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Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday July 22

M &T Bank Corporation ("M&T") (NYSE: MTB) announced that it has declared quarterly cash dividends of $15.9375 per share on each of its Series A (NYSE: MTBPr) and Series C (NYSE: MTBPrC) preferred stock. The dividends will be payable August 15, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 1, 2014.

Business First reports that several economic development agencies are working on plans to push ahead a $33 million dollar expansion at Unifrax's Tonawanda facility, adding 25 jobs and safeguarding about 300 there- but the company says a new site in Indiana is also being considered. READ THE STORY HERE

The Chronicle of Higher Education has put Daemen College on its honor roll as a "Great College to Work For," in the Top Ten among small, four-year college workplaces.  They are the only local school on the list, and got high marks in all categories except diversity . The results come from a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities across the U.S.      READ THEIR LIST HERE.

Kaleida Health has made two announcements:   Colin J. McMahon, MD, has been named the vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and Stephen J. Turkovich, MD, has been named the vice president and chief medical officer at the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Under a pilot program unveiled Monday, Niagara County Community College is now a national center offering certification tests for medical assistants and phlebotomy programs.   “This means Medical Assistant students are eligible to sit for four Certification Exams: National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), National Certified ECG Technician (NCET), National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) and the National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA).Phlebotomy Certificate students are eligible to sit for the certification exam to become a Nationally Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT)," Dr. Sal Passanese, NCCC’s Division Chair for Science, Health, and Mathematics said in a prepared statement.   
Exams are open to graduates from other area institutions.  For eligibility they can contact Dates for testing are available in July and August as well as throughout the next academic year.

 Kevin Guest House in downtown hosts a re-dedication Thursday, on its 42nd anniversary, discussing growth and expansion with several public officials .The facility is the nation's first hospital based hospitality house for out-of-town patients and their families.

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