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Buffalo Niagara's second medical corridor, small furniture maker, regional stocks sag, and senior dicsounts...

From Business Today:

The Buffalo Niagara region has a second medical corridor that has grownDr. Lillis  up around the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst. The area includes dozens of doctors' offices and giant medical practices that have built small private hospitals that can handle outpatient surgeries and complex diagnostics. The concentration of medical offices serves a different purpose from the downtown Buffalo medical corridor, which focuses on research, education and often more serious medical conditions. The Northtowns cluster has sprung up to serve the aging and growing population there.

Colecraft Commercial Furnishings is a small furniture maker carrying on the long tradition in the Jamestown area. Located in neighboring Falconer, the maker of custom office furniture has found that Colecraft2

close customer service and the ability to handle smaller projects have given it a niche to compete against the large international furniture makers.

Publicly traded companies in the Buffalo Niagara region had a miserable third quarter. It was the worst showing for the local stocks since the first quarter of 2009. Only two of the 19 companies saw their stocks rise - Taylor Devices and Astronics.

Craft beer brewers, including Buffalo's own Flying Bison Brewing Co., are considering expanding their production capacity to meet demand. Some products, it seems,FLYING BISON  can do well in a slow economy.

In MoneySmart, find a rundown of some of the special deals senior citizens can find. There are a surprising number of them.

Who is getting hired, promoted or honored?

Recent area real estate transactions...

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