Business

Sylvia and Dan Magara are pictured with their “store greeters” Lotto and Buddy. The Magaras have owned and operated Blue Fin Pet Shop, 17 Main St., Falconer, for 35 years. A special event will be held Saturday to mark the occasion.
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Happy Petaversary

FALCONER — For three and a half decades, visitors to Blue Fin Pet Shop have been warmly welcomed by Dan and Sylvia Magara, along with a pair of canine “store greeters.” Now, three months after the Magaras faced the very real fear that their shop would be lost forever, the couple are ...

Staff members of Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy, located at the Riverwalk Center at 15 S. Main St. in Jamestown. The clinic will be joined by a second clinic in Mayville, opening next month. 
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Chautauqua PT, OT Opens New Location

Physical and occupational therapy can often get a bad rap when laced with images of painful stretches and rehabilitation exercises. But for most patients — in fact, the vast majority of patients — the results of “PT and OT” are proving a worthwhile reward. Not only is such therapy a ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Stand Out As A Recent Graduate

Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate who is still pondering what your next move will be? If so, you have likely turned on the news or talked to friends and heard horror stories about graduates who are underemployed or unemployed. Don’t panic. The truth is, regardless of how deep your ...

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Riverwalk Center Adds Therapist Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy has hired Dr. Jamie Mangini. With the addition of Dr. Mangini, the staff increases to 25 in the Riverwalk Center, 15 S. Main St., Jamestown. Mangini is a 2015 Chatham University graduate with a Doctorate of ...

Lutheran’s employees with 20 or more years of service to the organization, from left, Jody Henry; Liz Lobb; Carol Proestler; Paul Siragusa; Janet Basile; Louise Russo; Karen Marg; Christine Anderson; and Paul Hlosta.
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Loyal Service

Lutheran held their 39th annual Employee Recognition Dinner at Moon Brook Country Club and honored 94 employees for varying years of service to the organization. The theme of the event was “Picture of Success” and highlighted all the triumphs the organization had achieved over the last ...

From left, Scott Strull, UniPro executive vice president sales; Bob Stewart, UniPro chief executive officer; Julie Dunderdale, Maplevale Farms merchandising director; Chris Loomis, Maplevale Farms executive vice president; John Stevels, UniPro regional sales vice president; and Don Gilligan UniPro executive vice president sales; during the UniPro award luncheon held at the Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La. Maplevale Farms received the UniPro Food Service 2016 Key Distributor Award. 
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Maplevale Receives Key Distributor Award

FALCONER — Maplevale Farms received the UniPro Foodservice 2016 Key Distributor Award at UniPro’s Spring Conference in New Orleans, La. Bob Stewart, UniPro chief executive officer, presented the award at UniPro’s annual awards luncheon held this year in the Morial Convention Center. ...

Kirk Young

Leadership Outlook: School Of Life

Each month, this business column will feature a respected leader in our region who has been in their career long enough to have learned a lesson or two worth sharing. The name of this monthly feature is, Leadership Reflections: Lessons Learned From The School Of Life. You will have the ...

Ed Nelson, left, and Willie Lata are pictured behind the counter of their new Mexican-American restaurant, Yo! Burrito, located at 522 E. Second St. in Jamestown.
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Yo! Fiesta

With a soft-marketing approach that entails a social media presence and good, old-fashioned word of mouth, Jamestown’s new Mexican-American grille has made a splash among community members looking for a fresh place to get a quick bite. Only two months after officially opening to the public, ...

Justin Hanft has been hired as the executive director for the Chautauqua County Education Coalition.
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Hanft To Lead Chautauqua Education Coalition

The Chautauqua County Education Coalition hired Justin Hanft early this year to serve as executive director of the initiative. “Justin has done an impressive job of building the Dream It Do It career initiative over the past few years and has been actively engaged in the work of the ...

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Artone Chosen For Dream It Do It Award

Artone LLC has been chosen as a winner in the Dream It Do It category for the fifth annual manufacturing awards, presented by Buffalo Business First, Insyte Consulting, KeyBank and Sonwil Distribution Center. Michael Calimeri, president, and Sebastian Calimeri, executive vice president, ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Nurturing Womanly Success

This month’s Women in Leadership feature focuses upon the underlying experiences that can shape a woman in their quest to achieve meaningful levels of success in their chosen career. As you read what I’ve written, please understand it is from a personal perspective throughout my progression ...

The inside of the new Italian/BBQ restaurant Basil & Bones, located at 14 E. Second St., which is the former location of the Babalu Cafe. 
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Downtown BBQ

Imagine a restaurant that offers authentic, home-cooked Italian cuisine along with a fresh and delectable BBQ selection. That’s the philosophy behind Basil & Bones, a new Italian/BBQ restaurant set to open next month on 14 E. Second St., the former location of the Babalu Cafe. With a ...

Workers at the Chautauqua Amphitheater construction site go through a special safety training session organized by LPCiminelli as part of the National Safety Stand-Down initiative.
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Chautauqua Workers Receive Safety Training

CHAUTAUQUA — More than 150 workers at the new Chautauqua Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution gained additional safety training during a special session that LPCiminelli organized as part of the National Safety Stand-Down initiative, a nationwide campaign that aims to prevent falls and ...

From left, Lisa Allenson, Community Bank N.A. district manager; Nancy Pavolko, customer service representative; Chris Overturf, head teller; Amy Shelters, retail services officer; and Meghan Allenson, teller. 
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Community Bank Presents CASA With Packs

MAYVILLE — Local Community Bank N.A. branches presented Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County with comfort packs to help support its mission of helping local foster care children in need. Comfort packs are given to foster children who otherwise would have no way to carry ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

The Mindset Of Success

As I recall prime examples of successful people whom I’ve come across in my lifetime, their stories are quite different. Some were born into a family that most would consider privileged, but many were not. There are those who chose the traditional route of formal education beyond high school, ...

Dennis Goodwill, owner of Goodwill Complete Auto Care, in front of his new business at 215 E. Third St. in Jamestown, which was formerly known as Ray Nelson Services.
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Downtown Care

Ask many of the employees of Jamestown Advanced Products why the business has made it to celebrate 30 years, and they will give the same response: The ownership team. Owned by Wendi and Lee Lodestro, Jamestown Advanced Products is a New York state-certified woman-owned small business ...

Jamestown Advanced Products, a family-owned company, is celebrating 30 years of business.
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Jamestown Business Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Ask many of the employees of Jamestown Advanced Products why the business has made it to celebrate 30 years, and they will give the same response: The ownership team. Owned by Wendi and Lee Lodestro, Jamestown Advanced Products is a New York state-certified woman-owned small business ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Frazzled, Drained, Hurried?

Are you on the brink? If you’re like millions of other working adults, it’s likely you’re someone who is struggling to juggle professional responsibilities along with running a home and raising a family. Like you, I struggle with the same thing. Recently, I was on the receiving end of ...

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Local Graduate Named PNC VP Amanda Munsch, a Maple Grove Junior/Senior High School graduate, was recently named vice president and senior manager of communications for PNC Financial Services Group. Munsch earned an Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in ...

Tolman Earns Excellence Award

Tolman Engineering, Architecture & Surveying was recently awarded a Gold Excellence in concrete design and installation award by the American Concrete Institute for the Sub-Basement Remediation Project at the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center. This was a $4.5 construction ...