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Plans to open a co-operative market in Williamsville are moving ahead, but any store opening is at least five years away as the volunteers behind the effort seek to raise more money and build more support for the project. The leaders of the group that is pushing to build the Village Co-Op Market of Williamsville on Friday said they've signed up 55 members so far. The…

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Relax. Your kids are probably not eating Tide pods. I mean, they might be, but even if they are, laundry detergent is still probably one of the least dangerous consumer products you have to worry about your kids getting their hands on around the house. In case you haven’t heard, there’s this viral phenomenon on social media called the "Tide Pod Challenge” that has pa…

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County announced that Alan S. Korman is the new president of the Board of Directors. Mr. Korman is Vice President - Corporate Development, General Counsel and CHRO for Columbus McKinnon Corporation. He has been involved with the group for more than 20 years.

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has announced its 2018 Board of Directors. Members include President-Elect Stacy VanBlarcom, Secretary Sarah Miller, Treasurer Michael Freedman, Immediate Past President Beth Silverman Gruber, Directors-at-Large are Matthew Biddle, Rose Caldwell and Grace Gerass. Assembly delegates include Mike Barone a…

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The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has announced its 2018 Board of Directors. The executive leadership includes: President Devon Jerla, marketing specialist, University at Buffalo.

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Silver Grove Financial Group, an independent financial consulting firm serving Western New York, announced that Senior Financial Advisor Mark Kirchmyer has joined the firm.

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Marina Mukandala found yoga after graduating in 2002 from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. and going into the work force. “I was under a tremendous amount of stress making that transition into the real world and developing a lot of anxiety,” the Black Rock native said. Mukandala and her husband, Magezi, moved back to her home region a decade ago. She went to work as…

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Hamburg Mitsubishi has closed its doors, but says another dealer plans to take its place. The dealership, which opened in early 2015 in 5160 Camp Road, has posted a notice on its door informing customers of the closing. "Regretfully we have come to a position where we cannot sustain our dealership business longer," the note said. The message said a new Mitsubishi dea…

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The Made in America store in Elma has attracted lots of visitors and international media attention over the years, for its policy of selling exclusively 100 percent American-made products, right down to the packaging. On Friday, U.S. Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon toured the store with its founder and owner, Mark Andol. She praised his commitm…

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The fear, pain and uncertainty that come with going to the dentist can unnerve even the healthiest among us. Imagine what it can be like for those with autism, dementia, physical limitations, developmental disabilities or cancer. These are the patients in the working world of Drs. Elizabeth Kapral and Maureen Sullivan, two of a dozen dentists who help staff three den…

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The Days Inn at the Falls at 443 Main St., Niagara Falls, will be rebranded in March as the Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls. The announcement was made Friday by American Niagara Hospitality, the hotel group owned by the DiCienzo family, which controls several hotels on both sides of the international border. Michael DiCienzo said the company has been working on a mul…

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Colorful paintings of the historic Fruit Belt neighborhood to the east of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are making a statement in a common walkway on the campus. Tucked on the eastern end of a hallway between Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center is the newly installed Community Artists Gallery, giving many patients and …

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Campus WheelWorks over the years has looked to do what it can to keep its business rolling through the winter. They’ve tried selling brewing equipment, downhill skis and other accessories, with limited success. In the middle of this "New Buffalo" decade, the cycling shop tried its hand at cross-country skis, snowshoes and fat bikes, a combination its staff believes h…

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The owner of Antique World is seeking tax breaks for a $1.5 million expansion into a neighboring building that includes seven luxury apartments and a store featuring his most valuable items. The Clarence Industrial Development Agency would grant a payment in lieu of taxes agreement along with sales and mortgage recording tax breaks to Kelly Schultz for the project at 10…

Natale Builders plans to construct a single-story medical office building in East Amherst near the Transit Valley Country Club. The company is talking to prospective tenants but won't start construction until someone commits to the space, according to Bobby Corrao, president of Natale Development. The Amherst Planning Board approved the site plan. The 6,800-square…