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New York Power Authority chairman receives American Public Power Association's Public Official Award
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:45 pm
John R. Koelmel, chairman of New York Power Authority board of trustees, received the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award from the American Public Power Association. The award recognizes elected or appointed local officials who have contributed to the goals of the American Public Power Association.
NFMMC cuts ribbon on new 3-D mammography machine
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 04:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting Thursday to celebrate the new GE Senographe 3D Pristina mammography machine located at Memorial's Summit Healthplex, 6934 Williams Road, Niagara Falls.
USAN announces downtown Niagara Falls development strategy
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) on Thursday released its strategy for the redevelopment of several state-owned properties in downtown Niagara Falls acquired through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative. The strategy recommends a range of intermediate steps and attainable site development guidelines for "reimagining a vibrant downtown, while building momentum for sustainable and dynamic long-term development."
Higgins: $2.152 million to support economic recovery & small business opportunity in WNY
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2.152 million in new federal funding made available through the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The Rapid Response Grants, funded with resources approved by Congress in the December 2020 appropriations bill, are targeted to reach distressed and underserved communities.
BBB alert: Keep an eye out for door-to-door salespeople
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:10 pm
We're starting to see them back on the streets: door-to-door salespeople. They're out there offering meat, paving services, magazine subscriptions, security alarms, or other products and services.
Cuomo proposes legislation to waive taxes on funding from $800 million COVID-19 pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed legislation to waive taxes on grants from the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program. Applications for the program will be accepted starting June 10 for small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.
National Grid names Juneteenth a company holiday in US
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 10:20 am
National Grid will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday for all U.S. employees starting this June. The company stated, "National Grid has remained committed to inclusion, equity and diversity over the years, but refocused their efforts in 2020, fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd.
Cuomo launches year 7 of 43North startup competition
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced applications are now being accepted for the seventh year of 43North, the $5 million startup competition that attracts world-class entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Buffalo.
NYPA's economic development awards creating more than 100 jobs in Western New York
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved three low-cost hydropower allocations that will create 102 jobs across Western New York and spur $145 million in private capital investments. The approved awards of 3,580 kilowatts of hydropower from the Power Authority's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston are to Americold Real Estate in Chautauqua County, SGS Recovery in Niagara County and Sumitomo Rubber USA in Erie County.
CBP & NIKE partner to prevent counterfeit shipments from entering US
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:00 am
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a new formal partnership arrangement with NIKE Inc. as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. Under its partnership with CBP, NIKE is donating proprietary technology to aid in authenticating a variety of NIKE merchandise and prevent counterfeit products from entering the U.S.
AHLA statement on updated CDC mask guidance
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, on updated face-covering and physical distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Cuomo: 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of $10 million DRI award
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. His camp stated, "The strategic investments will strengthen small business, support private investment in underutilized buildings, and bring new residential units, commercial space, and a hotel to the historic Bridge District. The investments are part of the governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Western Region."
National Grid joins coalition to increase EV charging across US
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:25 pm
National Grid has just joined seven major utilities in the Electric Highway Coalition, which will enable more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations near highways across the U.S. With more charging stations, more drivers may adopt EVs and existing EV drivers can travel longer distances without range anxiety.
Survey: 71% support targeted relief for hotel industry
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:55 pm
A recent national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows more than seven in 10 Americans (71%) support the federal government providing targeted economic relief to the hotel industry as called for in the Save Hotel Jobs Act. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), will provide a lifeline to hotel employees, providing up to three months of full payroll support.
Catholic Health launches specialty pharmacy services
Mon, May 10th 2021 07:00 am
Furthering its mission to deliver high-quality, compassionate and affordable care to Western New York, Catholic Health announced the launch of a new business line focused on offering comprehensive personalized, specialty pharmacy services across its network of physician practices and clinics. A key part of Catholic Health's community pharmacy initiative, the program is being developed in partnership with Trellis Rx, a leading technology-enabled specialty pharmacy services provider.
Quatroche reappointed to America's Essential Hospitals' board of directors
Fri, May 7th 2021 10:05 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Thursday announced ECMC President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., was reappointed to the board of directors of America's Essential Hospitals by a vote of the association's full national membership.
Regional MWBE online opportunities expo series
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York state will host five events as part of the 2021 Regional Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises Online Opportunities Expo Series. The expos - which will connect MWBEs with New York agencies, expert resources, information on state projects, and tools to access state contracting opportunities - will run from June to August.
Empire State Development launches database of economic incentives
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:15 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the database of economic incentives is now live on Open NY, New York's award-winning public data platform. It said the database is an accessible, searchable catalogue of ESD's economic development projects: "This dynamic platform further increases transparency into projects that receive ESD support."
Higgins: Canada's proposed tax on US property owners could damage longstanding binational economic relationship
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, a staunch advocate for measures aimed at strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Canada, expressed concern about a measure in Canada's budget 2021 that imposes an additional 1% tax on non-Canadian residential property owners.
Catholic Health hospitals recognized for high-quality maternity care
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:10 am
Three Catholic Health hospitals in Erie and Niagara counties have been recognized by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for high-quality maternity care as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Sisters of Charity Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston were named Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care. The three hospitals delivered more than 5,700 babies in 2019.
Evergreen Health debuts Cabenuva, first HIV drug of its kind, following FDA approval
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:05 pm
Health care organization Evergreen Health debuted Cabenuva (Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine), an HIV-1 treatment regimen approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January and trialed by Evergreen's own physician, Dr. Alyssa Shon. Shon is also a physician in the division of infectious diseases in the department of medicine at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Buffalo City Mission: Nearly $40,000 commitment from Northtown Subaru's 'Share the Love' campaign
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a $38.952.38 financial commitment from Northtown Subaru, a part of Northtown Automotive Companies.
AHLA: State-by-state breakdown on projected hotel industry job loss for 2021
Tue, May 4th 2021 01:50 pm
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) recently released new data showcasing the ongoing devastating impact of COVID-19 on hotel industry employment, including projected hotel job loss through the end of 2021. Without targeted relief from Congress, nationwide, hotels are expected to end 2021 down 500,000 jobs. Hotels are the only major hospitality and leisure segment yet to receive direct aid.
Higgins & Poloncarz planning for broadband expansion in Erie County
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 05:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced continued progress on plans to expand broadband access in Erie County thanks to federal resources included in the American Rescue Plan.
New York Power Authority announces limited reopening of visitors centers May 3
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 02:45 pm
The New York Power Authority announced the limited reopening of three of its visitors centers: the Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and Historic Lansing Manor in Schoharie County, and the Hawkins Point Visitors Center in the North Country.
Hotel industry & union join to urge Congress for aid
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 01:45 pm
The American Hotel & Lodging Association and UNITE HERE, the largest hospitality workers union in North America, joined forces to call on Congress to pass the Save Hotel Jobs Act. AHLA said, "The bill, introduced by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), provides a lifeline to hotel workers, providing the assistance they need to survive until travel returns to prepandemic levels."
Buffalo Bills announce partnership extension with The Original Pizza Logs
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:55 am
The Buffalo Bills and Finger Food Products Inc., the proud purveyor of The Original Pizza Logs, announced a partnership extension that furthers The Original Pizza Logs' presence as the "Official Finger Food" of the Buffalo Bills. As the 2021 football season approaches, the Bills and The Original Pizza Logs will be unveiling new engagement experiences for fans to enjoy at home, while tailgating and inside Highmark Stadium.
'Operation Hardhat' to take place across NYS as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Police will conduct "Operation Hardhat" enforcement activities all week in support of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which takes place from April 26-30. During "Operation Hardhat," members of the State Police patrol Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority work zones to enforce work zone speed limits and ensure motorists are obeying flagging personnel.
NYS: $2.8 million available for municipal charging stations and zero-emission vehicles
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced $2.8 million is now available to help municipalities purchase or lease zero-emission vehicles for fleet use and to install public charging stations. Administered by the State Department of Environmental Conservation and announced during the weeklong celebration of Earth Day 2021, the grants are part of New York's commitment to support municipal efforts to meet the challenges posed by climate change.
Tops reminds community of pharmaceutical drop-off locations during 20th annual National Drug Take Back Day
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:30 pm
Saturday, April 24, marks the 20th annual National Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Tops Friendly Markets & Flashfood celebrate Earth Day by announcing 17 million pounds of food diverted from landfills
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:30 pm
What started out as a small step toward reducing carbon footprint has blossomed into quite the environmental impact.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo appoints Lostracco-Reed director of clinical services
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced the appointment of Megan Lostracco-Reed as director of clinical services.
Modern Disposal provides Earth Day cleanup in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 07:00 am
On Saturday, April 17, Modern Disposal Services employees and their family members celebrated Earth Day by helping to make sure the surrounding community looked its best heading into spring.
Maid of the Mist announces launch of 2021 season
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Electricity will be in the air 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29, when the James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla set sail to commence the Maid of the Mist's 2021 season - the company's 136th consecutive year of operation. The all-electric, emission-free vessels - the only ones of their kind in the U.S. - will ferry guests to the base of the American and Horseshoe falls, providing them with an iconic experience unlike any other.
New York Power Authority announces completion of lighting upgrades at Niagara Falls Housing Authority
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:35 pm
The New York Power Authority on Wednesday announced the completion of new energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures at four Niagara Falls Housing Authority facilities, and an energy audit to identify additional energy saving opportunities.
Tops Partners with Convergent Energy + Power to provide 75+ stores with solar power
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 10:55 am
Tops Friendly Market and Convergent Energy + Power have partnered to deliver more renewable energy to upstate New Yorkers in the form of community solar paired with battery storage. As a result of this partnership, more than 75 Tops stores will be powered by the solar farms, which will reduce the stores' carbon footprint. The solar-plus-storage projects developed by Convergent provide Tops and upstate New Yorkers access to solar energy whether or not the sun is shining and reduce the state's reliance on power plants during peak demand hours.
NYPA approves 5-year roadmap to achieve enterprisewide sustainability agenda
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 05:40 pm
The New York Power Authority announced a five-year plan that establishes goals and strategies to achieve the state's bold climate leadership goals through a comprehensive sustainability agenda. Progress against NYPA's sustainability plan will be measured with annual sustainability reports that will detail NYPA's progress as the authority continues to lead New York's transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York.
NYSEG, RG&E programs help customers save energy, reduce costs & improve carbon footprint
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:55 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) released information about the companies' energy-savings programs that help reduce customers' energy costs. Through the utilization of new technologies, they said these programs contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and CO2 in the environment.
Buffalo: 3rd annual 'Freelance Business Week' includes virtual & in-person activities to provide freelance business owners a chance to share best practices
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed "Freelance Business Week" in the City of Buffalo. He was joined Monday by Marie Domon-Pazych, the founder of the local and regional event.
Wegmans Buffalo stores to host hiring event
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:45 pm
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Wegmans is hosting a virtual hiring event to immediately fill customer service team member positions at its Buffalo-area stores.
 

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