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Sycamore Company Upgrades Client Manager System

Sycamore Company Upgrades Client Manager System

Buffalo, NY: The Sycamore Company, providing data conversion services, software application analysis, software application implementations, as well as training and best practices management consulting to the financial services industry, recently unveiled upgrades to its Client Manager system. 

Client Manager, which presents client information in an easy-to-use, intuitive interface, now offers a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Worksheet that automatically calculates the correct RMD using either Table I or Table II, tracks client distributions throughout the year, and provides automatic reports and dashboards to warn if a client is falling short of their RMD.

Community Beer Works Update: Kickstarter and Coaster Printing

Community Beer Works Update: Kickstarter and Coaster Printing

After 42 days, Buffalo's newest brewery has raised over $17,000 through their Kickstarter project. Now it's time for them to make the rewards, including the hand-printed coasters! This past week they went to the WNY Book Arts Center to press them and came back with some pictures and video.

Ford Friendship Express Applications are Due Dec. 15

Ford Friendship Express Applications are Due Dec. 15

Local nonprofit organization will drive away in a new Ford van this February

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Today, The Ford Dealers of Western New York issued a reminder that there’s only one week remaining for nonprofit organizations in the WNY-area to apply for a new van through the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program. The deadline to submit applications is next Thursday, December 15 for all eligible groups.

Think Local for the Holidays

Think Local for the Holidays

Finding the right holiday gifts can be as simple as looking in your own backyard. Shopping locally makes a big impact not only on your Christmas list but encourages local economy and prosperity. Shopping locally can save you both time and money and if you live in the WNY area there are so many unique shops within walking distance to choose from when doing your holiday shopping.  Its important to keep in mind how locally owned businesses benefit neighborhoods and communities. The money spent at locally owned businesses impacts your community over three times more than shopping at your local mall or national chains.

FoodBank of WNY: Rock in the Holidays: Babeville: Dec 14

FoodBank of WNY: Rock in the Holidays: Babeville: Dec 14

"Rock in the Holidays" with tunes4food on Wed, Dec. 14, 7pm, featuring Grace Stumberg, Pete Mroz and Free Henry, at the Ninth Ward in Babeville,

341 Delaware Ave, to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.

Crowley Webb Announces 25 Hour Workday Contest Winner

Crowley Webb Announces 25 Hour Workday Contest Winner

 Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency in Buffalo, is pleased to announce the winner of their Twenty-Five Hour Workday contest: You and Who. In honor of their 25th anniversary – celebrated earlier this year – Crowley Webb partnered with Business First to create the contest. The prize is an ad campaign for one deserving local startup produced in one marathon, non-stop, 25-hour day.

Founded in September 2010, You and Who works with artists from around the country to design custom t-shirts. For each sold, the company donates matching items and meals to organizations that help those in need. You and Who won the contest with 47% of the total votes.

The runners up were Triad Recycle Energy Corporation on River Road in Tonawanda and Community Beer Works on Lafayette Avenue in Buffalo.

Profiles in CBW: Greg Patterson-Tanski, Architect Extraordinaire

Profiles in CBW: Greg Patterson-Tanski, Architect Extraordinaire

Buffalo's newest brewery, Community Beer Works, plans to be open and producing beer in early 2012. While their Kickstarter project is open and raising money to help pay for the construction on their building, the owners are taking time to introduce themselves to the world.

This week, Architect Extraordinaire Greg Patterson-Tanski discusses his history in the community and how his job will one day include ordering toilet paper while giving tips on how not to get sent to the hospital while building a walk-in cooler.