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AHLA: Hotels on hiring spree with better wages, benefits, flexibility
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 11:35 am
As nearly 80% of hotels experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to a new survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Tops rolls out Supchef dough at over 130 locations
Mon, Feb 27th 2023 10:30 am
Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to welcome local chef Alex Dispence, and his Supchef Pizza Co. Dough, at more than 130 Tops locations throughout its footprint.
North Tonawanda Tops Markets announces $2.5 million store renovation
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 05:10 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is celebrating the grand reopening of its store at 301 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda.
Hochul announces plans for 'I LOVE NY Black' travel initiative
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced plans for an "I LOVE NY Black" travel initiative, designed to grow New York state tourism and encourage Black traveler visitation. The governor made the announcement at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as part of the state's commemoration of Black History Month.
New York State Department of Labor: Lawful absence protections now in effect
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 03:20 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) reminds New Yorkers that a new law is in effect that "reiterates New York state's commitment to protecting workers who take legally protected absences from work."
Report: Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue to reach new highs in 2023
Tue, Feb 21st 2023 01:45 pm
Hotel-generated state and local tax revenue will reach new heights nationally ($46.71 billion) and in states across the nation this year, according to state-by-state projections released Tuesday by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Oxford Economics.
M&T Bank recognized for its strong relationships with small-business customers
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 04:45 pm
For the second consecutive year, M&T Bank has been recognized by Coalition Greenwich as a top brand in the financial services industry for its commitment to maintaining relationships with small-business customers.
Andrea Manyon is new chair of UB department of family medicine
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 04:25 pm
Andrea T. Manyon, M.D., clinical professor and interim chair of the department of family medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed chair of the department.
AT&T boosts network speeds for Western New York
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:45 pm
AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Erie and Niagara counties should see a boost in wireless connectivity and mobile broadband, as the company has added new cell sites in Niagara Falls, Lockport, Ransomville, the City of Buffalo (downtown and University Heights), and Lancaster, to enhance the areas' coverage and help give residents, visitors, businesses and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.
Feb. 18 is National Battery Day
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:10 pm
National Battery Day is recognized annually on Feb. 18. Batteries are so central to powering our daily lives, they've earned their own national holiday! AAA is using National Battery Day to share tips on how motorists can keep their car batteries in good working condition.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections grew by over 9% in January compared to last year
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 03:10 pm
Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 9.2% in January compared to the same month in 2022, according to an analysis released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled $1.89 billion, up $159 million compared to the same time last year.
Darone named director of convention sales for Destination Niagara USA
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 09:40 am
Destination Niagara USA recently promoted Reanna Darone to director of convention sales.
Western New York diesel fleets among first to meet EPA emissions standards for 2027
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:25 am
A new technology designed to revolutionize the performance of diesel engines is helping one of Western New York's largest carriers of bulk fuels and hazardous materials significantly improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Higgins calls on Biden to object to 'underused housing tax' imposed on US residents owning property in Canada
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the Biden administration to address Canada's underused housing tax in upcoming discussions with the government of Canada.
Aquarium of Niagara's new exhibit bolstered by $100,000 'Project C' funding
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:10 pm
National Grid is providing $100,000 to support the Aquarium of Niagara's innovative "Great Lakes 360" project, which will add 15 new Great Lakes-focused exhibits and expand the cultural attraction's City of Niagara Falls campus. Construction is now underway at the former Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and anticipated to be completed in 2024.
National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation announces $200,000 in grants to community nonprofits
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., recently held its quarterly meeting and approved foundation grants totaling $200,000.
Running Aceti's: A labor of love
Sat, Feb 11th 2023 07:00 am
Sam and Kim Aceti have left the building, as of Jan. 2, but their business and the community haven't left their hearts.
Ryan seeks nominations for 61st District 'Small Business of the Month'
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:45 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced he is seeking nominations for small businesses throughout the 61st Senate District that deserve special recognition for their contributions to the Western New York community. Ryan will present each honoree with an award and a New York State Senate Proclamation commemorating the honor. Winners will also receive special recognition on Ryan's website and social media channels.
KeyBank & Parachute credit counseling to offer free tax preparation services in Niagara County
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 08:15 pm
KeyBank is partnering with Parachute Credit Counseling (formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo) to provide free tax preparation services in Niagara County, helping low- to moderate-income individuals and families determine their eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection provides tips to save money on groceries
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:05 am
For this week's "Tuesday Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection announced the rollout of a five-part consumer alert series to help New Yorkers save money amidst inflation and rising costs. In the coming weeks, consumers will receive guidance on how to save money on groceries, utilities and energy, transportation, entertainment and general shopping costs.
HART receives $25,000 grant from John R. Oishei Foundation to enhance services
Tue, Feb 7th 2023 03:20 pm
The Home Assistance Referral Team has received a $25,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to expand the services HART has been providing for over 40 years.
Tuscarora Nation ribbon-cutting
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 02:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting with Beth Rickard (Tuscarora Nation, Deer Clan) and her family for her new business, First Nations Copywriter.
National gas price average drops; higher gasoline supply brings national prices down
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:50 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.47, down 4 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.44. The New York state average is $3.56, down 1 cent since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.59.
Maguire Family of Dealerships looks to become part of community
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
The franchises formerly owned by the Fuccillo Automotive Group are now part of the Maguire Family of Dealerships. Owner and President Phil Maguire said they're "super excited" to be here.
Passing the torch: Aceti's becomes Grand Island Wine & Spirits
Sat, Feb 4th 2023 07:00 am
Peter Johnson and Andrew Graziano of Buffalo, new owners of Grand Island Wines & Spirits in Tops plaza, have a business plan: Put customers first and keep the success going.
Save A Lot provides VIP Rewards
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:00 pm
Save A Lot, located on Military Road in Niagara Falls, recently held a drawing for one of its customers to win a $500 gift card from the VIP Rewards program.
Electric vehicle charging stations available at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:45 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has added ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity through a collaboration with Electrify America that will enable drivers of capable vehicles to fully charge their battery in as little as 20 minutes.
Free tax prep for Niagara County residents
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:40 pm
Parachute Credit Counseling - formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo (CCCS) - announced it is launching the ninth year of its "Niagara County Free Tax Preparation Program" on Jan. 31. Parachute will use a "drop-off" process, with sites in Niagara Falls at Pinnacle Community Services, 1522 Main St.; and in Lockport, at the Lockport Library, 23 East Ave.
Destination Niagara: A year in review for Niagara Falls Convention Center
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:35 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp., an arm of Empire State Development, approved a five-year contract with Destination Niagara USA to manage the Niagara Falls Convention Center, which started in January of 2022. As the lead tourism promotion agency for Niagara County, Destination Niagara USA seized the opportunity to increase sales and leverage existing strengths with their team and community partners.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board to recommend economic development funding
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 02:05 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the visitor's center of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Niagara Power Project at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Ryan, Rivera urge action to close 'IDA retail ban loophole'; IDA calls allegations 'outrageous characterization of New York state law'
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 08:50 am
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera urged action to close what they call a "loophole that is being exploited by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency to subsidize fast food restaurants."
Mount St. Mary's Hospital awarded Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 02:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association's Certificate of Distinction as a Primary Stroke Center. It is the only hospital in Niagara County that holds this advanced certification. The Joint Commission is one of the leading accrediting bodies, ensuring the highest standards of quality and patient safety are met for more than 22,000 health care organizations across the U.S.
AAA adds new identity theft benefit
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 01:20 pm
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, is National Data Privacy Day. To help provide security and peace of mind, AAA is now offering credit monitoring and identity theft protection to local members.
Don't miss valuable tax credits on National Earned Income Tax Credit Day
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 12:20 pm
On National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is urging taxpayers to review their eligibility for this valuable benefit.
AAA Western and Central New York to debut new vehicle battery
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 10:50 am
A new vehicle battery is being introduced that promises greater life and reduced emissions, and AAA Western and Central New York will be the first to offer it to the public.
Cornell, NYSEG pilot app to help consumers moderate electricity use
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 08:00 pm
Extreme weather and changing patterns of electricity use have led to blackouts and unpredictable utility bills across the nation.
WBA sets 2023 board of directors
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 03:30 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association recently announced its 2023 board of directors.
National Grid's post-blizzard Western New York contributions increase to $1 million
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:45 pm
The National Grid Foundation is contributing $500,000 to further support Western New Yorkers who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that impacted Buffalo and much of the region in December.
NYSEG and RG&E launch electric and gas bill relief for customers
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 03:55 pm
Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused continued financial hardship for residents and businesses, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) have launched the next phase of the statewide program that provides additional relief to residential and small-business customers.
Gather by Gallo, Hustler's Tavern: Lewiston restaurant sites reopen
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:45 am
Two Lewiston restaurant locations are back in business.

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