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Ribbon-cutting for 3 Sisters Garlic
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 10:30 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas participated in a recent ribbon-cutting for 3 Sisters Garlic.
Department of State's Consumer Protection Division issues warnings for consumers as holiday season approaches
Mon, Nov 7th 2022 07:00 am
The New York Department of State's Consumer Protection Division (DCP) announced the rollout of a five-part consumer alert series to help cost-conscious New Yorkers navigate the holiday shopping season. In the coming weeks, consumers will receive guidance on charity scams, credit cards, gift cards, refunds, returns and warranties.
BBB institute partners with Amazon and Capital One to improve Scam Tracker
Mon, Nov 7th 2022 07:00 am
The BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust is partnering with Amazon and Capital One to help people learn about scams, report them, and avoid losing money and/or personal information by enhancing the capabilities of the BBB Scam Tracker online reporting tool. The new features make it easier for consumers to identify scams and report them, while arming partners with more robust data on scammers to better protect consumers.
Grand Island's T's Dry Bar offers self-care & fun
Sat, Nov 5th 2022 11:00 am
At 22 years old, cosmetologist Theresa West is a business owner, doing the work that she loves most.
Seneca Gaming Corp. names GMs
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 03:25 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. announced Joanne Israel and Marc Papaj, two longtime employees, have been named general manager at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, respectively.
Higgins joins Viridi to highlight more than doubling of battery manufacturing operations at Buffalo facility
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Viridi Chairman and CEO Jon M. Williams to highlight the Buffalo company's role as a national green energy sector leader.
Empire State Development announces Americarb to expand manufacturing operations in Niagara County
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Empire State Development announced that Americarb Inc., a leading global producer of carbon and graphite advanced materials, plans to add 45 jobs and invest $6 million in its Niagara Falls plant. The investment will be used to purchase and install new machinery and equipment utilized in the manufacturing of high-temp composite material for the production of clean hydrogen, and in aerospace and defense applications.
Higgins & Poloncarz announce $1.3 million in federal investments made in local small businesses through Erie County's microenterprises loan/grant program
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:25 am
On Wednesday, Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz visited Stack Burger in Lackawanna to highlight efforts to boost small businesses in Erie County through the microenterprise loan/grant program. The initiative provides small businesses with five employees or fewer with loan/grant funding of up to $35,000 thanks to resources made available through the federal CARES Act.
Envision Benefits Group opens in Tonawanda
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson welcomed the organization's newest member, Envision Benefits Group, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. She said, "Envision Benefits Group joins the growing list of businesses relocating or opening in the Tonawandas."
Northwest Bank shares best practices for fraud protection & cybersecurity as holiday shopping season approaches
Tue, Nov 1st 2022 07:00 am
The busy holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and Northwest Bank is reminding consumers of best practices to consider for added protection in today's digital age.
Higgins: More than $571,000 to support green workforce development in Buffalo
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Buffalo Sewer Authority General Manager O.J. McFoy, and Heart of the City Neighborhoods on Monday to announce a federal investment totaling $571,934 in the Buffalo Green Infrastructure Stewardship and Workforce Development Program. Funding for the initiative, secured by Higgins as part of the federal 2022 budget, will provide training for careers in green infrastructure maintenance.
ABC dedicates WNY classrooms in memory of Charles 'Chip' Jones Jr.
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 11:55 am
Last week, The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors held a dedication ceremony at its Western New York regional office in Buffalo to honor Charles G. "Chip" Jones Jr., who passed away this summer. Jones, "a beloved member of ABC, and a pillar of his Western New York community," was president of Wittburn Enterprises Inc.
Santa's biggest little helper is back this season with Tops Christmas Bonus
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 10:55 am
Santa's little elves are busy at work helping you save big once again this holiday season, with the return of Tops Christmas Bonus! Turn one stop into huge savings on groceries, gas and your holiday gifts!
National average gas price stabilizes, but New York prices climb more than 14 cents in one week
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 10:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.76, down 3 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.40. The New York state average is $3.82, up 14 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.55.
Chamber of Commerce celebrates The Sokody Sales Team with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 29th 2022 07:00 am
The office of The Sokody Sales team, located at 1939 Grand Island Blvd., is more than just a workplace; it is a place where "work would be considered like home," said owner Jason Sokody.
Radisson project clearing hurdles: Latest proposals see a number of changes
Sat, Oct 29th 2022 07:00 am
Progress continues toward residential living at the Radisson Hotel -- Niagara Falls -- Grand Island property at Whitehaven and East River roads. A number of procedural steps were taken at last month's Grand Island Town Board meeting, and further action is expected at November's Planning Board meeting.
Maguire family of dealerships moves into Buffalo area, adds Grand Island Chevrolet, Toyota & Hyundai outlets From Fuccillo Auto Group
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 03:15 pm
The Maguire Family of Dealerships on Thursday announced its acquisition of Fuccillo Chevrolet of Grand Island, Fuccillo Toyota of Grand Island, and Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island from the Fuccillo Auto Group, marking the Maguire family of dealerships' first entrance into the Greater Buffalo market.
New social media community aims to build connection space for people of color in nonprofit sector
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 02:30 pm
A new social media community specifically created by and for people of color and targeted to nonprofit professionals in Western New York is now available on the Mobilize platform.
Following Build Back Better Grant, Higgins and Goodwill of WNY outline plans to accelerate workforce training & job placement in advanced manufacturing
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday joined Goodwill of Western New York President and CEO Thomas R. Ulbrich to outline how a portion of the recently awarded $25 million federal Build Back Better Grant will be used to support career training and job placement for Western New York workers.
Andrea Tarshus runs toward goal of helping others
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 07:00 am
When Andrea A. Tarshus, Esq., decided to leave the corporate setting of practicing law and become a sole practitioner, she knew her practice would focus on entrepreneurs, minority and women-owned businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.
Discover Runaway Bay: New Youngstown development offers unique amenities
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:00 am
When it comes desirable living, there are certainly many options to choose from throughout Western New York. From East Aurora to Clarence; Lewiston to Grand Island, the City of Buffalo; the ring suburbs, including Amherst, Lancaster, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Williamsville, Lockport and beyond. One can find wonderful locations to build the home of their dreams. But when it comes to a unique property offering, well, there's a few that truly stand out over others.
Tops Markets announces launch of free gas and groceries campaign
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 09:35 am
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania and Vermont, announced the launch of its 2022 free gas and grocery campaign. The promotion will run from Oct. 23 through Nov. 5 at all participating Tops locations. Last year, the initiative raised $69,426 for Oishei Children's Hospital.
Five $1 million winners of 43North's 8th annual startup competition
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 09:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the winners of the eighth annual 43North Finals, New York state's $5 million startup competition held in Buffalo, in which five companies were each awarded a $1 million investment. In addition to the financial investments, the five winners will relocate their companies to Buffalo and work out of the 43North incubator in the city's tallest skyscraper, Seneca One.
DEC reminds homeowners & landlords to prioritize safety with home heating this fall, winter
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised homeowners and landlords to put safety first when preparing for home heating needs this fall and winter.
NYSERDA, National Grid announce round 1 results of community solar program offering for underserved
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:50 pm
The New York Energy Research and Development Authority, in partnership with National Grid, announced 21 community solar projects, totaling more than 120 megawatts, have been selected as part of the first round of a community solar program that delivers the benefits of clean energy to underserved New Yorkers.
USAN announces completion of Third Street rehab project in Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) announced 466 Third St., in Niagara Falls, is now complete, adding value to the Third Street business district, and providing new residential and commercial opportunities.
Niagara Falls USA: Public Employees Federation citywide convention brings business to region
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 12:15 pm
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center will welcome the 44th annual Public Employees Federation (PEF) convention from Sunday, Oct. 23, through Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Analysis: 2022 hotel leisure travel revenue projected to be up 14% over pre-pandemic levels
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 12:10 pm
U.S. hotel leisure travel revenue is projected to end 2022 14% above 2019 levels, while hotel business travel revenue is expected to come within 1% of 2019 levels, according to a new analysis released Monday by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Kalibri Labs.
Delaware North donates $20,000 to Community Missions
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 07:10 pm
Neither a global pandemic nor a national labor and supply shortage could stop Community Missions from providing more than 174,000 meals and 10,000 nights of care to those in need in Niagara County in 2021.
UB's entrepreneurship law clinic helps Buffalo's startups get their footing
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 12:50 pm
Buffalo-based entrepreneur Adam Utley had a goal: start a biotech company that creates cancer therapies for patients by storing healthy immune cells from their blood that can be retrained to fight cancer.
Golisano Medical Oncology Center officially awarded QOPI accreditation
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 04:25 pm
The Golisano Medical Oncology Center, a member site of the Roswell Park Care Network, has received Association for Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification for the next three years.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces new director of development
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:30 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the hiring of Krystina Burow as the new director of development. Burow brings to the organization more than 13 years of experience as a nonprofit executive in multiple facets of development, such as building relationships, strategic planning and fundraising events.
Carolyn Moore named manager of public relations & community affairs at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 03:55 pm
Carolyn Moore was named manager of public relations and community affairs at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Niagara University Family Business Center announces upcoming breakfast forums
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 03:00 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center is celebrating its 20th season of breakfast forums with the following events:
'Fall-i-day' shopping event happening at the Wurlitzer
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:40 pm
Totally Buffalo and Sweet Buffalo have teamed up again for the second annual "Totally Sweet Buffalo Fall-i-day" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the historic Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda.
Higgins: Launch NY wins national 'Build to Scale' grant
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Launch NY will receive $750,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Economic Development Administration's "Build to Scale" program. The funding will benefit Launch NY's #InvestLocal program, a catalyst for quality job growth and local economic opportunity.
Hochul signs legislative package designed to strengthen New York's Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise program
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a legislative package intended to strengthen New York's program to support Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. She signed the new legislation in conjunction with the state's 12th annual MWBE forum, which runs through Oct. 7.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board to recommend economic development funding
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:30 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Buffalo offices of the New York Power Authority, The Electric Tower, 535 Washington St., Suite 202.
Western New York Construction Career Days
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 02:35 pm
The 14th annual Western New York Construction Career Days will take place Oct. 5-6 at IUOE Local 17 Training & Education Fund, 2342 Pleasant Ave., Lake View.
Perry's Ice Cream expanding to produce stick ice cream bars
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 02:35 pm
Perry's Ice Cream Company Inc. is expanding its production capabilities to meet the growth of the novelty market. Perry's is investing $18 million into a 20,000-square-foot expansion, and the purchase of a state-of-the-art extruded stick bar line from Tetra Pak of Denmark.

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