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AAA: Regional gas prices all drop below $4 mark
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 10:20 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.68, down 4 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.19. The New York state average is $3.78, down 11 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.28.
Developer looking to convert Lewiston Event Center into self-storage
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:15 am
Plans were presented to the Village of Lewiston's Historic Preservation Commission and Planning boards on Monday to renovate the Lewiston Event Center and convert it into a self-storage facility.
Kinney looks to improve Lewiston waterfront properties
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:05 am
The success of John Kinney's waterfront business - and that of his tenant - has resulted in a need for upgrades to his three properties.
Project Hope paints its way to $100,000 in donations
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 10:55 am
A local contractor's dedication to the community now has 100,000 reasons to celebrate its efforts to brighten the lives of others.
Many newsmakers at YBPA fall membership meeting
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 10:50 am
A number of items of interest were discussed at Tuesday's fall meeting of the Youngstown Business and Professional Association, held in the Officer's Club at Fort Niagara State Park.
Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign runs Sept. 19-25
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:30 pm
Every year, Tim Hortons restaurant owners show their dedication to supporting their communities through the annual weeklong Smile Cookie campaign. The annual campaign sees 100% of purchases from each $1 Smile Cookie - a chocolate chunk cookie topped with pink and blue icing drawing out a smile - donated to local charities.
Leaders to conduct binational dialogue on US-Canada interests
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins and Bill Huizenga, along with Canadian Sen. Michael L. MacDonald and Member of Parliament John McKay, all of whom serve as co-chairs of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, announced plans for bilateral discussions on issues related to U.S.-Canada interests. A meeting of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
ECHDC authorizes contracts intended to advance improvements on Buffalo's waterfront
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 01:10 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and authorized several contracts designed to advance the Canalside Gateway Building and Bell Slip Improvement projects on Buffalo's waterfront.
BBB alert: Make sure you check sellers before you buy tickets online
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
Football is back, and fans are looking to score tickets for Buffalo Bills and college football games across upstate New York.
Crude prices continue to fall, pushing pump prices lower
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.72, down 7 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.18. The New York state average is $3.89, down 12 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.28.
Tourism economy is thriving in Niagara County, reaching $831 million in 2021
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
In August, New York state released a tourism economics research study for 2021, detailing the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2021 reached $831 million, which is an increase of 9.3% relative to 2019. Traveler spend was heavily impacted in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but tourism spending surpassed prepandemic levels in 2021.
Empire State Development: Linde to invest in PEM electrolyzer plant in Niagara County
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:30 pm
Empire State Development announced Linde, a global industrial gases and engineering company, is expanding the scope of its North American PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolyzer project in Niagara Falls, which will now include a 35 MW electrolyzer plant. The new expanded project replaces a previously announced $17 million proposal.
Fan experience startup, Went, launches in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 10:50 am
Fan experience startup Went announced its launch in Buffalo. Founded by married couple and entrepreneurs Dan Gigante and Katie Krawczyk, Went creates artist-designed commemorative souvenir tickets to give fans a new way to memorialize concerts, sports games, performances and other once-in-a-lifetime events - in person, at home, or wherever they experienced the event.
Octapharma Plasma opens its first New York donation center in Amherst
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 10:45 am
Octapharma Plasma Inc., a plasma collection company "for the development of life-saving pharmaceutical therapies," opened its latest donation center in Amherst, at Sheridan Center shopping mall (3386 Sheridan Drive). With its opening, Octapharma Plasma now operates donation centers in 36 states.
Independent Health Medical Office Building dedicated at ECMC
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 05:05 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. leaders on Tuesday joined representatives of Independent Health to dedicate the newly renamed Independent Health Medical Office Building, which houses ECMC Family Health Center and the Kaleida Health Kensington OB-GYN clinic on the institution's Grider Street health campus.
26 Shirts unveils new '26' logo, marking company's official migration to more than just shirts
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
After nearly a decade growing as a business, 26 Shirts is dropping "Shirts" from its primary logo starting this Labor Day, Sept. 5. Here's why:
ESD's Western New York office a $25 million winner of federal Build Back Better Challenge
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 11:10 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced New York's Empire State Development Western New York regional office was awarded $25 million from the federal Build Back Better Challenge, the U.S. Economic Development Administration's "marquee program" under the American Rescue Plan.
ESD announces expansion & new location for Top Seedz in Erie County
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
Empire State Development recently announced the expansion of Top Seedz, an artisan cracker manufacturer, to a larger production facility at 101 Oak St., in downtown Buffalo. Presently working out of a 6,500-square-foot facility in Cheektowaga, Top Seedz will relocate to the new, 34,379-square-foot location, where it will produce and ship its crackers. The company plans to retain 28 existing jobs and hire an additional 20 to support its growth.
Higgins, Visit Buffalo Niagara & Destination Niagara USA lead discussion on economic impact of travel & tourism
Thu, Sep 1st 2022 11:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday joined representatives from Visit Buffalo Niagara and Destination Niagara USA for a roundtable discussion led by the U.S. Travel Association. Western New York leaders, organizations and destinations chatted about the importance of travel and tourism to the local economy.
Tops kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month; partners with Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 01:45 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, along with vendor partners Badia, GOYA, NY Produce and Romero Foods, will support National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) and local organizations such as Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo Inc.
Groundbreaking for new West Side Bazaar
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced construction has begun on a $11.5 million project to create a new and significantly expanded West Side Bazaar. Her team said, "Founded by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative in 2011, the West Side Bazaar small business incubator quickly became a popular shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists searching for unique food and retail opportunities."
Niagara Falls Housing Authority selects Beacon Communities as co-developer for Jordan Gardens Housing redevelopment
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 03:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority board of commissioners has selected Beacon Communities LLC as the co-developer on the Harry S. Jordan Gardens Housing Redevelopment in the Highland/Beech area of the City of Niagara Falls.
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.
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).
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.
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.
 

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