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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.
A conversation with interior designer Diane Garey, owner of Diane Garey Interiors
Sat, Apr 29th 2023 07:00 am
Diane Garey owns a Grand Island-based interior design company. In this conversation, she talks about how she transforms homes into places that people can love and enjoy living in, regardless of the client's budget.
Destination Niagara USA to host outdoor media event
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 02:50 pm
Destination Niagara USA will host 11 members of the media from different areas of the U.S. who will converge on the Niagara Region from Sunday, April 30, through Saturday, May 6.
As seen on TV: Blessing Bracelet showcased in Hallmark movie available at Chéri Amour
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 11:00 am
The Blessing Bracelet described in a recent article is not only a real thing, it can really be yours now that orders have arrived at Chéri Amour in Lewiston.
Empire State Development report outlines first year accomplishments of Office of Strategic Workforce Development
Thu, Apr 27th 2023 07:55 pm
Empire State Development (ESD) has released the first progress report from its Office of Strategic Workforce Development (OSWD), announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul in her 2022 State of the State address to reimagine New York state's approach to strategic, collaborative and equitable workforce development.
Wegmans, American Heart Association team to save lives through CPR
Wed, Apr 26th 2023 09:35 am
The American Heart Association, the worldwide leader in resuscitation science and education, and Wegmans are adding lifesavers to the chain of survival by providing Hands-Only CPR education resources in the community.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases guide with scam prevention tips for homeowners
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:35 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection announced the release of a comprehensive guide with scam prevention tips for homeowners.
Not so fast, robots: Humans are still the best stock traders
Tue, Apr 25th 2023 02:35 pm
Algorithms have increasingly replaced stock traders over the past few decades, but a new University at Buffalo School of Management study has found that market quality decreases when humans are removed from the equation.
Niagara USA Chamber to host ribbon-cutting for new auxiliary space in Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 05:55 pm
As the countywide chamber of commerce, the Niagara USA Chamber is used to holding ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new companies. However, its next ribbon-cutting will be a little different, as it will cut the ribbon on its own new auxiliary business space.
Community Beer Works announces planned second location, new director of operations
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 09:40 am
On Saturday, Community Beer Works (CBW) announced a planned second location in Buffalo, at 976 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo. The announcement came as part of a surprise reveal at the brewery's 11-year anniversary party, where the taproom was transformed with a balloon installation alongside renderings of the new space.
AAA: Summer travel expected to be hot
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 09:40 am
The summer travel season is expected to surpass prepandemic numbers! In fact, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is bracing for what could be a record summer for air travel.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY announces new marketing & communications director
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 02:20 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY (RMHC of WNY) announced its appointment of Darlene M. Wilber as the organization's new marketing and communications director.
Wegmans selects hometown manufacturer Roc Paper Straws as new paper straw supplier
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:40 am
Wegmans recently announced it selected Rochester-based manufacturer Roc Paper Straws as its companywide supplier of paper straws for all its Market Cafés, restaurants and corporate worksites.
Russell J. Salvatore celebrates 90th birthday with party at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 10:00 am
Hospitality icon Russell J. Salvatore celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday, April 16, with a spectacular black-tie gala with a "Black and Gold" theme at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
NYS Department of Civil Service announces state & 40 county civil service agencies now offering online civil service examination for correction officers
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
The New York State Department of Civil Service (DCS) announced 40 county civil service agencies are now offering an online civil service examination for correction officers to help improve recruitment for these public safety titles.
Enhance your garden this spring with Buffalo Zoo Poo
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 07:00 am
Tend, a sustainable product brand owned by NOCO, in partnership with the Buffalo Zoo, is giving gardeners an opportunity to add a local, and sustainable, twist to their gardens this spring with the launch of Buffalo Zoo Poo compost.
Gov. Hochul announces advancement of 'transformational redevelopment' of North Aud Block at Buffalo's Canalside
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced actions to advance construction of the Canalside Gateway Building and transformation of the North Aud Block in Buffalo - projects her team said, "are key to the ongoing revitalization of Buffalo's downtown and waterfront district."
Give road crews a break: National Grid urges drivers to slow down in work zones
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 07:00 am
National Grid reminds drivers to slow down when approaching work zones on roads and highways as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. The annual commemoration, promoted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, takes place April 17-21 and marks the start of spring construction season.
The Plant Shack is open, thriving in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 11:00 am
Ever since Rachel Stepien opened The Plant Shack on Center Street in Lewiston mid-pandemic, she has been lauded as an ideal neighbor, businesswoman and philanthropist. So, when her storefront windows were briefly boarded up earlier this month, passersby were concerned.
YBPA announces awards at spring members meeting
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 10:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its spring 2023 membership meeting Tuesday at the Ontario House (aka Jug). The well-attended event included YBPA's installation of officers and board of directors by the Hon. David Truesdale, as well as number of informational items for members.
Gamers at Vortex VR & Arcade are in it to win it
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 09:00 am
Vortex VR & Arcade, located in the One Niagara Welcome Center at 360 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, is a new arcade center, mixed in with traditional games, with a focus on the latest virtual reality games people can play - not only with their family and friends, but also with people around the country.
Hochul: More than $8.3 million to municipalities for electric vehicle charging infrastructure
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $8.3 million to 70 municipalities to install electric vehicle charging stations for public use.
AVANGRID announces 'steep discounts,' energy savings to utility customers with new Earth Day offer
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 09:20 am
Just in time for Earth Day, AVANGRID Inc., a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, announced today a new opportunity for customers to increase their energy efficiency.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases guide with scam prevention tips for first-time homebuyers
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection announced the release of a comprehensive guide with important scam prevention tips for first-time homebuyers. The guide is part two of a five-part consumer alert series to help New Yorkers navigate housing scams, which are a continuously growing risk for consumers.
Knights of Columbus, St. Stephen's announce plan for new site
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 will use proceeds from the recent sale of its club building and nearly nine acres of land at 1841 Whitehaven Road to repurpose, maintain and manage the former St. Stephen's R.C. "Old Church" at 2106 Baseline Road, the church and council announced this week.
Information meeting gets word out on proposed NISE expansion at former Summit Park Mall
Fri, Apr 7th 2023 11:00 am
Town of Wheatfield Planning Board officials knew they needed to get the word out on possible changes coming to the former Summit Park Mall as soon as they could.
Tax time! Protect your personal information and refund when filing taxes
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection shared advice to help New York taxpayers prevent identity theft and tax fraud. Taxes are due Tuesday, April 18. Filing promptly and observing the following tips can help keep your personal information safe and speed your refund.
Higgins, People Inc. announce $2 million to expand telehealth for seniors & people with disabilities
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins secured $2 million in the federal 2023 budget to expand and improve telehealth services for Western New York senior citizens, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and people with Alzheimer's. The funding will support People Inc.'s model addressing health equity among vulnerable populations.
Fortune Media, Great Place to Work name Wegmans to 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:05 pm
Great Place To Work and Fortune magazine have honored Wegmans as one of the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is Wegmans 26th time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at No. 4.
ESD announces application window opens for round 5 of Grow-NY business competition
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 10:30 am
Empire State Development on Monday announced the application window is open for round five of the Grow-NY food and agriculture competition.
From globetrotters to first timers, travelers are seeing the world in 2023
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:35 pm
International trips continue to rise dramatically! After AAA reported a 30% jump in international travel for spring break, new AAA booking data reveals that international travel is up more than 200% compared to 2022. Hotel bookings are seeing the biggest jump, up more than 300% over last year. Unfortunately, the spike in demand is driving up airfare. Ticket prices for international trips have increased more than 30%, yet travelers aren't hesitating when it comes to booking international getaways.
Gas prices jump on unexpected announcement
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.50, up 6 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.20. The New York state average is $3.47, up 5 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.30.
Ryan honors Revolution Buffalo as March 'Small Business of the Month'
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 09:55 am
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced Revolution Buffalo was selected as the 61st Senate District Small Business of the Month for March. In recognition of its commitment to giving back to the community, Ryan will present Revolution's owners with a New York State Senate Empire Award.
SOLD: Grand Island Knights of Columbus hall has new owners
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
James J. Panepinto, president of a 91-year-young family business, Pinto Construction Services Inc., and a long-time member of the Mary Star of the Seas Knights of Columbus Council No. 4752, has purchased the club building at 1841 Whitehaven Road, and the nearly nine acres of land behind it.
Taste of Buffalo winner of USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice for Best City Food Festival
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:30 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced it is a winner in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest, and placed No. 1 in the Best City Food Festival category.
NYATEP introduces inaugural Buffalo & Niagara Falls Workforce Leadership Academy fellows
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:45 am
The New York Association for Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP) introduced the inaugural class of a new program designed to improve local economic mobility and workforce development efforts, while presenting innovative solutions to the challenges faced by workers and businesses.
Hochul: $17 million affordable mixed-use housing development for seniors in Buffalo
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of La Plaza de Virginia, a $17 million mixed-use housing development that provides 46 affordable and supportive homes for seniors in Buffalo. The newly constructed development on the city's west side also features a restaurant and a community service facility that will house a recreational adult day program open to the public.

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