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Buffalo Business Report - Friday, May 1st 2015


Budwey’s Supermarket owner Frank Budwey is gifting ownership of his North Tonawanda store to all 33 current Budwey’s full-time employees and department managers.  Frank will also be investing more than $1 million in renovations and new equipment for the store.  

The first Maid of the Mist launch for the 2015 season comes this morning.  This is the 130th

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, April 30th 2015


Kaleida Health and ECMC have signed a new deal with the MASH Care Network.  Business First reports the partnership brings together ECMC and Kaleida Health’s hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and home care operations with the MASH Care Network, including urgent care, transportation and other services.

Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation has chosen The Sinclair as the name for its

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, April 29th 2015


With its expansion completed, Yahoo holds a grand opening of its customer call and data center in Lockport tomorrow afternoon.  Local officials will be joined by representatives from NYPA and Empire State Development.

Details of a joint cardiac lab project between Niagara Falls and Buffalo General Medical Centers have been announced.  The project calls for opening a cardiac

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, April 28th 2015


The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. reports that work at Canalside should be completed soon.  After repair work, the waterways will be flooded in time for a mid-May re-opening.  People will be able to race electronic boats or ride water bikes where they skated during the winter months.

Cleveland BioLabs Inc. and Roswell Park Cancer Institute will collaborate on breast cancer

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, April 27th, 2015


The current average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas in the region is up eleven cents in the past month to $2.65.  The current national average is $2.54 per gallon.

Canalside is accepting applications for summer food vendors.  Vendors must be able to provide a Temporary Stand Permit issued by the City of Buffalo, Workers Compensation Certificate, Certificate of Insurance, a

Buffalo Business Report - Friday, April 24th 2015


The ECIDA’s Board of Directors approved incentives for four Western New York projects, ensuring more than $29.3 in private investment in Erie County.  The moves also open the door for the revitalization of three Historic Register structures in the City of Buffalo.

A tentative series of tax breaks for the proposed $400 million Canadian Motor Speedway project in Fort Erie is

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, April 23rd 2015


The Erie County Department of Central Police Services has announced that T-Mobile has joined the list of wireless carriers supporting “text to 9-1-1” in Erie County.  T-Mobile joins a group that includes Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T.

Picone Construction has completed a 4,000 sq ft interior build-out at the Maple Ayer Plaza in Amherst.

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Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, April 22nd 2015


The New York trade mission to Cuba has already born fruit for Buffalo.  Business First notes that Roswell Park Cancer Institute has signed a deal with a Cuban cancer center to develop a new lung cancer vaccine.  Roswell CEO Candace Johnson reportedly signed an agreement Tuesday with Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology to develop a lung cancer vaccine with a clinical trial in

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, April 21st 2015


Dynabrade, Inc., the leading industrial abrasive power tool manufacturer, has completed the acquisition of the assets of National Detroit, Inc., based in Rockford, IL.  Terms were not disclosed.  Production operations will be relocated to Dynabrade’s Clarence, NY headquarters.

It's officially official:  Anchor Bar will be replacing a Nathan's Famous hot dogs

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday April 16, 2015


Uniland Development Corp has asked the Amherst Building Department for some rezoning that could eventually allow a six story hotel at Its University Corporate Center on Corporate Parkway off Maple Road, according to Business First's Jim FInk, who writ

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, April 15th 2015


Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions, a for-profit company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Independent Health, has more than doubled revenue in the past two years, growing from $4.4 million in 2012 to $9.1 million in 2014.  Business First reports the company has surpassed the 500,000-member mark - and projections for 2015 show continued growth.

McGuire Development Company has signed a

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, April 14th 2015


Southern Ontario-based Borderworx Logistics is working with the Niagara County IDA on plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in the Vantage International Point office park.  According to Business First, Borderworx could be creating 61 new jobs with its $3.52 million investment.

Officials from Gates Circle Holdings LLC will be meeting with the Buffalo

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, April 13th, 2015


The local franchisee for Sonic drive-in restaurants has honed in on a second location, even as the first planned site goes through the review process.  Business First reports Sonic’s local development team is close to signing a deal to bring a restaurant to a former Northwest Savings Bank branch that fronts the Eastern Hills Mall.  The original Cheektowaga site on Union Road is

Buffalo Business Report - Friday, April 10th 2015


Walgreens plans to close 200 U.S. drugstores as part of its cost-cutting measures.  The cuts include a corporate reorganization and a streamlining of information technology by the end of 2017.  There are about two dozen Walgreens stores in WNY.

Bank of America plans to close a full-service retail branch in Elma this summer, reducing its Western New York branch network to 31
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