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Multisorb Executive Wins Prestigious Award

Multisorb Technologies is proud to announce that James Balon, Corporate Finance Director, has been awarded the 2010 Financial Executive of the Year Award for Manufacturing, by Buffalo Business First, for his outstanding achievements in corporate finance.

The Financial Executive of the Year Award is presented annually to exceptional executives from Western New York, in several categories, ranging from Healthcare and Education, to Retail and Hospitality. A luncheon in their honor was held at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, and their biographies and pictures were published in the October 8, 2010 edition of Buffalo Business First.

Walsh Insurance Group Donates $50,000 to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

On Saturday, October 23rd, over 100 employees from the Walsh Insurance Group donated their time to plant 150 trees and dozens of flower bulbs along the ring road in Delaware Park.  These new trees and their maintenance will be paid for by a generous donation of $50,000 from the Walsh Insurance Group and their subsidiaries.

Local Powerlifter is Training Other Athletes to Win

In his early teens, Steve Helmicki considered himself a bit of an undersized football player, which led him to begin training in his parents’ attic with a DP vinyl and sand weight set and a Bill Grant fitness manual. While countless other young athletes might have a similar story to tell, very few — if any — have ever taken it quite as far as Helmicki.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2000 Chevy Venture van with 54,000 miles. The transmission fluid has been changed twice and the coolant was changed about one year ago. Should I get the spark plugs changed before they get stuck in the head? The dealer wants to just clean them and not replace them. Thank you.
Cole from Buffalo, NY


Reps. Higgins and Lee Announce Grand Opening of Passport Center in Western New York

New Full-Service Facility Is One-Stop-Shop for Western New Yorker’s Passport Needs

Rep. Higgins & Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Announce $5 Million for Buffalo Harbor

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) Chairman Jordan Levy announced the release of $5 million, secured through the New York Power Authority relicensing settlement agreement, toward a project to build the Buffalo Harbor Bridge

“For decades limited and disjointed access has kept people, business and opportunity away from the Outer Harbor,” said Congressman Brian Higgins.  “By providing a link between the City’s downtown core and our waterfront we are actually building a bridge to limitless opportunities to draw economic development, jobs, residential living, recreation and tourism into the region.”

Developer, Villa Maria Sue to Continue Kensington Village Plan

Chason Affinity Developers and Villa Maria College have filed a lawsuit against the New York State Division of Human Rights

Cheektowaga, N.Y. – Chason Affinity, developers of the innovative “Collegiate Village” student housing complex, and Villa Maria College, today filed a lawsuit against the New York State Division of Human Rights and its Commissioner Galen D. Kirkland in Erie County Supreme Court.

The developers and the College seek to set aside a 2008 agreement they believe is not valid, and clear the way for a $25 million effort to renovate and preserve up to 276 units of market rate housing, and provide affordable rents to families in the Kensington-Eggert neighborhood.