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Collaboration across sectors leads to success

Megan Burns-Moran

Collaboration is alive and well at the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce! According to Wikipedia.org, collaboration is a process where two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus. The Village of Lancaster Community Development Corporation’s and the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce’s most recent collaboration resulted in […]

Business drums up support for benefit

At 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, thousands of drummers across the country will try to break the record for the most drummers playing the same beat in multiple cities at the same time. The Big Beat event will bring together drummers from 15 cities across North America, not only to celebrate drumming, but also to raise money for charitable causes. […]

Celebration on Central


Relatives of 3407 crash victims to speak to BNTP The Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals will hold its November meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. The guest speakers will be Susan Bourque and Karen Eckert, two sisters whose third sister, Beverly Eckert, died in the February 2009 crash of […]

In brief

On Oct. 8, Bank of Akron employees and customers participated in Lee Jeans National Denim Day. In addition to wearing pink to work, participating employees were allowed to dress down in exchange for a donation to National Denim Day foundation. A total of $342 was raised to help with breast cancer research. The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold […]

Mall-O-Ween offers free trick-or-treating, assists food pantry

Mall-O-Ween is one of the staple events at Eastern Hills Mall, drawing thousands who enjoy its trick-or-treating, costume contests and other activities. The free Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4545 Transit Road, Clarence. Participants can pick up trick-or-treat bags at the door and visit various participating merchants for candy, as well as […]

Giftology to open at Eastern Hills Mall

Eastern Hills Mall continues to expand its retail mix by welcoming Giftology, a specialty retailer that offers brand-name, high-end gifts and collectibles. Brand names that Giftology will carry include Brighton, Vera Bradley, Pandora, JPK Paris, Waxing Poetic, Nambe, Simon Pearce and Spartina 449. “We are delighted to be welcoming Giftology to Eastern Hills Mall,” said general manager Russ Fulton. “They […]

People in the news

Mark J. Jerge, general manager of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, was a recipient of Trocaire College’s 2010 Reflections Awards during a recent ceremony at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Jerge became interested in the hospitality industry at an early age. At the age of 14, he and his family moved into the former Sheraton Inn for several months while his family home was […]

In brief

Hunt Mortgage, 5400 Broadway, Lancaster, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. With interest rates continuing to drop, Hunt officials say that now is the time to purchase a home or to refinance. Mortgage specialists will be on hand to answer questions, and walk-ins will be welcome. No commitment is necessary. For more […]