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Buffalo Business Report - Friday, August 2nd 2013



The AAA pegs the current average cost per gallon of unleaded gas in the region at $3.85.  That's twenty-two cents higher than the current national average.

The Krog Group is fast becoming a major player in the shape of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.  Business First reports Krog has nearly finalized the purchase of the former SmartPill headquarters at 847 Main St.  Krog Group also has partnered with Hart Hotels on an extended stay hotel in the medical campus footprint and is looking at tearing down an existing parking garage to build what would become Innovation Center 2.

In second quarter earning news: Gibraltar Industries reported net income of twenty-five cents per share, down a penny from the same period a year ago.  Time Warner Cable net income rose 6%, to $1.64 per share.  Sovran Self Storage profits were up 53% at $17.9 million.

Next week there are a trio of job fairs: 
   For more on the UnitedHealthcare job fair next Tuesday at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo, click on this link.
   For more on the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce job fair, at Walden Galleria near the Apple Store next Tuesday, August 6th, click on this link.
  For more on the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union #22 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of WNY recruitment, pick up an appllication at Local Union #22, 3651 California Road in Orchard Park from 9am-6pm on the first Tuesday of every month from August 6th 2013 to August 5th 2014..

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