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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.

Dr. Sri Rao has joined UBMD Pediatrics as the new chief and medical director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Don't call it a food court. The food hall planned for a former Red Lobster storefront outside the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is a destination in itself, says its developer, the Niagara Falls-based Mercado Development. Dubbed Hip City, the "chef-driven" food hall will host a mix of local and regional eateries that will share communal dining space. At 16,000 squa…

Lumsden & McCormick, LLP announce Emilie Wuerch has joined the firm as staff accountants in the tax department responsible for the preparation of personal and business tax returns.