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Randy Bushover
June 15, 2017 - 4:29 am
As part of its acquisition of First Niagara, KeyCorp also acquired a number of computers. Business First reports that KeyCorp is giving away more than 3,000 computers and additional office equipment and furnishings to 40 nonprofit organizations in Erie and Niagara counties. The value of the donated...
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Randy Bushover
June 14, 2017 - 4:44 am
Terry and Kim Pegula have acquired another downtown building. At a purchase price of $550,000, Business First reports the Pegulas bought a 14,632-square-foot, two-story building at 118 Michigan Avenue; that's directly across from the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. UBMD Family Medicine has started...
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Randy Bushover
June 13, 2017 - 5:13 am
M&T Bank Corp. has made the Fortune 500 list again. As reported in Business First, the Buffalo-based financial institution ranks No. 455 based on total 2016 revenues of $5.7 billion. According to Fortune, that's a year-over-year increase of 14.5 percent. M&T last made the list in 2007...
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Richard Root
June 12, 2017 - 4:12 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - After 36 years, the Shannon Pub is closing its doors. The Irish pub made the announcement on Facebook Sunday. They will close at the end of business Saturday, June 17.
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Randy Bushover
June 08, 2017 - 4:48 am
ECC has nominated a candidate for president, but the choice remains confidential. As Business First reports, the next step in the process is a vote in Albany by the State University of New York board of trustees on June 20-21. The chosen candidate also needs to be interviewed by SUNY Chancellor...
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Randy Bushover
June 08, 2017 - 4:46 am
ECC has nominated a candidate for president, but the choice remains confidential. As Business First reports, the next step in the process is a vote in Albany by the State University of New York board of trustees on June 20-21. The chosen candidate also needs to be interviewed by SUNY Chancellor...
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Randy Bushover
June 07, 2017 - 5:10 am
Life Storage Inc. has picked up 18 additional self-storage properties in Arizona, Nevada, and Tennessee in a joint venture. Business First notes the company now manages a total of 130 properties through its joint venture and third-party management agreements. Houston-based Ignite Restaurant Group...
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Tom Puckett
June 06, 2017 - 6:36 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A major announcement comes Wednesday as Strategic Financial Services will open a contact center in Amherst. 1,500 jobs will be created. "We really fell for Amherst and the Buffalo area, we really love the people and the pride they have in their city and jobs and their work force...
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Tom Puckett
June 06, 2017 - 2:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After 40 years, Record Theater is closing the doors on its flaghsip location on Main and Lafayette. Store executives say they're among the brick and mortar challenged by online competition. On The WBEN Liveline: Hear Record Theatre's Mike Pierce: Record Theater Shutting Down -...
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Randy Bushover
June 06, 2017 - 5:10 am
Casino Niagara is preparing for its $7 million facelift. A complete revamping of the casino’s second level is the centerpiece of the project. Business First reports the renovated floor will include a large sports bar with 275 seats, 250 new slot machines and an interactive gaming zone. The initial...
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