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Ranzenhofer named Guardian of Small Business

The National Federation of Independent Business has named Sen. Mike Ranzenhofer a 2010 Guardian of Small Business for his consistent support on issues that affect small businesses. Ranzenhofer has proved himself to be a staunch defender of small business, free enterprise and taxpayers during his first term in the State Senate, according to Mike Elmendorf, NFIB/New York State director. “He […]

Horizon offers addiction counseling, mental health services

Horizon Health Services is introducing two new services to its most recently opened location, the Family Recovery Center, 6496 Transit Road, East Amherst. The center, which currently provides addiction counseling with a focus on adolescents and young adults, is adding both adolescent psychiatry and mental health services. The adolescent psychiatry program is designed to aid in the treatment of adolescents […]

BJ’s Wholesale Club holding Power of Pink Picnic

BJ’s Wholesale Club in Clarence is hosting a Power of Pink Picnic for the community, featuring a local breast cancer survivor who will share her battle with the disease. In addition, a doctor from Roswell Park Cancer Institute will share information about breast cancer screening, treatments and research. A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers. The event is free and […]

Lucente selected as Legal Aid Bureau secretary

Rocco Lucente II of Clarence, managing partner of Cohen & Lombardo, has been elected secretary of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo Inc. He has been a board member for seven years, and his term as secretary is for one year. The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo is a not-for-profit organization that provides effective legal representation to financially needy men, […]

BAC presents Zumba options

Recently, the Buffalo Athletic Club added Zumba toning to its lineup of already popular Zumba classes. Zumba toning incorporates weighted Zumba toning sticks to improve muscle endurance and tone. Zumba is a cardio Latin dance workout that incorporates traditional Latin dance steps and is designed to inspire people to lose weight, get fit, meet new friends and have fun. Countries […]

Business News

James W. Bennett, partner with Watson Bennett Colligan & Schechter LLP, has been named New York Super Lawyer for 2010 in the business/corporate category in upstate New York. Super Lawyers annually evaluates attorneys based on, among other factors, peer recognition and professional achievement. The Vein Treatment Office at 9097 Main St., Clarence, a division of Advanced Cardiac Surgical Associates, held […]

First Niagara sponsors student essay contest

The Oct. 1 deadline is approaching for First Niagara’s first student-mentoring essay contest that kicks off the bank’s 2010 Mentoring MattersSM program. Mentoring Matters provides funding and volunteer support for mentoring efforts conducted by nonprofit organizations in Western New York and throughout Upstate New York. Student essay-contest winners in each region will receive $5,000 for their school, a $500 personal […]

‘ReValue America’ lecture scheduled for October

‘ReValue America,’ a free, two-hour lecture, will be given by Dr. Shanon Brooks, author and former president of George Wythe University, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Gateway Building, 3556 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg. The event will be hosted by 912 Project Buffalo and ReValueNY. Topics will include: the proper role of government; solutions for a nation […]

Financial experts to speak at UB North Campus

Financial experts Robert L. Goecks and Thomas P. Mullen will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management on anti-money laundering initiatives and mergers and acquisition at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus. Reservations are required by Thursday, Oct. 7, for this free lecture and can be made by […]