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Martin Boryszak, chief operating officer of Sisters of Charity Hospital, has been named the hospital's president and chief executive officer, the Catholic Health hospital system announced. He will oversee both the hospital’s Main Street facility and St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga. Boryszak joined the hospital in 2009 as director of finance and was named vice pre…

West Herr Automotive Group ranked No. 22 among the nation's largest dealer groups, down two spots from a year earlier, according to Automotive News. Orchard Park-based West Herr sold 29,486 new cars and trucks in 2016, which was the basis for the rankings of the top 150 dealer groups. It was the highest-ranked dealer group based in New York state. West Herr's nationa…

Thomas J. Hook, the Integer Holdings Corp. CEO who moved the former Greatbatch Ltd.'s headquarters from Clarence to Texas, has resigned as the medical products manufacturer's president and CEO. Hook's resignation after 11 years as Integer's CEO and 13 years after he joined the company caused the company's stock to tumble by 6 percent, or $2.60, to $38.10 per share on Mo…

Two former Buffalo Athletic Club locations in the suburbs that had been acquired and then closed by L.A. Fitness have now been sold to Benderson Development Co. Benderson, through Undev LLC, paid $1.45 million to buy the two club buildings at 4687 Transit Rd. in Clarence and 1185 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst from Fitness International LLC. Both were formerly BAC locat…

As work continues to transform a former Niagara Street warehouse into the Crescendo Lofts, owner Angelo Natale is taking aim at his next redevelopment project – directly across the street. Natale Development, through 1485 Niagara LLC, paid $599,000 on Friday to acquire the former Aldrich & Ray Manufacturing Company building from Bowmart Niagara LLC, according to…

It's been nearly half a year since KeyBank converted First Niagara Bank's branches to its own systems, signaling to customers that the transition was truly complete. The bank is still wrapping up some details of its shift from two banks into one – especially with real estate – but is also trying to build on what First Niagara brought to the fold. Among the items on…

Year in and year out, they arrive by the hundreds, refugees hoping Buffalo will be their gateway to the American dream. Last year alone, the number of new arrivals rose to more than 1,800 across the region. This year, though, expect about half that number. Immigration advocates say President Trump's downsizing of the nation's resettlement program is almost certain…

Construction of the proposed new Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside will officially kick off Wednesday when museum and state officials break ground at the new site in downtown Buffalo. The groundbreaking will take place at 10 a.m. near the intersection of Marine Drive and Lloyd Street, where the planned new four-story building will be located. Expected to…

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Niagara County clerk’s office for the week ending Nov. 18, 2016. CAMBRIA • Upper Mountain Rd & Thrall Road, Douglas Mawhiney to Thomas J. Mayer, $58,000. • Burch Road, Joanna Piccirillo; Joseph Piccirillo to Jaren M. Israel; Joanne C. Israel, $35,000. GASPORT • 3288 Hartland…

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Feb. 17, 2017. AMHERST • 385 Renaissance Drive, Shirley A. Bluemle to Woon Chong; Bingyan Zhao, $635,000. • 104 Wood Acres Drive, Natalie L. Marshall; John A. Pieri to Scott C. Pfalzer; Jennifer J. Urbaniak, $308,500. • 158 Cherrywood …

I am the Discount Diva. I should not be wasting food. Yet I do. A lot. And whether it’s slimy turkey or mealy tomatoes, nothing makes me feel guiltier than putting food in the garbage. Turns out, I’m just a small contributor to a $165 billion food waste problem in this country. Growing food and getting it to your fridge takes 10 percent of the country’s tota…

Leaders at the City Mission in 2014 unveiled a dream expansion that would have tripled the size of its East Tupper Street headquarters and created room for 184 emergency shelter beds. But after three years of fits and starts, the project didn't get off the ground. Now, the City Mission is pursuing a scaled-back, $15.1 million plan to construct a four-story complex an…

Developers who want to put a "faith-built" apartment community in a former Kenmore church school are seeking $215,000 in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to support the  conversion. Developers Lawrence Bicz and Ken Vasile intend to transform the former St. Paul's School at 45 Victoria Blvd. into 37 market-rate apartments. The project, du…

Jim Glassman has a wide-ranging curiosity, and he puts his knowledge to work as managing director and head economist for commercial banking at JPMorgan Chase. Glassman moves easily from talking about energy prices to manufacturing to the presidential election. Just about anything can influence the economy, so he keeps tabs on it all. Sometimes he comes face-to-face w…

Tesla Inc. plans to start taking orders in April for the solar roof shingles that it will begin making at its South Buffalo solar panel factory later this year, Elon Musk said Friday. Tesla unveiled four different designs for solar shingles at an event in Hollywood last October, but the electric vehicle maker still has not disclosed pricing details. The roof product is …