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Chautauqua County Chamber Of Commerce

May 3, 2009
Westfield Republican
Registration Open For County Executive?Breakfast The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will convene its annual County Executive Breakfast on Friday, May 29, 2009 at the Williams Center on the SUNY Fredonia campus. Chamber members will once again be provided an audience with County Executive Greg Edwards. The main focus of the County Executive Breakfast is to shed light on the questions and concerns submitted by the business community. The Chamber is soliciting question submissions from registrants and will be collecting questions at the event itself. “An open dialogue between County Executive Edwards and the Chamber is important and we appreciate his participation in this forum,” said Todd Tranum, Chamber President/CEO. “This is a great opportunity for the business community to share questions and concerns and identify their critical issues. This is also an opportunity hear about the County Executives key initiatives to support business.” “I am again honored to host this year’s Annual County Executive’s Breakfast. The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has helped provide a host of businesses the opportunity to grow, and they have been instrumental in making Chautauqua County a place where businesses can succeed. I would ask business leaders from across the County to attend, so that I may answer any questions they might have,” said Greg Edwards, County Executive. Advance reservations are requested and an admission fee will be charged. Check-in for the event begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by a sit-down breakfast and program at 8:30 a.m. The County Executive Breakfast is sponsored by Advertising Advantage, Chautauqua Institution, Cummins, Inc., DFT Communications, Jamestown Community College, Nestle Purina, NRG Dunkirk Power, OBSERSVER, Phillips Lytle, LLP, Post-Journal, Serta Mattress, SKF Aeroengine, Southern Tier Environments for Living, The Maytum Company and WJTN/WWSE/WKSN/WHUG/WQFX. For more information or to register, contact the Chamber at 716-366-6200 or 716-484-1101, or register online at Safety And Health Roundtable Series Begins May 13 The Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association are conducting a series of Safety and Health Roundtables. On Wednesday, May 13, the first in the series will be on the topic of Bloodborne Pathogens. In March 1992, OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030 took effect. This standard was designed to prevent more than 200 deaths and 9,000 bloodborne infections every year. While the standard was primarily aimed at hospitals, funeral homes, nursing homes, clinics, law enforcement agencies, emergency responders, and HIV/HBV research laboratories, anyone who can “reasonably expect to come in contact with blood or potentially infectious materials” as part of their job is covered by the standard. This Safety Roundtable is designed to provide a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of their transmission, methods of prevention, and other pertinent information. The Bloodborne Pathogens roundtable will be held at the Manufacturing Technology Institute (MTI), Jamestown, NY. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. and program to follow at 12:00 p.m. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Checks made payable to MAST. To register for this event visit Upcoming Safety & Health Roundtables Topics: ¯ Respiratory protection, indoor air quality and air contaminants ¯ Scaffolding general requirements, fall protection and use of ladders ¯ Electrical Safety, lock out, general machine safety and electrical systems Community, County Chamber Hosting Local Business Forum At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 at the Fredonia High School auditorium, a discussion forum will be held to focus on hearing the issues and concerns of local business. The forum is being presented by the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. The forum is geared toward Fredonia’s local businesses to offer them an opportunity to discuss and share ideas and concerns within the local business community. The forum will include a presentation on the Main Street Revitalization program model. Lee Harkness, Executive Director for the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation will present information on the Main Street model during the forum. All businesses in the Fredonia region are strongly encouraged to attend. Questions can be directed to the Fredonia Chamber at 679-1565 or via email Business Council Annual State Taxation Conference Set The Business Council of New York State, Inc. will hold its annual conference on State Taxation May 13- 15 at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs. Registration is still available. Honorable Liz Krueger, Chair, Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform and the Honorable Robert Megna, Commissioner New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, will be the keynote speakers on Thursday, May 14. The Council has sponsored this conference since 1984 and it has become the foremost event of its kind. The session is conducted in cooperation with the state Department of Taxation and Finance to give business tax professionals the opportunity to network with experts who write and implement state tax law. The agenda includes formal presentations on technical aspects and changes in tax law and ample opportunities for networking. Discussions are led by staff from the Department of Taxation and Finance, Business Council staff, as well as representatives of the Real Property Tax Commission and tax professionals from Hodgson Russ LLP, the Council on State Taxation (COST) and the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal. The conference is sponsored by: FTI Consulting Global; Green & Seifter, Attorneys, PLLC; Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Hodgson Russ LLP Attorneys; Jefferson Well; and Ryan. Visit the BCNYS website at for a detailed agenda and online registration.


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