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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.
Empire State Development launches database of economic incentives
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:15 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the database of economic incentives is now live on Open NY, New York's award-winning public data platform. It said the database is an accessible, searchable catalogue of ESD's economic development projects: "This dynamic platform further increases transparency into projects that receive ESD support."
Higgins: Canada's proposed tax on US property owners could damage longstanding binational economic relationship
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, a staunch advocate for measures aimed at strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Canada, expressed concern about a measure in Canada's budget 2021 that imposes an additional 1% tax on non-Canadian residential property owners.
Catholic Health hospitals recognized for high-quality maternity care
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:10 am
Three Catholic Health hospitals in Erie and Niagara counties have been recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for high-quality maternity care as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Sisters of Charity Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston were named Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care. The three hospitals delivered more than 5,700 babies in 2019.
Evergreen Health debuts Cabenuva, first HIV drug of its kind, following FDA approval
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:05 pm
Health care organization Evergreen Health debuted Cabenuva (Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine), an HIV-1 treatment regimen approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January and trialed by Evergreen's own physician, Dr. Alyssa Shon. Shon is also a physician in the division of infectious diseases in the department of medicine at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Buffalo City Mission: Nearly $40,000 commitment from Northtown Subaru's 'Share the Love' campaign
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a $38.952.38 financial commitment from Northtown Subaru, a part of Northtown Automotive Companies.
AHLA: State-by-state breakdown on projected hotel industry job loss for 2021
Tue, May 4th 2021 01:50 pm
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) recently released new data showcasing the ongoing devastating impact of COVID-19 on hotel industry employment, including projected hotel job loss through the end of 2021. Without targeted relief from Congress, nationwide, hotels are expected to end 2021 down 500,000 jobs. Hotels are the only major hospitality and leisure segment yet to receive direct aid.
Higgins & Poloncarz planning for broadband expansion in Erie County
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 05:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced continued progress on plans to expand broadband access in Erie County thanks to federal resources included in the American Rescue Plan.
New York Power Authority announces limited reopening of visitors centers May 3
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 02:45 pm
The New York Power Authority announced the limited reopening of three of its visitors centers: the Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and Historic Lansing Manor in Schoharie County, and the Hawkins Point Visitors Center in the North Country.
Hotel industry & union join to urge Congress for aid
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 01:45 pm
The American Hotel & Lodging Association and UNITE HERE, the largest hospitality workers union in North America, joined forces to call on Congress to pass the Save Hotel Jobs Act. AHLA said, "The bill, introduced by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), provides a lifeline to hotel workers, providing the assistance they need to survive until travel returns to prepandemic levels."
Buffalo Bills announce partnership extension with The Original Pizza Logs
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:55 am
The Buffalo Bills and Finger Food Products Inc., the proud purveyor of The Original Pizza Logs, announced a partnership extension that furthers The Original Pizza Logs' presence as the "Official Finger Food" of the Buffalo Bills. As the 2021 football season approaches, the Bills and The Original Pizza Logs will be unveiling new engagement experiences for fans to enjoy at home, while tailgating and inside Highmark Stadium.
'Operation Hardhat' to take place across NYS as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Police will conduct "Operation Hardhat" enforcement activities all week in support of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which takes place from April 26-30. During "Operation Hardhat," members of the State Police patrol Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority work zones to enforce work zone speed limits and ensure motorists are obeying flagging personnel.
NYS: $2.8 million available for municipal charging stations and zero-emission vehicles
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced $2.8 million is now available to help municipalities purchase or lease zero-emission vehicles for fleet use and to install public charging stations. Administered by the State Department of Environmental Conservation and announced during the weeklong celebration of Earth Day 2021, the grants are part of New York's commitment to support municipal efforts to meet the challenges posed by climate change.
Tops reminds community of pharmaceutical drop-off locations during 20th annual National Drug Take Back Day
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:30 pm
Saturday, April 24, marks the 20th annual National Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Tops Friendly Markets & Flashfood celebrate Earth Day by announcing 17 million pounds of food diverted from landfills
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:30 pm
What started out as a small step toward reducing carbon footprint has blossomed into quite the environmental impact.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo appoints Lostracco-Reed director of clinical services
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced the appointment of Megan Lostracco-Reed as director of clinical services.
Modern Disposal provides Earth Day cleanup in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 07:00 am
On Saturday, April 17, Modern Disposal Services employees and their family members celebrated Earth Day by helping to make sure the surrounding community looked its best heading into spring.
Maid of the Mist announces launch of 2021 season
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Electricity will be in the air 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, when the James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla set sail to commence the Maid of the Mist's 2021 season - the company's 136th consecutive year of operation. The all-electric, emission-free vessels - the only ones of their kind in the U.S. - will ferry guests to the base of the American and Horseshoe falls, providing them with an iconic experience unlike any other.
New York Power Authority announces completion of lighting upgrades at Niagara Falls Housing Authority
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:35 pm
The New York Power Authority on Wednesday announced the completion of new energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures at four Niagara Falls Housing Authority facilities, and an energy audit to identify additional energy saving opportunities.
Tops Partners with Convergent Energy + Power to provide 75+ stores with solar power
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 10:55 am
Tops Friendly Market and Convergent Energy + Power have partnered to deliver more renewable energy to upstate New Yorkers in the form of community solar paired with battery storage. As a result of this partnership, more than 75 Tops stores will be powered by the solar farms, which will reduce the stores' carbon footprint. The solar-plus-storage projects developed by Convergent provide Tops and upstate New Yorkers access to solar energy whether or not the sun is shining and reduce the state's reliance on power plants during peak demand hours.
NYPA approves 5-year roadmap to achieve enterprisewide sustainability agenda
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 05:40 pm
The New York Power Authority announced a five-year plan that establishes goals and strategies to achieve the state's bold climate leadership goals through a comprehensive sustainability agenda. Progress against NYPA's sustainability plan will be measured with annual sustainability reports that will detail NYPA's progress as the authority continues to lead New York's transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York.
NYSEG, RG&E programs help customers save energy, reduce costs & improve carbon footprint
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:55 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) released information about the companies' energy-savings programs that help reduce customers' energy costs. Through the utilization of new technologies, they said these programs contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and CO2 in the environment.
Buffalo: 3rd annual 'Freelance Business Week' includes virtual & in-person activities to provide freelance business owners a chance to share best practices
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed "Freelance Business Week" in the City of Buffalo. He was joined Monday by Marie Domon-Pazych, the founder of the local and regional event.
Wegmans Buffalo stores to host hiring event
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:45 pm
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Wegmans is hosting a virtual hiring event to immediately fill customer service team member positions at its Buffalo-area stores.
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo wins BBB Torch Award for Ethics
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:15 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York announced Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo (CCCS) as winner of the Torch Award for Ethics in the Large Nonprofit Category.
Award-winning psychiatrist joins Niagara Falls Memorial medical staff
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:10 pm
Jeffery Grace, M.D., was appointed to the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, where he will serve as a psychiatrist for outpatient behavioral health services. Memorial Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D., announced the appointment.
Join over 150,000 New Yorkers who have already filed their tax returns for free
Thu, Apr 15th 2021 08:40 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is encouraging taxpayers to take advantage of the free resources available 24/7 at www.tax.ny.gov, including the Free File program. Taxpayers with income of $72,000 or less in 2020 can electronically complete and submit their federal and New York state income tax returns online for free.
Cuomo announces round 3 awards from Western New York Workforce Development Challenge
Wed, Apr 14th 2021 01:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced more than $1.5 million from the third round of funding of the Western New York Workforce Development Challenge has been awarded to four local not-for-profit organizations. The program, part of the governor's Buffalo Billion initiative, helps ensure Western New York's workforce pipeline is being responsive to industry demands, and invests in innovative approaches to workforce training for underserved populations.
'Tops Totes for Change' raises over $248,000 for charities - all while reducing carbon footprint
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:05 pm
Launched in September of 2019, "Tops Totes for Change" encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for $1.99, with $1 of the proceeds donated back to four local community organization.
Arbor Capital Management donates Girl Scout cookies to local hometown heroes
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:05 pm
On April 9, Arbor Capital Management donated 500 packages of Girl Scout cookies to The Hometown Heroes Project through the Girl Scouts of Western New York. The cookies were delivered to local essential workers, first responders, and other hometown heroes to thank them for their tireless work in the community.
Higgins announces federal help for struggling Western New York restaurants
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced new federal relief available to help restaurants struggling due to the pandemic. A $28.6 billion restaurant revitalization fund was included in the American Rescue Plan supported by Higgins.
New York Power Authority signs host site agreement for first long-duration use of zinc-air storage system at UB
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:25 am
The New York Power Authority on Thursday announced the signing of an agreement with Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. and the University at Buffalo for the planned deployment of the company's patented zinc-air energy storage system (ZESS), marking a first demonstration of a long-duration use in New York, and a development that could support further integration of renewable power sources into the electric grid.
Higgins & Jacobs announce $650,000 grant for Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:15 am
Congress members Brian Higgins and Chris Jacobs announced $650,000 in grant funding to the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) to be used for runway updates at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union donates $3,500 to YWCA of Niagara Frontier
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:10 am
As part of its "commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits," Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union distributed its second gift to YWCA of Niagara Frontier, whose goal is improving the lives of women living in WNY. A check in the amount of $3,500 was presented to organization CEO Kathy Granchelli on Tuesday, March 23.
Spring can deliver severe weather surprises
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:45 am
Grassroots Newswire - Spring brings warmer weather, longer days and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialist Chris Christodoulides of SERVPRO of north Niagara County.
New York Power Authority's economic development awards to support 2,292 jobs across New York
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved economic development awards to 23 entities that will support 2,292 jobs across the state - with 870 jobs newly created - and spur more than $580 million in private capital investments. Eighteen entities are receiving awards through ReCharge NY energy allocations, while the remaining five are receiving Niagara hydropower allocations and funding awards to enterprises in Western New York.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital grows robotic surgery program with acquisition of da Vinci system
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:45 pm
Minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery is now available at Mount St. Mary's Hospital with the addition of the latest generation da Vinci robotic surgical system. The technology provides doctors with the most advanced robotic surgery equipment available today, reducing recovery times, improving clinical outcomes, and redefining standards of care for area patients.
 

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