Chautauqua, NY named #1 on Smithsonian's list of 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014. (April 2014)

During the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Kent Knappenberger from Westfield, NY was presented with the first ever Grammy for the Music Educator Award. (January 2014)

Southern Tier Brewing Company in Lakewood, NY named one of USA Today's 20 Favorite Brewpubs by Joe Tucker of (January 2014) 

Chautauqua Institution named to the American Bus Association's list of Top Events in 2010 and 2013.

Chautauqua Institution named finalist in America's Prettiest Painted Places Competition by the Paint Quality Institute. (October 2012)

Golf Digest declared Chautauqua County the "Best Little Golf town in America" for its access to and diversity of courses, value priced fees and number of quality golf days. (November 2002)

Chautauqua was selected as one of National Geographic Traveler's 50 Places of a Lifetime - America. (October 2001)