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NYPA board approves 2019 operating budget
Wed, Dec 12th 2018 03:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved a 2019 budget that furthers NYPA's push to become the first all-digital utility in North America while making aggressive investments to speed up the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage.
'Strategic growth' prompts Arts Services Initiative of WNY office relocation
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 04:40 pm
In the wake of new leadership and increased partnerships, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, a nonprofit arts service provider, will relocate to a larger office space and work area at the Tri-Main Center (2495 Main St., Suite 422, Buffalo) in January 2019.
As CarMax opens in Buffalo, company announces contributions to local nonprofits
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 04:40 pm
CarMax Inc., the nation's largest retailer of used cars, has opened its first store in the Buffalo area. CarMax Buffalo is located at 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, and has the capacity to stock approximately 140 used vehicles of nearly every make and model.
Memorial names Tristan Greer to compliance post
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 12:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has promoted Tristan D. Greer to the newly created position of manager of compliance and 340B. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sheila K. Kee made the announcement.
NYS Secretary of State Rosado announces Local Government Innovation award winners
Fri, Dec 7th 2018 04:00 pm
New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado announced award winners of the Department of State's fourth annual Local Government Innovation Conference, including the cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
Higgins announces $300,000 in federal funding for Launch NY
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $300,000 federal grant from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Launch NY, an upstate New York Venture Development Organization (VDO) that supports and invests in high-growth, high-impact companies across 27 New York counties.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops donates $2,500 to Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Dec 5th 2018 12:50 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced that the organization donated $2,500 to the Food Bank of WNY through the "Food 2 Families" food and fund drive sponsored in part by Tops Friendly Markets. This donation was made possible thanks to the Taste of Buffalo participating restaurants and the purchases of festivalgoers at the event last July.
YMCA President and CEO Campbell announces retirement
Wed, Dec 5th 2018 12:50 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Olin "Buddy" Campbell Jr. recently announced he will retire from his position at the end of May 2019, after 50 years of service and employment with the YMCA.
MacSwan meets with Summit Mall reps
Wed, Nov 28th 2018 05:30 pm
Monday night at the Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting, Supervisor Don MacSwan and councilman Curt Doktor announced that the two had met with Summit Park Mall owner Zoran Cocov to discuss the future of the vacant property.
Mount St. Mary's cardiac services office now in a new, larger location
Wed, Nov 28th 2018 03:40 pm
In response to its fast-growing patient volume, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has completed the relocation of its cardiology services office from the first floor of the main hospital in Lewiston to new, larger offices in an adjacent medical arts building.
Memorial Medical Center earns designation as National Health Service Corps site
Wed, Nov 28th 2018 03:35 pm
Physicians and other qualifying clinicians who choose to provide primary care services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will soon be eligible to apply to have their school loans repaid under a government program designed to promote healthier communities.
Perri Roberts recipient of Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in Courtroom
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
The law firm of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria announced Diane M. Perri Roberts of Lewiston was named a 2018 recipient of the Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom by the New York State Bar Association.
Lewiston-Queenston Bridge: Schumer marks startup for $91M plaza modernization
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 11:25 pm
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer paid a special visit Tuesday to the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge to announce the start-up of a phase two, $91 million modernization of the U.S. Customs Plaza at the bridge complex in Lewiston.
State encourages New Yorkers to shop locally on Small Business Saturday
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 10:35 pm
Empire State Development and the New York State Departments of Labor, Taxation and Finance, and Agriculture and Markets encourage all New Yorkers to support their local small businesses on Small Business Saturday, which falls this year on Nov. 24. By choosing to shop locally Saturday, and every day, New Yorkers are investing in their neighborhoods, strengthening their communities, and keeping tax dollars within the Empire State.
New statewide initiatives to spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles, increase charging infrastructure
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 05:10 pm
New York state announced a series of broad-scale initiatives to encourage the purchase and increase the convenience and accessibility of electric vehicles (EV).
Higgins, Poloncarz comment on New Era
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 03:30 pm
In September, Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives, concerned tariffs imposed by the Trump administration could cost consumers and local jobs at companies such as New Era Cap Co., headquartered in Buffalo. Two months later, that possibility became a reality, as New Era announced plans to close its Western New York manufacturing plant in Derby, impacting 219 local workers.
Fashion Outlets announces new retailers opening for holidays
Thu, Nov 15th 2018 11:45 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA announced Tuesday that four new tenants, plus two seasonal retailers, have opened in time for the holiday shopping season. Highlights from the list include Regatta Great Outdoors, Boost Mobile, Boba Stop, and Eyebrow Bar.
Dunn Tire participating in 'Boots for Heroes' program
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 01:40 pm
As America pauses to honor it military veterans, Dunn Tire is giving customers a chance to support the area's many military heroes in a special way this month through the "Boots for Heroes" program.
Catholic Health receives area's top grades in Leapfrog safety report
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 06:15 pm
Strengthening its position as the area leader in quality and patient safety, Catholic Health has once again earned the region's highest overall score in the Leapfrog Group's fall 2018 hospital safety grade report - and the only "A" grades in Western New York. In the national report released Thursday, Catholic Health hospitals received four of only 12 "A" safety grades that were given in all of New York state.
State Department of Transportation set to hire nearly 500 maintenance workers
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 01:00 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced applications are available for approximately 470 positions as permanent and seasonal maintenance staff all across upstate New York and Long Island. Beginning in September each year, the DOT begins to hire and train staff on equipment and best practices, with the aim of having them ready to plow as soon as winter weather begins.
NORLIC Land Bank awarded $500,000
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 01:20 pm
New York State Office of the Attorney General, Enterprise Community Partners Inc. and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have made funding available across New York state for newly formed land banks. Enterprise is now dedicating additional funding to support land banks, with funds coming from a bank settlement negotiated by the office of the attorney general. Enterprise selected the Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) as a recipient of a grant in the amount of $500,000.
UB, Kaleida Health, Oishei Children's Hospital name Lipshultz new chair of pediatrics, pediatric chief-of-service & medical director, pediatrics
Tue, Oct 30th 2018 03:25 pm
Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., Carman and Ann Adams Endowed Chair of Pediatric Research at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Michigan, has been appointed the A. Conger Goodyear Professor and chair of the department of pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. He will also serve as the pediatric chief-of-service at Kaleida Health and the medical director, pediatrics services business development, for John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.
Michelle Dashineau named manager of human resources at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 11:35 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital announced Michelle Dashineau has been named manager of human resources.
Niagara River Greenway projects, November meetings announced
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 04:25 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, to determine the consistency of the 62nd round of projects. The general meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the Grand Island courtroom at 2255 Baseline Road. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the business meeting at the WNY Welcome Center on Alvin Road, Grand Island.
Tech company's $1.5M expansion prompts significant job openings
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 04:25 pm
To reach its goal of increasing its managed services business by 25 percent annually and expanding its local workforce by 15 percent by the end of 2019, Synergy IT Solutions cut the ribbon on its newly expanded, multidimensional network operations center (NOC) in Cheektowaga. Referred to as the "Solution Center," the NOC has undergone a 7,250-square-feet expansion to accommodate an additional 12 to 14 service desk analysts and provide space for more help desk technicians and professional services engineers.
State awards Memorial workforce development grant
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 07:15 pm
The New York State Department of Health has awarded a $59,893 workforce development grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Center to support its nursing education partnership with Niagara University.
Food Bank of WNY earns maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for fourth consecutive year
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:20 pm
The Food Bank of WNY's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive year the Food Bank of WNY has earned this top distinction.
NU Family Business Center sets next breakfast forum
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:00 am
Gerry Murak of Murak and Associates LLC will present "Your Family Business Questions Answered" at the Niagara University Family Business Center breakfast meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The event will take place at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville.
New York Power Authority enlists data analytics experts to accelerate digital utility strategy
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 02:05 pm
The New York Power Authority today announced the award of four‑year contracts, valued at up to $50 million in total, to 10 firms with data analytics expertise that will support NYPA in its enterprisewide digitization plans and further Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's "Reforming the Energy Vision" to offer clean, reliable and low-cost energy to New Yorkers.
Designated Drivers of Buffalo celebrates 10th year of life-saving driving service
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 12:20 pm
Designated Drivers of Buffalo (DDOB) is celebrating its 10th year of providing designated driving services in Western New York.
Revolver Records joins Elmwood Village
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 12:15 pm
Revolver Records is a record store with a long history. Phil Machemer, the store founder, began by selling used records from the Peddlers Flea Market in 2012.
New York Power Authority Board approves $15 million in contract awards to supplement emergency restoration response and management capabilities
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 05:30 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved the award of $15 million in construction contracts to six companies that will supplement NYPA's own emergency power restoration response and management capabilities.
Applebee's of Niagara Falls Volunteers at The Magdalene Project's Rose Café
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 09:50 am
On Friday, Sept. 28, team members from Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Niagara Falls took part in National Good Neighbor Day by volunteering at the Rose Café. As part of the Magdalene Project, whose mission is to aide those troubled and abused in the Greater Niagara Falls area, Applebee's staff helped cook and serve food for those in need.
Niagara County leaders ask for advance of county's casino revenues
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 06:15 pm
In light of the recent announcement New York state will advance casino revenues to the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara County leaders of the of have asked that the county's casino revenues also be advanced.
WNYREDC submits 2018 progress report
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 06:15 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) announced it recently submitted its 2018 progress report - titled "2011-2018 7 Years of Transforming Our Region" - to New York state to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.
NYPA board extends power contracts for ReCharge NY customers statewide & for low-cost hydropower customers in WNY
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved power contract extensions that combine to support more than 88,000 jobs throughout the state. The contract extensions also further align the Power Authority's economic development programs with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state energy plan, which calls for 50 percent of New York's electricity is to be generated by renewable energy sources by 2030.
PSE announces hiring of Christopher Schoepflin
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment President and CEO Kim Pegula on Tuesday announced the hiring of Christopher Schoepflin as PSE's vice president of external affairs and strategic development. Schoepflin will oversee development opportunities across all PSE portfolio companies and manage the organization's government relations at the federal, state and local levels.
African Heritage Food Co-Op celebrates first 'Community Day'
Mon, Oct 1st 2018 01:25 pm
The African Heritage Food Co-Op is celebrating its first "Community Day" this Saturday, Oct. 6. The event will take place at 2616 Highland Ave, Niagara Falls, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Holtschneider named chair of Niagara University's board of trustees
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., has been named chairman of the Niagara University board of trustees. Frank Fiannaca and Karen Howard were named trustees.
Fitch Ratings affirms strength of New York Power Authority's credit
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:10 pm
Fitch Ratings has affirmed strong credit on the New York Power Authority's electric revenue bonds, providing ratings among the highest given to public electric utilities. Fitch affirmed an AA rating for more than $800 million of NYPA long-term bonds and notes, as well as an F1+ rating for NYPA's commercial paper program.

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