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African Heritage Food Co-Op celebrates first 'Community Day'
Mon, Oct 1st 2018 01:25 pm
The African Heritage Food Co-Op is celebrating its first "Community Day" this Saturday, Oct. 6. The event will take place at 2616 Highland Ave, Niagara Falls, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Holtschneider named chair of Niagara University's board of trustees
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., has been named chairman of the Niagara University board of trustees. Frank Fiannaca and Karen Howard were named trustees.
Fitch Ratings affirms strength of New York Power Authority's credit
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:10 pm
Fitch Ratings has affirmed strong credit on the New York Power Authority's electric revenue bonds, providing ratings among the highest given to public electric utilities. Fitch affirmed an AA rating for more than $800 million of NYPA long-term bonds and notes, as well as an F1+ rating for NYPA's commercial paper program.
Cornerstone CFCU names Wyles director of information systems
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:35 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union has announced the promotion of William Wyles to director of information systems.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY appoints Swan executive director
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:20 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Swan as the organization's permanent executive director.
Jacobs secures $500,000 for infrastructure improvements in Hamburg business district
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 12:50 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $500,000 in capital assistance monies in the current state budget to support a major overhaul of the Village of Hamburg's municipal parking lot behind Main and Buffalo streets. The lot, which serves the village's central business district, will be reengineered with a more efficient design and a new drainage system to go along with new paving.
New York Power Authority: Memorandum of understanding for continued partnership with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:00 pm
The New York Power Authority announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to help Puerto Rico rebuild its power grid, organize and maximize efficiencies in its utility operations, and prepare for future severe storms.
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute announces hiring of Tod A. Kniazuk
Mon, Sep 17th 2018 04:20 pm
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI), an international leader in structural biology research, announced Tod A. Kniazuk has joined the institute to work on donor relations.
Higgins: More than $1.828 M for Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Fri, Sep 14th 2018 04:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1,828,253 in federal funding for improvements to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
ESD announces finalists for 5th annual 43North competition; $1M grand prize
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 03:25 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced the 18 finalists of this year's 43North competition. The $5 million startup competition, which is supported by the governor's Buffalo Billion initiative, is designed to encourage entrepreneurs with high growth potential to compete for enterprise funding in Western New York.
Modern Disposal services strengthens construction & events services by acquiring Ball Toilet & Septic Services
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:15 am
Modern Disposal Services Inc., a growing and fully integrated solid waste services company, announced it has acquired the assets of Ball Toilet & Septic Services Inc. An established and well-respected service business, Ball Toilet & Septic Services has served Western New York for more than 25 years. The acquisition of Ball strengthens Modern's construction and events services offering throughout Western New York.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine welcomes new doctors
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is welcoming a couple of new doctors to the practice.
Price Rite Marketplace, University at Buffalo football partner to 'sack' hunger
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 04:35 pm
With college football season officially kicked off, Price Rite Marketplace announced an integrated relationship with University at Buffalo Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Learfield's Bulls Sports Properties. Notably, throughout the 2018-19 school year, the supermarket retailer will serve as the official food sponsor of the new "Fueling Station" located inside the Murchie Family Football Center and tackle hunger locally in a season-long promotion in partnership with the UB Football team.
Cuomo: New York to invest $127.7M Volkswagen settlement in clean vehicles
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced New York will utilize the $127.7 million received from the 2016 Volkswagen settlement to dramatically increase the number of electric vehicles and other clean vehicles in the state. Covered vehicles include new buses, trucks, locomotives, ferries, tugboats and cargo-handling equipment, as well as the availability of electric vehicle charging equipment statewide.
In victory for Western New York newspapers, International Trade Commission announces unanimous ruling ending tariffs on newsprint
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 03:55 pm
The International Trade Commission has released a unanimous 5-0 ruling determining that antidumping and countervailing tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper did not cause material harm to the U.S. paper industry, and has nullified them.
ESD announces $510,000 in awards for Oath's Community Benefit Funds for Niagara County, Lockport
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 03:10 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced the recipients of funding for Oath's Community Benefit Fund for Lockport and Oath's Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County - Empire State Development. For the 2018 funding cycle, $510,000 was awarded to 20 projects. Each year from 2015-21, Oath has committed to granting $500,000 to community organizations in Lockport and the surrounding areas.
Wegmans becomes first Aira-enabled supermarket chain in US
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 03:05 pm
Aira has announced Wegmans Food Markets is the first Aira-enabled supermarket chain in the U.S. As the first partner in the Aira Supermarket Network, all Wegmans stores are now Aira access locations, giving any member of the blind and low-vision community free access to Aira's service while in Wegmans stores.
Jim Hibbard reflects on 20 years in business
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
Hibbard has more than 32 years of experience in the insurance field, selling life insurance and annuities. His team boasts more than 60 years of combined insurance expertise.
Empower achieves quality assurances accreditation
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 07:05 pm
Empower, a Niagara County-based not-for-profit service provider, has been awarded the three-year quality assurances accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership. This award confirms Empower embraces person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services.
AAA: Ride-hailing twice the cost of car ownership
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 01:20 pm
Ride-hailing services are a popular and convenient transportation option, but a new AAA analysis shows they are not a cost-effective replacement for vehicle ownership.
Dunn Tire again included among nation's top independent tire dealers
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 12:50 pm
Dunn Tire, a leading tire retailer and automotive services provider, has once again been recognized as one of the top independent tire dealers in the U.S., garnering inclusion in Modern Tire Dealer magazine's annual ranking. The company was listed at No. 36 in the "2018 Modern Tire Dealer 100."
Dedecker named 2018 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 12:30 pm
Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, will be honored as the 2018 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
24-hour CreateAthon kicks off Aug. 23
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Nine nonprofit organizations from across Western New York are set to receive free advertising and marketing services during CreateAthon, kicking off at 8 a.m. next Thursday, Aug. 23, at J. Fitzgerald Group in Lockport.
USA Niagara Development Corp. announces acquisition of 32 'strategic properties' in downtown Niagara Falls
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:55 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met Wednesday and unanimously approved the acquisition of 32 individual properties totaling approximately 11 acres of land in downtown Niagara Falls. The purchase of these properties is made possible through a strategic land acquisition program that is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion phase two.
McDonald's, franchisees investing approximately $320m in Empire State to modernize more than 360 local restaurants
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:05 pm
McDonald's announced the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $320 million in New York throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 360 McDonald's restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald's and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in the Empire State.
Award-winning physician to join staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:20 pm
An award-winning physician who is nationally recognized for his expertise in caring for the elderly will join the medical staff at the Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center effective Sept. 1.
Niagara Falls Memorial appoints new chief of psychiatry
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 04:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Jane Kou, M.D., will join its medical staff as chief of psychiatry effective Nov. 1. The announcement was made by Senior Vice President for Service Line Operations Sanjay Chadha.
Ortt sends letter to PSC over Charter decision
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
On Tuesday, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt announced he sent a letter to the New York State Public Service Commission regarding its recent decision to revoke Charter's license to operate in New York.
Cornerstone CFCU appoints new president
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 10:55 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Mary E. Scheib to president/COO.
Kartychak elected NYSSCPA director-at-large
Tue, Jul 31st 2018 11:00 am
Jennifer A. Kartychak, CPA, the principal of Buffalo-based firm Lumsden & McCormick LLP, has been elected director-at-large by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). Her three-year term began on June 1.
The Giving Project to launch August campaign benefitting Music is Art
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 03:50 pm
The Giving Project announced it will launch an August campaign to benefit Music is Art.
NYPA tests sensors at Niagara plant to alert plants to potential problems, improve performance
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 11:45 am
The New York Power Authority has moved a step closer toward becoming the nation's first all-digital electric utility by testing an array of sensors at its Robert Moses-Niagara Power Plant that will help determine the life expectancy of key equipment and head off potential problems before they can affect operations.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names Patrick O'Herron as director of marketing
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:20 pm
After an exhaustive local and national search, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has selected Patrick O'Herron, a New York native, to take the helm of its marketing department.
Buffalo-based Solar Liberty recognized as top solar contractor in New York
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
In 2017, more than 10,600 megawatts (MW) of solar power were installed in the U.S. Solar Liberty, a Buffalo-based solar installer, has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry: The company achieved a national ranking of 58 out of 450 solar companies on the magazine's 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. This ranking also places Solar Liberty as the No. 1 top solar contractor in New York.
Empire State Development: Job Development Authority closed largest number of loans in over 20 years in FY2018
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 06:30 pm
Empire State Development announced $10.1 million in loans were closed by the Job Development Authority (JDA) direct loan program in 2018, the largest number of loans closed by the program in over 20 years.
IMPACT/ReNU Niagara offering 'Capacity College' grant training this fall
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 03:55 pm
IMPACT/ReNU Niagara, a program of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement at Niagara University, will once again offer grant training this fall.
Chander joins pathology staff at Memorial
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 03:55 pm
Ankush Chander, M.D., M.Sc., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as assistant director of medical laboratories.
Higgins testifies before International Trade Commission on newsprint tariffs
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Earlier this week, Congressman Brian Higgins testified before the International Trade Commission (ITC) during a hearing about the investigation on tariffs on the import of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper used in local newspaper printing nationwide.
Higgins advocates for federal funding for DL&W Terminal project
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for the DL&W Terminal in Buffalo to receive federal funding in the next round of awards granted through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Welcome to Lewiston, John Lang Designs
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
John Lang Designs celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the art studio on Friday, July 6, with friends, family, business owners, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and elected leaders. Mayor Anne Welch welcomed Lang and his family and staff member Allison to the Village of Lewiston in one of her first official duties in office.

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