The Marvin Community House and Fenton History Center Recognized for Partnership During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Chautauqua County Office of the County Executive
The Marvin Community House and Fenton History Center in Jamestown, N.Y. were recently recognized for demonstrating exemplary customer service and safety through their partnership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These community venues were recognized during the Chautauqua County Legislature’s April 28, 2021 meeting for their partnership to provide meals and a safe tour experience to their membership, and later the community.
The businesses received a certificate of recognition from Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and Legislature Chairman Pierre Chagnon.
“The Marvin House and Fenton History Center were selected for the cleaning and safety protocols implemented as their partnership program launched,” said Andrew Nixon, President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau. “It is wonderful to see these community organizations team up to provide a safe opportunity for the community to pick up a meal and learn about our area’s rich history.”
“These organizations have done a tremendous job putting safety of their members and the community first,” said Bill Ward, Legislator, R-Mayville. “Not only did they ensure normal safety and sanitary measures, they used technology to launch a new way of showcasing our local history.”
The Marvin Community House and Fenton History Center were recognized through the Chautauqua County Hospitality Business Recognition Program, which allows the public to nominate tourism or hospitality businesses in Chautauqua County who they believe have done a great job of balancing their customer service and product delivery with customer and employee safety. The program is made possible through the collaboration of Chautauqua County, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, and Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau.
“I congratulate The Marvin Community House and Fenton History Center for all of their hard work and exemplary service,” said Wendel. “The Marvin House identified an early need to provide a safe option for members to pick up a meal. Later opening this service to the community, they teamed up with the Fenton History Center to offer tours using technology and made safety a priority throughout.”
The Chautauqua County Hospitality Business Recognition Program will also honor other businesses with this monthly offering. To nominate a tourism or hospitality business in Chautauqua County, please visit https://www.tourchautauqua.com/about/tourism-resources.