Buffalo Business News

Randy Bushover
September 21, 2017 - 4:11 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration continues to hire customer service representatives in Buffalo to handle calls from those affected by a string of destructive hurricanes. Business First notes the agency plans to hire a total of 195 workers to answer calls from homeowners, renters, business...
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Randy Bushover
September 19, 2017 - 3:50 am
ECMC hopes to expand its inpatient detox program by more than 50 percent, growing to 28 beds by early next year. Business First reports the hospital has filed plans with the state to add 10 beds on the ninth floor, growing an existing 18-bed unit that provides medically managed chemical dependency...
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Randy Bushover
September 18, 2017 - 5:28 am
The current average for a gallon of unleaded gas in WNY is $2.75. That's down a half-penny from last week's average. With the necessary financial backing secured, restaurateur Kevin Townsell is ready to proceed with work on his proposed $4.5 million Hofbrauhaus Buffalo craft brewery and restaurant...
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September 15, 2017 - 12:18 pm
Graphic Controls Corp. announced the addition of 43 jobs this morning, consolidated from a plant they just purchased in Vermont. The move, aided by 1 $500,000 New York State tax credit, was celebrated in remarks by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul who toured the facility which makes a variety of paper...
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Randy Bushover
September 15, 2017 - 3:59 am
An 82-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel has opened at the former Niagara Chocolate Co. and later, Moore Business Forms building, at the corner of Buffalo Avenue and John Daly Boulevard in Niagara Falls. Business First reports that amenities include a heated saltwater pool, and a bistro with an...
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Randy Bushover
September 14, 2017 - 3:56 am
Fidelis Care has been sold to St. Louis-based national health care company Centene Corp. The price tag is reportedly $3.75 billion. Fidelis Care is one of the region’s largest employers. Business First reports Centene will retain the Fidelis Care branding and plans to maintain Fidelis’ 4,000-person...
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Randy Bushover
September 13, 2017 - 3:45 am
Wall Street ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has affirmed the county’s A-1 credit rating for short term obligations. This allows the county to continue to borrow at an extremely low interest rate, which saves money. Picone Construction continues rebranding work at five additional locations of...
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Randy Bushover
September 12, 2017 - 3:46 am
Break’n Eggs Creperie will open a second restaurant in the former Dunkin’ Donuts storefront in the University Place complex on Sweet Home Road. Business First reports Break ‘n Eggs Creperie is due to open this fall. Besides offering sit down service, it will also operate the former Dunkin’ Donuts...
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Randy Bushover
September 11, 2017 - 5:13 am
The current average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas in the Buffalo region is $2.76, according to the AAA. That price reflects an increase of eleven cents from last week. Pump prices have shot up thirty-eight cents in the past month. Business First reports Circuit Clinical will be taking up...
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