more than 30 years of experience in the health care field, with many years of service to AHN Saint Vincent and WMH. She ...

Fredonia First United Methodist Church collaborating to support youth programs

Fredonia First United Methodist Church’s youth director, June Ruckman, has been collaborating with youth leader Pattie Lukaszewski from Cherry Creek United Methodist Church and Taylor Gates from Christ Community Church to unite in providing opportunities for children, youth and families in ...

Local businesses, schools partner for workforce development push

Chautauqua County saw an increase in the number of jobs by 400 between April 2018 and April of this year. How did this happen? Well, according to George Borrello, county executive, one reason for the increase in jobs is the culmination of businesses and educational institutions working ...