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Elizabeth G. Clark, Esq. received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Planned Parenthood "Strength in Numbers" fundraiser. Clark is a former Board member, and long time advocate for Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York.

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Cameron R. Greene received the William B. Hoyt Advocacy for Choice Award at the Planned Parenthood "Strength in Numbers" fundraiser. Greene is a long-time volunteer in many capacities for Planned Parenthood.

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M&T Bank's annual warm clothing collection for families in need, called "Gift of Warmth," will return Nov. 26 through Jan. 4. All 65 M&T branches in  the eight counties of Western New York will collect new mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and coats on behalf of the Salvation Army of Buffalo. Collection bins also will be located in several senior and health care fa…

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Karen Howard has been named a Trustee on the Niagara University Board. She has served as the executive vice president of Kei Advisors for the past five years where she plays a key role in managing all aspects of micro-cap and small-cap publically traded companies’ investor relations programs.

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Frank Fiannaca has been named a Trustee on the Niagara University Board. He founded USA Payroll in 1996 with his wife. The company is a regional payroll service which specializes in payroll accounting for small to mid-size businesses in Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware Valley.

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The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. has been named chairman of the Niagara University Board of Trustees. He currently serves as the executive vice president and chief operations officer for Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit and Catholic health system.

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Bryanna Gwitt, a Buffalo State College graduate, has joined the Salvation Army, Buffalo Area Services, as the new events and volunteer coordinator. Previous to this position, Gwitt was the development manager at the Hunter’s Hope Foundation.

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Six new stores have opened at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls just in time for the holidays. Four of them are long-term tenants, two of them are temporary seasonal retailers. The long-term tenants are Regatta Great Outdoors, Boba Stop, Boost Mobile and Eyebrow Bar. The seasonal retailers are Hickory Farms and Go! Calendars Go! Games. United Kingdom-based Regatta…

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Work is now underway on a project to convert a longtime industrial manufacturing property on Buffalo's East Side into a new residential community with several hundred tenants. Crews broke ground last week on the $50.7 million project by Stuart Alexander & Associates and Rhonda Ricks to redevelop the vacant former Buffalo Forge Manufacturing Co. plant at 490 Broadway…

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You probably already know this: Black Friday is usually more hype than cold, hard bargains. But for many people, it's still a can't-miss shopping event. Families and friends go year after year, whether for the fun of tradition or because they're trying to flee some family chaos over pumpkin pie. Whatever the reason, you'll be happy to know there are still good deals to …

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Tops Markets is officially out of bankruptcy. The Amherst-based supermarket chain said Monday it had completed its financial restructuring and had emerged from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. The formal end to Tops' nine-month trek through bankruptcy was expected after the U.S. Bankruptcy Court less than two weeks ago approved the company's plan to restructure …

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Amherst's zombie hotel is coming back to life. Work recently restarted on a building shell near the University at Buffalo North Campus, where two brothers from Ontario want to open an extended stay hotel. Construction had started and stopped – twice – at the hotel property, most recently earlier this year, leaving an unfinished, six-story building looming over Sweet …

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DHD Ventures, the Rochester-based developer that built the Monarch 716 student-housing complex near SUNY Buffalo State, has lost possession of its sprawling 15-month-old property on Forest Avenue. A state Supreme Court justice in Buffalo last week approved a request by the lenders on the project to foreclose on $38.8 million in mortgage debt, authorizing a court-appoint…

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A Tonawanda investor is moving forward with his plan to convert a longtime paper-box and jigsaw puzzle manufacturing facility into self-storage space, after acquiring the East Side property. Daniel Blanchard, through 459 Broadway LLC, paid $797,000 last week to acquire the 46,193-square-foot brick-and-stone building from Drescher Paper Box Inc. The sale includes 459, 46…