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Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo wins BBB Torch Award for Ethics
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:15 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York announced Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo (CCCS) as winner of the Torch Award for Ethics in the Large Nonprofit Category.
Award-winning psychiatrist joins Niagara Falls Memorial medical staff
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:10 pm
Jeffery Grace, M.D., was appointed to the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, where he will serve as a psychiatrist for outpatient behavioral health services. Memorial Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D., announced the appointment.
Join over 150,000 New Yorkers who have already filed their tax returns for free
Thu, Apr 15th 2021 08:40 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is encouraging taxpayers to take advantage of the free resources available 24/7 at www.tax.ny.gov, including the Free File program. Taxpayers with income of $72,000 or less in 2020 can electronically complete and submit their federal and New York state income tax returns online for free.
Cuomo announces round 3 awards from Western New York Workforce Development Challenge
Wed, Apr 14th 2021 01:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced more than $1.5 million from the third round of funding of the Western New York Workforce Development Challenge has been awarded to four local not-for-profit organizations. The program, part of the governor's Buffalo Billion initiative, helps ensure Western New York's workforce pipeline is being responsive to industry demands, and invests in innovative approaches to workforce training for underserved populations.
'Tops Totes for Change' raises over $248,000 for charities - all while reducing carbon footprint
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:05 pm
Launched in September of 2019, "Tops Totes for Change" encourages shoppers to purchase a reusable bag with a special charity design for $1.99, with $1 of the proceeds donated back to four local community organization.
Arbor Capital Management donates Girl Scout cookies to local hometown heroes
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:05 pm
On April 9, Arbor Capital Management donated 500 packages of Girl Scout cookies to The Hometown Heroes Project through the Girl Scouts of Western New York. The cookies were delivered to local essential workers, first responders, and other hometown heroes to thank them for their tireless work in the community.
Higgins announces federal help for struggling Western New York restaurants
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced new federal relief available to help restaurants struggling due to the pandemic. A $28.6 billion restaurant revitalization fund was included in the American Rescue Plan supported by Higgins.
New York Power Authority signs host site agreement for first long-duration use of zinc-air storage system at UB
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:25 am
The New York Power Authority on Thursday announced the signing of an agreement with Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. and the University at Buffalo for the planned deployment of the company's patented zinc-air energy storage system (ZESS), marking a first demonstration of a long-duration use in New York, and a development that could support further integration of renewable power sources into the electric grid.
Higgins & Jacobs announce $650,000 grant for Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:15 am
Congress members Brian Higgins and Chris Jacobs announced $650,000 in grant funding to the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) to be used for runway updates at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union donates $3,500 to YWCA of Niagara Frontier
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:10 am
As part of its "commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits," Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union distributed its second gift to YWCA of Niagara Frontier, whose goal is improving the lives of women living in WNY. A check in the amount of $3,500 was presented to organization CEO Kathy Granchelli on Tuesday, March 23.
Spring can deliver severe weather surprises
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:45 am
Grassroots Newswire - Spring brings warmer weather, longer days and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialist Chris Christodoulides of SERVPRO of north Niagara County.
New York Power Authority's economic development awards to support 2,292 jobs across New York
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved economic development awards to 23 entities that will support 2,292 jobs across the state - with 870 jobs newly created - and spur more than $580 million in private capital investments. Eighteen entities are receiving awards through ReCharge NY energy allocations, while the remaining five are receiving Niagara hydropower allocations and funding awards to enterprises in Western New York.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital grows robotic surgery program with acquisition of da Vinci system
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:45 pm
Minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery is now available at Mount St. Mary's Hospital with the addition of the latest generation da Vinci robotic surgical system. The technology provides doctors with the most advanced robotic surgery equipment available today, reducing recovery times, improving clinical outcomes, and redefining standards of care for area patients.
New York Power Authority highlights successful first year of 'Reimagine the Canals' initiative
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:30 pm
The New York Power Authority and Canal Corp. board of trustees were provided an update on the successful launch of the first phase of "Reimagine the Canals" projects this past year.
Brown announces new management team for Buffalo Urban Development Corp.
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:35 pm
Mayor Byron Brown, who also serves as chairman of the Buffalo Urban Development Corp.'s board of directors, announced the new BUDC management team to replace Peter Cammarata, who is retiring after 14 years as president of the development agency.
Niagara Falls: Restaino leads workforce development meeting
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:35 pm
On Monday, Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino held a meeting at City Hall with community leaders in economic development, workforce development, and education to speak on ways to help guide youth and adult residents to find employment opportunities in the city.
Sumitomo Rubber USA will invest $122 million to increase Town of Tonawanda plant's production capabilities
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced Sumitomo Rubber USA will be investing $122 million in its Town of Tonawanda plant, resulting in 30 new jobs. The capital investment by SRUSA will include a major replacement of and upgrades to production and other equipment.
National Fuel donated more than $1.3 million in 2020
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
The board of directors for the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., held its annual meeting on Friday, March 26.
NYS taxes: Take advantage of extra time to file by registering for a free tax-filing assistance session
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 04:45 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Tuesday encouraged eligible taxpayers to register for a free, virtual tax filing assistance session.
SBA to increase lending limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:50 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from six months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24 months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.
Construction milestone for historic carousel project at Canalside
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the Buffalo Heritage Carousel project at Canalside is nearing completion. A steel frame, the organ and the carousel itself are being installed inside the new timber frame building at Canalside. When complete, the historic De Angelis Carousel will be a year-round, family-friendly attraction for the Buffalo waterfront, building on the popularity of the Explore & More Children's Museum and many other activities for visitors of all ages. The carousel is planned to open this summer.
Praise for ACV Auctions
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 12:15 pm
A statement from Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler regarding ACV Auctions going public:
New York home sales remain strong in February
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 07:00 am
Closed and pending sales rose in February, marking the fifth consecutive month of sales growth in year-over-year comparisons, according to the housing report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS.
Catholic Health to redevelop St. Joseph campus into outpatient & ambulatory care center
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Health had been preparing to implement its 2020-25 strategic plan. Like many things, the plan was put on hold to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
M&T Bank: $400,000+ in funding for pandemic relief & racial equity efforts
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 05:30 pm
M&T Bank announced it has donated $417,000 to support communities in Western New York as they continue to navigate the challenges of the pandemic. M&T's grant funding will address urgent issues, such as food security, frontline health care services and racial disparities exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic, including digital access to education and workforce development.
Higgins: Grant opportunity for WNY entertainment venues
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application window is scheduled to open April 8. The grant program will offer over $16 billion in federal funding to help performance venues struggling from the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free Key4Women webinar to help women in business improve public speaking skills, harness expressive power of their voices
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:30 pm
Key 4Women will present "Know Your Voice," a free, one-hour virtual workshop at noon Wednesday, March 24. The event will highlight techniques based on classical singing, helping those who wish to enhance their public speaking skills by teaching them to harness the expressive power of their voices.
'New York Forward' COVID-safe offices partnership to expand access to testing for employers
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the "New York Forward" COVID-safe offices partnership with major commercial real estate partners to expand access to COVID-19 testing for employers. As part of the initiative, 21 participating landlords have committed to provide space and facilitate access to testing services for tenants interested in conducting regular diagnostic testing of their employees.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee announces awards
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 01:10 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announced six new awards totaling approximately $2 million for beautification and improvement projects along the Buffalo and Erie County portion of the Greenway.
Buffalo Common Council reforms apprentice law
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 09:45 am
On Tuesday, the Buffalo Common Council voted unanimously to strengthen the city's apprentice law.
PSC approves electric reliability standards to meet peak summer demand
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 09:25 am
The New York State Public Service Commission has approved an increase in the amount of electricity kept in reserve during the summer peak in New York to ensure adequate levels of electricity capacity are available to serve peak load and system emergency conditions.
ESD: Innovative pilot plant on Buffalo's East Side to create sustainable protein source for use in aquaculture feed
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:15 am
Empire State Development announced River Road Research is building a pilot plant on Buffalo's East Side that will transform food waste into a sustainable protein source useful in pet food, poultry and aquaculture feed.
Erie County Medical Center named top 10% in nation for orthopedic services
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation for orthopedic services, according to new research by AnchorHealthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer: Geraldine Andolina recipient of GRAND CENTURION Producer Award
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
Amy Winklhofer, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, announced Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Geraldine Andolina with the CENTURY 21 GRAND CENTURION Producer award following her successful 2020 sales totals.
ESD's 'NY Ventures' & NYSTAR announce 'Built by Women: Frank Conversations with Women Founders and Funders' series
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the "Built by Women: Frank Conversations with Women Founders and Funders" virtual speaker series will begin on Thursday, March 18, with the first event, "Lift Off: Raising your Seed Round" at 12:30 p.m.
EPA selects PUSH Buffalo to receive $200,000 brownfields job training grant to 'build skilled environmental workforce in economically distressed communities'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:15 am
On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) of Buffalo is one of 18 organizations to receive a total of $3.3 million in grants for environmental job training programs across the country.
KeyBank: $40 billion investment in communities, including affordable housing, economic inclusion & climate change funding commitments
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:10 am
Building on early fulfilment of its groundbreaking $16.5 billion community benefits plan, KeyBank announced it will increase its commitment to $40 billion. The investments will continue focus on economic access and equity for underserved communities and populations.
Health leaders to AG James: HealthNow/Highmark deal 'will shortchange New Yorkers on charitable funds'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:10 am
A group of six philanthropic organizations serving Western New York recently sent the following letter to New York State Attorney General Letitia James to express their dissatisfaction with the proposed charitable requirements of the affiliation of HealthNow New York - the largest health plan in Western New York - and Highmark, a health care company headquartered in Pennsylvania.
Biden: 'America is coming back'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 10:45 am
On Thursday, after he signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, President Joe Biden said, "America is coming back."
Destination Niagara cautiously optimistic about 2021
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
John Percy and the Destination Niagara USA team hosted a webinar Wednesday to provide an update on travel, tourism and marketing in what will hopefully soon be a post-pandemic world.
 

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