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Jacobs “Thank-A-Vet” Announces New Partnership with Metro Roberts Realty

First of its kind initiative will offer career path for Veterans

Erie County, NY County Clerk Chris Jacobs is pleased to announce a new partner in his “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program but “this goes well beyond a mere discount,” said Jacobs.
 

Metro Roberts Realty Owner Jim Roberts upon hearing of the Clerk’s “Thank A Vet” program proposed this idea to Chris Jacobs, to offer Veterans an opportunity to become a licensed real estate agent and get into real estate as a career.  Under this initiative Metro Roberts Realty will fund 100% of the start-up costs for a Veteran to become a licensed real estate agent in New York State.
 

Jacobs Encouraging Local Businesses to Enlist in Veteran Discount Program

Jacobs Encouraging Local Businesses to Enlist in Veteran Discount Program

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reaching out to area businesses and asking them to consider joining ranks and become a participating merchant in the Clerk’s ‘Thank-A-Vet’ Discount Card Program.

Under the ‘Thank-A-Vet’ program, the County Clerk’s Office provides a photo identification card, free of charge, certifying that the individual is an honorably discharged veteran and has filed their original discharge paperwork. Jacobs has gone out to area businesses asking them to offer a discount or benefit to the veteran who presents this card. “We have been overwhelmed with the response from the business community throughout Erie County,” said Jacobs. “In less than one year we’ve signed-up over 350 businesses.”

Jacobs Reminds Snowmobilers to Register their Sleds in Erie County

Jacobs Reminds Snowmobilers to Register their Sleds in Erie County

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to remind snowmobilers to register their sleds “locally” and avoid the registration rush by doing so at any of the Erie County Auto Bureaus. For information and complete instructions on how to register your snowmobiles go to www.erie.gov/registrations.

“Snow has already begun to fly and we do not want any snowmobiler to be delayed in being properly registered”, said Jacobs. “Our winters are more fun on a snowmobile and we want riders ready to enjoy the season.”

Erie County Clerk Jacobs Invites You to 'Passports on the Move Outreach

Erie County Clerk Jacobs Invites You to 'Passports on the Move Outreach

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs today announced that his office is hosting a special “Passports on the Move” outreach on Tuesday, November 27th, at the Eastern Hills Mall from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Clerk’s Office will be set up just outside the Customer Service Booth, between Macy’s and Bon-Ton.  Applications will be accepted until 6:45 p.m.

Clerk Jacobs and Marrano Homes Mark Milestone with “THANK-A-VET” Discount Program

Clerk Jacobs and Marrano Homes Mark Milestone with “THANK-A-VET” Discount Program

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, along with “THANK-A-VET” participating merchant Marrano Homes hosted a Veterans Day Outreach, where veterans were invited to enroll in the County Clerk’s “THANK-A-VET” Discount Program. The event was held in one of Marrano’s new innovative green model homes located in Princeton Estates in West Seneca.

“The program is a way for us to recognize the service and sacrifices made by the over 53,000 veterans in Erie County,” Jacobs said.  “I am delighted that Marrano Homes enlisted in our “THANK-A-VET” initiative and offers such generous discounts to veterans who purchase one of their new homes.”

This event also served to mark the programs milestone of signing-on over 350 businesses throughout Erie County and issuing over 2,000 Discount Cards to area veterans. Marrano Homes was one of the first merchants to sign-on to the program soon after Jacobs took office.

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Dunkin’ Donuts Partner-Up to Support Our Veterans

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and Dunkin’ Donuts Partner-Up to Support Our Veterans

Erie County, NY- Dunkin’ Donuts will be giving a real caffeine jolt to Erie County Clerk’s Office “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program.  “We at Dunkin’ Donuts love our veterans, and our participation in the Erie County Clerk’s “Thank-A- Vet” Discount Program shows how grateful we are for their service to our country,” stated Timothy E. Cloe, whose firm Northern Star Restaurant Management Inc., has been running Dunkin’ Donut franchises in Erie, Chautauqua and portions of Niagara counties since March 2011.

All Erie County Dunkin’ Donuts locations will be offering 10% discount to Veterans presenting the Erie County Clerk’s Office “Thank-A-Vet” discount card. 

“I am pleased to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts to offer this discount to our veterans,” said Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs. “Veteran’s Day is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate our nation’s heroes, and the Thank-A-Vet Discount Program allows us to show our gratitude all year long.”

As NHL Lockout Drags on, Senator Kennedy Calls for Small Business Relief

As NHL Lockout Drags on, Senator Kennedy Calls for Small Business Relief


Kennedy calls for an end to the NHL lockout before more economic damage is done. Without relief for local businesses, lockout threatens continued private investment at Canalside. 

As more games get canceled, Kennedy wants state’s top economic development agency to be ready to support local businesses.

Kennedy: NHL Lockout is Putting Small Businesses in the Penalty Box; Relief is Needed to Prevent ‘Lockout’ on Local Economic Progress.