CCB President Applauds NYS Administration’s Report on Performance & Role of Community Banks

CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) President & CEO Sal Marranca welcomed a new study released by Governor Cuomo and State Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky which found that community banks provide most of the loans for small businesses and small farms in New York State. Sal Marranca said “I believe the study reinforces the fact that […]

Smith Earns CPA Designation

Jeremy J. Smith, of Olean, NY, a staff accountant with Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., recently became licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. To obtain this license, Mr. Smith passed the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination, which consists of a four-part, 16 hour exam covering the areas of […]

ICBA Nominates New Officers for 2013-14 CCB President & CEO Elected at ICBA National Convention in March

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the nominees for its 2013-14 executive committee. ICBA’s board of directors will vote on the nominations during the 2013 ICBA National Convention and Techworld, which will be held March 11-15 in Las Vegas. During ICBA’s National Convention, current ICBA Chairman Jeffrey L. Gerhart, president and CEO […]

Education Coalition Forms to Focus on STEM Education

The kick-off meeting of the Dream !t Do!t™ Education Coalition was held October 10 at the Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant. This coalition is a community led initiative of business and community leaders as well as educators committed to developing, implementing and supporting learning in Chautauqua County. The coalition’s initial goal is to develop a […]

Chamber Corner: Dec. 31, 2012

Looking Forward to 2013 and Beyond Written by Todd J. Tranum, President & CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier For the past thirteen years I have had the pleasure and honor to work with a wide variety of businesses and organizations throughout […]

Red Cross Receives Donation for Sandy Relief Efforts

Jamestown, NY – The American Red Cross of Southwestern New York received a donation of $550.00 from Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company recently. The funds, which were raised by the staff and company, will be used to help the relief efforts on the East Coast, which is still recovering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. “We […]

Chautauqua-Kinzua H.O.G. Chapter Donates $500 to Child Cancer Fighter, Naomi Zazquez-Santiago

JAMESTOWN – On Wednesday, December 5, the Chautauqua-Kinzua Harley Owners’ Group (C-K H.O.G.), sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Jamestown, made a $500 donation to Naomi Zazquez-Santiago, a child fighting recurrent Ewing’s Sarcoma, during a benefit held at the Cattaraugus Fire Department. Young Naomi has been given only a month to a month-and-a-half to live and her […]

Chamber of Commerce Announces Len Faulk as Recipient of the Pam Lydic Coalition Builder Award

JAMESTOWN –  The first ever Pam Lydic Coalition Builder Award was presented to Dr. Len Faulk during the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Annual Meeting this Friday, December 7th at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk. The award recognizes an individual in the region who has worked hard to bring groups of people together around […]

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