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Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce June 2018 Base Hits Lead to Wins in Economic Development Written by Todd J. Tranum, President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier
While everyone loves to see a homerun, that’s a rarity. But a series of base hits can be even more effective when it comes to regional economic development. That message was delivered loud and clear during the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundations Local Economic Development Initiative annual summit this past week. Patrick Whalen is currently the director of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute and is the former Chief Operating Officer of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Whalen, who has launched his own successful businesses over the years, admits that he is more of an operator and not a visionary. But he says all of the success of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has been due to a series of smaller steps that transformed the way people function and even their attitudes. “Buy in at the top is critical,” he said. “The BNMC was only successful because the leadership at the University at Buffalo, Kaleida Health, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute were all directly involved in making joint decisions.” It is that high level collaboration, Whalen noted, that makes the most difference when it comes to actually getting things done. These are crucial points for Chautauqua County, even as we work to build off some major new economic drivers in the Dunkirk area with pending development of the Athenex plant, and in the Jamestown area with the National Comedy Center opening just months away. We must continually remind ourselves that those entities do not stand alone in the mix of industrial or tourism related business developments that are making transformative change in our region. It is the support and augmentation of numerous additional businesses and attractions, along with opportunities for lodging, recreation, housing, and a sound education, that will continue to create the type of full and rich lifestyle we want and need to attract a vibrant workforce to our region. Panelists for the follow-up discussion were County Executive George Borrello, Industrial Development Agency Director Mark Geise, SUNY Fredonia Vice President Kevin Kearns, Nate Aldrich, LED Community Economic Development Specialist, Katie Geise of the Workforce Development Board, and private developer Bill Gugino, who is working with the City of Dunkirk now to bring some vitality and passion to new projects along the waterfront. Collaboration is key and we commend all who participated, including the Chautauqua County Education Coalition which changed its meeting location in order to bring its members to the event in a show of community spirit.
Business Over Bagels: Hire and Train Good Employees The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and JCC Continuing Education are proud to present an important topic for the next Business Over Bagels, which will be held Tuesday, June 19 at the JCC North Training Center, 10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk. Trainer Elizabeth Cipolla will present Hire and Train Good Employees, with a focus on building a strong workforce. Businesses know that it takes time and money to find, hire, and train employees. Hiring the right employee is worth the effort, while hiring one who doesn’t work out is a cost to the business. Join us for this morning session that will explore a variety of topics including how to advertise for new employees, how to interview potential candidates, onboarding new employees, how to clearly state job expectations, and more.
Calendar of Chamber and Chamber Member Events 6/1 - 8:30am, Chamber Annual County Executive Breakfast, Moon Brook Country Club 6/1-3 - Fredonia Community Chamber Annual Attic & Seller Days 6/1 - 5-8pm, First Friday, Westfield 6/2 - Shake, Rumble & Roll for Traumatic Brain Injury, 10am start at The Resource Center, Dunham Ave, Jamestown 6/2 - 9am, Bach BBQ, Bake Sale & Basket Auction to support the Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House 6/7 - Laugh Out Loud: A Sneak Peek Comedy Extravaganza, National Comedy Center, Jamestown 6/8 - 4-7pm, Audubon Community Nature Center retirement party for President Ruth Lundin 6/8 - 6-8pm, Art Gala Event at Raymour & Flanigan, see works by artists with disabilities in The Resource Center's Creations Art Program 6/9 - 10am-2pm, 2018 Season opening for the Jamestown Public Market 6/12 - 10am-12noon, Business Plan Workshop, Fredonia Technology Incubator 6/15-17 - Bach and Beyond Festival, 1891 Fredonia Opera House 6/19 - 8:30am, Business Over Bagels: Hire and Train Good Employees, JCC North Training Center, Dunkirk 6/19 - Technology and Manufacturing Expo, Allen Industrial Sales, Falconer
Elizabeth Cipolla has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Bonaventure University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication. Throughout her nearly 20 year career she has served as an experienced organizational behavior and human resources leader within various industries including aerospace, automotive manufacturing and insurance. In her current role as Vice President of Talent Development at Catapult, she partners with executive clients representing numerous industries to cultivate comprehensive organizational development strategies aimed at improving morale, team productivity and overall business sustainability. Business Over Bagels is sponsored by Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, DFT Communications, M & T Bank, OBSERVER, and The Post-Journal. The cost for this training seminar is $25 per person for Chamber member businesses or $30 for non-members. Check-in begins at 8am with a continental breakfast and the program starts at 8:30. To register call Continuing Education at the JCC North Training Center at (716) 363-6590.
Mayville’s Summer Entertainment in the Park Series Schedule The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2018 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series scheduled performances: July 5th – Jackson Rohm (Solo Acoustic) – Rainbow the Clown July 12th – Randy Graham & Brandon Hatch– Rainbow the Clown July 19th – Bill Ward & Amanda Barton - Rainbow the Clown July 26th – Rustic Ramblers (Country) – Rainbow the Clown August 2nd – Shakespeare Performance of As You Like It by Chautauqua Theater Company August 9th – Blue Mule Band (Bluegrass) August 16th – Barbara Jean (Jazz) – Rainbow the Clown August 23rd – The Lake Effect (A Cappella) – Rainbow the Clown August 30th- ‘Come Back Patsy Cline’ Tribute by Pat Cook The concerts are provided free of charge through the generous sponsorship by the Town of Chautauqua and Village of Mayville. All performances will take place at the gazebo at Lakeside Park, located on Route 394 on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, in Mayville NY from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Shakespeare performance will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held in the Carlson Community Center also located at Lakeside Park. Those attending should bring their own seating for the outside performances. A 50/50 drawing will also be held at the musical performances this summer benefiting the Chamber and its work in the community, with the winner receiving half the proceeds at the end of the concert. The Maple Springs Fire Department will again sell BBQ dinners at the performances, as well as the Mayville Fire Department providing popcorn and water on a donation basis, to benefit their respective fire departments. For more information on this long-held concert series, call the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce at (716) 753-3113 or go to our web site at www.mayvillechautauqua.org. Plan on coming to Mayville NY this summer to enjoy some great and diverse performances at scenic Lakeside Park along the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake.
Dunkirk Community Chamber Honors Casale Plumbing & Heating The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce honors a local Chamber member quarterly. This quarter’s recognition goes to Casale Plumbing & Heating, Inc., a heating and
air conditioning contractor serving the Dunkirk, Fredonia, Westfield, Silver Creek, Cassadaga, and Forestville areas. Casale & Company was established in 1919. Their first company vehicles were horse drawn twowheel carts. Lawrence Napieralski, after working for the previous owners for quite some time, purchased Casale & Company in 1989, renaming the business Casale Plumbing, Heating & Air. Owner Lawrence Napieralski is a Licensed Master Plumber with over 35 years experience. The company moved from Central Avenue in Dunkirk to 829 Brigham Road in Dunkirk in 1992. It has continued to be a quality heating, plumbing and air conditioning contractor for over 27 years, offering new installations, replacements, repairs and routine maintenance on furnace and boiler systems, water and sewer lines. They also offer video inspection of sewers. Call to learn more at (716) 366-1700.
First Friday Kicks off in Westfield The summer-long First Friday events begin in downtown Westfield Friday, June 1. These popular events are organized by the Westfield-Barcelona Community Chamber of Commerce and create a street fair each month on Main Street in Westfield, featuring live music, kidâ€™s games, wine, food, vendors, and much more. The event runs from 5-8pm Friday, June 1 and will be held again on the first Friday of July, August, and September. All are welcome! New this year in Westfield-Barcelona: see the Westfield Fish! Dozens of colorful and artistically decorated large fish plaques are on display in and around Westfield and Barcelona throughout the summer. Businesses and individuals purchased the fish and decorated each one individually. See the full map at https://westfieldny.com/doing-business/westfield-fish-2018
Wine With Us Wednesdays at Grape Discovery Center The Grape Discovery Center hosts "Wine With Us Wednesdays," every Wednesday from 4 to 7pm each Wednesday at 8305 West Main Road, Westfield. Lake Erie Wines are available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Craft beer and light snacks are also available, and music is provided. View exhibits and displays of over 150 years of grape-growing along the southeastern shores of Lake Erie in western New York. Call 326-2003 for details.
The Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club Offers Lakeside Luncheons
Give the card that supports local business. Call the Chamber at (716) 366-6200 or (716) 484-1101 to learn more.
On Thursdays and Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club, 43 East Lake Street, Lakewood, offers a fresh and delicious lunch menu right on the shore of Chautauqua Lake. Luncheons are served on the upper patio with a gorgeous view onto the lake. For the first time, the Yacht Club is offering this 14 week lunch-membership as a private club to the Chamber of Commerce members. This lunch membership can be used as a corporate membership as well as for individuals at $120 for the season. Members can bring guests to these luncheons and are also able to book private parties at the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club as well. You can inquire about more details by contacting Christopher Brown at email@example.com or 716-763 5385
Chamber members are always invited to submit news articles and photos for publication in our monthly online VOICE newsletter. Please email written submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 25th of the month for publication the following month.
Brooks-TLC Golf Tournament is August 24 The Brooks-TLC Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, August 24th at scenic Shorewood Country Club, 4958 West Lake Road, Dunkirk. The driving range will open at 10am and the tournament begins with a shotgun start at noon. Sponsorships are available. The cost is $125 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart for every two players, unlimited use of the driving range for two hours (one of which will be staffed by Shorewood’s golf professional, Rich Conwell, offering complimentary driving range instruction and tips); lunch, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner. For more information contact Sheila Walier in Brooks-TLC Community Relations at 3633313 or email@example.com.
Fredonia History Days – Yesterdays of Fredonia This year’s Festivals Fredonia summer festival - Fredonia History Days - theme is “Yesterdays of Fredonia”, with a mission of celebrating Fredonia’s History and Architecture, to inform and share our history in a unique way. This year’s festival is scheduled for Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 2018 Businesses are invited to participate by displaying historical photographs of their storefront or area and by helping to educate and inform residents about the Fredonia’s rich history. We are sure you will be excited to participate and draw attention to your business during the festival. We ask only that you adhere to these common expectations: be open for business, appropriately display historic pictures and the festival poster, storefront décor to fit the history of Fredonia theme, outside sidewalk sale displays, any other appropriate participation. Businesses participating may be featured in the History Days brochure. For more information please contact co-chairs Joanne Mansfield at (716) 679-8975 or Larry Fiorella at (716) 785-7123.
Fredonia Technology Incubator Entrepreneurial Survey The Fredonia Technology Incubator is interested in learning your opinion about a potential entrepreneurial program hosted by the Fredonia Technology Incubator. We strive to provide our clients and the community with most value-added services and need your help. Your input will be maintained confidentially and does not represent a commitment. We welcome all ideas. Please be honest and we thank you for your time. The survey should take less than six minutes to answer all 11 questions. Please visit the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ FTIprogramsurvey
Audubon Welcoming Sponsors for Wild 5K Run/Walk and Butterfly Festival Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Wild 5K Run/ Walk and Monarch Butterfly Festival are opportunities for businesses and individuals to show their community spirit and support nature education. Sponsors who make financial or in-kind contributions or donate gift certificates are recognized in a variety of ways. These range from listings in the program and ACNC website and newsletters to receiving complimentary tickets to an Audubon event of their choosing.
On Saturday, July 28, runners and walkers of all ages race through Audubon’s forests and fields and around pond edges in Audubon’s Wild 5K Run/Walk. Again this year, the race is part of the 2018 Chautauqua Striders/UPMC Chautauqua WCA Runner of the Year Series. Participants who register by Monday, July 16, receive a t-shirt and discounted entry fee. Prizes are awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards are given to the top three finishers in each division for runners and top finisher in each division for walkers. Details and registration are at auduboncnc.org/wild5k. At the Monarch Butterfly Festival on Saturday, August 25, visitors experience an indoor garden filled with free-flying Monarchs, where they can examine Monarch eggs and hold caterpillars. There is so much to do, with kids crafts, great food, photo opportunities with human-sized caterpillar and butterfly cutouts, and more. Scouts and others can even earn a fun patch. Details are at auduboncnc.org/monarchfestival. The evening prior is Monarchs & Margaritas, an adult version of the festival. To learn how you or your business can support these popular events, visit auduboncnc.org/sponsor. For information about volunteering at either event, visit auduboncnc.org/volunteer. Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways. Visit at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa., or online at auduboncnc.org. Photo caption: Individuals, groups, and businesses can get some great publicity by sponsoring either of Audubon Community Nature Center’s two major summer events: the July 28 Wild 5K Run/Walk and the August 25 Monarch Butterfly Festival. Running on Audubon’s trails through beautiful forests and fields is part of the attraction of the Wild 5K.
Fredonia Place Celebrates 15 Years Fredonia Place Assisted Living & Memory Care will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Saturday, June 30, with a community celebration from 10am-6pm. This day-long event will feature refreshments, games for the kids, live music, and a Chinese auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as vendors, food trucks, and more. For more information contact Fredonia Place, 50 Howard Street, Fredonia at (716) 672-0005.
Grow Jamestown Garden Recognition Set for July Jamestown’s front yard gardens have been filling neighborhoods with eye-catching textures and colors. To acknowledge the value that these gardens and their caretakers add
to the city, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is continuing the GROW Jamestown Front Yard Garden Recognition Program for an eighth straight year. “The GROW Jamestown Front Yard Garden Recognition Program is a way to acknowledge home gardeners who contribute to the curb appeal of Jamestown’s neighborhoods—and to encourage all residents to take part in making Jamestown a more beautiful place. This program was created to encourage pride and acknowledge the efforts made by many of the residents of Jamestown. It is not set up as a competition.” said Mary Maxwell, Neighborhood Project Associate at the JRC. This year the survey will return to the summer gardens of Jamestown with an all-time maximum number of signs to disperse – 780! The 12,000 front yards of Jamestown have been divided into 37 sections, with each section containing approximately 325 front yards. 37 volunteer teams will form to complete the garden survey. Each team will be assigned to cover one section of the city, and is comprised of a navigator (the driver), a photographer (to take a photo of the property), and a data entry person to document the process (a list of where the signs were placed). Between Monday, July 9th and Monday, July 30th, each team will survey their section of the city, determine the “norm” for that section, and then decide which front yard gardens they wish to acknowledge and encourage by bestowing a 2018 yard sign. “Attractive gardens take time and effort, but they add tremendously to the appearance of homes and entire neighborhoods,” said Maxwell, noting that the program stems from recommendations in the city’s neighborhood revitalization plan. “It’s a signal that people care about their homes and neighborhoods, and it sends a powerful message to neighbors and visitors,” said Maxwell. The program is a part of GROW Jamestown, a city-wide initiative that promotes gardening as a tool for neighborhood revitalization, healthy living, civic engagement, and the productive reuse of vacant land. Other GROW Jamestown projects include community gardens, an annual Garden Fair and Home Show in the spring, and the Great June Seedling Giveaway. “This year’s program is possible because of over 100 volunteers who will canvass our city to find gardens they wish to recognize. Their interest in devoting time to this project shows the level of enthusiasm that people have for gardening and celebrating Jamestown’s beauty,” said Maxwell. “This project is the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s way to say thank you for the color, character and beauty the residents bring to our wonderful city.” A big thanks also goes out to the volunteers of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for helping to collate and organize the informational materials. At Jamestown Renaissance Corporation we make Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration. For more information on GROW Jamestown and the garden recognition program, visit the JRC website at www.jamestownrenaissance.org. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Mary Maxwell at 489-3493 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MHA Group Celebrates World Wide Knit in Public Day and Jamestown Public Market Opening, Saturday, June 9 Saturday, June 9, not only marks the opening of the Jamestown Public Market, it is also World Wide Knit in Public Day. To celebrate both these events, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County’s (MHA) Knitting for Wellbeing group will be part of the Market’s Opening Day festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its location between Second and Third Streets in downtown Jamestown. Group members will share their love of knitting and its therapeutic value, while staff and board members showcase all the services and collaborations. In February, community volunteers Janet Forbes and Jeanette Moore started the Knitting for Wellbeing group that meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Anyone is welcome to participate and, like all of the MHA’s services and programs, there is no charge. Forbes, an RN who worked in health care and non-profit organizations before her retirement, has been fascinated by the wealth of recent research that confirms the many benefits of knitting - her lifelong passion. Knitting is linked to reducing depression, anxiety, and feelings of loneliness and isolation. While distracting from chronic pain, it increases a sense of wellbeing, accomplishment, and inclusion in society. Knitting provides a portable, easy to learn skill that calms the mind and keeps a person's hands happily occupied while creating beautiful items for oneself or a gift for family and friends. “We have been delighted with the joy that the participants express with learning a new skill that helps them self-calm and focus while knitting beautiful hats, scarves, and baby items. It is such fun to listen to needles clicking as we chat and learn together,” said Forbes. “Knitting with a variety of yarn textures and colors gives knitters an opportunity to express their creativity and enjoy the tactile and visual aspects of fiber arts.” Begun in 2005, World Wide Knit in Public Day is the largest knitter-run event in the world. Last year there were 1,125 Knit-InPublic local events, each put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. Events have been held in 54 different countries including Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States and more. A United Way Partner Organization since 2015, the MHA is located at 31 Water Street, Door 14, in the rear of the Gateway Center. The peer-run organization offers support services to people with substance use disorders and all other forms of mental health diagnosis. The MHA works in collaboration with local treatment providers, other non-profits, community-based partners, and treatment courts to empower individuals in attaining their goals. In an accepting environment, it provides recovery coaching by certified peer specialists as well as support groups and classes.
Anyone with questions or in need of services for themselves or a family member is welcome to call or stop in. Hours are Monday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more about the MHA, call (716) 661-9044 or visit www.mhachautauqua.org or www.facebook.com/ MHAChautauqua. Photo caption: Members of the Mental Health Association’s Knitting for Wellbeing group are looking forward to sharing their new passion on World Wide Knit in Public Day during the Jamestown Public Market’s opening day, Saturday, June 9. Pictured working on their latest projects are group members, from left, Gloria Pacheco, Dan Carson, and Krystina Papaserge.
Cummins enhances Chautauqua County’s manufacturing talent with UB TCIE training By Tracy Puckett, UB TCIE Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant adheres to a “grow from within” philosophy, offering its more than 1,500 employees a cadre of educational opportunities to evolve their skills and better support the plant’s production of diesel and natural gas-powered engines. The five-month Certified Production Technician (CPT) program is certainly another avenue for employees to “keep bread on the table,” in the words of Plant Manager Mike Abbate. It made its Jamestown debut in fall 2016 through the facilitation of University at Buffalo’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), in coordination with the Centers for Continuing Education at Jamestown Community College (JCC). But company leaders also view CPT as a tool to enrich Chautauqua County’s manufacturing base. They are touting the nationally accredited program – which distills the core knowledge required of frontline manufacturing jobs – beyond company walls. Their efforts won endorsement of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier (MAST). They piqued the interest of Jamestown and Chautauqua Lake school districts, which plan to implement the foundational training at the high school level. The reason for Cummins’ outreach is simple, per Human Resources Manager/ Community Involvement Leader Lori Jafarjian: “We need to develop a talent pipeline of qualified candidates.” Abbate has worked at the Western New York Cummins facility for 36 years, the past five as plant manager. He has witnessed a steady change in technology, marked by an accelerated pace in recent years. Equipment, he acknowledges, is important. But it won’t keep the plant open. “It’s going to be the people who make the difference,” he told a recent batch of CPT graduates at a luncheon celebration. Abbate is referring to people such as Richard Digirolamo Jr. and his wife, Laurie, who have a combined 43 years of company
service. Despite decades since being in a formal classroom and personal obstacles, they accepted the CPT challenge. “I’ve been a machine operator my whole time here and back in the old days, we didn’t have many chances for training to better ourselves,” Laurie Digirolamo said. “So a lot of job opportunities slipped away from me. I don’t want that to keep happening.” The program entails online education and assessments paired with classroom learning facilitated by TCIE Director of Operational Excellence Peter Baumgartner. Curriculum focuses on safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing processes and production, and maintenance awareness. CPT materials were created by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a national training, assessment and certification system. Any non-exempt employee with a good performance record is eligible to apply for the program. A new session of 16 candidates begins every six months. “We’re really appreciative of the ability to offer the program through UB and JCC, and that they’re open to continuously improving the instructional material,” Jafarjian said. “And we have received phenomenal feedback about the instructor, Pete. Our employees have really appreciated what he’s taught them and the experience he’s brought to the table.” To date, 46 employees have passed the program’s four assessments to achieve certification. Among them is Kyle Weilacher, a 10-year Cummins veteran. The CPT is helping him navigate an apprentice program for machine repair. He enjoyed learning the mechanics behind an automated system – such as levers, springs and switches – and said the CPT’s format and simulation environment made for an easy grasp of concepts. “It’s actually helped me at home,” he said, referencing material and class discussions about directional valves. “I’ve had to repair a couple (of valves) on my tractor. Now I understand how they work.” Other CPT grads like Kurt Meekins appreciate the terminology they now have in their arsenal, and received a confidence boost when realizing company practices align with industry standards. It has also provided answers for those who question the relevancy of procedures to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Meekins, an engine line cell leader employed at the company for 15 years, is optimistic the certification will qualify him for new job opportunities. Some plant postings now include a preference for candidates who are CPT certified. The CPT also merits extra points in the competitive application process for any of Cummins’ six skilled trades apprentice programs, including the one attended by Weilacher. Targeted at hard-to-fill or highly skilled positions, apprenticeships are registered through the New York State Department of Labor. They consist of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training paired with education from JCC and/or other providers. After approximately four and a half years, successful apprentices emerge with a state journey worker card. Cummins is registering a new skilled trades apprentice program – mechanical engineering technician – to address the complexity of current and future products. Candidates must possess CPT certification. “We want candidates for this apprentice program to demonstrate a base knowledge of manufacturing and the ability to actively engage in an educational program past high school,” Jafarjian said in explaining the CPT criteria. “The CPT provides the
fundamental knowledge to start in the technician field, and also shows initiative and ability to complete a program.” The new apprenticeship launches in fall 2018 or January 2019, with an expected inaugural class of 12. A new group of Cummins employees began the CPT program in January. In February, another six joined the journey as part of a TCIEJCC consortium with enrollees from other organizations. All consortium participants are eligible for a grant from the Workforce Development Institute of Western New York to reduce training costs.
Bellevue University RN To BSN Program Earns CCNE Accreditation Bellevue University, one of the nation’s leaders in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, recently announced that the baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) at Bellevue University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). CCNE is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national and autonomous accreditation agency. CCNE specially approves of the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, and residency programs in nursing. According to University President Dr. Mary Hawkins, “CCNE’s specialized accreditation is an additional stamp of quality on top of our regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission and another sign of the high level of preparation that our students experience.” Dr. Hawkins said the Bellevue University BSN program is unique among other programs in that it allows students to complete their coursework online and fulfill their practicum requirements in their local communities. Dr. Hawkins added that the combination of online coursework and preceptor-supervised practicums offers Registered Nurses who are pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree a greater degree of flexibility than other programs. “CCNE accreditation is an additional endorsement of our program,” said Bellevue University Program Director Dr. Kimberley Meisinger. She added that “graduating from a CCNE-accredited program provides another path for nurse leaders as they build their careers, and pursue opportunities within their healthcare organizations and within the nursing and nursing education professions.” The Bellevue University program has long been one of the nation’s few dedicated to creating nursing leaders. According to a report from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), that is increasingly important because of the convergence of an aging population and the absence of an adequate nursing pipeline. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the job outlook for nurses is growing at a rate of 19 percent, which will result in approximately half a million new nursing openings by 2022. According to Dr. Meisinger, CCNE accreditation further promotes Bellevue University’s mission. “Employers know our graduates possess the skills needed to fulfill roles today and into tomorrow,” she said. Dr. Meisinger added, “Our nurse leaders bring skills and dedication to an ever-growing and challenging field and CCNE accreditation recognizes the talent and dedication our students, faculty and graduates possess.” If you are interested in learning more about Bellevue University’s RN to BSN program, please contact local Relationship Manager, Kerri Brown, at 716.338.1400 .
Chautauqua County Dairy Industry Celebrates New Dairy Princess Crowned and Local Farm Family Recognized for 15 Year Dairy of Distinction By Heather Gregory, Chautauqua County Dairy Promotion Committee Chair and Lisa Kempisty, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Dairy Educator
A lakeside view at Carlson Community Center in Mayville set the stage for the coronation of the 2018-2019 Chautauqua County Dairy Princess and Dairy of Distinction Awards Program. Ashley Haskins of Kennedy has earned the Dairy Princess title, with Sophia Woodis of Mayville chosen to serve as her alternate. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County also presented a 15 Year Dairy of Distinction award to Dennis, Lorrie and Jeff Emke of Pickup Hill Road in Cherry Creek. The Emke Family milk 40 dairy cows at their well-maintained, attractive dairy farm, producing high quality, nutritious milk for consumers to enjoy. The Chautauqua County Dairy Princess Pageant and Dairy of Distinction Awards Program is an annual event, held in conjunction with the national June Dairy Month celebrations. The event was attended by a small crowd of the local dairy industry’s distinguished representatives. Chautauqua County’s new Dairy Princess, Ashley Haskins is the 16-year-old daughter of Jodelle Rice and William Haskins. She is the granddaughter of Lewis and Myrna Rice of Ellington. Forty registered Holsteins are milked and cared for on their 300acre farm; where Ashley is an integral part of the daily operations. In the fall, Ashley will be a senior at Falconer Central School. She is secretary of her FFA chapter, a member of the Wild Oats 4-H club, and part of the 4-H dairy judging team. Ashley is also involved in the Chautauqua County Junior Holstein Club. She has been active in the dairy princess program for four years, and served as the alternate dairy princess last year. As dairy princess, Ashley hopes to share her knowledge of the dairy industry with anyone who would like to meet her. The new Alternate Dairy Princess, Sophia Woodis is the 16year-old daughter of Mike and Heather Woodis, of Dewittville. Her family cares for 750 registered Jerseys and Holsteins on their 1,800 acre dairy farm. Sophie is a sophomore at Chautauqua Lake Central School. She plays varsity volleyball and softball; serves as an acolyte and Eucharistic Minister in her church, and plays trumpet in the high school band. She is active in the 4-H dairy project, and enjoys working with younger 4-H youth as a senior dairy buddy. Sophia has been involved in the dairy promotion program as an ambassador for five years. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, catered by Debbie Stearns of Classic Occasions. Kendra Lamb of Batavia emceed the event. Lamb is a passionate advocate of the dairy industry and partner in Lamb Farms of Oakfield, New York. She spoke on the importance of famers sharing their real-world experience of
farming with the public “because if you don’t tell your story, others will tell it for you, and their version is often not true.” Assisting this year’s dairy princess and alternate in promoting milk and dairy products are 14 dairy ambassadors including: Anastasia Frederes, daughter of Thomas and Karen Frederes of Falconer; Autumn Gregory, daughter of David and Heather Gregory of Forestville; Kelsie Jackson, daughter of Doug and Molly Hotchkiss of Clymer; Tesika Kilmer, daughter of RoJan Kilmer and Andrew Ostrom of Kennedy, and Aaron Kilmer of Orchard Park; Katelyn Miller, daughter of Jeff and Jennifer Miller of Cherry Creek; LynnDee Nagel, daughter of Gwen and Jason Nagel; Miranda Nickerson, daughter of Bart and Julie Nickerson, of Corry, PA; Sadie Steward, daughter of Ken and Lori Steward of Kennedy; Leighanne Swan, daughter of Jason and Jamie Swan; Carlie Ward, daughter of Jennifer Giles and Jon Ward, of South Dayton; Erma Jean Wolcott, daughter of Greg and Kathy Wolcott of Mayville; Ella Woodis, daughter of Chris Woodis and Erin Allard of Mayville; and Evangeline and Lily Woodis, daughters of Michael and Heather Woodis of Dewittville. Every year, the Chautauqua County Dairy Princess is available to speak to school groups and any area organization that would like her to attend their event or meeting. The court is happy to participate in area parades, and especially enjoys serving chocolate milk to athletes at sporting events as part of their “Refuel with Chocolate Milk” campaign. Ashley and her court looks forward to serving the Chautauqua County area this year! Please contact the committee at email@example.com or call Heather Woodis, Booking Chair, at 716-753-2112 for more information. The Chautauqua County Dairy Princess Program is made possible through the support of the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council: the local planning and management organization funded by dairy farmer check-off dollars. The Dairy of Distinction Program recognizes attractive dairy farms which gives consumers greater confidence in the wholesomeness of milk, stimulates milk sales, and encourages public support for the dairy industry. The program recognizes many of the attractive dairy farms throughout New York and honors the dairy farm families who work hard maintaining wellkept, attractive dairies. The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCEChautauqua) in line with the County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Photo caption: The newly crowned 2018 -2019 Chautauqua County Dairy Princess, Ashley Haskins – seated right, and her Court look forward to representing our area dairy farmers and promoting the nutritional value of milk and dairy products to local consumers. Photo caption: Dennis Emke and his son Jeff from Cherry Creek, NY proudly accepting their family’s 15 Year Dairy of Distinction award for their efforts in maintaining an attractive farmstead, with Ashley Haskins, Chautauqua County Dairy Princess, displaying their colorful 15 Year Dairy of Distinction sign.
Jamestown Renaissance Corporation Announces June Public Event for Urban Design Plan The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) will host another event to garner input on an Urban Design Plan for the city. The public is invited to attend an evening presentation on Wednesday June 13th, from 5:30-7:00 pm. The presentation will be held at Venue 31, located at 31 North Main Street in downtown Jamestown. Food will be served. Attendees will hear from Goody Clancy, an award winning planning firm out of Boston, MA. The group was responsible for the original Urban Design Plan that was completed in 2006 and has been hired by JRC to lead this project which is an update to the first plan. The presentation will reveal what the consultants have learned from the first public meetings held last month and give an overview of the framework for the final product. It is an opportunity for people to give ideas and feedback that will help guide the planning document. By voicing your opinions, you will have input on how downtown Jamestown will evolve over the next ten years. "We hope you will join us on June 13th to share your ideas and hear about the progress being made on this important project for Jamestown," said Lisa Hatch, JRC Executive Director. Goody Clancy has been working closely with JRC staff and community stakeholders since January to establish a steering committee and hold a variety of interviews, working to align stakeholders under a shared vision and strategy for downtown Jamestown. A digital version of the 2006 Urban Design Plan can be viewed at: www.jamestownrenaissance.org/downtown/. For more information on Goody Clancy, visit www.goodyclancy.com. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is a public-private partnership supporting downtown and neighborhood revitalization through stakeholder engagement, innovation, and reinvestment in the greater Jamestown, New York, area. We are making Jamestown better through inspiration, action and celebration.
Jamestown Public Market Opens June 9 The Jamestown Public Market is excited for a fun, vibrant and community focused 2018 season! Continuing on Saturdays along Cherry street between Second and Third streets in downtown Jamestown, the Public Market will
run later in the day this season, open from 10am to 2 pm. A recent recipient of the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant, the public market is once again partnering with Univera Healthcare to sponsor a variety of fun and unique events. Public Market Manager Linnea Carlson is thrilled to be a part of the market’s ‘renaissance’ season. “We are excited to utilize the funding we were fortunate to receive through the USDA, and our sponsorship partners, to expand our programming and educational opportunities. The past four months have been spent planning an exciting season dedicated to our local community. Our 2018 lineup includes LEGO STEM activities, a community pig roast, local wine and craft brew tastings, a soup contest, and our annual 1k Kids Run. We want the Public Market to be so much more than a retail venue, but rather a celebration of our farmers and a gathering space for community members of all ages and interests.” Located along the Pearl City Arts building, the market is proud to highlight local food, wellness, and retail related businesses. “The community has really come together to create an exciting market event each Saturday. Local business owners have been nothing but supportive, and we hope to continue to showcase all that downtown Jamestown has to offer. We need individuals and families to attend each week, shop local and support our community,” said Carlson. The Jamestown Public Market will feature free live entertainment from local musicians and community groups, along with outdoor seating and prepared food offerings. The market has also partnered with various community organizations to highlight local programs. Organizations that will be offering activities and information throughout the season include the YWCA, the Chautauqua ASPCA, the Audubon Community Nature Center, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, New Directions Youth and Family Services, Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Coalition (CASAC) and JamestownNY Rocks. In addition to community organization spotlights, the 2018 market will also premiere the Jamestown Public Market ‘SPROUTS’ Club, free weekly children’s activities and educational opportunities. Sponsored by Jamestown Pediatric Associates, all children who participate in market activities will receive a $2 voucher that can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Children won’t be the only ones who have the chance to learn while at the market; cooking demonstrations featuring market products will be featured, hosted by passionate ‘foodies’ of the area. Eat Smart NY will also continue to offer community food tastings. Opening day events include a 10:30 children’s story-time, celebration of ‘World Knitting in Public Day’ in partnership with the Mental Health Association’s Knitting for Wellbeing Group, and live music by Russel & Hamels. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 11 AM to celebrate the market’s USDA funding. Chautauqua County Executive George Borello and Senator Cathy Young plan to be in attendance. Events and programming scheduled for the 2018 season have been based on community feedback and an effort to expand market offerings. Featured vendors include Abers Acres, Scott’s
Farm & Greenhouse, Hidden Valley Produce, Alpacaville, Becki’s Bakery, Eden’s Herbs, The Biodome Project, Gardens of Eternity, and For Peate’s Sake Homestead. The market continues to offer organic produce, locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally raised meat products, artisan goods, homemade baked goods, local honey, handmade soap products and much more. The Jamestown Public Market accepts EBT, credit and debit. More information on nutrition benefits can be found at the Market information tent. For those interested in vending, contact Carlson at 716-489-3497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on all market events visit jamestownrenaissance.org or the Jamestown Public Market Facebook page.
Free CASAC Parenting Program at Mental Health Association Begins June 6 Parenting today is a serious challenge. “Active Parenting” is a program that helps parents of children ages 5 to 12 learn the skills to achieve a full and satisfying family life and to help their children achieve greater happiness and success. Thanks to a partnership between the Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) and the Mental Health Association (MHA) and a grant from the Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant, this video and discussion workshop is being offered free in Jamestown. Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services at CASAC, will present the sixsession program from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27, and July 11 and 18, 2018. Classes will be held at the MHA in the Gateway Center, 31 Water Street, Door 14, Suite 7, in Jamestown. The workshop will show you effective ways to: Use nonviolent discipline that really works Open up lines of communication – before they get clogged Teach responsibility, courage, and other important character traits Encourage school success in seven steps Prevent future problems with drugs, alcohol, and sex Defuse power struggles with your children Stimulate independence as your child grows older Stop scolding and start smiling with your kids again! Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For information and to register, contact Kathleen Colby at (716) 6643608 or email@example.com. Photo caption: It is not easy to be a parent today. Beginning Wednesday, June 6, Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services at the Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council, will present “Active Parenting.” The six-session program presented at the Mental Health Association is free and will give you skills to achieve a fuller, more satisfying family life.
Audubon Honoring Retiring President Ruth Lundin with Reception on Friday, June 8 Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) invites the community to join them at a reception honoring retiring president Ruth Lundin. “Ruth’s Retirement Party” will be at the Nature Center on Friday, June 8. Appetizers and beverages will be served 4-5 p.m. Anyone who would like to say a few words may do so at the 5-6 p.m. speaking session. The 6-7 p.m. hour is open to mingling, chatting, and visiting with the honoree. Walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org. During her 19 years at ACNC Lundin welcomed in dramatic change, from the acquisition of a Bald Eagle to the expansion of school programs into Warren County, Pa. Most recently, she spearheaded the effort to change the name to Audubon Community Nature Center, working to make it welcoming to all and to open the door to a new and vibrant future. At Audubon’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Night, Lundin was presented with the Chairman’s Award for her unflagging support of all things Audubon. This award is presented annually to a person or organization that has demonstrated exemplary service in nature education. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the national Association of Nature Center Administrators, including a term as president, Lundin served for 10 years on the board of the Audubon Council of New York State, three years as Vice Chair, and five as Secretary. She was recently presented with the Council’s highest affiliate honor, the prestigious Norman I. Stotz Award that recognizes the Audubon New York member who best demonstrates extraordinary leadership on behalf of the Audubon Society in broad-based state-wide, regional and local contexts, and their contributions to the environmental cause. Those who wish to recognize Ruth’s service to the community can do so with a gift to The Ruth Lundin Environmental Internship Endowment Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Gifts can be made online at crcfonline.org, by calling the Foundation at (716) 661-3390, or by mailing a check with the name of the fund in the memo line to 418 Spring Street, Jamestown, NY 14701. Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa., Audubon Community Nature Center has more than five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building, open daily, houses the Blue Heron Gift Shop and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable Bald Eagle, in her outdoor habitat. To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit auduboncnc.org. Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand
the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways. Photo caption: Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) invites the community to join them in honoring retiring President Ruth Lundin at “Ruth’s Retirement Party” on Friday, June 8, 4-7 p.m., at the Nature Center. Those who wish to recognize Ruth’s service to the community can also do so with a gift to The Ruth Lundin Environmental Internship Endowment Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
Master Gardeners June Evening in the Garden By Peg Hite, Master Gardener Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardener Volunteers welcome everyone to their June Evening in the Garden to be held at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown on Wednesday, June 20th at 6pm. Have you ever thought that your garden looked like it was hit by a bomb? At June's Evening in the Garden Master Gardener, Mary Erlandson, will teach us how to make Guerilla garden bombs. In the US, Guerilla gardening began in urban settings as a means of introducing seeds into abandoned, overgrown lots, but has now morphed into a conservation tool utilized by many civic-minded groups all over the US. Milkweed bombs have been thrown in Tennessee to encourage needed habitat for Monarch butterflies. In Texas, wildflower and grasses have been "bombed" to re-establish growth in areas devastated by prairie fires. Children in schools and at parties have loved learning the technique of making and using seed bombs. At our June EIG, participants will learn the formulas and procedure for making the seed bombs and have the opportunity to take some home. In addition, Master Gardeners will also discuss pollinators and pollinator gardens. Our third topic will be growing and establishing an asparagus bed, how to get the plants established and then maintained. As usual, soil samples will be tested for pH if you bring a small amount of dry soil. The Evening in the Garden will proceed, rain or shine, and we look forward to seeing you in the demonstration garden. The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and
national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Chautauqua PT & OT Offers Free Workshops Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy Presents a free workshop: Don’t Let Back Pain Get in the Way, on Wednesday, June 13 from 4-5pm in the conference room at the Turner Community Center, Chautauqua. This event will be led by Jacob McBride, MPT, Senior Physical Therapist. No prescription, no problem. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to (716) 488-2322. Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy presents a free workshop: Your Aging Spine; Focus on Prevention, on Thursday, June 14 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Riverwalk Center, 15 South Main Street, Jamestown. This event will feature Michael Geraci, Jr. MD, PT, Medical Director and Owner of Geraci Spine & Sports Medicine. Dr. Geraci is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sports medicine. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spine, musculoskeletal and sports injuries and offers manual medicine and functional exercises as well as fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided injections. Seating is limited. Please reserve your space now by calling (716) 488-2322.
Fredonia Opera House Presents 23rd Annual Bach & Beyond Festival The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 23rd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 1517. Under Artistic Director Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral music of 17th and 18th century Baroque composers. While the music of J.S. Bach is the foundation of the Festival, performances also often feature music by familiar composers such as Vivaldi and Handel. The “Beyond” in the Festival’s name refers to the inclusion of works of other lesser-known (and some present -day) composers who are artistically linked to the more familiar superstars. This year’s program focuses more on the “Beyond” aspect and includes a few interesting highlights. “Our Saturday concert features the popular and beloved work The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, a contemporary of Bach” notes Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis. “It also features a ‘lost’ piece by Henry Purcell that has been reconstructed by our own Maestro Cooper.” The “lost” piece is the Prologue to the Purcell opera Dido and Aeneas, says Davis. A monumental work in Baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas is remembered as one of Purcell’s foremost theatrical works and his only all-sung dramatic work. Originally written as an opera with prologue and three acts, no score written in Purcell’s handwriting exists today. The earliest existing score was copied no earlier than 1750, more than 60 years after its composition.
The division of the score into its original acts and the music to the Prologue were not recorded and are lost. Cooper, however, has reconstructed and composed a Prologue based on the opera’s existing music and Purcell’s influence. “Sunday’s performance includes a special complement to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons,” adds Davis, “with the inclusion of Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires as well as a special surprise.” The weekend’s program of concerts kicks off on Friday with Mozart’s beautiful Sinfonia Concertante. In addition to accomplished area musicians, Cooper brings to the Festival top musicians from throughout North America and abroad who are specialists in and passionate about Baroque performance. Many are Festival veterans; and in addition to Cooper, at the conclusion of this year’s performances, two musicians – Oboist Cheryl Bishkoff and Cellist Bryan Eckenrode – will have participated in all 23 Festivals.The Festival’s three concerts are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 17, at 3 p.m. Special 30-minute preconcert discussions will begin an hour before each concert in the theatre. Admission to the pre-concert discussions is free to concert ticket holders. Complete concert programs are listed on the Opera House web site at www.fredopera.org. Tickets are $20 reserved seating for each concert; student tickets are $10. A subscription to all three concerts is available for $51 and includes tickets to four special subscriber-only receptions. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-6791891, Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. They also may be purchased anytime online at www.fredopera.org. The Bach & Beyond Festival is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Founding Festival Benefactors are Carol & Jim Boltz. Festival Sponsors are June & Barry Dietrich, and W. Stanley Hooper with the Hooper Family Foundation. Concert Sponsors are Minda Rae Amiran and Evans & Evans Law Offices. Support also comes from the Gloria Garretson Memorial Fund. The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported notfor-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. A complete schedule of Opera House events is available at www.fredopera.org. Photo Caption ): Artistic Director Maestro Grant Cooper will lead the 23rd annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival, June 15-17, at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.
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VOICE newsletter of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, June 2018