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Business

Lack Of New Movies

DUNKIRK — Family Video recently announced the closing of several locations nationwide, including the Dunkirk store, located at 1190 Central Ave. Adam Chase, district manager for New York, said movies will be available to rent until Sept. 13 and the store has a planned closing date of ...

Brewery, Marina Recognized By Legislature

MAYVILLE — Two area businesses were recently recognized for demonstrating exemplary customer service and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Big Inlet Brewing and Chautauqua Marina in Mayville were both recognized during the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Aug. 26 meeting for its ...

Foundation Grant To Aid Small Businesses

A grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to support small business relief and recovery from COVID-19 is paying for the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College to focus on providing website development and ecommerce training to small businesses. The COVID-19 ...

Scott Enterprises Opens New Hotel In Erie

ERIE, Pa. — Erie-based hospitality group, Scott Enterprises, has opened its latest location. A brand-new Hampton Inn & Suites is welcoming overnight guests and travelers. The new hotel features 94 guest rooms, 32 of which are studio-style suites, which are larger and more luxurious ...

Graham’s Market Opens In Sherman

SHERMAN — Graham's Market, 104 Church St., Sherman, is a grocery store that was originally established in 1969 as a Quality Market, was later taken over by Jeff and Jody Mack in 2004, and closed in 2018 for personal reasons. Graham's Market is now open. "By re-opening this grocery ...

Men’s Wearhouse Closes Lakewood Location

Men's Wearhouse has shuttered its Lakewood location. The 279 E. Fairmount Ave. men's apparel store closed its doors late last week; the sign was recently removed. Parent company Tailored Brands Inc., which also owns JoS. A. Bank, announced in mid-July it planned to close 500 of its retail ...

Webb Named To Super Lawyer List

LAKEWOOD – Attorney Paul V. Webb Jr., managing partner of the law firm of Erickson Webb Scolton and Hajdu in Lakewood has been named to the 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyer list in the practice area of general litigation. Super Lawyers is a rating service of exceptional lawyers from more ...

Building Friendships

After serving the businesses and organizations of Western New York for more than 30 years, Chautauqua Restaurant Supply is preparing to close its doors next month. Owner Steve Leburg first opened those doors to the chefs, restaurant owners and public in the spring of 1989. Ever since, the ...

Fernandez Named CFO Of Heritage Group

Lisa Haglund, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, announced that Greg Fernandez, CPA, MBA, of Syracuse has been named Chief Financial Officer of the organization. Fernandez comes to Heritage with a qualified background of over 38 years in financial management, previously serving as a ...

Jones Named Among ‘Most Powerful Women’

Denise Jones has again been listed among the area’s most respected businesswomen. Jones, The Resource Center’s chief executive officer, is ranked No. 22 on Buffalo Business First magazine’s 2020 list of the 150 most powerful women in Western New York. This marks the sixth straight year ...

Peterson Ranked Among ‘Best Lawyers’ In America

Gregory L. Peterson, Phillips Lytle LLP partner and Jamestown office leader, was ranked in The Best Lawyers In America 2021. Recognized for his work in real estate law, Peterson focuses on a wide range of real estate issues, including development and financial transactions, areas of corporate ...

Ready To Serve

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 ...