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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.

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JACOBS RECORDS NEARLY A $2 MILLION SURPLUS

JACOBS RECORDS NEARLY A $2 MILLION SURPLUS

Credits “Renew Local” Initiative and Strong Real Estate Market

Erie County, NY – As he concludes his second year in office, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs once again closes the books with close to a $2 million surplus. Jacobs reported this week that he will record over a $1.9 million surplus.

“In the last two years we have generated more than $4 million in surplus funds, with no increase in the amount of employees at the Clerk Office,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs attributes the surplus to his hard working employees, his campaign to encourage residents to renew their license and registrations locally and a strong real estate market. “These funds do not stay at the Clerk’s Office but go back to the county to support the many important services that we provide to our citizens,” said Jacobs.

In 2012, Jacobs’s surplus in the Clerk’s Office accounted for 50% of the over-all county surplus.

Local Landscaper Brightens Up Bookstore for the Holidays

Local Landscaper Brightens Up Bookstore for the Holidays

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café would like to thank Whitey O’Donnell, owner of T. O’Donnell Landscaping, for generously donating three Christmas trees that helped brighten up the front exterior of the community bookstore throughout the holiday season.

“Whitey is a rock solid, community minded individual who has done a lot over the years to help beautify the neighborhood,” said Dog Ears Executive Director Tom McDonnell. “He likes to say that he does it for the kids. Whatever his reason, we are extremely grateful for this kind gesture!”

Coming Home Buffalo host workshops

Coming Home Buffalo host workshops

On Dec 14. in Buffalo NY Coming Home Buffalo & Getthebuzz716 presents  Branding 101, Model Bootcamp, Music Industry Unplugged  which provides artists, models, small businesses, musicians and entrepreneurs with knowledge of building a brand ,the business of the music, fashion and modeling industry. These workshops hosted by Coming Home Buffalo and Getthebuzz716 will be ongoing providing emerging designers, artists, musicians, models and entrepreneurs with resources, training and development, to support its growth and profitability. The workshops are taught by established industry leaders and offers mini educational seminars and networking opportunities.

 

Catholic Charities Ranked as Four-Star Charity by Nonprofit Evaluator for Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Catholic Charities of Buffalo has attained a four out of four stars rating from Charity Navigator, a nation-wide nonprofit charity evaluator, indicating thorough financial management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Charity Navigator, found at charitynavigator.org, highlights the effort of efficient and open charities and works to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in their charitable choices.  

Jacobs Completes an Independent Risk Assessment of Finances

Jacobs Completes an Independent Risk Assessment of Finances

Institutes Best Practices to Protect $60 Million in Receipts

ERIE COUNTY, NY – Chris Jacobs called for and now has received an Independent Risk Assessment of the Clerk’s Registrar Division. 

Last year Jacobs retained the certified public accounting firm of Tronconi Segarra & Associates to complete an assessment of the financial management of the cash receipts and financial reporting processes of the Division and make recommendations to implement best practices.

Winter Market at Horsefeathers: Nov. 9 Highlights

Winter Market at Horsefeathers: Nov. 9 Highlights

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers is back! The marketplace will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 3 and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side.

The market features farm-fresh produce as well as hand-crafted and locally produced products from approximately 20 vendors. Guests of the market can also become better acquainted with the establishment’s permanent businesses, including The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets, Jolie’s Traditional Chinese, Chow Chocolat and Martin Cooks restaurant.