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Crowley Webb wins 31 awards at 2014 WNY ADDYs

Crowley Webb wins 31 awards at 2014 WNY ADDYs

Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency, was honored with the most awards at the 2014 Western New York ADDYs. Sponsored by the Advertising Club of Buffalo, the event was held the evening of March 7 at the Tralf Music Hall.

The agency took home Best of Show for calendars it created for Praxis, Crowley Webb’s patient recruitment division. Crowley Webb was honored with 17 gold and 14 silver awards for work created for ESAB, Monroe Community College, Wilmington Trust, Phillips Lytle, HEALTHeLINK, CUBRC, Samco, Irish Classical Theatre, CenterSpace, Advertising Club of Buffalo, Arts Access, and Friends of Night People.

It was also a night for the agency and the entire Western New York advertising community to honor the cofounder of Crowley Webb, Joe Crowley, who died unexpectedly in October 2013. The announcement was made that the Ad Club’s Service Award was renamed the Joe Crowley Award for Service, a fitting tribute to the late philanthropist.

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Three New Books

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Three New Books

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company has announced the release of three new books. Joining the No Frills collection are “Walking Through The Mist” by Sinead Tyrone; “Slanted Windows” by Marjorie Norris; and “Sharks Don’t Eat Peanut Butter, written by Mark Privateer and illustrated by Jennifer Dunlap.

Naturalization Ceremonies: Celebrating Presidents’ Day the Right Way

Naturalization Ceremonies: Celebrating Presidents’ Day the Right Way

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often think of Presidents’ Day as another day off of work. This national holiday, which occurs the third Monday of February, is the national holiday to recognize George Washington, our nation’s very first president. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decided to honor Washington in a special way this year by holding naturalization ceremonies for approximately 17,800 new U.S. citizens.

Daemen Lecture Series to Launch With House Majority Leader, Prominent Congressman

Daemen Lecture Series to Launch With House Majority Leader, Prominent Congressman

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Brian Higgins will be the first featured speakers in the newly established Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, which will bring top government and public officials to campus to share their unique perspective on critical state, national and international issues.

Higgins will deliver the inaugural lecture, “From the Ground Up: Building a Stronger Western New York and Nation,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the college’s Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“This lecture series will give prominent leaders in the political and public service sectors the opportunity to share their experiences and insight on timely key topics,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “By featuring speakers diverse in thought, perspective and leadership style, we will be fostering important discussions on varied issues impacting our region and country.”

Delving Deeper into H-1Bs for Specialized Workers

Delving Deeper into H-1Bs for Specialized Workers

 

In our last blog we took a look at the H-1B category, the nonimmigrant category for specialized workers. In this blog we are going to delve deeper into the category. We’ll discuss some of the necessary components of the application, like the prevailing wage, the Labor Condition Application and the Public Access File. 

The H-1B Process

Prior to filing an H-1B petition, there are a number of requirements an employer must fulfill. Specifically, a Prevailing Wage Determination must be made in accordance with U.S. Department of Labor regulations, and the Labor Certification Application must then be filed.  

‘Canalside Tale’ is Latest Book From No Frills Buffalo

‘Canalside Tale’ is Latest Book From No Frills Buffalo

Local book publishing company No Frills Buffalo announces the release of its latest book, “Canalside Tale” by John Grandits. A former official with the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Homeland Security, Grandits is a graduate of Bishop Timon High School and Niagara University. He currently makes his home in Buffalo. 

 

Attention Employers: Don’t Delay! H-1B Season is Upon Us

Attention Employers: Don’t Delay! H-1B Season is Upon Us

 

It’s that time of year again! H-1B season is once again upon us. H-1B petitions for the U.S. government’s 2015 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2014, should be filed by April 1. Berardi Immigration Law assists numerous clients each year with the preparation and filing of these petitions and encourages any employers who wish to be ready to file by April 1 to start the process now.

What is the H-1B category?