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Chautauqua County Chamber Of Commerce

May 24, 2009
Westfield Republican
Business-Over-Bagels Planned For June 10 The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present ‘Building your Business in a Challenging Economy’. This event provides existing small business owners with access to insight and practical recommendation from the leaders of: ¯ US Buffalo Small Business Administration ¯ Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College ¯ SUNY Fredonia Incubator Small business owners with concerns about recent economic downturn and its effect on their bottom line are invited to attend and learn about ways to market, grow and educate your small business. The session begins at 8:00 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast followed by presentation from 8:15 to 10:00 a.m. An admission fee will be charge and advance reservations are requested. Building your Business in a Challenging Economy is sponsored by Advertising Advantage, OBSERVER, and The Post Journal. For more information or to register, visit or contact the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101. There Is Still Time To Register For Attic And Seller Days The Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce and Fredonia Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for the annual ‘20 Miles of Attic & Seller Days’ to be held June 6, 7 and 8 through the City of Dunkirk and the Village of Fredonia. Registration of yard sale locations is currently underway. Residents may register their yard sale and have their yard sale placed on the map at the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce and The White Inn. Maps may be purchased during Attic & Seller Days at the Information Booth located in Barker Common in Fredonia on the days of the event. For more information, contact the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce at 679-1565. Seats Still Available For Vets Small Business Seminar The 1st Chautauqua County Veterans Small Business Seminar will be held Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Chautauqua Suites Meeting & Expo Center in Mayville. Hosted by County Executive Greg Edwards, this event is designed for current Veteran small business owners, those who wish to become future small business owners, and also open to the general public. Registration will begin at 8:00am with light refreshments offered as the Exhibitor Showcase opens. Exhibitors will be on hand to discuss economic development incentives, business planning, tax credits and abatements, loan financing, franchising and support, site location assistance, and hiring. The Exhibitor Showcase will continue until 1:00 p.m. Throughout the morning three workshop sessions will be offered simultaneously at 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.: “From Boots to Business- Business Planning 101”- “Show Me the Money- Loan Programs”; and “Franchising Basics” featuring three segments: International Franchise Association; franchising pros and cons; and how to decide which type of franchise is a ‘good fit’ for you. There is no charge to attend the seminar or participate as an exhibitor. A large audience is expected and attendee pre-registration is appreciated. Exhibitor registration is required. To register, contact Kristine Morabito, CCIDA, at or 450-9917. The 1st Chautauqua County Veterans Small Business Seminar is sponsored by Chautauqua County, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, the New York State Department of Labor Veterans Program, New York Business Development Corporation, Small Business Development Center, and the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs.

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Pictured left to right are Todd Tranum, president/CEO of the Chamber and executive director of MAST; Stephanie Pulvino, president of the Dunkirk Chamber and marketing, special events planner, Lake Shore Savings Bank; and Guy Ditonto, member services manager of the Chamber; conducted a two day series walk-about in the city of Dunkirk. The team visited member and non-member business in Dunkirk to help promote the Dunkirk Chamber Forum on June 4 at 5:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, Dunkirk. The forum will be held to focus on listening to the issues and concerns of local business. The forum is being presented by the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce.



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