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NYPA names Daniella Piper regional manager for Western New York
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
The Niagara Power Project has a new executive in charge of its operations following the appointment by the New York Power Authority of Daniella Piper to regional manager of Western New York - the top position at NYPA's flagship hydroelectric project in Lewiston. Piper previously served as chief of staff for NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones and vice president of NYPA's digital transformation office.
BBB: Gift cards an increasingly popular tool for scammers, study finds
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
Gift cards are that gift that always fits and stands up to social distancing.
AT&T boosts network speeds & coverage in Erie, Niagara counties
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:05 pm
AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Erie and Niagara counties got a big boost in wireless connectivity with the addition of 17 new cell sites (13 in Erie and four in Niagara) to enhance the area's 4G LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.
New York Power Authority makes 'significant progress' on BuildSmart2025 to reduce energy consumption at state buildings
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 12:25 pm
The New York Power Authority has made "significant progress" during the first year of BuildSmart2025, a statewide energy efficiency program aimed at drastically reducing energy usage in state facilities, the company stated Monday.
CAO of WNY makes key promotions within leadership team
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 11:10 am
The Community Action Organization of Western New York has announced key leadership changes.
Niagara Falls gets a little Moxie
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 05:15 pm
Got the COVID-19 winter blues?? Book an appointment at the newest Aveda salon in Niagara Falls for an early jump on a spring makeover.
HealthClix puts Niagara Falls Memorial at your fingertips
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:45 pm
Connecting with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is now easier than ever.
NY MEP announces nearly $1 million in COVID recovery project funding for manufacturers
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 01:00 pm
Four centers within the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) network have launched competitive grant programs designed to help manufacturers solve challenges created by COVID-19, emerge from the crisis more resilient and adaptable, and prepare for future emergencies.
Protect yourself from identity theft during tax season
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 12:55 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, along with the New York State Office of Information Technology Services and the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection, shared important tips to help New York taxpayers guard against identity theft and prevent tax fraud.
SBA Buffalo celebrates Women's History Month
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:35 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Buffalo District Director Franklin J. Sciortino likes to say women are playing a central role in successfully building, growing and pivoting their businesses.
ESD, NYPA announce start of interior demolition & refurbishment for sugar refinery at former Bethlehem Steel Site
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
Empire State Development and New York Power Authority announced Miami-based sugar cane refiner Sucro Sourcing has begun interior demolition and refurbishment for its sugar refinery at the former Bethlehem Steel Site in Lackawanna.
Eastern Hills Mall launches 'Off-Broadway Market'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 10:05 am
Each weekend in March and through Easter, Eastern Hills Mall will offer a holiday shopping experience with established mall retailers, traditional vendors Western New Yorkers have come to rely on for Easter treats, and some exciting new merchants. It's a shopper's paradise that mall executives are calling, "The Off-Broadway Farmers & Artisans Market."
NYSEG, RG&E raise awareness of utility scams during National Consumer Protection Week
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 11:25 am
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) this week join Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize National Consumer Protection Week, which aims to educate customers on how they can guard against becoming victims of impostor utility scams.
Buffalo-Niagara selling price gains continue in January
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:25 pm
Selling prices of homes in the Buffalo-Niagara region continued to increase in January, posting a 12.9% gain in the January 2021 median sales price compared to a year ago, according to the housing market report released by the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS (BNAR). January home sales started the year slightly behind the start of 2020.
DCP assists consumers in recouping nearly $3 million in 2020 tied to COVID-19-related complaints
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 02:40 pm
To kick off National Consumer Protection Week, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection on Monday announced it assisted 31,689 New Yorkers with a variety of consumer protection matters related to COVID-19 in 2020, resulting in a record $2,831,400 being returned to consumers wallets.
Higgins announces passage of legislation supporting local National Heritage Areas
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved legislation that includes the National Heritage Area Act, authorizing $750,000 per year for each National Heritage Area, including the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, through fiscal year 2036.
SBA veterans small business advisory committees to host virtual public meetings March 3-4
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:55 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration's interagency task force on veterans small business development (IATF) and advisory committee on veterans business affairs (ACVBA) will hold virtual public meetings on March 3 and 4, respectively, via Microsoft Teams.
ESD announces completion of infrastructure improvements at Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:20 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the completion of interior infrastructure improvements at the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center, located at 334 E. Utica, on the Buffalo East Side.
NY housing market continues its strong momentum to start 2021
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 03:50 pm
A robust winter housing market continued into 2021 with both pending and closed sales remaining strong, according to the housing report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS.
BBB advice for helping Texas and other areas facing weather issues/power outages
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:35 pm
As Texas and other parts of the country have been hit with snow and bitterly cold weather, millions have lost power, heat, and/or water. Many people are looking for ways to help those in need. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York encourages people to visit to verify if the charity chosen meets the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.
Cooper Sign Company awarded project at Western New York National Cemetery
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 08:35 am
Cooper Sign Company recently was chosen as the supplier for wayfinding signage, bronze medallions, dimensional letters and interior signage for Western New York National Cemetery, a 269-acre Department of Veteran Affairs national cemetery in Genesee County. The new national cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 96,000 veterans for the next 70 years and will be the seventh VA national cemetery in New York.
SBA Buffalo District to honor resource partners
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 10:55 am
This National Entrepreneurship Week, the Buffalo District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will honor its resource partners for what it called "their tireless entrepreneurial assistance in serving the small business community and their continuing efforts during the nation's pandemic recovery."
Lori Allan becomes president of PRSA
Thu, Feb 11th 2021 09:10 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Lori Allan as president for the year 2021. Allan heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
Montante Construction acquires Tedesco Construction Services
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 03:45 pm
Montante Construction and Tedesco Construction Services on Wednesday announced a definitive agreement for Montante to acquire Tedesco. Montante Construction is a full-service construction management and general contracting firm, while Tedesco Construction Services is an established leader in the design and construction of preengineered metal building systems.
Child Advocacy Center of Niagara awarded national reaccreditation
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 03:45 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara was awarded reaccreditation by the National Children's Alliance - the national association and accrediting body for children's advocacy centers across the country.
Bagneschi named Schoellkopf Health Center administrator
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 03:45 pm
Christopher J. Bagneschi has been named administrator of the Schoellkopf Health Center.
WellNow Urgent Care to add 300 health care jobs in New York, Ohio, Illinois & Michigan
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:45 pm
WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country's fastest-growing urgent care providers, announced plans to hire approximately 300 employees over the next three months to fill open positions at its centers in New York, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. This accelerated hiring strategy follows WellNow's December acquisition of Hometown Urgent Care & Occupational Health, which nearly doubled WellNow's footprint, making it one of the top 10 urgent care providers in the U.S.
William Mattar debuts new commercials during Super Bowl
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 03:30 pm
Car accident attorney William Mattar announced the unveiling of new television commercials during Super Bowl 2021. The spots will air regionally in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Elmira on Feb. 7 during Super Bowl LV.
Workforce Board launches 'career connections podcasts'
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 05:20 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has launched a new workforce podcast initiative titled "Workforce Buffalo Career Connections." The podcasts will highlight the employment and training opportunities that exist in this region and how both job seekers and employers can tap into the many available local resources.
National Grid's 'Grid for Good' program powers change
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:00 am
National Grid recently launched "Grid for Good," a new initiative designed to increase the social mobility and employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people in the communities they serve in the U.S. and U.K. This program is part of the "Responsible Business Charter," which lays out the company's commitments to the environment, employees, customers and communities.
ESD announces release of consultant recommendations for revitalization of Broadway Market
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the final consultant recommendations for the Broadway Market in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. The proposed changes, for one of the country's oldest and largest city-owned public markets, include preserving and expanding the market's best features while planning its evolution as a unique regional center for fresh and international foods.
Community Action Organization of WNY releases 2020 community impact report
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:35 pm
The Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has published its 2020 community impact report, which provides data on programming efforts during the year covering Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2020. CAO maintained its programming during this period and offered additional initiatives to meet the community's immediate needs.
Cuomo: More than $17 million to help communities drive high-impact clean energy actions, combat climate change
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $17 million in funding and expanded high-impact actions under the state's Clean Energy Communities program to help drive stronger community leadership to reduce harmful carbon emissions, expand assistance for disadvantaged areas and foster further investments in the growing clean energy economy.
SBA takes steps to improve first-draw Paycheck Protection Program loan review
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 04:35 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is taking steps to improve the first-draw Paycheck Protection Program loan review so that small businesses have as much time as possible to access much-needed PPP funds.
Sweet success! Tops raises over $11,000 selling gingerbread houses for Oishei Children's Hospital
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 04:25 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has raised $11,950 as a result of its gingerbread house campaign for Oishei Children's Hospital. The fundraiser, which kicked off Dec. 1, welcomed families to purchase a gingerbread house kit at locations throughout the region, with a portion of the proceeds being donated back to the hospital. The kits came complete with gingerbread to build a house, sweet candy decorations, and delicious icing.
Cuomo announces expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals in Tonawanda
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals LLC's manufacturing plant in the Town of Tonawanda. The drug outsourcing company - which moved to the 25,000-square-foot building at 355 Riverwalk Parkway in the Riverview Solar Technology Park in May of 2018 - will be tripling the size of the facility.
Higgins & Buffalo State College SBDC to host virtual workshop preparing small businesses for funding opportunities
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and SUNY Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invite local small businesses to a free virtual workshop to help prepare for future funding opportunities by identifying and reviewing required documents and financial information for funding applications.
Rebranded Associated Press Organization will continue supporting journalists across New York
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 09:35 am
The New York State Associated Press Association, a nonprofit organization overseen by a volunteer board of journalists from Associated Press members across New York, is in the process of reorganizing and rebranding following the wire service's decision to no longer provide administrative support.
Tronconi Segarra & Associates, Acara Solutions team up for webinar on how Canadian companies can scale US operations
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 09:35 am
Tronconi Segarra & Associates and Acara Solutions have partnered together to conduct a free webinar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Titled "U.S. Expansion: Scaling Your U.S. Operations," the event will shed light on how Canadian-based companies can establish their workforce and set up a physical presence in the U.S.
SBA proposes rule to eliminate regulations that exclude faith-based organizations from 7 SBA programs
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:00 pm
Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration invited public comment on a proposed rule designed to remove regulatory provisions that exclude certain faith-based organizations from seven business loan and disaster assistance programs.

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