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Joseph D. McDonald, chief executive officer of Catholic Health, plans to step down from the hospital system in early 2018 after more than 15 years in the role. He will leave as an influential leader who played a key role in shaping the region's health care landscape. McDonald, a transplanted Southerner from Tennessee who arrived in late 2002, is the third president …

A new office for a physician practice at 564 Niagara St. is now seeing patients -- and it represents some big changes. The $6 million, 40,000-square-foot building that houses the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network is one of the largest projects on the city's lower West Side in recent years. Physicians and other health care providers in the group wh…

The Independent Bankers Association of New York State will hold its annual conference Sept. 25 to 27 in Niagara Falls. The group, which advocates for independent community banks, will hold the event at the Conference and Event Center. About 160 people are expected to attend. The scheduled speakers include Jose Gonzalez, the president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan…

If you knew your genetic makeup, would it help you lose weight? Linda Taylor, a functional medical provider, says yes. The nurse practitioner specializes in helping adults better address chronic health challenges including obesity, and recently started offering a multi-week weight loss program based on genetic testing. "The patient comes in and it's a very quick v…

A developer is seeking to tear down a ranch-style home that hosts a video business and construct in its place a mixed-use building of retail and apartments on Main Street near Transit Road in East Amherst. The applicant, PB Investors LLC, which traces back to Bliss Construction, would construct an 11,855-square-foot building at 6790 Main St., at Tennyson Terrace, on the…

Ashlea Green thought she had found the perfect, four-bedroom apartment for her and her two daughters in the brand-new Monarch 716 complex near the SUNY Buffalo State campus. When she heard the cost – $880 per month – she couldn't believe it, and she said she double-checked to make sure it was correct. One day after Green signed a lease and paid a $400 deposit, sh…

EduKids, the region's largest day care business, plans to open a new location on Main Street in Amherst on the doorstep of the town's only gated community. The day care operator has filed plans with the town to open a location at 6286 Main St., near Stonham Way, on a 1.7-acre parcel on the east side of the driveway that leads into Marrano/Marc Equity's Greythorne luxury…

Greenwich Associates plans to close a location in AppleTree Business Park in Cheektowaga by mid-November, eliminating 149 jobs, the business said in a filing with the state Department of Labor. Connecticut-based Greenwich describes itself as a provider of market intelligence and advisory services to the financial services industry. It has been an AppleTree tenant for s…

Wegmans has placed near the top of another Fortune "Best Places to Work" list. This time, the Rochester-based grocer has come in at No. 7 in the "Best Workplaces for Women." Data from more than 400,000 anonymous employee surveys was used to compile the list, which considered hundreds of businesses from varying economic sectors. Women gave feedback about their companies'…

Buffalo homeowners have a new source of funds for home repairs. West Side Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. has received a $450,000 grant from the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corp. to invest in eligible neighborhoods throughout the city. The 2017 City-Wide Home Repair Program is now open for applications for single-family and two-family owner-occupied dwelling…

The Buffalo Niagara unemployment rate keeps creeping higher. The local jobless rate rose to 5.2 percent during August, up from 4.9 percent a year ago, the state Labor Department said Tuesday. The region's unemployment rate now has increased for five straight months as the pace of hiring locally has cooled, although jobless levels still are hovering around a 10-year l…

The bank with the green flag is teaming up with Gang Green. M&T Bank on Tuesday announced a multiyear partnership with the New York Jets, making M&T the official community bank of the team. The dollar value and specific number of years of the deal were not disclosed. But the agreement expands on the NFL team affiliations the bank already has with the Buf…

Daemen College announced the appointment of Frank S. Williams, who has served as interim vice president for enrollment management since March 2017, to the permanent position at the college after a national search. Williams will oversee Daemen’s admissions operations and provide leadership in achieving the college’s enrollment goals.

Caitlin Jenkins has been named Assistant Safety Manager for AAA Western and Central New York. She will be responsible for the streamlining the company’s personal injury reporting process, developing and implementing ergonomic guidelines, and overall reduction in personal injuries and workers compensation cases.

WIVB-TV/WNLO-TV has named Francesca Cugliari Director of Sales for the Nexstar owned stations in Buffalo, New York. She will oversee the national, local, and digital sales & advertising teams.