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New Amtrak Depot Sought

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, September 27th 2016


A new $11.4 million public health study is ready to begin to analyze the impact of emissions from the Tonawanda Coke Corp. plant on the health of workers and area residents.  Business First reports that UB researchers will conduct the Tonawanda Health Study, funded by the company as part of a federal order.

New York state has authorized $25 million for a new train station in

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, September 26th 2016


Steady as she goes for local gas prices.  For the third consecutive week, the AAA reports the average for a gallon of unleaded in the area is $2.27.

McGuire Development Company has brokered the sale of a former Burger King site at 5117 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville to Iskalo Development for $715,000.

Qdoba Mexican Eats® will open its third location in the Buffalo-Niagara

Buffalo Business Report - Friday, September 23rd 2016


Falling leaves are a rising source of revenue for the state of New York.  According to figures from 2015, it's estimated that travel spending from September through November in the state had a total economic impact of more than $26.5 billion.  To promote spectacular autumn sites found across the State, I LOVE NY will host a social media campaign featuring photos taken by

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, September 22nd 2016


BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has introduced “focus,” a new health insurance product which offers small employers and individuals’ access to integrated care at Catholic Health facilities at a lower premium cost.  The new product is in collaboration with Catholic Health and will be available to individuals and small groups beginning January 1st, 2017.

Dairy

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, September 21st 2016


If Buffalo were a country - and not just a city - it would rate fairly well.  Business First notes the Erie-Niagara County area generated more than $56 billion of goods and services last year. That local output would have ranked 76th among the world's nations, putting Buffalo just ahead of Panama.  

Schofield Care, a not-for-profit Health Care organization, seeks caring

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, September 20th 2016


A local franchisee is closing 13 of its 26 local Dunkin Donut stores.  Page Ventures is streamlining its operations.  There are still 30 other Dunkin Donut outlets in the immediate area.  For a full list of those slated to close, you can follow a link at WBEN.com.

Castelli America’s first U.S. plant holds a ribbon cutting this morning.  The new facility is on the

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, September 19th 2016


The AAA shows that local gas prices declined by half a penny this past week, but still average $2.27 in the region for a gallon of unleaded.  

City of Tonawanda-based Welke Custom Brokers USA hosts a two-day grand opening for its new location in Independence, Ohio this Wednesday and Thursday.  Welke provides a wide range of custom services tailored to meet the individual needs of

Buffalo Business Report - Friday, September 16th 2016


The recently-closed Delaware Avenue Holiday Inn is getting a new brand affiliation.  Business First reports Buffalo Lodging Associates, an affiliate of Benderson Development Co., will be changing the hotel to a Residence Inn by Marriott.  Following extensive renovations, the Residence Inn will have 105-110 suites.  The new hotel is expected to open by next summer.

Niagara Falls

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, September 15th 2016


The Westin Buffalo – downtown Buffalo’s first full-service, upscale boutique hotel, owned and operated by Delaware North – is set to open and welcome its first guests today.

Bridgestone APM Company, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation has opened in its newly constructed 65,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in the Town of Wheatfield.  The $13.6 million

Buffalo Business Report - Wednesday, September 14th 2016


With tomorrow night's home opener for the Bills, M&T Bank will kick-off a new initiative to honor local not-for-profit organizations.  M&T is donating tickets in ‘The Comfort Zone,’ a newly designated private section within the M&T Club, to eight local not-for-profit organizations, so clients and/or volunteers can experience an exclusive game-day experience.

Two local

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, September 13th 2016


After a few hiccups, Northwest Bank has completed its acquisition and conversion of some First Niagara Bank properties.  The moves increase Northwest’s New York regional presence to 37 offices; and 176 across four states.  

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has approved a $1.56 million contract with Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects LLP.  Under

Buffalo Business Report - Monday, Spetember 12th 2016


Local gas prices actually dropped off a penny this past week, to $2.27 for a gallon of unleaded.  The AAA notes that gas prices were twenty-nine cents higher a year ago.

The firm Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP has opened offices in Burlington, Ontario, and New York City.

The Stamm Law Firm has merged with the office of Clarence attorney Robert G. Sillars.  It's

Buffalo Business Report - Friday, September 9th 2016


Tops Friendly Markets launches its revitalized Tops Brand line of products this weekend.  The thousands of Tops brand items have been reformulated with cleaner, simpler ingredients in new, more attractive packaging.  The announcement coincides with the release of a new commercial featuring Rex and Rob Ryan.

Entercom Buffalo and Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced an extension

Buffalo Business Report - Thursday, Spetember 8th 2016


The Sunday blue laws have been changed.  Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law that permits bars and restaurants throughout New York State to serve alcohol earlier on Sunday’s.  Effective immediately,  bars can start selling alcohol at 10am.  Bars and restaurants can also apply for special permits 12 times a year in order to sell alcohol at 8am on special occasions.

On

Buffalo Business Report - Tuesday, September 6th 2016


The Town of Niagara is seeking a Master Developer to operate and maintain the former Niagara Falls United States Army Reserve Center at 9400 Porter Road.  Qualification packages must be submitted on or before 5pm October 31, 2016, to:
Niagara Local Redevelopment Authority
c/o Town Supervisor
7105 Lockport Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
   A copy of the RFI/RFQ is available on
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