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State Designation Is A Feather In The Cap Of Fancher Chair

It’s a nice feather in the cap for Fancher Chair and its employees to see the longtime Falconer company included in New York state’s Historic Business Preservation Registry.

Founded in 1807, the company is one of 100 businesses included in the first round of designations.

Staying in business so long, in a state whose regulations and taxes can take years off a business’ life, is a testament to Fancher Chair’s constant evolution from washing machines to toys to residential furniture to office furniture to, most recently, home office furniture for those working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even now, Fancher Chair finds itself expanding. It’s a success story in a local industry that has seen more than its fair share of horror stories.

It’s wonderful that the state Legislature created a way to honor its business community. It’s only fair that the companies that have found a way to thrive in spite of New York should be honored by New York state.

Fancher Chair deserves to be on this first round of honorees. Kudos to its leadership and employees past and present for turning out quality products year after year and finding a new wave to ride before the old waves wash ashore. Inclusion on the state Historic Business Preservation Registry is a well-deserved honor.

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