Studley Joins ERA Team VP

LAKEWOOD – ERA Team VP Real Estate recently announced the addition of Tonya Studley to its team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in both Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

Studley joins ERA Team VP with three years of real estate sales experience. Living in Randolph, Studley represents herself as “Randolph’s Local Realtor” and has the unique opportunity to be a member of both the Chautauqua County Board of Realtors and the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors. This dual membership allows her to serve customers in both Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties and focus her efforts in ERA Team VP’s offices in Lakewood and Ellicottville. Studley and her two children are very active in the Randolph school and sporting community.

“In today’s market, growth is the only option, and attracting top talent is a surefire way to achieve that goal,” said Bill Soffel, broker/owner. “We are thrilled to have a professional of Tonya’s caliber join our firm.”

“Unwavering commitment to clients has been critical to my success, and ERA Team VP’s culture of collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing combined with its reputation for superior service will not only enhance my career, it will enhance the experience of my clients as well,” Studley said.

As a licensed real estate salesperson with ERA Team VP Real Estate, Studley will be able to offer homebuyers and sellers a wide variety of innovative and market-relevant products and services such as Text ERA, the ERA Sellers Security Plan and the ERA Gold Star Property program as well as robust online marketing programs, extensive listing distribution partners, and related services including home warranty.

For more information about ERA Team VP Real Estate and the real estate market in the Southern Tier of Western New York visit Call Studley at 474-8380 or one of the main office locations: 763-2600 in Lakewood; 699-4800 in Ellicottville; 789-2600 in Chautauqua; 585-968-2113 in Cuba; 672-7990 in Fredonia.

SUNY Maritime Hires SWCS Grad

Nicole Pearson, a 2008 graduate of Southwestern Central School, daughter of J.T. Pearson and granddaughter of Jon and Jean Pearson of Lakewood, having completed a two-year employment with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, is working as an engineering instructor for her former college, SUNY Maritime, dealing with freshmen engineering students.

During their 2014 Summer Sea Term, they visited several North Atlantic countries.

On completion of her teaching duties, Nicole will be attending Roger Williams University in Rhode Island to pursue a master’s degree in architecture while working part-time with a local architecture firm.

Business Camp Set For Veterans

The Basket Company is sponsoring the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities Sept. 27 through Oct. 4 at Cornell University. Scott Johnson, president of the Basket Company, will be a speaker. The boot camp is for veterans who have been injured since 2001. It is an all-expense-paid week for veterans who are serious about starting businesses in the food, beverage and restaurant business. If anyone have an interest in applying, contact Scott Johnson at 485-1226 or Kristen Ciferri at