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Natale Builders plans to construct up to 80 single-family and patio homes on 57 acres off New Road in East Amherst, according to an application filed with the town Planning Department. The development requires Town Board approval to rezone 49 acres of the site, which near where the Lockport Expressway ends at Millersport Highway and just west of Ransom Oaks and the Glen…

KeyBank will move out of a building in Amherst that houses a customer contact center, as the bank addresses its office space needs following its combination with First Niagara Bank last year. No jobs will be lost in the move out of 3920 Main St. in Amherst, which is expected to occur by late this year or early next year, Key said. The bank declined to say how many emplo…

Several products were recalled by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission Thursday.  Vecaro LifeStyle recalled its self-balancing scooters and hoverboards due to a fire hazard. Its battery packs can catch fire or explode. Consumers should contact the company for a repair or replacement. Call 1-855-637-4061. LectroFan sound machine power adapters, sold…

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…