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Dr. Michael Landy is the newest optometrist at Chautauqua Eye Care. Landy, a Southwestern Central School graduate, completed his undergraduate studies at the University at Buffalo, and graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 2010. He has worked in the Jamestown area ever ...

Barmore Brought On As Retail Operations Technical Specialist

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, has hired Tracy Barmore as a retail operations technical specialist. Barmore will be responding to service calls and performing on-site repairs for all the in-store technology ...

Dunkirk Building Project To Be Scaled Down

DUNKIRK — Jolie Sasse has been at a standstill for sometime in trying to bring the old macaroni building back to usefulness. The building located at 23-25 Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk will be getting a makeover, it’s just going to have to cost less. “When we went through the ...

Dawson Metal Celebrating 75 Years

Dawson Metal Company is celebrating 75 years in business. Originally started as a tin and hardware shop in 1946 by Axel and George Dawson, Dawson Metal Company has grown into a world-famous door manufacturer and custom close tolerance metal fabricator. From its first patented products ...

Poll: 43% Of Upstate CEOs Expect Economy To Be Worse In 2021

New York state has recovered fewer than half of the jobs lost in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data released recently by the state Labor Department showed employment is still more than 1 million jobs below its pre-pandemic levels. In February 2021, total non-farm employment in ...

The Chautauqua Center Honors Nutrition Month With New Doctors, Sponsors Market

The Chautauqua Center has added Steven Warden, a registered dietician nutritionist who will work from the Dunkirk and Jamestown locations. Born and raised in the Jamestown area, Warden is a 2016 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. He completed professional internships with the Cleveland ...

TRC Recognizes Two Employees For Support

Two Resource Center employees have been recognized for their efforts in supporting people with disabilities to enjoy self-directed lives. Beth Jermain, support option administrator, and Jessica Smith, quality assurance and quality improvement systems coordinator, were among those honored when ...

Northwest Enters Agreement To Sell Insurance Business

Northwest Bank has entered into an agreement to sell its insurance business, through Northwest Insurance Services, to USI Insurance Services. “We are pleased to have reached a definitive agreement with USI, one of the largest risk management, employee benefit and retirement consulting firms ...

Incubator Presents ‘Getting Started With QuickBooks Online’

DUNKIRK — As part of its Entrepreneurial Education Program, the Fredonia Technology Incubator will be conducting a workshop “Getting Started with QuickBooks online,” presented by Mark Nickerson. Nickerson will discuss which subscription is right for business owners, importing bank ...

Hayes Named Trust Officer, Divisional VP

Debra Hayes has been named divisional vice president and trust officer of Northwest Bank. Nathan Weaver, CFP, CTFA, Divisional Vice President, Manager of Personal Trust Administration, made the announcement. As trust officer, Hayes will be responsible for the administration of trusts, ...

Findley Lake Business Thriving Despite Pandemic

FINDLEY LAKE — While most businesses struggled because of the COVID pandemic, Findley Lake Landscape & Garden Supply not only survived, but thrived during the past year. Scott Porter, Brody Briggs and Chrissy Briggs launched the landscape and supply business in July 2019, but it was ...

Brockway Earns Staff Appreciation Award

Tina Brockway was named the recipient of The Resource Center’s agency-wide staff appreciation award for the fourth quarter of 2020. Brockway, administrative assistant in TRC’s maintenance department office on Jackson Avenue in Celoron, was cited for the way she handles her job as the ...

Heron Farm, Event Center Honored By County Legislature

SHERMAN — The Heron Farm and Event Center in Sherman was recently recognized for demonstrating exemplary customer service and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The venue was recognized during the Chautauqua County Legislature’s March 24 meeting for its proactive efforts to adhere to ...

No Easy Task

Opening a new business under ideal circumstances can be a challenging task. Doing so at the onset of a pandemic can be downright difficult. That is exactly what Nick Kubiszyn, owner of Universal Engine on 2950 North Main St. Ext. near Jamestown, did last year. He shared some of the past and ...

Incubator To Conduct Founder’s Luncheon

DUNKIRK — The Fredonia Technology Incubator will be conducting a virtual Founders Luncheon with RJ and Lindsey Marvin, owners of Buffalo’s Barrel +Brine. The event will cover how they got started, what challenges they have faced, and where they are now. “This is a terrific ...

Plans For Dunkirk Freezer Facility Move Forward

DUNKIRK — Plans to bring a freezer storage facility to the town of Dunkirk are moving forward. The location would bring about 70 full time new jobs to the area. The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency’s Board of Directors heard from company officials with Americold Real ...

Cummins Chief Speaks Out Against Anti-Asian Violence

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — The CEO of Cummins Inc. says government officials and business leaders must recognize a rise in anti-Asian violence and to listen to all communities to end systemic racism. “Systemic racism impacts us all in a very negative way,” Tom Linebarger told The ...

Showing Support

Blackstone-NEY of Jamestown and its sister company, Ransohoff of Cincinnati, Ohio, not only wore wear red for national #WearRedDay to show their support for the fight against heart disease but they also raised close $2,300 for the American Heart Association. A lot of employees joined in to show ...

Milestone Years Of Service Awards Recipients Honored

New Directions Youth and Family Services recently honored recipients of the agency’s Milestone Years of Service awards, which recognize individuals who dedicate their careers to helping Western New York children and families receiving New Directions services. Individuals from New ...

UPMC Announces Changes To Leadership

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — UPMC announced this week a series of leadership changes. Leslie Davis has been appointed executive vice president, UPMC and president, Health Services Division. Davis leads the 40-hospital, $10 billion Health Services Division of UPMC, which has operations across ...