Business

Realtor Of The Year Announced

Since 1956, The Realtor of the Year Program honors realtors that are exceptional in both their profession and communities. This year the New York Board of Realtors chose Judy Weilacher from Century 21 Turner Brokers as the recipient of this prestigious award. The recipient must embody high ...

Purchasing a Home By Age 35 Is Worth It

Nicole Christianson, a 26-year-old sales rep, was tired of writing big checks for tiny apartments. And she wanted to do more with her cash than stash it in a savings account. One night, she and her husband Thure, 28, took a look at their newly combined finances and uncovered a pleasant ...

US Mortgage Rates Edge Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged up after declining in recent weeks. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.46 percent, from 4.45 percent last week. Despite the recent declines, home ...

Frontier Heritage

GERRY — David Smeltzer, president and CEO of Heritage Ministries, announced last month that Homestead Stables, the new $3 million dollar equestrian center on the campus of The Homestead in Gerry was officially open. Smeltzer said the equestrian center will be “a lot of things to a lot of ...

MAST Appoints Dream It Do It Coordinator

Carly Abbate has assumed the dual role of director of Industrial Services for the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier and Chautauqua County coordinator for Dream It Do It Western New York. Abbate has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Gannon University and an ...

US Mortgage Rates Steady

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates held steady this week for the second straight week, sticking at their lowest levels in nine months after six weeks of decline. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged ...

Recessions Are Inevitable, So Be Prepared

Recessions are like natural disasters: They’re inevitable, but smart preparation may reduce the impact on you. The U.S. economy has grown steadily since emerging from the “Great Recession” in June 2009, but expansions can’t continue forever, and this one is already the second-longest ...

Golden Returns

A tax service company in Jamestown has been servicing the community for five decades. Young Tax Service has proudly served Chautauqua County for 50 years and has evolved from a small tax service for farmers to a multi-client affair. All the while, the company also been operated by various ...

Lotus Holistic Center Opens Downtown

The Lotus Holistic Center has opened its doors in the 4th & Pine Professional Building in downtown Jamestown. The center will offer courses in tai chi, reiki and barre, and offers infrared sauna therapy. The center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 15 to celebrate the completion of ...

SBDC Welcomes New Director

Courtney Curatolo is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College. She is looking forward to maximizing the small business development environment within the three county region using her past experiences in both the corporate and nonprofit ...

Buffalo Law Firm Hires City Native

BUFFALO — Berardi Immigration Law is pleased to announce that Zach Ahlstrom has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Prior to this position, Ahlstrom worked as a law clerk on Berardi Immigration’s team. With an understanding of U.S. immigration law and regulations, Ahlstrom will ...

Grand Achievement

Robert and Debra Reedy, a husband and wife who wanted to rent the property at 731 E. Second St. to take care of their own vehicles, unexpectedly began their own automotive detailing business after a resident asked for a car wash. Ten years later, Elite Kreations has expanded its business to ...

Silver Tree Residential Takes Over Six Locations

Silver Tree Residential LLC of Memphis, Tenn., has taken over management of six affordable senior housing properties in Jamestown and Falconer. Included in the September acquisition were Westerberg Tower, located at 145 Chandler St. in Jamestown; Anderson Manor, located at 8 Crane St. in ...

Boutique To Open In Falconer

FALCONER — Less than 12 months after Joyce and Dennis Sheehan opened their first Falconer business, the duo are opening a second shop next door. The two believe small businesses are on the rise, so with two businesses prepared for operation they believe the ventures can find success. The ...

Heritage Ministries Adds Watertown Affiliate Ives Hill

David Smeltzer, president and CEO of Heritage Ministries, and Judith Shean, chair of Ives Hill Retirement Community Inc., announced today that Ives Hill Retirement Community and The Lodge at Ives Hill of Watertown have become affiliates of Heritage Ministries. Ives Hill Retirement Community ...

Pressure Points

A Falconer native is continuing a family medical tradition in Jamestown. Dr. Alex Ognibene recently took over the practice of retired chiropractor Dr. Frank Racitano. Racitano had been operating for 36 years under the name of Chautauqua Chiropractic. Under Dr. Ognibene, the new practice will ...

Spectrum Eyecare Adds New Doctor

Spectrum Eyecare has announced that Dr. Thomas Gullotti will be joining the practice of Dr. Henry Mole, Dr. Christopher Colburn, Dr. James Schultz and Dr. Anna Wohlgemuth on Jan. 1, 2019. Gullotti has owned and operated his optometry practice for 40 years in Jamestown. Spectrum Eyecare is ...

Family Man Starts Plumbing Business

Plumbing runs strong for three generations of the Stone family, and spending more time with his is why Scott Stone has branched out into his own self-made business as a master plumber. Stone Plumbing Co. is a one-man operation courtesy of Scott Stone, who learned much of the business and ...

Just One Word — Plastics

BROCTON — Toyota; GM; Browning and Crossman Knives; Tesla; Great Batch Medical — what do all of these well-known labels have in common? All of them have products manufactured by a 60-year-old thermal injection molding and packaging business, which has remained a constant in Chautauqua ...

Matching Persistence

FALCONER—Rand Machine is under new ownership and has a bright future for Falconer, according to company officials. The new owner is Premier Precision Machining, and while the corporate parent is different, the name of the plant in Falconer will not change. This is the result of recent ...