Technology, Manufacturing Expo Set For June 19


The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier is proud to continue to partner with Allen Industrial Sales to present the Technology and Manufacturing Expo, which will be held June 19 at Allen Industrial Sales, 35 Anderson Avenue, Falconer.

The event will highlight new technology in manufacturing, including 3D printing, 3D scanning and 3D Computer Aided Design. It will include a wide variety of manufacturing-related vendors showcasing safety, automation, tooling, hydraulic and pneumatic technologies and customized machine building. This year’s event will also feature a presentation by Stratasys pertaining to 3D printing with metals.

This year’s expo is being expanded to invite manufacturers to showcase products, highlight opportunities and enhance opportunities to reinforce the importance of buying from regional suppliers. This is a great opportunity to showcase your company, network with other manufacturers in the region, build your supply chain and identify new customers.

Manufacturers, vendors and educators are all welcome to attend. The Technology & Manufacturing Expo is a production of Allen Industrial Sales and the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier. For more information or to register, please contact Steve Myers at Allen Industrial Sales at (716) 581-0321.



The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and JCC Continuing Education are proud to present an important topic for the next Business Over Bagels, which will be held Tuesday, June 19, at the JCC North Training Center, 10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk. Trainer Elizabeth Cipolla will present Hire and Train Good Employees, with a focus on building a strong workforce. Businesses know that it takes time and money to find, hire and train employees. Hiring the right employee is worth the effort, while hiring one who doesn’t work out is a cost to the business. Join us for this morning session that will explore a variety of topics including how to advertise for new employees, how to interview potential candidates, onboarding new employees, how to clearly state job expectations and more.

Elizabeth Cipolla has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Bonaventure University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication. Throughout her nearly 20-year career, she has served as an experienced organizational behavior and human resources leader within various industries including aerospace, automotive manufacturing and insurance. In her current role as Vice President of Talent Development at Catapult, she partners with executive clients representing numerous industries to cultivate comprehensive organizational development strategies aimed at improving morale, team productivity and overall business sustainability.

Business Over Bagels is sponsored by Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, DFT Communications, Jamestown Awning, M&T Bank, OBSERVER, and The Post-Journal. The cost for this training seminar is $25 per person for Chamber member businesses or $30 for non-members. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast and the program starts at 8:30. To register call JCC Continuing Education at the JCC North Training Center at (716) 363-6500.



The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce and Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce jointly invite you to attend our popular annual networking preview at the County Fairgrounds. This Business After Hours event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 12, at the Fairgrounds on Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Enjoy fair food, beer, and wine slushies all for the price of your admission at $15 for Chamber members or $18 each for prospective members. This Business After Hours event is sponsored by David Snow State Farm Agent, DFT Communications, Jamestown Jammers, KeyBank, Lawley Insurance, Nestle Purina PetCare, Northwest Arena, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, Putnam Record Insurance Agency, and WJTN/WWSE/WKSN/WHUG/WQFX. Call now to make reservations at 366-6200 or 484-1101 or sign up online at



Register now and take advantage of early bird pricing for the 2018 Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament. It will be held Thursday, August 16 at Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

You can play where the pros play! The beautiful upper course at Peek’n Peak is home to the LECOM Health Challenge PGA event coming up July 5-8, and you can join fellow Chamber members to enjoy this beautiful and challenging course during the Chamber tournament. It’s a championship caliber, par-72 course, measuring 7,061 yards from the gold tees, with bent grass greens, fairways and tees for optimum playing conditions. Its unique terrain and natural features, including rolling hills, deep sand bunkers, panoramic views and mature woods, create a spectacular atmosphere and beauty that is unrivaled.

Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Lunch is served on the course. As soon as players are finished they are invited to move to a buffet dinner with a cash bar and prizes. The award presentation will begin during dinner as soon as the results are tabulated.

The 2018 Chamber Golf Tournament is sponsored by DFT Communications, Bush Industries, Community Bank, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, Jamestown Mattress Company, Koester Associates, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Lawley Insurance, Lynn Development, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, National Grid, Nestle Purina PetCare, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal and Shults Auto Group. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tom Baressi Scholarship Fund through the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.

Sign up by July 12 to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration price and save $25 per player! For more information or to register, call the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101 or register online at