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Senator Catharine Young Receives Award and High Ratings from National Federation of Independent Business - New York

ALBANY – State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) has been selected as one of NFIB-New York’s 2012 “Guardians of Small Business.”

The Guardian Award is the highest honor that NFIB bestows upon legislators. It was given in recognition of her voting record and support for small business issues during the legislative session.

“Small business is the life blood of our communities. They provide vital employment, services and goods on which we all rely. In a challenging economy it is especially important to pay close attention to legislation affecting small businesses,” said Senator Young.


Grand Opening of Whisper's Boutique

Senator Young and Carolyn Murray at Whisper’s Boutique during the grand opening celebration of Patient’s Pharmacy and Whisper’s Boutique. Carolyn is a licensed practical nurse and a lymphedema therapist. She will run Whisper’s Boutique which specializes in providing breast cancer survivors and their families with a variety of products and services.


Grand Opening of Patient's Pharmacy and Whisper's Boutique

Senator Young joins Diane Matthews and Donald Nash, Jr, independent and local owners of Patient’s Pharmacy, for the grand opening of their new retail pharmacy at 320 North Main Street in Jamestown. The event included a ribbon-cutting for the pharmacy as well as Whisper’s Boutique, a shop which will serve breast cancer survivors and their families.

Visiting Jane’s Pantry in Mount Morris

Senator Cathy Young and Senator Pat Gallivan visit with Jane Oakes, owner of Jane’s Pantry at 84 Main Street in Mount Morris, during a walking tour of downtown. Jane, whose expertise in specialty foods makes her the “Queen of Licorice," carries a vast variety of New York State-produced, delicious food products in her shop. Mount Morris has become a destination for tourists and shoppers because of its restaurants and unique stores in the newly-restored historic downtown. The Senators, who passed legislation to leverage private sector investment for downtown revitalization that has grown small businesses and jobs in Livingston County and around the state, saw firsthand the positive results from their initiative. Congratulations to Jane and all of the downtown merchants!

Senator Young Receives Award from NFIB/NY for Pro-Small Business Track Record

Seen as a champion for small businesses all across the state

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) has received the “Guardian Award” from the New York Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB/NY). The award is a testament to the Senator’s pro-business attitudes in working to revitalize the upstate economy and bring jobs to her district and the state. Only 10 legislators in the entire state received this prestigious honor, according to NFIB/NY.


Senator Young attends the grand opening of Olean’s newest downtown shop, BelleRuche Bridal Boutique

Recently, Senator Young stopped by the grand opening of Olean’s newest downtown shop, BelleRuche Bridal Boutique.

The store specializes in wedding gowns and prom dresses, but also has bridesmaid dresses, mother dresses and accessories. The boutique is located at 119 N. Union Street in Olean and is a wonderful addition to our ever-growing downtown.

Pictured with Senator Young are owners Bonnie Vena, Susan Austin and Vic Vena. Vic was just elected as President of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

We wish them and all their downtown neighbors nothing but the best!

Senator Young Meets with Business Owners at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator

Senator Young recently stopped by the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator to meet with business owners whose ideas have started to come to fruition thanks to the assistance provided by the Incubator. The business owners talked about what their businesses need to grow and how they have benefitted from the Incubator.

When the Incubator was in its developmental stages and before a shovel had ever been put in the ground, Senator Young worked with SUNY Fredonia officials to have the facility located downtown instead of on campus. This served several purposes, including helping in the revitalization of Dunkirk’s downtown and fostering a new bridge between the campus and the city.

Senate Approves Bills to Cut Red Tape that Hurts Job Creation

Berger Commission-Style Panel To Make Binding Recommendations 

ALBANY - The New York State Senate passed 14 regulatory reform bills yesterday as the first part of a major initiative, that includes statewide public forums, to identify and eliminate thousands of costly and unnecessary government regulations that inhibit job creation and drive up local property taxes. Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) applauded the package’s passage as a win for taxpayers, and growing the economy and jobs.


March 3, 2015 - Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young

On this week’s edition of “Your Voice,” Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) discusses the Senate’s efforts to protect children and families from sex offenders, education reforms and the need for greater education funding, expansion of telehealth services, and her support for reducing taxes.


Following a comprehensive investigation by the New York State Senate Coalition that resulted in a startling report detailing numerous sex offenders living near Pre-K and Kindergarten facilities, the state Senate passed legislation that closes loopholes in existing laws and increases local authorities’ ability to restrict living arrangements for sex offenders. Earlier this year, the Senate also passed a package of seven bills to keep communities safe from sexual predators.

Senator Young Secures Economic Development Funding For Her Region

Budget includes $1.5 billion for the Upstate Revitalization Program, $400 million for transformative investment programs, $500 million to support the expansion of broadband availability and $7 million for the Workforce Development Institute


ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced today that communities across her region will have access to economic development funding included in this year’s state budget.


Among the positive investments included in the final budget were $1.5 billion for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, $400 million for transformative investment programs, $500 million to support the statewide expansion of broadband access, and $7 million for the Workforce Development Institute.