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Possibly the only bright spot of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the adaptive entrepreneurial spirit that has kept several small and large businesses open. On Saturday, another example of this innovative resolve will open at 1 p.m. in the parking lot located at the corner of Pine and East ...

Elite Kreations Plans Expansion In Falconer

FALCONER — Elite Kreations Detailing will open a second location at 56 E. Main St. in Falconer within the next six weeks, owner Robert Reedy announced. The new building, which will be branded as Elite Kreations II, will start as a second location for the rental of U-Haul vehicles and moving ...

Spray-Tech Finishing Now Offering Sandblasting

FALCONER — Spray-Tech Finishing Inc. has added sandblasting to its list of offerings to customers. Spray-Tech Finishing Inc. is a subsidiary of Dawson Metal Company Inc. and is located in a 50,000 square foot facility providing powder-coating, assembly, packing, shipping and wet painting ...

Falconer Electronics Receives Innovation Award

During a virtual ceremony on July 22, Buffalo Business First honored this year’s winners of the eighth annual Manufacturing Awards. Companies were nominated and selected by an independent panel of judges based on category criteria, and the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown ...

West Ellicott, Dunkirk Pizza Hut Locations Permanently Close

Even though New York state always permitted takeout since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Pizza Hut restaurants in both Dunkirk and West Ellicott closed. Then after the state OK’d inside restaurant dining, they remained closed. Now it appears they’re not going to reopen anytime soon. On ...

Heritage Begins ‘Feeding The Hearts Of Heroes’

Lisa Haglund, Heritage Ministries president and CEO, has begun a new initiative “Feeding the Hearts of Heroes.” “The work our employees do each day is heroic, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have worked tirelessly,” Haglund said. “During this difficult, and often ...

‘Breaks My Heart’

A mainstay of the downtown dining community will be closing its doors for the foreseeable future. On Tuesday, Peggy Kaltenmeier, Forte The Restaurant owner, announced via a Facebook post the restaurant, located at 114 E. Third St., Jamestown, will cease normal operations for a number of ...

Candle Company Bounces Back After Closing Due To COVID

FINDLEY LAKE — Our Own Candle Company, like the village of Findley Lake where it is located, is bouncing back from the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like so many businesses across the nation, Our Own Candle Company — which ships its products globally — was forced to close ...

Jones Chevrolet Is Celebrating Its 100th Year In 2020

STARBRICK, Pa. — One of the oldest single family-owned Chevrolet dealerships in the country turns 100 this year. And it’s in Warren County. What started as the Sheffield Garage selling Hupmobiles in 1918 turned Chevrolet dealer in 1920, Jones Chevrolet in Starbrick is celebrating its ...

Former JHS Grad Earns New Role At UC Irvine

Dr. Robert Spitale, a former Jamestown resident and a 2000 graduate of Jamestown High School, has been appointed as associate director and founding associate dean of research for the planned UC Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In this role, Spitale will provide ...

JCC Seeks Input From Businesses

Jamestown Community College is seeking input from businesses throughout the region on their existing and future workforce needs. Results from the survey will be used to help JCC align current and future academic and training program development in four new areas, according to Holger Ekanger, ...

Amherst Security Opening In City

Amherst Security Professionals is opening a branch office located at 25 E. Fourth St., Jamestown, beginning July 6. Amherst Security Professionals is a state Department of State-licensed “Watch, Guard, Patrol” agency headquartered in Amherst and founded in January 2007 by two police ...

Cummins Succeeds In Patent Case

Cummins Inc. has successfully challenged patent infringements by a competitor. The action challenged Turbo Lab for infringement of Cummins’ patents by the unauthorized marketing and selling of turbo nozzle rings, a critical component of the Holset VGT turbo. Turbo Lab agreed Cummins’ ...

Progress Noted By IDA In Downtown Silver Creek Petri Project

SILVER CREEK — The community is one step closer to once again smelling Petri Baking Products cookies baking in the heart of downtown Silver Creek. At its meeting Tuesday, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors approved financial incentives to support ...

Heritage Announces Appointment Of New CIO

Mark Wilcox, Heritage vice president of information systems, has been named chief information officer of the organization. “We look forward to the future, knowing that he will continue working to ensure Heritage is at the forefront of technology,” said Lisa Haglund, president and CEO of ...

Peek’n Peak Resort Reopens

Peek’n Peak Resort has reopened its facilities following a brief closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a news release, Scott Enterprises Inc. said its Peak Mountain Adventures opened June 19. The upper golf course at Peek’n Peak is also accepting tee-time reservations for golfers ...

Cummins Forming Venture With NPROXX

Cummins Inc. is forming a joint venture with NPROXX, a manufacturer hydrogen storage and transportation company, for hydrogen storage tanks. The joint venture will continue under the name NPROXX. “We are thrilled to combine Cummins’ expertise, innovation and commitment to customer ...

PHASE THREE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Western New York has moved into Phase Three of the New York Forward plan, allowing restaurants to serve indoors at 50 percent of capacity, and personal service businesses to reopen such as massage therapy, spa services, tanning businesses, manicure and pedicure services, and tattoo and piercing ...

Leathers Is Recipient Of Leadership And Managerial Excellence Award

The American Public Power Association named David L. Leathers, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities general manager, as a 2020 recipient of its Mark Crisson Leadership and Managerial Excellence Award. The national recognition was announced June 9 at the APPA’s Public Power Connect: Virtual ...

Lake Shore Savings Bank Promotes 3

DUNKIRK — Lake Shore Savings Bank has promoted Adam Dimitri, Amy Harding and Gabriele Maddalena to vice president, regional branch sales officer. Dimitri, who will serve as regional branch sales officer for the northern Chautauqua County branches of Lake Shore Savings Bank, including ...