News & Announcements

Two Members Added to Gebbie Board

After the Gebbie Board identified that additional members were needed to expand the number and expertise of the Board in specific areas, they created a recruitment process to find the ideal candidates. This resulted in the identification of two new members. Elizabeth...

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Gebbie Hires New Grants Director

Mikayla Certo, Grants Director, recently joined the Gebbie Foundation in June. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mikayla worked at Northwest Bank as a Lending Advisor and at Chautauqua Health Network as a Program Coordinator. At Chautauqua Health Network, Mikayla’s...

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Business Reopening Plans

Recently County Executive PJ Wendel sent a Letter to Business Owners requesting they develop a plan for safe reopening once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Gebbie CEO Greg Edwards encourages Jamestown businesses to develop a plan that incorporates safety measures...

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Message from Greg Edwards, CEO

On behalf of the Gebbie Foundation Board of Directors and Staff, we want you to know that we are working with community partners to alleviate the personal and economic impacts felt in our community as the COVID-19 virus response continues. Though much is still unknown...

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Scenic Streetscapes

 Improving the look of city streets, facades and storefronts helps make people feel more welcome and demonstrates that business owners in Jamestown care about their product and their patrons. Early successes were largely as a result of the adoption of the...

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Public Places

 Creating community gathering places helps bring people together, while programming a wide variety of activities in those places cultivates memorable experiences for residents and visitors alike. By creating positive memories, we hope to have people return again...

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Downtown Development

 Originally built in 1897, the Wellman Building project converted two vacant and connected historic buildings into 44 market-rate apartments and two street-level retail spaces. Helping to jumpstart the occupancy of this $7.5 million renovation project, the Gebbie...

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Comedy Crossing

 Embracing comedy as an important tool to spur economic development, the City of Jamestown celebrated the opening of the National Comedy Center (NCC) on August 1, 2018. Exceeding expectations, the Center defies description. It is a one-of-a-kind attraction that...

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