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As 97% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages, AHLA Foundation expands recruitment campaign
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:15 pm
Nearly all hotels are experiencing staffing shortages, and half report being severely understaffed, according to a new member survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Oishei Foundation opens applications for Karen Lee Spaulding Oishei Fellowship for Leaders of Color
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Applications are open for participation in the Karen Lee Spaulding Oishei Fellowship for Leaders of Color, hosted by The John R. Oishei Foundation in partnership with the Oakland, California-based Rockwood Leadership Institute. The fellowship, begun in 2019, will welcome its fourth cohort in October after a comprehensive vetting process for applicants this summer.
Northwest Bank welcomes North Tonawanda community to newly renovated Payne Avenue branch
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Northwest Bank recently held a grand reopening event for its Payne Avenue office in North Tonawanda. After over a year of remodeling to improve the customer experience, Meaghan Sowinski, Payne Avenue office manager, welcomed customers, business partners and Northwest Bank colleagues to a ribbon-cutting celebration with Mayor Austin Tylec.
Higgins: Border restrictions breaking US-Canada relationship & economies
Thu, Jun 30th 2022 09:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who represents the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, released the following statement in response to the Canadian government's notice it is extending current land border restrictions through at least the end of September.
Bob Weaver technician No. 1 in the nation
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 05:10 pm
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. recently selected its top six outstanding motorsports technicians, taken from over a hundred applicants. These individuals were chosen based on Yamaha technical training gold certification scores, and went to Atlanta to compete.
NYS invites small businesses to check eligibility for $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit program
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the opening of the initial intake tool to help small businesses determine their eligibility for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit. The $250 million program will support small businesses that made investments to comply with emergency orders and regulations, or to increase public safety, in response to COVID-19. If deemed eligible by the screening tool, a link to the application will be provided when the program application opens.
Welcome to Lewiston, Transform Wellness Studio
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 04:00 pm
Transform Wellness Studio opened in 2020 during the pandemic. Two years later, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was finally able to celebrate the success of the business with owner Christina Venditti. She was joined by friends, family, elected and community leaders, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 20 years
Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The grape has deep roots in Niagara County - and thanks to the Niagara Wine Trail, its growing climate and season, the fruit has become an important part of the local tourism industry.
BBB warning: Bulky Bean LLC took orders, money without delivering product, consumers say
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:15 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York warns consumers to use caution when ordering from Bulky Bean LLC. BBB received a high volume of complaints and reports from consumers who placed orders, paid, and did not receive the items.
$15,000 & $10,000 grants awarded to Black-owned and -led businesses in Western New York
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
Looking to ensure that Black-owned and -led businesses can become trailblazers in Western New York's economy, community development nonprofit LISC WNY and General Motors are working together to provide $15,000 and $10,000 grants to more than a dozen under-capitalized Black businesses to help them scale their capital to grow their operations and position themselves as leaders in the region's in-demand industries.
TNT Chamber Member of the Month
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 04:05 pm
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson awarded Apex Leadership Co. Greater Buffalo the June Member of the Month recognition.
US average price for gasoline drops slightly; oil prices remain volatile
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 01:15 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.98, down 3 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.07. The New York state average is $5.01 (5.008), down 3 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.13.
Orange Poppy Art Studio celebrates 2 years of creating art
Sat, Jun 18th 2022 07:00 am
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, in June 2020, Bonnie Nevans and Crystal Still came up with an idea to help the community feel a sense of togetherness. That idea was a mural created by anyone interested in participating. Each volunteer was given a packet of materials, with directions on how to create a small portion of the mural. The individual pieces looked very abstract, and neither Nevans nor Still told any of the participants what the entire piece would look like.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections grew by nearly 17% in May
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 12:50 pm
Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 16.7% in May compared to the same month in 2021, according to an analysis released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled $1.7 billion, up $242 million from May of last year.
More than 251 tons of food distributed through FeedMore WNY during east side emergency response
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 02:30 pm
As the community continues to band together to support Buffalonians in the wake of the May 14 mass shooting, FeedMore WNY would like to acknowledge the continued response efforts and community support for the ongoing emergency food distributions.
AHLA statement on COVID-19 travel testing requirements
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:10 pm
American Hotel & Lodging Association President AND CEO Chip Rogers released the following statement Friday, after the Biden administration announced it was lifting its requirement for travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the U.S., beginning at midnight Sunday, June 12.
Average price for gallon of gas tops $5
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $5.01, up 14 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.08. The New York state average is $5.04, up 13 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.11.
HEALTHeLINK & Population Health Collaborative announce affiliation
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:25 pm
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, announced an affiliation agreement with Population Health Collaborative (PHC) to drive higher quality care, control costs, and improve the health and wellness of the people in Western New York.
NYS DCP offers tips to save money at gas pump
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:25 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) recommends useful tips to help New Yorkers save money every time they fill up. As gas prices continue to hit record highs, 16 cents per gallon, with more savings in some counties, can make a big difference, especially during the summer vacation season when millions of consumers are hitting the roads.
KeyBank teammates to volunteer at WNY organizations on 31st annual 'Neighbors Make the Difference Day'
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
On Tuesday, June 7, KeyBank will host its 31st annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." From 1-5 p.m., teammates in Buffalo will spend time volunteering with community organizations and service projects in the region. They'll join thousands of KeyBank teammates nationwide in receiving paid time off to volunteer at more than 38 projects in the neighborhoods where they live and work.
Oxford Pennant partners with Funtime Presents to sponsor new stage at Town Ballroom
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
Oxford Pennant, a Buffalo-based designer and manufacturer of wool felt pennants, flags and banners, has teamed-up with Town Ballroom/Funtime Presents to sponsor the concert venue's newest performance space - The Oxford Pennant Stage.
SBA and SCORE Buffalo Niagara to present 25th annual Straight Talk Conference
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 05:05 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District Office and the SCORE Buffalo Niagara Chapter will host Straight Talk 2022 on Saturday, June 18, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This is the 25th presentation of this program, which has attracted thousands of participants from Western New York over the years.
43North's 8th startup competition in search for 5 companies to receive increased prize of $1 million
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced applications are being accepted for the eighth year of 43North, the state-funded accelerator that invests $5 million annually to attract world-class entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Buffalo.
AAA: Gas tax relief in store
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:25 pm
New York's tax break on gasoline went into effect on Wednesday, June 1. The state is suspending the sales and excise taxes on each gallon of gas, which equates to a total discount of 16 cents per gallon through the end of the year. Many counties across New York have also followed suit and will suspend or cap gas taxes at the county level.
NYS Association of Counties, State's Business Community & Democratic legislators urge Hochul to keep farm labor overtime at 60 hours
Tue, May 31st 2022 02:20 pm
The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), the Business Council of New York State (BCNYS), the National Federation of Independent Businesses of New York (NFIB), Upstate United, and Democratic legislators Billy Jones and Carrie Woerner are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul and Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon to maintain the overtime threshold at 60 hours on family farms across New York state.
Niagara County career fair postponed to June 8
Tue, May 31st 2022 11:15 am
With tomorrow's forecast calling for inclement weather, including rain and possible hail, Niagara's WorkSourceOne has made decision to reschedule the career fair for next Wednesday, June 8.
National Grid warns customers of potential scams
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:10 pm
National Grid encourages its customers to be vigilant and protect their personal information, as reports of utility billing and payment scams increase across upstate New York.
Niagara's Splash World opening for season
Thu, May 26th 2022 12:15 pm
Niagara's Splash World Water Park announced its operating hours for May and June, including Memorial Day weekend. Splash World attractions debut Saturday, May 27, and will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays, with daily operations scheduled to begin Friday, June 24.
Survey: Gas prices, inflation impacting summer travel decisions more than COVID
Wed, May 25th 2022 12:55 pm
More than two years into the pandemic, Americans report that gas prices and inflation will impact their summer travel decisions more than concerns about COVID-19, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
NYS: $22 million in funding for Smart Growth, LWRP & brownfields
Tue, May 24th 2022 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced available funding for three Department of State community planning and development programs.
NYPA hydropower allocation to support creation of 200 jobs at General Motors Plant in Lockport
Tue, May 24th 2022 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved a low-cost hydropower award to General Motors Components Holdings, a subsidiary of General Motors, that will support nearly 1,450 jobs - 200 newly created - at its plant in Lockport. The Niagara hydropower will support a $137 million investment by the firm that will enable the production of critical components for electric motors at its Western New York location.
Ortt & stakeholders: Save New York farming industry
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Assembly members Mike Norris and Angelo Morinello, and industry stakeholders on Friday called on Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State Department of Labor to reject the Farm Laborers Wage Board's recommendation to reduce the overtime threshold for farms from 60 hours per week to 40 hours per week.
Highmark BCBSWNY: $300,000 investment to honor Katherine Massey, support relief efforts
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:45 pm
To support local relief efforts and honor the victims of the tragic shootings at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo last weekend, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York announced a $300,000 investment to support all those impacted, as well as the greater community.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union partners with FeedMore WNY to collect food & necessities for neighbors in need
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:40 pm
Cornerstone Community FCU, in light of the tragedy that has occurred in this community, has partnered with FeedMore WNY to support neighbors in need who have lost access to their grocery store.
NYPA honors customers to celebrate progress on energy goals at CCEX Conference in Albany
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority announced a series of awards for its customers that are making advances in energy efficiency and clean energy infrastructure at its marquee customer event the Customer Clean Energy Exchange (CCEX) conference in Albany.
NYS & Bermuda Lions Convention to be held in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:05 am
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center (formerly known as the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls) will welcome attendees for the 98th annual Multiple District 20 (MD20) Lions of New York State and Bermuda Convention, May 20-22.
National Grid provides more than $660,000 to support 4 WNY revitalization initiatives
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
National Grid has awarded $662,000 in economic development grants to fund four western New York projects that are designed to grow the regional economy. The company provided the funding through its suite of economic development programs that support initiatives such as brownfield remediation, restoration of longtime vacant buildings and facility upgrades.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties shine in Casino Player Magazine 'Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards'
Tue, May 10th 2022 11:30 am
The readers have spoken and Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties have once again stood out for serving up the best dining and nightlife options in the gaming industry.
NY Responsible Play Partnership, Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel team up to promote responsible gaming
Fri, May 6th 2022 01:35 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission, New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports and New York Council on Problem Gambling - which together comprise New York's Responsible Play Partnership (RPP) - came together Thursday with executive management at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel to discuss steps being taken to address problem gambling.
Diesel prices hit record high
Fri, May 6th 2022 01:30 pm
Diesel fuel prices at the local, state and national levels have reached a new high today. Today's national average price for a gallon of diesel is $5.51, up $2.41 from one year ago when the price was $3.10. In New York, the average price for diesel is $6.32, up $3.14 from one year ago when the price was $3.18.
 

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