As we move closer to Thanksgiving, Chautauqua County residents start thinking more and more about holiday shopping. This year, the Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to think about making purchases from local merchants. One of the ways to do that is to purchase and use Shoptauqua Gift Checks, available through the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101, or visit our website at www.chautauquachamber.org. We appreciate a few days advance notice for gift check orders to allow for processing time.