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Senecas get in on development action, Lockport bar sells and local farmers offered aid

From Business Today:


The Seneca Nation of Indians hosted economic development officials from Western New York and Pennsylvania Thursday looking for ways to work together on future projects. The Senecas said they would like to play a bigger role in economic development in order to benefit the nation and wanted to brainstorm with officials to find ways to make that happen.

"Good business knows no boundaries," said Robert Odawi Porter, the Seneca Nation president.

About 40 economic officials outlined current economic programs and initiatives during the program's first session, then the Senecas outlined their economic goals and opportunities.


A popular Lockport restaurant is being sold to its current management team and bartender. Manager Chris Bell and assistant manager and bartender Brian Junke will take over the loan on Taboo restaurant in Ulrich Center from David L. Ulrich. The Greater Lockport Development Corp. approved the transfer of the balance of a 2007 loan to the  new owners. The balance on the city's loan is $115,000.

The bar will be renamed Lock 34 Bar & Grill, have extended hours, an expanded menu and lower bar pricing.


 To offset losses from Spring storms, farmers in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie counties may be eligible for Farm Service Agency disaster emergency loan assistance. Family Farmers can apply for loans at 3.75 percent interest at the FSA office at 3542 Turner Road in Jamestown. The phone number is 664-2351.

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