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"Survive and Thrive" Small Business Workshop

"Survive and Thrive" Small Business Workshop

The Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center will host the second edition of the small business training workshop, "Survive and Thrive: Essentials for Starting Your Own Small Business." The event will be held on Wed, April 11 from 8:30 a.m.

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile Opens in Elmwood Village

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile Opens in Elmwood Village

By Nina Barone

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile, a full service, European inspired, neighborhood cheese and specialty food store, recently opened in the Elmwood Village. In 2010, the Elmwood Village Association conducted a consumer needs survey and identified a cheese shop as one of the top five businesses people would like to see open on Elmwood Avenue. Respondents identified the need for five specific niche businesses: cheese store, hardware store, sporting goods store, butcher shop and seafood store.

Located at 423 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile’s current hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and closed on Sunday.

New Facebook Pages

You may have heard about the new changes to Facebook pages, are you ready? Facebook has announced that all Pages will be upgraded to the new Timeline layout on March 30th. 

The new Facebook page layout is designed to provide brands with a space for outlining events and milestones with images that will turn communicate a story for audiences to be part of therefore creating a deeper level of engagement. Brands are likely to appear more human which in turn, will help with growing more meaningful connections with consumers that feel like a relationship rather than just an impression.

Facebook "Timeline": It Does Not Work, No Opt Out

Facebook "Timeline": It Does Not Work, No Opt Out

Every single person, organization and business using Facebook Pages will be forced on March 30, 2012, WITHOUT CHOICE, to use a timeline that is not necessary, impedes communication, and affects privacy and malfunctions.

You can see a preview of timeline here: https://www.facebook.com/about/timeline

The Facebook timeline has been put in place for business, organization and community pages. The timeline hampers communication, is technically faulty, graphically heavy, and is not user friendly. Regardless of how the technology functions, users do not have a choice. This is against net neutrality, an Internet principle that Facebook supports.

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Ready to Celebrate First St. Patrick’s Day

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli Ready to Celebrate First St. Patrick’s Day

Where will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year? How about visiting the city’s newest restaurant in the heart of Buffalo’s Irish District?

Since opening its doors on February 13, the Brick Oven Bistro & Deli at 904 Abbott Road in South Buffalo has quickly become a neighborhood favorite for many reasons, one being the restaurant’s unique assortment of bottled and draft beer. In addition to the standards, customers are greeted by a wide variety of unique microbrews and even some tasty local selections.

Rain Rain Go away

Rain Rain Go away

Rain Rain go away! If you’re going to be caught in a rainstorm you might as well do it fashionable. Raingear is getting a fashion makeover these days check out the lastest fashion trends in rainwear for 2012.

Join facebook group Accessory addicts for all the lastest trend in accessories http://www.facebook.com/groups/165443036908627/

Kanye West Debuts Fashion Line in Paris

Kanye West Debuts Fashion Line in Paris

Kanye West may have another calling other than hip-hop his S/S 2012 ready to wear womenswear line hit the runway at Paris fashion week. Last year's debut had a very high level of expectation and media hype but ultimately didn’t get the reception he was hoping for. It can be hard for any designer celebrity or not to come out with a line that is eccentric, couture and cohesive. But that hasn’t stop this hip-hop icon and visionary from taking another go on the runway.