Girton’s Flowers and Gifts

“We don’t sell flowers, we sell emotion,” Susan Carlson, owner of Girton’s Flowers and Gifts says. She sits surrounded by flowers and decorations, sunlight pouring through the large windows in the front of the shop. “They’ve done studies that show just having flowers in your office makes people happy,” Susan says. She does her best […]

ROBO Enterprises

Contributing Writer Katrina Fuller Laughter and joy abound on this happiest occasion; a crowd of people gather outside the building and bustle out from inside, arms loaded with prizes, hot dogs and more. A large banner drapes against the wall, bathed in sunlight. “Happy 50th Anniversary ROBO!” it proclaims, celebrating a well-earned milestone in ROBO Enterprises […]

Crossett Inc.

Article by Walt Pickut A trucking company is more than trucks, according to Alex Kedie, president and CEO of Crossett, Inc., in Warren, PA. “It takes outstanding people to make it run, and that’s what we have,” Kedie added with obvious pride. Warren is home to Crossett’s world headquarters, serving the Northeastern United States and […]

Mike’s Nursery

Article by Katrina Fuller Bountiful hanging baskets cling to rafters overhead, providing a whimsical canopy of color over the cashier’s station. Winding walkways lead through a vast array of plants, from vegetable flats to leafy trees and more. Wandering through the sanctuary of greenery, visitors murmur in delight, discovering new and beautiful things with each […]

Pike’s Auto Repair and Detailing

Article by Walt Pickut “Make your car happy. Drive on in to Pike’s.” That’s the sign on the front of the Pike’s Auto Repair & Detailing garage on Route 474 in Ashville, New York. It’s pretty clear there are a lot of happy cars in Chautauqua County, thanks to Josh Pike, the owner and chief […]

Wild Wind Chimney Services & Signature Fireplaces by Sivak

Article Contributed by Katrina Fuller Nestled within the winding roads and rolling hills between New York and Pennsylvania, a warm hearth resides. A luxurious showroom, packed full of beautiful and functional fireplaces, stoves, and more holds more than meets the eye: the warmth of caring. The owners, Amy and Sam Sivak, dedicate their hours to […]

Ace Onieda Lumber / Onieda Hearth and Hot Tubs

Article Contributed by Katrina Fuller   The lumber yard is bustling with contractors and do-it-yourself home owners alike, procuring quality lumber at excellent prices. Entering the store, patrons are greeted by aisles chocked full of potential projects, from fixtures and gardening supplies to lighting and more. Further down the corridor, a small hallway opens into […]

Beichner Waste Services, INC.

Article Contributed by Katrina Fuller   Hearty trucks trundle through the deserted streets, working swiftly under the cover of darkness. In the quiet evening hours, these trucks hum and rumble their way from destination to destination, set with an important task that is seldom thought of. Large containers of garbage and recycling wait to be […]

Jamestown Mattress – A History of Customized Comfort

“Once we could have sold you a mattress for $2.00,” Jim Pullan, Jr. told an audience of local business leaders recently. “It came stuffed with sea grass or horsehair with a cover woven from the same material. For $2.50 you could get it covered in softer cotton or wool. That, of course, was in 1886.” […]