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Outdoor Fitness Fusion Opens

ELLICOTTVILLE — Outdoor Fitness Fusion blends the excitement of outdoor recreation with the tenacity of indoor fitness to promote overall wellness. Outdoor Fitness Fusion offers these services in the Ellicottville and surrounding areas, including Holiday Valley Resort, to residents and ...

Mascoma Offers NCC Support

Mascoma Community Development is pleased to announce the successful closing of $5 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing to support the National Comedy Center’s $25.7 million project to develop an interactive and experiential national attraction and cultural institution that will ...

Handling Credit Card Problems

Aditya Dwivedula wasn’t happy when his oldest credit card got canceled — especially since it happened without any warning. “I basically got an email saying my card is no longer valid, essentially because I hadn’t used it for two years,” says Dwivedula, of Seattle. Concerned about ...

Taco Hut is celebrating its 45th anniversary since opening in 1972 at 203 E. Third St. in Jamestown. From left are Heidi Barlow, waitress and cook, Jim Mason, owner, and Alecia Spontaneo, cook, waitress, bartender and server.
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Feliz Aniversario

A downtown fixture in local Mexican-American cuisine is celebrating yet another milestone this year. Having thrived at its 203 E. Third St. location for nearly half a century, Taco Hut is commemorating its 45th anniversary as one of Jamestown’s premier dining experiences for multiple ...

A local attorney is expanding his law firm and moving into space formerly held by an area fitness owner. Construction is underway to convert the 314 Cherry St. space in Jamestown, which was home to Move Dance & Fitness, to R. Shane Uber’s law firm. The fitness business recently closed its downtown location.
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Law Firm Entering Downtown Space

A local attorney is expanding his law firm and moving into space formerly held by an area fitness owner. Construction is underway to convert the 314 Cherry St. space in Jamestown, which was home to Move Dance & Fitness, to R. Shane Uber’s law firm. The fitness business recently closed ...

Tap House To Open

On Monday at 3 p.m., Ye Olde Ed-N-Jen’s Tap House will be opening its doors for the first time. Located at 792 Busti-Sugar Grove Road south of Jamestown, the tap house and restaurant will offer quality food and drinks in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. They will serve craft beer and wine, ...

King’s Adds Master Plumber

FALCONER — King’s Heating & Cooling of Falconer is pleased to announce they have added Reed Johnson, a master plumber, to their team. Johnson joined Kings’ Heating & Cooling in January and has already helped customers throughout the Jamestown area with their plumbing needs. As ...

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Hanson Promotes Jay Johnson Hanson Sign Companies has promoted Jay Johnson to director of sales. Johnson has been with Hanson Sign Companies since 1999. He started as an account executive and promoted to senior account executive in 2011. Company officials said Johnson has demonstrated strong ...

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 ...