A new business was lauded recently during the grand opening of a State Farms Insurance agency on Washington Street in Jamestown. From left are Lee Harkness of the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce, Paige Foriska, State Farm Insurance agent, and Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi. 
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Officials Welcome State Farm Insurance Rep

Paige Foriska, State Farm Insurance agent, is thrilled to have her office officially opened for business. Foriska and her employees recently welcomed Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi and the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce representatives to her business location at 1800 Washington St. a ...

The owners of Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, Lee and Wendi Lodestro, are celebrating their first anniversary Saturday with a customer appreciation day.
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Happy Hounds Hotel To Celebrate First Anniversary

LAKEWOOD — Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa is turning a year old — or seven, if you look at it in dog years — and they are ready to raise the ruff. To celebrate their first year, Happy Hounds Hotel is hosting a customer appreciation anniversary event on Saturday including a $5 nail ...

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Is Progress Enough?

International Day of the Girl was celebrated on Oct. 11. Perhaps you saw an article or two come across the news or your social media feed. This global day of observation was introduced by the United Nations in 2012 out of an effort to raise awareness of gender inequality faced by females based ...

Panino owner Jim Weaver hosted a grand opening ceremony culminating in a ribbon cutting Wednesday at 212 Pine St. in Jamestown. The new soup and sandwich shop specializes in authentic, Italian-style pressed sandwiches, as well as soup du jour, and is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Lunch Italian Style

Taking his business name from a derivation of the Italian word for “many sandwiches,” that’s exactly what Jim Weaver is hoping to sell at his new location. Weaver was joined by city, county and state dignitaries, and their representatives, Wednesday for a ribbon cutting announcing the ...

I-86 Truck and Auto Repair hosted an open house to introduce customers to their business and showcase new renovations. Renovations began last April and continued until August. 
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I-86 Truck, Auto Repair Host Open House

Ronda Whitford welcomed customers to an open house at I-86 Truck and Auto Repair Saturday afternoon. The repair shop upgraded various aspects of the building, which included more space and restored an old liftand brought in two new ones. Whitford noted that the shop now has eight bays ...

Truck Lite Standardizes 99 Series Harness System

FALCONER — Truck-Lite Co. LLC, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty lighting, wire harness, mirror, telematics and visibility systems, has announced that its 99 Series harness system will be standard on all East BST, BST II, MMXTM and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers, starting in the first quarter ...

Guarding Your Own Bank Account

Maybe you saw a suspicious charge on your bank statement. Or your debit card is missing from your wallet. If you believe your account is at risk, you need to act fast. Your money could be in jeopardy. According to a 2015 American Bankers Association survey, banks lost nearly $2 billion to ...


Workshop For Small Businesses Every business owner will eventually confront the question of how to best go about exiting their business profitably. Whether due to retirement or other life events, it is crucial to understand what it takes to ensure a successful exit from a business or the ...

ALDI’s Jamestown location at 930 Fairmount Ave. reopened its doors Wednesday following a monthlong remodel and expansion to the store. Customers were welcomed back and the first 100 through the doors received special “golden tickets” containing ALDI gift cards of varying amounts.
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Beginning Anew

Local shoppers were treated to an all-new experience when they walked through the doors of ALDI this week. The national grocery chain’s Jamestown location at 930 Fairmount Ave. celebrated a monthlong renovation and remodel of its store with a very brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday ...

Barbara Jean stands outside Strickland Optical Lab, the business she and her husband created 30 years ago.
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Strickland Optical Celebrating 30 Years, Changing Hours

For 30 years, Strickland Optical Lab has been seeing patients in Jamestown. Today, to coincide with their 30th anniversary and respond to a changing industry, the eye company will be changing their hours. As SOL shifts to a more automated business, their work week will now be from Tuesday ...

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Spreading Random Acts Of Kindness

Each time we scroll through our newsfeed or turn on the television, we are being bombarded by angry and hate-filled throwdowns via social media or evening news soundbites. Talking to one another in order to truly understand those who think differently than us is rapidly fading into the distance ...

County Chamber Launches Shoptauqua Gift Card Program

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is excited to launch the Shoptauqua Gift Card, a new program to help local businesses increase sales. Shoptauqua Gift Cards can be pre-ordered now and will be available for distribution in early October at Chamber offices in Dunkirk and ...

AJ Maze of Cummins Engine of Jamestown gave a presentation regarding the new, state-of-the-art lighting upgrades. The lighting project was done in partnership with National Grid. 
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Shining Bright

Cummins Engine is lighting the way into the future of manufacturing. On Tuesday, Cummins Jamestown engine plant opened their doors to showcase state-of-the-art lighting upgrades in partnership with National Grid, as well as a $47 million investment in a block line at the plant. The plant ...

Tammy Flippo, certified groomer, is offering full services at Tammy’s Nails and Tails for cats and dogs. The Business is located at 169 W. Fairmount Ave. in Suite C.
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Tammy’s Nails, Tails Opens In Lakewood Plaza

LAKEWOOD — Tammy’s Nails and Tails is now offering a full range of services for pets and their owners in Lakewood. Located in the Save-A-Lot plaza, the new “pet salon” is owned by Tammy Flippo, a certified groomer. Cats and dogs are both welcome in the shop for grooming services, she ...

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Succeeding With The Grit Factor

Life hits hard, and it will keep you down if you let it. Throughout my life, I’ve recognized that I’m not necessarily the smartest person in the room. During middle and high school, I was never invited to walk the stage at awards ceremonies recognizing honor roll students. When teachers ...

Andy Schultz preps a batch of crushed-up apples for pressing at the Busti Cider Mill. 
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Schultz Continues Busti Cider Mill

BUSTI - A staple landmark and tradition in the town of Busti will continue on thanks to Andy Schultz and his wife, Chelsea. Schultz said he took over the mill this year from his grandfather, Robert Schultz. Previously, Schultz worked on the mill and has committed to keeping the tradition ...

A Spin-A-Thon will be held at Urban Spin, located at 110 Mall Blvd., Lakewood, from 12-3 p.m. Sept. 30. All proceeds from the Spin-A-Thon will go to the United Way to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida.
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Spin-A-Thon To Benefit Hurricane Relief

It’s time to turn back the clock by wearing your balloon paints and neon windbreaker to raise money to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida. Urban Spin, located at 110 Mall Blvd., will be hosting a Spin-A-Thon from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, to raise money to donate ...

The reopening of Taste of India at its new location, 718 W. Third St. in Jamestown, was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.
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Taste Of India Opens Jamestown Location

Jamestown residents looking for a “Taste of India” now have a shorter distance to travel. The authentic Indian restaurant bearing that oft-used phrase as its name has relocated from Lakewood to its new home at 718 W. Third St. in Jamestown, which previously housed the Hometown Grille and ...

Left to right,  Tim Songin, Safety Compliance Inc. account manager, Mike Richner, Dahlstrom Rollform production manager and safety director, and Jeff Anderson, Dahlstrom Rollform safety committee member, celebrate Dahlstrom Rollform achieving its third certification into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program for maintaining a safety and health program.
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Dahlstrom Rollform Earns Safety Award

Dahlstrom Rollform recently achieved its third certification into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program for maintaining a safety and health program among the most-effective in the nation. The certification involved a three-way effort between the state Department of Labor, ...

Truck-Lite has released product for the new Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system. 
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Road Ready Product Released

FALCONER — Truck-Lite Co. LLC has released product for the new Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system — the most complete trailer telematics network in the industry. The Road Ready system creates the industry’s first true “smart” trailer with its solar-powered ...