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Buffalo Business Report - Monday, July 1st 2013



The current average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas in the region is down to $3.72, according to the AAA.  Our gap with the national average of $3.49 has widened to twenty-three cents.

Hotel occupancy rates were up for Buffalo and Niagara Falls in May.  Smith Travel Research says the Buffalo and Erie County numbers were up a modest 0.6%.  The Niagara Falls occupancy rate was up 5.8% compared to May of 2012.

Business First reports that Frey the Wheelman will be rolling out of downtown Buffalo to a new site in Cheektowaga.  The company has a 5.77 acre parcel on Dick Road under contract.  

This past weekend, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts opened its Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Merchants Insurance Group is one of 11 companies featured in a new text book on project management.  The book is titled "A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts."

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