From Business Today:
- Start-ups seek help of ‘angel’ investors - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News
... The Buffalo Niagara region is trying to stimulate more angel investing activity by connecting the area’s pool of budding entrepreneurs with funding sources. A forum held Thursday was designed, in part, to expose angel investors to high-tech ventures that might be worth their dollars.
“It’s people self-identifying that they want to be part of the investment community,” said Marnie LaVigne, director of business development at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, affiliated with the University at Buffalo.
About 300 people attended the Explore Buffalo Niagara Investor and Entrepreneur High-Tech Forum in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Selected start-up ventures made pitches to investors. Investors who came away intrigued were invited to schedule follow- up meetings with the entrepreneurs.
- Buyer sought for BlueCross complex - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News
The owner of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s corporate headquarters in downtown Buffalo is putting the complex up for sale.
The move by Indianapolis-based developer Duke Realty Corp. will not affect BlueCross BlueShield’s operations or the 1,300 employees who work in the complex, said Karen Merkel-Liberatore, director of public relations for the health insurer. ...
The complex also houses CB Richard Ellis’ Buffalo office, which manages the property. That relationship will continue, said Jeffrey LiPuma, managing partner of the firm.
LiPuma said he sees Duke’s decision to put the property on the market as a positive sign, reflecting Duke’s confidence in the commercial real estate market. “You’ve got national, large-scale investors that will be looking at Buffalo,” he said.
- Mortgage rates continue to fall, are at lowest point since mid-’50s - AP/Buffalo News
Mortgages are cheaper today than they’ve been in a half-century. If only most people had the job security, the credit rating and the cash to qualify for one or refinance.
Angels? Architecture? Sounds like a job for Rhymin' Simon:
-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News