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Business

CCIDA And CREDC Make Lemonade In 2020

Since October, I have been communicating with the public through this article about all of the great things going on throughout Chautauqua County as they relate to economic development. These commentaries may include discussions about specific projects of public interest that are underway or ...

New York’s Financial Situation Improves, Not Out Of The Woods Yet

New York’s financial situation has improved in recent months, but the state is not out of the woods yet, according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. DiNapoli noted higher than expected personal income tax collections and the prospect of significant aid from the federal government in ...

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Coming To Chautauqua Mall

LAKEWOOD — Before the final 2020 holiday season sales rush, Ollie's Bargain Outlet CEO John Swygert said the chain planned to expand in 2021. The Chautauqua Mall will be one of those locations. Ollie's officials confirmed in response to a Post-Journal inquiry on Friday that the bargain ...

Co-Owner Of Chautauqua Sign Co. Recognized

Kristie Voty, president and co-owner of Chautauqua Sign Co. of Falconer, was recently honored for her work in the industry. On Wednesday Signs Of The Times, a display industry magazine founded in 1906, announced Voty as a 2021 Maker of Tomorrow for her work in preserving the identity of ...

Chautauqua County Partnership For Economic Growth

Every month I will be communicating with the public about all of the great things going on throughout Chautauqua County as they relate to economic development. This could include a discussion about specific projects of public interest that are underway or have been completed, where they are at, ...

SBDC Hosts Women In Networking Program Feb. 11

The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College will host its next Women in Networking Chautauqua program at noon Thursday, Feb. 11. The presentation will focus on Valuable Business Tips and Coping During the Pandemic. Our panelists include Pati Centi, owner of The ...

RTPI Hires New Director Of Development And Communications

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute has hired George Harper as its new director of development and communications. “I’m honored to join the staff at RTPI,” George shared. “Roger Tory Peterson was a rock star. He inspired millions of nature lovers all over the world. My goal is to ...

Cathy Young Appointed To Lake Shore Board

Lake Shore Bancorp announced recently that Cathy Young has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Young is currently the executive director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell University’s AgriTech Center, a position she has held ...

Northwest Bancshares Net Income Increased From The Same Quarter In 2019

Northwest Bancshares Inc..’s net income for the fourth quarter of 2020 increased $9.5 million from the same quarter in 2019, according to recently released financial statements. Net income for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2020, was $35.1 million, or 28 cents per diluted share. This ...

Athenex Facility In Dunkirk On Slow Pace For Opening

Nearly five years ago, state Gov. Andrew Cuomo had the region’s hopes high in announcing the building of a new manufacturing facility for pharmaceuticals during a stop at Dunkirk High School. Today, despite the facility being built, a wait continues. According to Mark Geise, deputy county ...

4 Award Winners Honored

New Directions Youth and Family Services recently honored recipients of the agency’s Milestone Years of Service awards, which recognize individuals who dedicate their careers to helping Western New York children and families receiving New Directions services. Individuals from New ...

Constance Ackerman Retires From Family Service

Family Service of the Chautauqua Region announces the retirement of Constance Ackerman. Ackerman has been with Family Service of the Chautauqua Region since 2011 and has brought with her a wealth of knowledge. Family Service is an outpatient mental health counseling agency that offers ...

TRC Employee Wellness Program Receives National Accolades

The Resource Center’s employee wellness program has again earned national accolades. For the fifth straight year, The Resource Center was named one of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America” by Springbuk, a health analytics company that has conducted the annual Healthiest Employers ...

Roberts Road Freezer Eyes Additional Land Purchase

The Roberts Road Freezer project may be expanding. During the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Public Facilities Committee meeting this week, members agreed to modify a resolution that would allow the company to purchase another 7.5 acres of land. In 2018, Roberts Road Freezer, LLC ...

Northwest Names Kane Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

WARREN, Pa. — Kyle Kane has been named executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Northwest Bank, according to Ronald J. Seiffert, Northwest president and CEO. In his role, Kane will be responsible for the development and execution of the bank’s strategy for talent ...

What Is A PILOT?

Every month I will be communicating with the public about all of the great things going on throughout Chautauqua County as they relate to economic development. This could include a discussion about specific projects of public interest that are underway or have been completed, where they are ...

DEMOCRACY WORKS FOR BUSINESS

Our national and local economies are struggling to recover through a crippling pandemic, and the federal government only recently approved a new relief bill to help businesses that have been crippled by closures and illness. Now, in the wake of a siege on the US Capitol, we have even greater ...

Abbate Receives Award

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will present its 2020 Pam Lydic Coalition Builder Award to Mike Abbate, who has worked tirelessly for the economic betterment of Chautauqua County and to address the critical issues of education and food resources in our communities. “I am humbled ...

Heritage Adds New Finance Team Members

Greg Fernandez, chief financial officer of Heritage Ministries, announced recently that Heritage has added several people to its finance department. “I am delighted to welcome Amy DeFranco, Kimberly LaTone and Milexys Hernandez to our finance team at Heritage,” Fernandez said. “We are ...

10-Year ‘Can’niversary

Don’t Trash It in Falconer is celebrating its 10th anniversary. “First,” said Kirby Fisher, Don’t Trash It owner, “Thanks are in order! Thank you to all of the faithful customers who have supported us since we first started out in the ‘old Agway’ building on East Everett Street ...