Rally for the Revolution at the Opera House


Submitted Photo Pictured are Small Business Revolution Committee members: (Top row) Todd Tranum, Larry Fiorella; (Second row) Roger Britz, Julie Essek, Doug Essek, Andrew Nixon; (Third row) David Dengler; (bottom row) Dan Pacos, Ann Eckman, and Michelle Ludemann Fried. Missing were: Dave Kleparek, Jeffrey Woodard, Grace Czechowski, Melissa Sorsi Taft, Rich Ryan, Gary Hahn.

Businesses, local organizations and community leaders are teaming up to bring season five of Small Business Revolution to Fredonia. The Small Business Revolution is a series that airs on Hulu and Amazon Prime. A rally is being held at the Fredonia Opera House Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The community is encouraged to participate and help welcome representatives from the Small Business Revolution as they visit Fredonia to interview businesses in the community. If Fredonia is successful in bringing the Small Business Revolution to the community, not only will the series be filmed in Fredonia, local businesses will receive technical assistance from Deluxe Corporation along with a $500,000 investment in revitalization.

“Bringing the Small Business Revolution to Fredonia will be transformational,” stated Doug Essek, Village Trustee and Mayor Elect. “This rally is an opportunity for the community to unite and welcome our guests from the Small Business Revolution. If we are going to be successful in this effort, we need the support of Fredonia residents and our neighbors throughout Chautauqua County.”

“Our local businesses and the community as a whole is energized by this opportunity,” stated David Dengler, President of the Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce. “We have a great team of people working together to seize this opportunity. Businesses, community leaders and organizations are working in partnership on this effort and it is really exciting.”

In addition to participating in the rally, the community can help in a lot of other ways. As part of the effort to bring the Small Business Revolution to Fredonia, community members are encouraged to be pro-active on social media platforms.

Take a moment to like the Small Business Revolution Page at: facebook.com/smallbizrev/

Post on social media using the following criteria

Tag Deluxe and the Small Business Revolution in your social media posts — handles are as follows:

Facebook: @smallbizrev; @deluxecorp

Twitter: @smbizrevolution; @deluxecorp

Instagram: @smallbusinessrevolution; @deluxecorp

Incorporate the following hashtags as applicable:




Post photos, share stories and anecdotes about what you love about Fredonia.

Hang a poster

Put out a yard sign at your business or your home

Small Business Revolution is a production of Deluxe®. Deluxe has been a proud champion of small business since 1915. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015, creating the Small Business Revolution as a way to celebrate the small businesses that drive our economy and bring our communities together, and create a movement of support. As a leading provider of marketing services and products for small businesses, Deluxe Corporation believes that small businesses are the future of the American economy.

For those business and community member interested in participating and supporting Fredonia in the Small Business Revolution contact David Kleparek, Fredonia Community Chamber Coordinator at 366-6200 or dkleparek@chautauquachamber.org.


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