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December

Roswell pushes on with genome institute
Dec-31-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute will continue its plans for a cancer research institute without new federal funding.
Batavia hospital to unveil $20M unit
Dec-31-2010 — The Batavia hospital, the only hospital in Genesee County, added 44,000 square feet to the front of the main building. The facility houses five new operating suites, 19 recovery beds, a gift shop, waiting area and new main lobby.
Sleep Inn to Rise Near Medical Campus
Dec-31-2010 — An older independent hotel along Main Street in Buffalo may soon be replaced by a new development, anchored by a 60-room Sleep Inn.
Surgery center envisioned as medical campus gateway
Dec-31-2010 — A proposed medical office building that includes Women & Children's Hospital outpatient surgery center downtown will feature a contemporary glass-paneled design that invites passers-by to see the activity inside.
IMMCO’s UNYLAB announces the availability of a new test for transplant
Dec-28-2010 — IMMCO’s UNYLAB announces the availability of a new test for transplant patients, ImmuKnow® Cylex® Immune Cell Function Assay. IMMCO’s UNYLAB is one of a few select labs in New York State validated and approved to conduct this test.
Junior Hockey Tournament a Major Happening in Buffalo
Dec-28-2010 — It often feels extremely Canadian in this border city, where the Maple Leaf flies alongside the Stars and Stripes in front of City Hall, the average attendance for box lacrosse is 18,000, and the Sabres dominate the wintertime sports news.
NYS Sets Plan to Create Country's Largest Electronic Medical Records Network
Dec-28-2010 — New York eHealth Collaborative submits proposal to spend $129 million in state and federal money on a network that will allow all medical records to be accessed statewide and improve quality of care for all New Yorkers
Planners weigh $80M medical campus project
Dec-27-2010 — A proposed $80 million, privately-funded medical office building in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus received a warm welcome from the Buffalo Planning Board.
Grant Unites RPCI to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Dec-27-2010 — A five-year, $4.29 million umbrella grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) will enable Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researchers and five community health partners to launch a multi-pronged effort to reduce cancer health disparities in three counties of Western New York. Deborah Erwin, PhD, Director of Cancer Health Disparities Research at RPCI, and Willie Underwood III, MD, MPH, DSci, of the Department of Urology are principal co-inv
First Solar Thermal Incentive Program Praised by Industry Group
Dec-22-2010 — ALBANY – New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) today praised New York State for creating the state’s first solar thermal incentive program, a five-year $25 million program to encourage the installation of systems to heat water using solar energy.
Dental School maps plan for excellence
Dec-20-2010 — Glick arrived at UB one year ago and immediately saw what an extraordinary place SDM was—from the students to the staff and faculty. He saw how passionately individuals approached service, research and education.
Photolitec LLC Launches at RPCI
Dec-14-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) today announced the formation of Photolitec, LLC, a new life-sciences company at RPCI that will develop photosensitizing compounds used in photodynamic therapy (PDT). PDT is an innovative cancer treatment pioneered at RPCI byscientist Thomas J. Dougherty, Chief Emeritus of the Institute’s Photodynamic Therapy Center.
HEALTHeLINK Announces the Award of a $10 Million Grant at RPCI
Dec-14-2010 — HEALTHeLINK, the Western New York Clinical Information Exchange, has been awarded a $10 million “sole-source” grant from the New York State Department of Health to work with the Department on a statewide initiative to develop and implement a clinical data exchange related to population and public health targeting child health immunization, newborn screening, syndromic surveillance, and chronic disease with a specific focus on cancer. The announcement of the grant was delivered at a press confere
Buffalo Job Count Spiked in October
Dec-13-2010 — Buffalo was part of the largest labor surge in the past five years across New York state in October, picking up 3,100 private-sector jobs, or 0.7 percent, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
New Era Lands Cap Deal with CFL
Dec-13-2010 — Sports Business ...New Era Cap Co. Inc. has extended its reach with a deal to produce headwear for the Canadian Football League.
U.S.-Canada Trade Gap Hits $1.1B
Dec-13-2010 — Canada held a trade advantage over the United States of $1.09 billion in October, according to figures released Friday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Funds Flow to WNY Expansion Projects
Dec-13-2010 — Empire State Development announced that seven Western New York companies have been awarded $5.75 million in loans and grants to assist with various expansion projects.
Buffalo Home Price Rise Tops U.S. Average
Dec-10-2010 — The National Association of Realtors released updated figures for the summer months Thursday. The median price in the Buffalo area was $128,800 in the period, up from $119,700 in the third quarter of 2009. The national median existing single-family price of $177,900 was down 0.2 percent from $178,200 in the year-over-year period.
Job Listings Boost Outlook for Hiring
Dec-10-2010 — December generally is a bad time to look for work, and even worse now that the unemployment rate is nearing double digits. But new government data offers a reason for some optimism this holiday season: Job openings are at their highest level in two years. A private-sector survey, moreover, predicts the next few months will be the best time for hiring since the financial crisis erupted.
Manufacturing Hits Highest Level in Region in More than 2 Years
Dec-08-2010 — The recovery by the Buffalo Niagara region's manufacturers picked up steam last month, with an index of factory activity hitting a more than two-year high, a local purchasing managers group said Monday.
10M awarded to HealtheLink
Dec-07-2010 — HealtheLink will develop a new clinical data exchange focusing on child health and chronic disease with a new $10 million state grant.
U.S. Region: Tapping into the Northeast's Population Center
Dec-06-2010 — The Northeast United States’ huge population base makes it an attractive region for expanding manufacturing companies, as well as for firms looking to locate distribution and warehouse facilities. Companies that operate facilities in the region have one-day access to large metro areas, both in the U.S. and Canada, and that access offsets the higher cost of doing business in the region.
Wind Blows McKenica's Way
Dec-06-2010 — The 36-year-old company, which machines items such as heat exchangers, pump casings and parts for gas turbines, has already taken steps to do that: It’s certified by General Electric to make parts for turbines, including the 1.5-megawatt towers that comprise the Noble Bliss, Noble Wethersfield and High Sheldon wind parks. It also has made replacement gearbox parts for area wind farms.
PCB Piezotronics Set to Expand in Depew
Dec-03-2010 — PCB Piezotronics plans to expand operations at its Depew headquarters by acquiring the building next door and shifting work that the sensor and instrument manufacturer now does in Lackawanna to the enlarged site.
Plans unveiled for $80 million medical complex
Dec-03-2010 — Plans to build an $80 million medical complex at the corner of Main and High streets were unveiled today in City Hall.
ECIDA to boost Canisius science center
Dec-03-2010 — Canisius College is about to move a step closer to the much-anticipated renovation of a former Sears Roebuck & Co. store, converting it to a new science department center.
Biotech firms cash in on IRS program
Dec-03-2010 — IMMCO Diagnostics Inc. was among just two companies statewide to receive project credits, receiving nearly $211,500 over the two-year period for two projects.
Lung Flute device hits TV
Dec-02-2010 — The therapeutic lung flute device, manufactured by Buffalo-based Medical Accoustics LLC, will be included on The Doctors, a program that airs daily on ABC. In the Buffalo market, the program airs at 4 p.m. daily on WKBW-Channel 7.
NIH Awards UB Pharmacology Lab $2.3 Million
Dec-02-2010 — UB's efforts, led by Gene Morse, to enhance the training of pharmaceutical scientists working with HIV/AIDS in Africa, have received more than $2 million in new NIH funding.
UB Spin-Off Wins FDA Orphan Designation
Dec-02-2010 — The FDA has designated a peptide from tarantula venom as an orphan drug, which Frederick Sachs hopes will lead to development of a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
FDA acts on BioLabs' drug product
Dec-02-2010 — Cleveland BioLabs Inc. has received orphan drug status for its CBLB502 product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
National Center to be Established at HWI with $6.7 million NIH Grant
Dec-02-2010 — Dr. Michael G. Malkowski, Hauptman-Woodward senior research scientist, has received a $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in support of his work to establish the Membrane Protein Structural Biology Consortium (mpsbc.org) as one of nine centers in the United States responsible for determining membrane protein structures within a larger NIH biology-based initiative.
Roswell Park Named to Leapfrog Group’s Annual Top Hospitals List
Dec-02-2010 — The Leapfrog Group’s annual class of Top Hospitals — 65 from a field of nearly 1,200 — was announced December 1 in Washington, D.C., and included Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, NY, for the first time. The announcement came at Leapfrog’s 10th anniversary meeting.
UB CAT Supports Life Sciences Industry with more than $440,000
Dec-02-2010 — The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) is distributing more than $440,000 to help 18 companies in Western New York develop promising life sciences technologies in the 2010-11 fiscal year.

November

Private Employment Rises as Public Jobs Fall in Region
Nov-19-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara region job market is turning into two very different stories: Private companies are starting to hire more, while government agencies are cutting back.
Data Notes Faster Growth in Economy
Nov-19-2010 — The index of leading indicators rose for a fourth consecutive month, manufacturing surged in the Philadelphia area, and jobless claims climbed less than forecast, signaling the world’s largest economy is accelerating.
Hotel Expands at Avant Building
Nov-19-2010 — Uniland Development Co. will expand its new Embassy Suites Buffalo hotel to the eighth floor of the Avant Building, adding 29 rooms just over a year after the hotel first opened in the former Dulski Federal Building
Low Testosterone in Diabetics to Be Studied
Nov-19-2010 — A UB endocrinologist has received a three-year $400,000 Junior Faculty Award from the American Diabetes Society to study the effects of low testosterone levels in young men with type 2 diabetes.
Great Lakes Towing Barges Windmill Towers
Nov-18-2010 — The Great Lakes Towing Company was contract by KK Integrated Logistics for the barge shipment of windmill towers from Buffalo, New York to Menominee, Mich. 
Innovative Approach Growth
Nov-15-2010 — The Innovation Center in downtown Buffalo has become a magnet for emerging companies focused on life sciences and biotechnology.
Larkin District Street Work Completed
Nov-12-2010 — Buffalo city leaders joined with First Niagara Financial Group and developer Howard Zemsky on Wednesday to mark the completion of a streetscape beautification project in the Larkin District, while announcing a new $500,000 state grant to restore more commercial and residential buildings.
Planning Groups Applaud UB2020
Nov-12-2010 — The physical UB 2020 plan is the recipient of three awards for excellence in the areas of planning, landscape architecture and economic development, the University at Buffalo announced Tuesday.
Orioles Pick Sportservice
Nov-12-2010 — Food at Baltimore Oriole games will have a local flair but will be provided by a Buffalo company. Delaware North Cos. Sportservice has signed a 12-year partnership with the Orioles to provide food, beverage and retail merchandise services in Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Building a Better Broccoli
Nov-11-2010 — It's one of the simplest decisions Western New York food shoppers make at the store: To buy broccoli.
OncoMed Partners with UB
Nov-08-2010 — We realized that what was going on through the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the UB Academic Health Center and the School of Pharmacy could really help fill all the gaps in order to grow our business, says Burt Zweigenhaft, OncoMed's ceo.
Biomedical firms get grants
Nov-08-2010 — Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, announced more than $1.85 million in federal tax credits to support biomedical research at several area companies.
New Funding to Build Out Innovation Center
Nov-08-2010 — IMMCO Diagnostics, Inc. is one of 20 new tenants to locate at the Center in 2010 Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) was awarded a $4 million Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund grant to support growing life sciences and biotechnology companies, as well as encourage entrepreneurism in Western New York.
Medical campus gets $4 million
Nov-08-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has received a $4 million grant from Empire State Development to help start-up companies at the Innovation Center in downtown Buffalo build out research and development space.
Finding hope in a spider's bite
Nov-08-2010 — UB biophysicists had found a protein in tarantula venom that showed promise against muscular dystrophy, but the idea was greeted skeptically. No one responded when they shopped it around to pharmaceutical companies earlier in the decade. Then Harvey called.
Big-Time Boosters
Nov-05-2010 — A team of Buffalo hospitality and preservation supporters recently spent several days in Austin, but they weren’t there for Texas barbecue or to catch a taping of “Austin City Limits.”
Extreme Growth in U.S. Solar Market Expected
Nov-05-2010 — The United States solar energy market is poised to grow by an extraordinary 42% annually over the next decade, soaring from a current solar power capacity of 1.4 gigawatts to 44 gigawatts by 2020
Executive AirShare comes to Buffalo
Nov-04-2010 — Commercial Real Estate, Travel Industry ...Executive AirShare has selected Buffalo as the first site for its expanded service in the Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic market.
WNY Unemployment Rate Drops
Nov-04-2010 — Western New York’s two biggest labor markets — Buffalo and Rochester — added private-sector jobs in September compared to a year ago as the unemployment rate in each city fell.
Buffalo in USA Hockey Spotlight
Nov-04-2010 — Buffalo’s ice hockey reputation takes another step forward Thursday evening when the 38th annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner is held at HSBC Arena.
M&T Among Top U.S. Small Biz Lender
Nov-04-2010 — M&T Bank Corp. is the sixth-largest lender of U.S. Small Business Administration loans in the nation.
Spirit Airlines to start Falls Airport Flights
Nov-04-2010 — Spirit Airlines' decision to serve Niagara Falls International Airport provides evidence of the new terminal's drawing power, local officials said Thursday.
CTG Surges in 3Q
Nov-01-2010 — Continued demand in health-care solutions helped lift CTG in the third quarter as profits and revenue each rose more than 26 percent.
BioLabs receives China patent
Nov-01-2010 — Just weeks after reporting positive results in a human safety study, Cleveland BioLabs Inc. announced its radiation treatment drug has received a notice of grant of patent from the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China.
$8.2M to extend UB women's health study
Nov-01-2010 — The University at Buffalo, one of four regional women’s health study centers in the nation, announced Friday that it will receive $8.2 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to extend research through 2015.
Nobel news encourages UB spinoff
Nov-01-2010 — A University at Buffalo spinoff company that already has won more than $600,000 in state and federal grants to develop an ultra-thin carbon material for industrial uses might find even more interest now that the scientists who first isolated the substance have won the Nobel Prize in physics.
RPCI's New Therapeutic Cell Production Facility
Nov-01-2010 — Yeong “Christopher” Choi, PhD, has joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) as Director of the newly created Therapeutic Cell Production Facility, a critical component of RPCI’s Center for Immunotherapy. The facility is the first of its kind in the Western New York region.
$4.6 million for UB to Purchase State-of-the-Art Cyclotron Essential
Nov-01-2010 — A $4.6 million appropriation from the U.S. Department of Defense will be used by UB to purchase a cyclotron capable of performing state-of-the-art molecular scanning.
Cancer Drug Linked to Quantum Dots
Nov-01-2010 — Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a novel technology using quantum dots that is expected to have major implications for research and treatment of tuberculosis, as well as other inflammatory lung diseases.
Dean of UB Dental School Recognized
Nov-01-2010 — Michael Glick, dean of the UB School of Dental Medicine, has received two prestigious awards in recognition of his contributions to the dental community.

October

A Top Federal Reserve Official Praises Region's Pluck
Oct-29-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara region's response to economic pain over the last three decades and its stable housing market have helped it weather the Great Recession better than most other parts of the country, a top Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.
Best Cities to Move to
Oct-29-2010 — 2. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
Tepid Economy Demands Businesses be More Efficient
Oct-22-2010 — With the economy showing only tepid improvement, businesses have to aggressively pursue customers and make themselves more efficient to cope with the conditions.
Dunkin' Brands chief has local link, global plan
Oct-22-2010 — Robbins are familiar names to American consumers. But customers can also sip a coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts in Indonesia, or grab an ice cream cone at a Baskin-Robbins in India. The two chains have thousands of stores in more than 40 countries, stretching far beyond their U.S. roots.
New Era Part of Major Deal with NFL
Oct-14-2010 — The deal was approved by NFL team owners at a meeting Tuesday in Chicago, but a New Era spokeswoman said the company would not be permitted to comment on the award, or on what it might mean to the company, until after the official league announcement, which they expect today.
A Record 800 Attendees Converge On Data Center World
Oct-14-2010 — A history-making 800 IT professionals attended Data Center World this week in Las Vegas and walked away wiser about a number of issues—cybercrime, security, cloud computing, collocation, power and cooling, change management, data center redesign, mobile devices and their role in data centers, plus much much more
Executive AirShare comes to Buffalo
Oct-13-2010 — Executive AirShare has selected Buffalo as the first site for its expanded service in the Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic market.
Canadian Shoppers Descend
Oct-12-2010 — This weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season in Canada, and U.S. retailers couldn't be happier. Stores in Western New York are preparing for the arrival of hundreds of Canadian shoppers as they begin their border-crossing shopping pilgrimage. Today is the start of a long weekend in Canada, which celebrates Thanksgiving on Monday, and the day Canadian holiday shopping really kicks into gear.
Turnaround Seen at Border Crossings
Oct-08-2010 — Maybe it was a blip, but the number of Americans who crossed into Ontario during June rose 7.8 percent. Or, it could be a start of a new upward trend.
Canadian Drink Producer buys Lancaster Warehouse to Expand
Oct-07-2010 — A Canadian maker of protein supplement drinks has acquired an industrial warehouse and six-acre property in Lancaster, paying $1.81 million for the former home of Bauer Radiator on Walden Avenue.
B-1 or Not B-1? THAT is the question
Oct-07-2010 — It can be difficult for foreign workers, who wish to come to the United States for business purposes, to understand when a B-1 Business Visitor Visa is sufficient and when Work Authorization is required. Working in the U.S. without the appropriate authorization can have life-long consequences.
Enjoy Fresh Fall Treats!
Oct-07-2010 — Along with viewing the beautiful fall foliage, October is the best month for apple and pumpkin picking. According to the New York Apple Association, New York State averages 25 million bushels of production annually. In the Buffalo area alone, there are 52 apple orchards
Canadian buys Kenmore Plaza for $785K
Oct-07-2010 — A small Village of Kenmore shopping center has been acquired by a businessman from St. Catharines, Ont.
Region Shows Resilience in Recession
Oct-07-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara region has been a pretty good place to ride out the Great Recession. Two new reports on the local and regional economy note how well it has held up during the downturn, compared with the far greater pain experienced by most other metro areas and the country as a whole.
Buffalo Private-Sector Job Count Rises
Oct-07-2010 — The Buffalo area's private-sector job count jumped 1,600, or 0.4 percent, in August compared to a year ago while the unemployment rate fell in the same period.
Yahoo! Opens in Niagara County
Oct-07-2010 — Yahoo! Inc.’s Northeast Data Center in the Town of Lockport Industrial Park has come online. The traditional ribbon cutting on Monday of the 180,000-square-foot back-office operation marked the California company's arrival in Western New York.
Bi-national Brownfields Summit on Tap
Oct-07-2010 — Phillips Lytle attorney David Flynn was chosen to moderate a panel discussion titled “Upland Development & Sediment Clean-Up” as part of the fourth annual Canadian US Brownfield Summit.
Buffalo biotech firm lands $45 million contract
Oct-05-2010 — Cleveland BioLabs has won a $45 million contract to potentially supply the U.S. military with tens of thousands of doses of the anti-radiation sickness drug it is developing, the Buffalo biotechnology company said today.
High-tech start-ups could get a boost
Oct-05-2010 — A Cleveland-based nonprofit with a record of success turning that community's medical research into high-tech businesses is joining forces with a consortium of 19 western counties in the state in an attempt to replicate the experience here.
Medical project promotes healthier living
Oct-05-2010 — Partners on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are working together to improve healthy opportunities for children and families.
BioLabs: Radiation drug tests positive
Oct-05-2010 — Cleveland BioLabs Inc. reported positive results from a second human safety study for its radiation treatment drug.
MS research funds headed to UB
Oct-05-2010 — Researchers at the University at Buffalo will study the impact of environmental factors on multiple sclerosis with a new federal grant.
NY allocates $100M for small-biz loans
Oct-05-2010 — The New York state pension fund allocated $100 million on Thursday for the purpose of giving loans to small businesses.
Federal Grant Award for Regional Project Press Release
Oct-05-2010 — Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) announced $445,000 for a new joint initiative covering nineteen counties in Western and Central New York to support new economy business development and job growth across the region.
15M for Appleseed Initiative - Press Release
Oct-05-2010 — The New York State Common Retirement Fund (the Fund) allocated $15 million to create the High Peaks Seed Venture Fund, the Fund’s preliminary allocation of the Appleseed Initiative which targets early-stage and seed private equity investments, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.
Medical records initiative gets a big boost from Dell
Oct-05-2010 — Dell Inc. announced Thursday that it will provide computer equipment and services to support a major University at Buffalo initiative to start an institute here devoted to advancing electronic medical records.
Brownfields summit to explore potential
Oct-02-2010 — From the Steel Winds wind turbines site in Lackawanna to the BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York complex in downtown Buffalo, the region has found ways to make productive properties out of its brownfields.
Nine wins and a full pipeline
Oct-02-2010 — "From an activity standpoint, we're right up there with the most active we've been in our 10 years in business," he said. The organization has set a goal of 15 project "wins" for the fiscal year ending next June 30.
35 Major Labor Markets are on the Rebound
Oct-01-2010
BNE Releases Labor Market Assessment
Sep-27-2010 — Opening the presentation with the statement "this is not your grandfather's economy", University at Buffalo Regional Institute Director Dr. Kathyrn Foster joined us in presenting our labor market assessment entitled "Buffalo Niagara 2010 - Who's Your Economy" to approximately 50 business leaders, economic development partners and human resources practitioners this week. BNE commissioned the Regional Institute to perform the study because accurate, timely and objective local labor market informa

September

Business Incubator Process Gets Boost
Sep-28-2010 — Fledgling companies in New York State often have trouble attracting investment at a critical step in their development — after they launch, but before they generate revenue. A new venture fund supported by a $15 million allocation from the state Common Retirement Fund aims to help fill that gap by bolstering early-and seed-stage companies.
NYS life science companies reaped $28.7 million
Sep-24-2010 — Additionally, universities, companies and research organizations garnered $157 million in US government funding during the same period.
$30M project headed to medical campus
Sep-24-2010 — A $30 million technology research project to track and study chronic kidney disease among individuals with drug addictions will result in dozens of new jobs on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and advances at an East Side hospital.
Dell and UB Partner
Sep-24-2010 — Michael Dell speaks at a news conference announcing his company’s support of UB’s new Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
Child care expansion complete at UB
Sep-24-2010 — “Just as we are committed to a course of academic excellence by building on the strength of our programs, faculty and student body, we are also dedicated to ensuring that UB is not only a premier center for learning and research, but also a great place to work, live and play,” Simpson said.
Holm named to post in research office
Sep-24-2010 — Bruce A. Holm has been named senior vice provost in the Office of the Vice President for Research, Provost Satish K. Tripathi has announced.
Study Shatters Image of Labor Market
Sep-22-2010 — You can forget many of the old notions about the Western New York labor market. According to those perceptions, labor costs here were high, factories dominated the local job market, and unions were a powerful force throughout the marketplace.
Yahoo Computing Coop
Sep-21-2010 — A look at the latest design for the server aisle at the Yahoo Computing Coop in Lockport, New York.
Yahoo Opens Green Data Center
Sep-21-2010 — The data center in Lockport, near Niagara Falls, is cooled almost entirely by outside air that blows through the long data center halls to keep server equipment cool.
Yahoo Opens Data Center in WNY
Sep-21-2010 — Yahoo! Inc. today unveiled one of the world's most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective data center buildings in Lockport, Niagara County, New York. The state-of-the-art facility uses a combination of innovative data center design and Lockport's naturally cool climate to dramatically decrease its electricity use throughout the year.
Yahoo Facility Shows Growing Importance of Green Data Centers
Sep-21-2010 — Yahoo unveiled a new data center in Lockport, New York today, boasting one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world – and exemplifying the push among big Internet companies to green data storage.
Yahoo Opening Buoys Hopes for Attracting More
Sep-21-2010 — Yahoo formally opened its state-of-the-art data center in Lockport on Monday, in what company executives and local economic development officials say will be the first of several high-technology companies to locate sophisticated facilities in Western New York.
RPCI Attains Nation's Highest Nursing Honor
Sep-17-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) leadership received official word that America’s first cancer center has earned Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence, a top national honor bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Approximately 6% of all hospitals in the United States earn Magnet designation. RPCI is the only hospital in Western New York — and the only freestanding cancer center in New York State — to earn this designation.
KeyBank Ad
Sep-17-2010
Business HSBC Taps New Upstate Chief
Sep-16-2010 — HSBC Bank USA has named an Irishman from its Chicago operations as head of its commercial banking for upstate New York and co-president for Buffalo, succeeding an Amherst native who moved on to an international post with HSBC in Germany.
Buffalo Named a Top Collegiate Destination
Sep-10-2010 — Buffalo is one of the best college towns in America, according to a new national ranking released Wednesday
Region’s Economy Better than Nation’s
Sep-10-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara region is riding out the Great Recession better than most of the country, a Federal Reserve Bank of New York economist said Thursday.
Fears of a Second Recession Ease, at Least for Now
Sep-10-2010 — WASHINGTON (AP) - No, the economy isn't roaring ahead. And no, companies aren't making lots of job offers. But a fresh batch of economic data Thursday at least eased summertime fears that the economy might be on the brink of another recession.
Ellicottville, NY Fall Fest
Sep-08-2010
Online Job Ads Increase in Buffalo
Sep-07-2010 — The number of jobs advertised via the Internet climbed sharply in Western New York in August, said the Conference Board in a monthly report.
Nicotine Cessation Article by RPCI Team
Sep-06-2010 — A paper by K. Michael Cummings, PhD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and Director of the New York State Smokers’ Quitline, and several of his RPCI colleagues has been singled out by the global news organization Thomson Reuters as the most cited article on nicotine cessation over the last six years.
RPCI Faculty Member on Breast Cancer Research Panel
Sep-06-2010 — Christine B. Ambrosone, PhD, Chair of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control and Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), has been named to a new advisory committee that will develop a strategic federal research agenda on environmental and genetic factors related to breast cancer.   
National Fuel Gas firmly focused on future
Sep-06-2010 — National Fuel is best known in the Buffalo Niagara region for its utility business that provides natural gas service to homes and businesses. David F. Smith has seen the future of National Fuel Gas Co.—and it lies beneath the hills of northwestern Pennsylvania. That’s where lies vast amounts of natural gas that Smith believes could lead to a fundamental transformation of the Amherst-based energy company.
New MedTech Center Opens
Sep-06-2010 — Many dignitaries were on hand Friday for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Dr. Bruce A. Holm Upstate MedTech Centre at Genesee Community College.
Business Improved at Local Plants in August
Sep-02-2010 — Business heated up during August at the Buffalo Niagara region’s factories, easing fears that the rebound by manufacturers was losing steam, a new report indicated Wednesday.
Falls Airport to Make Improvements
Sep-01-2010 — Less than one year after it opened, the Niagara Falls International Airport may be getting a second covered jetbridge and walkway. Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority officials -- the operators of both the Niagara Falls facility and Buffalo Niagara International Airport -- say the second jetbridge and walkway will make it easier for the 68,000-square-foot terminal to secure more charter service and air carriers.
Birdair Lands Canada Place Contract
Sep-01-2010 — Birdair Inc. has been retained to replace the sail-fabric roof on the iconic Canada Place structure that dominates the Vancouver skyline.
Snowden Home Could Fetch Record Price
Sep-01-2010
First Niagara Among Largest
Sep-01-2010 — First Niagara Financial Group’s $1.15 billion takeover of NewAlliance Bancshares catapulted the Buffalobased regional bank to the 38th-largest bank in the second quarter. The merger, announced earlier this month, gives Buffalo a pair of banks on the list of the nation’s 50 biggest banks, joining M&T Bank at No. 23.
Work to Start this Month on Hotel Lafayette Makeover
Sep-01-2010
More NYPA Profits Stay in Buffalo Niagara
Sep-01-2010

August

LifeScienceLink
Sep-02-2010 — The Life Science Link, a multi-functional and expert business development team, has launched its new website, www.theLifeScienceLink.com, to help connect life science researchers to professional expertise and services, to create and develop new business opportunities, and to improve the operating performance of established companies in the Life Sciences industry.
2Q Median Home Prices Rise 5.2% in Buffalo
Aug-31-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara housing market fared well in the second quarter as median-price increases outpaced other Upstate New York metro areas. The National Association of Realtors said a nationwide trend in firming home prices solidified in the period with more cities showing increases from a year ago. The gains, the trade group said, were aided by a surge in sales driven by the 8,000 home-buyer tax credit which has since expired.
Grape Growers Anticipate Big Harvest
Aug-31-2010 — This looks like a banner year for grape producers in New York, according to the latest federal forecast. The state’s producers, who are concentrated in Western New York and in the Finger Lakes, are expected to harvest 170,000 tons of grapes, based on the report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. That’s up 28 percent from 133,000 tons a year ago.
Tourism Looking up in Niagara Falls
Aug-31-2010 — Two independent reports offer hints that the summer of 2010 may be one of the strongest for Niagara County tourism in recent memory. The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. reported that online reservation bookings increased 100 percent in June and July. The NTCC increased its online reservation system as part of its move into its $2.4 million new headquarters and visitor’s center along Rainbow Boulevard
WNY Colleges Rise on U.S. Ranking
Aug-31-2010 — Several Western New York colleges and universities have something to boast about from the annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report.
Cott Wraps $500M Cliffstar Deal
Aug-31-2010 — Toronto’s Cott Corp. has closed on its purchase of Dunkirk-based Cliffstar Corp. The publicly traded Cott in July reached an agreement to purchase the beverage-maker Cliffstar for $500 million cash. The deal was completed Tuesday.
Dresser-Rand ups Olean Investment
Aug-31-2010 — A $9.6 million investment will be made at Dresser-Rand’s Olean operation to increase the research and development capacity at the facility. Houston-based Dresser-Rand (NYSE: DRC) is in the process of developing cutting-edge supersonic compressor technology, as part of the company’s investment in Ramgen Power Systems LLC, continuing work that began in 2008. At that time, Dresser-Rand entered into an agreement to acquire a non-controlling interest in Ramgen Power, a privately held Seattle-based
Better 'go green' If You Want Fed's Green
Aug-31-2010 — The General Services Administration has recommended that federal agencies begin collecting greenhouse gas emissions data from their suppliers. This would be on a voluntary basis, at least at first. Eventually, however, agencies could give purchasing preferences to companies with low greenhouse gas emissions.
Canadian Group Seeks Amherst IDA Aid
Aug-31-2010 — A Canadian real estate group that is eyeing two local projects has approached one of the final hurdles for the larger of the two developments.
Gaymar industries sold for $150M
Aug-27-2010 — The privately-held Orchard Park medical manufacturer, which specializes in support surface, pressure ulcer management solutions for the health-care industry, will be bought by medical devices giant Stryker Corp. in an all-cash transaction.
medical campus snares more federal aid
Aug-27-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has snared more federal aid to help finance its ongoing expansion.
Dresser-Rand investing in Olean Plant
Aug-27-2010 — Dresser-Rand will invest $9.6 million to bolster research and development at its Olean operations, Empire State Development said.
Dresser-Rand ups Olean investment
Aug-27-2010 — A $9.6 million investment will be made at Dresser-Rand’s Olean operation to increase the research and development capacity at the facility.
HEALTHeLINK Unveils $16.1 Million Initiative to fight Diabetes
Aug-27-2010 — In June 2010, HEALTHeLINK received the largest Beacon Community Award in the United States from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Beacon Project was created to help communities use health information technology to forge cooperation and use resources effectively toward local priority health goals.
First WNY & Southern Ontario Kidney Cancer Symposium
Aug-27-2010 — Internationally renowned scientists, urologists and oncologists will convene October 8-9, 2010 at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, NY for the first Western New York & Southern Ontario Kidney Cancer Symposium. The two-day conference, organized and sponsored by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), will highlight new findings regarding the biology of kidney cancer, as well as promising therapeutic interventions.
RPCI Explores Collaboration with Wilmot Cancer Center
Aug-27-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and The University of Rochester Medical Center’s (URMC) James P. Wilmot Cancer Center today announced that they are exploring a regional scientific alliance. Leaders of the two institutions are conducting a detailed feasibility study seeking to identify and quantify advantages of shared research activities.
New Light on Forces That Drive Breast Cancer
Aug-27-2010 — Newly published research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) describes, for the first time, how the tumor-suppressing functions of the protein p53 become weakened by a hormone receptor in breast cancer cells and mammary stem cells. According to principal investigator Gokul M. Das, PhD, Co- Director of the Breast Disease Site Research Group at RPCI, the culprit is estrogen receptor (ER).
Noted researchers join Kelly institute
Aug-27-2010 — Lawrence Wrabetz, head of the myelin biology unit at San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy, has been appointed director of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) at UB. Laura Feltri, who heads the neuroglia unit at the Italian institute and is Wrabetz’s spouse, also has been recruited to the HJKRI, which was established in 2004 by UB and the Hunter’s Hope Foundation. Wrabetz and Feltri will begin transitioning their laboratories to Buffalo this fall.
Spaulding Fibre Project Complete
Aug-27-2010 — Demolition and cleanup of one of the largest industrial sites in Erie County, Spaulding Fibre in the City of Tonawanda, is complete. The $18.9 million project, achieved through funding from local, state and federal sources, left the site of the once-sprawling factory ready for redevelopment. “The old, abandoned buildings have been demolished and environmental remediation substantially completed, clearing the way for this 47-acre parcel to return to productive use,” Assemblyman Robin Schi
Local Firms Shine Making Inc. 5000 List
Aug-27-2010 — Suzanne Witnauer knows a thing or two about speed. Earlier this year in Florida, the business owner took a turn at the wheel of a stock car, driving around a race track at more than 140 mph. Her Buffalo general contracting firm, Construction and Service Solutions Corp., is also going fast. It was the top-ranked Buffalo Niagara company on the Inc. 5000, an annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies.
Travelers Stay Closer To Home For Labor Day 2010
Aug-27-2010 — NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The see-saw battle between U.S. and international cities for Labor Day tourists took another turn this year, as many travelers decided to spend summer's last long holiday weekend (Sept. 4-6) in the States, according to priceline.com's (Nasdaq: PCLN) annual list of the Top 50 Labor Day Destinations. Last year, no fewer than 11 international destinations made the Labor Day list, with travelers jetting off to London, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona and
New Tool Unveiled for Property Listings
Aug-19-2010 — Area business developers and realtors have teamed up to offer a new online commercial listing system for the Buffalo Niagara region. The Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) and the Western New York chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (NYSCAR) partnered with GIS Planning to launch www.buffaloniagaracls.com. The free Web resource, available to both commercial users and the public, includes a database of available sites and buildings, as well as site selection analysis
SKF Expands Falconer Operation
Aug-19-2010 — SKF Aeroengine North America is starting construction on a heat-treating facility in Falconer, an $18 million investment expected to protect 691 jobs in the Jamestown area. The Chautauqua County company makes ball and roller bearings used in helicopters and jet engines.
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Launches Innovative Site Selection Website
Aug-19-2010 — Buffalo Niagara Enterprise launched a new GIS website called WesternNewYork.ZoomProspector.com to drive job growth and capital investment across the Buffalo Niagara region.
Database Lists Commercial Sites
Aug-18-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara Enterprise economic development organization has teamed up with the local trade group for commercial real estate brokers to launch a new electronic database listing commercial properties available for sale.
Companies Get Grants to Create 45 Jobs
Aug-17-2010 — Two area companies planning to add a total of 45 jobs were awarded grants of $100,000 each by Empire State Development Corp. to support their growth plans. Empire State Development, the state’s economic development arm, approved grants for StudentVoice LLC in Buffalo and Inscape in Falconer. The agency’s board also approved grants worth a total of $1.3 million for three other employers
Adam’s Mark Gets Sales Tax Breaks
Aug-13-2010 — The owners of Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo are getting $470,000 in sales tax breaks through the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for the second stage of its upgrade project for the downtown hotel.
RPCI Researcher Honored at International Conference
Aug-10-2010 — Ravindra K. Pandey, PhD, Professor and Distinguished Member of the Department of Cellular Stress Biology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), was one of five scientists honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sixth International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines.
UB Chronic Back Pain Study
Aug-10-2010 — A study by UB psychologist Mark Seery found that a little adversity in life can actually be beneficial for people with chronic back pain.
Buffalo Niagara, City of Festivals
Aug-09-2010 — Buffalo Niagara is often known as the City of Festivals. Summer in Buffalo is full of opportunities to enjoy outdoor fun with family and friends. Whether its food you crave, arts you fancy or heritage you honor, Buffalo Niagara is the summertime place to be!
Strong Job Market Rankings Highlight July
Aug-09-2010 — "Buffalo Niagara gets major boost in jobs" was the huge headline in July as four companies announced plans to hire as many 650 people across the region. The new jobs include:
June Home Sales go Through the Roof
Aug-06-2010 — Home sales heated up like never before in the month of June with the number of transactions climbing to 1,379, easily the highest recorded in this decade by the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors.
Program Seeks Energy-Efficient Hospitals
Aug-06-2010 — Hospitals are heavy electricity users, with the lights on around the clock and energy-intensive diagnostic machines, computers and heating and cooling systems in regular use. To help cut back on that usage in New York hospitals, a $10 million program to increase energy efficiency —with benefits to pass through to patients, insurance companies and taxpayers — was formally launched Thursday outside Buffalo General Hospital.
Moog's Recession is Over, CEO Says
Aug-06-2010 — Moog Inc. chief executive Robert T. Brady is convinced the worst is over for the Elma motion control equipment maker. "Things are looking good," said Brady, Moog's chairman and chief executive officer on Friday, after the company reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings. "Our recession is over, even if it's tempting the gods."
Nearly $5.2 Million Supports RPCI-Led Research to Improve Survival After Blood/Marrow Transplant
Aug-03-2010 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $5.18 million Research Project Grant (R01) to investigators at Roswell Park Cancer Institute(RPCI) to support research aimed at improving the survival rate of those patients and making transplant a possibility for more patients.
HWI Awarded two NIH Grants
Aug-02-2010 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Hauptman-Woodward Institute’s Dr. Andrew Gulick two grants. One is a four- year $1.4 million grant; the second is a two-year $96,000 grant.
Plant Compound Resveratrol Shown to Suppress Inflammation
Aug-02-2010 — Resveratrol, a popular plant extract shown to prolong life in yeast and lower animals due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, appears also to suppress inflammation in humans, based on results from the first prospective human trial of the extract conducted by University at Buffalo endocrinologists.

July

Computing Expansion
Aug-31-2010 — The University at Buffalo’s downtown supercomputer center is an impressive electronic powerhouse. The center, which has won $11.45 million in grants in the past year, helps university professors and other researchers run myriad projects. But with supercomputer centers around the world chasing funding and talent, there is no room for complacency.
City & Region Mansions Move into Millions
Aug-06-2010 — Last week's sale of a home at 62 Middlesex Road for $1.45 million might rank as the most expensive ever in Buffalo.
Sabres Season-Ticket Renewals at 98%
Aug-06-2010 — The Buffalo Sabres have capped season-ticket sales for the 2010-2011 season as the renewal rate from last season reached 98 percent. The Sabres said they have sold 14,825 season tickets for the coming season, or about 80 percent of capacity at HSBC Arena, which seats 18,690. In addition, there are currently over 1,600 members of the Blue and Gold Club waiting list for season tickets. Prices for season tickets are up 5 percent.
Buffalo Air Traffic Slower, Fares Fly Low
Aug-06-2010 — Route adjustments by several air carriers at Buffalo Niagara International Airport resulted in the facility seeing a drop in passengers during June. According to statistics compiled by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, passenger counts were off 4.28 percent in June and 2.03 percent for the year — both reflections of national trends by airlines to adjust and, sometimes, cut back service.
SUNY Fredonia Incubator Adds Va. Company
Aug-06-2010 — Fredonia State College announced this week that a national wind energy company will locate its regional office at the college’s technology incubator. Virginia-based Apex Offshore Wind LLC will become the 10th tenant to join the facility. It is also the first tenant to join that is not a start-up business
U.S. Foreclosure Woes Not Felt in Buffalo
Aug-06-2010 — Rising foreclosure rates that are plaguing much of the U.S. are not mirrored in the Buffalo area or Upstate New York. A mid-year report released Thursday by RealtyTrac Inc. of California shows foreclosure filings in five Upstate markets — Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Syracuse and Utica/Rome — rank at the low end of the 206 markets measured nationwide.
Roswell included on Best Hospital List
Jul-31-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is ranked among the top cancer hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals.
BioLabs' radiation drug on fast track
Jul-30-2010 — A drug developed in Buffalo to treat Acute Radiation Syndrome has been granted Fast Track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Roswell receives grant to study Anticaner effects of Vitamin D
Jul-29-2010 — Two top faculty leaders at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have received a five-year, $2,187,881 National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant to study the antitumor effects of vitamin D on bladder cancer.
RPCI Honors Dr. Edwin A. Mirand
Jul-29-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Edwin A. Mirand, PhD, DSc, Vice President Emeritus for Educational Affairs and Senior Advisor to RPCI.
Export Innovation Called Competitive Key
Jul-27-2010 — Great Lakes metro areas such as the Buffalo Niagara region are effectively using exports to bolster their economies, but their manufacturers need to become more innovative to make the most of foreign sales and create jobs, a new study says.
Walmart Hiring 350 to 400 people to Staff Lancaster store
Jul-23-2010 — The store, at 4975 Transit Road, north of William Street, is set to open Sept. 15. The majority of the new hires will start working there next month. To help process job applications, Walmart has opened a temporary hiring center at 4779 Transit, just north of French Road.
Canada's Economy Remains Strong
Jul-23-2010 — Whatever else they've thought about their neighbor to the north, Americans have almost never looked to Canada as a role model. Indeed, during the long, bitter push to revamp the U.S. health care system, opponents repeatedly warned that if we weren't careful, we could end up with a medical system like Canada's.
Call Center in Amherst to Boost Jobs
Jul-21-2010 — Amherst’s status as a call center hub got a boost Tuesday when the White Directory Publishers announced plans for a telephone sales center that will employ 150 by the end of the year.
New Center Coming to Medical Campus
Jul-21-2010 — Chalk up another addition to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. OncoMed Pharmaceuticals of Great Neck will occupy 4,500 square feet at the Campus’ Innovation Center come September, and it will bring new jobs with it. The company provides bio-oncology pharmaceutical care management and pharmacy services.
Buffalo Niagara Gets Major Boost in Jobs
Jul-21-2010 — For a region used to losing jobs like we lose Super Bowls and free-agent hockey players, Tuesday brought a trophy-worthy dose of good economic news. Four companies announced plans to hire more than 650 people in separate projects in an area still struggling to recover from the recent recession.
Strongest Job Markets
Jul-19-2010 — Things are looking up in Buffalo, which had the best employment outlook in Manpower's third-quarter survey.
Amherst in top 50 of 'Best Places to Live'
Jul-16-2010 — As if the Town of Amherst didn't have enough to crow about. Aside from carrying the bragging rights as the Safest City in America, Amherst now has the distinction of being one of the "Best Places to Live," courtesy of CNN Money magazine.
Solar Energy Costs are Declining
Jul-16-2010 — CHICAGO—At a former industrial site on Chicago’s South Side, more than 32,000 solar panels slowly tilt every few minutes, following the sun as it moves across the sky.
Solar Power Law Wins Approval of Tonawanda Town Board
Jul-16-2010 — The Tonawanda Town Board approved a solar energy law Monday that also won the approval of a developer with a solar project in the pipeline. “I am very pleased with the final draft and where we stand,” Daniel Montante, a director of TM Montante Development, said after the meeting. The developer’s Riverview Solar Technology Park includes plans for a 50-acre solar farm to generate power for use on site.
Region’s Job Market Seen as Stabilizing
Jul-16-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara region’s job market appears to be stabilizing. The region added a modest number of jobs for the second straight month during June in a sign that the painful job losses that the area endured since the end of 2008 may be a thing of the past.
Study reveals optimism for start-ups
Jul-13-2010 — A study commissioned by Watson Bennett Colligan & Schechter LLP offers a bright outlook for start-up companies in the region.
ID Chart
Jul-12-2010
RPCI Best Place to Work
Jul-09-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named among the Best Places to Work in Academia.
Yahoo! construction advances
Jul-09-2010 — Construction on the second phase of the Yahoo! East Coast data center has begun, even though the first phase is not quite complete.
Biotech firms see tax credit as boon to research
Jul-09-2010 — A local life sciences firm has developed software and hardware that allows remote monitoring, enabling nurses to record everything from vital signs and weight to medications taken.
Investment funds pour into SmartPill
Jul-09-2010 — SmartPill Corp. has raised $8.5 million in equity financing, funds that will be used to help the Buffalo life sciences firm continue to expand.
Buffalo Filter opts for Lancaster site
Jul-09-2010 — Buffalo Filter, which planned to expand its operations to Clarence and considered offers to move out of state, will instead be moving to Lancaster.
Dunkirk's Cliffstar sold for $500M
Jul-09-2010 — Cott Corp. of Toronto said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Cliffstar Corp. for $500 million in cash. Cliffstar, located in Dunkirk, is a leader in juice manufacturing. Speculation has existed for the past year that the company, founded more than 100 years ago by Meyer Star, was a target for purchase. In a statement to employees, Chairman Stanley Star said he had mixed emotions about selling the historic juice producer.
NY Fed Manufacturing Survey Stays Upbeat
Jul-09-2010 — The monthly survey of manufacturing activity in New York state was positive for the 11th straight month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Tuesday. The index measuring general business conditions was at 19.6 in June, up 0.5 points from May’s reading.
NY Sets up $50M Fund for Small Biz
Jul-09-2010 — A new $50 million Small Business Revolving Loan Fund has been created by New York state, Gov. David Paterson announced Wednesday. The revolving fund is designed to provide capital to minority and women-owned enterprises and entrepreneurs who are having difficulty accessing regular credit markets.
ElectroSonic's Grand Opening in Riverview Solar Technology Park
Jul-09-2010 — ElectroSonic of America LLC officially opened their new 65,000 square foot state of the art facility at the Riverview Solar Technology Park in the Town of Tonawanda this week before a crowd of over 100 dignitaries, customers and employees including Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana. ElectroSonic, a nearly 60 year old family owned company headquartered in Toronto, is one of North America's leading electronic and electrical components distributor
How to Expand Into the US
Jul-09-2010 — The three most common ways to grow you business into the U.S are: partnerships, purchases, and expansions. Below are some examples of cases to demonstrate the benefits of each option.
Buffalo Niagara Real Estate Update
Jul-08-2010
Online Jobs ads Rise in WNY
Jul-07-2010 — The number of jobs available via online advertising has surged in Western New York compared to a year ago. Vacancies for the Buffalo and Rochester markets were up 24.9 percent and 42.9 percent, respectively, in June from 2009 levels, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series released Wednesday.
Ex-Bills President/GM Sells Amherst Home
Jul-07-2010 — Former Buffalo Bills President and General Manager Tom Donahoe has sold his Eggertsville home. Donahoe and his wife, Mary Margaret, sold their LeBrun Road home for $1,165,000, according to documents filed in the Erie County Clerk’s office. The home was bought by Barry and Tracey Heneghan.
Int’l Firms Bet Big on NY Energy Market
Jul-07-2010 — International and out-of-state companies focused on clean energy are investing heavily in the Albany area, fueling a sector that has attracted more than $400 million. Companies from Spain, Belgium and Scotland have announced plans over the past two weeks to expand their presence here by investing in research, manufacturing, engineering and sales staffs.
New York Receives Gold Shovel Award
Jul-01-2010 — This year’s Gold Shovel Award goes to the state of New York, which embarked on a course of extensive public and private cooperation to achieve economic success — in a big way.
Project of the year
Jul-01-2010
Niagara Power Project Upgrade
Jul-01-2010 — A key portion of the Niagara Power Project will be getting a $460 million face-lift.

June

Growth in Life Sciences boosted by familiar voices
Jun-25-2010 — As the local life sciences industry attempts to grow, having a booster such as Terry McGuire in its corner is a plus. He is co-founder and managing general partner of Polaris Venture Partners. The $3 billion venture capital fund with offices in Boston and Seattle helps develop life sciences and information technology companies.
Start-ups seek help of angel investors
Jun-25-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara region is trying to stimulate more angel investing activity by connecting the area’s pool of budding entrepreneurs with funding sources. A forum held Thursday was designed, in part, to expose angel investors to high-tech ventures that might be worth their dollars.
Moog Wins Contract To Supply Pitch Systems For Offshore Project
Jun-18-2010 — East Aurora, N.Y.-based Moog Industrial Group, a division of Moog Inc., has won a contract to supply REpower Systems AG with electric blade pitch control systems for the RWE Innogy Nordsee Ost (North Sea East) I offshore wind farm.
CTG Recognized on Health-Care IT List
Jun-18-2010 — Computer Task Group Inc. is once again one of the largest health-care information-technology providers. Healthcare Informatics magazine listed the Buffalo-based IT solutions and services company as the 69th largest company among the top 100 healthcare IT providers and the seventh largest company generating 100 percent of its 2009 healthcare provider revenue from consulting services.
Reduces Risk of Disease Progression for Multiple Myeloma Patients
Jun-14-2010 — Updated data from a National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trial conducted by the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) was presented June 6th at the 46th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. The study evaluated the benefits of maintenance treatment with lenalidomide (Revlimid®) administered orally following an autologous stem cell transplant for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, compared to placebo. Maintenance therapy is an ongoing treatment
An introduction to pharmacogenomics
Jun-14-2010 — In a presentation titled "The Genomics Revolution and Personalized Medicine," Daniel Brazeau, director of the Pharmaceutical Genetics Laboratory, introduced an audience of more than 100 people to the burgeoning field of pharmacogenomics, which seeks to tailor treatments for diseases to a patient's genetic makeup and the specific disease conditions of each patient.
UB named MAC environment champion
Jun-14-2010 — UB earned the honor by purchasing more than 16 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, representing 8 percent of the university’s annual electricity usage for 2009-10. The EPA estimates that UB’s purchase of green power is equivalent to carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than 1,000 average American homes each year, or has the equivalent impact of reducing the CO2 emissions of more than 2,000 passenger cars annually.
Catheter Superior to Talc for Management of Malignant Plueral Effusions
Jun-14-2010 — About half of all cancer patients with metastatic disease will develop malignant pleural effusions (MPE), which result in significant respiratory challenges and a poorer overall quality of life. A lack of research data has hampered physicians’ efforts to effectively manage MPE. But a recent Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) Phase III clinical study that compared two MPE management modalities found that indwelling small catheter drainage (SCD) provides much better palliation than talc slurry pl
Electro Sonic Grand Opening
Jun-11-2010
Renovations to Begin at Convention Center
Jun-11-2010 — A $7 million face-lift is scheduled to start Monday on the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in hopes of attracting more business and boosting the region’s economy.
M&T Opens Commercial Office in Toronto
Jun-08-2010 — M&T Bank Corp. said Monday that it is opening a commercial banking office in downtown Toronto — its first such international office—to offer banking services to Canadian businesses.
Region in Top 10 as Place to Raise Family
Jun-08-2010 — Western New Yorkers have been saying it for years, but a national magazine has made it official. The Buffalo Niagara region is ranked 10th in the country on Forbes. com’s list of “America’s Best Places to Raise a Family.”
NYPA Reviews Five GLOW Proposals
Jun-08-2010 — BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel today announced the start of a multi-phase review process for five proposals vying to construct the Great Lakes Offshore Wind (GLOW) project or projects in the New York State waters of Lake Erie and/or Lake Ontario.
Allentown Art Festival
Jun-08-2010 — In Buffalo, New York, on one special weekend each June, it is indeed art that makes life for the tens of thousands of people who visit the Allentown Art Festival. The Allentown Art Festival takes place in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo, New York. Tens of Thousands art patrons visit the Festival to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo's weather in June, the charm and uniqueness of the Allentown area and the quality of the art and crafts presented by the over 400 juried exhibitors.
Yahoo computing coop
Jun-04-2010 — The Yahoo Computing Coop (YCC) is the culmination of a five-year effort to completely rethink the company’s data center design. While rivals at Google and Microsoft have gotten more attention for data center innovations, the Yahoo team has been quietly refining its approach to building faster, cheaper data centers that will be dramatically more efficient than previous facilities.
Five Proposals Begin NYPA Review Process For Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project
Jun-04-2010 — BUFFALO—New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel today announced the start of a multi-phase review process for five proposals vying to construct the Great Lakes Offshore Wind (GLOW) project or projects in the New York State waters of Lake Erie and/or Lake Ontario.
Devoted to Buffalo, However Far They Roam
Jun-01-2010 — Buffalo specialties served at Bonnie’s Grill: beef on weck and chicken wings.New York City is filled with expatriate tribes. There are the Brits who pack Fiddlesticks for rugby games and Tea and Sympathy for scones, the diplomats in and around the United Nations, and French and Francophiles who play boules every July 14 on Macdougal Street.
BNIA Traffic up in April
Jun-01-2010 — In what officials hope is a sign of a turnaround, passenger traffic at Buffalo Niagara International Airport rose in April — the first time in three months.
President Obama Rides into Buffalo with Economic Hope
Jun-01-2010 — An ebullient President Obama swung through Buffalo on Thursday, telling workers at a local factory — and Americans across the country — that the economy is turning around and likely to get better still in the months and years ahead.

May

Buffalo Unemployment Rate Drops
Jun-08-2010 — Unemployment in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area improved in April from a year ago, with the jobless rate declining to 7.8 percent from 8.2 percent.
WNY Home Prices up in 1Q
Jun-08-2010 — The cost of a single-family home in Buffalo in the first three months of the year increased 7.5 percent to $106,600 from $99,200 last year. In Rochester, median prices accelerated 6.3 percent to $112,200 compared to $105,600 in 2009.
First-Ever Virtual Manual on Robot-Assisted Surgery
May-28-2010 — A Buffalo-based international expert on robot-assisted surgical techniques has created the first-ever virtual instructional manual on robot-assisted surgery. The interactive guide, “Operative Manual of Robot-Assisted Urologic Surgery,” edited by Khurshid A. Guru, MD, will be made available for the first time at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association, May 29, 2010 through June 3, 2010 in San Francisco, CA.
RPCI Among Sites Chosen for Trial of First Anti-Smoking Vaccine
May-28-2010 — For many smokers, the craving for nicotine is stronger than the will to quit. Now a clinical trial underway at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and 19 other sites across the nation will determine whether a new vaccine called NicVAX can power up the body’s own immune system to help conquer that craving.
Gold nanorods deliver potent payload
to attack H1N1
May-28-2010 — Future pandemics of seasonal flu, H1N1 and other drug-resistant viruses may be thwarted by a potent, immune-boosting payload that is effectively delivered to cells by gold nanorods, scientists at UB and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
3 firms cited on fastest-growing list
May-28-2010 — Three Buffalo-area companies have been included on a new national list of the nation’s 100 fastest-growing inner-city businesses.
Science group recognizes 3 research cos.
May-28-2010 — Three medical technology companies that were spawned via federal research funding and aided by the University at Buffalo have been noted on a list of success stories published by The Science Coalition.
RPCI granted $300K for prostate study
May-28-2010 — A Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher has won a new $300,000 grant award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
RPCI Researcher Receives Grant from the American Cancer Society
May-28-2010 — Mikhail Nikiforov, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Stress Biology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to develop new pharmaceutical agents to treat malignant melanoma, one of the most serious and aggressive forms of cancer.
Honeywell's Local Lab to Benefit From Grant
May-27-2010 — As interest grows in lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, Honeywell International's Buffalo laboratory will play a key supporting role in advancing the battery technology. The Peabody Street site will benefit from a $54 million joint investment by the federal government and Honeywell in producing electrolyte salt, a critical component of lithium-ion batteries.
CanAm Wind Energy Sets Itself to be an Industry Force
May-25-2010 — Buffalo Niagara Enterprise is teaming up with Greater Rochester Enterprise and the Niagara Economic Development Corp. in Southern Ontario to try to attract investments in that segment of renewable energy.
CanAm Wind Energy Initiative Aims to Capitalize on New Energy Opportunities
May-21-2010 — The CanAm Wind Energy initiative, a formal partnership between Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), and Niagara Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) Canada, was announced today. The three organizations have partnered to capitalize on the rapidly growing wind energy industry, which is expected to generate $60.8 billion in revenue by 2016. With the bi-national Rochester, Buffalo, and Niagara regions emerging as a location for wind farm development, CanAm Wind En
Niagara Joins "Mega-Region" Wind Partnership
May-21-2010 — Niagara has teamed up with two cross-border neighbours to try to catch the wind. The Niagara Economic Development Corp. officially joined a partnership with Greater Rochester Enterprise and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise on Thursday in the hopes of cashing in on the growing wind development and manufacturing industry
Upstate NY, Canada Team Up on Wind Power
May-21-2010 — The CanAm Wind Energy initiative, a formal partnership between Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), and Niagara Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) Canada, was announced today.
From warehouse to apartment house
May-21-2010 — A long vacant set of former department store warehouse buildings has a new lease on life, as the AM&A's Warehouse Lofts project opens today with residential tenants and a collections agency moving in immediately.
Gung-ho for Winning the Corporate Wars
May-21-2010 — NIAGARA FALLS — A group of military fighter pilots descended on Seneca Niagara Casino on Thursday with bullhorns in hand as nearly 300 Western New York business owners and managers convened for Entrepalooza, an annual motivational and strategic gathering.
Falls Street Revived
May-14-2010 — After more than $65 million in private- and public-sector investments in the past six years, a key stretch of Falls Street in Niagara Falls is poised to reopen.
11 Projects Locally Vie for $24 Million in Stimulus
May-14-2010 — There’s plenty of competition among local companies for the $24 million pot of tax-exempt financing available through the federal economic- stimulus program.
The Lowdown on Innovative Leadership
May-14-2010 — Dennis Brown started his logistics business from scratch seven years ago and has learned some useful leadership lessons along the way.
Shea's Hits New High With 'Jersey Boys'
May-11-2010 — Jersey Boys left Buffalo on a very high note, with the award-winning production helping Shea’s Performing Arts Center establish a box-office record.
NY Realtors Hail Strong First Quarter
May-11-2010 — Calling it a sign that the weakened economy may be starting to rebound, the New York State Association of Realtors has pronounced 2010's first quarter to be stronger than expected.
Buffalo Offers Second-Fastest Commute
May-11-2010 — The Buffalo area is a commuter’s dream, offering the nation’s second-fastest trip from home to work.
President Barack Obama to Visit Buffalo
May-07-2010 — Details are still being worked out, but sources tell us the economy will be his main focus. Congressman Brian Higgins told 2 On Your Side that the President will meet with workers, small business owners, and local leaders to share ideas for continuing to grow the economy and to put Americans back to work.
$16 Million Grant Makes WNY Diabetes 'Beacon'
May-07-2010 — WASHINGTON — A $16.1 million federal economic-stimulus grant will mean an unprecedented level of preventive care for 60,000 diabetes patients in Western New York, as medical providers and insurers collaborate to use technology to keep patients on top of their treatment.
The Future Looks Good for Area Factories
May-07-2010 — The economy isn’t booming by any means, but business is picking up for Western New York’s long-beleaguered manufacturers. A key index that measures manufacturing output in the Buffalo Niagara region increased in April for the fourth straight month and, even better, the pace of the growth accelerated.
Reports Bolster Hopes for Recovery
May-07-2010 — WASHINGTON — A surprisingly busy month for U. S. factories and a surge in home buying are the latest signs that the economic recovery is picking up. Orders to U. S. factories rose 1.3 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was much better than the 0.1 percent decline analysts had expected. Excluding the volatile transportation sector, orders gained 3.1 percent, the biggest increase since August 2005.
Allocations for WNY Telemed
May-06-2010 — A Western New York collaborative has received $16.1 million in federal stimulus funding to advance the implementation of electronic health records and telemedicine for the benefit of patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Canadian Manufacturer Enters Niagara Co.
May-06-2010 — Villa Olympic Inc., a Canadian firm that manufactures and distributes heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, has agreed to open its first area location in Niagara County.
Rochester, Buffalo Lead in Affordability
May-06-2010 — Rochester and Buffalo have the most affordable housing stocks among all major American markets, according to a study released Tuesday. Rochester ranks first in affordability, and Buffalo is the runner-up, based on a Business First analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. The study compared home values and income levels in 451 markets, including the 52 major metropolitan areas with populations above 1 million.
NYPA Receives 43 Solar Proposals
May-06-2010 — The New York Power Authority has received 43 proposals for solar projects as part of a statewide initiative unveiled in January, it was announced Thursday. Several Buffalo and Western New York companies submitted proposals, which were due April 22, said Power Authority President Richard M. Kessel, who made the announcement at the authority’s Buffalo office.

April

NY Awarded $40M for ‘Green’ Energy
Jun-16-2010 — New York state will receive $40 million in federal stimulus funding to expand existing programs that help businesses and residences pay for renewable energy systems and energy-efficient upgrades.
Study Gives Buffalo High Marks For Fun
Jun-16-2010 — The Buffalo area is more fun than most metropolitan areas in America, according to a new study.
Lake Erie Wind Proposals Filed
Jun-16-2010 — New York Power Authority has received five proposals from companies vying to construct the Great Lakes Offshore Wind (GLOW) project in New York State waters of Lake Erie and/or Lake Ontario.
Yahoo! Cool to Building WNY Center
Jun-15-2010 — Not often do Western New Yorkers hear outsiders describe their climate as “mild.” But favorable aspects of the region’s weather were what Yahoo! officials say were key factors in their choosing a 30-acre site in Lockport for a new and what they say is a unique energy-efficient data center that will serve the U.S. East Coast.
Buffalo Offers Second-Fastest Commute
Jun-15-2010 — The Buffalo area is a commuter’s dream, offering the nation’s second-fastest trip from home to work. Rochester is the only major market with a shorter commuting time, according to a new Business First analysis of the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Young Investigator Award From Prostate Cancer Foundation
May-04-2010 — Hannelore Heemers, PhD, a researcher in the Department of Urology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, is the recipient of one of 21 Young Investigator Awards given by the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Designed to encourage the most innovative minds in cancer research to focus their careers on prostate cancer, the $225,000 grant awards provide recipients with three years of funding to test transformational research questions for prostate cancer patients.
UB Cleared for Biomed Engineering
May-04-2010 — UB announced that it has received approval for the program from the state Department of Education. The approval means UB can now actively advertise the degree and recruit students and faculty to the program.
National Grid Grant for Biomedics at UB
May-04-2010 — National Grid and the University at Buffalo announced Friday that the utility company is giving $250,000 to enhance a computerized communications network that will link the school’s multiple campuses with each other and with biomedical companies around Western New York.
CTG profit rises on health-care revenue
May-04-2010 — CTG reported a 37 percent gain in first-quarter profit as the IT company’s health-care revenue continues to improve. The Buffalo-based company said net income for the period was $1.8 million compared to $1.3 million a year ago. Earnings per share rose to 11 cents from 9 in the 2009 first quarter.
Cleveland Biolabs opens new venture
May-04-2010 — Nearly a year after forming a joint venture with a Russian-based venture capital fund, Cleveland BioLabs Inc. has announced the launch of an entity to develop anticancer therapies. The Buffalo drug development firm (NASDAQ: CBLI) opened the U.S. office of Incuron LLC, a joint venture between CBLI and Bioprocess Capital Ventures LLC, the Russian firm. The launch triggers the first $5.7 million investment into Incuron.
GM Plant Expects to Add 415 Jobs
Apr-29-2010 — General Motors' Town of Tonawanda engine plant plans to add 415 jobs and retain 300 others as a result of winning a new V-8 engine line, Gov. David A. Paterson said Tuesday. Production of the "Generation V" engine — representing a $400 million investment by GM — is set to begin in 2012. It could bring the total job count to near 1,200, welcome news for a plant that last year was nervous about its future amid job cuts, the phaseout of two engines and GM's bankruptcy.
Internet Giant Rethinking the Data Center
Apr-26-2010 — There is an old engineering adage that says you can’t have faster, better and cheaper all at the same time. Yahoo is out to prove this adage wrong with its new data center under construction in upstate New York.
Cummins Recalls 140 Laid Off at Local Plant
Apr-23-2010 — Cummins Inc. is making progress in bringing back workers from temporary layoff at its production plant in Jamestown. About 140 of the 440 employees who took voluntary leave from the plant earlier this year have returned, said Mark Land, a spokesman for Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins. An additional 30 workers will come back by May 1.
Home sales, Jobless Claims Provide Good Economic News
Apr-23-2010 — The economy is improving, with home sales up, jobless claims down and inflation tame. Yet there are concerns the economic rebound won't get much juice from the housing market, which is being fueled by government tax breaks.
Mug of Hope
Apr-22-2010 — A caffeine-fueled fundraising effort for Roswell Park Cancer Institute, launched by Dunkin’ Donuts right before the holidays, culminated today when local franchisees presented Roswell representatives with a check for $100,000.
Roswell Doctor Receives Young Investigator Award
Apr-22-2010 — Hannelore Heemers, PhD, a researcher in the Department of Urology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, is the recipient of one of 21 Young Investigator Awards given by the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Designed to encourage the most innovative minds in cancer research to focus their careers on prostate cancer, the $225,000 grant awards provide recipients with three years of funding to test transformational research questions for prostate cancer patients.
Roswell Park Researcher Awarded Grant
Apr-22-2010 — Eugene Yu, PhD, of the Cancer Genetics Department at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), has received a grant for $250,000 from The Children’s Guild Foundation of Buffalo to identify the causative genes for Down syndrome-associated mental retardation. The grant would be used to establish The Children’s Guild Foundation Down Syndrome Research Program at RPCI.
Roswell Park Designated a Center of Excellence Network for Adult BMT Transplantation
Apr-22-2010 — OptumHealth Care Solutions, one of the nation’s largest health and wellness companies, recognized Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) as a designated member of the OptumHealth Centers of Excellence network in the area of adult bone marrow transplantation. The Centers of Excellence network was created to provide patients with the assurance they are receiving treatment from a medical center and physicians who are committed to standards of excellence.
Business Park Planned for Genesee County
Apr-16-2010 — The Genesee County Economic Development Center has been working on plans to build a 1,300-acre business park in the town of Alabama. This site in Genesee County is where Yahoo was considering building their data center before deciding on Lockport in Erie County. Currently, STAMP is in phase two of four phases. Hyde said the cost for phase two is $1.35 million.
Trocaire Adds Human Resource Studies
Apr-13-2010 — Trocaire College plans to offer a new evening program in human resource management. Starting in fall 2010, students can earn a certificate or associate degree in the field. It is the second new program announced recently by the college, which announced over the winter that it will offer its first four-year degree next fall.
Dunn Tire's Clark to Chair Excellus Board
Apr-09-2010 — Randall Clark has been named chairman of the board of directors for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent company, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies Inc. Clark is president and chairman of the board of Dunn Tire LLC. He has previously served as chairman of the board and CEO of Dunlop of North America.
Understanding Your State Nexus
Apr-09-2010 — The growth of technology has made a large world seem smaller, and the use of the Internet and ease of transportation have made crossing the border easier then ever. With NAFTA and a comprehensive tax treaty, it has become increasingly beneficial for Canadian businesses to expand into the United States (US) and vice versa. While crossing the border is great for growing your business, multi state and multinational companies have to consider the state tax implications of doing business in the US.
Buffalo Niagara Art Galleries
Apr-09-2010 — The Albright Knox Art Gallery may be the best known venue in Buffalo’s art scene but the region offers a wide range of options for enthusiasts.
Loonie Pushes Toward Par With U.S. Dollar
Apr-09-2010 — The loonie reached a value of 97.30 cents (U.S.) in Tuesday trading, recording its eighth consecutive daily increase. It is now at its highest level since early January. Analysts attributed the Canadian dollar's strength to a rebound in prices for crude oil -- Canada's biggest export -- and the relative weakness of the American dollar.
Darien Lake Pours Millions into Waterpark
Apr-09-2010 — The addition of a multi-million waterpark and other amenities has prompted Darien Lake Theme Park to create a park within a park. Darien Lake, this spring, will be debuting a five-acre addition to its existing waterpark and calling both the existing space as well as the new attractions “SplashTown Water Park.” The new attractions include a series of water slides and rides its “Swirl City” complex, some of which peak at 41.5 feet tall and run 530 linear feet. Those additions are the centerpiec
Top 100 Markets Lose Jobs in Past Year
Apr-09-2010 — The nation’s 100 biggest labor markets all have fewer private-sector jobs now than they did a year ago, according to figures released Wednesday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But 13 markets -- Buffalo among them -- experienced relatively mild declines of less than 2 percent between February 2009 and the same month this year.
Empire State Development Launches New Website
Apr-09-2010 — If the KPMG study gives companies a "quick scan", far more comprehensive information on why to invest in New York State and what incentives and programs are available can be found on the new website recently launched by our partners at Empire State Development Corporation. The address for the new site is www.empire.state.ny.us and as Chairman and CEO designate Dennis Mullen says on the homepage, viewers will see that New York State is open for business.
Buffalo Niagara Among Top 3 Inexpensive Places To Do Business
Apr-07-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara region ranked #3 in a survey of least-costly metropolitan areas to do business among 12 U.S. locations with populations between one and two million people. The "2010 Competitive Alternatives" study was performed by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, and it measured twenty-six significant cost components including labor, real estate/facilities, utilities and transportation. These factors were measured as they applied to companies in seventeen different industries ranging
UB to purchase downtown church
Apr-05-2010 — A Buffalo church will sell one of the largest undivided pieces of property in the city to the University at Buffalo for $15 million, so UB can relocate its medical school and further develop a downtown campus.
UB receives patient status
Apr-05-2010 — The University at Buffalo has received a federal designation that will allow it to play a greater role in improving patient safety.
From Clinical to Lab
Apr-02-2010 — Edgerton, a research professor in the departments of Oral Biology and Restorative Dentistry, has been mining the rich potential of salivary research for more than 20 years. She has seen patients in the clinic who have lost saliva due to medications, chemotherapies and various other reasons. She has seen patients in her prosthodontics practice with Sjogren’s syndrome, an inflammatory disease that destroys salivary function.
Cancer Research is all in the Family
Apr-02-2010 — A UB genetic epidemiologist is partnering with the Witness Project, a nation-wide cancer information program targeting African-Americans, to conduct the first national study of genes that increase breast cancer susceptibility in African-American families.
Buffalo Niagara, inexpensive
Apr-01-2010 — As midsized cities go, the Buffalo Niagara region is a pretty inexpensive place to do business, a study released Tuesday found. Thanks to low transportation expenses and competitive labor rates, the Buffalo Niagara region finished third among 12 U.S. metro areas in a ranking of cities with between 1 million and 2 million people by accounting firm KPMG.

March

Donald Trump Helps Same Name go Bald for Bucks
May-03-2010 — “Better you than me,” said The Donald-Donald Trump, real estate mogul of The Trump Organization-today as Dr. Donald L. Trump, President and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), America's first cancer center, had his head and mustache shaved by Kathleen Hogan, a Buffalo cancer patient, to honor Roswell Park's 26,292 patients, and to encourage others to participate in the national “Goin' Bald for Bucks” program.
Restaurants, Bars Toast NCAA Dollars
Mar-26-2010 — They came. They saw. They spent. Though local bars and restaurants haven't tallied all their receipts just yet, most are confident in saying the NCAA Tournament men's basketball games over the weekend paid off big.
KeyCorp Taps Quenneville
Mar-26-2010 — KeyCorp has promoted its Western New York district retail leader to be the district’s new president, succeeding the bank’s former local head, who took over as president of the bank’s Maine District earlier this year.
Buffalo, One of Best Cities to Weather Recession
Mar-22-2010 — WASHINGTON - Call them the Final Four: The four large cities that have made it through the Great Recession with the smallest increases in unemployment. Minneapolis, Buffalo, Oklahoma City and Rochester, N.Y., don't have much else in common. But a government report shows they've had the smallest increases in joblessness over the past two years among cities with at least 1 million people.
GCEDC Invites Partners to Rejoice in Year's Successes
Mar-22-2010 — BATAVIA -- The Genesee County Economic Development Center has long focused on the county's midway location between metropolitan Buffalo and Rochester in its effort to attract business and jobs. Those connections came together Friday when the leaders of business enterprise organizations in the two large cities spoke at the GCEDC's annual luncheon at Genesee Community College.
Region Rates Well in Handling Recession
Mar-19-2010 — The Buffalo Niagara region ranks among the 20 major U. S. metropolitan areas that are weathering the recession the best, according to a study being released today by the Brookings Institution. Thanks to a housing market that has been stable while much of the country’s home values have plunged and a job market that has not taken as big of a hit as many other places, the Buffalo Niagara region ranked in the top fifth in a survey of the nation’s 100 biggest metro areas.
Electro Sonic Expands to Buffalo Niagara Region
Mar-15-2010 — Canada-based electronics and electrical components distributor, Electro Sonic of America LLC, has announced a major $20 million expansion that includes a new and highly automated electronic distribution center in the Buffalo Niagara region.
Smith named chairman at NFG
Mar-12-2010 — David F. Smith, National Fuel Gas Co.’s president and chief executive officer, was named Thursday to the additional role of chairman of the Amherst-based energy company.
The Automatiste Revolution
Mar-09-2010 — Guest curated by Roald Nasgaard, Professor of Art History at Florida State University, this exhibition includes sixty works of art, as well as photographs, books, and other ephemera documenting the history of the Automatiste, Canada’s first truly avant-garde art movement. Organized by the Varley Art Gallery in Unionville, Ontario, this landmark exhibition will represent the first extensive retrospective of the work of this group of Canadian abstract artists to be shown in the United States.
Expanding into the US – Implications for HR
Mar-09-2010
Gold Medal Winners Named for Ice Wine
Mar-09-2010 — Wines from the Lake Erie, Niagara and Finger Lakes regions were the top three gold medal-winners in the first-ever New York Ice Wine Competition held recently.
Kemper System Opens North American Manufacturing Facility in Buffalo Niagara
Mar-09-2010 — Kemper System Production, a construction product manufacturer that was a BNE project win last year, officially opened the doors to their new North American manufacturing facility on North American Drive in West Seneca this week. The ribbon cutting, grand opening ceremony and plant tours were attended by representatives of Kemper's parent company in Germany, IBG Group of Companies. Kemper produces state of the art roofing, waterproofing and surfacing solutions including their industry leading e
Flight Simulator for Robitic Surgery
Mar-08-2010 — A collaboration between the Center for Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB)’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has produced one of the world’s first simulators that closely approximates the “touch and feel” of the da Vinci TM robotic surgical system.
UB Researcher Receives $300,000 Grant
Mar-08-2010 — A Saudi Arabian university is giving $300,000 in grant money to a University at Buffalo cancer researcher.
Medicine as an Economic Engine
Mar-08-2010 — Academic medicine, as the blend of universities and medical centers is called, is coveted as the basis for much economic development in rust belt cities where, one analyst said, bell towers are replacing smokestacks as signs of economic health. Cities in that mold include Cleveland and Pittsburgh. And Buffalo.
Roswell Park launches expansion
Mar-08-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute is planning a new $40 million cancer center at the northeast corner of its campus. The new Clinical Sciences Center building would likely be eight floors with 120,000 square feet of ambulatory patient space, offices and facilities space for patient consultation, counseling and education. The Board approved the plan in December.
Expert Testimony at Federal Hearing
Mar-08-2010 — Dr. James Mohler, Senior Vice President for Translational Research and Chair, Department of Urology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, was invited to give expert testimony today (March 4) at an important hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Schedule set for World Junior hockey event
Mar-08-2010 — With just 10 months before the puck drops on the International Ice Hockey Federation’s 2011 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, the pool and schedule for the tournament has been released.
CVB's Canadian Promotion Paying off
Mar-08-2010 — Halfway through a special winter promotion aimed at the Canadian market, the Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau has said it already surpassed initial projections.
Bills Raising Price of Season Tickets
Mar-08-2010 — The Buffalo Bills said Friday that the average price of a season ticket in 2010 will climb to $59.14 — an increase of 15.7 percent from last season.
Buffalo Home Prices, Sales up in January
Mar-08-2010 — The Buffalo area housing market is off to a better start in 2010 than a year ago as median prices and pending sales were up by double digits in January.
GM to pump $425M in Tonawanda Plant
Mar-08-2010 — The latest was announced Thursday morning when the automaker confirmed at a news conference that it is investing $425 million at the plant to manufacture a new generation of its Ecotec engine.
NYS Approves D'Youville Pharmacy Program
Mar-08-2010 — D’Youville College has received approval from the state Department of Education to open its planned School of Pharmacy, spokesperson John Bray said Wednesday.
Passport Office Headed to Genesee Gateway
Mar-08-2010 — A new passport office is slated for the Genesee Gateway site. The quest to establish a passport office in Western New York has succeeded, two area congressmen announced Wednesday.
New AAA facility brings one-stop shop
Mar-05-2010 — The opening of a new AAA facility is bringing one stop shopping and 15 new jobs to western New York.
Roofing Business Finds Home in WNY
Mar-04-2010 — Richard Doornink has long had a soft spot for Buffalo.And when the IBG Group of Companies was looking to set up a North American factory and distribution center for its Kemper System Production roofing products business, the Canadian businessman soon was touting the region to the German company’s executives.
Kemper System Opens West Seneca Facility
Mar-02-2010 — A German manufacturer of construction chemical products announced March 1 that it will create a North American production and distribution hub in West Seneca.
Medical Acoustics product makes top 100
Mar-02-2010 — Medical Acoustics LLC was thrilled to get a call last fall from Popular Science magazine, which wanted to feature its therapeutic lung flute product among the 100 Top Innovations for 2009 in the December issue.

February

Training of surgeons may take flight into virtual reality
Feb-26-2010 — Buffalo researchers unveiled a simulator Thursday to train doctors to perform robotic surgery similar to the way pilots use virtual-reality devices for flight training.
RPCI, UB take robotics around globe
Feb-26-2010 — A new spin-off company developed by Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo and unveiled Thursday is working to train surgeons around the world in robotic surgery.
Sign-up is Urged for Offshore Wind Farm
Feb-25-2010 — It may be at least four or five years before the New York Power Authority's proposal for a major offshore wind farm takes shape, but supporters say it's not too early for local businesses to start getting ready for the work that will come with the project.
Potential Seen in Water-Wind Initiative
Feb-25-2010 — On Wednesday, Feb. 24, New York Power Authority hosted a business-to-business conference. Called Get Listed!, it was designed to support and grow the state’s clean energy economy through development of the wind power industry.
GM Begins Rebirth With Engine Plant in Tonawanda
Feb-19-2010 — General Motors, on its deathbed just a year ago, announced a half-billion-dollar investment in its U.S. facilities Thursday, with almost all of the money going to its engine plant in the Town of Tonawanda.
Rinks Become Backyard Entertainment Centers
Feb-19-2010 — BUFFALO — Dennis Weppner and his wife, Kathy, did not want a big bash for their 25th wedding anniversary last summer. Instead they chose to landscape their backyard. With the youngest of their five children now 15, they took down the playground and told the landscaper to create a Kansas-flat section measuring 80 feet by 40 feet.
Columbus McKinnon Overseas Change
Feb-17-2010 — Columbus McKinnon Corp. has announced a leadership change at its European operations with the retirement of Wolfgang Wegener. Wegener, who has overseen the Amherst-based manufacturer’s European presence for the past 25 years, will leave the company later this year.
ED Partners in Niagara & Genesee Counties Ready Sites
Feb-17-2010
KeyBank’s WNY Chief Moving to Maine
Feb-12-2010 — KeyBank’s Western New York district president is leaving to take a higher position as president of the bank’s operations in the State of Maine. Sterling Kozlowski, who has been head of the bank’s Buffalo region since 2006 but has been in the area for more than a decade, will become Maine District president for KeyBank as of next Tuesday. The 50-year-old Syracuse native replaces Dick Lucas, who is retiring.
Working Toward Cure for MD
Feb-08-2010 — Meet Rosie - the unusual lab assistant who has been the focal point of some miraculous research at UB. Dr. Fred Sachs discovered that tarantula venom is not just poison. It also contains a very unique compound.
Sabres Taking Playoff Ticket Orders
Feb-08-2010 — The Buffalo Sabres are feeling confident they will qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs this season.
Buffalo, Upstate Low on Foreclosure List
Feb-08-2010 — Buffalo and several other Upstate New York metropolitan areas ranked low on a review of foreclosed properties in 2009. RealtyTrac of California released the results of foreclosure activity for last year, noting that cities in four Sun Belt states accounted for all top 20 foreclosure rates in 2009 among metro areas with a population of 200,000 or more.
High-speed Rail Funds Coming on Line
Feb-08-2010 — New York state will get a share of the billions of dollars the federal government plans to earmark for rail line infrastructure improvements, upgrades that should speed the process of getting from Niagara Falls and Buffalo to Albany.
Local Site Distributes for Canada Wholesaler
Feb-04-2010 — A Canadian wholesale distributor of electronics and electrical components is spending $20 million to set up a new automated distribution center in the Town of Tonawanda — its first U. S. presence — to expand its customer base and tap into new markets, particularly renewable energy.
Toronto co. picks Tonawanda for U.S. HQ
Feb-04-2010 — Electro Sonic of America LLC has leased 65,000-square-feet in the Riverview Solar Technology Park that will serve as the hub of its U.S. operations. The Canadian electronics distributor has hired 55 people to work in the warehouse and distribution center. The company is investing $20 million in its Riverview expansion.
CBRE Real Estate Overview Shows Regions Market Stable
Feb-01-2010 — Our partners and colleagues at the Buffalo office of CB Richard Ellis presented their 2009-2010 Real Estate Market View report this week. While there were changes in vacancy rates, absorption and square footage of new construction, the overall assessment of 2009 and prognosis for 2010 was promising and reaffirmed that the quality and stability of our regional real estate market will continue to be an asset for BNE's economic development attraction efforts.
Governor Paterson Announces Historic Solar Energy Project
Feb-01-2010 — Governor David A. Paterson today announced an unprecedented clean energy project that will more than quintuple the amount of solar energy currently produced in New York State, and will foster the development of solar technologies, support public sustainability efforts and stimulate the economy with new clean energy jobs throughout the State.
For sale: NCAA Men's Hoops Tix
Feb-01-2010 — Looking for tickets to NCAA men’s regional basketball finals, set for HSBC Arena? They are available.
WNY Manufacturing Groups Band Together
Feb-01-2010 — Two Western New York organizations representing small manufacturers have joined forces to create a new trade group. The Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance is a joint venture of the National Tooling and Machining Association’s Buffalo Chapter and most members of the Machine Shop Association of Western New York.
Condos Built Into HoliMont $20M Expansion
Feb-01-2010 — HoliMont Ski Resort is planning a $20 million expansion – the largest in its history – to increase the number of residential units surrounding the recreational complex.
National Grid Energy Efficiency Program
Feb-01-2010
Step Forward for Canal Side
Feb-01-2010 — Calling it a milestone, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has cleared the path for a mandated environmental impact statement deemed critical to the Canal Side project to be reviewed approved by its parent organization.

January

Dr. Hauptman receives Erice Science for Peace Prize
Feb-08-2010 — HWI President Dr. Herbert Hauptman was one of six recipients of the Ettore Majorana – Erice - Science for Peace Prize conferred in Italy in late November 2009. HWI Distinguished Herbert A. Hauptman Scientist Dr. William L. Duax traveled to Rome, Italy where he accepted the prize on behalf of Hauptman.
Jamestown Hospital Expansion
Feb-04-2010 — WCA Hospital in Jamestown has received a conditional approval by the state Health Department to begin an $11.5 million emergency department expansion.
Roswell Ranked Among Best
Feb-04-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) ranks in the 96th percentile nationwide for overall patient satisfaction, according to the 2009 Press, Ganey Inpatient Satisfaction Survey, which rates more than 1,000 hospitals across the country. RPCI's score was even higher when compared to other nationally top-ranked cancer hospitals and Magnet Nursing-certified hospitals that took part in the survey.
Canadian News Features RCPI Doctor
Feb-04-2010 — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) featured RPCI’s Dr. Tracey O’Connor, Department of Medicine, in a recent story about Vitamin D research.
New Era to Keep Factory in Derby
Jan-29-2010 — The decision to maintain the company’s factory in the Western New York community of Derby — along with its 330 jobs—was nothing personal, strictly business, said New Era Cap Co. CEO Christopher Koch.
Lancaster Company Employing 36 Opts to Stay Here
Jan-29-2010 — A Lancaster electronics manufacturer that had been courted by development officials in Michigan and the South is poised to remain in the Buffalo Niagara region with the promise of nearly $70,000 in tax savings.
Solar Energy Initiative Aired
Jan-29-2010 — NIAGARA FALLS … All kinds of public buildings under the sun, from schools to libraries to city halls, will be targeted as installation sites under a new state initiative to develop solar energy.
Tops Awarded Winning Bid for Penn Traffic's 79 Stores
Jan-29-2010 — Tops Markets was awarded the winning bid for Penn Traffic's 79-store grocery chain in a Delaware bankruptcy court Monday, doubling Tops' holdings. The deal is expected to close by Friday.
RPCI now servicing Northwest Pa.
Jan-28-2010 — The agreement between Roswell Park and the Meadville Medical Center, which began Jan. 1, provides cancer research, education and prevention services to patients in Meadville and Northwest Pennsylvania.
Roswell Park Receives Grant to Study Genetic Markers
Jan-28-2010 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is the recipient of a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure for $186,000 to support research exploring the role of certain genetic markers in the development of breast cancer.
Tim Hortons Marks 25 Years Here
Jan-26-2010 — It was 25 years ago today that Tim Hortons opened the doors of an Amherst franchise, unfurling its banner on U. S. soil for the first time.
Montante, Chinese Sign Solar Power deal
Jan-21-2010 — An industrial park under development in the Town of Tonawanda has been rebranded as New York’s first “solar ready” commercial development, as its owners Monday celebrated the signing of a deal expected to bring Chinese know-how and investment to the site.
Commercial Real Estate in Area Found to Match National Pace
Jan-21-2010 — Western New York now has more vacant office, retail and industrial space than a year ago, but, because of its conservative, cautious mindset, the region’s commercial real estate market is doing as well or better than most of the country, a national brokerage firm says.
Buffalo Researcher Lands $1.7M Grant
Jan-21-2010 — A new federal grant will bring $1.7 million in research funds to the region. Andrei Gudkov won the grant award from the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease will be used to study human therapeutics targeting acute radiation syndrome.
Thruway Sees a Future for Wind Turbines Along Six Exits Near Lake Erie
Jan-15-2010 — The state Thruway may be getting into the windmill power business at some of its exits near the strong, reliable winds coming off Lake Erie. On Friday, the Thruway Authority announced it wants developers to offer ideas on how wind turbines could be installed near six of its exits along the lake's eastern shore, just east of Buffalo.
Agency funds Canal Side, 4 other projects
Jan-15-2010 — The Empire State Development Corp. awarded $11.33 million to five Western New York projects, with nearly half of it—$5million— going to the Canal Side project on the Buffalo waterfront, the state agency announced.
Study eyes Buffalo Niagara's green future
Jan-15-2010 — A new economic development study on the upstate New York (USA) Buffalo Niagara region may help pave the way for this industrial center’s transformation from Rust Belt status to a prime location for the development of alternative energy technologies, including solar, wind, photovoltaic (PV) systems, hydrokinetic, geothermal, biomass and biofuels.
Obama Pushes for Green Jobs Program
Jan-14-2010 — WASHINGTON — After a disappointing new unemployment report, President Obama on Friday pushed for an expanded government program that he said would help create tens of thousands of new clean-technology jobs.
Steel Winds Project Will Add Six Windmills
Jan-14-2010 — Six new windmills will be built on the old Bethlehem Steel site this year, and the state is announcing plans to study construction of other windmills — although smaller — at local Thruway interchanges
Grants Awarded to Re-train in Green Technology
Jan-14-2010 — Two retraining projects aimed at turning some of Western New York’s displaced steel and auto workers into green-energy technicians have been awarded nearly $7 million in funding from a pool of federal money created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Industrial Park Gets State Grant
Jan-14-2010 — A 300-acre industrial park at the west end of Genesee County, envisioned as a home for advanced technology and solar energy businesses, has been awarded a $1 million state grant for infrastructure work.
Report Finds Region Ripe For Green Economic Future
Jan-13-2010 — Buffalo Niagara Enterprise on Tuesday rolled out what it called “third-party validation” that the alternative energy industry can hold the key to turning this part of the Rust Belt green.
Expert to Join Incubator
Jan-08-2010 — DUNKIRK — An entrepreneur joining with other new and evolving business partners at the incubator site in Dunkirk will have many benefits, including an on-site partner representing 10 universities in Japan.
WNY factory output climbs again
Jan-08-2010 — For the second consecutive month the manufacturing sector was on the upswing in the Buffalo Niagara region. Activity increased at area factories in both the non-seasonally adjusted purchasing manager’s index, up .6 percent to 50, and the seasonally adjusted PMI, up 2.5 percent 53.2. That is according to the National Association of Purchasing Management-Buffalo Inc.
Bewitch Your Taste Buds in Buffalo
Jan-08-2010 — Most Canadians heading to Buffalo have their pre-programmed routes almost set in stone. These can include scoring some deals at the outlet malls, catching a Leafs vs. Sabres game and maybe grabbing some of the city’s famed chicken wings before heading back home. And while those are all fine options, I’m going to let you in on an as-of-yet untapped secret – take a New York minute to discover Buffalo’s culinary bounty. I bet you a beef on weck you’ll be amazed!
Canisius College Women's Business Center
Jan-08-2010 — The Canisius College Women's Business Center is WNY's premier resource for women-owned business. More than 4,000 WNY professionals have taken part in the program since its inception in 2003. The WBC is a unique public-private partnership between Canisius College and the Small Business Adminstration.
Canisius College External Business Programs
Jan-08-2010
2009 Downtown Development Recap
Jan-07-2010 — Downtown development held its own last year, despite a rocky national and local economy
Potato King Puts Chips on Table
Jan-07-2010 — Tom McCormick's Wyoming County business makes him the spud king. Until recently, Wyoming County was the No. 3 potato producer in the state.
Loonie Hits High-Water Mark
Jan-07-2010 — The Canadian dollar hit a 10-week high in early trading on Tuesday morning.
Buffalo Home Sales Rebound in Past Month
Jan-07-2010 — November home sales in the Buffalo area jumped 16 percent and pulled median prices up by 7 percent compared to the same month a year ago.
Construction Start Eyed for Canal Side
Jan-07-2010 — Construction on the nearly $300 million Canal Side project in downtown Buffalo — including the oft-discussed Bass Pro store — is expected to start by early June of next year.
5 New Peace Bridge Designs
Jan-07-2010 — A handful of designs for a new Peace Bridge have earned approval by the U.S. government, advancing a controversial project that has been stalled for years.
TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATE
Jan-06-2010 — U.S. TIGHTENS SECURITY MEASURES FOR SOME TRAVELERS – RELAXES SECURITY MEASURES FOR OTHERS