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Step inside Preservation Pub on Main Street and a quick glance at the walls takes you back in time. There's the 1929 black-and-white picture of City Hall under construction. Photographs of Main Street circa 1911, the Americana docked by Buffalo's imposing grain elevators and the Statler Building hosting a 1935 conference. Sandwiched in the mix is the framed 1923 dent…

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Bob Richardson has seen a lot of changes in Buffalo since he first came to Western New York for M&T Bank Corp.'s management development program. In particular, he's seen explosive growth in commercial real estate development in recent years, the rise of new sources of investment capital for those projects and the economic resurgence that is driving activity in Buffa…

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Michelle Casey spends a lot of time on the Thruway. She’s the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, which covers 18 counties on this side of upstate New York. Casey lives in Rochester, where the agency’s main administrative offices are based. But she regularly travels to the organization’s centers in Buffalo and Syracuse and she kee…

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The John R. Oishei Foundation has had a powerful impact on Western New York since it was founded 76 years ago, awarding about $335 million to nonprofits. The organization donated $10 million to what will be the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital and $3 million to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's expansion, among many other contributions for education, health care, the ar…