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Labatt USA, the Buffalo-based importer of the Canadian beer brand, is relocating its headquarters from Fountain Plaza to a Cobblestone District warehouse the Pegulas plan to redevelop. Pegula Sports and Entertainment, the umbrella arm for Terry and Kim Pegula's business empire, will announce Wednesday it intends to renovate the five-story Hi-Temp Fabrication building at…

The Bank of Akron completed a historic transition at its annual meeting on Tuesday. Anthony J. Delmonte Jr. took the reins as president and CEO from E. Peter Forrestel II, a handoff planned since late 2015. Delmonte, who had served as chief operating officer, is the first person who is not a Forrestel to lead the bank since the 1930s, a streak that lasted three generati…

Five Star Bank's new downtown branch "will serve as an excellent foundation for continued growth in Buffalo and all of Western New York," the bank's president and CEO, Martin K. Birmingham, said in a statement. Warsaw-based Financial Institutions on Tuesday reported its first quarter net income increased 4 percent, to $7.9 million from $7.6 million a year ago. Its Fount…

Community Bank System reported a 7.6 percent increase in net income in the first quarter, to $26.3 million. The bank, based in suburban Syracuse, recorded diluted earnings per share of 57 cents, compared to 55 cents a year ago. During the quarter, Community Bank completed its deal for Northeast Retirement Services. The bank's total revenues for the first quarter incr…

UBMD Physicians’ Group is continuing its phased move into the Conventus building downtown, centralizing in one location more than 100 doctors from the big medical group on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. UBMD, which formed in 2005, is the umbrella organization for 18 separate medical specialty practices whose more than 500 doctors are affiliated with the Jacobs Sc…

Anne D. Gioia's long legacy of helping Roswell Park Cancer Institute is continuing. The well-known philanthropist and civic leader – who in 1991 co-founded the cancer center's fundraising arm – has been reappointed to a seventh term on the institute's board of directors. Gioia is a former teacher who, with her sister-in-law, Donna Gioia, helped found the Roswell …

Now boarding – Delta Airlines flights to Boston. Expect that announcement to ring through Buffalo Niagara International Airport beginning Sept. 10 as the carrier adds new nonstop service to Logan International Airport. Part of expanded service between Boston and several other airports, the Delta flights will add a new option for connections between the two Northeas…

Buffalo Niagara's unemployment rate dipped to 5.2 percent in March, from 5.4 percent a year ago. The statewide unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, down from 5.1 percent in March 2016. The national rate was 4.6, also a drop from 5.1 percent last year. The Buffalo Niagara region's March jobless rate has fallen for five consecutive years, according to state Labor Departm…

Lush Cosmetics will temporarily close its doors at Walden Galleria this week and reopen in June with a new design concept. The British beauty shop, known for its unpackaged eco-conscious bath bombs and soaps, will expand its retail space and remodel it using environmentally friendly materials. At 2,500 square feet, the store will be three times the average Lush stor…

Women at the highest genetic risk for bone fractures benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a University at Buffalo study of 10,000 participants in the national Women's Health Initiative. As women age, their bone mineral density decreases, leaving them at greater risk of breaking bones from falls. Some women are more genetically prone to fractures. The rese…

Roswell Park Cancer Institute's weekly farmers' market returns for a new season June 7, running for consecutive Wednesdays through much of the summer and September. The market runs Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Kaminski Park & Gardens on the Roswell Park campus at Carlton Street between North Oak and Elm streets. The market will not run in August or int…

Sam Jeffree wasn't sure what to think when he received an email from TruGreen lawn care recently telling him his Verizon.net email address would be discontinued. He hadn't heard a thing about it from Verizon. "You'd think Verizon would alert its customers faster than another business would," said the West Seneca resident. Jeffree is among Verizon email customers …

Computer Task Group's chief financial officer, Brendan Harrington, has left the company, after his role was combined with another executive's. CTG said Harrington resigned "by mutual agreement." John Laubacker, the company's treasurer, has taken on the CFO's duties. CTG said the job consolidation was part of its plan to control expenses. Harrington joined CTG in 1994…

The Place on Lexington Avenue and Gypsy Parlor on Grant Street are planning to add outdoor dining this summer. The Buffalo Common Council will consider two proposed outdoor patios, after the city Planning Board recommended approval for The Place on Lexington and Gypsy Parlor. Jay McCarthy, owner of The Place at 225 Lexington Ave., wants to build a porch onto the fr…

Sick patients could get some good cheer from Luna and Sakari when the new the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital opens later this year. The polar bears at the Buffalo Zoo will be among the animals that children at the hospital will see through live webcams from their rooms. It's part of a series of digital enhancements that patients and their families will have ac…