From Business Today:
Western New York is making it as easy as possible for businesses to find this area and locate here. The latest effort is a web site pinpointing available industrial park sites. It's possible to tour the area around the site, investigate expansion possibilities and even bus routes to the site, all online. The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning developed the site, with support from the IDA and National Grid. Now all we have to do is reduce taxes and utility rates.
Buffalo Bills fans like a challenge. Nothing like cheering for a losing team in frigid conditions to make a fan base strong. When it was first reported a few weeks ago that Bills fans were doing poorly in an online Visa financial skills game, fans huddled up and came out with a power running game. Since then, so many fans have played the game and won that the Bills fans went from 27th to third in the rankings. The game lasts until the end of the season on Feb. 6, so there's plenty of time to take the title. Click here to play.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls has been sold to Canadian Niagara Holdings. The hotel was owned by Gramercy Investment Trust of New York, which bought it at a foreclosure auction in March. The new owners, a family-owned hotel business, also owns the Days Inn at 443 Main St., and six hotels across the river in Niagara Falls, Ont. Micheal DiCienzo, vice president of the hotel company, said they plan to add a restaurant and retail stores in the hotel across from the Seneca Niagara Casino.
Crabs anyone? Houston-based Ignite Restaurant Group is opening a Joe's Crab Shack on Maple Road in Amherst in the former Pizza Uno building. The company studied the region closely and picked the site. It must really like Amherst. It opened a Brick House Tavern and Tap almost directly across Maple Road last month.
DuPont plans to add 27 jobs at its Buffalo Avenue chemical plant in Niagara Falls in the next two months. Managers said they need to replace people who are retiring.
Who is getting hired, promoted and honored?
Bills make us want to shout!