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National Federation of Independent Business Endorses Rep. Tom Reed

October 13, 2018

OLEAN, NY – The National Federation of Independent Business endorsed Rep. Tom Reed at Four Mile Brewing Thursday.

“It is very important we return pro small business candidates and elected officials to Washington like Congressman Reed,” Greg Biryla, the state director for NFIB, said. “Congressman Reed has a 100 percent voting record with NFIB. He’s been given the ...

Olean Business Owner Pleased About New Law Protecting Barbershops, Beauty Shops and Salons

OLEAN, NY – A small business owner says he feels legitimized because Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a law protecting barbershops, beauty shops and salons from service theft.

“Without amendments like the one that was just passed, our profession is not legitimized,” said Leo Wolters Tejera, who co-owns WT Hair 124 N. Union St. with Elle Tejera. “I think it was ...

Cuomo Signs Bill to Protect Barbershops, Salons and Beauty Shops from Theft of Services

ALBANY, NY -- A bill that will protect barbershop, beauty shop and salon service providers against individuals who steal their services was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

The bill closes a loophole in existing law and makes the failure to pay for services provided by a barbershop, salon or beauty shop a class A misdemeanor.

The measure had strong support in the Greater ...

John Petruzzi to Open 2018-19 Lunch & Learn Series at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce

OLEAN, NY –  John Petruzzi of the Petruzzi Insurance Agency will offer ideas on how to turn a business into an income-generating powerhouse when the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce resumes its regular Lunch & Learn workshop series Thursday at noon.

“This workshop is for any type of business from manufacturer to your home business,” Erica Dreher, ...

Allegany Merchants Fear Business Will Suffer Without Bonagany

ALLEGANY, NY – Some Allegany business owners are unhappy with the decision to move Bonagany out of the village because they fear losing business.

“The whole idea was to bring the village and the campus together, which was very successful,” said Crisanne Nevin, owner of the Burton on the corner of Main Street and Fifth Street. “I feel moving it to campus kind of defeats ...

Olean Chamber Names 2018 Award Winners

OLEAN, NY – Three businesses and one individual will receive the highest recognitions bestowed by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Jack Whipple, CEO and managing shareholder of Buffamante Whipple and Buttafaro, P.C., will receive the <!--StartFragment -->Love of Olean United In Enterprise (L.O.U.I.E.) Award, which is given to an individual who ...

Olean Area Young Professionals Announces 2018 Inaugural Awards Winners

OLEAN, NY -- Five individuals and one business have been named to the inaugural class of honorees by the Olean Area Young Professionals of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nick Shembeda, owner of Nick Shembeda Plumbing and Heating, received the Emerging Young Leader Award. The honor is OAYP’s highest award and recognizes a young professional at any stage in his or her ...

Olean Area Young Professionals Organization Seeks Award Nominations by Aug. 15

OLEAN, NY -- Do you work with a young professional who is truly an asset to your business and goes above and beyond?

You can recognize him or her for their hard work with a nomination for the Olean Area Young Professionals annual awards honoring young professionals for their contributions to their respective employers and to the community.

Eligible nominees are the ...


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Red's and Trudy's Awarded Chamber's First Presidential Award

October 21, 2018

OLEAN, NY — One of the area’s oldest businesses is receiving the newest award from Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce.

Taking home the inaugural Presidential Award is Portville mainstay Red’s and Trudy’s. The 94-year-old establishment will receive the honor at the Chamber’s 113th annual dinner early next month.

The Presidential Award is given to a ...