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Ignite Buffalo announces $30,000 small business pitch competition in partnership with Ureeka
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:15 pm
In partnership with Ureeka, Ignite Buffalo is inviting Western New York small businesses to apply to Ureeka's small business pitch competition, where five prizes totaling $30,000 will be awarded.
Niagara Falls Community Development Department announces second call for small business support fund grants
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is launching the second round of the small business support fund (SBSF) to help local entrepreneurs improve their businesses.
GM Lockport announces community grant recipients
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:05 pm
General Motors Co. GMCH Lockport Operations announced the recipients of its 2019 GM community grants: United Way of Greater Niagara, $30,000; Junior Achievement of Western New York, $10,000; and the Environmental Education Foundation of Soil and Water Conservation, $10,000.
43North announces its 2019 semifinalists
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
43North's judges have whittled more than 500 applicants to 129 semifinalists for 43North's sixth annual $5 million startup competition. As judges reviewed the applications, they emphasized compatibility with Buffalo, company traction, team quality, and previous capital raised, officials announced.
ECHDC board approves contracts to move Buffalo's Outer Harbor projects forward
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved three contracts that will move projects forward on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The contracts will provide for the architectural and engineering design for projects emphasizing recreation in three unique waterfront zones: First Buffalo River Marina; the vast acreage between Wilkeson Pointe and Bell Slip; and Terminal B.
Hastings Cohn joins Hunt Commercial Real Estate
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:20 am
HUNT Commercial Real Estate, the largest commercial real estate brokerage in Buffalo, announced Hastings Cohn Real Estate has joined the firm as the Hastings Group. The Hastings Group will operate out of the HUNT Commercial headquarters in the Brisbane Building at 403 Main St.
National Fuel reminds customers to 'Call Before You Dig'
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:20 am
In recognition of 811 Day on Aug. 11, National Fuel reminds homeowners and professional contractors to "Call Before You Dig."
Local Dairy Queen stores comes together for Oishei Hospital
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 01:00 pm
Recently, the local Dairy Queens in the area attempted to raise $50,000 all together to sponsor a neonatal room at the John R. Oishei Childrens Hospital. 
NYPA releases report on learnings from European wind projects aimed to guide US offshore wind development
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 11:55 am
Earlier this week, the New York Power Authority, shared key learnings from a study of European offshore wind transmission models set to help guide New York state as it moves toward its 9 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind goal by 2035, and inform regional and national offshore wind development.
Bin There Dump That expands into Lewiston
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 11:35 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected and business leaders recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with member Bin There Dump That, a new, residential-friendly Dumpster outfit at 130 S. Fifth St., Lewiston. The company serves Niagara County and Northern Buffalo. It is online at
GM Lockport Operations secures new business
Wed, Aug 7th 2019 02:10 pm
General Motors Co. GMCH Lockport Operations announced it has secured new business to supply several powertrain thermal components for an "important" future General Motors high-volume vehicle. A press release stated, "The additional work strengthens Lockport's portfolio of precision components that includes radiators, condensers, heater cores and oil coolers."
Tegze, Vanone named to lead intraoperative services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 03:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital announced new leadership appointments in its perioperative services department.
M&T Bank launches 'M&T Money Smart' to help customers take control of finances
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:55 pm
M&T Bank announced the launch of "M&T Money Smart" in its digital banking platform and mobile app. "Money Smart" is an all-in-one digital tool that helps users manage their finances and make smart financial decisions.
New physicians now accepting patients at Niagara Falls Memorial primary care sites
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Several new physicians have joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and are now accepting new patients.
Higgins announces House passage of Butch Lewis Act, designed to protect retirement benefits for millions of Americans
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, took to the House floor during debate and spoke in support of the H.R. 397, Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019, also known as the Butch Lewis Act. Union leader Butch Lewis led efforts to save troubled multiemployer pensions.
NYS 'holds Equifax accountable' by securing $600 million payment in largest data breach settlement in history
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 09:30 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday announced she co-led a coalition of 50 attorneys general in reaching the largest data breach settlement in history with Equifax Inc., as a result of an investigation into the company's massive 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly half the U.S. population. The attorneys general secured a settlement with Equifax that includes a consumer restitution fund of up to $425 million, a $175 million payment to the states, and significant injunctive relief for consumers.
NFMMC receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
USA Niagara Development Corp. announces RFP for Third Street district development opportunities
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 11:00 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. announced a request for proposals for the acquisition, rehabilitation/restoration and reuse of four mixed-use properties on Third Street (441, 466, 500, 512/518), and one vacant lot (503 Main St.) in downtown Niagara Falls. USAN said revitalization of these properties, all located in close proximity to one another, represents a unique opportunity to contribute to the redevelopment of a historic commercial district in an iconic American city.
Mark Wright named CFO at Niagara Falls Memorial
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 03:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Mark J. Wright will join the medical center's administrative team as senior vice president and chief financial officer effective Aug. 5.
Schoellkopf Health Center achieves Five Star rating for 3rd consecutive year
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 05:35 pm
Schoellkopf Health Center, located on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus, has been awarded a Five Star national quality rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Nursing Home Compare website.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Opportunity Fund partners with KeyBank to launch lending program for independent truckers in New York
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:40 pm
Opportunity Fund, the nation's leading nonprofit small business lender, is partnering with KeyBank to launch a program that will offer $140 million in loans to independent truck drivers in New York. This new program will bolster the state's trucking industry, boost the region's economy and replace older trucks with newer clean-burning models.
USAN board grants $1M for Wyndham Garden Inn in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 09:15 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors (USAN) met Wednesday and voted to provide NFNY Hotel Management LLC with a $1 million grant for upgrades it made to transform the former Days Inn hotel on Main Street in Niagara Falls into a Wyndham Garden Inn hotel, adding new rooms, remodeling existing rooms and upgrading hotel amenities.
Capacity-building working group hires director
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
A new working group comprised of five foundations and two consultants dedicated to supporting area nonprofits has hired Katie Pieri as its first director. The collaborative group is focused on Western New York and Monroe County and aims to strengthen communities by increasing the capacities of the nonprofit organizations that serve those communities.
Tourism: Ortt, Morinello & Norris pass bills to fund Discover Niagara Shuttle
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 09:30 am
Republican state leaders Sen. Rob Ortt and Assembly members Angelo J. Morinello and Mike Norris passed bills that authorize Niagara County to collect hotel room taxes in order to generate revenue for the Discover Niagara Shuttle.
McGuire Group only multi-facility provider in NY to earn top quintile rankings 6 consecutive years
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 07:00 am
The McGuire Group's five Western New York facilities are among a short list of facilities statewide that have achieved the top quintile status for six consecutive years, with the McGuire Group being the only multi-facility provider in the state to have achieved this milestone. 
WellNow Urgent Care opens new facility in Cheektowaga
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 02:00 pm
WellNow Urgent Care - one of New York's fastest-growing urgent care providers - is now accepting patients at its new Cheektowaga facility located at 3450 Union Road. The new facility is the first to offer patients extended hours of operation, treating patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight, with no appointment needed.
NYPA to enhance Smart Street Lighting NY with maintenance service program
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:30 pm
The New York Power Authority will enhance Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Smart Street Lighting NY program to include a maintenance service option for interested municipalities.
Small business forum: Opportunities for small businesses to voice concerns
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 03:50 pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Region II Advocate Christine Myers and National Rural Advocate Joe Knilans will join small business owners from Western New York for roundtable discussions in Niagara, Chautauqua, Erie, and Monroe counties from Tuesday, June 18, through Thursday, June 20.
Allegiant starts nonstop service to Savannah from Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 07:00 pm
On Friday, Allegiant started air travel service from Niagara Falls to Savannah, Georgia. To celebrate, the company offered one-way fares on the new route as low as $69. 
National Grid earns EEI Emergency Assistance Award for upstate New York restoration support
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am
National Grid has been named the recipient of Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Assistance Award for the company's "exceptional performance" in restoring power after Winter Storm Quiana - with wind speeds of up to 75 mph - impacted 180,000 customers across upstate New York.
Arts Services Initiative, The Bonadio Group present 'Nonprofit Financial Statements 101' lunch & learn
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 02:15 pm
Art Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) and The Bonadio Group have partnered to present a free professional development opportunity for budding organizations and those interested in demystifying nonprofit financial statements with a lunch and learn on Thursday, July 11, at the downtown branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.
Brady Clendening joins Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course as general manager
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 05:40 pm
KemperSports has hired Brady Clendening to serve as general manager for Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston. In this role, Clendening is responsible for all facets of operations and the guest experiences at the premium course.
Land bank restores North Tonawanda home
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 03:05 pm
The Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) unveiled a newly restored home on Friday in North Tonawanda. The property was completed in a community revitalization effort.
Kenmore Mercy ICU nationally recognized for patient outcomes
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:35 pm
The intensive care unit at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has earned the 2019 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to recognize the nation's highest-performing hospital ICUs.
Historic Palace Theatre receives major gift from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for renovation efforts
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
The Historic Palace Theatre has received a $300,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in support of its "Act II - A Grand Restoration" renovation project. This gift will support the Palace's larger $2.8 million "Act II" project, which is already underway, with renovations to the outer lobby, and restoration and repairs to interior plaster completed last October.
West Herr Subaru 'Shares the Love' with FeedMore WNY
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:55 pm
West Herr Subaru recently "shared the love" with FeedMore WNY. From Nov. 15 through Jan. 2, as part of the annual "Share the Love" campaign, local Subaru dealers had the opportunity to add a local charity to the list of organizations to which purchasers could designate a donation. West Herr Subaru once again selected FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels program.
Niagara Falls Memorial to open new stem cell therapy center
Wed, May 29th 2019 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Dr. Andrew Cappuccino of Buffalo Spine Surgery and Memorial Medical Center are opening a Stem Cell Therapy Center on Memorial's Tenth Street campus.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards totaling $1.3 million from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Funds
Wed, May 29th 2019 01:00 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 57 Western New York organizations will receive a total of $1.3 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Catholic Health receives area's top grades in Leapfrog Safety Report
Tue, May 21st 2019 07:00 am
Catholic Health has once again received Western New York's highest cumulative overall score in The Leapfrog Group's spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade Report, and the only "A" safety grades in Erie and Niagara counties. In the national report released last week, Catholic Health hospitals earned three of only 11 "A" safety grades that were given in all of New York state.

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