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Fallsview Casino Resort, Casino Niagara to reopen additional amenities
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 11:30 am
One week after its initial reopening, Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara announced the reopening of additional amenities and an increase of offerings at both properties. These additional amenities will reopen in accordance with provincial approvals with capacity limits and health and safety measures in effect.
NYPA board of trustees approves $1 million to help towns & villages purchase electric vehicles
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved $1.1 million in additional funding to help New York's municipal and rural electric cooperative systems bring more hybrid and electric vehicles into their fleets. The additional financial assistance, available through the Municipal and Rural Cooperative Electric Utilities Electric-Drive Vehicle Program, will expand a long-running clean energy partnership that encourages electric vehicle use and reduces greenhouse gas emissions across New York.
Cuomo launches second round of $175 million Workforce Development Initiative
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the launch of the second round of the $175 million Workforce Development Initiative.
Fodero joins UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:05 pm
Western New York's largest orthopaedic and sports medicine group is growing again with the addition of Jesse Fodero, M.D., a primary care sports medicine specialist.
AAA: 'Miles-to-empty' warning fuels when drivers decide to fill up
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:10 am
In-dash fuel economy displays estimate the number of miles a vehicle gets per gallon, including how many "miles to empty." AAA tested the accuracy of these systems and found their estimates vary significantly over shorter trips or are dependent on the consistency of things that affect gas mileage like speed and acceleration.
Empire State Development and SMART Local 71 cut ribbon on expanded training facility in Buffalo
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 03:20 pm
Empire State Development and SMART Local 71 on Monday announced the ribbon-cutting for SMART Local 71's expanded training center in Buffalo. SMART Local 71 is the local union of International Association of Sheet Metal, Air Rail and Transportation Workers ("SMART").
NYS REALTORS calls for state aid to renters & landlords
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 03:00 pm
The New York State Association of REALTORS Inc. released the following statement:
HUNT Mortgage teams up with Buffalo Bills & Sabres for Give716 Day
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:50 am
HUNT Mortgage is teaming up with the Buffalo Bills and Sabres Foundation for Give716 Day, Western New York's communitywide day of giving.
Catholic Health begins psychiatric pharmacy clinical consultation service
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:40 pm
To better meet the treatment needs of patients with behavioral health disorders, Catholic Health has implemented a psychiatric pharmacy clinical consultation service. The program offers psychiatric pharmacotherapy review and consultation services to manage behavioral health medication regimens, mitigate adverse drug reactions, and plan for transitions of care.
Modesty Marketplace to host grand-opening celebration
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:35 pm
Modesty Marketplace, a proudly woman-owned clothing and retail store located at 4498 Main St., Amherst, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, July 17. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all customers will receive 25%-off any purchase and receive a free gift with purchase when visiting the store.
Hotel industry launches 'Hotels are Hiring' campaign to fill open jobs; promote benefits of working in industry
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:20 pm
To help fill thousands of open hotel jobs and communicate the benefits of a career in the hotel industry, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and its charitable giving arm, the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced a new advertising campaign across five major hotel markets. The new advertisement will run until early August on digital platforms, radio and in print in select markets.
Cuomo signs legislation repealing provisions of law prohibiting practice of barbering on Sunday
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation (S.3812/A.436) that repeals provisions of law prohibiting the practice of barbering on Sunday. Though rarely enforced, there had been a law on the books making it a misdemeanor to cut hair or provide a shave to another person on Sunday.
New accreditation for UBMD Pediatrics' Sleep Medicine Center
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:25 am
The UBMD Pediatrics Sleep Medicine Center has received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), making it Western New York's only pediatric-dedicated sleep center with this accreditation.
Bailey named chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 05:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Hannah Bailey, M.D., FACOG, as chief of its department of obstetrics and gynecology. The appointment was announced by Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D.
The Summit launches virtual branch
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:00 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union opened a new branch this morning. It's location? Everywhere.
Memorial names Andrea Gray director of marketing, special events & PR
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 06:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Andrea Gray its director of marketing, special events and public relations for the Medical Center Foundation.
SBA administrator announces closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund program
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 11:15 am
This past Friday, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman announced the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program, signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan. The program provided aid to restaurants and other establishments struggling to make ends meet as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ryan announces passage of bill expanding 'ReCharge NY' program to benefit more small businesses
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:00 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan recently announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Ryan's legislation (S.5992), which increases the amount of low-cost power available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations through the New York Power Authority's "ReCharge NY" program. The amount of power available through the program has risen from 100 megawatts to 150 megawatts.
As restaurant relief runs dry, Higgins pushes for additional funding to meet demand
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:00 am
As dedicated federal restaurant relief runs out, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on Congress to move quickly to save jobs and prevent restaurants from having to close their doors. Higgins is cosponsoring the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act (H.R. 3807). The bipartisan legislation introduced in both the House and Senate would provide $60 billion in additional funding to fill the remaining need.
New York Power Authority announces full reopening of Power Vista visitors center
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 10:30 am
The New York Power Authority on Friday announced the full reopening on July 5 of its Power Vista visitors center in Lewiston. Most restrictions in place from the COVID-19 pandemic have been removed; however, those unvaccinated are required to wear masks and practice social distancing, as cited by the New York State Department of Health.
Seneca Gaming Corp. announces appointment of board officers
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:15 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. announced the company's board of directors selected officers for 2021 at the annual meeting. The following members will serve as officers:
Erie County Medical Center among top 50 hospitals in US for racial inclusivity
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Erie County Medical Center has been named among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. for racial inclusivity. The Lown Hospital Index has developed the first ranking to examine the racial inclusivity of over 3,200 hospitals in the country to assess their success at serving the people of color living in their communities.
Women's Business Center to host free in-person & remote 'actionable insights' post-COVID business recovery seminar
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
A seminar hosted by the Women's Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College through the "ReConnect. ReStart. ReGrow." COVID-19 recovery program is bringing together a COVID-19 recovery task force (a panel of industry experts), women business owners and entrepreneurs for a morning of networking and business advice.
New York Power Authority chairman receives American Public Power Association's Public Official Award
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:45 pm
John R. Koelmel, chairman of New York Power Authority board of trustees, received the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award from the American Public Power Association. The award recognizes elected or appointed local officials who have contributed to the goals of the American Public Power Association.
NFMMC cuts ribbon on new 3-D mammography machine
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 04:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting Thursday to celebrate the new GE Senographe 3D Pristina mammography machine located at Memorial's Summit Healthplex, 6934 Williams Road, Niagara Falls.
USAN announces downtown Niagara Falls development strategy
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) on Thursday released its strategy for the redevelopment of several state-owned properties in downtown Niagara Falls acquired through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative. The strategy recommends a range of intermediate steps and attainable site development guidelines for "reimagining a vibrant downtown, while building momentum for sustainable and dynamic long-term development."
Higgins: $2.152 million to support economic recovery & small business opportunity in WNY
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2.152 million in new federal funding made available through the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The Rapid Response Grants, funded with resources approved by Congress in the December 2020 appropriations bill, are targeted to reach distressed and underserved communities.
BBB alert: Keep an eye out for door-to-door salespeople
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:10 pm
We're starting to see them back on the streets: door-to-door salespeople. They're out there offering meat, paving services, magazine subscriptions, security alarms, or other products and services.
Cuomo proposes legislation to waive taxes on funding from $800 million COVID-19 pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed legislation to waive taxes on grants from the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program. Applications for the program will be accepted starting June 10 for small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.
National Grid names Juneteenth a company holiday in US
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 10:20 am
National Grid will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday for all U.S. employees starting this June. The company stated, "National Grid has remained committed to inclusion, equity and diversity over the years, but refocused their efforts in 2020, fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd.
Cuomo launches year 7 of 43North startup competition
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced applications are now being accepted for the seventh year of 43North, the $5 million startup competition that attracts world-class entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Buffalo.
NYPA's economic development awards creating more than 100 jobs in Western New York
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved three low-cost hydropower allocations that will create 102 jobs across Western New York and spur $145 million in private capital investments. The approved awards of 3,580 kilowatts of hydropower from the Power Authority's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston are to Americold Real Estate in Chautauqua County, SGS Recovery in Niagara County and Sumitomo Rubber USA in Erie County.
CBP & NIKE partner to prevent counterfeit shipments from entering US
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:00 am
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a new formal partnership arrangement with NIKE Inc. as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. Under its partnership with CBP, NIKE is donating proprietary technology to aid in authenticating a variety of NIKE merchandise and prevent counterfeit products from entering the U.S.
AHLA statement on updated CDC mask guidance
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, on updated face-covering and physical distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Cuomo: 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of $10 million DRI award
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. His camp stated, "The strategic investments will strengthen small business, support private investment in underutilized buildings, and bring new residential units, commercial space, and a hotel to the historic Bridge District. The investments are part of the governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Western Region."
National Grid joins coalition to increase EV charging across US
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:25 pm
National Grid has just joined seven major utilities in the Electric Highway Coalition, which will enable more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations near highways across the U.S. With more charging stations, more drivers may adopt EVs and existing EV drivers can travel longer distances without range anxiety.
Survey: 71% support targeted relief for hotel industry
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:55 pm
A recent national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows more than seven in 10 Americans (71%) support the federal government providing targeted economic relief to the hotel industry as called for in the Save Hotel Jobs Act. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), will provide a lifeline to hotel employees, providing up to three months of full payroll support.
Catholic Health launches specialty pharmacy services
Mon, May 10th 2021 07:00 am
Furthering its mission to deliver high-quality, compassionate and affordable care to Western New York, Catholic Health announced the launch of a new business line focused on offering comprehensive personalized, specialty pharmacy services across its network of physician practices and clinics. A key part of Catholic Health's community pharmacy initiative, the program is being developed in partnership with Trellis Rx, a leading technology-enabled specialty pharmacy services provider.
Quatroche reappointed to America's Essential Hospitals' board of directors
Fri, May 7th 2021 10:05 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Thursday announced ECMC President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., was reappointed to the board of directors of America's Essential Hospitals by a vote of the association's full national membership.
Regional MWBE online opportunities expo series
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York state will host five events as part of the 2021 Regional Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises Online Opportunities Expo Series. The expos - which will connect MWBEs with New York agencies, expert resources, information on state projects, and tools to access state contracting opportunities - will run from June to August.
 

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