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Jamestown KeyBank Among 10 In WNY To Temporarily Close Monday

A Jamestown KeyBank is one of 10 in Western New York scheduled to temporarily close in the company’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Matthew Pitts, a KeyBank spokesman, confirmed that the Southside Plaza location next to Tops Markets at 730 Foote Ave. will temporarily ...

OfficeMax Closing

LAKEWOOD — The OfficeMax located in the village of Lakewood will close its doors in mid-May. The 318 E. Fairmount Ave. store, located next to the Chautauqua Mall, began announcing closing sales late last week. Sarah England, a spokeswoman for Office Depot Inc., said the company “continues ...

Cummins To Bolster Investment In Fuel Cell Technology

Cummins Inc. is continuing its investment in fuel cell technology by making an additional cash investment in Loop Energy. The investment comes at a time when the novel coronavirus and its impacts on the national economy have prompted Cummins Inc. to withdraw its financial guidance for full ...

Serta To Donate Mattresses to Hospitals

Serta Simmons Bedding, the nation’s largest bedding manufacturer, announced this week it will donate 10,000 mattresses to New York City hospitals and temporary medical facilities fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is calling on its peers to do the same. While the healthcare system’s ...

Urgent Care Begins In-Vehicle Triage

WellNow Urgent Care said it has instated a new in-vehicle triage process in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective immediately, patients will be asked to complete an in-vehicle check-in process before entering a WellNow Urgent Care facility. This new procedure is a precautionary ...

Small Businesses Learn To Cope With Pandemic

Small businesses in the area face low customer volume and being closed until further notice. In an interview with Todd J. Tranum, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, he addressed some of the biggest concerns he is hearing from businesses during this trying ...

National Grid To Delay Price Increases

National Grid has taken another step to reduce the coronavirus’ financial strain and economic uncertainty on upstate New York customers by deferring a bill increase that was scheduled to take effect April 1. The company has asked New York regulators for permission to postpone the ...

Attitude Of Health

Dr. Ken Erickson believes all of his life experiences have led him to this point. The former national champion powerlifter and current owner of Erickson Chiropractic is now looking to promote the Harbor Light Wellness Center. “Hopefully, we’ll have something for everybody,” ...

Cummins To Close Indiana Facility

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. has suspended production at its Midrange Engine Plant in Walesboro, Ind., for two weeks in response to the decision by its customer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to shut down pickup truck assembly until at least the end of March as a consequence of the coronavirus ...

Website To Support Local Businesses

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 situation, numerous businesses are still working hard to keep their doors open even under limited circumstances. Many have already been managing takeout and delivery services, and others are ramping up quickly to provide goods and service in new ways. The Chautauqua ...

County Unemployment Rate Ticks Up Slightly

Chautauqua County’s unemployment rate ticked up .2% in January as 100 fewer people found themselves employed and an additional 100 people entered the workforce compared to January 2019. The county’s unemployment rate was 5.9% in January 2020 compared to 5.7% in January 2019. Chautauqua ...

Community Bank Closes Lobbies

Community Bank announced it has closed all of its branch lobbies and will operate solely through its drive-thrus starting Thursday. The move was made following the review and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control about the evolving situation of COVID-19. Locally, Community ...

Cuisine Americana

LAKEWOOD — A new restaurant in the village of Lakewood is expected to open to the public in short order. Three weeks ago, Bruce Stanton took official ownership of the former Craft Burgers and Brews building at 60 Chautauqua Ave. Stanton was granted a special use permit for the premises in ...

New Flyer Establishes New Local Support Model

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, has announced that in partnership with the Transportation Diversity Council (TDC), it has launched its Community Benefits Framework (CBF). The CBF will complement ...

TRC CEO On Power 250 List

Buffalo Business First magazine has released its annual ranking of the most powerful people in Western New York, and once again Denise Jones has placed highly on the list. Jones, The Resource Center’s chief executive officer, is ranked No. 74 on this year’s “Power 250” list. The list ...

Casinos Drop Live Shows, Buffets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania casino shut down temporarily, some Las Vegas casinos closed their buffets and the Hard Rock chain canceled live entertainment at all of its U.S. properties for at least a month as the nation’s casinos grappled with the coronavirus outbreak. The ...

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Stuff

Estate appraiser Julie Hall advises downsizing clients not to take it personally when their adult kids don’t want their furniture and other possessions. But when Hall asked her 23-year-old daughter what she might want from the four-bedroom family home, the younger woman mentioned just three ...

Plastic To Fabric

BUSTI — “Saving the Earth one plastic bottle at a time,” is a catchy eco-friendly slogan to put on a T-shirt to encourage recycling. But what if that T-shirt is also made from recycled plastic bottles. This scenario could become a reality thanks to a clothing company started by a ...

Area Businesses To Benefit From State Award To JCC

Jamestown Community College will work with several local businesses and organizations that will benefit from professional training funds supplied by the state. The $3.1 million Workforce Development Initiative, funded through the Department of Labor and the State University of New York, is ...

Full Moon Rising Host 1 Year Anniversary

Full Moon Rising Bakery, located at 122 E. Third St., Jamestown, will be celebrating its one year anniversary Saturday. There will be a cake cutting ceremony at 1 p.m., with Mayor Eddie Sundquist scheduled to appear. For more information, visit fullmoonrisingbakeryjtny.com.