Business

Longtime Westfield Barber Is Retiring

WESTFIELD — After 39 years of barbering, Deb Christina, also known as "Deb The Barber," has announced her retirement. She would like to thank all who have walked through the door of Deb's Barber Shop. "You have come from near and far, some from very far, to support my business," she said. ...

Tanglewood Picks New Administrator

The Tanglewood Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsay VandeVelde, as the administrator of its memory care assisted living facility Memory Garden effective March 6 VandeVelde is a 2006 graduate of State University at Fredonia, and carries a Bachelor of Science degree in ...

Century 21 Adds Sales Associate

Century 21 Turner Brokers has added Kacyn Cheney as a sales associate. She will specialize in residential property sales in the Jamestown, Lakewood and Chautauqua Lake region. "We are thrilled to have Kacyn Cheney join our team," said Donna Breen of Century 21 Turner Brokers. "It's an ...

Can Your Employer Cure Your Money Woes

Millions of Americans get their health insurance and retirement accounts through their employers. Now some are getting help with their debt. Companies including insurer Aetna and accounting firm PwC help employees pay down student loans. Others partner with startups to offer debt solutions as ...

Several Construction Projects Are Ongoing In County

Under construction has been a theme that has been ongoing, and continues to be, in Chautauqua County Several construction projects have officially opened, most notably the National Comedy Center in downtown Jamestown, during the last year, with more grand openings to come in the future. ...

National Trends Influence Local Businesses

What’s trending in the economy on a national level trickles down into local economies, Todd Tranum, president and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, pointed out, and local outlets have been feeling the impacts of growth and an evolution in retail. “At the national level, ...

Familiar Location

Salvaggio’s is a new bar and restaurant in Jamestown hoping to succeed in a location formerly vacated by a previous business. But Jessica Bertran, Salvaggio’s business manager, believes the business’ customer service will help it thrive. “Being accommodating as best as we possibly ...

DFT Communications Finishes Broadband Expansion

FREDONIA — DFT Communications has announced on-time completion of its New NY Broadband Program projects to expand high-speed broadband internet service to more than 1,000 houses and businesses in unserved and underserved rural areas of Chautauqua County in Western New York. The completed ...

Tanglewood Names New COO

The Tanglewood Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Taylor as chief operating officer of its assisted living communities, effective March 1. Taylor has been employed at the Tanglewood Group for the past 11 years as the administrator of Memory Garden, its assisted living ...

Money Mistakes Even Smart People Make

By Liz Weston NerdWallet Certified financial planner Jill Schlesinger has seen smart people make some pretty spectacular money mistakes. One client who repeatedly refused to buy disability insurance later developed multiple sclerosis. A doctor she knew put off writing a will and left ...

Mortgage Rates Increase Modestly

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose modestly this week, but they remain slightly lower than they were a year ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.41 percent from at 4.35 percent during the prior ...

Watchdog Agency Under Scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s consumer watchdog agency is coming under new scrutiny from the House Financial Services Committee, now under the control of Democrats, who say appointees of President Donald Trump to lead the organization have undermined its mission to protect ...

Behavioral Medicine

The name Preston is known to Adebukola O. Abiola as his father’s nickname, but to many potential Jamestown residents it may be just what they’ve been waiting for. Abiola created Preston Healthcare in 2006 as a side practice and in 2012 he began full-time as the medical director. Now in ...

Community Bank Marks Random Kindness Acts Day

Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts marked National Random Acts of Kindness Day recently by passing out stickers to customers and community members with kind phrases such as “Thanks for being you” and “Careful, Kindness is highly ...

Should You Move Abroad For Health Coverage

The notion that health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans. Kathleen Peddicord frequently hears from such skeptics as founder of Live and Invest Overseas, a site for people curious about living abroad. Actual expats like her, however, tell ...

Mayville Dental To Hold Opening

Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will hold a grand opening ribbon cutting at Mayville Dental Arts, 2 Memorial Drive, Mayville, Thursday, March 14, at 4 p.m. The practice was recently purchased by Dr. Erin Pender and her husband, ...

WTO Panel Rules In Favor Of US

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization panel has ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with China over agricultural subsidies, saying Beijing went beyond WTO limits in its support for wheat and rice producers. The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body on Thursday found China ...

Mortgage Rates Holding Steady

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were unchanged this week, possibly helping affordability as home borrowing costs have been steadily declining since early November. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage held at 4.35 ...

American, Delta Fined For Delays

NEW YORK (AP) — The government has fined American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for several instances where passengers were stuck on planes that spent over three hours on airport tarmacs. The Department of Transportation said Thursday it is fining American $1 million and Delta $750,000 for ...

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 ...