Chamber News and Notes


A FREE member benefit to announce awards, personnel changes, merchandise changes, etc. Only details sent directly to the Chamber office will be included.

SMOOTH MOVE ~ Smooth Facials and Waxing has moved to 520 1/2 West State in Olean. They have added a new service of a massage therapist, who offers massage, reflexology and lymphatic drainage,Gillespie Approach (cranial sacral fascial therapy) and body treatments. Appointments can be made via telephone to 716-307-8769 or by email to Smooth also has a new website at

Petruzzi Insurance Agency, LLC Honored -- Petruzzi Insurance Agency, LLC in Olean for has been honored as an Erie Insurance 2014 Branch Elite Award winner for achieving growth and profitability goals. The Erie Insurance Branch Elite Award recognizes the top ERIE agency within each of the company’s branches for its overall growth and profitability across three lines of business – Personal Lines and Commercial lines. Petruzzi Insurance Agency, LLC has won this award 3 out of the last 4 years. There are approximately 155 Erie agents in NY.

“This award is a tribute to my staffs hard work, We promise the best possible service at the lowest possible cost” John Petruzzi

Petruzzi Insurance Agency, LLC offers a full line of property/casualty insurance products, including auto and homeowners insurance, as well as commercial insurance from Erie Insurance. The member agency is located at 825 East State St, Olean, and serves all of Western NY and Northern PA. To learn more, visit or call 716-373-4401.

CPA Firm Announces Promotions -- Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C. is pleased to announce the following promotions – Kyle C. Burch, CPA, Ashlie M. Flanigan, CPA, Megan E. Green, CPA and Jamie M. Mix, CPA have been promoted to the position of supervisor.

Previously an intern, Mr. Burch officially joined the Firm in June 2009 and became a Certified Public Accountant in July 2012. Mrs. Flanigan joined the Firm in June 2008 and became a Certified Public Accountant in July 2012. Ms. Green joined the Firm in 2007 and became a Certified Public Accountant in November 2013. Ms. Mix joined the Firm in June 2009 and became a Certified Public Accountant in August 2011.

The Firm is also pleased to announce that three staff members have been promoted to the position of senior accountant – Justin M. Isaman, CPA, Danna E. Reynolds and Jeremy M. Smith, CPA.

Mr. Isaman joined the Firm in June 2011 and became a Certified Public Accountant in November 2012. Ms. Reynolds joined the Firm in June 2011. Mr. Smith is a 2010 graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He joined the Firm in January 2011 and became a Certified Public Accountant in December 2012.

•P.K.A. -- Previously known as IKON Office Solutions, RICOH is your local sales and service of multi-functional copiers that can print, scan, fax, manage, store and retrieve documents. Tony Ludden is the contact for RICOH and the office is located at 201 North Union Street, Suite 402 in downtown Olean. Phone is 481-2493, email and website

•CHANGE OF ADDRESS -- Shane & Reisner, LLP has moved to a new office location: 142 North Barry Street, Olean. Phone and email are the same -- 716-375-4213,

•CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS! -- Congratulations to Enchanted Mountain Quilting in Olean for their five years in operation! The company states, “It has been five wonderful years due to our wonderful customers. What a delight it is to spend our days with such friendly folks, so talented and eager to create beautiful things. There seems to be a natural kindness in quilters!”

•HAPPY 11 YEARS! -- Holiday Inn Express in Salamanca celebrated 11 years in business in February. RuthAnn Zink, GM, states, “It has been a wonderful ride and we have many more years of fun and excitement to have while attending to all of our fantastic guests needs while they travel. We are finishing our complete renovation and are almost ready to unveil what we have accomplished. Keep a watch out for our Grand Celebration forthcoming in the Spring.”

•HOF MOVES DOWN THE STREET -- The Hall of Fame Barbershop has moved a few doors down to 309 West State Street in Olean. The new location has two more chairs for a total of six chairs. Tyrone Hall is adding and is training two more barbers and possibly a new stylist. There is a much bigger waiting area with a big screen TV and more sports memorabilia!

•NASCAR HAS A NEW RADIO HOME IN THE TWIN TIERS! Colonial Media + Entertainment announces that MRN RADIO and PRN RADIO have decided to move their broadcasts of NASCAR racing to BOB 103.9FM & 99.1FM beginning with February’s Daytona 500! CM+E is also the exclusive area home for coverage of NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 from the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

•TWO TEAMS for ROLLER DERBY CALL OLEAN HOME -- Hellbilly Heartbreakers have been rolling for the Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby league for four years. They just announced that they have a second team called the Allegheny River Rats. They still have their junior roller derby girls as well. They be ‘jammin’ this season!

•NEW LOCATION -- Olean Medical Group has opened a Women’s Health & Wellness Center on the 1st floor of the 535 Main Street facility. The center has easy access to all services such as OB/GYN, family, and lab and radiology department. It is a center for every woman at every stage of life. Open House for the Center will be March 27th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm with light refreshments and the public is invited.

•NEW STAFF at DWYER, BLACK & LYLE, LLP -- Dwyer, Black & Lyle, LLP announces that they have hired Dawn Schwartz, R.N., as a legal nurse consultant with their law office. Dawn will assist the attorneys and the firm’s clients with all medical issues involved in their injury cases. Dawn has lived in the Olean area for 22 years with her husband Dave and her two children, Ed and Abby. Dwyer, Black & Lyle continue to limit their practice to plaintiff’s personal injury litigation in both New York and Pennsylvania.

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Look Who’s Joined US!  Please WELCOME These New Chamber Member

Buckles Allstate Agency
1224 East State Street, Olean, NY

Marketing / Design / Photography
433 Genesee Street, Fountain Bleu #3, Olean, NY

Mazza Paving & Seal Coating LLC
Paving & Sealcoating
985 Portville-Olean Road, Portville, NY

Karen Jackson Agency LLC
502 North Union, Olean, NY
Referred for membership by Paul Eade and Kari Buckles -- thanks!

Please remember to call GOACC members when you need a product or service.  It’s GOOD Business to do Business with Chamber members!!

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