Business

Elite Kreations Earns Talk Award

Dedication to providing the highest levels of customer service is the heart of Elite Kreations’ business philosophy. The company has earned its ninth consecutive Talk Award for customer satisfaction. The Talk Awards identifies and honors businesses that provide an outstanding customer ...

How To Extend Your Working Life

Many people plan to work past normal retirement age, by choice or necessity. But most aren’t taking the steps that could increase the odds they’ll be able to do so. When asked what they’re doing to ensure they can continue working past 65, fewer than half of employees polled in the 2019 ...

FedEx To Deliver 7 Days A Week

FedEx plans to deliver packages seven days a week starting next January as it tries to keep up with the continuing boom in online shopping. The company is also taking back nearly 2 million daily deliveries to homes that are currently handled by the post office. FedEx says shifting SmartPost ...

Audio Applications

LAKEWOOD – Immaculate Koncepts has a new name and home. The automotive and electronic shop offering light, stereo and audio applications has moved from its former location at 54 E. Main St. in Falconer to a new one at 155 E. Fairmount Ave. in Lakewood. It is now under a new name ...

Camp Chautauqua Donates To Camp Good Days

Over the past seven years, Campground Owners of New York (CONY) and their campgrounds and campers have donated a total of $572,032 to Camp Good Days. This includes the $35,000 contributed in 2018 by the Anderson Family and their campers at Camp Chautauqua in Stow. Camp Good Days, marking its ...

JCPenny GM Receives Award

JCPenney general manager Kellie Maunakea from Chautauqua Mall was recently awarded the company's prestigious Founder's Award for outstanding accomplishments in 2018. The Founder's Award highlights store leaders excelling in the areas of financial performance, customer and client service and ...

Community Bank Names Manager

FALCONER — Community Bank N.A. is pleased to announce the promotion of Lauren Beichner to branch manager of its Falconer location. She brings to the position nearly 10 years of experience in the financial industry. In her new role, Beichner will oversee the daily operations of the office, ...

Let’s Get Real About Health Care Costs In Retirement

You won't pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That's the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying. Fidelity Investments, for example, says a couple retiring in 2019 at age 65 will need $285,000 for health expenses, not including nursing ...

Legendary Diesel

As a 23-year-old test inspector for Marmon in 1911, Clessie Cummins jumped at the chance to crew for Ray Harroun’s Marmon Wasp at the inaugural Indianapolis 500, an experience that led the businessman to enter cars powered by his diesel engines in the famed race years later. Now, as the ...

DFT Announces New Network VP

Rob Sciarrino Jr. has been named DFT Communications’ new vice president of network. Born and raised in Westfield, Sciarrino came to DFT in 2009. Having started in the industry as an intern at the age of 15, Sciarrino worked his way up from the bottom; learning the complexities of ...

The Magic Of Working Longer

Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven’t saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be. Researchers who compared the relative returns of working longer versus saving more last year reached some startling findings. Among them ...

Mortgage Rates Continue Decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a third straight week of declines as a continued inducement to purchasers in the spring homebuying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage eased to 4.07% ...

Keynote Address

Featuring a dynamic keynote address, the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier held its 119th Annual Meeting May 2 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Jamestown. Bob Roitblat, CEO of Mainsail Consulting Group, has combined his experiences in business and as a competitive sailor to draw ...

Chamber Help Members With Compliance

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier are pleased to provide a new resource that offers state compliant workplace harassment guidance and tools, and much more. By providing an online platform, the chamber and MAST can offer a ...

Shults To Open New Dealership

WARREN, Pa. — Shults Auto Group company officials announce that Ed Shults of Warren Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Subaru plan to host a grand opening event to celebrate opening their brand new, state-of-the-art dealership facility on Thursday Friday and Saturday. To kick off the event, from ...

Is Better Credit Worth Exposing Your Bank Data ?

America’s credit bureaus haven’t exactly covered themselves in glory when it comes to protecting your private data. So you might well be skeptical about two new credit-enhancing products that require not just credit information but also access to your bank accounts. Experian and credit ...

US Mortgage Rates Decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week for a second straight week, reversing the upward trend in April as a lure to potential home buyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.10% from 4.14% last ...

Women In Business

There’s a mighty collaboration that transpired and the owners of The Brindle Barn Co., Cynde B Photography and Designs By Ashley have joined forces to bring you an experience like no other in town. Sharing a building with It’s Your Day wedding planning and event rental services, each ...

Extension Specialist Hired By Grape Program

The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is very pleased to announce that Jennifer Russo has joined the team as the new viticulture extension specialist. The viticulture extension specialist at LERGP plays a key role providing growers in the Lake Erie Grape Belt with the latest research-based ...

Lymph Drainage Therapy Available

Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy has announced that Amy Livingood, occupational therapy director, is now trained in manual lymph drainage. Manual lymph drainage is a pain-free technique used by a trained therapist. The technique helps reduce the swelling a patient is ...