Buffalo Business Report - Friday, August 22nd 2014
ECC hopes to ride the wave of growth in Buffalo's craft beer industry. The college will submit an application to the state Education Department to offer a certificate in Brewing Science and Service. The goal is to enroll students by fall 2015. The full-time, one-year program will include a total of 31 credit hours and offer courses such as Intro to Brewing and Filtration and Finishing. It will also include an internship course with a local brewer.
Smith Travel Research reports July occupancy rates were up 2.9% in Buffalo and Erie County and up 1.4% for Niagara Falls last month compared to 2013. Business First notes it had a lot to do with bookings for a bowling and horseshoe tournament, as well as a large lawyer's gathering.
Tonawanda's SmartEdge has been awarded a contract at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Hall for a new Card Access, CCTV, and Fire Alarm system.
Rainbow Tropical Fish at 2412 Military Rd in Niagara Falls will be among businesses participating in a Plaza wide sidewalk sale tomorrow.
Buffalo's Turner Construction Company was recognized by Engineering News-Record as the number one green builder in the country for the seventh year in a row.