From Business Today:
Bankruptcy filings have dropped again in Western New York. In October, they were down by more than 20 percent. The decline is attributed to tighter credit, fewer foreclosures and the prohibitive cost of filing.
New cases fell to 531 last month, compared to 721 during the same month in 2010. It's the lowest number since January and the lowest October tally in at least a decade. In Buffalo, there were 360 filings, which is down 23.1 percent from last year.
Local activists want to help Western New Yorkers save money by teaching them how to use coupons. Buffalo ReUse will host a "Couponing 101" class Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 2016 Genesee Street. The cost is $5 and includes snacks. For more information, e-mail Mjohnson@buffaloreuse.org or call 885-4131.
Five local auto repairs shops are getting top honors from AAA. The repair shops to win AAA's "Top Shop" awards are in Batavia, North Tonawanda, Hamburg and Kenmore. Winners were chosen based on rates of customer satisfaction, which were determined by evaluation cards filled out by customers.
Who is getting hired, promoted and honored?
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