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Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls partners with United Way to host popular 'Boo Bash'
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:30 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with the United Way of Greater Niagara and Women United to host its "Boo Bash" free, family Halloween event at the shopping center on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests are asked to enter though Entrance 6.
NYS DOL Commissioner Roberta Reardon announces decision regarding farm worker overtime
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:30 pm
New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Friday issued an order accepting the recommendation of the Farm Laborers Wage Board to lower the current 60-hour threshold for overtime pay to 40 hours per week by Jan. 1, 2032, allowing 10 years to phase in the new threshold.
Department of Labor announces next steps in $15 minimum hourly wage phase-in for upstate counties
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 05:25 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) announced next steps in the state's $15 minimum hourly wage phase-in. Commissioner Roberta Reardon issued an order calling for the minimum wage rate in counties outside of New York City, Long Island and Westchester to rise by $1 per hour, from $13.20 to $14.20, following a statutorily required economic analysis conducted by the New York State Division of the Budget (DOB).
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York unveils new meeting space
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
Thursday afternoon, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) unveiled the newly designed RMHC of WNY Meeting Center. A press release said the venue's interior is "designed with a warm and modern theme, which includes photography collage walls showcasing previous guests."
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas names NT City School District September Member of the Month
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson recently announced the North Tonawanda City School District is the September Member of the Month.
Memorial receives $200,000 from Highmark to support mothers & babies
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a $200,000 Blue Fund grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York to support the first community-based doula program in Niagara Falls.
Hochul announces completion of $8.6 million expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals in Tonawanda
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the completion of the $8.6 million expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals LLC's manufacturing plant in the Town of Tonawanda.
Trina Burruss named next president & CEO of United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:55 pm
The board of directors of United Way of Buffalo & Erie County recently announced Trina Burruss will be United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's next president and CEO. Burruss, who currently serves as the organization's chief operating officer, will begin her tenure upon current President and CEO Michael Weiner's retirement at the end of the year.
ECHDC authorizes contracts intended to advance improvements on Buffalo's waterfront
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 01:10 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and authorized several contracts designed to advance the Canalside Gateway Building and Bell Slip Improvement projects on Buffalo's waterfront.
BBB alert: Make sure you check sellers before you buy tickets online
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
Football is back, and fans are looking to score tickets for Buffalo Bills and college football games across upstate New York.
Tourism economy is thriving in Niagara County, reaching $831 million in 2021
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
In August, New York state released a tourism economics research study for 2021, detailing the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2021 reached $831 million, which is an increase of 9.3% relative to 2019. Traveler spend was heavily impacted in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but tourism spending surpassed prepandemic levels in 2021.
26 Shirts unveils new '26' logo, marking company's official migration to more than just shirts
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
After nearly a decade growing as a business, 26 Shirts is dropping "Shirts" from its primary logo starting this Labor Day, Sept. 5. Here's why:
Higgins, Visit Buffalo Niagara & Destination Niagara USA lead discussion on economic impact of travel & tourism
Thu, Sep 1st 2022 11:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday joined representatives from Visit Buffalo Niagara and Destination Niagara USA for a roundtable discussion led by the U.S. Travel Association. Western New York leaders, organizations and destinations chatted about the importance of travel and tourism to the local economy.
Groundbreaking for new West Side Bazaar
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced construction has begun on a $11.5 million project to create a new and significantly expanded West Side Bazaar. Her team said, "Founded by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative in 2011, the West Side Bazaar small business incubator quickly became a popular shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists searching for unique food and retail opportunities."
'Coleus and Creatures' exhibit brings new meaning to 'plant life' at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is currently featuring a brand-new exhibit called "Coleus and Creatures."
Tim Hortons pumpkin spice lineup set to return
Tue, Aug 23rd 2022 01:55 pm
Tim Hortons and fall fans: Brace yourselves.
Welcome to Lewiston, Queen B's Cottage
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 07:00 am
Queen B's Cottage celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Aug. 12, with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce. Owner Brooke Unversaw opened the new retail location in the former Lewiston Council of the Arts building. She previously had space inside The Country Doctor Antique & Gift Shop. Unversaw has curated a unique mix of home goods and gifts at the location at 475 Ridge St. (located directly behind the International Peace Garden).
Niagara County pizzerias called to enter 3rd annual 'Festival of Slice'
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
Registration is now open for the third annual "Festival of Slice" pizza celebration, set for 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
Future plans for Radisson discussed
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island residents learned more on the future of the Radisson at a community gathering Tuesday in the hotel, during a meeting outlining adaptive reuse plans by developers.
New faces on Destination Niagara USA staff
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 08:40 am
As domestic leisure travel continues to increase, Destination Niagara USA is being proactive about its approach to ensuring Niagara Falls USA and Niagara County remain in the forefront of travelers' minds. To that end, Heather Bagshaw (vice president of marketing) and Sara Harvey (director of communications) are the latest hires for the destination marketing organization (DMO).
National Grid reminds customers to call 811 before digging
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 05:10 pm
Nationally, every nine minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone did not contact 811 before digging. Aug. 11 marks National 811 Safe Digging Day.
Higgins: $25 million federal grant for transformation of Main Street in Buffalo
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 06:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a $25 million federal grant for a project that will transform a section of Main Street in the City of Buffalo.
118 NYS hospitals recognized for efforts to improve outcomes for Americans with heart disease & stroke
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 11:05 am
One hundred and eighteen hospitals in New York are among the 2,600 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association's "Get With The Guidelines" initiative to improve outcomes for Americans who experience heart disease or stroke. Several individual hospitals within many of the systems received awards.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital unveils new nuclear medicine machine
Thu, Aug 4th 2022 10:50 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently acquired a new nuclear medicine machine, which it said comes with many enhanced capabilities that provide improved performance and patient outcomes.
New future for Grand Island Radisson?
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Once again, there appears to be interest in development on the southeast shore of Grand Island.
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.
No comments at Frontier House IDA public hearing, but more details revealed
Tue, Jul 26th 2022 03:15 pm
No members of the public were in attendance Tuesday when a hearing was held regarding a request made by the Frontier House owners for a payment in lieu of taxes from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. NCIDA Assistant Director Andrea Klyczek closed the meeting just two minutes after making her introductory remarks.
$5 million in funding to support launch of new & existing cannabis accreditation programs - including at NCCC
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced SUNY and CUNY community colleges will receive $5 million in funding to support the creation or enhancement of short-term credential programs or course offerings that provide pathways to employment in the cannabis industry.
'Electrify Lewiston': EV showcase curated by Gallo Restaurants & National Grid set for Aug. 6
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:20 pm
Bring all your questions, your appetite, and your family to "Electrify Lewiston," a one-day event created by National Grid and Gallo Restaurants, on Saturday, Aug. 6. From 3-6 p.m., attendees can meet EV drivers, auto representatives, charging installers, e-bike and e-scooter vendors on Gallo's patio at 402 Center St., Lewiston.
Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church celebrates a century of faith & service in LaSalle neighborhood of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
"Serving Christ and Community since 1922" is the theme of the Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church 100th anniversary celebration event to be held Saturday, July 23, for membership and friends from the community. The church opened in 1922 and continues to serve at that very same location today. The land for the church was part of a fruit tree farm and was donated by the family of the late Jonathan Bowen.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Oishei Children's Hospital challenge community to go 'Over the Edge'
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and Oishei Children's Hospital have joined together again for the second year to bring "Over the Edge" - a unique peer-to-peer fundraiser and rappelling event - to Buffalo this fall. Together, they are challenging the community to step up, face their fears, and go over the edge to support programs, research and direct care that provide building blocks for a healthy future.
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.
 

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