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The developer of the former Westwood Country Club has added townhouses, shifted a senior housing complex to the interior part of the site and removed an office building altogether in the latest version of its controversial plan to reuse the former golf course in Amherst. This is the fourth version of the project that Mensch Capital Partners has filed with the town, and …

A plan to create a more self-contained power grid on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus that would enable it to better maintain operations during blackouts moved forward Thursday when the state awarded nearly $1 million in funding to the project. The Medical Campus plan was one of 11 projects statewide to win funding from a state-sponsored program to encourage the devel…

Trendy women's clothing retailer Bebe may be closing all 170 of its stores, according to a recent Bloomberg report. Bebe's only location in Western New York is at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. Another Bebe location, on the lower level across from Bravo at Walden Galleria, closed in 2014. There is a location over the border at the Outlet Collection at Niagara i…

A new franchise hopes to welcome as many as 30 new health and beauty micro-companies to Williamsville next month. Franchise owners and Orchard Park residents Shel and Lisa Schenkler are putting the finishing touches on a beauty complex called MY SALON Suite. It consists of 25 to 30 small units to be rented individually by  professionals such as hair stylists, makeup …

Evans Bank CEO David J. Nasca's salary increased 1.5 percent in 2016, to $423,468, amid a busy year for the bank. But his total compensation dropped 26 percent, to $722,800. Nasca's total compensation fell mainly due to a decline in pension value, a figure which fluctuates from year to year. The bank disclosed the annual figures in a regulatory filing. Evans ranks No…

Buffalo Niagara employers are on a hiring spree to start 2017. The region added 7,000 jobs during February, buoyed by a flurry of hiring at local financial services firms, health and social services companies and temporary help agencies, the state Labor Department said Thursday. The February hiring spurt, which added jobs at a 1.3 percent annual pace, followed a stro…

KeyBank is eager to be in the middle of the action on the blossoming Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and thinks it has the ideal spot, inside the Conventus medical office and research building. "This is the single best location for a bank branch in Western New York, period, full stop," said Buford Sears, Key's Buffalo region market president. Sears called the corner of …

Walsh Duffield Wellness Team Leader Marie Story has been named as one of the Wellness Council of America’s Top 50 Health Promotion Professionals. Story is one of three wellness coordinators on staff at Walsh Duffield, a Buffalo-based insurance agency that focuses on selling business insurance and employee benefits, as well as personal insurance. Those named in the …

The Seneca Nation of Indians is looking to make financial agreements directly with the three cities that host its casinos, President Todd Gates said Thursday. "Our obligation to the state ended," Gates said during a news conference on the Seneca Nation's Cattaraugus territory. "This will be something new." The Seneca leader contends that the Senecas' 2002 gamblin…

Interested in the latest on cancer research, screening and treatment options? Roswell Park Cancer Institute wants you to tune into a series of new podcasts featuring talks from experts about research, treatment, survivorship and prevention. The podcasts available on Roswell Park's website are geared toward to patients and their families. Content is shared from the …

Zipping around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and downtown streets on two wheels is about to get easier. The Reddy Bikeshare rental station will soon return to Buffalo's streets with more bikes and a new station on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. There will be 35 stations with 200 bikes throughout the city, possibly with a few different locations from last…

UBMD Physicians’ Group is starting to 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 School of Me…

The former Linde Air Manufacturing complex on Chandler Street is set to become an incubator for companies that are part of the Start-Up NY tax incentive program. The $10.6 million project by developer Rocco Termini will convert the building, which was built in the early 1900s and has been vacant for 14 years, into incubator space that initially will house four start-up …

The $24 million Curtiss Hotel is getting an addition $466,000 in tax breaks through the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to reflect the rising cost of converting the Franklin Street site into a 67-room upscale boutique hotel. The cost of the hotel project has jumped by more than $6 million since the IDA initially approved $575,000 in sales tax breaks for the ho…

A scaled-back redevelopment plan for the former Trico Building – one without the Buffalo Culinary School originally expected to be a key tenant for the project – will receive nearly $310,000 less in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. The agency on Wednesday revised its incentive package for the $80 million project to reflect the changes…

Moog Inc. is getting $3.6 million in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for a $32.6 million expansion project that is expected to create 42 new jobs at the motion control equipment maker's Elma campus. Moog, one of the Buffalo Niagara region's biggest employers with 2,500 workers locally, plans to build a 95,000-square-foot addition to its air…