Business

Elizabeth Cipolla

Human Resources Start Up Guide

Last month, I wrote an article focused upon the unique human resources issues faced by small businesses. The response I’ve received from many small business owners hungry for more guidance on setting up a human resources support system has inspired me to dust off an article I originally wrote ...

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Construction Firm Adds Engineer Greenman-Pedersen Inc., an engineering and construction services firm, has added Chad Jespersen to its Western New York operations. A licensed professional engineer, Jespersen has worked in both construction and consulting having performed in the capacity of ...

Charity Nuse, left, and Amanda Barton, co-owners of Lakewood Nutrition, recently opened their new nutrition club inside The Fitness Bunker at 9 W. Summit St. in Lakewood.
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Nutrition Battle

LAKEWOOD — Recent visitors to Lakewood’s Fitness Bunker may have noticed that a new enterprise has popped up in the back of the gym area. Last month, longtime friends and now business partners Amanda Barton and Charity Nuse opened the Lakewood Nutrition club at the Fitness Bunker’s 9 W. ...

From left, Barmore Sellstrom Inc employees Chris Barmore, Samantha Clark, Aaron Liberati, and a Goodyear representative with the Goodyear Dealer Award for 25 consecutive years of loyal customership.
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Barmore Sellstrom Receives Goodyear Award

For more than 60 years, Barmore Sellstrom Inc. has been a go-to spot in the Southern Tier for all things automotive repair. And last week, the company earned itself some well-deserved praise. Seeing as how tire service and repair is a big part of the company, the auto repair mecca was ...

Elizabeth P. Cipolla

Leadership Reflections: Lessons Learned

Editor’s note: Each month, Cipolla’s 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. Featured this week is Tory Irgang, executive director of United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. You ...

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Community Chamber Welcomes Yo! Burrito

Yo! Burrito recently welcomed several local dignitaries to the restaurant for a ribbon cutting. From left, Lee Harkness, Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce coordinator; Paul Whitford, county legislator; Elizabeth Rankin, county legislator; Vince Dejoy, city of Jamestown development ...

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Preparing Child For Finance 101 The first year of college can be a tough transition for many students. In addition to being away from home for the first time, students are learning to juggle new classes and friends, as well as how to manage their money. This can be a lot to handle for a ...

Home Brew

LAKEWOOD — Wine and beer makers have a new place to frequent to buy supplies and gain some guidance on how to craft a good product. Proprietors John Straight and Steve Spears have teamed up to open Straight Fermentations at 104 Chautauqua Ave. in the village of Lakewood. The shop, which ...

A flex-rate renewal agreement was signed by Monofrax President William Andrews, center, with Jamestown Board of Public Utilities General Manager David L. Leathers, left, and Jamestown City Mayor Sam Teresi, right. Looking on, back row from left, are BPU mechanical engineer David Gustafson and electrical engineer Kristofor Sellstrom.
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BPU, Monofrax Extend Flex Rate Agreement

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and Monofrax LLC have signed a renewal of their 2013 flex-rate tariff agreement to provide lower energy costs for the company, with assurance of reinvestment in the Monofrax facility. Officials from the utility and the company signed an approximate ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Key Hiring Practices

Are you a leader who is plagued with an ongoing battle to attract quality applicants? Do you spend an unnecessary amount of valuable resources to replace people who are leaving…over and over again? Does this confuse you when we are supposed to be in the middle of a hiring manager’s market? ...

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Grape Growers To Study Data Kevin Martin from the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program at Penn State University is creating baseline economic data to provide regional grape growers with commercialization strategies for spatial vineyard management. Baseline economic data will be used to measure ...

From left, Nina Gustafson, Key Bank vice president/Jamestown branch manager; Jim Burns, Key Bank area retail leader; and Marie Carrubba, Southwestern Independent Living Center executive director; with the $5,000 ceremonial check Southwestern Independent Living Center will receive for finishing as the runner-up in Key Bank’s Small Business Thrive contest that was held across all of Key Bank’s markets, which includes 15 states.
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Community Key

An unfortunate incident leading to a disability can occur anytime with no warning. Luckily in the Jamestown community there is the Southwestern Independent Living Center to help if that happens. Also, luckily for the Jamestown community, there are businesses like Key Bank who want to reward ...

Lisa Hatch has been hired as the new executive director for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

JRC Announces Staff Additions

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced that Lisa Hatch has been hired as executive director for the organization and Zachary Agett has been hired as the marketing and events manager. In addition, the organization recently completed its relocation to the third floor of the Lynn ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

HR Issues Small Businesses Face

While it is certain that all organizations face human resource challenges, the issues faced by small businesses can greatly differ from those faced by a larger organization. In fact, although many of the same issues exist in larger operations, smaller employers must navigate through additional ...

Re-Imagine, an eclectic store in Bemus Point, offers a variety of items including custom signs, vinyl decals and consigned art pieces from local artists. Pictured from left are Angie Lipari and Brenda Gernatt, store co-owners, with a few of their custom signs. 
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Imagine Bemus

Two local ladies have given a local Bemus Point boutique a refresh. Angie Lipari and Brenda Gernatt, co-owners of Re-Imagine, have taken over what once was called “Imagine” and have repurposed it. Adding in furniture they have redone, custom signs, work from local artisans and more, the ...

Cummins Plant Manager Honored With Award

COLUMBUS, IND. — Cummins Inc. has announced Jamestown Plant Manager, Mike Abbate, has received one of the company’s highest awards, the J. Irwin Miller Award of Excellence. Abbate received the award in recognition of his commitment to Cummins employees and his leadership in the ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Getting The New Hire Experience Right

Before I jump into this week’s article, I’d like to take a moment and share how great it feels to be back after three weeks away. As I spent this time at home recovering from a recent surgery, my mind swirled with ideas for topics that would be of interest to busy people like you. Whether ...

Katie Lucas

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Northwest Names Assistant VP WARREN, Pa. — Katie J. Lucas, resolution and testing manager for Northwest Bank, has been named assistant vice president. Ronald Andzelik, chief compliance officer, made the announcement. As manager, Lucas is responsible for reviewing all customer complaints ...

A few of the birds available at Small Town Pets, located at 176 Fairmount Ave., Lakewood. Small Town Pets is open seven days a week from noon to 7 p.m. 
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Exotic Critters

LAKEWOOD —  For pet lovers who fancy a bolder choice than a dog or a cat, consider stopping by Small Town Pets in Lakewood for a companion of a different sort. The 176 Fairmount Ave. business, which opened in May, is indeed more zoo exhibit than pet store, home to saltwater fish, ...

Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts, located in Dewittville, will be celebrating their 90th anniversary this year. A celebration will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the business’ location, 5392 E. Lake Road, Route 430.
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Cheese House To Celebrate 90 Years

DEWITTVILLE — Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts, located in Dewittville, will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in business this year. Sole proprietor Jane Currie is planning some very special events to take place Saturday, July 15, at the business at 5392 E. Lake Road, Route 430, ...