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April Edition of the On The Go Newsletter





Northwest Bank
2513 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760
Worth Pharmacy

202 Main Street
Olean, NY 14760
716-804-7979 • Email
They are a hometown pharmacy offering traditional pharmacy needs as well as natural alternatives.  They have specialized packaging services as well as DME, immunizations and delivery.
Edward Jones
Patrick Hollenback

301 North Union Street, Suite 204
Olean, NY 14760
844-897-7154 fax • Email
Edward Jones creates personalized investment strategies that are tailored towards your financial goals.  They manage retirement, education, estate planning and life insurance goals.







MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: OLEAN PUBLIC LIBRARY: In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Sprague’s Maple Farms will expanding their dining and kitchen facilities.  A 40-foot expansion of the dining room with a wall of glass doors toward the mountain vista will be MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Olean Public Library 

WHAT IS OPL: The Olean Public Library provides equal access to current materials in a variety of formats for people of all ages. The library also adds to the cultural memory of the area by preserving historical materials. The Olean Public Library encourages families to participate in reading and learning activities with their children by providing materials, programs, and services. The library supports the lifelong learning experiences of people of all ages. The library maintains a robust collection of non-fiction materials in a variety of formats in support of independent learning projects. The Library provides programs, services, and staff assistance to enhance lifelong learning skills. 

How do you work with the Chamber to promote your business? The library has advertisement listings in many of the Chamber’s publications, they participate in Chamber initiatives like “Making Spirits Bright”, and the library sponsored the purchase of the wooden brochure spinner located in the Chamber’s lobby.  The spinner features local information resources, tourism info, and library programming flyers. Recently the library won the Santa Claus Lane Ornament competition and their sesquicentennial will be featured on this year’s ornament.   

What are your business hours? Currently their hours are Mon thru Thurs 9-7pm, Fri 9-6pm, and Saturdays (September thru June) 10-2pm.  Check Facebook or their website for changes. 

Tell us something about you or your business that we don’t know: 

---Your library card gives you access to the entire library system’s eBook, eAudio, and eMagazine collection.   

---Their lobby display case and floor display unit are bookable by local organizations to highlight the organization’s events. 

---Launchpads learning tablets pre-loaded with learning apps, videos, games, and more for hours of interactive learning and play can be checked out for children with a library card.  

---In-person, limited registration for social distancing story-times have resumed. 

---Weekly “Carry Out Crafts” are available for all ages to pick up and enjoy.  

How has your business benefited from membership in the GOACC?  The library has benefitted from participating in Chamber initiatives and events like StrOlean. Making Spirits Bright, teaching at Lunch & Learns, and advertising in the GOACC Relocation Guide. 

Olean Public Library 
134 North 2nd Street, Olean, NY 14760  
716-372-0200 • Email 


APP FOR THAT: A new mobile phone app is available for users of the Olean Area Transit System.  The app, Passio GO!, allows passengers to view arrival times and real-time bus locations.  The free app is available from the Google Play or App Store. #GOACCmember
3 Tips for Small Businesses on the Road to Recovery: We know the pandemic has had a damaging effect on many small businesses over the past year, however some small businesses have found new ways to thrive by pivoting in new directions and finding new customers. Facebook offers these three tips for small business growth during these uncertain economic times.


GOOD NEWS: SUNY Jamestown Community College’s intention is to resume on-campus and in-person operations for the fall 2021 system. This is contingent upon health and safety protocols set forth by SUNY, the county health departments, the New York State health department and the Centers for Disease Control.  While they return to on-campus instruction, they have improved JCC’s capabilities to deliver instruction remotely with various technologies that will be incorporated into their plans to make the curriculum more convenient and accessible to students.


DO YOU HAVE YOUR SHARE? Canticle Farm Market’s Community Supported Agriculture shares are now available to register for spring, summer and fall shares.  CSA shares are available in several sizes for each season. Make healthy eating your priority. Buy your shares online (link here), at the Canticle Farm Market or call the Canticle Farm Office at (716) 373-0200 x3358.  
DID YOU KNOW? Citizen Printing House now offers matting and framing at their shop in Allegany.  They are able to frame up any number of items, from pictures to certificates and more.  Citizen Printing is located at 99 West Main Street, Allegany, with a phone number 716-373-1117.


SECURITY GUARDS and SURVEILLANCE OFFICERS Development Course: Security guards and surveillance officers protect property, maintain security and enforce regulations and standards of conduct.  Typical employers include banks, building management companies, hotels, casinos, hospitals, retail stores, bars, restaurants, schools and government.
Pre-Assignment Course: Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Workforce Development and Community Learning Department hosts 8-hour pre-assignment course that is required for anyone wishing to obtain employment as a security guard in NYS.  Please contact us at 716-376-8211 if you are interested in this training.
In-Service Training Course: This course is offered to those already employed in the industry.  Please contact us at 716-376-8211 if you are interested in this training.
Both courses are designed to be delivered in two nights and can take place at their centers in Belmont, Ellicottville or Olean.
DONATE YOUR CANS: There is an account set up at Allegany Beverage & Redemption for the Olean Girls Softball/Olean Synergy Softball. If you would like to donate your cans to one of our members, you can drop them off there and tell them they are for the organization.


GENESIS HOUSE GERANIUMS FUNDRAISER SALE. Please visit by May 3 to order your beautiful geraniums online at or by phone at 373-3354. Geraniums are 4 1/2" pots for $7.00 or 3 for $16 and come in colors red, white, pink, coral and fuchsia. Hanging baskets of Impatiens are also available for $27 and in colors red, white, pink, or purple. Pick-ups will be May 14th at War Veterans Park from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. unless you have them scheduled for delivery from your church or organization.
GUIDE TO RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND: Senator Chuck Schumer would like to update you on critical relief he has secured to assist restaurants, bars, and other eligible entities that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. This newly created restaurant revitalization fund at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is based on the bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act. To read the guide, please visit online.






CHAMBER MEMBERS – receive a discount as a member of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce for a membership to Constant Contact. Constant Contact provides all of the online tools, expert support and marketing advice you need to build your brand and grow your business. More details...


Chamber Annual Report to Community: The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has released the 2020 year-end report.  The report highlights the accomplishments that the organization has been able to attain in the past year.  “This year’s report highlights how we worked towards helping and guiding our membership, adapted to a new normal in hosting our events, and kept our sanity with the ever-changing guidelines/restrictions,” added Meme K. Yanetsko, GOACC COO.  If you wish to receive view the annual report, please go online to GOACC’s website.  For more information regarding Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, please call 372-4433.


Community-Wide Garage Sale Date Set: The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 22, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning.  For anyone who is interested in holding a garage sale at their home, they need to register their address with GOACC and will be place on the garage sale map for a $5 fee.  GOACC will need address, and a short list of items that the home would be selling. The week of the garage sale days, please stop back to the chamber and pick up your FREE Garage Sale sign that has space to list your address.

Deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 19 at NOON.  Maps depicting the locations of the garages sales will be available on Friday, May 21 and also will be outside the GOACC office on the morning of the sales, beginning at 7 AM until 9 AM.  Mail or drop off garage sale information to GOACC, 301 North Union Street. You may also fax information to 372-7912 or email.


GOACC Unveils the Home Show Palooza for 2021: What is a Home Show Palooza 2021? The HSpalooza is a combo in person one day event and a virtual palooza of options to participate through online demos, live videos, a virtual guide and printed passport all showcasing our home show vendors. Home Show Palooza 2021 will be held in the Olean area May 14-27, 2021.
The normal route at the Olean Rec Center wasn’t an option as the numbers for inside large gatherings wouldn’t be conducive for our show.  A member committee/board member mentioned the pavilion in Lincoln Park as an option for a one-day show -- great idea! 
Like the popular Farmers Market but a home renovation market... with options for more space available throughout the park. This will be held FRIDAY May 21, 2021.  Those two alternatives bring a limit of 40 businesses. 

Area businesses are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible.  GOACC members will receive discount booth space.  For more information on the Home Show or other GOACC events and activities, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or email.
AND THE SURVEY SAYS – what event?  Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is asking the community for input on its events as well as what event would you like in the Olean area. The survey (which can be found online) will run through the end of April.



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