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Westfield Tractor Supply sets grand opening

WESTFIELD — Tractor Supply Co. will celebrate its grand opening with a community celebration and fun for the whole family featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony, giveaways and special events. As part of the family-friendly celebration from Thursday to Saturday, Tractor Supply customers will ...

Ihrig honored at Florida optometry conference

Carolyn Ihrig, OD, attended Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry in October in Orlando, Fla. Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry was the 98th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. Highlights of the meeting included nearly 450 hours of ...

Reed announces $395,000 grant for rural broadband

Rep. Tom Reed recently announced a $395,000 grant to the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board for the Southwest New York Wireless Broadband project. The project will provide 25 Mbps internet service to 2,300 household and 206 businesses currently without access to ...

Cornell Cooperative Extension, JCC announce partnership

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will move its offices to Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus in mid-December. “We are excited to announce a new partnership with JCC,” stated Emily Reynolds, CCE Chautauqua executive director. “Our offices ...

Rock of WNY helps Sheriff’s Office

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Rock of WNY for their donation of a boat lift this past summer season. Rock of WNY provided a Shore Station Hydraulic boat lift for the Sheriff's Office Marine Division to use for their newest patrol boat at Long Point State Park on ...

Chautauqua Children’s Gym celebrates grand opening

The much anticipated Chautauqua Children’s Gym is now open. The gym celebrated their grand opening on Oct. 5 and welcomed the community with festivities and open gym time to celebrate their first official day in business. Owner Dawn Manzella opened the doors and welcomed hundreds of community ...

Community Bank celebrates National Good Neighbor Day

Have you noticed extra neighborly spirit in the air recently? For the second consecutive year, Community Bank N.A. celebrated National Good Neighbor Day the week of Sept. 22 by getting out in the community. Branches across the bank’s four-state footprint marked the day with neighborly ...

Heritage announces regional manager of skilled nursing operations

Jeremy Rutter, Heritage vice president of Skilled Nursing Operations has announced that Mark Smeltzer, LNHA has been named the Regional Manager of Skilled Nursing Operations. A graduate of Grove City College with Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Smeltzer earned his Bachelor of ...

Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees adds four new members

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution’s Board of Trustees elected Izumi Hara, Terrance M. Horner Jr., Sarah Hagen McWilliams and Richard R. Wade to four-year terms of service at the body’s final meeting of the 2019 season on Aug. 24. The new class officially began their Oct. 1, along with ...

Ring Precision benefits from JCC training services

Jamestown Community College is considered among the area’s top providers of customized skill and industry preparation training, and is set on becoming the premier resource for workforce needs. “JCC’s workforce readiness department connects academic, technical, vocational, and ...

Fredonia recognizes Administrative Services employees for outstanding service

The 2019 Outstanding Administrative Service Awards have been presented to five employees whose collective service spans 65 years and all major departments within the Finance and Administration division at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The awards highlight exemplary service that ...

Allegheny Health Network to sponsor Chautauqua Lake Pops floating stage

MAYVILLE — Officials of Allegheny Health Network, Westfield Memorial Hospital and AHN Saint Vincent Hospital have announced that Allegheny Health Network will be the naming rights sponsor of the Chautauqua Lake Pops floating stage for a three-year period. The stage, originally located in ...

Manufacturing Month events planned at Jamestown college

JAMESTOWN —  Manufacturing, with a focus on its educational and economic components, will be celebrated during Manufacturing Month in October at Jamestown Community College. The programs are sponsored by JCC, the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier, and Dream It Do It Western ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital announces opening of new OBGYN practice

WESTFIELD — Officials from Westfield Memorial Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital and Allegheny Health Network gathered to cut the ribbon for a new OB/GYN practice on the second floor of hospital in its Specialty Suite. The new practice — OB/GYN Associates of Erie-Westfield Office — will ...

Felton wins business education award

JAMESTOWN — The Business Teachers Association of New York State (BTANYS) announces John Felton, CEO of Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, as the winner of the Hobart H. Conover Friend of Business Education Award for 2018-2019. This award recognizes an individual or organization outside ...

Community Bank N.A. branch in Westfield gives $2,500 to CHRIC

WESTFIELD — The Community Bank N.A. Westfield, branch recently presented Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation with a $2,500 donation to support its homeownership education program, which provides counseling to future homebuyers. Attendees of the homeownership program ...

QuickBooks workshop set for Incubator Thursday

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a workshop designed to assist entrepreneurs and startups with utilizing QuickBooks Desktop more efficiently and effectively. Sham Bahgat, CPA and managing director of Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat will conduct ...

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) ...