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Sunnking: Recycler launches spring shredder naming contest
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 11:45 am
Sunnking announce its first "Name the Shredder" contest, allowing residents and businesses across New York to submit their best and most creative names for the electronics shredder that which destroys over 10 million pounds of recycled devices each year.
Six Flags Darien Lake to rebrand waterpark and debut new water slide
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 11:25 am
Six Flags Darien Lake will rebrand its Splashtown waterpark to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and launch a massive, new slide for the 2022 season. Towering a staggering 60 feet tall, Wahoo Wave will rank as one of the tallest water rides in the waterpark - and its one-of-a-kind "water wave wall" will boost the park's roster of heat-beating attractions.
Grand Island dry cleaners merge after years of competition
Sat, Feb 26th 2022 07:00 am
For 34 years, Russ Petrozzi, owner of Capitol Cleaners at the Grand Island Plaza, and Gary Middione, owner of X Press Cleaners at Town Hall Square, were in competition with each other.
Higgins: $3 million in USDA funding awarded to Field & Fork Network
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Field & Fork Network and FeedMore WNY at OLV Human Services on Wednesday to announce a four-year federal grant totaling $3,077,153.
Buffalo Sabres name FanDuel Group an official sports betting partner
Wed, Feb 23rd 2022 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and FanDuel Group announced a multiyear partnership, designating FanDuel as an official sports betting partner of the Buffalo Sabres, and giving FanDuel the exclusive rights to include branding, sports betting odds, and promotions during Sabres broadcasts.
Price Rite Marketplace now accepts EBT SNAP benefits through Instacart
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
Price Rite Marketplace and Instacart, a leading online grocery platform in North America, announced all Price Rite stores are now accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) as online payment for groceries through Instacart. EBT SNAP will be accepted for Price Rite Marketplace orders placed via Instacart and Price Rite's own online storefront, powered by Instacart.
Tops celebrates Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day
Tue, Feb 22nd 2022 01:55 pm
Tops Friendly Markets celebrates Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day on Tuesday. The company stated, "This annual event is celebrated on the 22nd of every February to not only highlight the remarkable achievements of our associates, but also the longevity and impact grocery workers make on employment.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Niagara County inclusion in popular Shop 716 eGift card program
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced Niagara County's inclusion in the Shop 716 eGift card program.
New York state begins 2022 with record low housing inventory
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 12:15 pm
Inventory of homes for sale dropped to historically low rates in the beginning of 2022 while home prices continue to rise across the Empire State, according to the housing report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS.
NYPA designated a Smart Energy Provider by American Public Power Association
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
The New York Power Authority has earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating a commitment and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation and environmental initiatives that support the goal of providing safe, reliable, low-cost and sustainable electric service.
Catholic Health hospitals receive no penalties in CMS hospital-acquired condition reduction program
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 04:50 pm
Catholic Health received no penalties in the recently released Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) 2022 hospital-acquired condition (HAC) reduction program. For Catholic Health, the value-based incentive program includes patient data from Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Kenmore Mercy & Mount St. Mary's hospitals introduce 'revolutionary' technology to enhance dialysis care
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently introduced next-generation technology for dialysis care, called Tablo Hemodialysis System. The changeover to the new dialysis program within Catholic Health is aimed at improving the patient experience, while reducing the cost and complexity historically associated with dialysis treatment.
Marcene Robinson named 2022 president of local PRSA chapter
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Marcene Robinson as president for 2022. Robinson heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
'Economic gardening' program comes to Niagara County
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development on Tuesday announced the addition of "economic gardening" to its list of economic development programs. In partnership with Invest Buffalo Niagara, Niagara County is offering this program to second-stage companies that are looking to accelerate growth.
Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island & National Grid mark installation of 5 new electric vehicle charging stations
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 05:20 pm
As more electric vehicles are hitting Western New York roads, Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island partnered with National Grid's electric vehicle (EV) make-ready program to install five EV charging stations at the Grand Island dealership located at 1910 Alvin Road.
Gas prices rise along with oil prices
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:10 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.37, up 4 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.42. The New York state average is $3.55, up 5 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.51.
LW1 Operator, Niagara Refining receive NYPA economic development award
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to three companies that will create 79 new jobs and spur nearly $46 million in capital investments. The NYPA board awarded two Erie County businesses with low-cost hydropower allocations - generated at NYPA's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston - and one St. Lawrence County business with funding through the Northern New York Power Proceeds program.
FTC approves final order requiring Price Chopper and Tops Market Corp. to sell 12 stores as a condition of merger
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the merger of New York-based supermarket operators The Golub Corp., which owns the Price Chopper chain, and Tops Market Corp. would likely be anticompetitive in 11 local markets across upstate New York and Vermont.
Gas prices go up. Again.
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 01:45 pm
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.33, up 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.40. The New York state average is $3.50, up 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.49.
Report: Hotels continue moving toward recovery in 2022
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The hotel industry will continue moving toward recovery in 2022, but the path will be uneven and potentially volatile, and full recovery is still several years away, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association's 2022 state of the hotel industry.
Higgins, Hochul applaud $154 million investment in GM Lockport Plant
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response to news General Motors (GM) will be investing $154 million in its Lockport plant:
Low inventory, high prices cap off 2021 New York housing market
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:30 am
Inventory of homes for sale remained low throughout the year and prices continued to rise in the Empire State in 2021, according to the housing report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:45 pm
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will once again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual income below $57,000.
KeyBank survey: Pandemic drives Americans to pursue financial mobility & personal priorities
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 09:30 am
The KeyBank 2022 Financial Mobility Survey, released Wednesday, finds many Americans are reconsidering their work and financial priorities, with two-thirds (62%) of respondents indicating that work-life balance is more important to them than a high-paying salary (22%).
It's not too late: Utility payment programs remain available for income-qualified customers
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 07:10 pm
With the temperature dropping in recent days, National Grid is reminding its Western New York customers they can take advantage of energy saving programs to manage and pay their winter energy bills.
Broadband in NYS: Hochul announces up to $30/month discount with federal Affordable Connectivity Program
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a multiagency initiative led by the New York State Department of Public Service to encourage eligible New Yorkers to sign up for the federal government's Affordable Connectivity Program, a newly launched program that provides discounts of up to $30 a month toward internet service for low-income families.
No relief at the pump as oil prices increase
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:15 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.30, up 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.31. The New York state average is $3.48, down 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the New York state average was $2.39.
Obituary: Former NYPA Chairman Richard M. Flynn leaves lasting legacy
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:10 pm
Richard M. Flynn, the chairman and CEO of the New York Power Authority from 1985-94 - and a national leader in calling for greater competition in the electric power industry - has died at the age of 90.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:00 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to spend the gift cards they received this holiday season in a timely fashion. If not, the money could eventually get turned over to the Office of Unclaimed Funds. In the past seven years, the amount returned to DiNapoli's office in unused gift cards has risen sharply from $5.8 million in 2014 to $16 million in 2021.
AG James warns of cyberattacks targeting consumers reusing passwords for online accounts
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 10:05 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert warning New Yorkers of cyberattacks targeting consumers that use the same username and password (login credentials) on more than one website or app.
Delaware North to continue providing concessions & visitor services at Niagara Falls State Park
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 09:25 am
Delaware North will continue to operate concessions and visitor services at Niagara Falls State Park following a competitive request for proposals process.
Eric Feldstein named M&T Bank Western New York regional president
Wed, Jan 5th 2022 12:20 pm
Eric Feldstein has been named M&T Bank regional president of Western New York - the company's headquarter market and where it was founded 165 years ago - in addition to his role as head of business banking, beginning in March. Feldstein will transition the role from Shelley Drake, who is retiring after a 50-year career with the company.
UB Fast 46 seeks nominations of alumni-run businesses
Wed, Jan 5th 2022 12:20 pm
The University at Buffalo announced on Wednesday the second annual UB Fast 46 competition, open to alumni and former students who own or lead businesses.
Seneca Gaming Corporation hiring event set for Jan. 12
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 01:30 pm
For anyone whose New Year resolution includes finding a new job, Seneca Gaming Corp. is making things easier and more fun than ever before. The corporation will hold a hiring event from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Hofbrauhaus Buffalo, 190 Scott St.
NYSAR: New York housing market remains strong entering holiday season
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 07:00 am
As the holidays draw near, pending sales rose in November while sales prices have escalated now for 19 consecutive months across the Empire State, according to the housing report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS.
AHLA applauds plans for additional H-2B visas
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 11:20 am
After the departments of Homeland Security and Labor announced plans to make available an additional 20,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year 2022, American Hotel & Lodging Association President and CEO Chip Rogers released the following statement:
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up more than 17% in November
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 05:30 pm
Statewide local sales tax collections grew by 17.5% in November compared to the same month in 2020, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced. Overall, local collections totaled almost $1.6 billion, up $235 million from November of last year. Collections for the month were also notably robust when compared to prepandemic levels, up 9.2% (or $133 million) from November of 2019.
Ortt & Morinello recognize Voz Cycle City
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 11:20 am
Over the weekend, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recognized Voz Cycle City as the "Small Business of the Month" for December.
Buffalo City Mission announces donation drive, $5,000 donation from Northtown
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 01:20 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Friday announced a monthlong donation drive set up by Northtown Automotive Companies.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips for buying gift cards & gift certificates this holiday season
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 10:40 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) released tips to inform and empower New York consumers purchasing gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season. Gift cards are increasingly popular, so it is important for consumers to understand the pitfalls surrounding gift cards in order to avoid scams.

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