A statewide tourism group that lobbies on behalf of businesses within the industry is calling on legislators to enact regulations which put what it calls 'illegal hotels' on a level playing field with hotels, motels, bed-and-breakfast establishments and similar businesses.
The New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association is pointing to online services, naming the website Airbnb as a specific example, which link travelers to private owner-occupiers who rent spaces for short-term stays. These include rooms, apartments, or private homes.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains committed to giving women and minority-owned businesses their chance to earn billions of dollars in state contracts. That was a message shared in Western New York Wednesday morning by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took part in a roundtable discussion at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.
This former bistro on Hertel will be the new site for Lloyd Taco's fixed-location eatery by June. The company, better known for its fleet of food trucks, received permission from the city Tuesday to expand into a brick-and-mortar location.
It’s no secret that consumers in Canada often pay higher prices for a product that sells for much less in the U.S. The Canadian government has introduced legislation to address what it calls the U.S./Canada price gap. But many say the new law comes with no teeth.
Some local stores and malls were taking heat over the past couple of weeks as public outcry called for the boycott of shopping on Thanksgiving day. With many stores choosing to open at 6 p.m. the night before Black Friday, WBFO’s Avery Schneider went looking to find out if employees think the choice was worth it…
In an effort to promote holiday shopping at small businesses, a new working group was formed in Clarence. Discover Main Street Clarence was created to brand the shops on Main Street as a major destination in the region.
Through the Buffalo Billion and a number of other programs, there is a lot of state money pouring into Western New York . But there is a problem for small local governments without the staff to look for cash.
On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First says his publication's recent study indicates that nearly $16.6 billion in economic development projects are underway throughout the eight counties of Western New York.
Eleven finalists were announced in the 43North business plan competition Thursday. The contestants are competing for $5 million in cash prizes, including a top award of $1 million dollars. Each of the competitor is guaranteed to receive a cash prize of at least $250,000.