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Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee announces awards
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 01:10 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announced six new awards totaling approximately $2 million for beautification and improvement projects along the Buffalo and Erie County portion of the Greenway.
Buffalo Common Council reforms apprentice law
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 09:45 am
On Tuesday, the Buffalo Common Council voted unanimously to strengthen the city's apprentice law.
PSC approves electric reliability standards to meet peak summer demand
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 09:25 am
The New York State Public Service Commission has approved an increase in the amount of electricity kept in reserve during the summer peak in New York to ensure adequate levels of electricity capacity are available to serve peak load and system emergency conditions.
ESD: Innovative pilot plant on Buffalo's East Side to create sustainable protein source for use in aquaculture feed
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:15 am
Empire State Development announced River Road Research is building a pilot plant on Buffalo's East Side that will transform food waste into a sustainable protein source useful in pet food, poultry and aquaculture feed.
Erie County Medical Center named top 10% in nation for orthopedic services
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation for orthopedic services, according to new research by AnchorHealthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer: Geraldine Andolina recipient of GRAND CENTURION Producer Award
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
Amy Winklhofer, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, announced Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Geraldine Andolina with the CENTURY 21 GRAND CENTURION Producer award following her successful 2020 sales totals.
ESD's 'NY Ventures' & NYSTAR announce 'Built by Women: Frank Conversations with Women Founders and Funders' series
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the "Built by Women: Frank Conversations with Women Founders and Funders" virtual speaker series will begin on Thursday, March 18, with the first event, "Lift Off: Raising your Seed Round" at 12:30 p.m.
EPA selects PUSH Buffalo to receive $200,000 brownfields job training grant to 'build skilled environmental workforce in economically distressed communities'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:15 am
On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) of Buffalo is one of 18 organizations to receive a total of $3.3 million in grants for environmental job training programs across the country.
Health leaders to AG James: HealthNow/Highmark deal 'will shortchange New Yorkers on charitable funds'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:10 am
A group of six philanthropic organizations serving Western New York recently sent the following letter to New York State Attorney General Letitia James to express their dissatisfaction with the proposed charitable requirements of the affiliation of HealthNow New York - the largest health plan in Western New York - and Highmark, a health care company headquartered in Pennsylvania.
KeyBank: $40 billion investment in communities, including affordable housing, economic inclusion & climate change funding commitments
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:10 am
Building on early fulfilment of its groundbreaking $16.5 billion community benefits plan, KeyBank announced it will increase its commitment to $40 billion. The investments will continue focus on economic access and equity for underserved communities and populations.
Biden: 'America is coming back'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 10:45 am
On Thursday, after he signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, President Joe Biden said, "America is coming back."
Destination Niagara cautiously optimistic about 2021
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
John Percy and the Destination Niagara USA team hosted a webinar Wednesday to provide an update on travel, tourism and marketing in what will hopefully soon be a post-pandemic world.
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's inspiring families to 'Keep Fishin" ' with largest annual fishing event
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 12:50 pm
While millions of Americans rediscovered the joy of fishing throughout 2020, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's is inspiring families to "Keep Fishin' " with the return of spring and its largest annual fishing event, the Spring Fishing Classic. The annual event takes place March 11-31 in all Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's stores and online.
BBB: Gift cards an increasingly popular tool for scammers, study finds
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
Gift cards are that gift that always fits and stands up to social distancing.
NYPA names Daniella Piper regional manager for Western New York
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
The Niagara Power Project has a new executive in charge of its operations following the appointment by the New York Power Authority of Daniella Piper to regional manager of Western New York - the top position at NYPA's flagship hydroelectric project in Lewiston. Piper previously served as chief of staff for NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones and vice president of NYPA's digital transformation office.
AT&T boosts network speeds & coverage in Erie, Niagara counties
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:05 pm
AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Erie and Niagara counties got a big boost in wireless connectivity with the addition of 17 new cell sites (13 in Erie and four in Niagara) to enhance the area's 4G LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.
New York Power Authority makes 'significant progress' on BuildSmart2025 to reduce energy consumption at state buildings
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 12:25 pm
The New York Power Authority has made "significant progress" during the first year of BuildSmart2025, a statewide energy efficiency program aimed at drastically reducing energy usage in state facilities, the company stated Monday.
CAO of WNY makes key promotions within leadership team
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 11:10 am
The Community Action Organization of Western New York has announced key leadership changes.
Niagara Falls gets a little Moxie
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 05:15 pm
Got the COVID-19 winter blues?? Book an appointment at the newest Aveda salon in Niagara Falls for an early jump on a spring makeover.
HealthClix puts Niagara Falls Memorial at your fingertips
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:45 pm
Connecting with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is now easier than ever.
NY MEP announces nearly $1 million in COVID recovery project funding for manufacturers
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 01:00 pm
Four centers within the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) network have launched competitive grant programs designed to help manufacturers solve challenges created by COVID-19, emerge from the crisis more resilient and adaptable, and prepare for future emergencies.
Protect yourself from identity theft during tax season
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 12:55 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, along with the New York State Office of Information Technology Services and the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection, shared important tips to help New York taxpayers guard against identity theft and prevent tax fraud.
SBA Buffalo celebrates Women's History Month
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:35 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Buffalo District Director Franklin J. Sciortino likes to say women are playing a central role in successfully building, growing and pivoting their businesses.
ESD, NYPA announce start of interior demolition & refurbishment for sugar refinery at former Bethlehem Steel Site
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
Empire State Development and New York Power Authority announced Miami-based sugar cane refiner Sucro Sourcing has begun interior demolition and refurbishment for its sugar refinery at the former Bethlehem Steel Site in Lackawanna.
Eastern Hills Mall launches 'Off-Broadway Market'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 10:05 am
Each weekend in March and through Easter, Eastern Hills Mall will offer a holiday shopping experience with established mall retailers, traditional vendors Western New Yorkers have come to rely on for Easter treats, and some exciting new merchants. It's a shopper's paradise that mall executives are calling, "The Off-Broadway Farmers & Artisans Market."
NYSEG, RG&E raise awareness of utility scams during National Consumer Protection Week
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 11:25 am
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) this week join Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize National Consumer Protection Week, which aims to educate customers on how they can guard against becoming victims of impostor utility scams.
Buffalo-Niagara selling price gains continue in January
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:25 pm
Selling prices of homes in the Buffalo-Niagara region continued to increase in January, posting a 12.9% gain in the January 2021 median sales price compared to a year ago, according to the housing market report released by the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS (BNAR). January home sales started the year slightly behind the start of 2020.
DCP assists consumers in recouping nearly $3 million in 2020 tied to COVID-19-related complaints
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 02:40 pm
To kick off National Consumer Protection Week, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection on Monday announced it assisted 31,689 New Yorkers with a variety of consumer protection matters related to COVID-19 in 2020, resulting in a record $2,831,400 being returned to consumers wallets.
Higgins announces passage of legislation supporting local National Heritage Areas
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved legislation that includes the National Heritage Area Act, authorizing $750,000 per year for each National Heritage Area, including the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, through fiscal year 2036.
SBA veterans small business advisory committees to host virtual public meetings March 3-4
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:55 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration's interagency task force on veterans small business development (IATF) and advisory committee on veterans business affairs (ACVBA) will hold virtual public meetings on March 3 and 4, respectively, via Microsoft Teams.
ESD announces completion of infrastructure improvements at Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:20 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the completion of interior infrastructure improvements at the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center, located at 334 E. Utica, on the Buffalo East Side.
NY housing market continues its strong momentum to start 2021
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 03:50 pm
A robust winter housing market continued into 2021 with both pending and closed sales remaining strong, according to the housing report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS.
BBB advice for helping Texas and other areas facing weather issues/power outages
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:35 pm
As Texas and other parts of the country have been hit with snow and bitterly cold weather, millions have lost power, heat, and/or water. Many people are looking for ways to help those in need. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York encourages people to visit Give.org to verify if the charity chosen meets the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.
Cooper Sign Company awarded project at Western New York National Cemetery
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 08:35 am
Cooper Sign Company recently was chosen as the supplier for wayfinding signage, bronze medallions, dimensional letters and interior signage for Western New York National Cemetery, a 269-acre Department of Veteran Affairs national cemetery in Genesee County. The new national cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 96,000 veterans for the next 70 years and will be the seventh VA national cemetery in New York.
SBA Buffalo District to honor resource partners
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 10:55 am
This National Entrepreneurship Week, the Buffalo District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will honor its resource partners for what it called "their tireless entrepreneurial assistance in serving the small business community and their continuing efforts during the nation's pandemic recovery."
Lori Allan becomes president of PRSA
Thu, Feb 11th 2021 09:10 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Lori Allan as president for the year 2021. Allan heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
Montante Construction acquires Tedesco Construction Services
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 03:45 pm
Montante Construction and Tedesco Construction Services on Wednesday announced a definitive agreement for Montante to acquire Tedesco. Montante Construction is a full-service construction management and general contracting firm, while Tedesco Construction Services is an established leader in the design and construction of preengineered metal building systems.
Bagneschi named Schoellkopf Health Center administrator
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 03:45 pm
Christopher J. Bagneschi has been named administrator of the Schoellkopf Health Center.
Child Advocacy Center of Niagara awarded national reaccreditation
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 03:45 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara was awarded reaccreditation by the National Children's Alliance - the national association and accrediting body for children's advocacy centers across the country.
WellNow Urgent Care to add 300 health care jobs in New York, Ohio, Illinois & Michigan
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:45 pm
WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country's fastest-growing urgent care providers, announced plans to hire approximately 300 employees over the next three months to fill open positions at its centers in New York, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. This accelerated hiring strategy follows WellNow's December acquisition of Hometown Urgent Care & Occupational Health, which nearly doubled WellNow's footprint, making it one of the top 10 urgent care providers in the U.S.
 

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