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Completion of Rosina Food Products' new $73 million food manufacturing plant in West Seneca
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced Rosina Food Products Inc. has completed a $73.2 million expansion, adding a facility in West Seneca. The new, multimillion-dollar plant will produce a variety of meat products for the fast-growing food manufacturer, and will create 40 new jobs and retain 500 jobs.
Wound Center of Niagara named Center of Excellence
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of RestorixHealth's highest achievement: the Wound Center of Excellence award.
Grand Island Town Board tables Radisson incentive zoning discussion
Sat, Aug 20th 2022 07:00 am
Following last week's information session on the future of the Radisson Hotel on the East River, the Grand Island Town Board held a public hearing as the leadoff of its regular meeting Monday to further discuss the project.
Tops launches 'Tops in Education Tote' as kids head back to school
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 06:55 pm
It's hard to believe that, a little over two years ago, Tops Launched its highly successful "Tops Totes for Change" program. This program, which encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for just $2.69 - with $1 of the proceeds being donated back to local community organization - is proud to add a new "Tops in Education" bag that will benefit local schools in the community.
ESD reminds commercial & mixed-use property owners that applications are available for east side commercial districts program in Buffalo
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
Empire State Development reminds commercial and mixed-use property owners that applications are available for the second round of the east side commercial districts program in Buffalo. Additional community information sessions have been scheduled for Aug. 17 and 18.
Twin City Island Deli: Ribbon is cut for Grand Island's new delicatessen
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses, which are sold at the newly opened Twin City Island Deli, 2092 Grand Island Blvd., "are the best that you can buy," said owner James Zuckerman, who also owns Twin City Deli at 50 Main St., in the City of Tonawanda. He and the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated the new business with a ribbon-cutting on Monday.
Future plans for Radisson discussed
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island residents learned more on the future of the Radisson at a community gathering Tuesday in the hotel, during a meeting outlining adaptive reuse plans by developers.
Annual cost of new car ownership crosses $10,000 mark
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 08:40 am
For over 70 years, AAA's "Your Driving Costs" has provided members, consumers and the media with information on the average costs of owning and operating a new automobile.
New faces on Destination Niagara USA staff
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 08:40 am
As domestic leisure travel continues to increase, Destination Niagara USA is being proactive about its approach to ensuring Niagara Falls USA and Niagara County remain in the forefront of travelers' minds. To that end, Heather Bagshaw (vice president of marketing) and Sara Harvey (director of communications) are the latest hires for the destination marketing organization (DMO).
Pump prices drop nationwide: National average dips below $4 for first time since March
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 11:55 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.99, down 7 cents from Monday and 15 cents one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.19. The New York state average is $4.38, down 5 cents since Monday and 11 cents since last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.22.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to host 'Kindness is Fashionable' community mural event
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:40 pm
As the community gears up for back to school, The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is inviting shopping guests of all ages to participate in the creation of a new community mural titled, "Kindness is Fashionable," which will be painted on the windows of entrance 3.
Hochul signs legislation to promote job opportunities, help job seekers secure new employment opportunities
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that will increase public awareness on job opportunities in New York state. Legislation (A.8458A/S.6803A) will authorize the New York State Department of Labor to develop a public awareness campaign that will promote the New York State Job Bank - an online resource maintained by the NYSDOL to connect job seekers with over 250,000 jobs across all industries.
Higgins: $25 million federal grant for transformation of Main Street in Buffalo
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 06:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $25 million federal grant for a project that will transform a section of Main Street in the City of Buffalo.
118 NYS hospitals recognized for efforts to improve outcomes for Americans with heart disease & stroke
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 11:05 am
One hundred and eighteen hospitals in New York are among the 2,600 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association's "Get With The Guidelines" initiative to improve outcomes for Americans who experience heart disease or stroke. Several individual hospitals within many of the systems received awards.
Pump prices continue to drop; gas demand tapers off in some parts of country
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 10:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.06, down 15 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.19. The New York state average is $4.43, down 9 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.22.
Niagara Amusement Park: KiddieLand, Western Town join park rides
Sat, Aug 6th 2022 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World unveiled its newly added attractions of Western Town and KiddieLand to the media on July 28 amid cloudy skies but a sunny optimism for the park's continued growth.
New future for Grand Island Radisson?
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Once again, there appears to be interest in development on the southeast shore of Grand Island.
Certified AutoBrokers: Providing service from a servant's heart
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Chris Taylor, who co-owns Certified AutoBrokers, 1693 Grand Island Blvd., with Travis Smith, said that his business, which recently expanded, has experienced tremendous growth and that he believes that it has great potential for continued growth in the future.
Warren's Village Hardware to stay in the family
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Good news for DIY-minded River Region residents: Warren's Village Hardware is no longer for sale.
Report: Hotels' recovery continues, workforce challenges remain
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Midway through 2022, the hotel industry continues to make strides toward recovery, with nominal hotel room revenue and state and local tax revenues projected to exceed 2019 levels by the end of this year, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)'s 2022 midyear state of the hotel industry report.
Consumer alert: NYS Consumer Protection warns of text scams involving fake bank fraud alerts
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned New Yorkers of a text phishing scheme targeting cell phone users with an attempt to steal their information. Fraudsters are impersonating financial institutions claiming that a customer's account is compromised "due to unusual activity," but the message is an attempt to deceive the recipient into sharing personal information.
New York Power Authority trustees vote to appoint Justin E. Driscoll president & CEO
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:50 am
Earlier this week, the New York Power Authority's board of trustees and the Canal Corp.'s board of directors voted to appoint Justin E. Driscoll as president and CEO of the Power Authority and the Canal Corp., subject to New York State Senate confirmation.
Pump prices continue to drop
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 11:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.36, down 17 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.16. The New York state average is $4.58, down 12 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.19.
ESD details $40 million initiative for Niagara Falls projects
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Empire State Development (ESD), its USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) subsidiary, and the City of Niagara Falls held a virtual information session Wednesday and announced program components and next steps for the Niagara Falls Strategic Economic Development Initiative. The $40 million plan is intended to spur targeted investment throughout city business districts along Niagara Street, Main Street, Portage Road and Pine Avenue.
Hochul recommends Driscoll to serve as president & CEO OF New York Power Authority
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 05:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has recommended Justin E. Driscoll to serve as president and CEO of the New York Power Authority. Upon appointment by the NYPA board of trustees and subject to confirmation by the Senate, Driscoll will continue to lead the nation's largest state-owned electric utility.
Launch of statewide workplace sexual harassment hotline
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a statewide hotline, 1-800-HARASS-3 (1-800-427-2773), for issues of workplace sexual harassment. The confidential hotline will be operated by the New York State Division of Human Rights and will connect workers who have faced sexual harassment with experienced pro-bono attorneys to advise them.
As latest phase of 'Cars Sharing Main Street' nears completion, Higgins, Kennedy, Peoples-Stokes & Brown announce $54m+ in new funding
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, New York Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown were joined by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) and Buffalo Place to mark the near-completion of the latest phase of the "Cars Sharing Main Street" project in downtown Buffalo. The leaders also announced $54.5 million in new funding to continue the work along additional sections of Main Street.
Pump prices down: National average drops 16 cents
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.52, down 16 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.17. The New York state average is $4.69, down 11 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.20.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards more than $930,000 to WNY organizations
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:50 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced awards totaling more than $930,000 to 41 Western New York nonprofit organizations through its 2022 competitive grants process.
Higgins, Ortt & Morinello call for end to preclearance requirement imposed by ArriveCAN
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello are calling on Canada to end what they call "rigorous and unnecessary" preclearance requirements on Americans crossing the northern border.
NSTA hosts electric school bus street fair in Niagara Falls on July 24
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) will host an electric school bus street fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls (between First and Third streets, next to the Sheraton). This event is sponsored by World Resources Institute (WRI) and includes participants Blue Bird, BYD Motors, IC Bus, Lion Electric and Micro Bird.
With developer eyeing mix of retail, restaurant & Airbnb, Frontier House renovation about to 'get more exciting for people'
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 07:00 am
Frontier House principals have cleared a major hurdle, and now have a plan in place to share the Village of Lewiston's "crown jewel" with residents and visitors.
Brown announces HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T to help close digital divide among minority-owned businesses in City of Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown, AT&T and The Exchange at Beverly Gray announced HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T, a new initiative that forms partnerships between local ad agencies and minority-owned small businesses in the City of Buffalo to help close the digital divide.
Legislator Chimera honors Fattey Beer as business expands to Village of Kenmore
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 01:10 pm
On Thursday, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera, D-3rd District, visited Fattey Beer's newest location in the Village of Kenmore. After clocking in a legislative proclamation to recognize the local business, Chimera met with owners Nik Fattey and Chris DiCesare at the location on Delaware Avenue, in the former Supercuts.
TNT Chamber food drive
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 12:25 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas is hosting a food drive to help support member food banks. Hours for nonperishable donations are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, at 254 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda.
Ryan presents Empire Award to Colvin Cleaners
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:55 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited Colvin Cleaners on Elmwood Avenue to present the owners with a New York State Senate Empire Award in recognition of the store's contributions to the Kenmore community, including "Coats 4 Kids" and "Gowns for Prom" programs.
$250 million Restore New York application period to open July 11
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Restore New York grant program will open July 11. This $250 million program encourages community development and neighborhood growth through the elimination and redevelopment of blighted structures.
ESD announces application launch for Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the application launch for the New York State EDA Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant program, designed to support the post-pandemic recovery of the state's travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors.
Hochul signs legislation to help businesses access low-cost workers' compensation coverage
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced she has signed legislation restoring the ability of thousands of New York businesses to access low-cost workers' compensation coverage through the New York State Insurance Fund, New York's largest workers' compensation insurer and a centerpiece of the state's low-cost insurance market.
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).
 

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