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NY Designer Spotlight: Torresgrossa Fashions

NY Designer Spotlight: Torresgrossa Fashions

The production of handbags and purses is often considered the most labor intensive than many other industries. New technology is considered to be the key to increasing growth and profitability and keeping more production jobs in the United States. According to industry statistics, there were an estimated 517 establishments engaged in manufacturing women's handbags and purses of leather, or other materials, except precious metals.

Marketing Pro Seth Godin to Speak in Buffalo; Ad Club Expects Event to Sell Out

Marketing Pro Seth Godin to Speak in Buffalo; Ad Club Expects Event to Sell Out

BUFFALO, NY –  Seth Godin has presented to millions of people at public events and at companies including: Disney, Cadillac, eBay, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, American Eagle, Eddie Bauer and more; And twice spoke at the prestigious TED.org conference.

On April 4, the author, entrepreneur, public speaker and Buffalo-native returns home to speak about the transformation of traditional business models to the new “connection economy,” and specifically the opportunity that lies ahead for our city.

“Buffalo has the chance to leap from being a leader of the industrial age to a similar standing in the connection one that we’re now living in. The doors are open, but we have to choose to step forward,” said Godin.

Jacobs Takes Major Step in Going Paperless

Jacobs Takes Major Step in Going Paperless

Will save time and money

Erie County, NY – County Clerk Jacobs announced a major accomplishment in his effort to use technology to save time for customers and money for the taxpayer. Nearly 25,000 documents that have historically come into the Clerk’s Office in paper-form every year are now coming into the office electronically.

“This is very significant because we have had one full-time employee assigned solely to this task to process all this paperwork. This employee is now ‘freed-up’ to be able to do other critical tasks, like getting our customers in-and-out of the office more quickly,” said County Clerk Chris Jacobs. The innovation is also saving money in costly paper and postage he said.

The Resource Training Center Joins Spring it On Fundraising Event

The Resource Training Center Joins Spring it On Fundraising Event

The Resource Training Center (TRTC), a nonprofit organization based in Amherst specializing in the training, education and support of groups and individuals dealing with issues pertaining to substance abuse, is taking part in Spring it On, a 24-hour give-a-thon sponsored by the United Way. Buffalo Niagara’s Day of Giving will take place on Friday, March 1.

Sen. Grisanti to Host Small Business Seminar on Social Media Marketing

Sen. Grisanti to Host Small Business Seminar on Social Media Marketing

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) and the Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center will host “Facebook Tips For Small Business” on Tuesday, February 19 in the Bulger Communications Building on the Buffalo State campus.

The event is scheduled to begin at 4 pm and will feature guest presenter Kevin Evanetski, the founder of “Social Yeah,” a boutique social media agency that manages Facebook marketing for several large clients based in Western New York.

Kevin Evanetski will share marketing strategies and offer “best practices” for small business owners and their employees.  This seminar is designed for groups that already have an active page and need to learn more about how to increase exposure and engage an audience.  Evanetski will be joined by Tony Maggiotto of the Buffalo SBDC for a question-and-answer session.

ECMC Opens New On-Campus Nursing Home

ECMC Opens New On-Campus Nursing Home

Erie County Medical Center Corp. recently dedicated its new $103 million, 390-bed nursing home on the ECMC Health Campus on Grider Street, and began receiving patients Saturday.

Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility, named for the design feature of multiple terraces providing outside areas for residents, replaces the 87-year-old Erie County nursing home in Alden. Terrace View also combines in one location existing long-term care beds from ECMC.

Patients will be transferred from Alden into the new facility today and from the Skilled Nursing Facility at ECMC on Sunday.

Local Designer Featured in NYC

Local Designer Featured in NYC

NY fashion week kicked off this week and one local designer is being featured at SBFW Feb 10 at Metro Pavilion in NYC. SBFW is named one of the top 5 "must attend" events during fashion week by CBS and Forbes.

Tamora Lee is a local jewelry house based out of WNY the brand creates high fashion Eco friendly accessories.Tamora Lee Accessories was created with the sole purpose of providing fashionistas with the hottest and latest accessories in the fashion industry. Tamora Lee accessories are very eco friendly working with non traditional and recycled materials which includes gemstones, leather, brass, silver, gold filled, feathers, beads, crystal, semi precious and suede in an array of colors and styles. They sell cuffs, necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and hair accessories.