Business

Spirit Of Fredonia

The Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce recognized a number of local businesses and individuals during its annual meeting and awards banquet, which was held Jan. 28 at Manning’s Fireside Manor. David Dengler, president of the board of directors, welcomed the members to the banquet and ...

Heritage Receives Facility Leadership Award

The American College of Health Care Administrators has announced that Heritage Ministries has been awarded the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. All three Heritage skilled nursing and rehabilitation locations in Chautauqua County have been selected to receive the award — The Park, in ...

Alliance Advisory Group Names New CEO

BUFFALO — The Alliance Advisory Group Inc. announces the firm has appointed James R. Fashano as its new CEO, which he will hold alongside his current role of president. Robert J. Fashano, founder and former CEO of the firm, will continue as chairman of the company, which is celebrating its ...

Wealth Managers Join Capital Corp.

First Affiliated of the Chautauqua Region LLC, located in Suite 15 at 9-15 E. Fourth St., on the corner of Fourth and Pine streets, has joined with the Mid Atlantic Capital Corporation, a registered broker dealer. First Affiliated of the Chautauqua Region LLC is headed by Daniel Hocking and ...

US Home Sales Down In January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 1.2 percent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes declined 1.2 ...

Are You Picking The Wrong Money Goals?

Setting smart, achievable goals is important if you want to take charge of your financial life. But many of us are surprisingly bad at choosing the goals that actually matter most to us. Investment research firm Morningstar had 318 people write down their top three financial priorities, then ...

Choose A Path

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 ...