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There are longtime employees, and then there is Wayne Schultz. Schultz, 86, just celebrated his 60th anniversary working for Ford Gum and Machine in Akron. He has spent his entire career in the gum manufacturer's print shop. Ford Gum in recent years has gained acclaim for producing Big League Chew under a licensing agreement, but Schultz's career at Ford began long b…

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Buffalo Place staff members have proven themselves adept at many tasks over the years as the nonprofit organization in charge of the downtown business improvement district has taken on growing responsibilities. The organization markets downtown, coordinates events and activities, maintains the streetscape and infrastructure, provides extra security, promotes new busines…

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Uniland Development Co. and Delaware North executives joined together on Thursday to celebrate the certification of the new Delaware North Building for its environmental sustainability. But they took the party to a different place. The 12-story building was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with the silver designation under the Leadership in Energy and En…

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. formally kicked off construction on its new West End townhouse project in the Waterfront Village on Thursday – in the middle of a steady rainstorm, following a deluge the night before. The previous day had been warm and sunny, while the forecast for Friday was also clear. But CEO Paul Ciminelli had good reasons for his choice. "It’s kind o…

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Get ready for the Gerber Collision of the Game. The Carubba Collision chain was bought this year by another company, Gerber Collision and Glass. Hockey fans wondered if the subsequent rebranding would spell the end of its sponsorship of highlights of hits delivered by Sabres players, a staple of games and broadcasts. Turns out, the sponsorship will live on, said Joe …

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When it comes to money, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown knows exactly who's in charge. During the formal groundbreaking ceremony for Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s new West End townhouse project, the mayor noted that the new 20-unit development will add $336,000 to the city's annual tax base each year when it's completed in 2022. "Yes, I do watch those numbers, folks," h…

Oh, yeah, it's on. The battle between cordless and corded power tools has come to Buffalo, with the launch of a new YouTube video from home improvement retailer Lowe's, featuring the Northland Corridor and two kinds of Bosch drills. The North Carolina company used the construction site of the Workforce Training Center as a backdrop for a production shoot last month, …

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How would you like to live like an Olympian? Matt Anderson, the U.S. men's Olympic volleyball team member, has put his West Seneca home up for sale, with an asking price of $420,000. Anderson has moved to Indianapolis, said Wende Paas of Hunt Real Estate ERA. He is preparing to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and was a member of the bronze-winning USA tea…

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Bogart and Sinatra would be a blockbuster movie. It’s doing pretty well as a business partnership. Eric Bogart and Michael Sinatra bought the Colvin Storage facility, using a limited liability company they dubbed Bogart-Sinatra Development LLC. The friends paid $1.1 million to the former owner, Paul J. Francoforte Jr.’s Colvin Storage LLC. Bogart said his grand…

What ever happened to predictability? It used to be you could write a straight-laced business story about a gas station, tweet it out, and everyone would move on. But that's not what happened this week when Matt Glynn tweeted his story about how Speedway, which bought 33 Noco Express locations, is switching the stores over to the new company banner. We're not sure…

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Clarence businessman and avid car collector Dan Snyder has struck again. The CEO of InLighten and the founder of Dan Snyder Motorsports submitted a $2.7 million winning bid for the last front-engine Corvette ever produced, at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Charity Auction in Connecticut. The sale price for the 650-horsepower, C7 Corvette was the most a single car has eve…

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Buffalo city government apparently has a little something in common with ... the Eagles? When new employee Arthur Hall joined the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. three weeks ago, he was quickly assigned to focus on project management for the Northland Corridor initiatives. That will allow two other agency executives to focus on BUDC's growing portfolio of waterfront res…

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Comedy at the M&T Bank annual shareholders meeting? Why, yes. Paul Durnan, a shareholder from Burlington, Ont., is known for asking questions of the M&T CEO each year, one of the few audience members to take advantage of the opportunity. When he stepped to the mic this week, René Jones, the CEO, recalled that Durnan had missed last year's meeting. "I heard yo…

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We all know how tough it can be to drive in snowy, wind-whipped, wintry conditions in Buffalo. We certainly had a couple of reminders last week. But now a Honda dealership in Yonkers has seen fit to identify and rank the 30 cities with the nation's worst winter weather drivers. Buffalo – not surprisingly – made the cut. Much to our collective relief, though, Buffa…

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Contestants in the 43North competition had to be fast on their feet at Shea's, answering questions from judges. Big money was on the line. Lindsey Tropf faced a doozy. A judge questioned why someone from Gainesville, Fla., would choose move her company, Immersed Games, to Buffalo. "I won't have to lose two weeks of development every year fleeing the state from a hurr…