Business

From left, Nina Gustafson, Key Bank vice president/Jamestown branch manager; Jim Burns, Key Bank area retail leader; and Marie Carrubba, Southwestern Independent Living Center executive director; with the $5,000 ceremonial check Southwestern Independent Living Center will receive for finishing as the runner-up in Key Bank’s Small Business Thrive contest that was held across all of Key Bank’s markets, which includes 15 states.
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Community Key

An unfortunate incident leading to a disability can occur anytime with no warning. Luckily in the Jamestown community there is the Southwestern Independent Living Center to help if that happens. Also, luckily for the Jamestown community, there are businesses like Key Bank who want to reward ...

Lisa Hatch has been hired as the new executive director for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

JRC Announces Staff Additions

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced that Lisa Hatch has been hired as executive director for the organization and Zachary Agett has been hired as the marketing and events manager. In addition, the organization recently completed its relocation to the third floor of the Lynn ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

HR Issues Small Businesses Face

While it is certain that all organizations face human resource challenges, the issues faced by small businesses can greatly differ from those faced by a larger organization. In fact, although many of the same issues exist in larger operations, smaller employers must navigate through additional ...

Re-Imagine, an eclectic store in Bemus Point, offers a variety of items including custom signs, vinyl decals and consigned art pieces from local artists. Pictured from left are Angie Lipari and Brenda Gernatt, store co-owners, with a few of their custom signs. 
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Imagine Bemus

Two local ladies have given a local Bemus Point boutique a refresh. Angie Lipari and Brenda Gernatt, co-owners of Re-Imagine, have taken over what once was called “Imagine” and have repurposed it. Adding in furniture they have redone, custom signs, work from local artisans and more, the ...

Cummins Plant Manager Honored With Award

COLUMBUS, IND. — Cummins Inc. has announced Jamestown Plant Manager, Mike Abbate, has received one of the company’s highest awards, the J. Irwin Miller Award of Excellence. Abbate received the award in recognition of his commitment to Cummins employees and his leadership in the ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Getting The New Hire Experience Right

Before I jump into this week’s article, I’d like to take a moment and share how great it feels to be back after three weeks away. As I spent this time at home recovering from a recent surgery, my mind swirled with ideas for topics that would be of interest to busy people like you. Whether ...

Katie Lucas

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Northwest Names Assistant VP WARREN, Pa. — Katie J. Lucas, resolution and testing manager for Northwest Bank, has been named assistant vice president. Ronald Andzelik, chief compliance officer, made the announcement. As manager, Lucas is responsible for reviewing all customer complaints ...

A few of the birds available at Small Town Pets, located at 176 Fairmount Ave., Lakewood. Small Town Pets is open seven days a week from noon to 7 p.m. 
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Exotic Critters

LAKEWOOD —  For pet lovers who fancy a bolder choice than a dog or a cat, consider stopping by Small Town Pets in Lakewood for a companion of a different sort. The 176 Fairmount Ave. business, which opened in May, is indeed more zoo exhibit than pet store, home to saltwater fish, ...

Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts, located in Dewittville, will be celebrating their 90th anniversary this year. A celebration will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the business’ location, 5392 E. Lake Road, Route 430.
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Cheese House To Celebrate 90 Years

DEWITTVILLE — Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts, located in Dewittville, will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in business this year. Sole proprietor Jane Currie is planning some very special events to take place Saturday, July 15, at the business at 5392 E. Lake Road, Route 430, ...

Outdoor Fitness Fusion Opens

ELLICOTTVILLE — Outdoor Fitness Fusion blends the excitement of outdoor recreation with the tenacity of indoor fitness to promote overall wellness. Outdoor Fitness Fusion offers these services in the Ellicottville and surrounding areas, including Holiday Valley Resort, to residents and ...

Mascoma Offers NCC Support

Mascoma Community Development is pleased to announce the successful closing of $5 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing to support the National Comedy Center’s $25.7 million project to develop an interactive and experiential national attraction and cultural institution that will ...

Handling Credit Card Problems

Aditya Dwivedula wasn’t happy when his oldest credit card got canceled — especially since it happened without any warning. “I basically got an email saying my card is no longer valid, essentially because I hadn’t used it for two years,” says Dwivedula, of Seattle. Concerned about ...

Taco Hut is celebrating its 45th anniversary since opening in 1972 at 203 E. Third St. in Jamestown. From left are Heidi Barlow, waitress and cook, Jim Mason, owner, and Alecia Spontaneo, cook, waitress, bartender and server.
P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

Feliz Aniversario

A downtown fixture in local Mexican-American cuisine is celebrating yet another milestone this year. Having thrived at its 203 E. Third St. location for nearly half a century, Taco Hut is commemorating its 45th anniversary as one of Jamestown’s premier dining experiences for multiple ...

A local attorney is expanding his law firm and moving into space formerly held by an area fitness owner. Construction is underway to convert the 314 Cherry St. space in Jamestown, which was home to Move Dance & Fitness, to R. Shane Uber’s law firm. The fitness business recently closed its downtown location.
P-J photo by Jimmy McCarthy

Law Firm Entering Downtown Space

A local attorney is expanding his law firm and moving into space formerly held by an area fitness owner. Construction is underway to convert the 314 Cherry St. space in Jamestown, which was home to Move Dance & Fitness, to R. Shane Uber’s law firm. The fitness business recently closed ...

Tap House To Open

On Monday at 3 p.m., Ye Olde Ed-N-Jen’s Tap House will be opening its doors for the first time. Located at 792 Busti-Sugar Grove Road south of Jamestown, the tap house and restaurant will offer quality food and drinks in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. They will serve craft beer and wine, ...

King’s Adds Master Plumber

FALCONER — King’s Heating & Cooling of Falconer is pleased to announce they have added Reed Johnson, a master plumber, to their team. Johnson joined Kings’ Heating & Cooling in January and has already helped customers throughout the Jamestown area with their plumbing needs. As ...

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Hanson Promotes Jay Johnson Hanson Sign Companies has promoted Jay Johnson to director of sales. Johnson has been with Hanson Sign Companies since 1999. He started as an account executive and promoted to senior account executive in 2011. Company officials said Johnson has demonstrated strong ...

Sylvia and Dan Magara are pictured with their “store greeters” Lotto and Buddy. The Magaras have owned and operated Blue Fin Pet Shop, 17 Main St., Falconer, for 35 years. A special event will be held Saturday to mark the occasion.
P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

Happy Petaversary

FALCONER — For three and a half decades, visitors to Blue Fin Pet Shop have been warmly welcomed by Dan and Sylvia Magara, along with a pair of canine “store greeters.” Now, three months after the Magaras faced the very real fear that their shop would be lost forever, the couple are ...

Staff members of Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy, located at the Riverwalk Center at 15 S. Main St. in Jamestown. The clinic will be joined by a second clinic in Mayville, opening next month. 
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Chautauqua PT, OT Opens New Location

Physical and occupational therapy can often get a bad rap when laced with images of painful stretches and rehabilitation exercises. But for most patients — in fact, the vast majority of patients — the results of “PT and OT” are proving a worthwhile reward. Not only is such therapy a ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

Stand Out As A Recent Graduate

Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate who is still pondering what your next move will be? If so, you have likely turned on the news or talked to friends and heard horror stories about graduates who are underemployed or unemployed. Don’t panic. The truth is, regardless of how deep your ...