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Transportation services company Roar Logistics Inc. has acquired a Houston-based rival to expand its operation and solidify its position as a shipping leader in North America. The Buffalo-based company, a subsidiary of Rich Products Corp., did not say how much it paid to buy Integra Logistics Services LLC, which like Roar was founded in 2003. The purchase gives Roar off…

Two former real estate agents at Nothnagle Realtors and then Howard Hanna Real Estate Services have spun off on their own to form an independent, women-owned brokerage firm. Beth Matthews and Nancy Reynolds this week launched Envision Real Estate as a new boutique firm, based in Orchard Park. That fulfills their longtime vision to start their own business, building off …

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The only new housing development in the city of Buffalo in recent years is going to get five times bigger over the next four years. Marrano Homes is taking over the Colvin Estates subdivision in North Buffalo and plans to build more than 100 additional homes. Prices will likely start in the mid-$300,000 range, but a company official said he expects some will sell for ov…

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Western New York's largest business group once again plans to focus its lobbying efforts on core issues familiar to its members: the high cost of doing business in the state, the need for more trained workers and the importance of encouraging investment in the region. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership Wednesday released its advocacy agenda for 2018, highlighting the chall…

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One hundred, and counting. That's how many employees Bak USA has hired, less than three years after the mobile computer maker opened its doors in Buffalo as a "social enterprise" designed to both create jobs and benefit society. The company announced Wednesday that it had surpassed its original employment target, which it said demonstrated the potential of new techno…

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A $200 million project to transform the Pilgrim Village affordable-housing community into the mixed-income and mixed-use Campus Square is now in jeopardy, months after a growing dispute between the development partners spilled out into the open with a foreclosure. McGuire Development Co. and Mark H. Trammell are battling for control of both Pilgrim Village and the poten…

Health and Fitness

Kevin O'Brien started an unwelcome collection of cheater glasses in his 50s when he started to struggle to read, scan his emails and text messages, and handle some of the small instruments he uses at work. He propped cheaters on his head, hung them in his shirt pockets, and set them on his desk, nightstand and dashboard of his Jeep. "They were everywhere," said O'Bri…

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TM Montante Development has acquired a Delaware Avenue office building near Gates Circlein a $1.95 million deal that would expand the geographic reach of its already-mammoth project to reuse the former Millard Fillmore hospital site nearby. TM Montante spokesman Byron DeLuke said Friday that the firm's "initial concept" for its new purchase involves an adaptive reuse of…

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In elevating Rene F. Jones to succeed Robert G. Wilmers as its new chairman and CEO, M&T Bank Corp. didn't just make a safe and familiar choice. It also delighted and relieved Wall Street, which revels in predictability and hates surprises. "If you would have polled everybody on Wall Street and said who would you most like to see as the next CEO of this bank, the…

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The brothers who own a pair of Olean-based contractors have acquired the former Orchard Park offices and training center for the local plumbers union, trading leased space for a building they now own. Mike and Dan DeRose paid $616,000 a week ago to buy the 16,700-square-foot building at 3651 California Drive from the United Association Plumbers & Steamfitters Local …