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SBA honors our military spouses, veteran heroes & their entrepreneurial spirit
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:30 am
Across America, there are thousands of military veterans, spouses and transitioning service members looking to start their own businesses. These men and women are proven leaders, and we know that they make outstanding business leaders.
Forbes names The Summit FCU a best-in-state credit union
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 01:05 pm
Forbes has named The Summit Federal Credit Union one of the nation's best in-state credit unions for 2020.
Newly created statewide special counsel for ratepayer protection
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that, in the wake of what he has called repeated failures by utility and telecom companies to meet their obligations to New Yorkers, he has appointed Rory Lancman, a seasoned lawyer and legislator, as statewide special counsel for ratepayer protection.
Support grows for hotel industry's Safe Stay
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 04:10 pm
Support for the American Hotel & Lodging Association's (AHLA) Safe Stay initiative continues to grow with endorsements coming from leading scientists, physicians and public health experts in epidemiology and infectious disease.
BBB research shows spike in online purchase scams since beginning of pandemic
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
Scams related to online purchases, already on the rise, spiked more at the start of the pandemic, according to new research by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). A staggering 80.5% of people reporting online purchase scams in 2020 lost money. Which is a jump from 71.2% in 2015, when BBB began collecting data.
HEALTHeLINK named CPC+ data aggregator by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
HEALTHeLINK has been named the comprehensive primary care plus (CPC+) data aggregator for the Greater Buffalo Region by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CPC+ is a national advanced primary care medical home model initiative that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation.
Sean Ryan commended for environmental leadership
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
Environmental Advocates Action recognized Assemblyman Sean Ryan for his dedication to environmental preservation. Last week, Environmental Advocates Action released its 2020 Environmental Scorecard, which records the environmental votes of all state lawmakers during the legislative session. Ryan has received a perfect score for four years in a row.
Cuomo: 8 additional NYS companies to start producing COVID-19-related equipment & supplies to support in-state needs
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced eight additional Empire State companies have received support from New York to produce needed supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
NYS: $357 million in new pavement renewal projects
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $357 million in funding for the renewal of roadways in every region of New York.
As nation marks 48th anniversary of Clean Water Act, Higgins leads effort to protect its progress
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:00 pm
This week, as the U.S. marks the 48th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and colleagues on the Great Lakes Task Force warned the progress made to restore and protect the Great Lakes is at risk of unravelling.
New York Lottery announces new draw times for NUMBERS, Win4, Take 5 & LOTTO
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
The New York Lottery on Thursday announced a new schedule for live drawings produced from its studios in Schenectady. Effective Nov. 2, the New York Lottery games with new draw times include New York's Daily NUMBERS, Win4, Take 5 and LOTTO.
Executive order extending moratorium on COVID-19-related commercial evictions through Jan. 1
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed an executive order extending the state's moratorium on COVID-19-related commercial evictions and foreclosures through Jan. 1, 2020.
DiNapoli: Halfway through year, revenue hole persists
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 11:05 am
Halfway through the state's fiscal year, state tax receipts are trailing last year by $2.8 billion, according to the September state cash report released by New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Hammonds named senior vice president at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 01:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Alfred "Al" Hammonds, CSSBB, to the post of senior vice president of clinical service operations and business development, effective Nov 2.
M&T ascends to 5th among nation's top small business lenders
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 09:45 am
M&T Bank recently announced it ranked fifth in the nation for the Small Business Administration's (SBA) fiscal year 2020, reflecting its commitment to helping small businesses and communities thrive by providing small business owners with valuable expertise and flexible financing solutions.
Start of construction of $2.5 million mixed-use redevelopment project part of downtown revitalization initiative in Batavia
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 08:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, last week, announced the start of construction of a $2.5 million mixed-use redevelopment project in the City of Batavia.
Survey: 9 in 10 voters support Congress passing another COVID-19 relief bill to help distressed businesses
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:05 pm
Americans are concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on all aspects of the economy, and 90% support Congress passing another economic stimulus bill to help distressed small businesses and employees, according to a new survey of registered voters conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
NOCO installing iWave Technology Systems in restaurants, businesses & homes as a measure to take on COVID-19
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:05 am
As colder weather quickly approaches, businesses are looking at ways to ensure customer and employee safety as activities move indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many safety items on their lists: the installation of air filtration systems.
With less than 48 hours left, governor urges New Yorkers to complete US census
Wed, Oct 14th 2020 08:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday reminded all New Yorkers to complete the census. The census can be completed from home in less than 10 minutes online, by phone or mail. The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the deadline to complete the census is 6 a.m. ET this Friday, Oct. 16.
WellNow Urgent Care opens new center in Hamburg
Wed, Oct 14th 2020 12:10 pm
WellNow Urgent Care - one of the country's fastest-growing urgent care providers - has opened the doors to its newest center in Hamburg. Located at 4909 Southwestern Blvd., the new facility offers treatments for nonlife-threatening injuries and illnesses from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week - with no appointment needed.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet Oct. 22 for announcement of 2021 Greenway grant schedule
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 10:50 am
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, via videoconference. The meeting is open to the public. Contact Carol Sampson if interested in viewing. The meeting agenda includes announcement of the 2021 Buffalo and Erie County Greenway grant schedule.
Deadline to file tax returns and claim impact money is quickly approaching
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 04:05 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Thursday reminded New Yorkers of two important deadlines:
NYS Senate Republicans fight to save 'Farm to School' incentive program
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking for clarity and a reverse course on any potential changes to the successful "Farm to School" incentive program.
Niagara Falls Heritage Arts begins 2020 fall season with 'NF Murals'
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:05 pm
Niagara Falls Heritage Arts, the public art initiative of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, has announced its fall 2020 mural season with three artists lined up for "NF Murals." The project was initiated in 2019 for a successful season with eight artists. It's designed to connect the public with contemporary art, showcasing the area's rich heritage and culture.
HELIXintel simplifies equipment maintenance to save businesses cash, time & energy - for free
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
HELIXintel is making equipment maintenance management easier than ever for small- and medium-sized businesses - for free.
National Fuel approximates a slight increase in winter heating season bill
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 10:15 am
As residents of Western New York hunker down to weather the pandemic this winter at home, nearly every facet of life will remain impacted as we safeguard against the coronavirus. Working from home, learning remotely and the potential that holiday gatherings will look a lot different this year seems to be the new normal.
SBA: Online security assistance available to small business owners
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 10:15 am
Small businesses can help keep their business information safe and protect their online information with free online assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
NY county executives elect Molinaro as president
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 02:20 pm
County executives from across this state elected Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro to serve as president for the New York State County Executives Association. NYSCEA, an affiliate of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), represents the 19 counties that have county executives as their chief elected official. These counties, including the City of New York, represent 16.7 million New Yorkers.
Transportation: Chao launches 'Stop. Trains Can't.' Awareness Campaign to Save Lives at Railroad Grade Crossings
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 02:20 pm
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the launch of this year's "Stop. Trains Can't." public education campaign, which will run through Nov. 8.
Starpoint Middle School raises $4,100 for Golisano Medical Oncology Center
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 05:25 pm
From left, Starpoint Middle School student Connor Church, Principal Dr. Corey Gray, student Sienna Budz, school counselor Kelly Preisch and counselor Andrea Bove present a check for $4,100 on behalf of their school to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo. The check represents proceeds from the school's "Crush Cancer" event, held earlier this year.
New York State Office for New Americans: 'Immigrants Can Code' to empower people with digital literacy skills
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 11:50 am
The New York State Office for New Americans announced the launch of a new initiative, "Immigrants Can Code - Digital Literacy Pilot."
The Summit Federal Credit Union earns 5-star rating
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 10:55 am
BauerFinancial Inc., a premier credit union and bank rating firm, announced The Summit Federal Credit Union has once again been awarded its highest (5-star) rating for financial strength and stability. That means that, even in the current climate, The Summit is able to excel in such areas as capital adequacy, profitability and asset quality.
Trump approves funding for New York
Sat, Oct 3rd 2020 10:40 am
President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for New York.
County delegates elect Ontario County Chairman Jack Marren to full term as NYSAC president
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:00 pm
Ontario County Chairman Jack Marren was elected to serve a full term as president of the New York State Association of Counties. Since January, Marren has been fulfilling the unexpired presidential term of the Hon. Scott Samuelson and will now embark on his own full term as president. The election was held at the county leaders meeting that concluded NYSAC's first ever virtual fall seminar.
2020 census extended
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
The 2020 census deadline has been extended to Monday, Oct. 5. Those who have not yet been counted can go to or call 844-330-2020 for English or 844-468-2020 for Spanish.
National Grid releases 'Net Zero by 2050' plan
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:40 am
On Thursday, National Grid released its "Net Zero by 2050' plan, aimed at achieving net zero by 2050, including emissions from the sale of electricity and gas to customers. The plan builds on a recently announced responsible business charter, which laid out the company's commitments to the environment, employees, customers and communities.
Cuomo announces final regulations requiring insurers to provide fair coverage for mental health & substance use disorders
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced final regulations requiring insurers to put into place policies and procedures that will ensure they are providing comparable coverage for mental health and substance use disorders.
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer increases presence in WNY with new office in Lewiston
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 12:55 pm
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, one of Lewiston's newest real estate companies, announced the opening of a new office at 625 Center St. The new office will offer area homebuyers and sellers an increased level of service and convenience in their real estate transaction needs.
Higgins: $375,000 in federal funding for Launch NY
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $375,000 federal grant from the Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund for Launch NY, an Upstate New York nonprofit Venture Development Organization (VDO) that supports and invests in high-growth, high-impact companies across the 27 westernmost counties in New York.
NYS Department of State announces start of construction for $1.1 million redevelopment project in Batavia
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:50 pm
The New York State Department of State announced the start of construction for a $1.1 million redevelopment project in the City of Batavia. This project, awarded through Batavia's DRI Building Improvement Fund, will rehabilitate a three-story, 7,500 square-foot building built in 1865. Batavia's downtown area is a mixed-use, affordable neighborhood with access to jobs, anchor businesses, and city and county services.

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