M&T Bank should appoint Betty Jean Grant to its Board of Directors

Betty Jean Grant may be retiring from the County Legislature (a body that she once chaired), but her supporters know she isn’t going anywhere.  With the sheer force of her honest, humble, unwavering style, she has earned greater esteem in the body politic than any contemporary political figure — perhaps even beyond that of George K. Arthur and Arthur O. Eve. The region’s largest corporations … Continue reading M&T Bank should appoint Betty Jean Grant to its Board of Directors

Poloncarz should back film festival

THE EDITORIAL BOARD Director Bill Cowell’s network of relationships in the Los Angeles film industry spans the upper echelon of American media. That he maintains roots in Western New York is an opportunity to leverage his talents and networks as the  region continues to try, mightily, to cultivate the film and content production industry here in Western New York. Cuomo administration tax credits, local funding for … Continue reading Poloncarz should back film festival

Trump applauds SoftBank announcements

President-elect Donald Trump, from the steps of his Mar-o-lago resort in Palm Strings, FL applauded the return of 8,000 jobs to the United States. Trump touted plans announced earlier this month Masayoshi Son, a Japanese tech mogul, that his firm Softbank Capital would deploy over $50 billion in investment capital into its American holdings — including Sprint and OneWeb. SoftBank formerly maintained a Buffalo-based office led by … Continue reading Trump applauds SoftBank announcements

Sam Hoyt’s absence at East Side press event raises eyebrows

Since Governor Andrew Cuomo was elected to his current office in 2010 and made Sam Hoyt an official at Empire State Development, the former Assemblyman has promoted himself as “Cuomo’s top guy in Western New York.” He even modified his title from Vice President for the Western Region, to Regional President, because he didn’t think the former fully represented his stature in the administration. In recent … Continue reading Sam Hoyt’s absence at East Side press event raises eyebrows

Josh Kushner’s health startup opens trendy Brooklyn clinic

BY JAMES COVERT Oscar Health Insurance just opened its first clinic in Brooklyn — and the place looks just as slick as the startup’s hipster-friendly app. Patients who enter the new “Oscar Center” won’t find administrators pushing papers behind a desk. Instead, the administrators are loitering around a minimalist bar tapping on laptops, offering seats on comfy couches in a waiting area that’s stocked with … Continue reading Josh Kushner’s health startup opens trendy Brooklyn clinic

America supports Trump’s Carrier deal

Donald Trump’s first big move as president-elect is wildly popular with voters, a poll released Tuesday shows. Trump’s deal with air conditioning manufacturer Carrier is viewed favorably by 60 percent of registered voters, according to the survey by Politico/Morning Consult. About 87 percent of Republicans view the move favorably, as do 54 percent of independents… via America supports Trump’s Carrier deal — New York Post Continue reading America supports Trump’s Carrier deal