From Business Today:
Buffalo Filter has completed a move from its Amherst facility to a new $5 million site in the Town of Lancaster. At 50,000 square feet, the new, modern building has twice as much space as the Amherst site. Still, the company plans an expansion that will double the operation in size. The new facility allows for better work flow, boasts a gym for employees and has an outdoor picnic area and walking path in the works. The company, which makes surgical medical devices, employs 70 people and has annual sales of $14 million.
There are still 10 slots available for the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Core program. The program, which offers training and mentoring, begins Sept. 8. To enter the program, entrepreneurs are encouraged to have been in business for at least three years. Applicants will go through an interview process and then are selected by an advisory board. To apply, click here. At left is Joyce DeLong, owner of the Insty-Prints in Cheektowaga and one of the program's graduates.
Ever since Groupon started raking in cash in 2008 by offering daily deals from local companies, several others have jumped on the bandwagon. Consumers are now swamped with e-mails from deal sites and have come up with their own strategies for picking through them to find the best value. And great deals do abound! At right, Joy Kuebler takes advantage of a 30-minute flying lesson she scored for more than half off.
Flying lessons for $44? Surely, you can't be serious!