Website Classes Begin Thursday

LITTLE VALLEY – In a technologically advanced world, even the smallest business can get more customers with a website. A new offering in Cattaraugus County will help businesses learn how to capitalize on the Web.

Building a website used to be thought of as the domain of the guys wearing the thick glasses and pocket protectors. Advances in technology have made the days of writing line after line of code a thing of the past. Now, with some of the sites on the Internet, all you have to do is drag and drop.

The Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development is offering a three-class series to help small businesses and nonprofits learn how to make the site they need to drive traffic to their businesses. On June 12, June 19 and June 26, from 6-9 p.m., at the Little Valley County Center, classes will be offered. There is no registration fee, but the cost of a domain will be charged, once the site is up.

For more information, or to sign up for the course, go to, or contact Deb Miller at 938-2318, or

Sage Rutty & Co. Adds City Native

Sage Rutty & Co. Inc. in Rochester recently announced the addition of Aaron Young, a Jamestown native, as client services coordinator.

Young brings several years of client service experience to the team.

He graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Young works to maintain and improve client relationships. He holds licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and currently resides in Brighton.

National Grid Receives Honor

National Grid has been honored by the Tree Line USA program of The Arbor Day Foundation for the 15th year in a row. National Grid, doing business in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, was recognized for its non-stop commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in their service areas for more than a decade.

“Trees can be personal and very important parts of our customers’ lives so we set a very high standard for our forestry practices,” said Cheri Warren, National Grid vice president of asset management. “The Tree Line award is a great honor, as it speaks to the dedication of the people who do this important work.”

National Grid received the Tree Line USA award by meeting the five program standards for proper tree care: annual worker training sessions, tree-planting, public education programs, maintenance of a tree-based energy conservation program and participation in an Arbor Day celebration.

The Arbor Day Foundation collaborates with the National Association of State Foresters on the Tree Line USA initiative that recognizes public and private utilities that have practices that protect and enhance America’s urban forests.