WBTA Sunday News
Written by Dan Fischer on February 11, 2018
Batavia’s P. W. Minor has been sold to a Delaware investment firm.
The 150 year old shoemaker has been taken over by Tidewater Associates of Newark, Delaware.
Batavia businessman Peter Zeliff stepped in four years ago and saved the company from closing.
Zeliff will have a seat on the board of Tidewater but will give up his role as CEO.
Under Zeliff’s ownership, P W Minor returned jobs to Batavia that had been moved to China.
The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce named P. W. Minor its Business of the Year for 2015.
The Batavia City Council will held a business meeting tomorrow night.
Council is scheduled to meet at 7pm in City Hall.
Council is expected to set February 26th as the date for a public hearing into the 2018-2019 city budget.
That budget calls for a property tax rate decrease.
There is a new executive director at Batavia’s YWCA.
She is Millie Tomidy-Pepper, formerly the exec director of the Mental Health Association.
Tomidy-Pepper takes from Jeanne Walton who left the YW after six years with the agency.
The Genesee Sno Packers Snowmobile Club holds their annual Bikini Rally in Oakfield.
19 scantily clad snowmobilers braved the cold and snow to raise money for breast cancer patients.
The Bikini rally has raised more than $14,000 over its four year history.