Linda Hill and restaurant owner Tammy Beaujean review the menu at Tammy’s Country Kitchen on Route 20 in Ripley.
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Family Cooking

RIPLEY — “I want you to feel like family when you come in here.” “Here” is Tammy’s Country Kitchen, which opened on May 13 on Route 20, about 2 miles east of Ripley. Tammy Beaujean, who owns the restaurant, says her goal is to provide fresh, home-made food in a “homey” ...

Avoiding A Workplace Party Lawsuit

The annual office holiday party is a time to let loose and celebrate with colleagues outside of a typical workday. It gives everyone a chance to unwind and share a laugh, while getting to know each other outside of the stressful office environment. These parties often include an indulgence on ...

Artone’s closet unit that was named a finalist for Best of BDNY Product Design Competition in the furniture category at the Boutique Design New York trade show.
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Artone Receives Finalist Award For Product Design

Artone LLC traveled to the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City recently for the Boutique Design magazine’s annual east coast trade show, Boutique Design New York, and received the finalist award for the Best of BDNY Product Design Competition in the furniture category out of 50 other ...

Capt. Shaun P. Smith

Wine Association Names New Capt.

WESTFIELD — The Lake Erie Wine Country Board of Directors has announced Capt. Shaun Patrick Smith as its new president and chief executive officer. Smith is a United States Merchant Marine Officer, business executive, educator, Ph.D. scholar and author from Western New York. “There ...

Gary Kindberg, Lind Funeral Home president, displays the Vitale ICC app on his cell phone.
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Lind Funeral Home Sponsors Life-Saving App

An unorthodox sponsorship opportunity has allowed Lind Funeral Home to step outside its traditional role within the community. The funeral home recently announced that it is making the mobile app Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) free to those who wish to download it in an attempt to assist ...

Influencing Decision Makers

You’ve spent countless hours thinking about how you’d do things differently in your organization if you were running the show. You work hard and dream about the day when senior management looks to you for key decisions. That day is here. Have you heard of the saying, “Be careful of what ...

From left, Tim Songin, Safety Compliance account manager; Gary Baumann, Falconer Electronics; Cheryl Stanford, Falconer Electronics; Jan Jackson, Falconer Electronics; and Roger Hall, Falconer Electronics founder and president; outside of Falconer Electronics, located at 421 W. Everett St., Falconer, to recognize the business’ recertification into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. 
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Falconer Electronics Maintains Sharp Certification

FALCONER — Falconer Electronics was recently recertified into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, also known as SHARP, for maintaining a safety and health program among the most-effective in the nation. The recertification involved a three-way effort between the state ...

Turner Century 21 Adds New Broker

LAKEWOOD — Mark Sleggs has joined Century 21 Turner Brokers. Sleggs and his wife, Anne, have live in Mayville. Sleggs graduated from Maple Grove High School in 1976 and continued to college where he graduated from St. Bonaventure University and Miami University of Ohio. For more than 30 ...

Chautauqua KOA Wins Awards

DEWITTVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake KOA Holiday Campground, owned and operated by Bill and Anita Perry, has been awarded the 2018 KOA President’s Award and KOA Founder’s Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc., a system of family-friendly campgrounds. The awards were presented Friday, Nov. ...

Michele Richards has opened a new Adirondack-style inn in Lakewood. The Chautauqua Hillcrest Inn will host its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2-4 p.m. 
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Lakewood’s Adirondacks

LAKEWOOD — After two long years, The Chautauqua Hillcrest Inn is complete. Not just a flavor of the week hotel, but as owner Michele Richards put it, “it’s a destination.” Across from the plaza, a vacant building stood for almost ten years. Finally at auction, Richards purchased ...

Left, Brenda Johnston, Lutheran environmental services director, presents Kristen Washburn, Lutheran lead housekeeper, with the People First Award. Washburn received the award for her dedicated work enriching the lives of seniors on the Lutheran campus in Jamestown.
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Lutheran Staff Receive Safety Awards

On Nov. 6, three departments at Lutheran in Jamestown were honored with a Regional Safety First Award while another individual was presented with a Regional People First Award. The recognitions were presented by Morrison Community Living and their parent company, Compass Group, as part of ...

Justin Thorp and Brent Morris will open their Christian-based apparel shop, Welcome To The Revival, on Thanksgiving at the Chautauqua Mall. Morris and Thorp will also open an online shop at 
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Retail Revival

LAKEWOOD — A new opportunity to support a local, Christian-based company is coming soon to the area. Opening on Thanksgiving night, Welcome To The Revival is the one stop shop for bold, Christian-based clothing at the Chautauqua Mall and online. The company is owned and operated by ...

Right, Paul Leroux, general manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Findley Lake, goes over some details with front desk manager Judy Miller.
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Holiday Inn Express Findley Lake Has New General Manager

FINDLEY LAKE — The future’s so bright at the Holiday Inn Express in Findley Lake that guests might need to wear sunglasses. The hotel’s Michigan-based owners recently hired Paul Leroux of North East to be general manager. He takes over the position from Maroun Knieher who has returned ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Strengths-Based Leadership

As a competent leader, you probably realize the most precious assets in your organization are the people within it. Yet, few leaders invest the necessary resources to develop them. Quite often, our attention focuses primarily on investing in physical resources such as technology and equipment ...


Puerto Rico’s Struggles Remain SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Experts say Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria. The stark estimates were presented Thursday to members of a federal control ...

Community Helping Hands is a top five finalist in M&T Bank’s first-ever “Understanding What’s Important Business Challenge,” an initiative that celebrates local businesses and the organizations they support to make a difference in their 	communities. If they win, Community Helping Hands would receive a $10,000 prize that would be put toward the organization’s workforce development program.
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Give A Hand Up

A local nonprofit organization is in the running to receive a $10,000 windfall, but needs community support in order to receive it. Community Helping Hands is up against four other Northeastern U.S. nonprofits in M&T Bank’s first-ever “Understanding What’s Important Business ...

Dave Warren Auto Group recently donated school supplies to Washington Middle School for their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program, which helps improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students. 
The school supplies will be used in the Washington School Store where students can “buy” school supplies with tickets they earn for good behavior.  
“I spoke to Dave Warren at the Gerry Rodeo over the summer and explained about to him some of the needs of Washington Middle School students,” said Washington Middle School teacher, Deb Rein. “I also told him about our (Positive behavioral Interventions and Supports) program and how earning tickets for good behavior allows students to get the supplies they need — with no money. He was excited to help and we can’t thank him enough for his auto group’s donation to our school and students.” 
During the Gerry Rodeo, they gave away tickets to the Rodeo for people who stopped by and donated school supplies. They also purchased school supplies to donate. 
“I think it is important to give back to the community especially our children,” Warren said.

Dave Warren Auto Donates School Supplies

Dave Warren Auto Group recently donated school supplies to Washington Middle School for their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program, which helps improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students. The school supplies will be used in the Washington School Store ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Learn To Say No

Do you habitually take on too much? Stop it. Now. If only it were that easy. As someone with a high achieving mindset, I’ve periodically received unsolicited advice from those who know me best. However, it never quite seems to stick. Despite my best efforts to cut back on commitments, my ...


Internet Marketing Workshop Slated “Ideas and Strategies to Grow Your Business the Right Way,” an entrepreneurial marketing workshop led by Sam Insalaco, owner of his own startup business, theBREWROOM, will be held at the Fredonia Technology Incubator on Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to ...

JCC Offering Certified Production Technician Program

Manufacturers can now have their employees achieve a national accreditation as a certified production technician through Jamestown Community College. Manufacturers from Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties are invited to join the training consortium for a nationally accredited ...