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SILVER CREEK – Silver Creek Mayor Nick Piccolo discussed improvements in the village at the Hanover Community Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting Wednesday at the Colony Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Irving.

Piccolo detailed the work progressing on new water lines and improvements at the wastewater treatment plant. He said the work should provide an incentive for businesses looking to relocate to the village.

He said the Village Board is still looking to have a developer take over the former Silver Creek High School on Main Street. He also noted that a new restaurant owner on Central Avenue has plans to open other businesses in the downtown area.

Piccolo was introduced by Chamber President Kelly Borrello. She said that membership in the local chamber has increased this year and attendance at the annual meeting was up from last year.

Borrello said she is encouraged by the participation of area businesses and hopes that there will be further growth.

She said the chamber will sponsor live music at the July 3 fireworks celebration in Silver Creek and also will plan to continue the annual village-wide yard sale day in August. 

She encouraged residents to support the Silver Creek Garden Club at its annual Garden Faire, to be held May 17 in the Silver Creek Village Square.

The chamber will hold a networking event at 5 p.m. June 19 at Cabana Sam’s in Sunset Bay.

Todd Tranum, president of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce,provided information about county-wide activities and services that can be provided to businesses through the chamber organization.