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Cuomo announces launch of 'New York Forward' small business lease assistance partnership
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 08:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the launch of the "New York Forward" small business lease assistance partnership. Recognizing the economic impact of COVID-19, this program will provide small businesses and their landlords with informational resources and pro bono assistance to help both parties reach mutually beneficial lease workout agreements.
NYPA's Economic Development Awards supporting more than 620 jobs across NYS
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved 11 economic development awards that will support more than 620 jobs across the state and spur more than $127 million in private capital investments.
Marisa Nold earns national certification as registered professional court reporter
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 04:50 pm
The National Court Reporters Association, the country's leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners and legal videographers, announced Marisa Nold earned the nationally recognized registered professional reporter (RPR) certification, having demonstrated her ability to produce a high-quality verbatim record. RPR certification distinguishes stenographic court reporters as being among the top contributors to the profession in terms of reporting skills, transcript production, reporting and operating practices, and professionalism.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection alerts consumers to law related to credit & debit card surcharges
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:05 pm
As part of its seven-part consumer alert holiday series, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection is reminding consumers that credit card surcharges are prohibited in New York.
UBMD Pediatrics division of allergy/immunology designated Clinical Care Center of Distinction in Food Allergy Research & Education Clinical Network
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:05 pm
The division of allergy/immunology at UBMD Pediatrics has been named a Clinical Care Center of Distinction in the Food Allergy Research & Education Clinical Network.
NYS Tax Department launches online financial education program
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced the launch of its financial education program to benefit all New Yorkers, but particularly the self-employed and low-income taxpayers in underserved communities.
Memorial Medical Center suspends patient visitation
Sat, Dec 5th 2020 01:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Saturday suspended patient visitation in order to better protect and maintain the health and safety of hospital patients and staff.
State Historic Preservation Board recommends 16 for State & National Registers of Historic Places
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 04:20 pm
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 16 varied properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
East Side Commercial Building Stabilization Fund open to applicants
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 03:00 pm
Empire State Development, East Side Avenues and Preservation Buffalo Niagara announced applications are available for funding dedicated to the stabilization of historic at-risk buildings on Buffalo's East Side.
Cuomo signs legislation establishing a 'right to publicity' for deceased individuals to protect against commercial exploitation of their name or likeness
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 06:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation (S5959D /A.5605-C) that establishes a "right to publicity" for deceased individuals to protect against the commercial exploitation, or unauthorized use, of their personal characteristics that have commercial value - their name, picture, voice or signature after their death. Additionally, these rights can be exercised by their descendants, giving performers estates the ability to control and protect their likeness or image after they have died.
ESD: Letters of intent open for round 3 of Western New York Workforce Development Challenge
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 06:10 pm
Empire State Development recently announced it is opening the application process for round 3 of the Western New York Workforce Development Challenge (WDC). A Buffalo Billion initiative, WDC ensures the region's workforce pipeline is responding to industry demands by promoting and investing in scalable approaches to workforce training for underserved populations.
Memorial appoints Collichio vice president of human resources
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Alexander C. Collichio, Esq., SPHR, to the post of vice president of human resources effective Dec. 14. The appointment was announced by President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo.
Hammonds named senior vice president at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Alfred "Al" Hammonds, CSSBB, to the post of senior vice president of clinical service operations and business development. His appointment was announced by President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo.
Application period open for BBB's Torch Award for Ethics and Spark Award
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 02:20 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York recently announced the application period for the 2021 Torch Award for Ethics. The accolade celebrates the commitment made by businesses and charities to the highest standards of leadership character and organizational ethics. It shows the practices these organizations employ to generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and communities.
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection provides consumers with tips for buying gift cards & gift certificates this holiday season
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
As part of its seven-part consumer alert holiday series, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection recommends New Yorkers be informed consumers when purchasing gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season.
NFIB: Small Business Saturday more important than ever this year
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
Small Business Saturday falls on Nov. 28 this year, in one of the most difficult years ever for many locally owned businesses across the state. That's especially true for restaurants, retail shops and fitness-related businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is encouraging New Yorkers to support small businesses in a variety of ways on Small Business Saturday and beyond.
Final day to register for 10th annual Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Forum
Wed, Nov 25th 2020 12:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced the final day of registration for New York state's 10th annual Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Forum. He urged those interested in participating to visit the event's website to sign up.
SBA: Make a big difference on Small Business Saturday
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:50 pm
The Small Business Administration Buffalo District office is encouraging shopping at local small businesses on Small Business Saturday.
KeyBank, in partnership with First Niagara Foundation, donates $1 million to support D'Youville health hub
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 01:45 pm
KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is donating $1 million to support the Health Professions Hub at D'Youville.
3 new murals complete for Niagara Falls Heritage Arts fall season
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:05 pm
Niagara Falls Heritage Arts, the public art initiative of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, fall 2020 mural season is in full effect through "NF Murals." The project connects the public with contemporary art, showcasing the area's rich heritage and culture. Three new murals are complete at the cross streets of Main and Depot Avenue in Niagara Falls for the public to enjoy.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection offers tips for a safe & happy holiday shopping season
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection announced the rollout of a seven-part consumer alert series to help New Yorkers navigate new holiday shopping pitfalls. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most experts predict this year's online holiday shopping season may top records - both in sales and in scams. In the coming weeks, consumers will receive guidance on equitable pricing requirements, credit cards, gift cards, refunds, warranties and data privacy.
Ortt questions broadband availability
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 01:40 pm
Maid of the Mist earns 'Boat of the Year' award
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:20 am
American Ship Review has named the new all-electric, emission-free Maid of the Mist vessels as "Boat of the Year."
Western New York organizations achieve recognition for workplace health
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 11:00 am
In Western New York, nine organizations received recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and invest in the health of their workforce as part of the 2020 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index.
Capello Salon & Spa to consolidate due to pandemic
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:10 am
Joseph Freitas, owner and president of Capello Salon & Spa, announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Capello Salon & Spa will consolidate all operations to its East Amherst location at 9424 Transit Road.
Rochester-based Oncore Aviation acquiresAnchor Buffalo's Prior Aviation Flight School
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:20 am
OnCore Aviation LLC founder and owner Todd Cameron recently announced the acquisition of Prior Aviation Service Inc. flight school located in Buffalo. A press release stated, "The addition of Buffalo as a third location for OnCore is a huge step in making modern flight training accessible to aviators of all ages throughout the northeast."
William Mattar debuts new commercial featuring Peanut Butter Mattar
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:40 am
William Mattar is pleased to announce the premiere of a new television commercial featuring his beloved family dog, Peanut Butter Mattar. Since 2013, Miss Peanut Butter Mattar has been the face of William Mattar's "Rescue a Shelter Animal" campaign, encouraging the community to support a local animal shelter or rescue.
Survey: 7 out of 10 Americans unlikely to travel for holidays
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:35 am
A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows many Americans are not expected to travel this holiday seasons. Results show 72% of Americans are unlikely to travel for Thanksgiving and 69% are unlikely to travel for Christmas, compounding the challenges for the hotel industry during this public health crisis.
Niagara Falls Urban Renewal Agency seeks developers for strategic property sites
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Urban Renewal Agency (NFURA) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to real estate developers, investors and brokers to propose new projects for key sites in the downtown Niagara Falls Gateway District. It said this might be an opportunity to acquire and invest in properties in prime locations for new growth.
Pine Pharmaceuticals announces plans for expansion of operations in Riverview Solar Technology Park
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:30 am
Pine Pharmaceuticals, one of the nation's leading drug compounding FDA-registered 503B outsourcing facilities, recently announced the company plans to expand its operations at Riverview Solar Technology Park in Tonawanda. Since opening a new facility in 2018, Pine Pharmaceuticals has hired 52 new employees bringing the total workforce to 85 full-time employees.
Higgins welcomes big plans to invest $44.3 million in Buffalo's waterfront over next 5 years
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 12:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed adoption of a general project plan (GPP) for Buffalo's Outer Harbor by Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.
ECHDC adopts Outer Harbor general project plan, sets path for future improvements
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 11:15 am
The Outer Harbor GPP outlines future improvements that will be made to the city's Lake Erie waterfront to build on improvements that have been recently completed by EHCDC. The development plan includes recreational facilities to improve what is currently vacant, substandard or underutilized property along a nearly one-and-a-half mile stretch of Lake Erie waterfront.
New York Power Authority receives Deal of the Year 2020 Award in Northeast Region from Bond Buyer
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:30 am
Bond Buyer announced the New York Power Authority has won Deal of the Year 2020 in the Northeast Region for NYPA's April sale of more than $1.2 billion in bonds to finance capital expenditures related to the Power Authority's transmission assets and other capital projects.
New intermodal transportation hub for downtown Buffalo
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced major construction has been completed on the new, state-of the-art transportation hub in downtown Buffalo.
Niagara Falls: Arrest made in Days Inn fire
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 09:25 pm
At 5:31 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, the Niagara County Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a structure fire at The Days Inn hotel, located at 2821 Niagara Falls Blvd.
ECMC president & CEO joins state panel developing recommendations for reducing health care administrative costs
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:20 pm
The New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York State Department of Health announced recently that Erie County Medical Center Corp. President and CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., Ph.D., was appointed to the 25-member health care administrative simplification workgroup. Quatroche joins health care industry stakeholders and others on the workgroup from across New York.
SBA honors our military spouses, veteran heroes & their entrepreneurial spirit
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:30 am
Across America, there are thousands of military veterans, spouses and transitioning service members looking to start their own businesses. These men and women are proven leaders, and we know that they make outstanding business leaders.
Forbes names The Summit FCU a best-in-state credit union
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 01:05 pm
Forbes has named The Summit Federal Credit Union one of the nation's best in-state credit unions for 2020.
Newly created statewide special counsel for ratepayer protection
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that, in the wake of what he has called repeated failures by utility and telecom companies to meet their obligations to New Yorkers, he has appointed Rory Lancman, a seasoned lawyer and legislator, as statewide special counsel for ratepayer protection.

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