WBFO Business Desk

Terrance Young

Kitchen connoisseurs know firsthand that it takes considerable effort to develop strong culinary skills.

Buffalo based M&T Bank is number one in the Northeast for small business banking satisfaction according to the latest study by J.D. Power.

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A local cab company is not yielding to the new kids on the block, Uber and Lyft, without a fight. Liberty Yellow Cab is turning to technology to stay competitive with the ride-hailing companies. 

Many blue-collar jobs are morphing into “new-collar” opportunities that are technology-based, according to some workforce development experts.

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When it comes to identity theft and fraud, New York has the dubious distinction of ranking as the ninth most vulnerable state in the nation.

M&T Bank

M&T Bank has named a new leader for its middle market banking group.


Buffalo Automation Group

A sea change could be on the way for lake freighters and other watercraft. A local start up is developing technology that could revolutionize how ships navigate from port to port. 


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Improvements are on the way for the Clinton Street Business District in Buffalo's Kaisertown neighborhood.

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New housing will be going up soon on the site of the former Central Park Plaza on Buffalo's East Side. LPCiminelli, Mayor Byron Brown and community leaders broke ground Wednesday on the $90 million Highland Park project.

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A fully restored diner is now open for business in Buffalo's Larkinville neighborhood. The Swan Street Diner, near the corner of Seneca Street, began serving breakfast Tuesday morning.

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Exactly two years after an implosion reduced the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital tower to rubble, Canterbury Woods Gates Circle celebrated its grand opening in Buffalo Tuesday morning.

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The late founder of Record Theatre is being honored by the City of Buffalo. A section of Main Street, near the original store, has been named Leonard "Lenny" Silver Way.

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What's billed as the largest Asian supermarket in Western New York is now open for business. The store carries thousands of food items popular in several Asian countries, including live fresh fish. 

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The loss of revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino is taking a toll on the City of Niagara Falls. The latest audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Office projects the city's fund balance will run dry by the end of the year.


The Buffalo region has made it on the top 10 list of most recovered housing markets in the nation.

University at Buffalo

Nearly 400 eager minds came out for the first annual Entrepreneurs Festival hosted at University at Buffalo’s North Campus Thursday. The summit, sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB, was an opportunity for students and community members to gain more information on entrepreneurship.

New York State Thruway Authority

High speed cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway could do more than help the environment. Removing toll barriers could also help boost economic development across the region. 

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On most summer days, you’ll find Capt. Rod MacDonald in the Maid of the Mist wheelhouse. It’s a few steps up from the top deck and the hundreds of tourists in blue rain slickers.


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Personal bankruptcy filings increased across the region last month.

43NORTH

To help boost entrepreneurship among women and minorities 43NORTH has announced plans for the 2nd Annual THE PITCH Business Plan Competition. This year's prize pool has nearly doubled to $50,000.

Niagara University

A new certificate program is being offered by Niagara University for professionals looking to enhance their electronic security skills.