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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.


AM&A's is giving its charge account customers the option of having perfume samples removed from their monthly bills.The store began offering the option after "getting more complaints as of late" about the advertiser-supplied fragrance strips that accompany store envelopes, an AM&A's spokesman said.Enclosing a perfume sample with a customer's bill is "standard practice" am…

New York Telephone is warning its customers about swindlers who call asking for their telephone calling card numbers.The scam artists pose as security officers for a phone company and claim they are examining the customers' phone bills as part of an investigation, said Mark Marchand, a spokesman for New York Telephone.The customers then are asked to reveal their calling ca…

Shoppers of the area's four major supermarket chains are showing strong support for a plastic bag recycling effort launched a year ago, says Bruce Gilburne of Shuman Plastics.Nearly 500 Tops, Super Duper, Wegmans and Bells stores are taking part in the program by collecting plastic bags in store receptacles and giving them to the Western New York Beverage Industry Collec…

U.S. Sugar Co.'s new blend of its U.S. Granulated product may propel the company into nationwide distribution, according to William McDaniel, vice president of sales and marketing.The Bailey Avenue company recently unveiled a new mix of its product that combines sucrose, which is cane or beet sugar, with two corn sweeteners, fructose and dextrose."Over the last year, U.S.…

A former West Seneca resident is helping American businesses save money on their phone bills with a device that prevents talkative employees from making long-distance and personal calls at work.Brian J. Styles is the inventor of SecureFone, a sandwich-bread sized box that hooks up to any telephone. His high-tech consulting firm, Inteletek Enterprises Inc. of Pompano Beac…

A former West Seneca resident is helping American businesses save money on their phone bills with a device that prevents talkative employees from making long-distance and personal calls at work.Brian J. Styles is the inventor of SecureFone, a sandwich-bread sized box that hooks up to any telephone. His high-tech consulting firm, Inteletek Enterprises Inc. of Pompano Beac…

Soviets who learn the ways of the market economy will be crucial in helping the Soviet Union work with foreign investors and recover from its economic crisis, two Soviet students say."We know the (business) environment," said Boris Evseev, 24. "We can serve as a bridge between Western businesses and Soviet companies."Evseev and Vadim Vinogradov, who speak fluent English, v…

A budding construction market has encouraged three construction companies with ties to the Rochester area to set up shop in Tonawanda during the last 18 months."Basically, the eastern part of New York state tends to be in a worse recession than this part," said Patrick Morris, former executive director of the Tonawandas' Industrial Expansion Corporation."(Construction fi…

Multiform Desiccants Inc. is ready to blast into outer space, but the company isn't about to leave behind its original customers.The company, located in a red-brick building 960 Busti Ave., makes products that safeguard everything from packaged food to electronic equipment against moisture.Now, as it celebrates 30 years in business, Multiform is working with NASA to ensure…

Mobile Diagnostic Testing Services Inc. plans to expand its operations to serve more people outside the Buffalo area, according to the company's new president and chief executive officer."Our first priority is to make sure we do our very best job locally," said John M. Carter, who recently purchased the company at 4955 Bailey Ave.Carter, a Getzville resident, described s…

Members of the Buffalo Place Inc. board of directors today agreed to form an ad hoc committee to examine the economic spinoffs of two sites for a proposed new downtown arena."I think it's important for a business forum in this community to speak out on these issues," said Carl P. Paladino, a local attorney-developer and board member. "It's the function of Buffalo Place to…

A new state tax on natural gas has many area businesses outraged at the prospect of paying higher bills."It's a horrible thing that's happened," said Rolland Kidder, president of Kidder Exploration Inc., a natural gas exploration firm in Jamestown. "If they don't repeal this, this is a disaster."Businesses that will pay the tax -- including most non-governmental and non-r…

After 73 years and thousands of car repairs, Lauria Collision Service Inc. is preparing to roll down its garage door for the last time."All good things have to come to an end sooner or later," said Joe Lauria, 64, who runs the business with his brother Tom at 1141 Niagara St. "It's a little sad to be leaving.""I'm going to miss it terribly," said Tom Lauria, 68.The brother…

When the National Hockey League draft gets under way today in Memorial Auditorium, T.R. Services Inc. will do its part to help the media get the word out.The Tonawanda-based telecommunications company is providing the NHL with telephone arrangements for members of the media who are covering the NHL Congress this week, said Neal V. Fatin III, president."It really isn't muc…

It may only measure a half an inch in diameter and weigh a mere 0.0025 of an ounce, but the Cheerio has helped General Mills grab a large share of the cereal market in the 50 years since its debut.Cheerios marked a half-century of breakfast-cereal business with a celebration at General Mills' headquarters in Minneapolis on Wednesday, said Jennifer Lister, assistant accou…