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Recognized

Pine Junction Receives COVID Safety Certificate

From left are Legislator Bill Ward, D-Mayville, Lonnie Pound, owner of Pine Junction; Michelle Lloyd, Pine Junction general manager, and Kim Orton, manager.

SHERMAN — District 18 Legislator Bill Ward recently presented Pine Junction’s COVID Safety Certificate of Recognition to owner Lonnie Pound and General Manager Michelle Lloyd during a short ceremony at the restaurant.

Also on hand was manager Kim Orton, who accepted the award on behalf of all the employees.

“This is a result of hard work and diligent effort by all of the people who work at Pine Junction,” Lloyd said. “Without them we never could have stayed open safely during this difficult time.”

Pine Junction was recognized through the Chautauqua County Hospitality Business Recognition Program, which allows the public to nominate tourism or hospitality businesses in Chautauqua County who they believe have done a great job of balancing their customer service and product delivery with customer and employee safety. The program is made possible through the collaboration of Chautauqua County, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, and Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau.

“Because of the restriction necessitated by this pandemic, staff have been asked to go above and beyond their normal duties,” Ward said. “The folks at every level here have risen to the task.”

The Chautauqua County Hospitality Business Recognition Program will also honor other businesses with the monthly offering. To nominate a tourism or hospitality business in Chautauqua County, visit www.tourchautauqua.com/about/tourism-resources

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