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Matt Glynn

Matt Glynn has been a business reporter with The Buffalo News since 2000. He is a native of Youngstown and lives in Buffalo.


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Robert Miller Jr. guided the Evans Agency's growth over the past 18 years. Now Miller, 62, is preparing to retire as president of the insurance agency, which is a subsidiary of Evans Bancorp. Miller will transition to CEO of the agency effective Dec. 1, and then retire March 29. He will serve the remainder of his term on Evans Bank's board of directors, which expires in…

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The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Thursday will turn into a simulated stock market for more than 550 students. The students, from 33 area high schools, will compete in the 10th annual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge. The student teams apply what they have learned in the classroom to simulated stock market trading. Each team starts with an imaginary $…

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Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health officials will hold a grand opening on Wednesday for the ECMC Center for Dental Care at Buffalo General Medical Center on High Street. The center is a general dentistry extension clinic that is designed to improve access and respond to a dental health professional shortage in that area of the city.

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KeyBank chairman and CEO Beth E. Mooney recently met in Amherst with about 45 employees from across the bank's territory and inviting them to ask her anything. Mooney likes offering that opportunity to employees as part of a Key leadership development program labeled "Leading to Win." Key uses the program to encourage collaboration among employees across the bank – some…

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For Chick-fil-A fans, the wait is nearly over. The chain has declared Nov. 29 the opening date for its restaurant at 1753 Walden Ave. in Cheektowaga. This will be Chick-fil-A's first location in the Buffalo Niagara region. Seemingly everything about its local debut – from exactly where the restaurant would be built, to when it would open for business – has been close…

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Delaware North has agreed to acquire Skycity Darwin, a casino and resort in Australia. Terms were not disclosed. The deal is subject to the approval of authorities in Australia. Skycity Darwin includes 600 electronic gaming machines, more than 30 table games and four restaurants. The 152-room hotel is Darwin's only property with a five-star rating.  

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Launch New York has received two grants totaling $150,000 from New York State Electric and Gas, and Rochester Gas and Electric. The grants will build upon existing business mentoring programs in Launch New York's Emerging Cleantech Opportunity Incubator, as well as support development of an online investor network to connect entrepreneurs and potential backers. The i…

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Buffalo entrepreneurs have a shot at winning up to $5,000 in a KeyBank business pitch competition. The entry deadline for the KeyBank Business Boost and Build program, which has a total prize package of $11,500, is noon Thursday. Pitch applicants must be at least 21 years old; reside or own a business in the City of Buffalo; and have owned a business for at least six mo…

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When workers run into unexpected expenses — like car repairs or emergency medical costs — the impact can affect their job performance or even prevent them from getting to work, putting their employment at risk. A newly launched program, called Work/Life Solutions, at the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County aims to prevent employees' non-work issues from creating obsta…

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Astronics' third-quarter profits soared to $17 million, despite struggles in three of its aerospace businesses. The East Aurora aerospace equipment maker's net income soared 181 percent from $6 million a year earlier. The company's profits were "aided by a significant tax benefit resulting from a change in state tax treatment," said Peter Gundermann, Astronics' presiden…

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Moog Inc. sees strong results coming next year. The Elma-based maker of motion control equipment recently wrapped up its 2018 fiscal year, and on Friday it provided an outlook for its 2019 results. Moog forecasts a 6 percent increase in sales, to $2.9 billion, and full-year earnings per share of $5.25. Moog expects growth from across its businesses – aircraft control…

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Cockaigne Resort says it's not giving up. The Chautauqua County resort this week broke the news that it wouldn't open for the upcoming ski and snowboard season after all. The decision was a setback for the new owners, who were preparing for a comeback seven years after a fire led to the resort's shutdown. Cockaigne's new owners, led by Rex Butcher, said they were una…

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Chris Kudla's hobbies are woodworking and cycling. The mechanical engineer found a way to combine his two interests. He launched Normal Bicycles, making bikes with wooden frames, last year with his wife, Jessica. Normal Bicycles started in the basement of the Kudlas' home, on Normal Avenue in Buffalo. They moved the business into the Foundry, a business incubator on …

Open enrollment has begun on the state's health insurance exchange, serving people who don't receive coverage through an employer or Medicare. The enrollment period runs through Jan. 31. Existing customers can renew their health plans starting Nov. 16. Consumers must enroll or renew by Dec. 15 for coverage effective Jan. 1. The state Department of Health said more th…

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Cockaigne Resort won't open for the upcoming ski and snowboard season after all. The Chautauqua County resort planned to reopen for skiers and snowboarders this winter, after a fire that destroyed the lodge seven years ago led to the resort's shutdown. But its comeback will have to wait. "Despite a lot of hard work and investment, we are not able to get slope lightin…