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Business

US Employers Add 225K Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring jumped at the beginning of the year as U.S. employers added 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. The Labor Department also said Friday that a half-million people streamed ...

How To Travel-Hack A College Tour

Amtrak’s “buy one, get one” spring sale got me started. My teenage daughter and I had used a similar two-for-one deal last year to take an overnight train trip from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon. This year, she wanted to use her spring break to check out colleges in Chicago as well ...

No More Fares

DUNKIRK — After 24 years of service, A Cab taxi will officially be closing its doors Saturday, unless the company can be sold. In an email received from Jason Durward, owner of A Cab, the decision was made due to declining ridership, rising wages and other costs and ride shares, such as Uber ...

Tanglewood Recognizes Year-End Achievements

Tanglewood Group Owner and President Nick Ferreri presented year-end achievement awards to team members at the Annual Employee Recognition programs held at the company’s main campus in Jamestown and the Magnolia at Frewsburg. The Employee of the Year awards for 2019 were presented to ...

New Direction Youth, Family Services Honor Employees

RANDOLPH — New Directions Youth and Family Services closed out 2019 honoring several employees with the agency’s annual “Normative Awards” recognizing employee excellence in the areas of safety, respect, responsibility, goal achievement, all-star and teamwork. At New Directions, the ...

TRC Hires New Agency Controller

The Resource Center has hired Jackson Graham as the agency’s controller. Graham, a Bemus Point native, joined The Resource Center last summer. In his role as controller, he is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of TRC’s general ledger and associated financial statements, as well ...

Five Star Bank Adds VP, Manager

Five Star Bank announced the hiring of Brenda L. Michalowski as vice president and senior business banking relationship manager. In this role, Michalowski maintains active relationships with existing customers, fosters new business through actively meeting the needs of those customers and works ...

Retirees’ Top Money Regrets

In a previous column, I detailed retirees’ biggest lifestyle regrets, such as not traveling more before their health gave out and not communicating clearly with a partner about what they hoped retirement would be like. Now we’ll cover the money moves retirees wish they hadn’t made. The ...

Artistic Celebration

LAKEWOOD — The Chautauqua Art Gallery is celebrating its second year in business with an open house Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors to the open house will have the opportunity to see new work by new and returning artists. Watercolor demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 ...

Happy Hounds Spa To Undergo Renovations

LAKEWOOD — Starting in March, Happy Hounds Hotel & Day Spa will begin undergoing a 2,600-square-foot addition to its existing facility. The construction process, estimated to last roughly four to five months, will double the size of the doggie daycare area, increase the size of the big ...

Superior Steel Launches New Manufacturing Process

A local business is continuing to push forwards into a brighter technological future. Superior Steel Door & Trim Company, located at 154 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, launched a new addition to its manufacturing process on Jan. 1. The latest update is a new fiber laser cutting machine ...

Vanstrom Adds New Employee

James N. Olson has joined the public accounting firm of Vanstrom & Company CPA’s of Jamestown. Olson recently retired from the city of Jamestown as director of administrative services/city clerk, with more than 31 years of service and more than 37 years of local governing experience. ...

Lake Shore Awards Nonprofits

Lake Shore Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced it has awarded $14,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations throughout Erie and Chautauqua counties. The bank’s Community Reinvestment Committee, comprised of four members from local communities, is ...

Microsoft Ordered To Release Taxes

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge says it’s likely that Microsoft was trying to avoid or evade paying U.S. taxes and is ordering the company to hand over financial documents from more than a decade ago. The Internal Revenue Service has been seeking the documents as part of a long-running ...

Who Should Consider A Roth Conversion Now

If you’ve saved a lot for retirement, or your parents have, you could be affected by recent changes in the rules about retirement distributions. The recently enacted Secure Act eliminated the “stretch IRA,” a strategy used by affluent investors to pass tax-advantaged money to their ...

A Cut Above

Experienced restaurateurs are bringing the fine dining experience to downtown Jamestown. Do you want to enjoy a 28-day aged angus steak or Marine Stewardship Council certified seafood? Do you want to dine where there is a valet so you don’t have to worry about parking? These a just a few of ...

Longtime Employee Retires From Maplevale Farms

Gary Rater is retiring after a 50-year career at Maplevale Farms Inc. For most of his career, Rater has been a sales representative for Maplevale Farms selling food service items to local restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals and schools. Rater played an integral role in helping Maplevale ...

AM Suchar Hires New Accountants

AM Suchar Accountants has hired two new staff accountants for the 2020 tax season. New employees are Elizabeth "Libbi" Martin and Jamie Ansell. Martin graduated from Panama High School. She holds a bachelor's degree in public accounting from the State University of New York at Fredonia. ...

ERA Team VP Adds Sales Staff

ERA Team VP announced the addition of Kacyn Cheney to its team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the Chautauqua County area. Cheney is the newest real estate agent to join ERA Team VP Real Estate, and she will be working out of ERA Team VP’s Jamestown location at 23 E. ...

How To Have a ‘No Regrets’ Retirement

Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73% wish they’d put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving. But retirement is about more than the balance in ...