The Chamber is growing — welcome new members

From one employee to over 800, businesses of all sizes are joining the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. In the past six weeks 45 local businesses have become Chamber members. These new members represent over 1,200 employees throughout the region. The participation of businesses in the organization is a testament to providing services that the business community sees as essential to their operations. With a membership of 900 total members representing over 24,000 employees the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is the 3rd largest business association in Western New York.

Community Bank branches in Cassadaga, Clymer, Falconer, Sherman and two in Jamestown joined the Chamber during the drive. In the beverage industry, new members are The Empty Bottle @ Southern Tier Distilling in Lakewood, Big Inlet Brewing in Mayville, Grace & Abe’s in Westfield, and Sparkling Ponds Winery in Ripley. Coffee is on the Chamber menu through Crown Street Roasting Company in Jamestown, the new Tim Hortons in Cassadaga, and all five of the Tim Hortons locations in the Jamestown-Lakewood area. Looking for more food and drinks? Try out The Chadakoin Club and Full Moon Rising Bakery in Jamestown, Basil & Bones in Frewsburg, locally-produced products from BioDome Project in Jamestown or chocolates made in Silver Creek by Valvo’s Candies.

In the educational sector, we welcome Erie 2- Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES which serves students throughout the region with major centers in Ashville and Fredonia, academies in Cassadaga and Dunkirk and the P-TECH program in Dunkirk.

In the healthy living and healthcare realms, Dr. James Scarpino DDS, Herbs R 4 U, Chautauqua Blind Association in Jamestown, and Value Hearing Services in Westfield have all joined the Chamber. Photography businesses that have joined are Made Custom Goods & Media in Jamestown and 360 Tour Designs of WNY in Olean. If you’re in the market for a salon, The Avenue in Lakewood or Mirage Salon & Day Spa in Jamestown can help. In manufacturing, Custom Profiling Tool and Support Enterprises, Inc., both of Jamestown are new members.

Panama Rocks is a long-established recreation and tourism destination in Panama and a new Chamber member. Lodging businesses joined as well: Holiday Inn Express in Jamestown and Theater Motel in Westfield. Additional businesses joining during the membership drive from Jamestown were: GDT Repair doing appliance sales and service, Gary N. Johnson Insurance Agency, Windstream Communications and WNY News Now, all in Jamestown; Gifts of Grace gift shop and LiteHouse Auto in Lakewood; WeatherHill Farm, which sells Christmas trees in Fredonia; Beichner Waste Services in Sinclairville; Fancee Transportation in Falconer; the new Runnings retail store set to open in West Ellicott this fall; and in Westfield, the art gallery Annex25, Heart 2 Heart Counseling and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

We proudly welcome all of these new members to the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. These enormously varied businesses have joined for a number of reasons. Many just want to be more active in their communities and see the Chamber as a way to help make that happen. Others may be seeking specific services such as the Chamber’s new human resources compliance tools, health insurance, participation in the Shoptauqua Gift Card program or improved online referrals. New members are gladly accepted all year round. If you are interested in what Chamber membership may have to offer for your business, call us for information at 366-6200 or 484-1101 or visit us online at www.chautauquachamber.org.

Take Advantage of the Early Bird Special for Chamber Golf Tournament

Register now and take advantage of early bird pricing for the 2019 Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament. It will be held Thursday, August 22 at Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. You can play where the pros play! The beautiful upper course at Peek’n Peak is home to the LECOM Health Challenge Web.com PGA event coming up July 1-7, and you can join fellow Chamber members to enjoy this beautiful and challenging course during the Chamber tournament. The 2019 Chamber Golf Tournament is sponsored by Allied Alarm Services, Bush Industries, Community Bank, DFT Communication, Insurance Management Company, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Lawley Insurance, Jamestown Mattress Company, Koester Associates, National Fuel Gas, National Grid, Nestle Purina PetCare, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, and Shults Auto Group. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tom Baressi Scholarship Fund through the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. Sign up by July 12 to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration price and save $20 per player! For more information or to register, call the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101 or register online at www.chautauquachamber.org.

Mayville Entertainment in the Park Summer Series on the Floating Stage

The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting its summer entertainment series, this year with a new twist. These popular and free programs will be held on the Floating Stage near the historic railroad depot on Route 394 in Mayville. The first event will be Wednesday, July 10 and will feature the Chautauqua Theater Company performance of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. All other concerts will be held Thursday evenings on the Floating Stage. The time for all performances is 6:30-8:30 p.m. and attendees are urged to bring their own seating. In case of inclement weather, these concerts will be held in the Carlson Community Center at Lakeside Park. The Maple Springs Fire Department will provide barbecue dinners and the Mayville Fire Department will sell water and popcorn to benefit their prospective fire departments. For a complete schedule, visit the website at www.mayvillechautauquacommunitychamber.org.

Experience Chautauqua Business After

Hours at the Fairgrounds is July 11

The Dunkirk Community and Chautauqua County Chambers of Commerce proudly host this popular annual event: Experience Chautauqua Business After Hours at the Fairgrounds, from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Come and learn what’s new at the Chautauqua County Fair. Enjoy wine slushies, beer, and fair food from the midway vendors. There will be entertainment and door prizes, too! This event is sponsored by DFT Communications, KeyBank, Lawley Insurance, Nestle Purina PetCare, Northwest Arena, OBSERVER, Putnam Record Insurance Agency, Media One Radio Group, and The Post-Journal. Register online now at www.chautauquachamber.org or call (716) 366-6200 or (716) 484-1101.