About Rontina of New York Inc.
Rontina of New York, Inc. is a second generation, family owned business that began in the early 1970’s. Al and Virginia Cecchi (of Olean NY) ran a successful newspaper and magazine distribution business when the opportunity to get into the retail sector came along. After opening their first store in Olean the opportunity to partner with Hallmark Cards came along and Rontina was born.
Naming the company after their children, Ron Cecchi and Tina (Cecchi) Stetz, Al and Virginia set out to build the retail side of the business while continuing to run the distribution side. They added new retail locations and brought their children into the operation, eventually retiring and passing the business along to them in the mid 1990’s.
Over the past thirty-plus years, the family owned business has grown considerably. Currently Rontina owns and operates 14 stores in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. The stores operate under the trade name Tina’s Hallmark as traditional Hallmark card and gift shops ranging from 3,600 to over 8,000 square feet. The company also operates two larger sized stores under the trade name Seasons. These stores feature a traditional card and gift shop as well as a full service book and magazine store all under one roof.
Still headquartered in Olean, Rontina, with our nearly 200 employees, continues to grow and serve customers within a seven county region. We are a locally owned company and want the company to operate as your local store with a friendly, welcoming environment.
After all of these years, it remains our goal to offer a complete product mix that allows our customers to express their emotions and feelings in a heartfelt way. We strive to meet all your social expression and gift needs by offering the best product and the outstanding customer service that you deserve.