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State listening tours on environment, business begin
Tue, May 30th 2023 03:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday launched the educational listening tour for the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act in Buffalo.
Old Falls Street USA seeks artisan vendors for summer
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Old Falls Street USA is looking for local artisan vendors to sell products during weekends this summer. The season is underway and continues through Labor Day weekend, capitalizing on the busy tourist season.
An illuminating career: Grand Island Candle's Joshua Thomas captures WNY scents
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
Joshua Thomas was well into a creative career when he discovered the passion for candlemaking that brought Grand Island Candle Company to life.
NYPA: Low-cost hydropower award to create 160 jobs in Niagara Falls
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to three firms that will spur more than $508 million in capital investments and create 205 jobs
Aquarium of Niagara selects construction manager for expansion, unveils new renderings
Wed, May 24th 2023 08:55 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has selected Turner Construction Co. as the project manager for its first expansion in the organization's 58-year history. The $5 million Great Lakes 360 project, which was formally announced in December, will be a living museum featuring the notable wildlife of the Niagara River and larger Great Lakes ecosystem.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Tue, May 23rd 2023 03:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair on Wednesday, June 7, at Oppenheim Park. Approximately 60 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
BMHA board gets developer update on 'Reimagining Perry Community'
Tue, May 23rd 2023 03:10 pm
Pennrose, the firm selected to transform the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority's circa-1939 Commodore Perry development into a modern, affordable housing community, updated the board of commissioners on the project's design on Monday.
Survey: Most Americans more likely to stay in hotels, vacation this summer vs. last
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:15 am
This summer, most adults are more likely than they were in the summer of 2022 to stay in a hotel and take vacation trips, according to a new national Hotel Booking Index survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and conducted by Morning Consult.
WNY Regional Economic Development Council announces appointment of Steve K. Stoute as co-chair
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:10 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) announced Canisius College president Steve K. Stoute, J.D., was appointed co-chair of the council. Stoute succeeds Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, who served as co-chair since 2019 and will be retiring as president of SUNY Buffalo State University.
Lewiston business owners express concerns over 'sandwich board' sign status
Fri, May 19th 2023 09:25 am
Village of Lewiston business owners expressed their concerns over proposed "sandwich board" sign regulations at a meeting Tuesday with Mayor Anne Welch and Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly.
Average summer residential electric prices expected to be lower than last year across most of state
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:45 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) announced New York's electric grid and its electric utilities are prepared for increased summer demand for electricity. Additionally, the price for electricity paid by full-service residential customers on average is expected to be lower than a year ago, depending on the customer's location, demand and actual market prices.
Hochul announces launch of 43North's ninth startup competition
Thu, May 18th 2023 08:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications are now being accepted for the ninth year of 43North, the state-funded accelerator that invests $5 million annually to attract world-class entrepreneurs to grow their startups in Buffalo. This year, 43North will select five seed-stage startups to receive an investment of $1 million each and join their immersive accelerator program.
Catholic Health to provide temporary emergency services in eastern Niagara County until new Lockport Memorial Hospital open this fall
Wed, May 17th 2023 03:50 pm
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is partnering with Catholic Health to provide temporary emergency services in eastern Niagara County until the health system's new Lockport Memorial Hospital opens this fall.
Destination Niagara USA honored by Niagara USA Chamber
Mon, May 15th 2023 02:20 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber hosted the "Chamber Honors" annual dinner at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Thursday, May 4.
Island Aesthetics celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting
Sat, May 13th 2023 07:00 am
In May of 2022, Karen Paolini, a nurse practitioner, left her job at ECMC to devote herself full-time to running Island Aesthetics, a business she founded to help "aging women feel better about themselves."
State Department of Labor reminds New Yorkers of resources available for working mothers
Fri, May 12th 2023 04:50 pm
This Mother's Day, the New York State Department of Labor is reminding New Yorkers there are a variety of resources available to help working mothers.
Tuscarora business owner Beth Rickard named to NSBA Leadership Council
Fri, May 12th 2023 11:15 am
Beth Rickard from First Nations Copywriter, located on the Tuscarora Territory, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council.
DiMino's Lewiston Tops looks to expand
Fri, May 12th 2023 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston has received plans for an expansion project at DiMino's Lewiston Tops, 906 Center St.
UB TCIE awarded $500,000 grant to grow New York's offshore wind workforce
Fri, May 12th 2023 09:20 am
The University at Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness (UB TCIE) has secured a $500,000 grant from the New York State Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI) to accelerate the development of New York's offshore wind workforce.
Higgins marks full reopening of US-Canada border with push to ease travel & grow tourism
Thu, May 11th 2023 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives during National Travel and Tourism Week, calling the end of COVID-19 restrictions at the northern border "a turning point in rebuilding the interconnected relationships and economies communities along the U.S.-Canada border enjoy."
NYS: Thousands of state jobs available in critical health and human services titles
Thu, May 11th 2023 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced thousands of state jobs are open and available for immediate hiring in the health and human services fields across 10 state agencies as part of the hiring for emergency limited placement program, in an effort to address the statewide workforce shortage in critical health and safety titles across state government.
Hochul issues proclamation celebrating Public Service Recognition Week
Wed, May 10th 2023 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation celebrating Public Service Recognition Week, which started on May 7 and will run through May 13. New York state landmarks will be illuminated in dark blue today in recognition of employees working in the public sector and their contributions.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA welcomes Roadside Diner
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:45 am
A new fast-service restaurant is joining the food court at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA (1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls), as local favorite Roadside Diner is set to open its doors. The restaurant offers a menu of hand-formed burgers, a variety of hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, fries and other sides, as well as milkshakes and floats.
Gas prices and demand slow down; fear of global recession brings oil prices down
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.54, down seven cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.32. The New York state average is $3.68, down three cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.51.
National Travel and Tourism Week 2023: AAA works to move travel forward
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is underway and runs through May 13. The annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry spotlights the essential role that travel will play in driving economic growth and innovation through the theme #TravelForward.
Higgins: $1 million to support small business start-ups in WNY
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1 million in federal funding for Launch NY, what his team called, "the first and only nonprofit venture development organization to provide pro bono mentoring and seed capital access to early-stage startups in the 27 westernmost counties of New York state."
Catholic Health consultants experience data breach
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:20 pm
Minimum Data Set Consultants LLC (MDS), a firm that provides consulting services to skilled nursing facilities across the country, experienced a data breach that may include medical record information from some long-term-care residents within Catholic Health. MDS is in the process of notifying the residents, their family members, or other responsible party.
Orange Cat owners give back to community, preserve history
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:15 am
The Orange Cat Coffee Co. owners Michael Broderick and Robin Faulring recently spent time giving back to the Western New York community - and working to ensure its tales are told.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up 7% in first quarter
Thu, May 4th 2023 10:50 am
Local government sales tax collections in New York state totaled $5.5 billion in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 7.1%, or nearly $369 million, compared to the same three-month period last year, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Legislation gives NYPA additional authority to advance renewable energy generation & decarbonization in NYS
Thu, May 4th 2023 09:45 am
The 2023-24 enacted state budget provides the New York Power Authority (NYPA) with new authority to develop, own and operate renewable energy-generating projects - either alone or in collaboration with other entities - to assist the state in meeting its clean energy targets, including producing 70% of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and creating a zero-emission statewide electrical system by 2040.
Hochul announces agreement to increase New York's minimum wage
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the fiscal year 2024 budget agreement includes a "transformative plan to help low-wage New Yorkers keep up with the rising cost of living by increasing New York's minimum wage for three years, and then tying future increases to inflation."
Alzheimer's Association: Eli Lilly announces topline results from phase 3 trial of donanemab
Wed, May 3rd 2023 11:25 am
Today, Eli Lilly announced positive topline results from their phase 3 TRAILBLAZER-ALZ2 clinical trial of donanemab, an anti-amyloid monoclonal antibody for the treatment of early symptomatic Alzheimer's disease.
Kenmore Mercy and Mount St. Mary's hospitals awarded 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group
Wed, May 3rd 2023 09:35 am
Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital received the Buffalo-Niagara region's only "A" Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit agency that rates hospitals on how well they protect patients from preventable harm.
WEBR: Yuhnke hires top radio jock to lead programming
Wed, May 3rd 2023 09:35 am
Liberty Taxi and broadcasting exec Bill Yuhnke is making news again with the hiring of veteran radio jock Tony Venturoli as the new program director at WEBR Radio 1440 AM.
Higgins: $750,000 to help WNY small businesses establish & expand e-commerce
Wed, May 3rd 2023 07:00 am
During Small Business Week, Congressman Brian Higgins announced $750,000 in federal funding to help Western New York start-ups and existing small businesses develop a website and facilitate opportunities to grow online sales. The funding, secured by Higgins in the 2022 budget, is directed to the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Buffalo State, which is leading the e-commerce program.
AAA offices once again offering foreign currency
Tue, May 2nd 2023 04:35 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is once again offering international travelers the opportunity to purchase foreign currency at preferred exchange rates. The announcement comes as bookings for international travel are up more than 200% this year.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Next Generation United advisory board now accepting proposals for Pitch10 2023
Tue, May 2nd 2023 02:30 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Next Generation United advisory board (NGU) announced the 2023 Pitch10 request for proposals process is now open. Selected finalists for Pitch10 in 2023 will compete for a total of $50,000 in grants - twice as much as last year - thanks to the generosity of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, which has pledged a $25,000 matching grant to support the Pitch10 2023 prize fund.
Attorney general secures agreement with insulin manufacturers to cap prices for uninsured New Yorkers
Tue, May 2nd 2023 01:20 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James today secured agreements from the nation's largest insulin manufacturers, Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC (Sanofi), to cap the price of insulin at $35 per monthly prescription for uninsured New Yorkers for five years.
New Era celebrates Buffalo roots on 59FIFTY Day
Mon, May 1st 2023 01:25 pm
It's the official cap of Major League Baseball, the National Football League and National Basketball Association. It's a cultural icon that has been celebrated in music, featured on screen and stage, and graced runways and red carpets.
Niagara USA Chamber honoring top local leaders
Mon, May 1st 2023 10:50 am
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2023 slate of awardees for the Chamber Honors Awards.

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