From Business Today:
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership gave its annual report to about 150 members at the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts Tuesday. The economic development group's president, Andrew J. Rudnick, credited the Partnership with helping get Republicans elected and securing low-cost hydropower to state businesses.
Kaleida Health and three unions came to a tentative contract agreement early Tuesday morning. The Local 1168, Communications Workers of America; Local 1199, Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers East and Local 17, International Union of Operating Engineers worked out a tentative deal with Kaleida Health and will now bring it to the more than 8,000 union members they represent for approval. The move avoided a strike authorization vote that was scheduled Tuesday.
New York State passed legislation this month allowing companies to seek benefit corporation status, meaning they are focused not just on profits but on doing public good. The pending law, which is not yet defined, would require benefit corporations to be audited by a third party to ensure they are pursuing their goals and not merely putting on a front to garner goodwill with the public.
Are minority- and women-owned businesses getting their fair share of county contracts? Some legislators are pushing for a Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Utilization Advisory Board that would monitor and help enforce the local laws in place to be sure they do. But a spokesman for County Executive Chris Collins said the county is already exceeding its contract goals and that the push for a board is simply a political move.
Who is getting hired, promoted and honored?
Here's some John Lee Hooker to help you over the hump: