Stewart’s Shops will offer 50-cent single-scoop ice cream cones for all patrons Sunday in celebration of Father’s Day, according to a media release.

All seasonal flavors, made with fresh milk from family farms near the company's plant, are now available at the ice cream counter, including, Totally Tiramisu, Cookie Dough Rumble, Campfire S’moreo, Toffee Pie Time, Peanut Butter Cookie and Mango Dragon Fruit Sherbet.

SBA offers disaster assistance

Loans are available to New York-based small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, aquaculture operations and private nonprofit organizations that suffered financial losses as a direct result of excessive precipitation from Aug. 13 to 14, 2018, according to a media release from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Low-interest disaster loans are available in more than a dozen counties in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, including Chenango and Delaware, to eligible entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of the disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, the SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers. 

The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits, but may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred, according to the release. Working capital disaster loans up to $2 million are available at 3.675% for small businesses and 2.5% for private nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years.

Applications are due by July 9 and available by calling 800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visiting disasterloan.sba.gov. Completed applications may be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Cinema completes upgrades

The Southside Mall Cinema in Oneonta has announced the completed installation of "luxury plush," fully reclining chairs in each of its theaters.

“Moviegoers can lean back and relax as they enjoy a premium recliner that features a powered push button recline mechanism and superior leg room for extra comfort,” the company said in a media release.

In addition to new seating, the the cinema also expanded its lobby and installed a new concession stand, according to the release.

The cinema offers $5 movie tickets for all showtimes starting before noon, $5 tickets all day Tuesday and $1 small popcorn with each admission on Wednesdays.

UHS Chenango gets high rating

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital announced last month its senior living and inpatient rehab units each received five-star ratings by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency charged with overseeing nursing homes.

“Receiving this five star rating acknowledges and validates the high quality of care we provide our residents, as well as our short term rehab patients,” said Ronald Cerow, a senior living administrator at Chenango Memorial.

Chenango Memorial is the only facility in Chenango County to receive a 5 star rating, according to a media release.

Cerow credited the staff of the two units and its commitment to quality and safety for the five-star designations.

“Our residents thrive because they are comfortable in this safe and caring environment,” he said. “Our staff ensures that each individual achieves and maintains the highest level of wellness and independence possible.”

Eatery opens at Roxbury golf course

Sharon Buckler and Dale Andrews, co-owners of The Farmhouse Caterers at the Shepard Hill Golf Course in Roxbury, celebrated its grand-opening recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information, visit its Facebook page or call 607-326-0260.

Mirabito hires executive

Mirabito Holdings, Inc. announced last month the hiring of Brett Hughes as director of business development. 

Hughes will be responsible for the strategic leadership of Mirabito land assets and real estate projects for the continued profitable growth of the company, according to a media release.

Hughes was formerly employed as director of real estate and information technology at Fastrac Markets in Syracuse. He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University.

“Mirabito is confident that Brett’s education and vast experience in real estate management will guide the organization towards continuous development and growth,” the company said in a media release.

Raymond Corp. wins award

The Raymond Corporation announced Thursday its Greene manufacturing facility was named a Best Plants winner in the 2018 IndustryWeek contest.

The selection process for the annual competition included a detailed assessment of the plant’s operations and an in-person evaluation from an IndustryWeek editor, according to a media release. The goal of the Best Plants program is to encourage other manufacturing teams to adopt world-class practices, technologies and improvement strategies, as well as increase customer satisfaction and offer rewarding work environments for employees, according to the release.

“Continuous improvement is one of our top objectives and being recognized by IndustryWeek for our improvements means we’re succeeding in learning, growing and innovating,” said Raymond CEO Michael Field. “We’re proud of the recognition from IndustryWeek for this accomplishment. With the help of processes already in place and the adoption of new processes, we plan to exceed our performance goals as we continue to grow with our customers’ evolving needs.”

Sarah Eames, staff writer, can be reached at seames@thedailystar.com or 607-441-7213. Follow her @DS_SarahE on Twitter.

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