Chautauqua Business Weekly – July 1

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier


Chautauqua County Celebrates Independence Day
Independence Day celebrations abound in Chautauqua County! Whether you love a parade, spend the day on the water, or enjoy one of many fireworks displays, there is no better place to spend the 4th of July than right here in Chautauqua County.
The morning kicks off with the Firecracker 10K Run and 2 Mile Run/Walk at 9am at Richard O. Hartley Park in Lakewood, followed by Summerfest featuring street vendors, free sailboat rides from noon-3pm provided by the Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation, live music from 6-10pm, and culminating with lakeside fireworks at 10pm.
The Mayville 4th of July parade steps off at 10am, followed by a day of live music, food vendors, and more at Lakeside Park until 10pm. Chautauqua Lake Pops will feature an Elton John tribute on the Floating Stage docked near the Railroad Depot from 8-10pm, with fireworks at 10pm.
In Findley Lake there’s a boat parade and duck race at 2pm, with live music in the gazebo from 7-10pm and fireworks at 10pm.
Additional fireworks shows on July 4th are at dusk at the Dunkirk City Pier and Memorial Park and at 10pm at Bemus Point. Fireworks in Silver Creek are at dusk on Wednesday, July 3rd at Borrello Park, on Friday, July 5 at Peek’n Peak in Clymer; and at 10pm Saturday, July 6 at Midway State Park in Maple Springs.
The annual flare lighting around Chautauqua Lake is at 10pm, with flare lightings around the Cassadaga Lakes and Findley Lake at 9:30pm.
For a full list of holiday events, visit the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau.


Pro Golf on Tap and its Free for Spectators
Spend a day or more watching some great golf! The LECOM Health Challenge is coming up at Peek’n Peak Resort. The exceptional event is part of the path to the PGA Tour, where golfers compete to win a PGA Tour card. General admission is FREE this year for all spectators this year thanks to a number of sponsors including Innogy Renewable US, Kessel Construction, VisitErie and Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, and Phillips Lytle LLP. So it costs you nothing to attend. The tournament is open to the public with play set to begin at 7:30am each day, Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6. The final round of competition on Saturday includes recognition of US Military Veterans on the 18th Green and concludes with a trophy presentation ceremony. Times are approximate and subject to changes due to weather. The LECOM Health Challenge benefits a number of charities, providing scholarships to the scholarship funds for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Jamestown Community College, as well as Mikey’s Way Foundation. For more information visit You can follow the LECOM Health Challenge on Facebook Twitter and Instagram as well.
Business After Hours Preview at the Fairgrounds is July 11
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 5-6:30pm, Thursday, July 11 at the Fairgrounds on Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Enjoy fair food, beer, and wine slushies all for the price of your admission at $16 for Chamber members or $19 each for prospective members. This Business After Hours event is sponsored by DFT Communications, KeyBank, Lawley Insurance, Media One Radio Group, Nestle Purina PetCare, Northwest Arena, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, and Putnam Record Insurance Agency. Call now to make reservations at 366-6200 or 484-1101 or sign up online now.
Chamber Membership Drive Prize Winners
All of the businesses and organizations that joined the Chamber during our annual spring membership drive were eligible for a prize drawing featuring prizes donated by local businesses. Webb’s Captain’s Table donated two $25 gift certificates which were won by Value Hearing Services in Westfield and Valvo’s Candies in Silver Creek. Beichner Waste Services in Sinclairville won a one night stay at Chautauqua Suites. A second year free Chamber membership with a value of $180 was won by Herbs R 4 U/Sunshine Health & Wellness in Jamestown, and the top prize of a Stay & Golf Getaway Package at Peek’n Peak was won by Support Enterprises, Inc. in Jamestown. Sincere thanks to all of our businesses that donated prizes for this special event and to all those who joined the Chamber during the drive.
Chamber members celebrated the end of the drive with a special Experience Chautauqua Business After Hours cruise on the Chautauqua Belle
Take Advantage of the Early Bird Special for Chamber Golf Tournament
Register now and take advantage of early bird pricing for the 2019 Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament. It will be held Thursday, August 22 at Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, with a shotgun start at 11am. 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 1-7, and you can join fellow Chamber members to enjoy this beautiful and challenging course during the Chamber tournament. The 2019 Chamber Golf Tournament is sponsored by Allied Alarm Services, Bush Industries, Community Bank, DFT Communication, Insurance Management Company, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Lawley Insurance, Jamestown Mattress Company, Koester Associates, National Fuel Gas, National Grid, Nestle Purina PetCare, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, Shults Auto Group and Dahlstrom Roll Form. 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 $20 per player! For more information or to register, call the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101 or register online today.
Silver Creek Yard Sales August 3
The Hanover Community Chamber of Commerce invites one and all to the 26th Annual Silver Creek Yard Sales on Saturday, August 3. Sales will be held rain or shine. The cost to participate is $10 per sale. Participants can register at Silver Creek Optical, 41 Main Street, or online through the Chamber calendar.
All sales registered by 5pm, Monday, July 29 will be listed on a map that will be sold for one dollar at the Village Park in Silver Creek the morning of the sale.