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Buffalo Business Report - Monday June 2, 2014

Sperry Top Sider has opened a store in the Walden Galleria.  Here's their announcement:

Leading global nautical performance and lifestyle brand, Sperry Top-Sider, the inventor of the world’s first boat shoe, is continuing its strategic retail expansion with its first specialty retail location that opened on Friday, May 23 at Walden Galleria.
    Sperry Top-Sider’s vision is to build the authentic nautical performance lifestyle brand for men, women and children across the globe by sharing their passion for the good life, in, on and around the sea. This vision is now unfolding through the brand’s new Sperry Beach Cabin design Concept debuting in Walden. The feel of this concept is sun-washed and water-worn, not fussy but rife with weather-beaten charm. The low-key interiors are outfitted with simple materials and abstract nautical references, such as built in storage and dual-purpose furniture. Functional becomes fun and less becomes more. 
    Sperry Top-Sider’s new store will offer more than 200 styles of footwear for men, women and children, including performance, lifestyle and special-edition product; as well as the brand’s apparel and accessories collection.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is continuing her push to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Gillibrand says she will outline her plan for so-called STEM jobs Monday at the Rochester STEM High School along with Mayor Lovely Warren and other local officials. The senator says she will push for federal measures to help bring more STEM-related programs.

(AP) - Environmental activists are delivering more than 50,000 comments to the Cuomo administration, urging officials to recast the state's energy plan with specific strategies for burning less fossil fuel and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
     The comments, filed Friday on the deadline for responding to the draft plan issued in January, urge the New York officials to reject additional natural gas drilling as any sort of environmental solution, calling instead for a much stronger push for renewable and cleaner solar and wind power.
     The 2014 draft from the state Energy Planning Board says it's meant to put New York on track to reduce emissions and their impact on climate change, meaning global warming. The plan calls for an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050.

Business First says there are six sites under consideration for location of the proposed NYS Technology Hub being developed in partnership with IBM.   The weekly business newspaper reports that among the six are gthe Key Towers, two sites in and around the Larkin Developments, and one near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

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