Business

Fredonia Chamber Host Awards Banquet

The Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Banquet at the Beaver Club, honoring six recipients with various awards including Dick Golden with the Lifetime Achievement award. Community members, officials and families of the award winners packed the establishment for a ...

When Your Tax Refund Is A Lifeline

The typical advice about what people should do with their tax refunds — save for retirement! pay off debt! — ignores how little wiggle room many families have with their finances. Tax refunds averaged $2,895 last year, and were the largest single cash infusion received all year by 40 ...

You’re The Best

In addition to training its students in mixed martial arts, Holley’s Fighting Systems is also providing its pupils with physical and mental healing. Such is the case with the Jamestown-based martial arts school’s recent round of black belt promotions for three practitioners of the Red ...

Home Depot To Hire 375 Employees Regionally

The Home Depot has announced its intentions to hire additional 375 associates in the Buffalo region this spring and 80,000 nationwide. As spring approaches and Western New Yorkers start to think about sprucing up their homes and gardens, Home Depot realizes they need the additional employees ...

Millennials Should Care About Medicare

Medicare provides basic health care to one out of six Americans, most of them 65 and older. Even people decades away from retirement, though, should be concerned about Congress meddling with the program. Lawmakers understand that cutting current retirees’ benefits is a political nonstarter. ...

Image Is Everything

A new business has graced Chautauqua Avenue in Lakewood by partnering their location with another business. The Top Shop, which focuses on image and logo printing, has reopened at the same location as Image Embroidery. Located in the back of the store, Top Shop offers a wide variety of ...

GeekLynk Celebrates Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting

Local digital and software development company Spartara has cut the ribbon on its retail and service location, GeekLynk. GeekLynk Computer Repair is located in the Third Street Plaza right here in Jamestown. Jamestown native and Chief Executive Officer Tim Town, and partners, Robert Holland, ...

Truck-Lite Releases Its Nano Family Of Dielectric Products

FALCONER — Truck-Lite Co. LLC has released its nano family of dielectric products. Powered by patented and patents-pending nGlide technology, Truck-Lite’s new line of anti-corrosion products is engineered to prevent and inhibit corrosion and provide enhanced barriers to moisture on the ...

Secrets For Negotiating Vehicle Sale Price

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage. Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks ...

JRC Adds New Market Manager

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced the hiring of Linnea Carlson as their new Jamestown Public Market Manager. “We are so excited to add Linnea to our team. She brings a fresh perspective and a lot of great new ideas that will take the Jamestown Public Market to the next ...

Joy Of Summer

STOW — A beloved camp resort on the shores of Chautauqua Lake is celebrating a big milestone this year. Camp Chautauqua has been in operation as a family-owned business for 50 years. In 1968, Roger and Janet Anderson purchased the camp, which was once the Boys and Girls Camp Ticonderoga. ...

Jamestown Community Chamber Salutes ‘The Finest’

The Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce recognized a number of local businesses and organizations for contributions to the community on Monday night as the annual Salute to the Finest program was held at Shawbucks. Awards were presented for: New Business of the Year, Crown Street Roasting ...

The Green In Greenhurst Announces Employee Of The Year

Mark Akam has been honored with Heritage Ministries 2017 Employee of the Year at The Green in Greenhurst. Akam was presented with a special award for his achievement. He is employed by Heritage as a maintenance assistant and has been with Heritage for four years. Nominated by his colleagues ...

Shopping Apps Dos And Don’ts

Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented reality. When used strategically, apps can streamline in-store trips and online purchases, but shoppers could also find that convenience ...

Back In Business

FALCONER — A staple business in Falconer has reopened, causing pet owners and community members to rejoice. The Blue Fin Pet Shop at 17 Main St. has opened its doors for business for the first time since the Jan. 14 fire that damaged several nearby buildings, and owners Dan and Sylvia ...

State Unemployment Rate Falls To 4.6 Percent

New York’s statewide unemployment rate decreased slightly in December. The state’s unemployment rate dropped .1 percent, going from 4.7 percent to 4.6 percent, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. From December 2016 to December 2017, the ...

Lessons From The School Of Life

Editor’s note: Periodically, this weekly business column will feature a respected leader in the region who has been in their career long enough to have learned a lesson or two worth sharing. This week features Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney. You will have the opportunity to gain a deeper ...

Amazon’s Quarterly Profit Tops $1 Billion For First Time

NEW YORK — It was a prime holiday season for Amazon: The online retailer’s quarterly profit soared past $1 billion for the first time in its more than 20-year history as it sold more voice-activated gadgets, enlisted new Prime members and benefited from its recent purchase of Whole ...

Global Development

BEMUS POINT — Despite searching throughout the country for a place to house his new technology company, Jamestown native Tim Town and his business partners have opted to base their operations within Chautauqua County. Spartara, which offers digital and software development to companies to ...

Lakewood Business Image Embroidery Under New Ownership

LAKEWOOD — An established embroidery one-stop-shop is under new ownership as of this year. Andrea Conklin and her husband took over Image Embroidery in Lakewood earlier this month and said the transition has been going well so far. Conklin said she had known the previous owner for several ...