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October 28, 2014 - 9:56am

Photos: BDC recognizes businesses that successfully complete loan program

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, bdc.

During Monday's meeting of the Batavia City Council, three local businesses were honored by the Batavia Development Corp.

Each received a plaque in recognition of the owners' successful completion of a loan program that helped them expand or grow their businesses.

Above, Susan Francis, owner of The Color Salon, with the her husband John Zola, receiving a plaque from Ray Chaya, a member of the BDC Board, Council President Brooks Hawley, and BDC VP Gregg Torrey.

CORRECTION: Francis and Zola are not married.

Steve Mullen, owner of Larry's Steakhouse.

Mary Valle, co-owner of Valle Jewelers.

Ed Hartgrove
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Is the "Batavia Development Corp." a 'gov't'-run program? If so, it would be interesting (and, possibly enlightening) to find out if those plaques were made in Batavia (at best), or, at least made in Genesee County.

Just wondering!

John Roach
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Ed, the
BDC is not a government organization and the plaques were made right here in Batavia.

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OK, thanks, John.
Not quite understanding why a non-gov't agency is doing their 'business' at a City Council meeting, but I guess that's besides the point.

Glad to hear the plaques were made locally, though.

Again, thanks John!

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As a legal status, it's its own organization, but it was created by the city.

Trina Goodman
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Is the repayment of a loan such a unique occurrence at the BDC that it is deserving of a honorary plaque?

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