Commerce

Buffalo Niagara Partnership names new Board members

BUFFALO, N.Y– The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the area’s regional chamber of commerce, announces that seven new members have joined its Board of Directors, with terms effective immediately. The new Board members are: Jim Dentinger, President, NOCO Enterprises, LLC, a division

Commerce

Millions may be on Pandemic Unemployment who did not apply

BY MATT WEIDINGER Various reviewers (including me) have noted the rapid growth of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. That’s the temporary federally funded unemployment benefit program created in the March 2020 CARES Act that is designed to assist self-employed individuals,

Commerce

NYC led the latest state population drop

BY E.J. McMAHON For a second consecutive year, New York’s population loss was mainly concentrated downstate, according to the latest Census Bureau estimates. During the 12-month period ending last July 1, the 50 counties of upstate New York lost 20,846

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‘Hockey Stick’ spending hikes make even less sense now

BY MATT WEIDINGER Last October, the House Ways and Means Committee approved, along party lines, legislation to extend and expand the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program.  HPOG is one of more than 40 federal education and training programs and provides low-income individuals training

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Lorraine exits its investment in Bush Industries

Lorraine Capital, LLC (“Lorraine”), a Buffalo NY private equity firm, in partnership with Landon Capital Partners, LLC (“Landon”), a Boston MA family office and Ironwood Capital, LLC (“Ironwood”) an Avon CT based subordinated debt fund, has exited their investment in