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Calspan Corp. for decades has prided itself on its expertise in crash-testing vehicles. But its test facilities were overdue for an upgrade. Calspan would run its tests outdoors, exposed to the weather and perhaps prying eyes from hotel rooms near its Cheektowaga campus. The layout also limited how many tests Calspan could run per year. All of that has changed. Calsp…

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposed budget did not mention any additional Buffalo Billion programs. He proposed $750 million for an eighth round of Regional Economic Development Councils, which set regional economic development priorities and compete against each other for funding allocations. Cuomo also proposed continuing projects through the Upstate Revitalization Ini…

United Auto Workers Region 9, which is based in Amherst, will choose a new director, after Terry Dittes was named a UAW vice president. Dittes had served as regional director since 2014, overseeing a territory that covers Western and Central New York, New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania. A vote on a new Region 9 director, by representatives of locals that make up t…

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Northtown Automotive Cos. has acquired Zeigler Honda Amherst, adding another brand to Northtown's lineup. The deal also ends Zeigler Automotive Group's presence in the region. While Zeigler is one of the nation's largest dealer groups, it didn't expand here beyond owning its Honda dealership over the past several years. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deale…

Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union named Dan Keleher as its new CEO, following the retirement of Al Frosolone, according to the New York Credit Union Association. Keleher previously was executive vice president of Niagara's Choice. Prior to that, he worked for nearly a decade at SEFCU. Frosolone had served for nearly three decades in leadership roles at Niagara Fa…

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Small to mid-sized business owners generally feel good about where the economy is headed, but are still reluctant to invest more in their operations, according to an M&T Bank survey. Fifty percent of the respondents to the survey said they expected the economy to improve in the next six months, and 55 percent expected the recent tax overhaul to have a positive i…

Two students from the Kenton Career Technical Center advanced to a national automotive technology competition, after winning a local event on Saturday. The two-person team of Kyle Huttenmaier and Alex Prims won the 2018 Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association's Ron Smith Memorial Auto Tech Competition, held at an Erie Community College facility in Orchard Park. …

American Red Cross volunteers will continue to operate a shelter at Winchester Elementary School, at 650 Harlem Road in Buffalo, until 9 a.m. on Sunday. Area residents affected by the recent flooding and winter storm are welcome to stay at the shelter or stop by. Volunteers are providing food, water, comfort and support. One person spent Friday night at the shelter. …

A Crescent Avenue man said he was robbed while he was on the Delaware Park Ring Road at about 7:15 a.m. Friday morning. Buffalo Police said the thief held what appeared to be a handgun and demanded his property. Police said the thief then struck the victim in the head with the same object and fled.

Two masked men robbed a 7-11 store at 281 Parkside Ave. early Saturday, Buffalo Police said. The two men walked into the store at 12:30 a.m. and demanded an employee place money from both of the store's cash registers into a backpack, Buffalo Police said. A second person was held at gunpoint and ordered not to move. Both thiefs appeared to be armed with guns. After t…

An armed masked man robbed a 7-11 at 584 Ontario St. in Riverside on Friday morning, Buffalo Police said. Police said the man entered the store at 5:20 a.m., displayed a black handgun, and demanded cash from employees. The suspect took about $100, placed the money in a bag and fled on foot.  

A Parkside resident reported $2,300 worth of property stolen from his locked vehicle. The resident of the 300 block of Parkside Avenue reported the theft occurred sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning. The front passenger window was smashed, and a HP computer and a laptop bag were taken, Buffalo Police said.

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M&T Bank will hold a public tribute to the life of the late Robert G. Wilmers, its longtime chairman and CEO, at 3 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Kleinhans Music Hall. Wilmers died at age 83 on Dec. 16 in New York City, and a funeral service was held there on Dec. 21. While the service drew many high-profile Buffalo figures from politics and business, M&T also made plans fo…

Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon, who gained fame as a pro wrestling executive, is scheduled to speak in Buffalo next week. McMahon will give the opening remarks at "Straight Talk" on Jan. 20 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The annual event, hosted by the SBA's Buffalo district office and SCORE's Buffalo Niagara chapter, is geared towa…

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KeyBank has introduced KeyBank Plus Check Cashing, a low-cost check cashing service, at 18 Buffalo-area branches. The service allows individuals without accounts to cash their approved payroll, tax refund and government checks for a 1.5 percent fee at a participating branch. Key launched the service in 2004, and it is now available in 14 of Key's markets around the coun…