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Chautauqua County Chamber Of Commerce

May 17, 2009
Westfield Republican
Last Chance To Register For Gone Fishin Networking?Mixer Grab your lures and fishing pole and get ready to reel in the trophy prize of contacts at the ‘Gone Fishin’ Networking Mixer on Thursday at Tanglewood Manor. Members will have the chance to play games while enjoying tastes of spring time picnic foods. Members will play the ‘Catch and Release’ Networking Game and have the chance to win the grand prize courtesy of Peek’n Peak Resort & Spa — the package includes two rounds of golf with cart on the Lower Golf Course valid any Monday to Thursday! In addition to the grand prize there will be a business card raffle that members can enter to win. Prizes include a Business Card Raffle Grand Prize which is an ad packaged valued at $295, provided by The Maytum Company; win a Wegmans Gift Certificate valued at $25; a Car Care Emergency Kit, courtesy of ADKO; or a pair of tickets valued at $50 to see Political Humorist Mark Russell on August 9 courtesy of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. ‘Gone Fishin’ Networking Mixer is sponsored by Advertising Advantage, DFT Communications, OBSERVER, The Maytum Company, The Post Journal and WJTN/SE93/WKSN/WHUG/WQFX. To register visit Register For Annual 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 opportunity to hear from and ask questions of County Executive Greg Edwards. 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 366-6200 or 484-1101, or register online at Learn the Body Language Of Sales With Janine Driver On Friday, May 29 at The Crown Theatre, Jamestown, N.Y., the Falconer Central School Future Business Leaders of America will host Janine Driver, body language expert, certified business coach and former FOX News radio personality. Janine will teach you how to make body language work for your company. The presentation will be centered on body language for sales strategies and results. The presentation will contain all of the following along with deception detection techniques. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. at The Crown Theatre on Friday, May 29. There are two levels for the cost to attend: Priority Admission Ticket $25.00 and General Admission Ticket $20.00. Visit for more information or to register. WCA Holds Free Speech, Hearing, Swallow Screenings The WCA Hospital Speech & Hearing team will hold FREE Speech, Hearing and Swallow Screenings for individuals two years or older from Monday through Wednesday by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 664-8194. Screenings are conducted to promote awareness of communication disorders and to provide prevention resources when needed. Young Adult Advancement Initiative The Young Adult Advancement Initiative (YAAI) is a program managed by Chautauqua Works designed to provide eligible youth ages 16 to 24 with exposure to the world of work and potential careers. Employer Benefits of participating in YAAI are: Participants wage, worker’s compensation, and unemployment insurance are paid by Chautauqua Works; Can hire the participant at any time; A great opportunity to try out and train potential candidates before they are hired; Provides hands to meet seasonal demand and work special projects; Each youth is assigned a Young Adult Specialist (YAS) to assist the business and to handle any disciplinary issues; The YAS follows the company’s Human Resources policies; and this is an opportunity to invest in your community and build the future workforce. All businesses in Chautauqua County are eligible to participate in the program. The program runs between May and September although youth are placed based on employer’s needs during this time. Hours per week are based on grant funding for the program. Youth can work from part-time up to 35 hours a week. Youth may miss a day of work to fulfill the educational component of the program. No obligation to hire the participant at the end of the program. A placement is not guaranteed at every company. For more information contact Chautauqua Works at 1-877-424-9031 or visit Preparing for the Age Wave — Is Your Organization Ready? Speakers from across the state will be in Chautauqua County on Wednesday discussing the ‘age wave’ and its affect on rural communities. County Executive Gregory J. Edwards, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), Chautauqua County Office for the Aging (OFA), and Chautauqua County Health Network (CCHN) are pleased to present a one-day conference, Preparing for the Age Wave - Is Your Organization Ready? The event will be held at SUNY Fredonia’s Williams Center and seeks to bring human resource professionals, volunteer agency representatives, and business and community leaders together to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities on the horizon in Chautauqua County. The conference is open to the public and anyone interested in attending can access more information at There is no cost, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 664-8445 or emailing


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