Chautauqua Business Weekly – July 29

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier
Leverage Community Assets as a Business Practice
How can your business recruit great employees to come here? How can you entice customers and suppliers to visit your business and see exactly what you have to offer? How can your organization encourage regional or national conferences to meet here in Chautauqua County?
The answer to all of these questions is to leverage our extraordinary community assets. Chautauqua County is home to the world renowned Chautauqua Institution and now the National Comedy Center. We are the only place where you will find a center dedicated to the history of former US Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, and a treasure trove of the works of Roger Tory Peterson. Our picturesque Lake Erie shoreline features award winning wineries along a spectacular wine trail. We also offer high quality and easily accessible hotels and conference centers in Dunkirk, Celoron, Clymer, Jamestown, and Mayville. We have educational resources at our fingertips at Jamestown Community College, Jamestown Business College, and the State University College at Fredonia. We have recreational opportunities for all four seasons from golf to skiing. We also have leisure activities from galleries to museums to restaurants too numerous to count.
What does all of this mean for your business or organization? It means opportunity. In its first twelve months the National Comedy Center has worked with a number of local businesses and organizations to help coordinate group tours that bring business people together right here in Chautauqua County. Local businesses that want to showcase their wares have brought vendors and customers here for a solid look at what they have to offer, and to see something special that is only available in our community. Chautauqua Institution offers similar opportunities both within its summer programming season and during the off season.
Economic development doesn’t happen in a vacuum. All of our community assets working together help to make good things happen here, for tourism, for manufacturing, and for all sectors of our economy. If you’re interested in working with one or more of our major attractions for recruiting, conferences, or meetings to host customers or vendors, you can contact them directly by phone or the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau assists with group tours and functions.
We have unique facilities, collections, and architecture that can help to draw a number of your colleagues to our communities. Take advantage of all we have to offer. It makes good business sense.
Enjoy First Friday August 2
The Westfield-Barcelona Community Chamber of Commerce presents First Friday, the first Friday of each month during the summer. The next First Friday is coming up August 2. It is a family-friendly street fair held along Main Street and in Moore Park from 5-8pm. This spectacular evening features live music and entertainment, kids games, wine tastings, food, vendors, and much more. All are welcome!
Jamestown Cruise-In is August 16
Once again this year the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce presents Cruise-In in downtown Jamestown from 5-10pm, Friday, August 16. This fun annual event is a great time for the whole family. Stroll through downtown, view hundreds of vintage and special autos, enjoy live music by the In Crowd, and visit our local businesses and street vendors. Jamestown Cruise-In is sponsored by Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, LiteHouse Auto, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Elegant Edibles Catering, Five Star Bank, and Lake Shore Paving. For more information or to pre-register to display your vehicle in this show, visit our online calendar.
Sign Up by Today to Participate in Silver Creek Yard Sales
Silver Creek area residents are invited to sign up to participate in the 26th Annual Silver Creek Yard Sales, Saturday August 3. The cost is just $10 per sale location, and participants can register at Silver Creek Optical, 41 Main Street, or online. 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. Sales will be held rain or shine!
Chamber Golf Tournament is August 22
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 has been home to the LECOM Health Challenge PGA event for the past four years. 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, and Shults Auto Group. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tom Baressi Scholarship Fund through the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. To register, call the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101 or register online at