Business

My Blue Heaven Receives Mayville/Chautauqua Award

MAYVILLE — My Blue Heaven LLC was the recipient of the Business Improvement Award presented by the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Banquet and Meeting held at Andriaccio’s Restaurant, Mayville, on Nov. 16. Owners Jean and Mike Lobaugh own two bed and ...

Job Seeker Beware: Signs Of A Bad Boss

You’ve made the decision to look for a new job. The dreaded interview process you must endure until you find your next career stop is looming. While most job seekers sharpen their focus to look for a list of “must-haves” including good pay, competitive benefits and meaningful ...

Raise Your Glass

LAKEWOOD — As Bag & String Wine Merchants approaches its third year at 110 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood, and its eighth year in business, its founder, Samuel Whitmore, reflects on the company’s history. “My two sons were essentially raised in this business,” he said, noting that ...

Insuring Expensive Christmas Gifts

Insurance might be the least exciting thing about surprising your loved one with a valuable gift this holiday — but don’t let it fall off your priority list. “Don’t sacrifice preparedness for the surprise,” says Lisa Lindsay, executive director at the Private Risk Management ...

With Christmas Nearing, Retailers Feel Pressure To Deliver

NEW YORK — The pressure to deliver for online shoppers is on. With Christmas on a Monday, most retailers have one less day to get packages delivered on time. Some are pushing up their deadlines for standard delivery or free shipping. And after promoting the convenience of buying online with ...

Briefly

State Factories See Slower Pace WASHINGTON — Factories in New York State grew more slowly this month as shipments rose and new orders slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday that its Empire State Manufacturing index declined to 18 in December from 19.4 last month. The ...

Family Cooking

RIPLEY — “I want you to feel like family when you come in here.” “Here” is Tammy’s Country Kitchen, which opened on May 13 on Route 20, about 2 miles east of Ripley. Tammy Beaujean, who owns the restaurant, says her goal is to provide fresh, home-made food in a “homey” ...

Avoiding A Workplace Party Lawsuit

The annual office holiday party is a time to let loose and celebrate with colleagues outside of a typical workday. It gives everyone a chance to unwind and share a laugh, while getting to know each other outside of the stressful office environment. These parties often include an indulgence on ...

Artone Receives Finalist Award For Product Design

Artone LLC traveled to the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City recently for the Boutique Design magazine’s annual east coast trade show, Boutique Design New York, and received the finalist award for the Best of BDNY Product Design Competition in the furniture category out of 50 other ...

Wine Association Names New Capt.

WESTFIELD — The Lake Erie Wine Country Board of Directors has announced Capt. Shaun Patrick Smith as its new president and chief executive officer. Smith is a United States Merchant Marine Officer, business executive, educator, Ph.D. scholar and author from Western New York. “There ...

Lind Funeral Home Sponsors Life-Saving App

An unorthodox sponsorship opportunity has allowed Lind Funeral Home to step outside its traditional role within the community. The funeral home recently announced that it is making the mobile app Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) free to those who wish to download it in an attempt to assist ...

Influencing Decision Makers

You’ve spent countless hours thinking about how you’d do things differently in your organization if you were running the show. You work hard and dream about the day when senior management looks to you for key decisions. That day is here. Have you heard of the saying, “Be careful of what ...

Falconer Electronics Maintains Sharp Certification

FALCONER — Falconer Electronics was recently recertified into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, also known as SHARP, for maintaining a safety and health program among the most-effective in the nation. The recertification involved a three-way effort between the state ...

Turner Century 21 Adds New Broker

LAKEWOOD — Mark Sleggs has joined Century 21 Turner Brokers. Sleggs and his wife, Anne, have live in Mayville. Sleggs graduated from Maple Grove High School in 1976 and continued to college where he graduated from St. Bonaventure University and Miami University of Ohio. For more than 30 ...

Chautauqua KOA Wins Awards

DEWITTVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake KOA Holiday Campground, owned and operated by Bill and Anita Perry, has been awarded the 2018 KOA President’s Award and KOA Founder’s Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc., a system of family-friendly campgrounds. The awards were presented Friday, Nov. ...

Lakewood’s Adirondacks

LAKEWOOD — After two long years, The Chautauqua Hillcrest Inn is complete. Not just a flavor of the week hotel, but as owner Michele Richards put it, “it’s a destination.” Across from the plaza, a vacant building stood for almost ten years. Finally at auction, Richards purchased ...

Lutheran Staff Receive Safety Awards

On Nov. 6, three departments at Lutheran in Jamestown were honored with a Regional Safety First Award while another individual was presented with a Regional People First Award. The recognitions were presented by Morrison Community Living and their parent company, Compass Group, as part of ...

Retail Revival

LAKEWOOD — A new opportunity to support a local, Christian-based company is coming soon to the area. Opening on Thanksgiving night, Welcome To The Revival is the one stop shop for bold, Christian-based clothing at the Chautauqua Mall and online. The company is owned and operated by ...

Holiday Inn Express Findley Lake Has New General Manager

FINDLEY LAKE — The future’s so bright at the Holiday Inn Express in Findley Lake that guests might need to wear sunglasses. The hotel’s Michigan-based owners recently hired Paul Leroux of North East to be general manager. He takes over the position from Maroun Knieher who has returned ...

Strengths-Based Leadership

As a competent leader, you probably realize the most precious assets in your organization are the people within it. Yet, few leaders invest the necessary resources to develop them. Quite often, our attention focuses primarily on investing in physical resources such as technology and equipment ...