Business

JCC Announces Readiness VP

Holger Ekanger has been named vice president of workforce readiness at Jamestown Community College. Ekanger, who is currently the director of Macomb Community College’s workforce and continuing education efforts in engineering and advanced technology, will join JCC’s administration in ...

Your 401K Just Got More Valuable

If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you may be able to do something about it: Contribute more to a retirement fund. Tax-deductible contributions to 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement accounts are among the few remaining ways to reduce taxable income if you don’t itemize ...

Slurpee Madness

Free Slurpees and discounted hot food items were offered at the 321 Hazeltine Ave. 7-Eleven location March 28 to celebrate its opening under new ownership. The store is now owned by Peter Weinreich, which effectively took place March 14. The range of frozen foods, produce and other ...

Tailor Opens New Shop In Ashville

ASHVILLE – A local tailor shop that has called Chautauqua County home for more than two decades is open for business again. Deb’s Tailor Shop reopened at a new location in Ashville and owner Deb Manning plans on returning to work at the new location full time. Manning previously ...

Wag Supply Co. Creating Treats

Wag Supply Co. is a locally owned, sustainable business upcycling spent grain from the craft beer brewing process and turning it into dog treats. Jamestown native Mikinna Martin combined her passion of animals, craft beer and baking, and is doing what she can to help Chautauqua area animals in ...

Lake Shore Bank Names Vice Pres.

DUNKIRK — Lake Shore Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Lake Shore Savings Bank, has welcomed Michael Noville as commercial loan officers vice president. Noville comes to Lake Shore with more than 30 years of commercial lending and banking experience, most recently servicing the equipment ...

Why You Should Love Robo-Advisers

Robo-advisers have been around long enough that the question is no longer whether you should turn your investment decisions over to a computer. Now the question is: Why wouldn’t you? The success of Wealthfront and Betterment, two startups that helped launch the trend, led mainstream ...

Perfectly Legal

Cannabis isn't just for smoking after all. Business owners of the newly opened Releaf Market, located at 1240 E. Second St., are on a mission to let Jamestown area residents know that hemp products are a perfectly legal, safe and healthy way to provide relief for an assortment of ...

Mayville Dental Arts To Host Open House

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce held a new member ribbon cutting for chamber member Mayville Dental Arts, 2 Memorial Drive, March 14. Dr. Erin Pender and her husband, Brian Pender, took over the dental practice. ...

Community Bank Selects Manager

WESTFIELD — Community Bank N.A. is pleased to announce the promotion of Carl Swan to district manager of the northern Chautauqua market. He brings to the position nearly 16 years of experience in the financial industry. In his new role, Swan will oversee five Community Bank N.A. branches ...

Tanglewood Picks Social Director

The Tanglewood Group has appointed Jessica Paprocki as the director of the social adult daycare, Comfort Today, effective March 1. Paprocki is a 2010 graduate of Thiel College, earning a bachelor's degree in fine art. Paprocki has been employed with the Tanglewood Group since 2018, acting as ...

How To Know When To Spend

Some people are much better savers than spenders. That can become a problem. Certified financial planner DeDe Jones recalls clients, retired schoolteachers, who loved to travel but kept putting off the trip to China and Southeast Asia they'd always wanted to take. "The husband started having ...

Shake It Up Baby

Jamestown Nutrition - Shake It Daily has reached a milestone year in business. The business originally started from the home of wellness coach Leslie Nalbone in 2007. During that time, Nalbone and her daughter, Amanda Barton, began offering weight loss classes across the county. “We ...

Xplosion All-Stars Cheer To Host Open House

Xplosion All-Stars Cheer is a fast-growing competitive cheer and technique studio currently located in downtown Jamestown. Owner and head coach, Samantha Robinson, along with her partner and mother, Lisa Perrin, started their cheer journey back in 2015 with just seven cheerleaders and one ...

Cattaraugus Bank Names New CEO

CATTARAUGUS — Patrick J. Cullen of Bank of Cattaraugus is pleased to announce the election of Colleen C. Young as president and CEO. Young joined Bank of Cattaraugus in 1997, became vice president in 2003 and a director in 2004. “She comes to his position with 22 years of experience at ...

Money Advice That Sticks

Unsolicited money advice is like stale fruitcake: Most people wish the givers would just keep it to themselves. Still, those who are “good with money” often want to help friends and family who struggle. Many of us remember the timely money tip that made all the difference: when a ...

Consumer Bureau Changes Policy

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy set by her predecessor by giving more sway to a group of committees that advise the financial watchdog. CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger said Thursday that she would lengthen the tenure of ...

Two Of A Kind

SHERMAN — Area residents Bill Piazza and Kelly Becker have a lot to crow about and it's good for the village. The couple recently opened the Ox and Rooster Restaurant on Main Street in Sherman in the building where the former Murdock's restaurant had been located. Despite opening Jan. 29, ...

Longtime Westfield Barber Is Retiring

WESTFIELD — After 39 years of barbering, Deb Christina, also known as "Deb The Barber," has announced her retirement. She would like to thank all who have walked through the door of Deb's Barber Shop. "You have come from near and far, some from very far, to support my business," she said. ...

Tanglewood Picks New Administrator

The Tanglewood Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindsay VandeVelde, as the administrator of its memory care assisted living facility Memory Garden effective March 6 VandeVelde is a 2006 graduate of State University at Fredonia, and carries a Bachelor of Science degree in ...