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LAKEWOOD — For nearly 10 years, the Off the Beaten Path Bookstore has been the one-stop shop for books from locally and nationally known authors, and current owner Bob Lingle intends on bringing new advancements to his business this year. About to celebrate a full year of having owned the ...

Heritage Honors Village Employee Of The Year

GERRY — Heritage Ministries honored their 2018 Employee of the Year for The Village in Gerry. Charlene Burch was presented with a special award for her achievement. Burch works at The Village as a nurse facilitator. Nominated by her colleagues for the award, Burch exemplifies Heritage's ...

New Directions Honors Workers

New Directions Youth and Family Services honored recipients of the agency's Milestone Years of Service awards, which recognize individuals who have dedicated their careers to helping children and families throughout Western New York. Individuals from New Directions' Southern Tier programs ...

Bank Hosting Essay Contest

ERIE, Pa. — Erie Bank is inviting eligible students to enhance their business education by participating in their annual scholarship contest. One winner from each eligible school will receive a $500 scholarship to be used for continuing business education. High School graduating seniors ...

Businesses Are Flunking Retirement Planning

Plenty has been written about American workers' failure to plan adequately for retirement. Their employers seem to be doing an even worse job. Only 1 in 10 large employers offers a formal phased-retirement program that lets workers cut back their hours or responsibilities before they quit work ...

History Production

One hundred and fifteen years ago, the Dahlstrom Roll Form Company of Jamestown was created. On Friday, the manufacturer celebrated its anniversary with business still going strong. “It’s kind of fun to touch 115 years of history everyday when you come into work,” said Rob White, ...

Heritage Honors Management Company Employee

GERRY — Heritage Ministries honored their 2018 Employee of the Year for the Heritage Management Company in Gerry. Don Robbins was presented with a special award for his achievement. Robbins is a maintenance assistant and has worked in the Heritage maintenance department since ...

Falconer Business Rand Machine To Host Job Fair

FALCONER — On Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rand Machine will hold a job fair for people interested in learning more about what Rand does and the possibility of pursuing employment at Rand Machine. In 2016-17, Rand had faced uncertain times and the very real possibility of ...

Picking A Financial Adviser

Gaylen Rust must have seemed trustworthy to the people who gave him money. Rust was a longtime businessman in Layton, Utah, where he ran a coin shop started by his father in 1966. Rust also founded a charity called Legacy Music Alliance that funded arts programs in schools. An admiring 2013 ...

City Chamber Picks Coordinator

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has named Joanna Dahlbeck as coordinator for the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce. Most recently with the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau for nine years, Dahlbeck understands the importance of business and tourism promotion. She served as ...

Coming Attraction

SUGAR GROVE, Pa. — Alex McCandless, a ultrasound technologist at UPMC Chautauqua, began a side-ultrasound business, Before The Stork, in 2016, but only recently did she officially open her office for business. McCandless’ business previously offered exclusively home visits for ultrasound ...

Coalition Receives Donation From M&T Bank

The Chautauqua County Education Coalition was awarded a $2,500 grant from M&T Bank to continue its ongoing work within Chautauqua County’s learning system. The Chautauqua County Education Coalition is a public/private partnership made up of 125 stakeholders representing 70 ...

Realtor Of The Year Announced

Since 1956, The Realtor of the Year Program honors realtors that are exceptional in both their profession and communities. This year the New York Board of Realtors chose Judy Weilacher from Century 21 Turner Brokers as the recipient of this prestigious award. The recipient must embody high ...

Purchasing a Home By Age 35 Is Worth It

Nicole Christianson, a 26-year-old sales rep, was tired of writing big checks for tiny apartments. And she wanted to do more with her cash than stash it in a savings account. One night, she and her husband Thure, 28, took a look at their newly combined finances and uncovered a pleasant ...

US Mortgage Rates Edge Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged up after declining in recent weeks. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.46 percent, from 4.45 percent last week. Despite the recent declines, home ...

Frontier Heritage

GERRY — David Smeltzer, president and CEO of Heritage Ministries, announced last month that Homestead Stables, the new $3 million dollar equestrian center on the campus of The Homestead in Gerry was officially open. Smeltzer said the equestrian center will be “a lot of things to a lot of ...

MAST Appoints Dream It Do It Coordinator

Carly Abbate has assumed the dual role of director of Industrial Services for the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier and Chautauqua County coordinator for Dream It Do It Western New York. Abbate has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Gannon University and an ...

US Mortgage Rates Steady

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week for the second straight week, sticking at their lowest levels in nine months after six weeks of decline. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged ...

Recessions Are Inevitable, So Be Prepared

Recessions are like natural disasters: They’re inevitable, but smart preparation may reduce the impact on you. The U.S. economy has grown steadily since emerging from the “Great Recession” in June 2009, but expansions can’t continue forever, and this one is already the second-longest ...

Golden Returns

A tax service company in Jamestown has been servicing the community for five decades. Young Tax Service has proudly served Chautauqua County for 50 years and has evolved from a small tax service for farmers to a multi-client affair. All the while, the company also been operated by various ...