A Jason Clemons Salon named Enterprising Business of the Year by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce A Jason Clemons Salon has been selected to receive the 2016 Enterprising Business Award.  The Enterprising Business Award is the highest honor the Chamber gives to a member business. Recipients are companies which exemplify the unique hometown charm of the greater Olean area through enriching the community and commercial growth. Olean Area Federal Credit Union received the 2015 Enterprising Business Award.

“In considering nominations for the Enterprising Business Award, A Jason Clemons Salon stood out to our committee as a local business which truly exemplifies the criteria for this award,” said Dennis Pezzimenti, president of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “While one of our community’s younger businesses, A Jason Clemons Salon quickly established itself and sets an example for other new companies.”

Founded in 2009, the East State Street business has become a fixture in the local beauty and personal care sector. During its seven years of business, the salon has seen consistent sales gains year over year and boasts a 97 percent customer retention rate. A Jason Clemons Salon is a Paul Mitchell-focused salon and offers a full suite of services for its guests. It currently employs 14. The salon’s success has allowed it to become a place where those pursuing a career in cosmetology and beauty care can receive mentorship. A Jason Clemons Salon has an open-door policy for that attending beauty school to come in and learn from its staff members.

Salon staff are also speakers for cosmetology classes at area schools like Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES and the Continental School of Beauty. A Jason Clemons Salon is an ardent support of the community it calls home. The business regularly donates to many community events, organizations and causes, including the Olean Sports Boosters, the Michelle Foss Bartholomew Scholarship, sponsoring teams in Olean’s Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, the Olean Oilers, and the Olean General Hospital golf tournament among others. Most notably, A Jason Clemons Salon donated half the cost of a new volleyball court system for Archbishop Walsh Academy.

“Olean is fortunate to have a business like A Jason Clemons Salon,” Pezzimenti said. 

In addition to the salon, Premo Limo was also selected to receive an Enterprising Business Award. Walter G. Reisner, co-founder of Trans Am Ambulance, is this year’s recipient of the L.O.U.I.E. (Love of Olean United In Enterprise) Award. The three honorees will be recognized at the Chamber’s 111th Annual Dinner, scheduled for Nov. 3 at Premier Banquet Center. An informal reception will start at 6 PM, with the dinner slated for 7 PM. Tickets for the event are $46 with a choice of menu of Grilled Salmon or Filet Mignon with a vegetarian option of Pasta & Vegetable.  Patron dinner tickets for $55 and corporate tables of eight for $500 are also available to reserve. Patrons and corporates receive a listing in the dinner program. Music will be provided by New York Standard Time comprised of Jan Rhody, Les Sabina, Moses Howden. To make a reservation or for more information, contact the Chamber at 372-4433 or e-mail info@oleanny.com by Oct. 28.

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com