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National Grid economic development grants support 7 Western New York initiatives
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:50 am
National Grid has approved more than $760,000 in economic development grants to support a number of Western New York initiatives designed to grow the regional economy.
Carson announces expansion of HUD's 'Moving to Work' demonstration
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 09:00 am
During his remarks at the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association's (PHADA) 2020 Legislative Conference, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced HUD is expanding its "Moving to Work" (MTW) Demonstration, which invites 100 additional housing authorities to join the program over the next two-year period.
NOCO shares energy-saving tips for this fall & winter
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 02:45 pm
With the start of fall right around the corner and cooler temperatures on the horizon, NOCO is offering a variety of household tips to help Western New Yorkers not only stay warm, but also save on their energy costs this fall and winter.
Bennett to head inpatient behavioral health at NFMMC
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 03:00 pm
Robert C. Bennett, Ph.D., LMHC, CASAC, was named director of inpatient behavioral health services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. His appointment was announced by Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer JoAnn Pellegrino.
Canadian firm Li-Cycle to build $175 million lithium-ion battery recycling hub in Monroe County
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Li-Cycle Inc., a North America based lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, will further grow its operations in New York. The company will invest over $175 million in a lithium-ion battery recycling "hub" on a 15.4-acre parcel of land at Eastman Business Park (EBP). This is in addition to its Li-Cycle's first U.S. "spoke" operation already located at the park in Monroe County.
National Small Business Week is Sept. 22-24
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:30 pm
Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza recently announced the kick-off for National Small Business Week 2020. The virtual event, rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held Sept. 22-24.
Memorial names Wind head of sports medicine services
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named William M. Wind Jr., M.D., F.A.O.O.S., to the post of medical director of sports medicine services. The appointment, which was announced by President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo, was effective Sept. 1.
HUD urges localities to prevent evictions by using grant funds
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:00 am
Consistent with President Donald Trump's executive order "Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners," the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has reiterated the Trump administration's commitment to minimize displacement and evictions resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic national emergency.
$2.3 million in CARES Act funding awarded to help small & mid-sized manufacturers recover from COVID-19
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $2.3 million in federal CARES Act funding for four organizations to provide critical services to small and mid-sized manufacturers as they adapt to changing market conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
JCOPE posts 2019 financial disclosure statements for elected officials
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced it has posted the 2019 annual statements of financial disclosure of the statewide elected officials and members of the Assembly and Senate who were in office as of the statutory May 15 filing deadline.
BBB scam alert: Tracking code scam can cost online shoppers
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Better Business Bureau's (BBB) Scam Tracker received several reports of a trick scammers are using to steal from online shoppers. They are exploiting a PayPal policy and deceiving online shoppers into paying for goods that don't exist.
Sunnking prepping for electronics recycling events
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Brockport-based electronics recycler Sunnking is preparing for record crowds during its first electronics recycling collection events since the COVID-19 shutdown.
Higgins: $6.137 million in CARES Act funding to help small businesses in Erie & Niagara counties
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding over $6 million in funding to help small businesses in Erie and Niagara counties and a total of $19 million across Western New York. The funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by the House of Representatives on March 27.
Congressman Chris Jacobs endorses Josh Mertzlufft for New York State Senate
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 09:35 am
During a joint press conference on Tuesday, Congressman Chris Jacobs publicly endorsed Republican Josh Mertzlufft as the candidate he supports to take his place representing the people of Tonawanda, Grand Island, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Brant, Evans and Buffalo across the 60th State Senate District.
NYSEG reminds customers to 'Call Before You Dig'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 05:15 pm
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., reminds contractors and homeowners to have underground utilities marked before digging - this is essential to protect themselves and others from injury and to prevent damage to underground utility lines. To have the underground utilities marked, customers should contact Dig Safely New York by calling 811 at least two and not more than 10 full working days before the start of any excavation project.
Modern Disposal automates trash collection in Porter
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
Modern Disposal Services will begin providing automated waste collection Oct. 1 to Town of Porter residents under a new six-year agreement.
NAWBO: How the SBDC can help you - overview of best practices during COVID-19
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will host a virtual program featuring Susan McCartney from the SUNY Buffalo State SBDC. McCartney will talk about how the SBDC can help, and offer an overview of best practices during COVID-19.
New at Northland Workforce Training Center: Multiple community partnerships to enhance students' opportunity for success
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:55 pm
Northland Workforce Training Center announced the establishment of multiple new community partnerships to provide valuable expanded services to students, and upskilling opportunities for incumbent workers.
NYS stopping tax lien sale, halts collection of medical & student debt owed to state
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James released the following statements regarding the governor's executive order stopping New York City's annual tax and water lien sale in an effort to protect homeowners as the COVID-19 public health crisis continues.
NYSLRS announces employer contribution rates for retirement system for 2021-22
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:10 am
The New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) recently announced employer contribution rates for the state fiscal year 2021-22 will increase from 14.6% to 16.2% of payroll for the Employees' Retirement System (ERS) and from 24.4% to 28.3% of payroll for the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS).
Attorney Steve Barnes sponsors 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's in support of research
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:05 am
Steve Barnes, Buffalo-based attorney and philanthropist, will be an official sponsor of the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's, which will take place as an interactive experience on Sept. 12. Barnes' support will benefit host organization Alzheimer's Association and advance research toward prevention, treatment, and the search for a cure.
Buff State: Dart Street virtual public exhibition set for Sept. 14
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 08:25 am
Buffalo State College announced recommencement of the Dart Street development project with a virtual public exhibition from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Public aspects of the project were paused in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BBB Tips: Don't click on that text! 5 ways to avoid delivery scams
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 12:15 pm
Some consumers have recently been getting text messages that say a major delivery carrier needs them to "update delivery preferences" on a package by clicking on a link. The problem? The text is a scam, and the link results in the theft of personal information.
Community Action Organization of WNY President and CEO L. Nathan Hare set to retire
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:35 am
Community Action Organization of Western New York President and CEO L. Nathan Hare has announced plans to retire after serving the antipoverty agency for 18 years. Hare will continue in his post until CAO's board, led by the Hon. Craig D. Hannah, completes a national search for his successor. The board has retained Catapult Executive Consulting of Buffalo to assist with the search.
Catholic Health and its foundations notified of nationwide data breach
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 05:35 pm
In mid-July, Catholic Health and its foundations were notified by a third-party software vendor, Blackbaud Inc., of a cyber security breach that impacted the health system and other nonprofit organizations locally and throughout the country. The breach, which was part of a potential donor data base, included the names, medical record numbers, and dates of service for patients who received care in Catholic Health from 2016 through May of this year.
Sheryl Major to join the staff of Independence Express
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:40 pm
Western New York Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL) welcomed Sheryl B. Major as the newest employee of its Independence Express (IE) transportation division, where she will be among the drivers of its fleet of wheelchair-lift equipped vans and minivans for those without mobility impairments. As a staff driver, Major will be delivering medications, groceries and medical equipment to individuals who are sheltering at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Memorial names Anne Passalugo vice president of quality and corporate compliance
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 02:05 pm
Anne E. Passalugo has been named vice president of quality and corporate compliance at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Sept. 28.
CAO of WNY adds to leadership team
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:05 am
The Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has hired two employees who will be part of its leadership team. A press release said, "Both employees bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to CAO, which will help the organization make an even larger impact in the community."
Higgins says boulevard option in Skyway removal plan provides new gateway to waterfront
Sat, Aug 29th 2020 10:20 am
As the plan to remove the Buffalo Skyway advances, Congressman Brian Higgins says the newly released boulevard option provides exciting new connectivity for Western New Yorkers.
M&T Bank announces fall schedule for its complimentary webinar series: 'Managing Through Challenging Times'
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:20 pm
M&T Bank announced the fall schedule for its "Managing Through Challenging Times" webinar series. Sponsored by M&T's Commercial Bank, the series provides guidance for renewable energy, not-for-profit, health care and commercial real estate business owners, while spotlighting less-obvious opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catholic Health hospitals receive Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Awards for delivering high quality stroke care
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:20 pm
All four Catholic Health hospitals - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Mount St. Mary's, Kenmore Mercy and Sisters of Charity - were recently recognized with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Survey: Frequent travelers cite priorities for hotel stays
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 12:55 pm
A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) conducted by Morning Consult shows a number of improvements to health and sanitation protocol at U.S. hotels would have considerable impact on guests' comfort levels staying there, with the top three including face coverings for employees (87% a lot/some impact) and guests (85%), suspending daily housekeeping of rooms (86%), and utilizing technology to reduce direct contact (85%).
New York State Insurance Fund announces new program rewarding businesses for purchase of PPE
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 07:40 pm
New York state's largest workers' compensation carrier - the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) - introduced a new COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) premium credit program that will make it more affordable for its policyholders to get back to business.
Cuomo: $17 million in federal funding to strengthen security for nonprofits facing high risks of terrorism
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced more than $17 million in federal funding was awarded to 178 nonprofit organizations facing an increased risk of terrorism, to strengthen the security of their facilities as well as enhance their overall preparedness.
Gas and travel alert: Hurricane Laura
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:00 pm
Now a hurricane, Laura is headed to the U.S. Gulf Coast with landfall expected late Wednesday into Thursday. The National Weather Service is predicting a potential Category 3 storm. Thousands of residents have been ordered to evacuate coastal Louisiana and Texas. As in past years, the storm has a high potential to negatively affect coastal refineries, which impacts crude and gasoline inventory levels in the region and beyond.
Buffalo City Mission & 26 Shirts debut limited-edition T to fund new emergency shelter at Alfiero Family Center
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:05 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission and 26 Shirts announced a collaborative new design in the company's special-edition T-shirt series. Named "Street Signs," the limited-edition artwork will be sold and printed on select clothing apparel from Aug. 25 to Sept. 8.
Nesselbush to succeed Lomeo as next CEO of Kaleida Health
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 02:50 pm
Robert J. Nesselbush was named CEO for Kaleida Health.
ESD, Verizon Media announce $506,766 in awards for Verizon Media's Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County & Lockport
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 02:50 pm
Empire State Development and Verizon Media on Tuesday announced the 2020 funding recipients for the Verizon Media Community Fund for Niagara County - Empire State Development.
SBA offers online resources for small businesses to help with economic recovery
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 06:50 pm
Entrepreneurs can take advantage of free online training and other resources offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration to assist them during this period of economic recovery.

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