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Certified AutoBrokers: Providing service from a servant's heart
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Chris Taylor, who co-owns Certified AutoBrokers, 1693 Grand Island Blvd., with Travis Smith, said that his business, which recently expanded, has experienced tremendous growth and that he believes that it has great potential for continued growth in the future.
Warren's Village Hardware to stay in the family
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Good news for DIY-minded River Region residents: Warren's Village Hardware is no longer for sale.
Report: Hotels' recovery continues, workforce challenges remain
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Midway through 2022, the hotel industry continues to make strides toward recovery, with nominal hotel room revenue and state and local tax revenues projected to exceed 2019 levels by the end of this year, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)'s 2022 midyear state of the hotel industry report.
Consumer alert: NYS Consumer Protection warns of text scams involving fake bank fraud alerts
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned New Yorkers of a text phishing scheme targeting cell phone users with an attempt to steal their information. Fraudsters are impersonating financial institutions claiming that a customer's account is compromised "due to unusual activity," but the message is an attempt to deceive the recipient into sharing personal information.
New York Power Authority trustees vote to appoint Justin E. Driscoll president & CEO
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:50 am
Earlier this week, the New York Power Authority's board of trustees and the Canal Corp.'s board of directors voted to appoint Justin E. Driscoll as president and CEO of the Power Authority and the Canal Corp., subject to New York State Senate confirmation.
Pump prices continue to drop
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 11:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.36, down 17 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.16. The New York state average is $4.58, down 12 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.19.
ESD details $40 million initiative for Niagara Falls projects
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Empire State Development (ESD), its USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) subsidiary, and the City of Niagara Falls held a virtual information session Wednesday and announced program components and next steps for the Niagara Falls Strategic Economic Development Initiative. The $40 million plan is intended to spur targeted investment throughout city business districts along Niagara Street, Main Street, Portage Road and Pine Avenue.
Hochul recommends Driscoll to serve as president & CEO OF New York Power Authority
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 05:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has recommended Justin E. Driscoll to serve as president and CEO of the New York Power Authority. Upon appointment by the NYPA board of trustees and subject to confirmation by the Senate, Driscoll will continue to lead the nation's largest state-owned electric utility.
Launch of statewide workplace sexual harassment hotline
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a statewide hotline, 1-800-HARASS-3 (1-800-427-2773), for issues of workplace sexual harassment. The confidential hotline will be operated by the New York State Division of Human Rights and will connect workers who have faced sexual harassment with experienced pro-bono attorneys to advise them.
As latest phase of 'Cars Sharing Main Street' nears completion, Higgins, Kennedy, Peoples-Stokes & Brown announce $54m+ in new funding
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, New York Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown were joined by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) and Buffalo Place to mark the near-completion of the latest phase of the "Cars Sharing Main Street" project in downtown Buffalo. The leaders also announced $54.5 million in new funding to continue the work along additional sections of Main Street.
Pump prices down: National average drops 16 cents
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.52, down 16 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.17. The New York state average is $4.69, down 11 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.20.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards more than $930,000 to WNY organizations
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:50 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced awards totaling more than $930,000 to 41 Western New York nonprofit organizations through its 2022 competitive grants process.
Higgins, Ortt & Morinello call for end to preclearance requirement imposed by ArriveCAN
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt and New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello are calling on Canada to end what they call "rigorous and unnecessary" preclearance requirements on Americans crossing the northern border.
NSTA hosts electric school bus street fair in Niagara Falls on July 24
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:45 am
The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) will host an electric school bus street fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls (between First and Third streets, next to the Sheraton). This event is sponsored by World Resources Institute (WRI) and includes participants Blue Bird, BYD Motors, IC Bus, Lion Electric and Micro Bird.
With developer eyeing mix of retail, restaurant & Airbnb, Frontier House renovation about to 'get more exciting for people'
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 07:00 am
Frontier House principals have cleared a major hurdle, and now have a plan in place to share the Village of Lewiston's "crown jewel" with residents and visitors.
Brown announces HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T to help close digital divide among minority-owned businesses in City of Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:15 pm
Mayor Byron Brown, AT&T and The Exchange at Beverly Gray announced HyperLink Buffalo Powered by AT&T, a new initiative that forms partnerships between local ad agencies and minority-owned small businesses in the City of Buffalo to help close the digital divide.
Legislator Chimera honors Fattey Beer as business expands to Village of Kenmore
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 01:10 pm
On Thursday, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera, D-3rd District, visited Fattey Beer's newest location in the Village of Kenmore. After clocking in a legislative proclamation to recognize the local business, Chimera met with owners Nik Fattey and Chris DiCesare at the location on Delaware Avenue, in the former Supercuts.
TNT Chamber food drive
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 12:25 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas is hosting a food drive to help support member food banks. Hours for nonperishable donations are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, at 254 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda.
Ryan presents Empire Award to Colvin Cleaners
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:55 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan visited Colvin Cleaners on Elmwood Avenue to present the owners with a New York State Senate Empire Award in recognition of the store's contributions to the Kenmore community, including "Coats 4 Kids" and "Gowns for Prom" programs.
$250 million Restore New York application period to open July 11
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Restore New York grant program will open July 11. This $250 million program encourages community development and neighborhood growth through the elimination and redevelopment of blighted structures.
ESD announces application launch for Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 08:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the application launch for the New York State EDA Tourism Partner Sub-Awards Grant program, designed to support the post-pandemic recovery of the state's travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors.
Hochul signs legislation to help businesses access low-cost workers' compensation coverage
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced she has signed legislation restoring the ability of thousands of New York businesses to access low-cost workers' compensation coverage through the New York State Insurance Fund, New York's largest workers' compensation insurer and a centerpiece of the state's low-cost insurance market.
As 97% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages, AHLA Foundation expands recruitment campaign
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:15 pm
Nearly all hotels are experiencing staffing shortages, and half report being severely understaffed, according to a new member survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Oishei Foundation opens applications for Karen Lee Spaulding Oishei Fellowship for Leaders of Color
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Applications are open for participation in the Karen Lee Spaulding Oishei Fellowship for Leaders of Color, hosted by The John R. Oishei Foundation in partnership with the Oakland, California-based Rockwood Leadership Institute. The fellowship, begun in 2019, will welcome its fourth cohort in October after a comprehensive vetting process for applicants this summer.
Northwest Bank welcomes North Tonawanda community to newly renovated Payne Avenue branch
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Northwest Bank recently held a grand reopening event for its Payne Avenue office in North Tonawanda. After over a year of remodeling to improve the customer experience, Meaghan Sowinski, Payne Avenue office manager, welcomed customers, business partners and Northwest Bank colleagues to a ribbon-cutting celebration with Mayor Austin Tylec.
Higgins: Border restrictions breaking US-Canada relationship & economies
Thu, Jun 30th 2022 09:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who represents the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, released the following statement in response to the Canadian government's notice it is extending current land border restrictions through at least the end of September.
Bob Weaver technician No. 1 in the nation
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 05:10 pm
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. recently selected its top six outstanding motorsports technicians, taken from over a hundred applicants. These individuals were chosen based on Yamaha technical training gold certification scores, and went to Atlanta to compete.
NYS invites small businesses to check eligibility for $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit program
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the opening of the initial intake tool to help small businesses determine their eligibility for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit. The $250 million program will support small businesses that made investments to comply with emergency orders and regulations, or to increase public safety, in response to COVID-19. If deemed eligible by the screening tool, a link to the application will be provided when the program application opens.
Welcome to Lewiston, Transform Wellness Studio
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 04:00 pm
Transform Wellness Studio opened in 2020 during the pandemic. Two years later, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was finally able to celebrate the success of the business with owner Christina Venditti. She was joined by friends, family, elected and community leaders, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 20 years
Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The grape has deep roots in Niagara County - and thanks to the Niagara Wine Trail, its growing climate and season, the fruit has become an important part of the local tourism industry.
BBB warning: Bulky Bean LLC took orders, money without delivering product, consumers say
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:15 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York warns consumers to use caution when ordering from Bulky Bean LLC. BBB received a high volume of complaints and reports from consumers who placed orders, paid, and did not receive the items.
$15,000 & $10,000 grants awarded to Black-owned and -led businesses in Western New York
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
Looking to ensure that Black-owned and -led businesses can become trailblazers in Western New York's economy, community development nonprofit LISC WNY and General Motors are working together to provide $15,000 and $10,000 grants to more than a dozen under-capitalized Black businesses to help them scale their capital to grow their operations and position themselves as leaders in the region's in-demand industries.
TNT Chamber Member of the Month
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 04:05 pm
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson awarded Apex Leadership Co. Greater Buffalo the June Member of the Month recognition.
US average price for gasoline drops slightly; oil prices remain volatile
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 01:15 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.98, down 3 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.07. The New York state average is $5.01 (5.008), down 3 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.13.
Orange Poppy Art Studio celebrates 2 years of creating art
Sat, Jun 18th 2022 07:00 am
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, in June 2020, Bonnie Nevans and Crystal Still came up with an idea to help the community feel a sense of togetherness. That idea was a mural created by anyone interested in participating. Each volunteer was given a packet of materials, with directions on how to create a small portion of the mural. The individual pieces looked very abstract, and neither Nevans nor Still told any of the participants what the entire piece would look like.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections grew by nearly 17% in May
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 12:50 pm
Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 16.7% in May compared to the same month in 2021, according to an analysis released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled $1.7 billion, up $242 million from May of last year.
More than 251 tons of food distributed through FeedMore WNY during east side emergency response
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 02:30 pm
As the community continues to band together to support Buffalonians in the wake of the May 14 mass shooting, FeedMore WNY would like to acknowledge the continued response efforts and community support for the ongoing emergency food distributions.
AHLA statement on COVID-19 travel testing requirements
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:10 pm
American Hotel & Lodging Association President AND CEO Chip Rogers released the following statement Friday, after the Biden administration announced it was lifting its requirement for travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the U.S., beginning at midnight Sunday, June 12.
Average price for gallon of gas tops $5
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $5.01, up 14 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.08. The New York state average is $5.04, up 13 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.11.
HEALTHeLINK & Population Health Collaborative announce affiliation
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:25 pm
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, announced an affiliation agreement with Population Health Collaborative (PHC) to drive higher quality care, control costs, and improve the health and wellness of the people in Western New York.
 

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