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National Grid's post-blizzard Western New York contributions increase to $1 million
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:45 pm
The National Grid Foundation is contributing $500,000 to further support Western New Yorkers who continue to recover from the historic blizzard that impacted Buffalo and much of the region in December.
New GO Car Wash outlet opens in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:10 am
Colorado-based business GO Car Wash opened its seventh location in Western New York on 2706 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Moe's, A&W restaurants look to open in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 07:00 am
The owner of two local Papa Johns restaurants has announced plans to open two more national chain restaurants in Niagara Falls in time for the upcoming tourist season.
Wedding or honeymoon planning? AAA says, 'We do!'
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
2023 is expected to be a strong year in the wedding and travel industry. With some weddings postponed during the pandemic, and December being the busiest month for engagements, 2023 is off to a strong start.
O'Hara named first full-time executive director of HART
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 04:05 pm
Christine S. O'Hara, MS, has been named as the first full-time executive director of HART Inc., the Home Assistance Referral Team.
Frontier High School coach honored at Buffalo Bills game
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:20 pm
During Sunday's victory, the Buffalo Bills and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York recognized Frontier High School Spanish teacher and girls varsity lacrosse coach Rebecca Galanti as the season's final "Highmark Community Hero."
Taquito Lindo to open at former Clarkson House
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
Lewiston will soon get its first taste of the Mexican street tacos that are the popular mainstay at Grand Island's Taquito Lindo.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:25 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to make sure they spend any gift cards they received this holiday season. Unused gift card balances can eventually be turned over to his Office of Unclaimed Funds (OUF), which took in a record $48 million from them in 2022.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes UBMD Emergency Medicine, Buffalo-Niagara Hospitalists to staff its emergency department
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) welcomed the providers from UBMD Emergency Medicine to the emergency department on Jan. 1, along with the medical team from Buffalo-Niagara Hospitalists, who will manage inpatient care at the hospital. These two groups are also slated to facilitate both inpatient care and emergency care at the new Lockport Memorial Campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital when it opens later in 2023.
New owner-operators give new life to Grand Island McDonald's
Sat, Dec 24th 2022 07:00 am
Change is coming to Grand Island's McDonald's. Located at 2231 Grand Island Blvd., the familiar restaurant had fallen into disrepair. There were complaints of broken things in the restaurant, including a milkshake machine that was often out of order.
'Transformative' Niagara Falls projects to attract new visitors & development
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Heritage Gateways project, which is comprised of five public gateway features intended to stimulate reinvestment in Niagara Falls, will move forward. In addition, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has approved an agreement authorizing the Aquarium of Niagara to manage operations at the currently closed Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Construction will now start on transforming the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center into Great Lakes 360 - an "exciting new space for Great Lakes-focused exhibits."
Minimum wage increase for upstate New Yorkers
Wed, Dec 21st 2022 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state will continue with the $15 minimum hourly wage phase-in for upstate counties on Dec. 31. Workers outside of New York City, Long Island and Westchester County will see an increase 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.
NYS announces completion of final scoping report for Kensington Expressway project
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 04:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the completion of the final scoping report for the Kensington Expressway project in east Buffalo.
Grand Island Liquidation: New business offers discounts in a cardboard wonderland
Sat, Dec 17th 2022 07:00 am
Nicole Cannarozzo discovered liquidation stores on social media: "I saw on Facebook, during COVID, someone in Texas said she bought something from her local Amazon return store."
NYS: $24.3 million for recreation & historic preservation projects through round XII of REDC initiative
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 06:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $24.3 million has been awarded to support 56 municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for park improvements, heritage area enhancements and historic preservation projects through round XII of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. The grants from the Environmental Protection Fund are administered by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Interactive online learning & socialization available for older New Yorkers this winter
Tue, Dec 13th 2022 01:45 pm
Free online classes are available to any older adult in New York through the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) - a simple way to connect with others right from home throughout the holiday season and winter.
Jim Bittner receives New York Farm Bureau's Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 12:15 pm
At New York Farm Bureau's annual convention, Appleton Fruit Farmer Jim Bittner received the group's highest honor, the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award.
'Procrastinators Holiday Market' in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 12:10 pm
Hey all you procrastinators: Get your family and friends something they will really love this Christmas - Buffalove! This Saturday, Dec. 17, shop local with close to 100 vendors and artisans and get last-minute Christmas shopping done at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Excelsior Orthopaedics announces Niagara Falls expansion
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 11:00 am
Excelsior Orthopaedics has targeted early January for the opening of a much larger facility in Niagara Falls, where new non-surgical and diagnostic services will complement existing care for patients with shoulder, knee, hip and other ailments.
Construction continues at Lewiston WellNow location
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 10:00 am
While waiting for a Small Business Saturday swag bag from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce last weekend, people struck up conversations regarding the construction taking place across the street.
Hochul announces RFP to redevelop Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a request for proposals to redevelop the building known as Terminal A on Buffalo's Outer Harbor, an approximately 550,000-square-foot building that has been vacant for years.
Maid of the Mist names new executive vice president
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
Maid of the Mist President Christopher M. Glynn has announced the appointment of John Sicinski as executive vice president to oversee marine operations, marketing, retail, legal, human resources, and administrative functions.
Hunt Real Estate, Grand Island High School team up to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
The seasons of our lives change as readily as the weather. Sometimes, Rebecca Simpson said, we need help, and, at other times, it is our turn to offer the assistance.
Avoid these 4 charity scams
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Charitable giving grew in 2021. According to Blackbaud Institute, a social good innovator, giving not only increased after COVID-19, but actually rebounded more than it had in a decade - increasing in the United States by 9% overall.
Win free LASIK: See the holidays more clearly!
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 11:00 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer is excited to give away a free laser vision correction procedure during a free upcoming open house on Thursday, Dec. 15. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6 p.m. Every person who attends will be entered to win a free laser correction procedure utilizing the newest, most-advanced technology in the world, known as ZEISS SMILE.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA celebrates holiday season with unique activities & charity partners
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 09:35 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA welcomes back the holiday season with a true in-person shopping experience featuring family-friendly activities, charity partner engagements and deals on the top brands.
Buffalo Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 'Turkeys For Tickets' drive
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 17, to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY.
Tops Friendly Markets launches 18th annual 'Food 2 Families' campaign
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is once again hosting its annual "Food 2 Families" campaign, now in its 18th year, with a goal to provide more than 2 million meals for neighbors in need. The initiative continues to Dec. 24.
Perry's Ice Cream: ESD announces support for ice cream manufacturer's expansion in Erie County
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 10:35 am
Earlier this week, Empire State Development announced Perry's Ice Cream Company Inc. is expanding its production capabilities to meet the growth of the novelty market, adding 20,000-square-feet to its manufacturing facility in the Village of Akron. To better accommodate the growing demand for frozen Greek yogurt novelties, Perry's will also purchase new machinery and equipment. The company has committed to creating up to 15 new jobs as part of the expansion project; 370 jobs will be retained.
Higgins joins Viridi to highlight more than doubling of battery manufacturing operations at Buffalo facility
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Viridi Chairman and CEO Jon M. Williams to highlight the Buffalo company's role as a national green energy sector leader.
Envision Benefits Group opens in Tonawanda
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson welcomed the organization's newest member, Envision Benefits Group, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. She said, "Envision Benefits Group joins the growing list of businesses relocating or opening in the Tonawandas."
Northwest Bank shares best practices for fraud protection & cybersecurity as holiday shopping season approaches
Tue, Nov 1st 2022 07:00 am
The busy holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and Northwest Bank is reminding consumers of best practices to consider for added protection in today's digital age.
Radisson project clearing hurdles: Latest proposals see a number of changes
Sat, Oct 29th 2022 07:00 am
Progress continues toward residential living at the Radisson Hotel -- Niagara Falls -- Grand Island property at Whitehaven and East River roads. A number of procedural steps were taken at last month's Grand Island Town Board meeting, and further action is expected at November's Planning Board meeting.
Public art is cultivating hope in north end of Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 02:40 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area has initiated a series of public murals to bring visibility to the Main Street community in the north end of the City of Niagara Falls. Murals have been painted in four separate locations within a one-week period to bring awareness to a dilapidated Main Street, engaging the community through art.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas announces Business, Citizen and Not-for-Profit Award of the Year
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 10:10 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas has announced it Business, Citizen and Not-for-Profit of the Year awardees.
Application period open for $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced applications are now being accepted from small businesses that have successfully completed the prescreening process to become certified for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program, which supports companies that made investments to comply with emergency orders and regulations or to increase public safety in response to the coronavirus.
Tops Markets announces launch of free gas and groceries campaign
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 09:35 am
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania and Vermont, announced the launch of its 2022 free gas and grocery campaign. The promotion will run from Oct. 23 through Nov. 5 at all participating Tops locations. Last year, the initiative raised $69,426 for Oishei Children's Hospital.
Five $1 million winners of 43North's 8th annual startup competition
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 09:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the winners of the eighth annual 43North Finals, New York state's $5 million startup competition held in Buffalo, in which five companies were each awarded a $1 million investment. In addition to the financial investments, the five winners will relocate their companies to Buffalo and work out of the 43North incubator in the city's tallest skyscraper, Seneca One.
Delaware North donates $20,000 to Community Missions
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 07:10 pm
Neither a global pandemic nor a national labor and supply shortage could stop Community Missions from providing more than 174,000 meals and 10,000 nights of care to those in need in Niagara County in 2021.
Niagara County to hold career fair in Niagara Falls
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 04:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold a career fair, for those seeking employment, from 12:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Niagara Riverside Resort, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Close to 70 companies with open positions have signed up to take part, and there is still room for employers who would like to participate.
 

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