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Bank of America awards Westminster Economic Development Initiative $250,000 grant to support capital campaign
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 02:45 pm
The Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) received a $250,000 grant from Bank of America to advance its $11.5 million capital campaign to build a new West Side Bazaar at 1432 Niagara St., Buffalo. A press release noted, "This funding will help remove barriers for underserved entrepreneurs, including refugees and immigrants, to start family-sustaining small businesses."
Application process open for Community Foundation's 21st Century Fund $100,000 grant
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The 21st Century Fund, a fund and giving circle of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2023-24 grant cycle through 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Additionally, prospective applicants are invited to attend a virtual applicant briefing from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 5. Details and application information, including the link to apply online, can be found at
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes EMS liaison
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 07:00 am
Catholic Health is pleased to welcome Robert Orlowski to the emergency services team. Orlowski will be serving as an emergency medical services (EMS) liaison, with a focus on the Niagara County region.
Board of Education honors top popcorn seller
Sat, Sep 30th 2023 07:00 am
At its Sept. 25 meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education honored Grayson Shelp, 13, for his dedication to selling popcorn for Boy Scout Troop 510. During this past summer, Grayson sold $15,000 worth of popcorn, breaking his own record that he set two years ago.
Lincoln Park Nursery to host Fall Festival
Fri, Sep 29th 2023 09:30 am
As part of its Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, Lincoln Park Nursery is raffling off an assortment of unique prizes, including:
AAA announces Drivers of the Year, Marty Taylor Recognition Awards
Wed, Sep 27th 2023 04:15 pm
As new legislation expanding New York's "Move Over" law is on Gov. Kathy Hochul's desk, AAA has announced its Drivers of the Year in honor of a AAA tow technician who was killed on the roadside when a driver failed to "Slow Down, Move Over."
Hochul announces economic development awards in WNY to spur nearly $9 million in capital investments
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 03:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved more than $1.5 million in funding awards under the Western New York Power Proceeds program to Northland Workforce Training Center and Top Seedz, a Buffalo-based organic food company, designed to spur nearly $9 million in capital investments and support 53 jobs — with 11 of those jobs newly created.
Hochul names Mark Wendel New Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. president
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 03:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul congratulated Mark Wendel on being named the new president of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Wendel will lead the state entity that supports and promotes the creation of infrastructure and public activities at Canalside and the Outer Harbor in Buffalo and work to attract critical mass, private investment and enhance the enjoyment of the waterfront for residents and tourists in Western New York.
Higgins: Nearly $180,000 for Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 01:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH) was awarded a federal grant totaling $179,912. The award was provided through the U.S. Department of Labor's Susan Harwood Training Grant program dedicated to making workers aware of their rights and supporting efforts to recognize and prevent workplace safety and health hazards.
National Fuel bill programs help customers plan ahead
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 01:40 pm
Winter weather can be unpredictable, but heating bills don't have to be. Through the National Fuel budget plan, customers can better manage winter heating costs by spreading bills out evenly throughout the year.
It's National Drive Electric Week
Mon, Sep 25th 2023 06:10 pm
It's National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 22 to Oct. 1), and AAA has tips for drivers before they get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle (EV). The first time driving an EV might be surprising and overwhelming, but AAA has an easy way to remember what you need to know. It's important to manage your CARBs (not a carburetor or the food) when it comes to EV driving to help avoid a "sugar" overload on the new technology but will also keep you craving more.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center introduces specialized podiatry clinics led by Dr. Michael Merletti
Mon, Sep 25th 2023 05:35 pm
Beginning Oct. 2, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will introduce expanded in-office podiatry clinics, facilitated by Dr. Michael Merletti, DPM. The clinics will be conducted from noon to 4 p.m. every other Monday within the general surgery office, "marking a strategic move to provide patients direct access to specialized podiatric care."
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center welcomes Dr. Erik Freeland to orthopaedic team
Mon, Sep 25th 2023 05:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the addition of Dr. Erik Freeland, D.O., to its orthopaedic team. NFMMC stated, "Freeland, a member of the UB Orthopedic group, is renowned for his expertise in treating foot and ankle disorders with both nonoperative and operative techniques."
Tourism spending reaches $969 million in Niagara County for 2022
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 12:10 pm
Earlier this month, the New York state-commissioned Tourism Economics research study for 2022 was released, detailing the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed that the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2022 reached $969 million, which is an increase of 16.5% relative to 2021.
Welcome to Lewiston, Satori Permanent Makeup Studio
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 12:10 pm
The Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce and Christina Mackenzie celebrated a ribbon-cutting for Satori Permanent Makeup Studio, located at 761 Cayuga St., in the Village of Lewiston. Mackenzie was formerly operating out of her husband's business, Rock Solid Tattoos, but grew to the point of needing a larger space to work with clients.
Breast Cancer Network of Western New York celebrates new location
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 12:10 pm
Breast Cancer Network of Western New York, a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit for breast cancer advocacy, has relocated its headquarters. After being in Depew for 14 years, Breast Cancer Network will now be located within the United Way Building located at 742 Delaware Ave.
More than $6 million awarded to conserve over 2,000 acres of New York farmland
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul, during Climate Week, announced more than $6 million is being awarded to strengthen New York's agricultural industry through the Farmland Protection Implementation Grants program.
YBPA honors prominent organizations, local contributors
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 11:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held a special program as part of its fall members' meeting at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club.
On National Sponge Candy Day, Ryan honors Fowler's & Watson's as September Small Businesses of the Month
Thu, Sep 21st 2023 10:50 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan celebrated National Sponge Candy Day by announcing that two of Western New York's oldest chocolate makers have been selected as the 61st Senate District Small Businesses of the Month for September.
Greenpac Mill donates to Niagara Community Action Program
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:45 pm
Greenpac Mill of Niagara Falls donated funds to Niagara Community Action Program Inc. in support of the agency's programs and services provided throughout Niagara County.
New York Power Authority names Jairo Florez regional manager for Western New York
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
The New York Power Authority has named Jairo Florez as regional manager for Western New York, effective Sept. 5. Florez will be the first Latino American to fill the top executive role overseeing all of the Power Authority's Western New York operations, including management of the Niagara Power Project, NYPA's flagship hydroelectric power project in Lewiston.
NYS announces start of construction on 65-unit affordable senior housing development in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction on Mt. Olive Senior Manor, which will create 65 affordable apartments for adults aged 55 and older, including 20 apartments with supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness. The $27 million development builds upon the state's $50 million investment in the east Buffalo community.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 75 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
Department of Labor releases survey findings on state of work in New York
Thu, Sep 14th 2023 10:55 am
The New York State Department of Labor released the results of its 2023 Workforce Development Survey, and workers continue to say that flexibility in their job is the No. 1 priority, while attracting new employees and retaining current workers remain the top challenges for businesses.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino named a 'Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas' in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 01:30 pm
Voters from across the U.S. have spoken, and they have chosen Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino as one of the best gaming destinations in the country.
National Fuel Gas Company Foundation announces scholarships & support to help students succeed
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 01:25 pm
The board of directors of the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel Gas Co., recently approved foundation grants totaling $378,000.
Mary Peace, D.O., joins M. Steven Piver, MD, Center for Women's Health & Wellness
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 01:10 pm
The M. Steven Piver, MD, Center for Women's Health & Wellness, located on the Sisters of Charity Hospital Campus at 2121 Main St., Buffalo, welcomes Mary Peace, DO, to its practice.
Tops Friendly Markets highlights top tailgating trends as football season gets underway
Tue, Sep 12th 2023 12:45 pm
Football, friends and food. It's the winning combination for one of the most important aspects of gameday - the tailgate party.
Roswell Park Scott Bieler Amherst Center 'Defines vision for community cancer care'
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 05:35 pm
Eighteen months ago, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center announced a plan to build a new freestanding location in Amherst that would extend convenient access to outstanding cancer care and services for patients in Buffalo's northern suburbs.
KeyBank in the community
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:40 pm
Volunteers from KeyBank's consumer bank team in Buffalo recently took part in a volunteer effort at a Habitat Niagara home on 61st Street in Niagara Falls.
Niagara University Food Marketing Center of Excellence presents 2023 Innovation Summit: 'Built to Thrive: Delighting Customers'
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm
Speakers across the retail food and service sectors will share the ways in which they delight their customers at the 2023 Niagara University Food Industry Center of Excellence Summit, Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo.
NT Farmers Market aims for the top
Fri, Sep 8th 2023 11:00 am
The North Tonawanda City Market wants to be the top farmers market in the nation. And the market manager and city mayor are asking for the support of the market's customers and fans to help it win.
Tops Friendly Markets announces local supplier summit
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
Tops Friendly Markets will host a local supplier summit to provide opportunities for local food, beverage, wellness, beauty and general merchandise suppliers to collaborate with the New York state-based grocer.
United Way Next Generation United advisory board announces 2023 Pitch10 finalists
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 06:45 am
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's Next Generation United advisory board (NGU) on Wednesday announced the 10 nonprofit organizations selected as 2023 Pitch10 finalists.
Tops kicks off football season in Western New York with 2nd annual 'Slider Showdown'
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:15 pm
No one does tailgating quite like Buffalonians, and Tops is exited to team up with local media celebrities to see what creative concoctions they can create in the second annual Tops "Slider Showdown" at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the store located at 3980 Maple Road, Amherst.
Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament raises $64,300 for Memorial's MRI Suite of Niagara
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 01:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament, held in August at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club, successfully raised $64,300 to support the ongoing development of the MRI Suite of Niagara.
HEALTHeLINK awarded $1 million in federal funding to enable availability of advance directives at point of care
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:25 pm
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, has been awarded $1 million cooperative agreement over the next two years from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to aggregate advance care planning documents from across the community and make electronically available to treating providers who need to know a patient's wishes at the point of care.
Just in time for kickoff: Dills Mafia Pickles touchdown exclusively at Tops Friendly Markets
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 09:05 am
Tops Friendly Markets has announced the arrival of Dills Mafia Pickles, available exclusively at select area Tops Friendly Market locations.
SBA announces retirement of Franklin Sciortino
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 10:55 am
As we celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and affirm our support for America's small businesses in celebration of the U.S. Small Business Administration's 70th anniversary this year, we also honor Buffalo District Director Franklin J. Sciortino as he plans to retire from the SBA on Sept. 1.
Fadell joins Trinity Medical pulmonology
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 07:55 pm
Trinity Medical WNY, a multi-specialty physician practice network affiliated with Catholic Health, welcomes Francois Fadell, M.D., to its pulmonology practice located at 1616 Kensington Ave., Buffalo.

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