Business http://news.wbfo.org en Niagara Lubricants reopens in new location after 2011 fire http://news.wbfo.org/post/niagara-lubricants-reopens-new-location-after-2011-fire <p>New products are once again rolling out the door at Niagara Lubricant. Three years after the 91-year-old company's original factory in Black Rock was destroyed by fire, it has officially reopened in the former American Axel plant on East Delevan Avenue. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:00:46 +0000 Chris Caya 43672 at http://news.wbfo.org Niagara Lubricants reopens in new location after 2011 fire Heron Foundation & other investors enthusiastic about Buffalo http://news.wbfo.org/post/heron-foundation-other-investors-enthusiastic-about-buffalo <p>The <a href="http://www.cfgb.org/">Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo </a>hosted the <a href="http://fbheron.org/">F.B. Heron Foundation</a> late last week. The Heron Foundation, a major investor to the <a href="http://www.bnmc.org/">Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus</a>, is now exploring other possible investments opportunities in our region. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Heron Foundation president Clara Miller about their strong interest in Buffalo.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:48:18 +0000 Eileen Buckley 42891 at http://news.wbfo.org Heron Foundation & other investors enthusiastic about Buffalo Eight companies coming to Buffalo's START-UP NY zones http://news.wbfo.org/post/eight-companies-coming-buffalos-start-ny-zones <p>Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday that twelve companies are coming to New York State as a result of START-UP NY. Eight of those businesses are locating in START-UP NY zones in Buffalo. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:59:29 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 42638 at http://news.wbfo.org Eight companies coming to Buffalo's START-UP NY zones Erie County to bank exclusively with M&T http://news.wbfo.org/post/erie-county-bank-exclusively-mt <p>Erie County will now exclusively do its banking with M&amp;T Bank. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw announced the $1.8 billion agreement Tuesday. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:26:57 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 42629 at http://news.wbfo.org Erie County to bank exclusively with M&T Local business competition attracts nearly 7,000 applicants http://news.wbfo.org/post/local-business-competition-attracts-nearly-7000-applicants <p>A contest that bills itself as the world’s largest business plan competition announced the conclusion of its application process Monday. 43North attracted 6,932 applicants from across the world to take part in the competition in Buffalo, which includes applicants from all 50 states and 96 countries. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:05:12 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 42583 at http://news.wbfo.org Local business competition attracts nearly 7,000 applicants Power allocations helping local businesses add jobs http://news.wbfo.org/post/power-allocations-helping-local-businesses-add-jobs <p>The Western New York economy is going to get another boost from the Niagara Power Project. More low-cost power will soon be flowing to support hundreds of local jobs. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:17:50 +0000 Chris Caya 42577 at http://news.wbfo.org Power allocations helping local businesses add jobs BlueCross BlueShield moving 40 jobs to Buffalo http://news.wbfo.org/post/bluecross-blueshield-moving-40-jobs-buffalo <p>BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced Wednesday that 40 new jobs are coming to Buffalo. The company is moving the jobs from other company operations in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania to its Buffalo headquarters. Wed, 14 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 42150 at http://news.wbfo.org BlueCross BlueShield moving 40 jobs to Buffalo City unveils tool for redevelopment of historic buildings http://news.wbfo.org/post/city-unveils-tool-redevelopment-historic-buildings <p>A new study was released Monday to steer developers to historic buildings ready for re-purposing in downtown Buffalo. The ‘Preservation Ready Survey’ is expected to make it easier for developers to see which buildings are eligible for historic preservation tax credits and incentives. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41471 at http://news.wbfo.org City unveils tool for redevelopment of historic buildings Business competition aims to encourage entrepreneurship among students http://news.wbfo.org/post/business-competition-aims-encourage-entrepreneurship-among-students <p>Aspiring entrepreneurs at the University at Buffalo will participate in a rapid-fire competition expected prepare them for pitching business ideas to potential financial backers. Seventy-five student teams will have 90 seconds to deliver their idea to a panel of six judges. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:13:29 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41426 at http://news.wbfo.org Business competition aims to encourage entrepreneurship among students Press Pass: Is it time to upgrade the Bisons' ballpark? http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-it-time-upgrade-bisons-ballpark <p>Should Coca-Cola Field -- home to the Buffalo Bisons -- undergo a modernization?&nbsp; That's the question recently explored by Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer in an extensive news article.&nbsp; WBFO'S Eileen Buckley discusses the future of the ballpark with Meyer in this morning's Press Pass conversation.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:54:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 41427 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: Is it time to upgrade the Bisons' ballpark? Business competition attracts applicants from 56 countries http://news.wbfo.org/post/business-competition-attracts-applicants-56-countries <p>The 43 North business plan competition is attracting people from around the world to Buffalo. Entrepreneurs, start-ups and teams from 56 countries and 48 states have applied to participate in the world’s largest business idea race. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:12:12 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41362 at http://news.wbfo.org Business competition attracts applicants from 56 countries State's beer, wine and distillery summit now includes cideries http://news.wbfo.org/post/states-beer-wine-and-distillery-summit-now-includes-cideries <p>Governor Cuomo hosted a second beer, wine, spirits, and now, cider summit, to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:49:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41344 at http://news.wbfo.org State's beer, wine and distillery summit now includes cideries Tax relief for manufacturers aims to boost NYS economy http://news.wbfo.org/post/tax-relief-manufacturers-aims-boost-nys-economy <p>Manufacturing businesses in western New York can expect tax relief through this year’s state budget. The effort aims to improve the economic competitiveness of upstate New York. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:30:56 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41222 at http://news.wbfo.org Tax relief for manufacturers aims to boost NYS economy Unemployment rate continues downward trend http://news.wbfo.org/post/unemployment-rate-continues-downward-trend <p>Unemployment in the Buffalo Niagara region fell to 7.6 percent in February.&nbsp; The State Labor Department says that's down from 8.8 percent one year ago.&nbsp; Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:42:54 +0000 Mark Scott 41175 at http://news.wbfo.org Unemployment rate continues downward trend KeyBank closing ten area branches http://news.wbfo.org/post/keybank-closing-ten-area-branches <p>KeyBank kas announced it will close ten area branches in July and August. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:32:31 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 41032 at http://news.wbfo.org KeyBank closing ten area branches Reed says his office will help displaced ConAgra employees http://news.wbfo.org/post/reed-says-his-office-will-help-displaced-conagra-employees <p>As ConAgra Foods prepares to close its Carriage House plants in Fredonia and Dunkirk, Rep. Tom Reed says lawmakers are working hard to ensure other businesses don’t do the same. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:11:17 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 40973 at http://news.wbfo.org Reed says his office will help displaced ConAgra employees Mortgage company expanding, adding 249 jobs http://news.wbfo.org/post/mortgage-company-expanding-adding-249-jobs <p>A local mortgage servicing company is planning a move and expansion that will nearly double its workforce. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:46:16 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 40762 at http://news.wbfo.org Mortgage company expanding, adding 249 jobs Buffalo ranked most affordable city in America http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-ranked-most-affordable-city-america <p>Buffalo has been named the most affordable city in America by Forbes magazine. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:50 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 40728 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo ranked most affordable city in America Manufacturing hub aims to assist companies big and small http://news.wbfo.org/post/manufacturing-hub-aims-assist-companies-big-and-small <p>Manufacturing remains a key part of the local economy, with 50,000 jobs, 2,000 companies, and $5 billion in gross regional product. That's why Governor Cuomo is putting $45 million into the Buffalo Niagara Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Competitiveness. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:12:54 +0000 Mike Desmond 40503 at http://news.wbfo.org Manufacturing hub aims to assist companies big and small IBM picks Buffalo for 'deep research' facility http://news.wbfo.org/post/ibm-picks-buffalo-deep-research-facility <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says it is a "big win" to have IBM as the anchor tenant in the new Buffalo IT Innovation and Commercialization Hub. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:07:49 +0000 Chris Caya 40438 at http://news.wbfo.org IBM picks Buffalo for 'deep research' facility Hearthstone Manor is closing http://news.wbfo.org/post/hearthstone-manor-closing <p>The Hearthstone Manor in Depew is closing its doors. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:43:13 +0000 Mark Scott 40365 at http://news.wbfo.org Hearthstone Manor is closing Higgins tops list of region's movers and shakers http://news.wbfo.org/post/higgins-tops-list-regions-movers-and-shakers <p>Business First is out with its list of the most influential people in Western New York. Rep. Brian Higgins tops this year's Power 250 list. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:46:22 +0000 Jay Moran 40131 at http://news.wbfo.org Higgins tops list of region's movers and shakers State launches $5 million Buffalo business competition http://news.wbfo.org/post/state-launches-5-million-buffalo-business-competition <p>A new competition has been launched to encourage startup businesses from across the globe to grow in Western New York. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:39:32 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 40080 at http://news.wbfo.org State launches $5 million Buffalo business competition Partnership endorses Cuomo's tax relief plan http://news.wbfo.org/post/partnership-endorses-cuomos-tax-relief-plan <p>The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and a bipartisan group of the region's state delegation are endorsing Governor Andrew Cuomo's business tax relief plan. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:01:45 +0000 Chris Caya 39729 at http://news.wbfo.org Partnership endorses Cuomo's tax relief plan Local businesses cope with winter weather http://news.wbfo.org/post/local-businesses-cope-winter-weather <p>As the frigid temperatures and blowing snow move through western New York Tuesday many local businesses are still working hard. The restaurant Just Pizza says they’re delivering food to areas without driving bans. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:39:44 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 39553 at http://news.wbfo.org Local businesses cope with winter weather Local cab company promotes safe New Year's ride home http://news.wbfo.org/post/local-cab-company-promotes-safe-new-years-ride-home <p>In this digital age, we often use the expression 'There's an app for that." As WBFO's Eileen Buckley, reports <a href="http://www.libertycab.com/">Liberty Yellow Cab in Buffalo</a> has a smartphone app to inform customers their ride is on its way.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:05:45 +0000 Eileen Buckley 39357 at http://news.wbfo.org Local cab company promotes safe New Year's ride home Crosby tapped as First Niagara President and CEO http://news.wbfo.org/post/crosby-tapped-first-niagara-president-and-ceo <p>A man who oversaw a five-year revamp of the Buffalo Public Schools' operations and finances is the new President and Chief Executive Officer at First Niagara Financial Group. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:31:39 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 39176 at http://news.wbfo.org Crosby tapped as First Niagara President and CEO Uniland receives tax breaks for Delaware/Chippewa project http://news.wbfo.org/post/uniland-receives-tax-breaks-delawarechippewa-project <p>Uniland Development has received $9.6 million in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for a major project at a high-profile intersection in downtown Buffalo.&nbsp; Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:15:12 +0000 Omar Fetouh 39080 at http://news.wbfo.org Uniland receives tax breaks for Delaware/Chippewa project IDA committee approves Uniland tax breaks http://news.wbfo.org/post/ida-committee-approves-uniland-tax-breaks <p>Uniland Development's tax break request for a new office building in downtown Buffalo has one more hurdle to clear. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:36:30 +0000 Chris Caya 38743 at http://news.wbfo.org IDA committee approves Uniland tax breaks ECIDA grants tax breaks to Delaware North HQ http://news.wbfo.org/post/ecida-grants-tax-breaks-delaware-north-hq <p>The Erie County Industrial Development Agency voted unanimously Monday morning in favor of sales tax abatements for planned new corporate headquarters for Delaware North Companies. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:37:26 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 38424 at http://news.wbfo.org ECIDA grants tax breaks to Delaware North HQ