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By Samantha Christmann » 9:20 AM

The Coolest Cooler crowdfunding campaign just became the highest-funded Kickstarter campaign ever. With three days to go, nearly 48,000 backers have pledged more than $10.3 million to get the Coolest cooler into production. The original project goal was $50,000. The Coolest is a cooler with a blender, bluetooth speaker, USB… Read more »

By Grove Potter » Friday, August 1, 2014

First Niagara Financial Group this week announced James K. Ciroli was leaving the bank effective Friday as its principal accounting officer for a job with an undisclosed employer. Now we know where the 49-year-old Ciroli is headed: Michigan-based Flagstar Bancorp,… Read more

By » Thursday, July 31, 2014

It may not seem like a big deal: just a few toy cars for children to climb on and dart past on a colorful carpet emblazoned with winding roadways. It’s a place for tired parents and grandparents to grab a… Read more

By » Thursday, July 31, 2014

Victoria’s Secret is about to double its presence at Boulevard Mall in Amherst. The lingerie retailer will open spin-off store PINK this fall in the former Abercrombie Kids space near the Guest Services Kiosk. PINK, which sells loungewear and accessories… Read more

By » Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ok, so we’ve somehow gotten used to Christmas commercials popping up well before Thanksgiving. And we barely bat an eyelash anymore when the Back-to-School promotions roll out just weeks after graduation. But Halloween in July? Really? I could barely believe… Read more

By » Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We did a story last month about the continued popularity of merchandise surrounding Disney’s smash hit movie “Frozen.” Eight months after the movie hit theaters, manufacturers are still struggling to keep up, leaving retailer shelves empty and parents desperately searching… Read more

By » Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Erin Horton, executive chef at Orchard Fresh supermarket in Orchard Park, won the “best side dish or mini meal” category at this year’s Supermarket Chef Showdown in Chicago. The Supermarket Chef Showdown is an annual recipe competition presented by the… Read more

By Grove Potter » Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The General Motors Components Holdings plant in Lockport and the University at Buffalo are keeping up a tradition this summer. Four undergraduates from UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are working as interns for 11 weeks at the thermal… Read more

By Grove Potter » Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cameron International Corp.’s search for a buyer for its centrifugal compression division, which includes a plant in Cheektowaga, continues. Houston-based Cameron has said it intends to sell the division by the end of the year. Its Cheektowaga plant is on… Read more

By » Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Buffalo News teamed up with a company called Workplace Dynamics to survey area employees about where they work to determine the best places to work. It is a process The News plans to continue in future years, building participation… Read more
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