The Dr. Robert R. Hesse Welcome and Business Center provides Chautauquans and guests with business services and a professional workspace. Located in the Main Gate Welcome Center, a gate pass is required to use the business workspace. The center is air-conditioned and provides free business-grade internet and Wi-Fi. Fee-based business services include a state-of-the-art printer, scanner, photocopier and faxing equipment. Lamination services are also available.

A donation from the Dr. Robert R. Hesse family supported the renovations necessary to create this essential facility. Dr. Hesse served as Chautauqua Institution's 14th president from 1977 until 1983. He is credited by many as being a catalyst to Chautauqua’s recent success.

Work Space Options

There are two types of office spaces, each providing a professional business environment:

  1. Shared work space: Common office lobby space, available on a first-come basis. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  2. Private office suites with professional surroundings, supplies and utilities. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; other hours by appointment (call 716-357-6263). The minimum rental period is 30 minutes. A laptop computer (Windows or Mac) can be rented for use in any of the private work spaces. Suite details are located on the back.

Notary Services

On-grounds Notary Publics are staff of Chautauqua Institution and are located on the grounds. Notaries are generally available during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. There is no fee for notary services; however, a gate pass must be purchased to access the grounds.


Services Fee Schedule

Office Services

Office Services

Xerox Machine
Black & White Printing or Copying (pricing is per side)

  • 8½" x 11" paper – $.25
  • 8" x 14" paper –$.50
  • 11" x 17" paper –$0.50

Color Printing or Copying (pricing is per side)

  • 8½" x 11" paper – $0.50
  • 8" x 14" paper –$1.00
  • 11" x 17" paper –$1.00

Fax Services

  • Fax Services (doesn’t include NYS tax): 
  • Credit Card
  • $1/fax
  • To receive a fax at: 716-357-5823
  • $5/fax (cash or credit, includes NYS tax) 
  • Pick up at Information Office

Lamination Services

  • Card size - $1.00
  • 8½" x 11" – $2.00