Toy maker Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel delivered a big gift to the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital on Monday. The company's $3 million donation will help build a Family and Child Resource Center in the new facility.
An economic summit will be held in Buffalo Tuesday that is designed to focus on the needs of the upstate workforce. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is hosting Accelerate Upstate 2.0 two at the Convention Center downtown.
While smaller micro-breweries are becoming a growing part of the alcohol picture in this area, they usually don't rely on local sources for anything other than water. But there's a growing supplier network feeding the breweries.
Cathy Walker, President and CEO of Seneca Gaming, Larry Costa, Executive Vice President of Business Development at CustomTel, and State Senators Michael Ranzenhofer and Tim Kennedy participated in the Buy Local Challenge launch.
Private and public sector employers across Western New York are being encouraged to support one another and boost the economy in the process through the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership's 'Buy Local Challenge.'
Business owners and employees of Buffalo bars and restaurants are breathing a sigh of relief with news that the National Hockey League and its players have reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.
More new housing is going up near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. State and local elected officials and religious leaders officially broke ground Friday, December 14, 2012 for 49-new townhomes at the corner of Maple and Virginia Streets in Buffalo.
A big emphasize is being placed on supporting local merchants this holiday shopping season. The tourism group Visit Buffalo Niagara is reminding citizens about our independent retailers and encouraging Canadians to head over the border for their Christmas shopping.
Buffalo businessman Mark Croce continues the huge task of working to renovate the Statler Towers on Delaware Avenue. It's one of many revitalization projects underway in the city. WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discusses Croce's progress in this week's Press Pass conversation.
The historic Statler Towers in downtown Buffalo still looks a little tattered outside and the safety scaffolding remains in place in case more of the outside falls off. But the proprietor, Buffalo developer Mark Croce, says things are going well inside.
Wal-Mart workers and their supporters used Black Friday to stage a series of protests outside stores nationwide, including one in the Buffalo area. They blasted the low wages Wal-Mart pays as well as the way the retailer treats its employees.
Friday is a work day in Canada, but Black Friday being pushed in Ontario. Black Friday is said to be the day when shopping the day after American Thanksgiving turns corporate books from red ink to black ink.
There appears to be no end in sight to the hockey lockout. The National Hockey League on Friday announced the cancelation of regular-season schedule through the end of November.
The lockout is having a significant effect on local businesses that rely on hockey-generated revenue. Friday afternoon, a group of local business owners gathered to discuss the economic impact of the ongoing stalemate.
Templeton Landing manager Christy Vukelic says says the lockout has had a devastating effect on her business and she has had to lay off workers.