Guarding Your Own Bank Account

Maybe you saw a suspicious charge on your bank statement. Or your debit card is missing from your wallet. If you believe your account is at risk, you need to act fast. Your money could be in jeopardy. According to a 2015 American Bankers Association survey, banks lost nearly $2 billion to ...


Workshop For Small Businesses Every business owner will eventually confront the question of how to best go about exiting their business profitably. Whether due to retirement or other life events, it is crucial to understand what it takes to ensure a successful exit from a business or the ...

ALDI’s Jamestown location at 930 Fairmount Ave. reopened its doors Wednesday following a monthlong remodel and expansion to the store. Customers were welcomed back and the first 100 through the doors received special “golden tickets” containing ALDI gift cards of varying amounts.
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Beginning Anew

Local shoppers were treated to an all-new experience when they walked through the doors of ALDI this week. The national grocery chain’s Jamestown location at 930 Fairmount Ave. celebrated a monthlong renovation and remodel of its store with a very brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday ...

Barbara Jean stands outside Strickland Optical Lab, the business she and her husband created 30 years ago.
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Strickland Optical Celebrating 30 Years, Changing Hours

For 30 years, Strickland Optical Lab has been seeing patients in Jamestown. Today, to coincide with their 30th anniversary and respond to a changing industry, the eye company will be changing their hours. As SOL shifts to a more automated business, their work week will now be from Tuesday ...

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Spreading Random Acts Of Kindness

Each time we scroll through our newsfeed or turn on the television, we are being bombarded by angry and hate-filled throwdowns via social media or evening news soundbites. Talking to one another in order to truly understand those who think differently than us is rapidly fading into the distance ...

County Chamber Launches Shoptauqua Gift Card Program

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is excited to launch the Shoptauqua Gift Card, a new program to help local businesses increase sales. Shoptauqua Gift Cards can be pre-ordered now and will be available for distribution in early October at Chamber offices in Dunkirk and ...

AJ Maze of Cummins Engine of Jamestown gave a presentation regarding the new, state-of-the-art lighting upgrades. The lighting project was done in partnership with National Grid. 
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Shining Bright

Cummins Engine is lighting the way into the future of manufacturing. On Tuesday, Cummins Jamestown engine plant opened their doors to showcase state-of-the-art lighting upgrades in partnership with National Grid, as well as a $47 million investment in a block line at the plant. The plant ...

Tammy Flippo, certified groomer, is offering full services at Tammy’s Nails and Tails for cats and dogs. The Business is located at 169 W. Fairmount Ave. in Suite C.
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Tammy’s Nails, Tails Opens In Lakewood Plaza

LAKEWOOD — Tammy’s Nails and Tails is now offering a full range of services for pets and their owners in Lakewood. Located in the Save-A-Lot plaza, the new “pet salon” is owned by Tammy Flippo, a certified groomer. Cats and dogs are both welcome in the shop for grooming services, she ...

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Succeeding With The Grit Factor

Life hits hard, and it will keep you down if you let it. Throughout my life, I’ve recognized that I’m not necessarily the smartest person in the room. During middle and high school, I was never invited to walk the stage at awards ceremonies recognizing honor roll students. When teachers ...

Andy Schultz preps a batch of crushed-up apples for pressing at the Busti Cider Mill. 
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Schultz Continues Busti Cider Mill

BUSTI - A staple landmark and tradition in the town of Busti will continue on thanks to Andy Schultz and his wife, Chelsea. Schultz said he took over the mill this year from his grandfather, Robert Schultz. Previously, Schultz worked on the mill and has committed to keeping the tradition ...

A Spin-A-Thon will be held at Urban Spin, located at 110 Mall Blvd., Lakewood, from 12-3 p.m. Sept. 30. All proceeds from the Spin-A-Thon will go to the United Way to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida.
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Spin-A-Thon To Benefit Hurricane Relief

It’s time to turn back the clock by wearing your balloon paints and neon windbreaker to raise money to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida. Urban Spin, located at 110 Mall Blvd., will be hosting a Spin-A-Thon from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, to raise money to donate ...

The reopening of Taste of India at its new location, 718 W. Third St. in Jamestown, was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.
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Taste Of India Opens Jamestown Location

Jamestown residents looking for a “Taste of India” now have a shorter distance to travel. The authentic Indian restaurant bearing that oft-used phrase as its name has relocated from Lakewood to its new home at 718 W. Third St. in Jamestown, which previously housed the Hometown Grille and ...

Left to right,  Tim Songin, Safety Compliance Inc. account manager, Mike Richner, Dahlstrom Rollform production manager and safety director, and Jeff Anderson, Dahlstrom Rollform safety committee member, celebrate Dahlstrom Rollform achieving its third certification into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program for maintaining a safety and health program.
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Dahlstrom Rollform Earns Safety Award

Dahlstrom Rollform recently achieved its third certification into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program for maintaining a safety and health program among the most-effective in the nation. The certification involved a three-way effort between the state Department of Labor, ...

Truck-Lite has released product for the new Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system. 
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Road Ready Product Released

FALCONER — Truck-Lite Co. LLC has released product for the new Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system — the most complete trailer telematics network in the industry. The Road Ready system creates the industry’s first true “smart” trailer with its solar-powered ...

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, ...