Walt Covert opened Walt’s Woodworking in Sherman four years ago to keep him occupied during retirement. He was a diesel-engine mechanic for 45 years.
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Sherman Woodworker Finds Success

SHERMAN — When Walt Covert is outside, building new stock or checking on his display inventory, large trucks often pass by his house at 209 Park St. There is a county public works garage up the block, and agricultural products are stored in a building next door, so the rumble of diesel ...

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Career Relaunch After Time Away

Moving back into the workforce after years away is one of the most scary and exciting decisions faced by many adults. This life-changing move is typically met with countless questions, apprehensions and nervous anticipation by the person deciding to get back into their career. Wondering if you ...

Truck-Lite Adds New LED Light Products

FALCONER — Truck-Lite Co. LLC, headquartered in Falconer, has added an SAE-compliant LED fog light and LED scene light to its Truck-Lite by RIGID product offering. The fog light is designed as a direct replacement for the Freightliner Cascadia model years 2007 through 2016. It features a ...


Crown Street Welcomes Local Officials

City of Jamestown officials, local legislators and Jamestown Renaissance Corporation representatives visited Crown Street Roasting Company, located at 16 W. Third St., to celebrate their ribbon cutting Aug. 23. The cafe is located in downtown Jamestown and is owned by Michael and Sarah Bigney. ...

Davies Issued Broker’s License

Lee Davies, a realtor with Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate in Lakewood, has been issued an associate broker’s license by New York state. Davies successfully took all of the required real estate courses and passed the required state broker’s examination. “I wanted to continue my education ...

Dr. Jan Carlson, center, is pictured with her staff at Lakewood Pediatric Dentistry, located at 133 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood. Lakewood Pediatric Dentistry has added new staff members during the past year, and offers comprehensive care for infants, children and teens in their Lakewood office. 
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Smile Bright

LAKEWOOD — “The most exciting thing for me is to see us integrating into the community and be able to take care of the needs of kids in the area,” said Dr. Jan Carlson, dentist at Lakewood Pediatric Dentistry. Lakewood Pediatric Dentistry has seen great success during the past year, ...

At only 24 years old, Andy Reinwald has been the owner of Ripley Machine & Tool Co. since 2015, and has worked for the company since he was a junior in high school. He sits in his office with some of the metal parts cut and ground inside the plant, at 9825 E. Main Road.
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Young Entrepreneur Running Ripley Business

RIPLEY — “A lot of the stuff we do, we don’t even know where it’s going,” said Andy Reinwald, the owner of Ripley Machine & Tool, sitting in his office. On a table in front of him were more than a dozen metal objects that had been cut, turned or ground in the adjoining machine ...

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Goodbye To The Employee Review

If you are like most working adults, your enthusiasm for the annual performance review process ranks alongside paying bills, root canals or getting a colonoscopy. Within the past year, a growing number of organizations have said goodbye to the traditional annual employee review process in favor ...

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Suchar And Son Add Accountant AM Suchar and Son Public Accountants have added Catherine “Catie” Maycock to their Jamestown office. Maycock is a 2017 State University at Fredonia graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Maycock is a Randolph native and graduated from Randolph ...

Cott Corp. has announced it will sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business, Cott Beverages, to Netherlands-based Refresco for $1.25 billion.
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Foreign Investment

DUNKIRK — Cott Corp. has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business — Cott Beverages — to Netherlands-based Refresco for $1.25 billion. The transaction includes Cott’s North America, U.K. and Mexico businesses — ...

Truck-Lite Co., a worldwide leader in heavy-duty lighting, wire harness and visibility systems, announced its five regional Suppliers of the Year awards at its global supplier summit held July 24 at the Willow Bay Theater in Jamestown.
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Truck-Lite Names Suppliers Of The Year

FALCONER –—Truck-Lite Co., a worldwide leader in heavy-duty lighting, wire harness and visibility systems, announced its five regional suppliers of the year for Truck-Lite USA, Rigid Industries, Truck-Lite Mexico, Truck-Lite UK and Truck-Lite Germany — and one global supplier of the year ...

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Closing The Confidence Gap

It’s no secret that the world needs more women who are shamelessly confident in their ability to serve as role models and change agents. Your organization is no exception. This week’s column will focus upon the self-imposed handcuffs that can hold us back from making our mark as a serious ...

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Astro Cheer Finds Home In Randolph RANDOLPH — Astro Cheer Elite, a competitive cheer team organized and coached by Susan Magara, has located in the Borden Building in Randolph. The program began at the Village Dance Studio in Randolph with eight athletes. Those athletes went on to win ...

From left, Michael and Sarah Bigney are excited to welcome visitors to their new coffee house and roasting operation, Crown Street Roasting Company. 

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The Royal Cup

At Crown Street Roasting Company, the decor is simple, but the coffee is complex and robust. The company roasts its own beans and serves its hand-crafted local coffee in their new, downtown location on Third Street. What was once a department store called “Murphy’s” has now been ...

SAUCE opened its doors on North Main Street in Jamestown on July 26. The upscale pizzeria features authentic pasta dishes, specialty pizzas, salads and more. 
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Upscale Pizzeria Opens On Main Street

A new upscale pizzeria is open and serving customers with fresh homemade Italian cuisine. SAUCE opened its doors on North Main Street in Jamestown on July 26. The pizzeria features authentic pasta dishes, specialty pizzas, salads and more. Some of the deserts featured are made from scratch, ...

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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 ...


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 ...

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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 ...